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FedEx will test the all-electric e-NV200 in Washington, D.C.

FedEx Express to Test Nissan's e-NV200 Van

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., and Nissan have announced that the two companies will begin testing the Nissan e-NV200, a battery electric compact cargo van, under real world conditions in Washington, D.C.

Allison Transmission Announces Vice President Retirement, Successor

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. has announced that James Wanaselja, vice president of North American marketing, sales and service, has elected to retire effective April 1.

ThyssenKrupp's experience with propane autogas will be profiled as part of PERC's Straight Talk video series on Feb. 5, 2014.

PERC Offers Online Fleet Video Series

To commemorate the records set for light- and medium-duty vehicle use of propane autogas in 2013, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has released an online video series featuring interviews with top fleets.

Top row (L-R): Frank Dankovich, Jeff Sloan, and Jeff Yencer. Bottom row (L-R): Greg Korfas, Gary Van Orden, and Caroline Costello.

Chrysler Realigns Fleet Management Team

Chrysler Group Fleet recently announced changes and additions to its National Sales Management team.

Photo of Westport's Dallas facility courtesy of Westport.

Westport Consolidates Ford Bi-fuel Upfitting

Westport Innovations is consolidating its production of bi-fuel and dedicated natural gas Ford vehicles at a Dallas production facility, a move not expected to cause ordering delays to fleet purchasers.

Video: Chicago Comcast Driver Robbed, Shot in Alley

A 45-year old Comcast employee was shot in the stomach after parking his truck in an alley on the South Side of Chicago during an apparent robbery, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Accident Watch: SDG&E, PSEG Drivers Involved in Fatal Accidents

Among these two fatal accidents, which are still under investigation, two other accidents involving utility vehicles occurred in the last couple weeks, including a City of Greendale water utility truck and a parked DOT truck working on a highway street light.

J.J. Kane Jan. 25-30 Auctions Include Equipment from Major Utilities

J.J. Kane is closing out January with three auctions in Philadelphia; Portland, Ore.; and Dallas. More than 1,475 pieces of utility and construction pieces will be up for sale.

BEGGS

Full-Size Pickups Depreciate 5.8% in 2013

For 2013, truck segments had a strong year in terms of depreciation overall, but saw some retention turbulence in December.

Work Truck Show Announces Show Exhibitors

More than 100 companies have already shared plans to introduce new products at The Work Truck Show 2014 through press conferences, in-booth product reveals and the New Product Spotlight, and Green Product Showcase programs.

ARI Named to FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For

The company, which came in at number 70 last year, moved up on the list to number 27 this year.

Ford E-Series

Ford Accelerates Econoline Order Cutoff

Ford announced that the final order cutoff date for remaining 2014 Econoline models has been pushed up to Friday, Jan. 31.

(L-R) The original 1939 Peterbilt, a Peterbilt Model 389, and the company’s newest on-highway vehicle, the Model 579.

Peterbilt Celebrates 75th Anniversary

From the very first truck custom built in 1939 to the newest Models 579 and 567, Peterbilt has manufactured trucks for 75 years now.

Ford Extends Parts Warranty

The new warranty provides unlimited mileage coverage for 24 months from time of purchase or installation. The previous warranty ended the coverage at 12,000 miles.

Photos courtesy of Aqua America.With 1,150 vehicles in the fleet, Aqua America supplies water and wastewater to 3 million people in nine states.

Aqua America Details Alt-fuel Grant, Pilot Testing

In receiving an alternative fuel grant, Aqua America will deploy new CNG vehicles into fleet. Fleet manager Charlie Stevenson, discusses the grant process as well as other sustainable fleet initiatives such as pilot testing synthetic lubricants and anti-idling software.

Ill. City in Talks Over GPS in Utility Fleet

The City of Springfield, Ill., is planning to max out efficiency in its operations by installing GPS units in vehicles assigned to the power generation and transmission divisions of the city-owned utility company.

Screenshot of AH100 via Altec/YouTube.

Altec Recalling 168 AH-Series Bucket Trucks

Moisture seeping into the control module plug can lead to inadvertent movement of the boom or platform.

Photo via Viridian Motor Corp.

Viridian, Green Automotive to Produce Electric Trucks

Green Automotive Co. (GAC) has invested in Viridian Motor Corp. in a partnership to produce small electric trucks in the U.S., the company announced earlier this month.

Jasper's remanufactured GM 5.3L V-8 engine.

Jasper Offers Remanufactured GM Engines

Jasper Engines & Transmissions is currently offering an extension to its current remanufactured GM gasoline engine line. The late-model General Motors 5.3L V-8 engine is available for a number of 2010-2013 models.

Of Conditioned Air's vehicle fleet, 90 percent are Ford F-150 models.

HVAC Fleet Increases Productivity 15% with Integrated Tracking Solution

With the implementation of an integrated fleet tracking system, Conditioned Air, Inc. said it has increased its overall fleet productivity.

NW Natural Receives Approval on CNG Tariff for NGVs

NW Natural filed the tariff with the OPUC in June after receiving requests from businesses interested in switching to or expanding the number of fleet vehicles fueled by natural gas.

Florida Senator Pushes for Roadside Protection for Utility Workers

In an effort to help protect utility crews that often work during storms and other severe weather, Okaloosa Republican Sen. Greg Evers filed a bill in December that would force drivers to slow down or move over a lane when approaching a utility vehicle on the side of a road.

Geotab Wins Top 20 Logistics Tech Award

Geotab, Inc. has been named one of the "20 most promising logistics technology consulting companies" by CIOReview, the company announced.

ARI, Holman Automotive Raise $29K for Charities

Holman Automotive and ARI raised more than $29,000 through donations and participation in several charitable initiatives in October, November, and December. These initiatives included a variety of charity walks, participation in the global Movember movement and donations to the Food Bank of South Jersey.

Photo courtesy of GM.

Barra Takes Over As GM's CEO

Mary Barra formally took over as General Motors Corp.'s new CEO Wednesday, following her appearance at the Detroit auto show.

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