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Advanced Disposal Adds Safety Program Fleet Wide

Advanced Disposal, a privately-owned environmental services and solid waste company, has signed an agreed with Lytx to deploy the DriveCam video-based safety solution in its 2,800 advanced disposal vehicles.

NES Rentals Launches Newly Redesigned Website

In addition to providing online equipment rental capabilities, the newly formatted website also provides product images and specifications for all equipment, branch specific information and other new features.

Study Shows Diesel Not Leading Particulate Matter Contributor

A new paper issued by the UNECE concluded that diesel road vehicles were the cause of only a small percentage of particulate matter versus other economic sectors.

Source: IHS Automotive, Polk 2006-2014 new registration data

Class 3-8 Truck Registrations Up 8.3 Percent

While new registrations during the first quarter of the 2014 calendar year exceeded the level achieved during the first quarter of the 2013 calendar year, they actually were down 3 percent from the level achieved during the last quarter of the 2013 calendar yea

Federal-Mogul Vehicle Components Division Renamed Federal-Mogul Motorparts

Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation announced the next step in its ongoing strategy to drive the global growth of its premium products and leading brands.

(SOURCE: NTEA OEM Monthly Chassis Statistics Survey)

Work Truck Industry Forecast Remains Positive

While sales of commercial (box-off) truck chassis fell a bit in February, this slight decline should not be viewed as a change in the current upward trend, as sales tend to be lower in February than they are in December and January.

2015 GMC Sierra HD (PHOTO: GM)

GMC Introduces 2015 Sierra All Terrain HD

The new Sierra All Terrain HD is available on 2500HD and 3500HD double cab and crew cab models, and is offered with SLE or SLT trims – all with 4WD, including an electronically controlled transfer case.

Harry Carver, a Fedex contractor based in Tyler Texas now has one Ford F-59 CNG truck in his fleet and is looking to purchase several more. (PHOTO: WESTPORT)<br />

FedEx Contractor Turns to Natural Gas

A FedEx contracted based in Tyler, Texas, purchased a compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Ford F-59 step van with plans to purchase additional units.

Utilities Use Trucks to Rescue Pilot, Man Stuck in Trees

On two separate occasions, utility workers and their bucket trucks came to the rescue of two men trapped in trees this month -- a pilot in Alaska and a tree trimmer in Indiana.

Screenshot via AF.

Automotive Fleet Launches Van Channel

AutomotiveFleet.com has launched a comprehensive online van resource that allows fleet readers to research the 11 commercial passenger and cargo vans now available.

Entergy Prepares for Storm Season in Weeklong Drill

In preparation for the upcoming hurricane season, hundreds of Entergy employees across the company's utility service territory recently engaged in an intensive storm drill. The drill tracked a fictional hurricane and its potential impact on the Entergy service territory.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Improves Paint Durability for Transit Van

Ford's 2015 Transit van will carry paint with improved durability that will retain 90 percent of its gloss for four years when ordered in white, Ford has announced.

Circle Seal Recalling CNG Valves for Fire Risk

The pressure relief valves, used in compressed natural gas and bi-fuel vehicle fuel tanks, have O-rings that can fail and allow fuel to leak.

Photo illustration courtesy of NCSR.

Report Reveals Red-Light Running Behavior

Red-light runners run red lights most frequently in the afternoon on Fridays, according to a new study on the driver behavior.

Ray LaHood Declares U.S. Highways ‘One Big Pothole’ at ALK Summit

Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood opened the second day of the ALK Technology Summit in Princeton, N.J., on Wednesday by telling attendees that while the U.S. is "the greatest country in the world [our] transportation and infrastructure is a big mess."

IMT Announces New Distributor

Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced the addition of Custom Vehicle Solutions to its distributor network.

The Tacoma was Toyota&#39;s top commercial fleet vehicle in 2013. Photo of 2012-2014 model courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Announces 2015-MY Fleet Incentives

Toyota has released its fleet incentives for 2015-model-year vehicles, as well as order and delivery dates.

Ford Adds Online Parts Tool for Engine Replacement

Online tool makes aftermarket installation parts easier to find and more efficient, accurate to order.

The 2016 Ford F-650 with a dump body configuration.

2016 Ford F-650/F-750 to Offer 3 Diesel Power Ratings

Ford’s 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel engine in the 2016 Ford F-650 and F-750 can be configured for three engine power ratings to optimize vehicle performance for specific vocational needs.

2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty (PHOTO: FORD)

Construction Recovery Spurring Medium-Duty Sales

A recovery in the construction industry is powering increased demand for medium-duty trucks, which has led to increased sales, especially of Ford's F-750 Super Duty truck.

Video: GM Recalls 2.4M Vehicles, Halts SUV Sales

General Motors has ordered dealers to cease sales of its full-size SUVs in a fresh recall that affects 2.43 million vehicles, including Chevrolet Malibu mid-size sedans and Chevrolet Silverado pickups.

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Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence at Two-Year High

More companies are getting back on track and ordering equipment that should have been delivered in the first quarter.

Reducing Medium/Heavy Duty Fatalities with In-Vehicle Video

Fleets operating medium- and heavy-duty trucks could significantly reduce fatalities, collisions, and injuries involving their drivers by using an in-vehicle video system.

Truck and Van News: Daimler Trucks, Ford F-650/750, GMC Sierra Off-Road, Hino Cabovers

A few truck and van news items from the last couple weeks include a new standard fifth wheel on Freightliner and Western Star trucks, as well as three new diesel power ratings on the 2016 Ford F-650 and 750 and an off-road variant of the GMC Sierra HD.

Utility and Telecom Companies Rank High on 2014 Top Fleet Lists

More than 40 utility and telecommunications companies have been identified as being among this year’s Top 300 Commercial Fleets in the U.S., with telecom fleets taking up half the spotlight in the top 10.

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