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The 2014 Dodge Durango R/T model. Photo courtesy Chrysler.

Chrysler Details Highway MPG and MSRP for 2014 Dodge Durango

Chrysler detailed the highway fuel economy figures for its 2014-MY Dodge Durango, which is boosted by the new eight-speed automatic transmission the automaker previously announced for the vehicle.

SUVs Show Strong Retention Values in July

Used vehicles model-years 2007-2011 overall depreciated -1.4 percent in July, slightly more than the -1.3 percent pace in June and -1 percent level in May. Domestic trucks were -1.4 percent and import trucks were -1.3 percent.

Cadec & FuelQuest Partner

Cadec Global, which helps companies stay connected to their fleets, announced a partnership with FuelQuest, the leading on-demand software and services company for the global downstream energy industry.

DEF Tracker: Tote Refill Prices Drop

This month, tote refill prices drop, DEF truck stop prices remain stable, and additional price reference locations have been added.

The Remembrance Rescue Project acquired Rescue 4 after its removal from service and completely restored it in September 2011. It now operates from Texas. The Project acquired the last of the surviving FDNY rescues, Rescue 5, in December 2011 and operates it from Chicago.

Transportation Industry Bands Together to Support Firefighters

As the nation prepares to commemorate the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, some of the largest corporations in trucking and transportation have banded together to support a unique memorial effort for firefighters who gave their lives in the line of duty.

One of SoCalGas’ most popular fleet vehicles is this dedicated CNG Chevrolet Silverado C2500 truck with a utility body upfit.

How SoCalGas Uses Replacement Cycles to Fast Track CNG Initiatives

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has a goal to acquire 1,000 new natural gas vehicles over a five-year period through 2016. Tony Orta, SoCalGas manager of asset management, provides an overview of this goal and the strategies used to get there.

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KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA Names Northeastern Sales Representative

KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA announced the appointment of Terry Ober as a Northeastern sales representative. A motivated sales and business leader, Ober comes to KOBELCO with more than 12 years experience in business development and construction equipment marketing.

BBB Industries Acquires Assets of Caliper Company QBR Brake, Inc.

BBB Industries and QBR Brake jointly announced that BBB Industries, LLC has acquired substantially all of the assets of QBR Brake, Inc. of Stockton, Calif.

JASPER President/COO Zach Bawel accepts the certification from Beth Gonzalez, VPP Team Leader for the Indiana Department of Labor.

Jasper's Crawford County Remanufacturing Facility Earns VPP Star Safety Certification

The Indiana Department of Labor has announced the Star Certification of Jasper Engines and Transmissions’ Crawford County, Ind., remanufacturing facility in Indiana’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).

Chevron’s Delo Truck, an 80-foot interactive experience, will be on display in the 70,000 sq.-ft. exhibit hall at the 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo.

Chevron’s Delo to Bring Educational Truck to Green Fleet Conference

With the exhibit hall filling up fast for the 2013 Green Fleet Conference Oct. 1-2 in Phoenix, the Chevron company Delo will bring its 80-foot, rolling education center for attendees to check out its premium performance engine oils, lubricants and coolants.

Now in the latter stages of development and testing, the available Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine has been optimized for the next generation Titan as a result of the partnership between Cummins and Nissan.

Nissan to Equip Next-Generation Titan Pickup with New Cummins Turbo Diesel Engine

At the kickoff of Nissan 360, an industry showcase of Nissan's global product and technology portfolio, the company announced it will offer a newly-developed Cummins V-8 turbodiesel in its next-generation full-size pickup.

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and High Country and GMC Sierra and Sierra Denali 1500 are the first pickup trucks to receive the highest possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration changed its New Car Assessment Program for the 2011 model year.

2014 Silverado and Sierra Earn 5-Star NHTSA Ratings Under New System

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and High Country and the GMC Sierra and Sierra Denali 1500 are the first pickup trucks to receive the highest possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety since NHTSA changed its New Car Assessment Program for the 2011 model-year.

Monster Equipment Hires New Sales Staff as It Expands to Offer Bucket and Sign Crane Truck Rentals

Commercial equipment dealership strengthens its sales staff as they add bucket trucks and sign crane trucks to their already extensive selection of roll-off trucks, dump trucks and other utility vehicles.

The Langdale Fuel station will offer public access to CNG fuel for transportation vehicles. (Photo courtesy of AGL)

Atlanta Gas Debuts First Station in Its New CNG Program

The new station – built and maintained by Langdale Fuel, an affiliate of The Langdale Company – is the first of five CNG stations awarded contracts to go into service under the Atlanta Gas Light (AGL) CNG Program.

Maine Utility Offers $15K Grants to Promote Plug-In Electric Vehicle Use

Central Maine Power Company is offering up to $15,000 to each selected organization to support the lease or purchase of plug-in electric vehicles. A portion of the grant may also be applied toward the purchase and installation of a Level 2 or 3 charging station.

DISH Getting Ready to Roll Out New Propane Autogas Vans

DISH plans to start rolling out propane autogas-fueled Ford E-250 cargo vans in its fleet this fall in 10 DISH service facilities across five metro areas.

The new bucket trucks are capable of reaching upwards of 60 feet and will be assigned to the line crews. (Photo courtesy of Guam Power Authority)

Guam Power Authority Adds First New Bucket Trucks in Over 6 Years

With these new additions, GPA can continue ongoing maintenance and capital improvement work, including streetlight repairs, outage response, and service calls.

AutoTrader.com Launches Commercial Inventory Listing Program For Chevrolet And GMC Business Elite Dealers

AutoTrader.com launched a new vehicle commercial inventory listing program for Chevrolet and GMC Business Elite dealers, which will enable them to differentiate their commercial truck and van listings on the site and create program awareness with small business owners.

Omaha Standard PALFINGER Assigns New Dealer

Omaha Standard PALFINGER has assigned Cannon Truck Equipment as a new dealer for PAL Pro Mechanic Trucks, Telescopic Service Cranes, hoists, and pick-up liftgates throughout the state of Michigan.

Yellowstone National Park fire response vehicle with Michelin tires.

Michelin to Continue Donating Advanced Tires to Yellowstone National Park

Michelin North America, Inc. announced it will continue providing tires to Yellowstone National Park by renewing its commitment to the Yellowstone Park Foundation (YPF).

Cummins Celebrates Production of 1.5 Millionth Engine at Jamestown Engine Plant

Established in 1974, the Jamestown Engine Plant is one of the top five heavy-duty diesel engine producers worldwide with production in recent years typically exceeding 100,000 engines annually.

Time is Running Out for Your Chance to Win a 2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Deadline to enter is Aug. 31, 2013. Enter now for your chance to win!

Why Re-refined Motor Oil Could Work for Your Fleet

At the 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo you’ll hear about two fleet case studies that delve into re-refined motor oil and how it lowered their maintenance costs and furthered their sustainability goals.

More than 500 pickup trucks were on parade and display. A grand total of 386 pickup trucks officially qualified to meet the strict requirements and parade standards as specified by Guinness World Records rules.

Pickup Trucks from Across Rural America Break Guinness World Record

Thousands of devoted pickup truck enthusiasts and RURAL RADIO fans from across the country descended on Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 3, 2013 to help set the new Guinness World Records for the world’s Largest Parade of Pickup Trucks.

Venchurs will offer both bi-fuel and dedicated options for the F-150, and will give customers the flexibility to choose from three GGE options: 12.8GGE, 17.8GGE, or 23.5GGE.

Venchurs Announces CNG Conversions for Ford F-150

Venchurs Vehicle Systems, a CNG conversions provider for Ford Motor Company, will now offer compressed natural gas conversions for the 3.7L Ford F-150.

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James Crocker is director of fleet operations, overseeing purchasing, remarketing, and logistics for Merchants Leasing.

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