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Photo of the Model 520 courtesy of Peterbilt.

Peterbilt Unveils Model 520 for Refuse Fleets

Peterbilt has expanded its refuse truck lineup with the Model 520, which features new seating configurations for route collection, more versatility and the availability of the Paccar MX-11 engine.

With 2,244 pounds (maximum) payload, the box delete provides the opportunity for service body, stake body, and other aftermarket applications. (PHOTO: GM)

Chevrolet Colorado Box Delete Ordering Opens

The 2016 Colorado Box Delete package is now available on Colorado Work Truck rear-wheel-drive extended cab models and is offered exclusively with the 305-hp 3.6L V-6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission.

Photo courtesy of South Jersey Gas.

N.J. Gas Utility Adds 100th CNG Vehicle

South Jersey Gas, a New Jersey-based natural gas utility, introduced the 100th CNG vehicle to its fleet.

Photo of 2017 Super Duty courtesy of Ford.

Ford Super Duty Aluminum Supplier Expands Operations

Novelis has expanded its Oswego, N.Y., operations to add a $120-million finishing line to supply high-strength aluminum alloy for the 2017 F-Series Super Duty lineup, the supplier announced.

Photo courtesy of Jasper Engines & Transmissions.

Jasper Renovation Project Nearing Completion

The renovation and relocation project within the Jasper Engines & Transmissions Gas Engine Division at its Wernsing Road remanufacturing facility in Jasper, Ind., is nearing completion.

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Daimler Recalls Sprinter 2500, 3500 Vans

The recall, limited to 55 vans in the 2015 and 2016 model years, will address the risk of windows separating during a crash.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls F-150 Trucks for Brake Fluid Leaks

Dealers will replace brake master cylinders in more than 225,000 2013-2014-MY pickup trucks in the U.S.

Photo via AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Vehicles Crashed Into 39% of Contractor Work Zones

Almost two of five contractors reported a vehicle crashing into their work zone in the past year, according to a new survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Screenshot via Knapheide.

Knapheide's KUV Body Sheds 650 Pounds

Knapheide has reduced the weight of its KUV enclosed utility body for chassis cab vans by 650 pounds, the upfitter has announced.

The truck arrives back home on May 23. (PHOTO: Alliance AutoGas)

Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Ride Ends

The Alliance AutoGas converted Ford F-150 has concluded its 5,600-mile, 12-city "Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride" in Asheville, N.C.

The vehicles are existing Workhorse walk-in vans with GM gasoline engines and equipped with the Lightning Hybrids Energy Recovery System (ERS). (PHOTO: Peapod

Online Grocer Peapod Adds Hybrid Step Vans

Peapod, an online grocer, took delivery of its first two fuel-efficient, hydraulic hybrid delivery trucks this month.

Diesel Jumps 6 Cents In A Week

The average price of diesel fuel jumped again, increasing for the seventh week in a row, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Video Safety Tip: Escaping a Submerged Vehicle

A Michigan State Police trooper offers advice on how to safely get out of a vehicle sinking in water.

Photo courtesy of GM.

GMC Upgrades Trailering for 2016 Sierra

Fleets acquiring a 2014-2016 model year GMC Sierra can add a new camera system for trailering and a factory-installed, fifth-wheel prep package that's compatible with gooseneck or fifth-wheel hitches.

Photo: Ryder

Ryder Expands Maintenance Options for Truck Leases

Ryder System has expanded maintenance offerings for leases with the company’s new Ryder ChoiceLease options.

CTE Recalls Trucks With IMT Cranes

The recall covers 15 Dominator-Propane, Dominator I, Dominator II, Dominator III, and Dominator IV trucks.

Wolfgang Bernhard, speaking at a Daimler Trucks media event held earlier this year in Germany,

Daimler Sees NAFTA Class 6-8 Market Dropping 15%

The parent company of Freightliner and Western Star said it now forecasts that the overall North American market for Class 6 to 8 trucks will “contract by approximately 15% in 2016.”

Calif. Clean Air Plan Calls for Further NOx, PM Reductions

As part of a broad-reaching clean air program, California has proposed a low-NOx engine standard for heavy trucks. Truck and engine makers have said in the past that striving for low NOx in diesels could conflict with federal efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing fuel economy.

PHOTO: EUFMC

Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference Update

The annual Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference, to be held June 5-8, features a comprehensive educational program with presentations by fleet executives, industry experts, manufacturers, and other suppliers to utility fleets.

Map of Mopar parts centers in North America courtesy of FCA US.

FCA's Mopar Adding $12.2M Parts Center

FCA has started work on a $12.2-million Mopar parts distribution center in Winchester, Va., to expand parts availability for customers, including fleets, in that area.

Photo of Ram ProMaster drive-away event courtesy of FCA.

Ram Delivers ProMaster City Vans to N.Y. Dealers

FCA provided 50 additional Ram ProMaster City compact vans to New York-area dealers during a May 17 event to boost dealer inventories in that area for smaller fleet buyers, FCA has announced.

Photo of 2012 Ford F-250 SuperCrew via Wikimedia.

Diesel Truck Residual Values Rise With Mileage

Diesel-powered pickup trucks sell for more than 30% of their gasoline counterparts after three years of fleet usage and return greater value with higher odometer readings, according to data from ADESA.

Photo: Vincentric

Vincentric Names 2016 Fleet TCO Winners

Nissan, Ford, General Motors, and Toyota vehicles helped these car and truck makers lead Vincentric's 2016 Best Fleet Value in America awards that were announced today.

Safe Fleet Acquires Rear View Safety

Safe Fleet has acquired Rear View Safety (RVS), which provides back-up camera systems and video-based road safety solutions to fleets. Financial terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

The two donut symbols are designed to help identify the new FA-4 and CK-4 diesel engine oils. Image: API

API Debuts Symbols for Identifying New Diesel Oils

The American Petroleum Institute is introducing a special Service Symbol Donut designed to help buyers differentiate between the new API FA-4 and CK-4 service categories for diesel-engine oils.

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