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AFC Hires Director of Business Development

In his new role, Waltz will assist AFC in building upon inventory financing opportunities in specialty segments such as RV, powersports, rental, and commercial truck.

Image courtesy of Piedmont Natural Gas.

Piedmont Natural Gas Near CNG Conversion Goal

North Carolina-based Piedmont Natural Gas is near its goal of converting 30 percent of its fleet to compressed natural gas (CNG), according to the company's 2015 Sustainability Report.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Colorado being loaded on to a Shorts 330 Sherpa aircraft for ASRC courtesy of GM.

Alaska Energy Fleet Airlifts Trucks Into Service

ASRC Energy Services has been using creative methods to transport its fleet vehicles to remote areas of the state, including replacing a vehicle's wheels with smaller ones so the vehicle fits into an airplane.

Workers began training to produce the new series in June, and actual production began several weeks later. Photo: Tom Berg

Symbolic First 2016 F-650/750 Shown at Ohio Plant

Ford and United Auto Workers officials Wednesday morning drove the symbolic first unit of the new F-650/750 series off the line at its Ohio Assembly Plant near Avon Lake amid cheers that followed congratulatory speeches.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Gain.

U.S. Gain Opens Public CNG Station in Pa.

U.S. Gain has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) station in DuBois, Pa., announced the CNG division of U.S. Venture.

PEX Card Offers Fleet Payment Solution

PEX Card has introduced a new debit card for fleets that allows business owners greater control over expenses logged at fuel pumps by their drivers, according to the company.

Photo of Model 567 courtesy of Peterbilt.

Peterbilt Offers Maxwell’s Engine Start Module

Peterbilt is now offering Maxwell’s ultracapacitor-powered Engine Start Module on new Model 579 and 567 trucks as a factory-installed option.

Alliance AutoGas Leads EPA Certifications

Alliance AutoGas has converted more than 7,400 vehicles to run on cleaner-burning, affordable, domestically-produced propane autogas with bi-fuel systems used by General Motors, Ford Motor Company and FCA to convert shuttles, vans, trucks, buses and taxis.

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Calif. Offers $10.2M in NGV Grants

The California Energy Commission-funded Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive Project will provide $10.2 million in funding to reduce the purchase price of new, on-road natural gas vehicles.

Source: EIA

Diesel Prices Down 5 Cents Nationally

As an 11-week slide in diesel prices continues, the price of a gallon dropped 5 cents per gallon nationally.

Photo courtesy of Clarke Power Services, Inc.

NGV Maintenance Facility Opens in Illinois

Vehicle maintenance provider Clarke Power Services has relocated its Pontoon Beach, Ill., maintenance facility, which is equipped to handle natural gas vehicles (NGVs), the company announced.

The Canter FE125 used Daimler Commercial Truck's BlueTec emissions technology to comply with EPA 2010 diesel emissions standards. File Photo

Mitsubishi Fuso Class Action Moves Forward

A judge has allowed a class action against Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America to continue after the truck maker made motions to dismiss the case involving BlueTec emissions control technology.

Truck News: Ford F-Series, Chevrolet Colorado and Peterbilt 567

Recent headlines include a sport mode for the 2016 Ford F-150, a Mitsubisihi class action lawsuit, and a new Peterbilt vocational model.

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ATD Chairman Urges 'Affordable' Phase 2 GHG Standards

In testimony in Chicago at a joint U.S. EPA and NHTSA hearing, ATD's chairman explained why Phase 2 truck and engine efficiency standards must be affordable and not compromise performance, among other points.

Fleet Technology Expo Hall Sold Out

For the Aug. 24-26 conference on fleet efficiency held in Long Beach, Calif., event organizers have announced that the exhibit hall has officially sold out.

Photo courtesy of Funrise Toys.

Funrise Debuts Custom Tonka Toyota 4Runner

Funrise Toys, the manufacturer of Tonka-branded products under license from Hasbro, announced the completion of its new Tonka 4Runner, sponsored by Toyota, Bulletproof Suspensions, and other brands including Smittybilt and Rigid Industries.

Image courtesy of NHTSA, via YouTube.

CNG System Pressure Relief Devices Recalled

Two separate recalls, issued by Emcara Gas Development and Agility Fuel Systems, address faulty pressure relief devices that may fail to adequately vent pressure buildup.

Video Safety Tip: Backing a Vehicle

Here's some advice, provided by AAA and igottadrive.com, on one of the riskiest driving maneuvers your fleet drivers make on a regular basis.

Screenshot via AF.

Vehicle Cost Analyzer Tool Launched

Bobit Business Media and Vincentric have launched a Web-based vehicle cost analysis tool for fleet readers of AutomotiveFleet.com, WorkTruckOnline.com, Government-Fleet.com, BusinessFleet.com, and FleetFinancials.com.

Image courtesy of NTEA.

Fleet Interest in Idle Management Tech Rising

A new study from the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) has found increasing interest among fleets in idle management and electrification technologies.

Photo courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Debuts Colorado Midnight Edition Pickup

Chevrolet will offer the Colorado mid-size pickup in an all-black Midnight Edition for the 2016 model year, General Motors has announced.

Photo courtesy of Johnson Controls.

Johnson Controls Expands Stop-Start Battery Production

Johnson Controls is expanding the production of advanced batteries for start-stop vehicles amid growing demand for better fuel economy.

Photo of 2016 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

2016 F-150 Gets Sport Mode From Mustang

Ford is adding a sport mode to its 2016 F-150 that has been borrowed from the 2016 Mustang, the automaker announced. Ford is offering sport mode as a standard feature across the F-150 lineup.

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) Image: Carper<br />

Senator: Hike Fuel Tax 4 Cents a Year for 4 Years

Sen. Tom Carper contends all that’s needed to restore the Highway Trust Fund is to raise federal fuel taxes by four cents a year for four years and then index the rates to inflation from then on.

Photo courtesy of City of Spokane.

Wash. City Rolling Out CNG Garbage Trucks

The City of Spokane, Wash., has unveiled its first four compressed natural gas (CNG) powered garbage trucks, and plans to have 20 CNG trucks by the end of the year.





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