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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.

Milano

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.

BOWLES

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.

Photo of San Francisco by Vincent Bloch via Wikimedia Commons.

California’s Bay Area Tops Vehicle Theft List

The National Insurance Crime Bureau recently released its list of vehicle theft hot spots, and the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metro area tops the list based on 2014 data.

Photo: Jim Park

House Bill Would Up Fuel Tax By Over 10 Cents

Aiming to address both the lack of funding for the Highway Trust Fund and the lack of trust in finding a long-term solution for that, Rep. Tim Rice (R-SC) has introduced a bill that would hike federal motor-fuel taxes by 10.1 cents per gallon and index the new rate to inflation.

Photo: Clean Energy Fuels

Clean Energy Adds CNG Stations for Refuse Fleets

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has finished construction of 14 clean natural gas fueling stations for refuse fleet customers this year and expects to construct another 22 by the end of 2015.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Pairs Electric Bicycle With Transit Connect

Ford has developed a prototype electric bicycle that folds into the back of its Transit Connect compact van for possible use in congested cities by couriers, electricians and delivery services.

Photo courtesy of Western Products.

Snowplows Approved for 2015 Ford F-150 Trucks

Western Products' 7-foot, 6-inch HTS snowplow and 7-foot, 4-inch Suburbanite snowplow are now officially approved applications for 2015 Ford F-150 trucks.

FCA US Invests $166M in Stamping Plant

FCA US has invested $166 million in its Sterling Stamping Plant to meet increased demand for its Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, and Ram Truck vehicles.

Photo of 2014-2016 Rogue courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Offers Collision Avoidance on 2016 Rogue

Nissan will offer a forward collision avoidance system with its 2016 Rogue compact SUV, among other updates to a vehicle that entered its second generation with the 2014 model year.

Photo via Freefoto.com.

Fuel Price Forecast Calls for Small Increases

The U.S. Energy Department this week revised its expectations for fuel prices this year, but they aren’t expected to go wildly higher.

Enriquez

American Force Wheels Hires Back Sales Director

American Force Wheels, Inc., welcomes back long-­time industry veteran Sergio Enriquez to the team as sales director.

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