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Ford Updates 2017 Van Lineup

Ford has updated its 2017 model-year van lineup to include ergonomic updates for the Transit, new technology for the Transit Connect, and a new engine offering for the E-Series stripped chassis and cutaway.

Photo by Chris Brown.

Cummins Powers Up Medium-Duty Engines

Cummins has updated its B and L series medium-duty engines for 2017, increasing power output options and fuel efficiency.

Photo of 2016 F-650 dump truck courtesy of Ford.

Ford Extends F-650/F-750 V-8 Diesel's Range

Ford will offer a new 6.7L Powerstroke V-8 diesel with its the 2017 F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks that can travel 500,000 miles without a major service visit, Ford announced at the Work Truck Show.

Michelin's Auto Tire Inflation Tech Maintains Pressure

Michelin Auto Inflate will use automatic tire inflation technology developed by Aperia Technologies called Halo to maintain the pressure on drive and trailer tires.

Photo courtesy of Motive Power Systems.

Morgan Olson to Offer Electric Walk-In Van

Morgan Olson will begin offering its Route Star walk-in van as a battery-electric vehicle propelled by a Motiv Power System powertrain, Motiv has announced.

Photo of Matthew Godlewski of NGVAmerica by Mike Antich.

Natural Gas Use, Vehicle Sales Decline

Natural Gas vehicle production and sales declined in 2015 compared to 2014. This was primarily due to the reduced cost of petroleum, according to Matthew Godlewski, president of NGVAmerica.

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

Hybrid Step Vans Saving Fuel for AmeriPride

XL Hybrids, Inc. is showing service trucks for linen supply fleet AmeriPride at the Work Truck Show that integrate the company's XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive system with a Ford F-59 stripped chassis.

Photo of U.S. DOE Deputy Asst. Secretary Reuben Sarkar by Mike Antich .

DOE Boosts SuperTruck Funding, Medium-Duty Grants

The U.S. Department of Energy has boosted funding for its SuperTruck II initiative to increase fuel efficiency of Class 7and 8 trucks and will provide funding for several projects that would develop alternative powertrains for medium-duty vehicles, the agency announced at the Work Truck Show.

Fuel Prices Increase for Second Straight Week

The price of diesel fuel at the pump increased for the second straight week, jumping a few tenths of a cent nationally.

GM Fleet associates pack donations for charitable causes. Photo courtesy of GM.

GM Fleet, Fleet Clients Donate on Leap Day

General Motors' fleet sales unit mobilized seven of its fleet clients on leap day as part of a "pay it forward" campaign to raise funds for local charities. Funds donated to the charities were given on behalf of the customers.

Momentum Fuel Technologies Reveals Back-of-Cab CNG System

Momentum Fuel Technologies has revealed a 150 diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) back-of-cab system to its line of compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system solutions for Class 6 to Class 8 trucks.


Water Cooler Delivery Company Names Regional Fleet Manager

Mark Hudgins was named regional fleet manager at DS Services, a water cooler delivery company, in greater Denver.

International Adds Over-the-Air Reprogramming for Trucks

Over-the-air reprogramming of engine control modules is now available on all International Truck models powered by N9, N10 and N13 engines, the company announced.

Video Safety Tip: Dealing With Black Ice

The Maine Occupational Safety and Health Administration offers advice for dealing with one of the most dangerous winter driving hazards.

EPA Offers $26M in Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that $26 million in grant funding will be made available to establish clean diesel projects with the intention of reducing emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engines.

The Ford F-150 truck to be converted March 3. Photo courtesy of Alliance AutoGas.

Alliance AutoGas to Convert F-150 at Work Truck Show

Alliance AutoGas will be converting a bi-fuel 2016 3.5L Ford F-150 V-6 on March 3 at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ind.

Photo of worker building EcoBoost at Cleveland Engine Plant courtesy of Ford.

Ford to Invest $145M in EcoBoost Engine Production

Ford will invest $145 million to upgrade its Cleveland Engine Plant to support production of the second-generation 3.5L EcoBoost engine for the 2017 F-150 lineup, according to Ford.

Dossier Systems Names Midwest Account Manager

Dossier Systems announced that Jim Dyer has joined the company as regional account manager for the Midwest. Dyer will develop new business and serve existing Dossier customers.


Goodyear Revamps Commercial Tire Website

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has completely revamped its commercial tire Website to help fleets find the Goodyear Total Solution that’s right for them.

Phillips 66 Consolidates Lubricants Brands

To strengthen strategic relationships and drive growth, Phillips 66 Lubricants will consolidate its Lubricant’s portfolio into two brands, Phillips 66 and Kendall Motor Oil.

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Pothole Damage a 'Frequent Repair' in Fleets

Pothole damage to fleet vehicles has become a frequent repair item, especially in late winter months when melting snow and thawing pavement opens up new cracks and damage to roadways, fleet management companies told

Photo of 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 eAssist courtesy of GM.

Mild Hybrid Silverado, Sierra Trucks to Arrive for 2016

General Motors will offer about 700 eAssist hybrid versions of its 2016 model year Silverado and Sierra pickups through California dealers, GM has announced.

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UPS Safe Driver Group Grows to More than 8,700

UPS has announced 1,613 drivers have joined the ranks of its elite “Circle of Honor,” raising to 8,703 the number of drivers who have not had an avoidable accident for 25 years or more.

Photo: Make-a-Wish Foundation of America

500-Truck Convoy Set for Mother's Day

A 500-truck convoy has been scheduled for Mother's Day in Lancaster, Pa., to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and take aim at a world record.

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Tri-Fuel System Installed on Ford Truck

Niyato Industries Inc. has developed a tri-fuel system that can support the use of gasoline, compressed natural gas, or propane and installed it on a Ford F-350 4x4 pickup.

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