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2015-MY Silverado Adds 11 Percent More Torque

The 2015-MY Chevrolet Silverado will have 11 percent greater torque capacity than the previous model thanks to its all-new GM-developed Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed transmission, according to the automaker.

Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel (PHOTO: CUMMINS)

Cummins 6.7L Engine First to Meet Emissions Regulations

The Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel powers the Ram heavy-duty lineup, and is the first medium-duty diesel engine in the 8,501-14,000-pound GVWR segment to be certified to the new 2015 LEV III standards.

NHTSA Promotes Two Connected-Car Technologies to Prevent Crashes

The agency released a report assessing such connected-car applications as left turn assist and intersection movement assist, which could save as many as 1,083 lives annually, according to estimates.

The FiberPanel (HC) HoneyComb body is available in 12-, 14-, and 16-foot lengths, with 96-inch width and interior heights of 85, 91, or 97 inches.  (PHOTO: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America)

Mitsubishi Fuso FE130 Offers Lightweight Body

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) has announced that its 2015 Canter FE130 medium-duty work truck (13,200 lb. GVWR) is now available with a Supreme FiberPanel (HC) HoneyComb dry van body.

Photo of 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Denali courtesy of GM. Picks 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 HD As Top 1-Ton Pickup has selected the 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 HD as the top 1-ton heavy duty pickup in a challenge powered by and

International DuraStar reefer truck. (PHOTO: International)

Navistar Offers Allison Transmission FuelSense Package

Navistar, Inc. announced it is offering the Allison Transmission FuelSense fuel-efficiency package on its medium-duty and vocational International truck models.

Nominations Extended for Sustainability All Stars

The award recognizes fleet professionals who have made significant contributions to fleet environmental sustainability, such as deploying alternative-fuel vehicles or implementing idle-reduction policies.


'Automotive Fleet' Editor Delivering Web Exclusives Via Twitter

Mike Antich, editor of Automotive Fleet magazine, is now sharing the latest automotive fleet news on Twitter. To see what Antich has to say about the latest trends in the fleet management industry, follow him (@mikeantich).

Video: Oklahoma Electric Utility Employee Killed in Railroad Accident

Bob Waterson, an Edmond Electric employee for nearly 34 years, was struck and killed by a train while working. He was 57.


New Head of Ram Truck Named

Chrysler Group has elevated Robert Hegbloom to head of its Ram Truck brand. Hegbloom replaces Reid Bigland, who has been named head of the Alfa Romeo brand as Chrysler reintroduces Alfa Romeo into North America after more than two decades.

U.S. DOE Awards $55M for EV Development

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $55 million to projects expected to advance battery-electric vehicle technology and adaption for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles.

Photo of 2014 Transit Connect cargo van courtesy of Ford.

Ford Transit Connect Sales Rise 29 Percent

Sales of Ford's Transit Connect cargo van and wagon increased 27 percent in the second quarter compared to the same period a year ago, Ford has announced.

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Ford Transit to Appear on 'Farm Kings' Reality Show

Ford's new full-size van that's replacing its E-Series vans will help the show's King family complete farm chores during the fourth season of the reality series that begins at 10 p.m. East Coast time on Aug. 15.


Isuzu Announces New Lease Program for 2014 NPR ECO-MAX

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. announced a new lease program for select 2014 Isuzu NPR ECO-MAX trucks outfitted with Morgan delivery van bodies.

Terex Utilities Names New Sales Account Managers

As sales account managers for Terex, these field sales team members will sell all Terex Utilities products and services to a wide range of customers, including investor-owned utilities, electric cooperatives, municipalities and utility contractors.

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Chesapeake Energy Lowers Fleet Accident Rate

Oklahoma City-based oil and gas producer Chesapeake Energy reduced its corporate fleet accident rate by almost one accident per million miles driven in 2013, according to the company.

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UPS to Reduce Carbon Emissions By 20 Percent

UPS Inc. has set a goal to reduce the carbon intensity of its transportation operations by 20 percent in the next six years, after meeting an earlier goal three years early, the company said.

Pull-A-Part Acquires Texas Used Auto Parts Businesses

Pull-A-Part has acquired the McAllen, Texas National Used Auto Parts and Hidalgo U-Pull-It Used Auto Parts businesses from Piccirillo LTD based in Mission, Texas.

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2015 Chevrolet City Express Gets 24 MPG City

The 2015 Chevrolet City Express compact cargo van has been rated to achieve 24 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined under U.S. EPA fuel economy ratings.

Bonita Springs Utilities Plans to Expand CNG Fleet

Bonita Springs Utilities (BSU) is expanding its alternative fuel program with the addition of new compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles and the expansion of its existing CNG fueling station.

DHL is rolling out telematics to its U.S. fleet to help improve its operations and drivers' behavior. Photo: DHL

DHL Adds Telematics to U.S. Fleet

DHL pick-up and delivery vehicles in the U.S. recently got a technological upgrade. Telematics is rolling out throughout DHL's U.S. fleet of trucks and vans.

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Electric Terminal Truck Pilot Successful at Kansas Intermodal Operation

ITS Technologies & Logistics (ITS) and Orange EV have announced the successful demonstration of Orange’s T-Series electric terminal truck at ITS’ Edgerton, Kansas intermodal operations.

Betts Company Launches New Website

The Betts Company home page includes links to the websites for its three operating divisions, Betts Spring Manufacturing, BettsHD, and Betts Truck Parts and Service.

Truck and Van News: GM's Chevrolet City Express and 2015 Mid-Size Pickups

General Motors made a couple major announcements recently, providing the miles per gallon rating on the all-new Chevrolet City Express compact van and pricing info on its mid-size pickups.

Utility Company Executives to Speak at Clean Energy Summit

Executives from Rocky Mountain Institute, NV Energy, Duke Energy, and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power will discuss the role of utilities to supplying consumers with clean and renewable energy Sept. 4 at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas.


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