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Mitsubishi Fuso Canter FE Financing Event

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) is launching the Get Up & Grow Sales Event, starting April 1.

Photo courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai Ramps Up Tech on 2016 Tucson

Hyundai's Tucson compact SUV has been completely redesigned for 2016 with an emphasis on safety technology and vehicle connectivity. The vehicle appeared at the New York International Auto Show.

Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV Gets Bolder Look

Mitsubishi will introduce a bolder approach to vehicle styling as part of its redesign of the Outlander mid-size SUV for 2016, the automaker announced at the New York International Auto Show.

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UPS to Deploy 1,400 CNG Vehicles, Fueling

UPS plans to add 1,400 compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors and delivery vehicles in the coming year as well as 15 fueling stations to support them, the Atlanta-based parcel delivery company has announced.

Peterbilt, Paccar Offer New Truck Warranties

Customers who purchase a new Peterbilt truck and finance through Paccar Financial will receive updated warranty coverage going forward, the company announced.

Altec Recalls Aerial Devices for Faulty Valves

The counterbalance valves might crack and permit hydraulic fluid to leak, which can lead to unintended boom movement.

BONHAM

Reading Truck Body VP Elected to NTEA Board

Wm. Craig Bonham, Reading Truck Body's vice president of Business Development, has been elected to the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA)'s Board of Trustees as a manufacturer representative.

MUNZ

Mitsubishi Fuso Names CFO

Michael Munz succeeds Mutsumi Miwa, who retired March 31.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert. Official Photo

Utah Gov. Approves Natural Gas Tax Increase

Utah's Gov. Gary R. Herbert has signed a transportation infrastructure funding bill that includes increases in the state tax on natural gas and hydrogen vehicle fuel.

IMT Adds Distributor

Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced the addition of Kahn Truck Equipment Company to its distributor network.

Oregon PUC Grants Approval for Avista CNG Services

The service offering allows Avista to construct, own and operate dedicated CNG infrastructure that would be located on an individual customer’s premises for the purpose of refueling a commercial fleet of natural gas-powered vehicles.

Photo via LeasePlan.

LeasePlan Confirms Sale Discussions

LeasePlan Corp. is actively discussing selling the Dutch company and its U.S. fleet management division to a group of investors, LeasePlan has confirmed.

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Automakers Surpass Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards Again

For the second year in a row, light-duty vehicle manufacturers have surpassed national greenhouse gas emissions standards, according to a March 26 report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Photo courtesy of the City of Orlando.

Orlando Adds More Green Garbage Trucks

The City of Orlando has added five compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse trucks in its ongoing effort to green a municipal fleet that now includes 36 electric and hybrid vehicles.

Photo of 2016 GMC Terrain Denali courtesy of GM.

GMC Terrain Compact SUV Gets 2016 Facelift

General Motors is updating its GMC Terrain compact SUV for 2016 with a new look and is offering safety features on the SLE and SLT models for the first time, GM has announced.

Diesel Prices Continue Three-Week Slide

Diesel and gasoline prices continue to drop for the third straight week as U.S. crude oil inventories stay at record high levels and demand remains low.

Truck and Van News: F-150, GM Powertrain, Chevrolet Silverado

Recent headlines for manufacturers include Ford offering a heavier payload to commercial F-150 users, fleets being exempted from GM powertrain warranty roll-back, and Volkswagen considering vans and trucks for the U.S. market.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

EPA Certifies Altech-Eco's CNG Transit Van

Altech-Eco has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to produce a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of the 2015 Ford Transit 150/250/350 3.7L van and wagon with the Ford gaseous prepped engine option.

NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind

Highway Bill Would Bolster NHTSA Funding, Authority

The Obama administration's transportation bill, delivered to the U.S. Congress March 30, would triple funding for the federal safety agency's auto defect investigation office.

Utilities Awarded for Response Times and Safety Efforts

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) recently recognized 17 utility crews for their safety and response efforts in 2014 and late 2013.

April Auctions in Georgia, Pennsylvania & Missouri

More than 1,800 pieces of equipment and vehicles from utilities and related companies will be auctioned in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Missouri in the month of April. The auctions will be held April 16, 18, and 23.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Work Zone Precautions

Highway construction and maintenance season is now under way, so here are 10 work-zone safety tips from the Federal Highway Administration and the New York Department of Transportation.

Worker in Fatal Accident After Picking Up Live Wires

A worker in Melbourne, Fla., died March 19 in a tragic on-the-job-accident after being electrocuted and then struck by two motorcyclists.

Photo via Wikimedia.

Natural Gas Vehicle Sales Fall 6.5 Percent

While the NGV medium- and heavy-duty segments increased by 30 percent and 24 percent respectively, the NGV light-duty segment decreased by 34 percent.

Congressmen Call For Fair Taxes On Alt Fuels

A bi-partisan group of congressmen seeking a fair excise tax on liquefied natural gas and propane introduced the Alternative Fuel Tax Parity Act on Thursday. Reps. Todd Young (R-IN), John Larson (D-CT), Mac Thornberry (R-TX), and Ron Kind (D-WI) jointly authored the bill.





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