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Photo of 2014 Highlander assembly courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Expands Highlander Production

Toyota is investing $100 million into its Princeton, Ind., operation so it can boost production of the Highlander mid-size SUV by summer of 2016, the automaker has announced.

Photo of the 2015 Frontier courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Sets Pricing for 2015 Frontier Pickup

Nissan's 2015 Frontier mid-size pickup starts at $17,990 for the Frontier S King Cab 4x2 with an inline. The vehicle has arrived at dealer lots, Nissan has announced.

Economic Watch: Construction Starts Index Hits Highest Level of the Year

New construction starts in July climbed 6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $588.8 billion, according to industry date provider McGraw Hill Construction.

Warner Bodies Moves into New Facility

Warner Bodies, a manufacturer of service bodies, crane trucks, haulers, fire/rescue trucks, brush trucks and custom vehicles is celebrating its move into a completely remodeled 240,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Elwood, Ind.

Photo courtesy of Adrian Steel.

Adrian Steel Releases Ford Transit Packages

Adrian Steel Company has released its new line of upfit products for Ford's 2015 Transit van that include shelving, partitions, ladder racks, and trade packages for the low-, medium-, and high-roof versions.

Puget Sound Energy LNG Facility Approved by Port of Tacoma

The facility will provide an opportunity to serve local transportation companies looking to shift from traditional fuel sources to cleaner LNG.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe courtesy of GM.

GM's 2015-MY Large SUVs Meet Towing Standard

As the Detroit automakers begin rolling out pickup trucks that meet a new SAE towing standard, General Motors has extended the standard to its redesigned full-size SUVs for the 2015 model year.

Photo: Westport

EPA Certifies Westport's 2015-MY CNG Trucks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified dedicated CNG versions of Ford's E-450, F-450, F-550, F-650, and F-59 equipped with the Westport WiNG Power System and 6.8L V-10 engine.

Western Star Offers Neway ADZ Suspensions

Western Star Truck Sales, Inc., is now offering Neway ADZ Series Heavy-Duty Drive Axle Air Suspensions by SAF-HOLLAND as an option for Western Star 4800, 4900 and 6900 truck models.


Auto Truck Group Announces New Fleet Sales Appointments

To embrace double-digit growth, Auto Truck Group, a work truck upfitter specializing in the design, manufacture, and installation of equipment has announced new sales management roles designed to achieve greater customer focus and responsiveness.

Propane Industry Unveils New Logo, Tagline

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has launched a new logo and brand identity for propane — PROPANE Clean American Energy.

Empire District Reaches Historic Safety Milestone

Previously, the highest milestone reached by the company had been 1,500,000 hours, which had been reached only twice in the company’s 105-year history.

Peterbilt Expands Technician Institute

After graduating its first class of students earlier this year, the Peterbilt Technician Institute (PTI) has expanded to a second location in Lisle, Ill.

Photo: GM

2015-MY Silverado Adds 11 Percent More Torque

The 2015-MY Chevrolet Silverado will have 11 percent greater torque capacity than the previous model thanks to its all-new GM-developed Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed transmission, according to the automaker.

Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel (PHOTO: CUMMINS)

Cummins 6.7L Engine First to Meet Emissions Regulations

The Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel powers the Ram heavy-duty lineup, and is the first medium-duty diesel engine in the 8,501-14,000-pound GVWR segment to be certified to the new 2015 LEV III standards.

NHTSA Promotes Two Connected-Car Technologies to Prevent Crashes

The agency released a report assessing such connected-car applications as left turn assist and intersection movement assist, which could save as many as 1,083 lives annually, according to estimates.

The FiberPanel (HC) HoneyComb body is available in 12-, 14-, and 16-foot lengths, with 96-inch width and interior heights of 85, 91, or 97 inches.  (PHOTO: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America)

Mitsubishi Fuso FE130 Offers Lightweight Body

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) has announced that its 2015 Canter FE130 medium-duty work truck (13,200 lb. GVWR) is now available with a Supreme FiberPanel (HC) HoneyComb dry van body.

Photo of 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Denali courtesy of GM. Picks 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 HD As Top 1-Ton Pickup has selected the 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 HD as the top 1-ton heavy duty pickup in a challenge powered by and

International DuraStar reefer truck. (PHOTO: International)

Navistar Offers Allison Transmission FuelSense Package

Navistar, Inc. announced it is offering the Allison Transmission FuelSense fuel-efficiency package on its medium-duty and vocational International truck models.

Nominations Extended for Sustainability All Stars

The award recognizes fleet professionals who have made significant contributions to fleet environmental sustainability, such as deploying alternative-fuel vehicles or implementing idle-reduction policies.


'Automotive Fleet' Editor Delivering Web Exclusives Via Twitter

Mike Antich, editor of Automotive Fleet magazine, is now sharing the latest automotive fleet news on Twitter. To see what Antich has to say about the latest trends in the fleet management industry, follow him (@mikeantich).

Video: Oklahoma Electric Utility Employee Killed in Railroad Accident

Bob Waterson, an Edmond Electric employee for nearly 34 years, was struck and killed by a train while working. He was 57.


New Head of Ram Truck Named

Chrysler Group has elevated Robert Hegbloom to head of its Ram Truck brand. Hegbloom replaces Reid Bigland, who has been named head of the Alfa Romeo brand as Chrysler reintroduces Alfa Romeo into North America after more than two decades.

U.S. DOE Awards $55M for EV Development

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $55 million to projects expected to advance battery-electric vehicle technology and adaption for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles.

Photo of 2014 Transit Connect cargo van courtesy of Ford.

Ford Transit Connect Sales Rise 29 Percent

Sales of Ford's Transit Connect cargo van and wagon increased 27 percent in the second quarter compared to the same period a year ago, Ford has announced.


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