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Some of Florida Power & Light's green vehicle fleet. Photo courtesy Florida Power & Light.

Green Strategy Discussions Kick Off Work Truck Show

Alternative fuels and powertrains will work if an organization’s top people favor the concepts, speakers said at Tuesday's Green Truck Summit ahead of the NTEA Work Truck Show.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Rolls Out Global Telogis-Powered Telematics Platform

Ford is taking its Telogis-powered factory telematics system to a global audience in a rebranding of the existing Crew Chief platform, Ford announced on the eve of NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Ford's John Davis says upcoming F-650/750 will suit many applications, and powertrains were tested for heavy service. Photo by Tom Berg

Ford Lowers Noise Levels in F-650/F-750 Trucks

Ford's redesigned 2016 F-650 and F-750 trucks will offer a lower noise level than outgoing models mostly due to the redesigned turbo diesel engine, Ford announced on the eve of NTEA's Work Truck Show.

The Kenworth T370 with 20K steer axle. Photo: Tom Berg

Kenworth Offers Heavier Front Axle for T370 Truck

Kenworth is offering 18,000- and 20,000-pound axles with the truck that's powered by a PACCAR PX-9 8.9-liter inline-6 cylinder engine that produces 350 hp and 1,150 lb.-ft. of torque.

Navistar's Lisle, Ill., headquarters. File photo.

Navistar International Trims 1st Quarter Loss

Navistar International Corp. announced on Tuesday that it is still losing money, but nowhere near as much as it did a year earlier, thanks to higher sales and lower warranty costs.

Photo courtesy of Reading Truck Body.

Reading Introduces Isuzu NPR With Tool-Pro Body

Reading Truck Body has introduced the Isuzu NPR ECO-MAX work truck with Tool-Pro body. The truck is on display at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Classes 3-4 Propelling Used Medium-Duty Sales

Sales of used trucks in Class 3 and Class 4 provided a strong push in 2014 that made these classes the leaders in volume and growth among Class 3-7 vehicles, according to IHS Automotive.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Dealing With Sun Glare

The shift to Daylight Savings Time, along with the presence of highly reflective snow and ice, can make sun glare a major driving hazard this time of year. Here are some tips on how to mitigate the risks.

Photo of Isuzu Reach courtesy of Isuzu.

Reach Step Van Gets Diesel-Hybrid Powertrain Option

XL Hybrids is now offering its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System for the diesel-powered Reach commercial van from Isuzu and Utilimaster, the alternative-fuel conversion company announced.

Average Diesel Price Increases Again Since Hitting 5-Year Low

Diesel prices continue rebounding since hitting their lowest level in five years last month gaining 3.6 cents this week to reach a national average of $2.93 per gallon.

Natural Gas Field Service Improves in Customer Satisfaction Study

One of the largest satisfaction improvements for business customers among six categories in the J.D. Power study was field service.

Greenlots Supports EV Charging Pilot for SoCal Edison

Greenlots and its partner EVSE LLC announced that they are supporting a California Public Utility Commission-approved workplace EV charging pilot for Southern California Edison.

IPAF Summit Focuses on Opening Powered Access Markets

The 2015 IPAF Summit will focus on how new technologies will change the face of the access industry in the next five to ten years and look at how existing technologies are still battling to open up new markets around the world.

Photo of Dodge Durango courtesy of FCA US.

Dodge Durangos Recalled for Engine Failure

The global recall affects more than 467,000 vehicles, including certain Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees.

March Auctions in Michigan, Massachusetts, Florida, and Illinois

Equipment and vehicles from utilities and related companies will be auctioned in Michigan, Massachusetts, Florida, and Illinois in the month of March. The auctions will be held Mar. 14, 21 and 28.

Motion Industries Chairman Retires

After 37 years at Motion Industries — a leading distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts — Chairman Bill Stevens announced his plans to retire effective March 1, 2015.

EUFMC Registration Is Now Open and Keynote Announced

Registration for the 62nd annual Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference from May 31-June 3, 2015 is now open.

Photo of 2015 Edge production courtesy of Ford.

Ford Begins Building 2015 Edge With New Workers

Ford has begun production of its 2015 Edge mid-size SUV and will hire 400 additional workers at the plant near Toronto where it will be built.

Iberdrola USA and UIL Holdings Agree to Merge Operations

The merger between Iberdrola USA and UIL Holdings will make the combined company one of the largest utilities and the 2nd largest wind operator company in the US.

Graphic courtesy of GHSA.

Report: U.S. Pedestrian Fatalities Remain High

A report from the Governors Highway Safety Association finds that 2,125 pedestrians were killed in the first half of 2014 – essentially unchanged when compared with the 2,141 pedestrian fatalities during the same period in 2013.

Kenworth's K270 and K370 cabovers

Kenworth, Paccar Offer Medium-Duty Extended Warranty

Kenworth is offering an extended warranty program for U.S. buying new Kenworth Class 5-7 trucks financed through Paccar Financial.

ARI to Exhibit at NTEA Work Truck Show

ARI will again exhibit at the annual NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ind., from March 2-6, the fleet management company announced.

Photo via Wikimedia.

UPS Wins EPA’s Climate Leadership Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Center for Corporate Climate Leadership recognized UPS with one of its Climate Leadership Awards for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, UPS said. The awards acknowledge the voluntary work organizations do to build resilience to climate change.

Chart courtesy of J.D. Power.

Vehicle Dependability Slips Again in J.D. Power Study

Bluetooth connectivity and voice recognition issues are the most frequently reported problems after three years of ownership, according to J.D. Power's 2015 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study.

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Faulty Doors

The action, set to begin in March, affects 5,586 Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2015 model year.

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