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Video Tip: Yielding to Emergency Vehicles

Here's some advice about yielding to ambulances, fire trucks and police cars. You may want to pass this along to fleet drivers as a friendly reminder.

Heavy-Duty Bucket Truck Operating Costs Increasing

This utility fleet benchmarking study from Utilimarc looks at heavy-duty bucket truck trends including average purchase price by year, operating costs, average miles driven, MPG, maintenance, and average age.

Versalift Celebrates 50 Years

Since its inception in 1965, Versalift has grown to become a global name and a leader in aerial vehicle manufacturing.

October Auctions in Kentucky, Texas, Illinois, and Massachusetts

More than 950 pieces of utility and construction equipment and vehicles will be sold off at JJ Kane Auctions in Louisville, Dallas, South Beloit, and Worcester in the month of October. The auctions will be held Oct. 1, 15, 24, and 31.

Altec Relocates Massachusetts Service Center

The service center provides a complete range of repair and maintenance work as well as Altec’s fully comprehensive preventative maintenance inspections.

NJ Natural Gas Opens Public-Access CNG Station

New Jersey Natural Gas announced the opening of Ocean County, New Jersey’s first public-access CNG fueling station at the Waste Management facility in Toms River, NJ.

Image: California State Transportation Agency

CARB Tightens Fuel Emission Rules

The California Air Resources Board has opted to “readopt” a Low Carbon Fuel Standard that requires a 10 percent reduction in the “carbon intensity of transportation fuels” by 2020.

Photo courtesy of VNG.

Colorado Provides $30M in Alternative Fuel Grants

The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) will open the application period for its upcoming round of funding under the Alt Fuels Colorado grant program on Oct. 1, the organization announced.

Photo of 2015 Golf TDI engine courtesy of VW.

EPA Broadens Diesel Emissions Testing

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will implement additional testing of diesel vehicles designed to uncover potential software algorithms used to evade federal emissions standards, the agency announced Sept. 25.

Goodyear Sets New Service Call Record

In August, Goodyear-Fleet HQ 24/7 Emergency Roadside Service – which is offered through the Goodyear-Fleet HQ suite of business solutions – helped 15,375 trucks return to service, a record for the program.

SoCalGas Opens Public CNG Station in Calif.

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has completed a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station for the City of Monterey Park, Calif., the energy provider announced.

Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing and Operations, U.S.A. at the Texas State Fair in front of the 2016 Nissan TITAN XD. (PHOTO: Nissan)

Nissan Shows 2016 Titan XD at Texas State Fair

Nissan kicked off its biggest presence ever at the world famous State Fair of Texas with a special showing of the all-new 2016 Nissan TITAN XD full-size pickup.

Model-Years: 2007-2013, Volume Weighted Wholesale Average Values, Weekly Change from 9/11/15 to 9/18/15 (SOURCE: Black Book)

Trucks See Highest Depreciation in Year

The average depreciation change last week for trucks fell 0.46 percent, the largest drop for trucks in nearly a year, indicating that the fall price declines might finally be in full gear.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Spark equipped with Android Auto courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Adds Android Auto to 2016 Models

Chevrolet will offer Android Auto compatibility via a software update on certain 2016 model year vehicles equipped with a MyLink infotainment system and 8-inch touch screen. Chevrolet dealers will provide the update in March.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD chassis cab courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Updates Silverado HD Trucks for 2016

The Chevrolet Silverado HD trucks will add new features for the 2016 model year, including integrated cruise control, powertrain grade braking, and diesel exhaust braking to enhance control, General Motors has announced.

Photo courtesy of New Jersey Natural Gas.

Waste Management Launches Public CNG Station in N.J.

Waste Management and New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) have opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at Waste Management's facility in Toms River, N.J., the companies announced.

Photo courtesy of AmeriPride.

AmeriPride Launches Mobile App for Service Managers

AmeriPride Services, a textile rental services and supply company, has launched its Complete Customer Care (C3) Mobile app to support customer service managers using a touch-screen tablet.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 crew cab courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Updated for 2016

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will offer expanded safety technologies, expanded use of 8-speed transmissions, and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto when it arrives for the 2016 model year, General Motors has announced.

Ford's 2017 Super Duty Photo: Ford

Ford Unveils New Super Duty With Aluminum Body

Ford introduced the 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty with a number of enhancements including a lighter weight aluminum-alloy body.

EEI President Honored as 2015 Trade Association CEO of the Year

Presented by CEO Update, the award recognizes excellence in trade associations and professional societies.

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L.A. Hyundai Dealer Adds Tucson Fuel Cell SUV

Keyes Hyundai in Los Angeles has become the fourth qualified Hyundai dealer to offer the Tucson Fuel Cell SUV for lease, the automaker announced.

EPA Might Alter ‘Implementation Roadmap’ for GHG Phase 2 Rules

The EPA is serious about further reducing exhaust emissions and boosting vehicle fuel economy. But the agency official’s remarks suggested that it intends to be reasonable about it.

The UltraShift Plus automated manual transmission. Photo: Eaton

Eaton Adds Low-Speed Enhancements to Transmissions

Eaton has added two optional features to the company’s UltraShift Plus and Fuller Advantage automated manual transmissions designed to enhance low-speed maneuverability.

Photo courtesy of Advanced Disposal.

Georgia Refuse Company Launches CNG Station

Advanced Disposal opened its seventh compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at its hauling facility in Macon, Ga., the refuse and recycling company announced.

Screen capture courtesy of McNeilus via YouTube.

McNeilus, Oshkosh Recall CNG Trucks for Fire Risk

The McNeilus recall affects 365 refuse and concrete mixer trucks, and the Oshkosh recall covers 33 S-Series concrete mixers.

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