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SoCalGas and CTA Advocate Benefits of Natural Gas

Southern California Gas Co. and the California Trucking Association are teaming up to advocate the benefits of natural gas and alternative fuels for heavy-duty trucking.

Photo courtesy of TWC.

Time Warner Cable's Diesel Transits Vastly Improve Fleet's MPG

Time Warner Cable has begun replacing aging gasoline-fueled vans with diesel-powered Ford Transit vans that should improve fuel economy by nearly 50 percent, according to the company.

Highway Bill Would Equalize Taxes of Alternative Fuels

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a highway and transportation bill that included a provision that would change how certain alternative fuels are taxed in relation to conventional fuels.

Geotab Deploys Software Development Channel

Geotab announced the launch of the Geotab DEV Channel, a video site that assists business software application developers in their use of Geotab's Software Development Kit (SDK).

Photo courtesy of Hydrogenics.

Hydrogenics Building Fuel-Cell Truck with Calif. Grant

The California Energy Commission approved $2.6 million in grants to Hydrogenics USA Inc., for an advanced fuel-cell truck to transport shipping containers from ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach along a 150-mile loop to a rail network.

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) contends five-month patch will provide time to legislate a "fiscally responsible' long-term highway bill.

House Passes Five-Month Highway Bill Patch

House Republican leaders on July 15 pushed through an $8-billion plus measure to fund highway and infrastructure expenditures through December 18.

Photo of 2016 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty courtesy of FCA US.

FCA US Announces 2016-MY Fleet Incentives

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced fleet incentives for its 2016 model-year vehicles for the Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, and Ram Truck brands.

Photo of 2015 F-150 in a wind tunnel courtesy of Ford.

Ford Explains F-150's Air Curtain Technology

Ford implemented new air curtain technology on its 2015 F-150 that directs air flow in a way that reduces drag and aids fuel efficiency, according to Ford.

Photo of 2016 GMC Sierra Denali courtesy of GM.

GMC Sierra Gets Styling Updates for 2016

The GMC Sierra 1500 pickup will see several exterior styling updates for 2016, including a significantly reworked front end and new C-shaped LED daytime running lights, General Motors has announced.


Advanced Disposal Names Senior Fleet Operations Manager

Charles Vleck has been named senior fleet operations manager for Advanced Disposal Inc. in Philadelphia.

Trade Group Explores Fleet Natural Gas Conversions

A new report from a Pennsylvania energy trade group examines the opportunities and bottlenecks for natural gas and propane autogas as a transportation fuel in that state.

DOE Funds Algae Biofuel Research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated $18 million in funding to six projects in an effort to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5/CGE by 2019 and $3/CGE by 2030.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Suburban (not Heavy Duty model) courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Suburban HD Offered to Feds, Security Fleets

General Motors is producing its Chevrolet Suburban 3500HD Heavy Duty full-size SUV to federal agencies for use as an unmarked armored federal law enforcement vehicle, the automaker has confirmed.

Screenshot via Cannabix Technologies.

Canadian Company Working on 'Pot Breathalyzer'

Vancouver-based Cannabix Technologies Inc. is finalizing a product its calling a "pot breathalyzer" that officers could use to enforce drugged driving, according to a Reuters report.

Photo of 2016 Tucson courtesy of Hyundai.

2016 Hyundai Tuscon Starts at $23,595

Hyundai's 2016 Tucson compact SUV is getting a complete redesign and a modest price increase of $1,050 as it enters its third generation.

Pam Sederholm (left), AALA executive director, poses with Chad Fay at the Fleet Safety Conference. Photo by Mark Campbell.

Fleet Safety Awards Presented

Chad Fay, director of Fleet Operations for NPL Construction Company, received the annual Fleet Safety Award. Jack Hanley, executive director of NETS, received the Lifetime Fleet Safety Award.

Shell Global Road Safety Manager Mike Watson addresses the 2015 Fleet Safety Conference. Photo by Chris Wolski.

Fleet Safety Conference: Leader Behavior Drives Safety Culture

In his opening keynote address at the 2015 Fleet Safety Conference, Shell Global Road Safety Manager Mike Watson describes the controls and leadership necessary to foster a successful corporate safety culture.

Photo courtesy of Oshkosh.

Oshkosh Recalls Concrete Mixer Trucks

The recall affects 24 2015 model-year S-Series front discharge concrete mixer glider trucks at risk for sudden loss of drive power.


Ohio Tree Trimming Company Names Fleet Manager

The Davey Tree Expert Company has appointed Paul Milano as its corporate fleet manager, the Kent, Ohio, company announced.

Gasoline Bucks Trend of Dropping Diesel, Oil Prices

Diesel fuel prices continue to drop as crude oil futures continue to reflect a worldwide glut. Gasoline prices, however, jumped nearly 30 cents a gallon in California.

Fleet Safety Conference Kicks Off

The Fleet Safety Conference kicked off Monday evening in Schaumburg, Ill., and will offer sessions over the next two days about creating a positive safety culture at the corporate and fleet level.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Flashing Yellow Turn Arrows

More municipalities in a growing number of states are adding this relatively new type of signal light. Here's some advice you can pass along to fleet drivers.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Silverado Gets Facelift for 2016

Chevrolet's Silverado pickup will arrive for 2016 with a bolder look, including a reworked front end, General Motors has announced.

Truck and Van News: GMC Sierra, F-150, WorkStar Updates

Recent headlines include 2016-MY incentives for FCA and Toyota, snowplow approval for 2015 F-150s, and Cummins engines coming to WorkStar trucks.


CASECO Truck Body Expands Management Team

CASECO Truck Body (CTB), LLC, expanded its management team by adding Steve Bowles as branch manager of the Kansas City, Mo., facility.

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