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Analyst: PHH Arval Could Fetch $650M

PHH Arval could sell for as much as $650 million if the fleet management division were separated from PHH Corp.'s mortgage business, a Wall Street analyst told AutomotiveFleet.com.

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Leggett and Platt Names VP Over Commercial Vehicle Products

Leggett and Platt's Commercial Vehicle Products (CVP) has elevated Brad Wagoner to vice president of sales and marketing, the van upfitter announced Thursday.

Photo courtesy of PHH Arval.

PHH Arval Opens First Commercial Truck Center

PHH Arval has opened its first commercial truck center in the country in Virginia Beach to offer its off-lease truck inventory, the fleet management company announced Thursday.

Trailers offered by Schneider are 1999-2004 model-year 53-foot dry vans.

Schneider Selling Used Fleet Trailers

Schneider will add 5,700 trailers to its offering of used equipment for sale.

Cummins ISL-G medium-duty CNG engine

Diesel Slides, CNG Rises in Commercial Truck Engines

Diesel-powered engines remained the dominant fuel powering newly registered commercial trucks in 2013, as vehicle owners continued pushing adoption of natural gas powerplants, according to Polk.

Mon Power lineman demonstrating new computer technology in his truck that helps him work more efficiently: pic.twitter.com/ErLzVpwbqK

Mon Power to Install Laptops in Service Vehicles in $2.3M Project

Mon Power, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., is spending $2.3 million to install laptop computers in more than 250 line trucks and other field vehicles to enhance service and better manage repair work, routing, and reliability upgrades more efficiently.

The 2014-MY Ram 1500 EcoDiesel began shipping to dealers in late February.

Video: 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Trucks Shipped

Ram Trucks began shipping Ram 1500 EcoDiesel trucks to U.S. dealers from the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan on Wednesday.

ALI Certifies 100th Lift Inspector

More than 650 additional candidates, representing 417 companies across the United States and Canada, are enrolled in the program and working toward certification.

Penske Used Trucks Opens New Commercial Dealership

Penske Used Trucks announced it has opened a commercial truck dealership in Torrance, Calif., where it will sell used light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks, trailers, and related equipment.

Photo of 2011 F-550 Super Duty courtesy of Ford.

Ford Dominates New Commercial Vehicle Registrations

Ford retained its dominant market share in new commercial vehicle registrations in all gross vehicle weights in 2013 and Mercedes-Benz saw a sharp uptick in Sprinter van registrations, according to Polk.

Photo from General Motors.The 2015-MY Chevrolet Silverado.

Fleet Buyers to Benefit from Pickup Towing Standard

A standardized tow specification being adopted by Detroit automakers for 2015 model-year light-duty pickup trucks will improve safety and ease purchasing for fleet buyers, sources told AutomotiveFleet.com.

XL Hybrids and Knapheide Mark Completion of 100th Fleet Powertrain Installation

XL Hybrids, Inc. and Knapheide Manufacturing Company have announced that Knapheide has completed more than 100 installations of XL Hybrids’ XL3 powertrain on fleet vehicles.

ARI Wins Bronze at 2014 Stevie Awards

ARI received a bronze award in the Customer Service Training Team of the Year category in the eighth annual Stevie Awards for sales and customer service. The awards were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on Friday at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

Photo via Advanced Disposal.

Detroit Outsources Refuse Collection

The City of Detroit has privatized waste management services as part of its bankruptcy recovery plan and is auctioning off its aging fleet of refuse trucks. Last week, the city awarded $122.6 million in contracts to two commercial haulers for the work.

Ryder Web Portal Simplifies Fleet Visibility & Compliance

Ryder System, Inc. has launched the Ryder Fleet Management Portal, an online tool designed to help customers simplify fleet management activities to improve visibility, compliance, and decision making.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado. Photo courtesy of General Motors.

GM Requests Exemption to Avoid Silverado, Sierra Recall

An electronic glitch can affect the instrument cluster when the driver uses steering-wheel controls to select songs from an external device. But the momentary problem poses no safety risk, GM says.

City of Marion Debates Lease vs. Own for New Bucket Truck

The Marion City Council ended up approving a lease-lease agreement with Altec Capital for a new truck that would cost the City $86,157 over a five-year period. At the end of five years, the City has the option to purchase the vehicle for its fair market value cost or enter a new lease for a new truck.

Dave Doolin

Former NESCO Regional Manager Joins Utility Fleet Team

Dave Doolin was appointed Feb. 8 to the position of division manager – rental & outside sales at Utility Fleet. Doolin’s career spans nearly 20 years in the utility construction equipment industry, including serving as a regional manager at NESCO Rentals.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe courtesy of GM.

Fuel Economy Up 10% on GM's 2015 Large SUVs

General Motors has raised the fuel economy on its lineup of large SUVs by at least 10 percent on the highway for the 2015 model-year, the automaker announced.

A 2013 Nissan Frontier pickup truck.

Nissan Recalling Frontier Trucks to Address Fire Risk

A circuit breaker installed improperly may create an electrical short that could lead to a fire, NHTSA warns.

Truck News: Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Ford F-150, Freightliner S2G, Chevy Silverado HD

Catch up on some of the latest truck news, from Ford announcing its new aluminum body on the 2015 F-150 to General Motors' new CNG-capable Silverado HD models.

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Work Truck magazine will be tweeting live coverage from The Work Truck Show, being held March 5-7 in Indianapolis.

Donlen Named Top Outsourcing Provider

Donlen announced today that they have been selected by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) in the Leader category for The 2014 Global Outsourcing 100 service providers listing.

President Obama announced new truck fuel-economy standards at the Safeway Distribution Center in Upper Marlboro, Md.

Truckers Speak Out Against Obama's Fuel Economy Rules

The nation's largest group of medium- and heavy-duty truck drivers criticized President Obama's new fuel-economy rules, which they said would put the price of new trucks out of reach of many truckers.

Screenshot via Clean Fuels Ohio.

Ohio Considers $16M Gas Vehicle Conversion Fund

Ohio lawmakers are considering setting up a $16 million vehicle conversion fund for commercial fleet operators to convert fleet vehicles to run on natural gas or propane autogas.

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