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Fleet Safety Tip: Tire Maintenance

Goodyear provides some tire maintenance tips you can pass along to fleet drivers as a friendly reminder.

Jury Awards $22.7M for Fatal Fleet Crash

A Cook County, Ill., jury ruled against a food refrigeration company and its former fleet driver who allegedly had drugs in his system at the time of a 2012 accident.

American Force Wheels new 60,000 square foot facility in Miami. (PHOTO: American Force Wheels)

American Force Wheels Moves Headquarters

American Force Wheels just moved into its new 60,000 square foot building in Miami.

Older Terex Aerial Devices Recalled for Booms

The recall covers 1,332 XT52, XT55, and XT60 aerial devices built between 2001 and 2003.

Propane vehicles are displacing about 1 million gallons of gasoline and 1,600 cubic-feet of greenhouse gas emissions annually in the Seattle area. (PHOTO: Joanne Tucker)

Propane Autogas Ford F-150 Hits Northwest in Coast-to-Coast Tour

Alliance Autogas began its coast-to-coast tour in Kansas, with the propane-converted pickup making it up to Washington in just a few short days before it continues on to California. The ride is to support the message to fleets that "it’s really not that hard to convert."

Photo: Peterbilt

Day-Cab Fleets Missing Out on Aerodynamic Benefits

Day-cab tractors have lagged behind sleeper equipped models in aerodynamic development fleets are missing out of fuel efficiency gains, according to the latest NACFE Confidence Report.

Photo of 2017 Chrysler Pacifica assembly line courtesy of FCA.

FCA Details Plant Upgrades for Pacifica Minivan

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles invested $744 million and hired more than 1,200 workers since September of 2014 to build the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan at its Windsor Assembly Plant.

Photo of 2014 Taurus courtesy of Ford.

April Vehicle Depreciation Goes Negative

Rising used vehicle depreciation pulled average April values into the red in a month that's typically the last strong month of the spring season, according to Black Book.

Photo: Inland Kenworth

$23 Million Phoenix Kenworth Dealership Opens

The truck dealership group Inland Kenworth has opened a new $23 million dealership in Phoenix, Ariz., as part of an 83-acre business park with a truck stop, truck wash, and trailer dealership.

PHOTO: Innova

Innova Partners with Automotive Distribution Network

The partnership will provide the group’s members with an affordable, innovative telematics solution to efficiently manage small- and medium-sized fleets.

Terex Announces New Branch Managers

eremy Dehnel joins the Terex team as Branch Manager in the Waukesha, Wis., location, and Chad Rudebusch takes over as Branch Manager in the Watertown, S.D., location.

SoCalGas Looking Into Natural Gas Trucks

Based on the results on a recently released technical paper, SoCalGas will be deploying near-zero emissions heavy-duty trucks fueled by increasing volumes of renewable natural gas.

FPL regularly assists with storm cleanup, and training helps ensure smooth fleet operations. (PHOTO: FPL)

Florida Utility Trains on Storm Response

During recent storm response training, FPL demonstrated how crews work more efficiently in the field to speed restoration. The company's storm response fleet, including its Mobile Command Center and Community Response Vehicle, allow field employees to operate remotely in the hardest hit areas.


General Electric Names Fleet and Travel Manager

Bridget Clark was named fleet and travel Manager at General Electric in Windsor, Conn.

The propane mower is a 2013 Exmark Lazer Z Ultra Cut 60 powered by a 25.5 hp Kawasaki FX801 V-Twin gasoline engine, converted to propane by Alliance Small Engines. (PHOTO: Alliance AutoGas)

Phoenix Hosts Propane-Powered Coast-to-Coast Ride

The record-breaking conversion of the Ford F-150 by Alliance AutoGas is on the road heading to Phoenix on a 5,500-mile, 12-city tour.

Photo of a composite partition in a Ford Transit Connect courtesy of Adrian Steel.

Adrian Steel Offers Composite Van Partitions

Adrian Steel has introduced a line of composite partitions for cargo vans that provide more leg room and better climate control for the driver.

Photo of 2017 Ridgeline courtesy of Honda.

2017 Honda Ridgeline Begins Production

Honda has begun building its 2017 Ridgeline mid-size pickup at its Lincoln, Ala., manufacturing plant and will offer the significantly refreshed truck "soon" at dealerships.

Photo of 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid courtesy of FCA.

FCA-Google Deal Must Overcome Acceptance, Legal Hurdles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' agreement with Google to test self-driving technology in the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan may pave the way for greater acceptance of autonomous driving if the companies can get past legal barriers, fleet industry sources said.

Photo of 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid courtesy of FCA.

Google to Test Self-Driving Chrysler Pacifica Minivans

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' engineers will integrate Google's self-driving technology into the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan under a new partnership between the automaker and tech giant.

Photo: Spire Natural Gas Fueling Solutions

Partnership Offers Combined CNG Vehicle and Fueling Solution

Spire Natural Gas Fueling Solutions and Mainstay Fuel Technologies have announced a partnership combining Spire’s fueling station offerings with Mainstay’s CNG vehicle fuel system business.

Source: EIA

Diesel Fuel Prices Increase 7 Cents in a Week

The price of a gallon of diesel fuel rose by nearly 7 cents last week, continuing a streak of rising prices since the beginning of the year.

Photo of 10-speed transmission and 3.5L EcoBoost engine courtesy of Ford.

Ford Updates F-150's 3.5L Turbo, Adds 10-Speed

The 2017 F-150 will arrive with a more powerful twin-turbo V-6 and 10-speed transmission to deliver improved acceleration and performance than the prior model, Ford has announced.

Photo of 2016 F-150 CNG courtesy of Ford.

April Fleet Sales Remain Steady

Sales of vehicles from nine manufacturers to commercial fleets increased 1.4% to 69,433 units in April compared to the same period in 2015 as a boost in truck sales made up for flagging car sales.

Photo of Chevrolet Silverado 1500 courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra Recalled for Steering

The recall, which covers multiple models, will address a weld-related steering issue in nearly 4,800 pickup trucks and SUVs.

Photo courtesy of Workhorse.

UPS Adds 2-Cylinder Engine to Hybrids to Boost Range

UPS has extended the range and improved the fuel economy of 125 of its hybrid-electric delivery trucks, the logistics company announced.

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