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Medium-Duty Orders Remain Strong

Orders of medium-duty vehicles remained strong in April, even though they fell 10% from a March peak and came in 12% higher than a year ago, according to ACT Research.

Navistar's OnCommand Connection Hits 200,000 VINs

Navistar, Inc. announced subscriptions to OnCommand Connection (OCC), the company's open architecture remote diagnostics system, have surpassed the 200,000 vehicle mark.

A custom-built slide-in camper simulator to test the truck's roll stability when its center of gravity is raised. (PHOTO: Ford Motor Co.)

Video: Ford Puts Super Duty to the Test

Watch Ford engineers put Super Duty through its paces at Arizona Proving Grounds, subjecting the truck to low- and high-speed lane changes, and slalom runs.

The Ford F-150 leaves Asheville, heading on to Oklahoma City. (PHOTO: Alliance Autogas)

Alliance Autogas Ride Hits Oklahoma City

The Alliance AutoGas converted Ford F-150 is halfway through its 5,500-mile 12-city “Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride.”

Photo of 2017 Ridgeline courtesy of Honda.

Honda Releases 2017 Ridgeline Pricing, Fuel Economy

Honda has released full specifications for its 2017 Ridgeline mid-size pickup, including pricing, fuel economy, and capacities for towing and payload.

Graphic courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Offers Predictive Maintenance Alerts

Chevrolet is offering a predictive maintenance alerting system called Onstar Proactive Alerts that monitors the health of the vehicle and notifies drivers to take the vehicle in for service.

Diesel Prices Plateau, Crude Oil Decreases

The price of diesel fuel plateaued last week, increasing by less than a cent nationally, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Fleet Safety Tip: Tire Maintenance

Goodyear provides some tire maintenance tips you can pass along to fleet drivers as a friendly reminder.

Jury Awards $22.7M for Fatal Fleet Crash

A Cook County, Ill., jury ruled against a food refrigeration company and its former fleet driver who allegedly had drugs in his system at the time of a 2012 accident.

American Force Wheels new 60,000 square foot facility in Miami. (PHOTO: American Force Wheels)

American Force Wheels Moves Headquarters

American Force Wheels just moved into its new 60,000 square foot building in Miami.

Older Terex Aerial Devices Recalled for Booms

The recall covers 1,332 XT52, XT55, and XT60 aerial devices built between 2001 and 2003.

Propane vehicles are displacing about 1 million gallons of gasoline and 1,600 cubic-feet of greenhouse gas emissions annually in the Seattle area. (PHOTO: Joanne Tucker)

Propane Autogas Ford F-150 Hits Northwest in Coast-to-Coast Tour

Alliance Autogas began its coast-to-coast tour in Kansas, with the propane-converted pickup making it up to Washington in just a few short days before it continues on to California. The ride is to support the message to fleets that "it’s really not that hard to convert."

Photo: Peterbilt

Day-Cab Fleets Missing Out on Aerodynamic Benefits

Day-cab tractors have lagged behind sleeper equipped models in aerodynamic development fleets are missing out of fuel efficiency gains, according to the latest NACFE Confidence Report.

Photo of 2017 Chrysler Pacifica assembly line courtesy of FCA.

FCA Details Plant Upgrades for Pacifica Minivan

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles invested $744 million and hired more than 1,200 workers since September of 2014 to build the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan at its Windsor Assembly Plant.

Photo of 2014 Taurus courtesy of Ford.

April Vehicle Depreciation Goes Negative

Rising used vehicle depreciation pulled average April values into the red in a month that's typically the last strong month of the spring season, according to Black Book.

Photo: Inland Kenworth

$23 Million Phoenix Kenworth Dealership Opens

The truck dealership group Inland Kenworth has opened a new $23 million dealership in Phoenix, Ariz., as part of an 83-acre business park with a truck stop, truck wash, and trailer dealership.

PHOTO: Innova

Innova Partners with Automotive Distribution Network

The partnership will provide the group’s members with an affordable, innovative telematics solution to efficiently manage small- and medium-sized fleets.

Terex Announces New Branch Managers

eremy Dehnel joins the Terex team as Branch Manager in the Waukesha, Wis., location, and Chad Rudebusch takes over as Branch Manager in the Watertown, S.D., location.

SoCalGas Looking Into Natural Gas Trucks

Based on the results on a recently released technical paper, SoCalGas will be deploying near-zero emissions heavy-duty trucks fueled by increasing volumes of renewable natural gas.

FPL regularly assists with storm cleanup, and training helps ensure smooth fleet operations. (PHOTO: FPL)

Florida Utility Trains on Storm Response

During recent storm response training, FPL demonstrated how crews work more efficiently in the field to speed restoration. The company's storm response fleet, including its Mobile Command Center and Community Response Vehicle, allow field employees to operate remotely in the hardest hit areas.

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General Electric Names Fleet and Travel Manager

Bridget Clark was named fleet and travel Manager at General Electric in Windsor, Conn.

The propane mower is a 2013 Exmark Lazer Z Ultra Cut 60 powered by a 25.5 hp Kawasaki FX801 V-Twin gasoline engine, converted to propane by Alliance Small Engines. (PHOTO: Alliance AutoGas)

Phoenix Hosts Propane-Powered Coast-to-Coast Ride

The record-breaking conversion of the Ford F-150 by Alliance AutoGas is on the road heading to Phoenix on a 5,500-mile, 12-city tour.

Photo of a composite partition in a Ford Transit Connect courtesy of Adrian Steel.

Adrian Steel Offers Composite Van Partitions

Adrian Steel has introduced a line of composite partitions for cargo vans that provide more leg room and better climate control for the driver.

Photo of 2017 Ridgeline courtesy of Honda.

2017 Honda Ridgeline Begins Production

Honda has begun building its 2017 Ridgeline mid-size pickup at its Lincoln, Ala., manufacturing plant and will offer the significantly refreshed truck "soon" at dealerships.

Photo of 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid courtesy of FCA.

FCA-Google Deal Must Overcome Acceptance, Legal Hurdles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' agreement with Google to test self-driving technology in the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan may pave the way for greater acceptance of autonomous driving if the companies can get past legal barriers, fleet industry sources said.

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