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Landi Renzo to Offer CNG F-250/F-350 Trucks

Landi Renzo will offer compressed natural gas (CNG) versions of Ford's F-250 and F-350 pickup trucks that have been certified by the California Air Resources Board, the vehicle modifier has announced.

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McNeilus Unveils CNG Inspection Program

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, has introduced a compressed natural gas (CNG) inspection services program for CNG-powered vehicle fleets, the refuse truck body manufacturer announced.

KOBELCO Appoints Orion Equipment as Seattle Dealer

Orion Equipment will represent KOBELCO’s full line of excavators, covering the Puget Sound and Olympic Peninsula regions of Washington State.

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Ram ProMaster City Vans Recalled for Air Bags

An installation issue in 2,408 2015-MY vans may prevent the side air bag inflatable curtains from deploying properly.

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Fleet Sales Rise 3.4 Percent in April

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets increased 3.4 percent in April to 66,260 units during a month that registered an increase from March and pushed total fleet sales to 5.9 percent for the first four months of the year.


CEI Names Senior Director of Operations

The CEI Group, Inc., has named Bob Glose as its senior director of operations. Glose has 13 years of diverse experience at CEI, spread over two terms of service.

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Rush Introduces Class 6-8 CNG Fuel System

Rush Enterprises' Momentum Fuel Technologies has introduced what it says is the industry’s first complete compressed natural gas fuel system solution for Class 6-8 trucks.

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GM Celebrates 500M Vehicles Produced

General Motors has produced 500 million vehicles in its history, which spans 106 years mostly as a global automaker.

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XL Hybrids Offers Ford Transit Van Conversion

XL Hybrids has begun offering the 2015 and 2016 Ford Transit van and wagon equipped with its XL3 gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain, the alternative-fuel conversion company announced.

Cost of Diesel Rises for Third Straight Week

The national average price of on-highway diesel keeps pushing higher, increasing 4.3 cents from last week to $2.854 per gallon.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Responding to a Traffic Break

This driving maneuver, executed by law enforcement officers, is intended to slow down traffic because of an upcoming hazard. Unfortunately, some drivers are caught off-guard, momentarily unsure of what to do.

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States Spent $1.1B Maintaining Roads This Winter

Twenty-three States spent around $1.1 billion from October 2014 to mid-April 2015 to pre-treat, plow, or spread chemicals and other materials on roads to keep them open and safe this winter.

Altec Announces 2015 Price Adjustments

Altec has announced an average price increase of two percent on all models, effective June 2015.

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Ford Adds Gaseous Prep Package to 2016 F-150

Ford is re-introducing a gaseous prep package for its 2016 F-150 to enable bi-fuel or dedicated CNG and propane autogas use. The package was last offered with the 2014-MY F-150.

Utility One Source Partners with UCO Equipment

Utility One Source announced a partnership with UCO Equipment (UCO), a provider of specialty equipment and services to the utility, power, and oil and gas sectors.

Diagram of feedback loop for video-based safety program. Image: SmartDrive Systems

Bakery Fleet Boosts Safety with SmartDrive Video System

Within the first three weeks after it deployed the SmartDrive Systems video-based driver safety program, Mid South Baking Company boosted its internal safety score by 68%.

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Ford Launches 2016 F-650/F-750 Configurator

Ford has unveiled a configurator for its F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks that have been redesigned for the 2016 model year.

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NTSB Report Finds Value in On-Board Video Systems

An NTSB report has concluded that on-board video systems can “provide valuable information for evaluating the circumstances leading to a crash,” if the cameras are positioned properly and if the systems are adequate for recording in low light.

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California Cities Lead Worst Air Pollution List

California cities rank at the top of the list of the areas with the worst air pollution, according to the American Lung Association's "State of the Air" report for 2015.

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Paul Ryan: Highway Bill Takes Backseat to Tax Reform

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, has strongly indicated that there’s no way around applying another short-term patch to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent.

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Ohio Bill Would Set Up Alt-Fuel Incentives

Ohio State Representatives Sean O’Brien and Dave Hall have reintroduced bipartisan legislation to incentivize alternative fuel use in the state, the lawmakers announced.

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Hino Recalling Multiple Medium-Duty Models

In nearly 2,000 trucks, a front axle U-bolt may have been over-torqued – a problem that can eventually lead to steering control loss.

Photo of Lansing Delta Township assembly plant courtesy of GM.

GM Investing $5.4B in Plants to Expand Production

General Motors will invest $5.4 billion over three years to improve its U.S. plants, including spending $783.5 million in three Michigan facilities, GM has announced.

Penske Truck Leasing Named to Elite 100 List

Penske Truck Leasing is once again a member of the annual InformationWeek Elite 100 list, placing No. 79. For 16 straight years, the company has graced the InformationWeek 500 rankings, which highlights leading business technology innovators in the United States.

Photo of 2015 F-150 XL courtesy of Ford.

Vincentric Analyzes 2015 F-150 TCO

The jury is still out on total cost of ownership (TCO) for the 2015 F-150; however, fleet owners should not expect a high cost-to-own increase from the 2014 to 2015 F-150 models, according to Vincentric.

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