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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.

STIERS

DTE Energy Earns American Gas Association Award

DTE Energy received the 2015 American Gas Association's (AGA) Safety Achievement Award for excellence in employee safety.

Photo courtesy of Ford

Recycled F-150 Aluminum Can Produce 30K Bodies

Ford recycles as much as 20 million pounds of aluminum stamping scrap per month, which could produce the equivalent of 30,000 F-150 bodies each month, according to Ford.

Photo of Bridgestone DriveGuard courtesy of Bridgestone.

Bridgestone Expands DriveGuard Tire Line

Bridgestone is adding seven new sizes of its DriveGuard tires designed for minivans and compact SUVs that will be available May 1. The tire line was already available in 36 run-flat sizes for sedans.

Photo of Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls F-Series Super Duty Trucks for Tires

The safety recall covers 2,288 2016 model-year trucks in the U.S. that may have damaged tires.

Photo courtesy of FCA.

FCA Ships Chrysler Pacifica Minivan to Dealers

FCA US has begun shipping its 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan to dealers, and provided 200 of the vehicles to Michigan-area dealers ahead of a planned marketing campaign for the vehicle.

Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Truck Recall Triggered by Transmission Issue

The safety recall covers 184,000 2011-2012 model-year Ford F-150 trucks and 2012-MY Expedition, Mustang and Lincoln Navigator vehicles in the U.S.

Photo courtesy of GM.

GM Invests $788M in Tenn. Engine Project

General Motors will invest $788.7 million in its Spring Hill Manufacturing Plant in Tennessee for a new "high-efficiency engine program," GM has announced.

Cummins Connected Diagnostics Now Available with DT4000

DriverTech and Cummins Inc. announced that the Cummins Connected Diagnostics application is now available to customers using the DT4000 on-board computing system from DriverTech.

Photo of the Livonia Transmission Plant courtesy of Ford.

Ford Invests $1.6B to Upgrade Truck Production

Ford is investing $1.6 billion to upgrade manufacturing facilities in Michigan and Ohio to support production of a new 10-speed transmission for certain F-150 models and Super Duty chassis cab.

Photo of a service truck Johnson Brothers would use for on-site maintenance courtesy of Ryder.

Beverage Fleet Outsources Truck Maintenance

St. Paul, Minn-based beverage distributor Johnson Brothers has outsourced its fleet maintenance work to Ryder System, Inc., for 517 trucks in 15 states.

Superwinch Expands Sales Team

Superwinch has hired two associates to expand its global sales team, including Steve Smith as industrial sales manager for the U.S. and Canada and Al Cruz as industrial sales manager for Latin America and Southern Pacific Region.

Nissan Titan, photo courtesy of Wikimedia.

Used Truck, Full-Size Van Prices Weaken

Black Book has new data that shows truck segments may be feeling additional pricing pressure, resulting in many trucks not holding their values as well as in previous years.

Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Alliance AutoGas

Blue Star Gas Sponsors LPG F-150's Cross-Country Trip

Blue Star Gas has signed on as one of 20 sponsors ot Alliance AutoGas' Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride where a Ford F-150 running on propane will make a cross-country trip to highlight the benefits of propane autogas.

Photo of 2017 Chrysler Pacifica courtesy of FCA US.

FCA's 2017 Fleet Preview Starts in Boston, Phoenix

FCA US is giving fleet managers in 15 cities a chance to drive its 2017 model-year lineup starting with two events in Boston and Phoenix on April 26.

Diesel Prices Up, Oil Production Could Increase

The price of diesel fuel increased for the third week in a row, hitting an average price of $2.198 per gallon.

Fleet Advantage Graduates Two More CTP Professionals

Fleet Advantage announced two additional executive graduates of the 2016 NPTC Certified Transportation Professional (CTP) program.

Penske Truck Leasing's Fourth SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award

The company is one of seven organizations, and the only transportation corporation, being accorded with this designation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Endurance RSA (PHOTO: Goodyear)

Goodyear Endurance RSA Targets Regional, Urban Delivery Fleets

The Goodyear Endurance RSA focuses on the evolving needs of regional and urban delivery fleets, which split their time between highway and city driving.

PHOTO: GPS Insight

GPS Insight Integrates with Fleetio

The data integration allows customers who use both systems to receive automated odometer readings and Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Alerts from GPS Insight inside the Fleetio software application.





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