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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.

Gross-weight hike is primarily for users of specialized bodies, said Mercedes-Benz Vans in Germany.

European Sprinter Gets 990-Pound GVW Boost

Mercedes-Benz Vans has boosted the available gross vehicle weight rating of its European Sprinter by 990 pounds, to 5.5 metric tons or 12,122 pounds. An increase is being considered for North American vans, said a spokesman at the builder's U.S. headquarters.

Safety Tip: Looking Out for Motorcycles

In recognition of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, here's some safety advice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Fred Meyer received its first LNG tractor in December 2014. (PHOTO: Clean Energy)

Fred Meyer Calls for Up to 500,000 Gallons of RNG

Fred Meyer Stores announced an agreement with Clean Energy calling for up to 500,000 gallons of Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG) fuel for its fleet of 40 LNG trucks based out of its Clackamas, Ore., distribution center.

Hawaii Gas Signs with Clean Energy Fuels

Clean Energy Fuels Corp., will provide liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Hawaii Gas, the State of Hawaii’s only franchised gas utility.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Offers Strobe Warning Light for F-150

Ford will offer a strobe warning LED light kit for its F-150 to fleet customers for the first time on 2016 model-year trucks. The package has been available for Super Duty trucks.

PACCAR Parts’ new $32 million distribution center in Renton, Wash., is now fully operational. Photo: Paccar Parts

Paccar Parts Opens Larger Distribution Center

Paccar Parts has opened its new $32 million distribution center in Renton, Wash., which services dealers in the Northwestern U.S. and Western Canada.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet 4500 Low-Cab Forward truck courtesy of General Motors.

Chevrolet Low-Cab Forward Pricing Starting at $40K

The new trucks are offered in regular- and crew-cab body styles, with either a 6.0L V-8 gas engine, 3.0L turbo-diesel engine, or 5.2L turbo-diesel engine, all with 6-speed automatic transmissions.

Endurance gasoline V-8s are made in Tennessee and Titans are assembled in Mississippi.

Nissan's Gasoline Titan XD Goes On Sale

Nissan's 2016 Titan XD Crew Cab pickups powered by an advanced 5.6L Endurance V-8 gasoline engine went on sale April 15. The Titan XD Gas pickup joins the XD with the Cummins 5.0L Turbo Diesel V-8 released last December.

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