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GE to Sell Transportation Finance Unit to BMO Financial Group

GE announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its GE Capital, Transportation Finance business in the U.S. and Canada to BMO Financial Group (BMO).

Photo of F-150 hood made from Alcoa's Micromill material courtesy of Ford.

Ford to Add Next-Gen Aluminum Alloy to 2016 F-150

Ford is collaborating with Alcoa to develop a new aluminum alloy for the 2016 F-150 pickup that's more formable and design-friendly that the earlier material.

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NTEA Announces Leno as 2016 Keynote Speaker

Jay Leno, comedian, author, car builder and longtime host of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” will serve as keynote speaker at The Work Truck Show 2016. His address will take place Thursday, March 3, as part of the President’s Breakfast & NTEA Annual Meeting.

PHOTO: Fontaine Modification

Fontaine Facility Reaches 1,000-Day Safety Milestone

Employees at Fontaine Modification Vocational Services' modification center in Springfield, Ohio, were treated by the company to a lunchtime celebration on Aug. 27 for working their 1,000th consecutive day without a lost-time incident.

Source: EIA

Diesel Prices Resume Downward Trajectory

After a week of increases, the price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel fell by 1.7 cents, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.

Photo courtesy of Midway City Sanitary District.

Calif. Refuse District Opens CNG Station

Midway City Sanitary District (MCSD) has opened a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility in Westminster, Calif., the waste management agency announced.

Video Tip: Preventing Rear-End Crashes

Here’s some advice, provided by the New York Department of Motor Vehicles and CNET, on how to avoid a rear-end collision.

Feds Offer $11M for Alternative-Fuel Trucks

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $11 million in available funding to support development and demonstration of alternative-fuel technologies for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

Indiana Dealer Opens Fleet Center

Indiana dealer VanAuto, LLC is opening a fleet center as its second location in Evansville, and has scheduled an opening event for Sept. 12. The new location will provide fleet vehicles to small businesses.

AT&T Mobility CEO Glenn Lurie announces a partnership with Telogis. Photo courtesy of Telogis.

AT&T, Telogis Announce Global Telematics Partnership

AT&T and Telogis have expanded an existing collaboration to provide widespread secure data access for Telogis' suite of fleet software and co-develop new connected services for vehicles around the globe.

Photo courtesy of FCA US.

Ram Trucks, Chassis Cabs Recalled for Steering

The recall affects 156,498 pickup trucks and chassis cabs that may have faulty bracket welds that can lead to steering difficulties.

The steel rectangular fuel tanks are available in both 45 and 70 gallons with single fuel tank fuel systems, and available with hydraulic, air drum, or air disc brakes. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth Adds Fuel Tank Mounting Options for T270/T370

Kenworth has added two new frame packaging options for fuel tank mounting on the T270 and T370 trucks.

Element Names Leadership Team for North America

Toronto-based Element Financial Corp. has named the senior leadership team that will lead the company's North American fleet management business based in Maryland and Minnesota.

2014 Ram 1500 is one of the vehicles involved in this recall. Photo courtesy of FCA US.

FCA Recalls 1M Ram Trucks for Faulty Wiring Harness

The recall affects approximately 1.06 million model-year 2012-2014 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups as well as 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs.

Photo of Ram 1500 courtesy of FCA US.

Ram 1500 Quad Cab Trucks Recalled for Air Bags

The recall affects more than 188,000 trucks manufactured from Aug. 26, 2013, to Aug. 8 of this year.

A 1962 Ford F-850 truck with concrete mixer at a job site. Photo: Ford Archives

Ford Highlights How F-Series Shaped America

Ford recently highlighted how the F-Series has been a part of the U.S. workplace for nearly a century.

Photo of Chevrolet Traverse courtesy of GM.

Mid-Size SUVs Lead August Depreciation

Mid-size SUVs from the 2010 to 2014 model years recorded the highest depreciation in August, slipping 3 percent from July to $18,650, while compact pickups increased in value during the month, according to Black Book.

Geotab Adds Fleetio's Odometer Updates

Data provider Fleetio and telematics vendor Geotab have launched a collaboration that provides customers from both companies with automated odometer updates, diagnostic trouble code (DTC) handling and fuel location exception reporting.

Graphic courtesy of Ford.

Ford Vans Top-Sellers in 47 States

One of Ford's vans is the top selling van in 47 of the 50 U.S. states with the exception of only North Dakota, South Dakota, and New Hampshire.

Photo courtesy of UPS.

UPS Adds 125 Hybrid Step Vans

UPS has purchased 125 Workhorse E-Gen gasoline-electric hybrid step vans to reduce operating costs and save fuel, the Atlanta-based parcel delivery company announced. The E-Gen trucks will be replacing gasoline-powered vehicles.

Photo of Ram 1500 truck courtesy of FCA US.

Ram 1500 Trucks Recalled for Electrical Short Risk

The recall affects 1,655 2014-2015 model-year Ram 1500 diesel 4x2 trucks.

Private Ambulance Service Expands Fleet

MedTrust Medical Transport, LLC, a private ambulance transportation company based in Charleston, South Carolina, recently expanded its wheelchair fleet to provide added services, including Sunday availability.

Thingtech Offering CalAmp-Powered Fleet Management Solution

Thingtech has selected the CalAmp Connect platform and fleet tracking devices to power its new fleet management solution, CalAmp has announced.

Source: EIA

Diesel Price Reversal Ends 14-Week Decline

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel rose for the first time in 3 ½ months, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.

Southern Company Utility to Acquire AGL Resources

Southern Company plans to merge with AGL Resources through a $12 billion acquisition expected to complete by the second half of 2016, according to a Southern Company press release.





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