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Fleet Orders 670 Utilimaster Reach Vans

Utilimaster, a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc., has announced it has received a fleet order for 670 of its Reach commercial van.

International Truck Highlights Technologies That Advance the Industry

Navistar, Inc. today addressed advancements in technology that help maximize vehicle uptime while offering customers more options and control.

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Barra to Tell Congress GM Doing 'Right Thing' On Recalls

During testimony before a congressional committee, General Motors' CEO Mary Barra will apologize to those affected by several high-profile recalls and say the automaker "will do the right thing."

Photo of 2014 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

GM Recalling Nearly a Half-Million Trucks, SUVs to Remedy Fire Risk

General Motors is recalling nearly 500,000 2014 and 2015 model-year trucks and SUVs, reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Photo courtesy of Ram Trucks.

Ram Revises ProMaster Cargo Volume

Ram Trucks will adjust the stated cargo volume for its ProMaster van so it complies with U.S. specifications rather than the European specifications of its Fiat counterpart.

Accident Watch: AT&T Truck Rear-Ends Family SUV; Georgia Power Truck Flips Over in Intersection Crash

Recent accidents involving utility vehicles include an AT&T truck rear-ending a family of five, a Georgia Power truck that flipped over after being hit at an intersection, and an Xfinity truck that crashed into a front-end loader tractor.

April Heavy-Equipment Auctions in Missouri and Massachusetts

Utilities in Missouri, and Massachusetts looking to expand or replace their existing fleets will have two more auctions to choose from in April.

Left-Right: Todd Bloom, FUSO CEO; Michele Royals - Sales Manager, Don Schure - Dealer Principal, Don Schure, Jr. - Service Manager at D & S Truck Center, Hodgkins, Ill.

Mitsubishi Fuso Taps Top Dealers in North America

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA), Logan Township, NJ, has announced its 2013 North American Dealer of the Year awards.

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DOE Eases Alt-Fuel Vehicle Purchasing Mandate

The U.S. Department of Energy has made it easier for state and utility fleets to comply with alt-fuel vehicle purchasing mandates by giving them credit for hybrid vehicles, alt-fuel fueling infrastructure, alt-fuel non-road equipment, and emerging technologies.

Photo of Ford E-450 cutaway courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech.

Linen Supplier Expands Alt-Fuel Fleet

Mission Linen has announced that is has more than quintupled the number of alternative fuel vehicles in its fleet.

Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford F-150 V-6 Sales Exceed V-8 Trucks

Sales of V-6 engines with Ford's F-150 pickup trucks this year have surpassed V-8 engines at a level not seen since the late 1960s, according to the automaker.

Forward Thinking Incorporates Distracted Driving Technology

Forward Thinking System will incorporate Cellcontrol's distracted driving technology to reduce the use of mobile devices by commercial vehicle drivers, the company announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

AirIQ Enhances Reporting for Miles Traveled, Fuel Usage

AirIQ Inc. has enhanced its reporting software system to allow truck fleet drivers to better report miles traveled and fuel usage on a per truck and per-state basis.

DEF Prices Continue to Rise

U.S. and Canadian bulk diesel exhaust fluid prices continued to rise in March, even as feedstock prices declined slightly, according to Integer Research's March DEF price tracker.

Navistar and Women in Trucking Assoc. Name Influential Woman in Trucking Honoree

Navistar and the Women In Trucking Association (WIT) presented Marcia Taylor, president and chief executive officer, Bennett International Group LLC, with the fourth annual Influential Woman in Trucking award.

Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt Unveils All-New Model 220 Medium-Duty COE

Peterbilt Motors Company has introduced an all-new Model 220 to its medium-duty COE lineup that features numerous interior and exterior enhancements designed to increase driver productivity, safety and durability.

Photo via TruckingInfo.com.

Cummins Releases 25th Anniversary Package for Turbo Diesel Rams

A 25th anniversary package commemorates the first offering of the Cummins Turbo Diesel engine in Ram pickup trucks in 1989, the engine maker announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

Photo of K270 by Evan Lockridge.

Kenworth Announces Enhancements to Medium-Duty Cabovers

Kenworth announced exterior and interior enhancements to its K270 and K370 models on March 26 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

The Vector system is a bi-fuel system that runs almost exclusively on biofuel.

Biofuel Conversion System Offered for Truck Fleets

Optimus Technologies' Vector System enables a vehicle to run almost exclusively on pure biofuel, with diesel being used during startup and shutdown. It is designed for centrally fueled medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

Photo of 2014 Ram 3500 courtesy of Chrysler.

Vincentric Names 'Best Value in America' Vehicles

Toyota leads the way with eight awards, followed by Audi with five. Chevrolet and Honda each earned four. The awards cover the retail market.

Truck & Van News: F-650 and F-750, Transit, Sprinter 4x4, Kenworth T880

Many truck and van headlines hit the last few weeks with the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis and other OEM and vendor updates, from the Ford redesigns on the 2016 F-650 and F-750 to a new Sprinter 4x4 model coming to the U.S.

Report: Telematics to Dominate Non-Trucking Fleets By 2019

Telematics technologies and services, which were first adopted by the long-haul trucking industry, should reach 50 million vehicles in the coming five years, ABI Research predicts.

Screenshot via Nissan.

Nissan Teases 2015 Murano for New York Auto Show

Nissan has confirmed its revamp of the Murano mid-size SUV for the 2015 model year and released a short teaser video showing the side of the vehicle.

Georgia Power recently donated an all-electric 2013 Nissan Leaf to the Atlanta Police Foundation at a special event held March 20 at Washington Park in southwest Atlanta. (Photo via flickr)

Georgia Power Donates Nissan Leaf to Atlanta Police Foundation

The car, fully-equipped with police graphics, emergency lights, speakers and sirens, will be used by the Atlanta Police Department (APD) Path Force Unit to provide public safety for the Atlanta BeltLine, its surrounding parks, and neighborhoods.

Photo by Paul Clinton.

DISH Propane Autogas Vans Roll Onto SoCal Streets

DISH Network deployed 47 propane autogas vans in Southern California to reduce fuel costs and emissions for the satellite broadcast provider as part of a roll-out of 200 such vehicles in five metropolitan areas.

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