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Truck & Van News: F-650 and F-750, Transit, Sprinter 4x4, Kenworth T880

Many truck and van headlines hit the last few weeks with the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis and other OEM and vendor updates, from the Ford redesigns on the 2016 F-650 and F-750 to a new Sprinter 4x4 model coming to the U.S.

Report: Telematics to Dominate Non-Trucking Fleets By 2019

Telematics technologies and services, which were first adopted by the long-haul trucking industry, should reach 50 million vehicles in the coming five years, ABI Research predicts.

Screenshot via Nissan.

Nissan Teases 2015 Murano for New York Auto Show

Nissan has confirmed its revamp of the Murano mid-size SUV for the 2015 model year and released a short teaser video showing the side of the vehicle.

Georgia Power recently donated an all-electric 2013 Nissan Leaf to the Atlanta Police Foundation at a special event held March 20 at Washington Park in southwest Atlanta. (Photo via flickr)

Georgia Power Donates Nissan Leaf to Atlanta Police Foundation

The car, fully-equipped with police graphics, emergency lights, speakers and sirens, will be used by the Atlanta Police Department (APD) Path Force Unit to provide public safety for the Atlanta BeltLine, its surrounding parks, and neighborhoods.

Photo by Paul Clinton.

DISH Propane Autogas Vans Roll Onto SoCal Streets

DISH Network deployed 47 propane autogas vans in Southern California to reduce fuel costs and emissions for the satellite broadcast provider as part of a roll-out of 200 such vehicles in five metropolitan areas.

Economic Watch: New Construction Down Slightly

After the strong finish to last year, the construction start statistics have shown lackluster activity during the first two months of 2014, totaling an annual rate $486.7 billion last month.

2014 Nissan Rogue photo courtesy of Nissan.

Video: 2014 Nissan Rogue Earns Top IIHS Safety Score

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives the newly redesigned crossover the highest possible overall ranking for crashworthiness.

Ryder Opens New Truck Maintenance & Rental Facility

Ryder System, Inc., a commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions provider, announced the grand opening of its new truck maintenance and rental facility in Schertz, Texas.

Navistar's medium-duty SCR transition began in September 2013 with the International DuraStar and the Cummins ISB 6.7L engine. MaxxForce 9 and MaxxForce 10 engines with SCR will be available exclusively on the International DuraStar and International WorkStar vehicles. (PHOTO: Navistar)

Navistar Adds SCR to DuraStar & WorkStar 9.0L, 10.0L Engines

Navistar, Inc. announced it will add selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emissions technology to its high horsepower mid-range engines starting this summer.

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Announces New Commercial Tire Business Head

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) announced that Kurt Danielson has been promoted to president, U.S. & Canada Commercial Tire Sales.

GM Adds 74 Dealers to Business Elite Program

By adding 74 dealers, General Motors’ commercial dealership-based Business Elite program has grown 16% in its first year.

Photo of high-roof 2015 Transit courtesy of Ford.

2015 Ford Transit Arrives in June

Ford Motor Co. will roll out its new full-size 2015 Transit van in at least four phases starting in June with three versions based on the long wheelbase, Ford fleet executives said Wednesday at an advance planning meeting.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

2015 Ford F-150 Gets LED Headlights

Ford Motor Co. is upgrading the headlights on its next-gen signature pickup truck by adding LEDs rather than halogen bulbs to the 2015 F-150.

Hertz Spins Off Equipment Rental Company

Hertz Corp. is spinning off its Hertz Equipment Rental Corp. (HERC) as a separately traded entity that will remain one of the largest global equipment rental companies.

Customers can work with their dealer using Navistar's Diamond Logic Builder software to custom program almost any electrical feature.

Navistar Bundles Diamond Logic

Navistar, Inc. announced new Diamond Logic feature bundles specific to the vocational truck market.

CASE Construction Equipment unveiled a one-of-a-kind, Ram Laramie Longhorn-inspired 580 Super N Wide Track backhoe loader.

Ram Truck & CASE Unveil One-of-a-Kind Backhoe

The backhoe, which features the iconic Ram Laramie Longhorn two-tone black and white gold paint scheme, will tour the country at Ram- and CASE-sponsored events with a new Ram 3500 Laramie Longhorn Crew Cab 4x4 truck.

NTEA's 2014 Fleet Purchasing Outlook Available

Highlights from the 2014 outlook include information such as for 46 percent of fleets, the average truck age is increasing and 30 percent intend to increase the number of trucks in their fleets in the coming year.

DISH propane autogas Ford E-250 van, displayed at the 2013 Work Truck Show. (PHOTO: Lauren Fletcher).

DISH Readies Initial Propane Autogas Vehicles

DISH will show 47 of its 200 newly commissioned clean-burning propane autogas vehicles this week that will serve Southern California customers of the satellite broadcast provider.

Photo of 2014 Chevrolet Express courtesy of General Motors.

New GM Recall Pulls In Express, Savana Vans

General Motors will recall 303,000 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans from six model years amid a broadening internal and external evaluation of the company's handling of vehicle safety.

OEMs Outline Advancements in Clean Diesel Technology

Developing and manufacturing advanced clean diesel technology to meet 2014 EPA standards for construction, industrial, and farm equipment was a complex and challenging process, according to several leading manufacturers exhibiting at the CONEXPO CON/AGG 2014 convention.

Video: Ohio Edison Worker Thrown from Bucket Truck

An Ohio Edison lineman in Springfield had to be taken to the hospital March 4 after being ejected from the bucket truck he was working in, according to the Dayton Daily News.

Supreme Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Supreme Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of specialized commercial vehicles, including truck bodies, trolleys, and specialty vehicles, kicked off its 40th anniversary celebration at the 2014 NTEA show in Indianapolis.

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GM Names Director of Commercial Product

John Schwegman replaces Joyce Mattman as director of commercial product for GM Fleet & Commercial on April 1.

IMPCO's Bi-Fuel Trucks Hit the Streets

IMPCO Automotive has obtained certification by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Environmental Protective Agency (EPA) for its bi-fuel systems installed in the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and GMC Sierra 2500HD pickup trucks.

Cox has invested in the Mercedes Benz Sprinter and over the last year has so far replaced more than 1,500 Chevrolet Express and Ford E-Series models with the diesel van.

Cox Looks to Sprinter and Hybrid Vans for Better MPG

In providing updates on the Cox Conserves sustainability program and how fleet has helped the company achieve its efficiency goals, Cox Enterprises has made some significant changes in its van choice and spec standardizations, and is considering a hybrid van pilot program.

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