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GM's Ed Peper introduces the 2015 Chevrolet City Express. Photo by Robert Brown.

2015 City Express Cargo Van Publicly Unveiled

General Motors debuted its 2015 Chevrolet City Express compact van to the public at the Chicago Auto Show, after showing it to fleet buyers at several events in the past year.

Terex Utilities Sponsors 'Woodwalkers' Reality TV Show

The show follows the journey of hopeful apprentice lineworkers at the Southeast Lineman Training Center during their 15-week training program.

Photo courtesy of Fiat Chrysler.

Dodge Offers 2014 Journey Crossroad SUV

Dodge is introducing the Journey Crossroad trim level of its mid-size SUV for the 2014 model-year ahead of a planned 2015 redesign of the vehicle, Fiat Chrysler announced at the Chicago Auto Show.

TRIB Launches New Website

The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) has launched its newly redesigned website.

Ford Adds Snow Plow Prep Option to F-150

Ford has added a new tool to fight snow accumulation. The new snow plow prep option, available on the all-new 2015 F-150. Ford will be the only manufacturer to offer a light-duty snow plow prep option across all cab configurations – Regular, SuperCab and SuperCrew.

Cummins concept 2.8L turbo diesel as revealed in the Nissan Frontier Diesel Runner.

Cummins Diesel Engine Revealed in Nissan Concept Truck

Cummins Inc. and Nissan (NSANY) unveiled a technical study called the Nissan Frontier Diesel Runner - Powered by Cummins at the Chicago Auto Show.

NTEA Marks Half Century Mark

The NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, is celebrating 50 years of serving the work truck industry.

The MY-2015 bi-fuel CNG Chevrolet 2500 HD.

Silverado HD Models Now Available as CNG-Capable

Chevrolet has announced that its MY-2015 HD models will be available with a CNG-capable, bi-fuel 6.0L engine. The move gives fleet managers and consumers more options when choosing a 2500HD or 3500HD model, according to the automaker.

Rob Stevens

ROUSH CleanTech Hires Ford's Chief Engineer

ROUSH CleanTech has hired Rob Stevens, Ford's chief engineer, as the vice president of strategy for the propane autogas modification specialist.

Photo courtesy of Meridian.

Upfitter Introduces Ram ProMaster Passenger Van

The first Ram ProMaster passenger van will be unveiled Feb. 16 by Chrysler Group at the International LCT Show held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Pictured are the outside sales reps for the Seattle Branch (L-R) Steve McPike, Adam Stack, Mitch Clayton (Branch Manager), Scott Nelson, Pat Griffith, and Jim King.

Jasper Seattle Takes Top Award

The Seattle branch of Jasper Engines & Transmissions took home the President’s Award for 2013 at the company’s annual sales banquet January 28.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2014 Transit Connect Gets 30 MPG Highway

Ford's 2014 Transit Connect compact van achieved 30 miles per gallon highway in ratings released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency earlier this week.

Photo courtesy of Chrysler.

Ram 1500 EcoDiesel's Fuel Economy Now Leads Pickup Trucks

The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup truck has received the highest-ever highway fuel economy from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to data released Tuesday.

Calling All Truck Fleets!

Automotive Fleet is updating its annual listing of the Top 100 Truck Fleets. If you have more than 1,000 Class 1-6 trucks in your fleet, take a moment to update your information today.

With safety data such as speed and location flowing from nearby vehicles, vehicles can identify risks and provide drivers with warnings.

Feds: Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Mandate In the Works

This technology is aimed at improving road safety by allowing vehicles to "talk" to each other to avoid crashes.

Video from CBS8.

Mother Killed By SDG&E Driver in Distracted Driving Case

In a second fatal accident in January 2014 involving a San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) driver, while the investigation continues, police have cited distracted driving as the likely cause of the accident.

Video from CBS8.

Video: Former SDG&E Driver Pleads Not Guilty in Fatal Hit & Run Accident

The San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) driver involved in the Jan. 6 hit-and-run is no longer employed with the utility and was arraigned on Jan. 30. The family of the victim said they plan to sue.

All cab configurations of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 series are the first pickup trucks to receive the 5-star New Car Assessment Program Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the implementation of more rigorous requirements by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the 2011 model year. (PHOTO: GM)

2014 Silverado and Sierra Light-Duty Trucks Earn Top Safety Ratings

The regular and double cab versions of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the GMC Sierra1500 have received the highest possible 5-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program.

Pace Edwards SWITCHBLADE truck bed cover pictured.

Pace Edwards Changes to New Ordering System

Inventory and labeling systems have been converted in all their warehouse distributors’ locations and the single part number system is active and fully functioning.

Idaho Power Now Prohibits Driver Cell Phone Use

The safety standard was put in place in mid-January based on recommendations from employees following a series of safety meetings in fall 2013.

February J.J. Kane Auctions in Missouri, North Carolina

For February 2014, J.J. Kane will have two auctions that include utility and power line equipment, as well as construction equipment.

Miami Public Utilities Vehicle Stolen, Involved in High-Speed Chase

A City of Miami (Okla.) utility bucket truck was stolen from the Miami Utilities Operations Center on Jan. 22 and later used in a high-speed chase.

Search Continues for Suspects Involved in Comcast Driver Shooting

With the ongoing investigation for the shooting of the 45-year-old Comcast employee in the South Shore area of Chicago, drivers and fleet managers are reminded to keep personal safety in mind when operating in "high crime" areas. Read more for tips and best practices.

The Charlotte distributor so far has stretched two of the four Mickey four-bay units it purchased at an auction in Texas several years ago. (The rest of the fleet was purchased through Red Bull’s corporate program and are not Mickey units.)

Carolina Distributor Turns to Mickey Truck Bodies

A Charlotte, S.C. Red Bull distributer utilizes Mickey Truck Bodies four-bay units with plans to add more to its fleet in the future.

ARI Highlights Fleet Market Trends in 2014 Industry Outlook

ARI announced the release of its 2014 Industry Outlook, an annual publication that gives fleet managers tactical insight into the trends and opportunities that are expected to impact their fleet operations throughout the year.


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