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Michael Cerilli, Navistar International's VP of marketing, receives the award from Lauren Fletcher, Work Truck Magazine's managing editor.

2014 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Named

The International TerraStar 4x4 was selected as Work Truck magazine's 2014 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year. The award was presented at the 2014 NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

FirstEnergy Adds Crew Status to Outage Maps

FirstEnergy's 24/7 Power Center outage maps now display the status of crews restoring service after a power outage for several of the company's utilities, including Toledo Edison, Jersey Central Power & Light, and Potomoc Edison.

Photo of ISL G natural gas engine courtesy of Cummins Westport.

Cummins Recalling 25K Natural Gas Engines for Fire Risk

The recall affects Cummins Westport ISL G and ISX12 G engines, which are used in a variety of commercial vehicles as well as public transit and school buses.

XL Hybrids Named 'Energy Innovation Pioneer' by IHS Energy

XL Hybrids was given the recognition for its hybrid electric powertrain technology for commercial vans and trucks. IHS Energy said the powertrain system is "highly scalable and significantly reduces fuel consumption."

Photo of medium-duty 2016 beverage truck courtesy of Ford.

Ford's Gaseous-Prep F-650, F-750 Expand NGV Market

Ford's gaseous-prep V-10 engine for its redesigned 2016 F-650 and F-750 trucks offers a forward-thinking option that will open up new fleet markets, vehicle modifiers told AutomotiveFleet.com.

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EPA Tightens Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has raised standards for new-vehicle emissions and required lower sulfur content for gasoline beginning in 2017 under its Tier 3 regulation, the agency announced Monday.

Photo of 2016 F-650 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Redesigns F-650, F-750 Trucks for 2016

Ford introduced redesigned 2016 F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis today that offer improved towing capabilities and a factory gaseous-prep V-10 engine.

IPAF Hits Half a Million Valid PAL Cards Worldwide

A valid PAL Card is international proof that the cardholder has been trained to operate powered access equipment safely and effectively. The International Powered Access Federation's (IPAF) organizes the voluntary safety program.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe being loaded for delivery courtesy of GM.

GM Commercial Fleet Sales Up 8% in 2014

General Motors has increased fleet deliveries into the commercial channel by eight percent in 2014 so far and tacked on a 1 percent increase for February, the automaker announced Monday.

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March Heavy-Equipment, Truck Auctions in Texas, Michigan, Illinois, and Florida

At least four large auctions are taking place this month, and more than 1,100 pieces of equipment are being auctioned, including utility and construction equipment, trailers, and bucket and digger derrick trucks.

Lift directors are called on to review lift plans prior to load handling, then oversee the execution of the lift or load handling activities on the job site. Lift directors must have an understanding of various types of equipment, rigging gear and its limitations, and be able to communicate effectively with riggers, operators, and others on the job site.

Certification for Lift Directors Meets Needs of Contractors in Critical Lift Markets

Crane Institute Certification (CIC) is now available from the CIC and the Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) for lift directors, who play an important role in overseeing, planning, and executing load handling activities on the job site.

Supreme Industries Exits Shuttle Bus Market

Goshen, Ind.,-based Supreme Industries, Inc. has reached an agreement to sell its shuttle-bus business to Elkhart, Ind.,-based Forest River, the company announced Friday.

Photo courtesy of AmeriGasThe Toledo, Ohio AmeriGas Airborne Team.

AmeriGas Volunteers Deliver Propane In Hard-Hit Areas

The AmeriGas Airborne Team, which is a coordinated volunteer program to help deliver gas in areas hit by snow or other extreme weather, has been in extra-high demand this year. Even those not typically behind the wheel stepped outside their normal roles to help get propane where it needed to be.

Photo courtesy of PHH.

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.

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