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UPS to Power 2 Fleets with Landfill Methane

UPS will supply its fleet in Memphis, Tenn., and Jackson, Miss., with an estimated 15 million diesel gallon gas equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) as part of a multi-year agreement with Memphis Light, Gas and Water and Atmos Energy Marketing.

Motion Industries to Acquire Moss Rubber and Equipment

Motion Industries, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, has entered into a definitive agreement whereby Motion Industries has agreed to acquire Moss Rubber and Equipment Corporation.

Dodge B2500 is back in the fleet customer's hands after Cenergy outfitted the van with an ANG tank. It still has its original CNG tanks. Photo courtesy of Cenergy Solutions.

Adsorbent Natural Gas Tank Applied to First Fleet Vehicle

Cenergy Solutions has been testing an adsorbent natural gas (ANG) tank on a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 van. ANG tanks can extend a vehicle’s range and lower the cost of gas because it needn’t be pumped to high pressures.

SmartDrive Named Food Logistics Tech Innovator

SmartDrive Systems has been included in Food Logistics' annual list of influential software and technology providers, the 2015 FL100+. This is the second time SmartDrive has been recognized among the top providers to companies across the global food and beverage supply chain.

Stellar Exits Kiefer Trailer Manufacturing Business

Stellar Industries announced that it will close its Kiefer Manufacturing facility in Sneedville, Tenn., on Dec. 31, 2015, and transition its Kanawha, Iowa, operation to a Stellar company effective Jan. 1, 2016.

Photo of 2016 Subaru Forester by Vince Taroc.

Subaru Earns Best Resale Brand Award

Subaru, Lexus, General Motors, and Tesla earned top honors or recognition for 2016 models in Kelley Blue Book's annual forecast of the vehicles with the best retained value after a five-year ownership period.

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40+ Vehicle Debuts Set for Detroit

More than 40 new vehicles will get their global or North American debut at the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in Detroit.

Zonar Appoints Chief Strategy Officer

Zonar Systems has hired Ian McKerlich as its chief strategy officer, the transportation technology company has announced.

Attendees at the 2015 Fleet Safety Conference learn about Shell's comprehensive safety program from Mike Watson, Shell's global road safety manager. Photo: Chris Wolski

Save the Date: 2016 Fleet Safety Conference

When planning ahead for 2016, make sure to circle July 18-20. That’s when the 2016 edition of the not-to-be-missed Fleet Safety Conference will be held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill.

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Calif. and Pa. Offer Alternative-Fuel Grants

State regulators in Pennsylvania and California have introduced new assistance programs to create wider adoption of alternative fuel vehicles and technology, the states announced separately.

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Jack Cooper Transport Hires Maintenance Manager

Lou Wall was named maintenance manager at Jack Cooper Transport, one of the nation's largest car-hauling fleets.

Nissan's advanced 5.6-liter Endurance gasoline V-8 is being built in southern Tennessee.

Nissan to Offer Gasoline-Powered V-8 for Titan XD

Nissan's new engine features four valves per cylinder, variable valve timing and direct fuel injection, and is rated at 390 hp at 5,800 rpm and 401 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm.

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Time Warner Cable Names Maintenance Coordinator

Richard Callis, CAFS, has been named maintenance coordinator for Time Warner Cable in Portland, Maine.

Diesel Prices Down for 5th Straight Week

For the fifth straight week, the average price of a gallon of diesel fuel decreased according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

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Texas Plumber Sues Over Truck Used by Syrian Extremists

The black Ford F-250 started life as a truck for a Texas-based plumbing company, carrying pipes, toilets and other ilk. Until, that is, it appeared as the focal point of a tweet from a supposed extremist last December.

Video Safety Tip: Averting Vehicle-Deer Crashes

Here's some advice, provided by the Insurance Information Institute, aimed at helping drivers avoid a collision with a deer.

Photo courtesy of Isuzu.

Fire Extinguishers in Isuzu Trucks Recalled

Dealers will replace Kidde handheld fire extinguishers in 2012-2016 NPR, NPR-HD, NPR-XD, NQR and NRR diesel trucks, as well as in 2012-2015 NPR and NPR-HD gasoline-powered trucks.

Omaha Standard Palfinger President Steps Down

Effective Jan. 1, 2016, Mark Whaley will step down as the company's president.

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Ford Offers Shuttle Service for Employees

Ford is piloting an on-demand Dynamic Shuttle service for its Dearborn, Mich., employees this month, providing a new mobility solution featuring smart ride-hailing technology with premium customized shuttles, applying insights from earlier experiments and research with global urban commuters.

Photo of 2015 F-450 courtesy of Ford.

Classes 3, 8 Leading Strong Used Truck Market

Heavy and certain light and medium trucks make up the largest share of transactions for first three quarters of 2015, says IHS Automotive.

Photo courtesy of Testa Produce, Inc.

Chicago Food Service Fleet Named Clean Fuel Champion

A Chicago-area food-service fleet has earned the top distinction as the area's 2015 Clean Fuel Champion as selected by the Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition.

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Wards Auto Names Top 2016 Engines

Wards Auto's annual list of the top engines includes three electrified powertrains and one diesel for the 2016 model year.

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Alliance AutoGas Pursuing CARB Certification for 2016 Ford Transit

Alliance AutoGas has announced the pursuit of CARB certification for the 2016 Ford Transit, which it is currently taking orders in 49 states for.

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HorseFly Drone Gets Commercial Waiver from FAA

The HorseFly octocopter works with a modified WorkHorse walk-in electric van, which acts as a mobile base for the aircraft, to deliver packages.

Photo of 2010-MY Dodge Dakota via IIHS.

Heavier Depreciation Pushes Values Lower in November

Used vehicles depreciated 2.8% in November during a month that typically sees higher depreciation as vehicles lose greater value toward the end of the year, reports Black Book.

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