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Michigan-based Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation is among the fleets that uses Ford E-450 vehicles retrofitted with ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fueling systems. Photo courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech.

ROUSH Increases Propane Tank Capacity for Paratransit Fleets

ROUSH CleanTech has developed an extended-range propane autogas fuel tank for the Ford E-450 chassis, the modifier announced.

Photo of 2016 NPR Diesel courtesy of Isuzu.

Isuzu Adds Class 3 NPR Diesel Cabover

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has introduced its 2016 NPR Diesel as a Class 3 cabover with a 13,000-pound GVWR and 33.5-inch frame that expands the capability of Isuzu's entry-level truck, according to the company.

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Texas HVAC Fleet Names Manager for 1,600 Vehicles

David McCauley was named North America fleet manager at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Plano, Texas. He assumed this position in June 2015.

Photo of F-550 courtesy of Ford.

Medium-Duty Orders Rebound in August

Orders of medium-duty vehicles in classes 5-7 bounced back from a weaker July with a 10 percent increase but fell year-over-year, according to ACT Research.

Photo of 2015 Edge Sport courtesy of Ford.

2016 Edge to Debut Ford's Adaptive Steering

Ford will introduce adaptive steering to improve steering feel at various speeds on the 2016 Edge mid-size SUV, Ford has announced.

Screenshot via TWC.

Time Warner Cable Sets Emissions Reduction Goal

Time Warner Cable is ratcheting up its emissions-reduction initiative for its service fleet by setting a goal of lowering greenhouse gas emissions by at least 30 percent by the end of 2016.

Independent shops have seen limits in what they can do when it comes to today's heavily computerized vehicles. Photo courtesy Wheeltime Network

Landmark Agreement Addresses 'Right to Repair' for Commercial Vehicles

The aftermarket repair industry and truck and engine makers have reached an agreement on the sharing of heavy-duty vehicle service information, which will give truck owners more options for diagnosing and repairing today's heavily computerized commercial vehicles.

Photo via Flickr/United Soybean Board.

Biofuel Grant State Finalists Selected

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the 21 states that will receive grants through its Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership (BIP), which aims to support and expand biofuel infrastructure.

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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.

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