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Chevrolet has unveiled the 2015-MY Colorado mid-size pickup.

Chevrolet Unveils All-New 2015 Colorado Mid-Size Pickup

Chevrolet has reentered the mid-size truck market in the U.S. with debut of the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado. The new Colorado will feature a 2.5L I-4 engine as standard.

Positive Forecast for Work Truck Application Markets

Across the board, IHS Global Insight numbers can be seen as a positive for the work truck industry.

2014 Nissan Rogue Offers Updated Technology

New dynamic technologies on Nissan's all-new 2014 Rogue include such features as Active Trace Control, Active Engine Braking, and Active Ride Control.

The testing program was modeled for a fleet size of 40 trucks with hydraulic fluid reservoirs of approximately 30 gallons each.

Waste Pro Transitions to New Hydraulic Fluid

Waste Pro USA, Inc. has approved RSC Bio Solutions’ EnviroLogic hydraulic fluids in its fleet of 1,500 solid waste vehicles, following a year-long test program.

ALG's 14th Annual Residual Value Awards

ALG announced the results of its 14th annual Residual Value Awards, with Honda Accord earning the awards for top Intermediate Car, and Toyota Tundra named Top Mid-Size Pickup.

The fleet supports the needs of the electric, natural gas, water, and wastewater crews throughout the utility’s service area. (Photo: Colorado Springs Utilities)

Colorado Springs Utilities to Outsource Fleet Maintenance in 2014

Starting Jan. 1, 2014, fleet maintenance services for Colorado Springs Utilities’ 1,282-unit fleet will be handled by Serco as part of a five-year contract awarded by the utility and the City of Colorado Springs.

Reading Body Announces Sales Team Expansion

Reading Truck Body, LLC, a manufacturer of vocational truck bodies, announces that Wm. Craig Bonham was been promoted to VP of sales.

Webasto Releases DPF Test Results

An Independent Emissions Testing Lab recently tested the effects of a Webasto coolant heater on the emissions performance of a diesel engine.

Howard to Assume Key Leadership Role in Rush Truck Enterprises

Rush Enterprises, Inc., which operates a network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, announced that Shelby Howard, Dealer Principal of Chicago International Trucks and Indy Truck Sales, will join the Rush organization as Regional General Manager.

Pennsylvania Utilities Score $932,000 in Natural Gas, Propane Grants

Utility fleets making the switch to compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), or propane for medium to light-weight vehicles were awarded more than $932,000 by the Corbett Administration.

Central Maine Power and Project Partners Celebrate PEV Grant Awards

The Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG) was the first organization to receive a grant through the program, which is designed to encourage the use of plug-in hybrid and electric cars in Maine, while gathering data about their use.

Nissan Announces U.S. Pricing for 2014 Frontier

Nissan has announced U.S. pricing for the 2014 Nissan Frontier, which maintains its 2013 starting manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $17,990 USD for the Frontier S King Cab 4x2 with 4-cylinder engine and manual transmission.

Ford F-150 EcoBoost Saves 45 Million Gallons of Gasoline Annually

Ford's strategy to deliver fuel-saving technology across its lineup is helping customers conserve at the pump, with F-150 owners making a big dent in gasoline usage, according to the automaker.

Jasper Offers Remanufactured Turbochargers

Jasper Engines & Transmissions, a provider of remanufactured drivetrain products, is offering a line of remanufactured Borg Warner, Garrett, and Holset turbochargers.

Demand Keeps Diesel Prices Steady at $3.83 a Gallon

Stronger global demand is keeping diesel from falling as precipitously as gasoline, which has experienced a 7.1-cent decline.

Parker Hannifin's Hybrid Drive System Approaches 1 Million Miles

Parker Hannifin Corporation, a provider of motion and control technologies, has announced that refuse trucks equipped with its RunWise Advanced Series Hybrid Drive System are approaching one million miles of operation.

The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel is the site of the 2014 Green Fleet Conference.

Video: Ride & Drive 'Best Part' of Green Fleet Conference

The Ride & Drive at the 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo received rave reviews. It was cited as the 'best part of the show' by attendees. Don’t miss next year’s event, Oct. 29-30 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill.

Maui Electric Selects Greenlots' SKY Network to Manage EV Charging Station

The DC Fast Charger will be installed at the Maui Electric's Kahului offices by the end of the year and will be operational and ready for public use by the first quarter of 2014.

Chart via Donlen.

Donlen Enhances FleetWeb

Donlen has announced enhancements to their award-winning FleetWeb platform, which has undergone a major architecture implementation.

Reading Truck Body Announces New 2014 Prices

Reading Truck Body, LLC, the premier manufacturer of vocational truck bodies, announced it will institute a modest price increase for 2014, the first increase in two years.

LINE-X Announces Custom Truck Division

Truck Gear by LINE-X is the newest must-have accessory line for trucks that is being offered as private labeled accessories from LINE-X and sold exclusively through LINE-X franchises.

Kinedyne's New Value Alert Program

Kinedyne officially announces its new “Value Alert” program, bringing customers limited-time promotions tailored to enhance their product experience.

Photo of Chevrolet Silverado and Colorado via GM.

Chevrolet Colorado 2015-MY to Debut at L.A. Auto Show

General Motors will unveil its redesigned 2015 Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup truck at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. The new Colorado will round out the automaker's redesigned truck portfolio that includes the newly revised 2014 Silverado 1500, 2500, and 3500.

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz USA.

Mercedes-Benz Considers Vito Van for U.S.

Mercedes-Benz U.S.A. is considering bringing the Vito panel van to the U.S. market to offer with its larger Sprinter, a spokesman has confirmed to Automotive Fleet.

Photo of Tim Kuniskis courtesy of Chrysler.

Dodge CEO Takes Over Chrysler's Fleet Operations

Chrysler's Dodge brand CEO will now oversee fleet operations following Pete Grady's appointment as president and CEO of Maserati North America, Chrysler's CEO announced Monday, Nov. 11.


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