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Goodyear Launches Smart Fleet Program Sweepstakes

Owner-operators and small fleets that sign up for the Goodyear Smart Fleet program during the 2015 Great American Trucking Show (GATS) will receive the opportunity to win a set of two Goodyear Fuel Max LHS steer tires.

Photo courtesy of Greenkraft Inc.

Greenkraft Offers Propane Autogas Class 4-5 Trucks

Greenkraft Inc. a California-based manufacturer of alternative-fuel trucks and alternative-fuel systems, is now taking orders from customers for its propane autogas Class 4-5 trucks, the company announced.

Photo of 2014 Expedition courtesy of Ford.

Trucks, SUVs Top July Retention Value

Trucks and SUVs logged the strongest resale value during July in a month that saw lighter depreciation of 1.3 percent for 2010-2014 model year vehicles, according to Black Book.

Photo courtesy of Toyota.

West Coast States Launch EV Initiative

The governors of California, Oregon, and Washington and the premier of British Columbia have partnered with fleets in West Coast states to launch a new initiative intended to accelerate adoption of zero-emission vehicles in public and private fleets, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced.

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AFC Hires Director of Business Development

In his new role, Waltz will assist AFC in building upon inventory financing opportunities in specialty segments such as RV, powersports, rental, and commercial truck.

Image courtesy of Piedmont Natural Gas.

Piedmont Natural Gas Near CNG Conversion Goal

North Carolina-based Piedmont Natural Gas is near its goal of converting 30 percent of its fleet to compressed natural gas (CNG), according to the company's 2015 Sustainability Report.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Colorado being loaded on to a Shorts 330 Sherpa aircraft for ASRC courtesy of GM.

Alaska Energy Fleet Airlifts Trucks Into Service

ASRC Energy Services has been using creative methods to transport its fleet vehicles to remote areas of the state, including replacing a vehicle's wheels with smaller ones so the vehicle fits into an airplane.

Workers began training to produce the new series in June, and actual production began several weeks later. Photo: Tom Berg

Symbolic First 2016 F-650/750 Shown at Ohio Plant

Ford and United Auto Workers officials Wednesday morning drove the symbolic first unit of the new F-650/750 series off the line at its Ohio Assembly Plant near Avon Lake amid cheers that followed congratulatory speeches.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Gain.

U.S. Gain Opens Public CNG Station in Pa.

U.S. Gain has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) station in DuBois, Pa., announced the CNG division of U.S. Venture.

PEX Card Offers Fleet Payment Solution

PEX Card has introduced a new debit card for fleets that allows business owners greater control over expenses logged at fuel pumps by their drivers, according to the company.

Photo of Model 567 courtesy of Peterbilt.

Peterbilt Offers Maxwell’s Engine Start Module

Peterbilt is now offering Maxwell’s ultracapacitor-powered Engine Start Module on new Model 579 and 567 trucks as a factory-installed option.

Alliance AutoGas Leads EPA Certifications

Alliance AutoGas has converted more than 7,400 vehicles to run on cleaner-burning, affordable, domestically-produced propane autogas with bi-fuel systems used by General Motors, Ford Motor Company and FCA to convert shuttles, vans, trucks, buses and taxis.

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Calif. Offers $10.2M in NGV Grants

The California Energy Commission-funded Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive Project will provide $10.2 million in funding to reduce the purchase price of new, on-road natural gas vehicles.

Source: EIA

Diesel Prices Down 5 Cents Nationally

As an 11-week slide in diesel prices continues, the price of a gallon dropped 5 cents per gallon nationally.

Photo courtesy of Clarke Power Services, Inc.

NGV Maintenance Facility Opens in Illinois

Vehicle maintenance provider Clarke Power Services has relocated its Pontoon Beach, Ill., maintenance facility, which is equipped to handle natural gas vehicles (NGVs), the company announced.

The Canter FE125 used Daimler Commercial Truck's BlueTec emissions technology to comply with EPA 2010 diesel emissions standards. File Photo

Mitsubishi Fuso Class Action Moves Forward

A judge has allowed a class action against Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America to continue after the truck maker made motions to dismiss the case involving BlueTec emissions control technology.

Truck News: Ford F-Series, Chevrolet Colorado and Peterbilt 567

Recent headlines include a sport mode for the 2016 Ford F-150, a Mitsubisihi class action lawsuit, and a new Peterbilt vocational model.

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ATD Chairman Urges 'Affordable' Phase 2 GHG Standards

In testimony in Chicago at a joint U.S. EPA and NHTSA hearing, ATD's chairman explained why Phase 2 truck and engine efficiency standards must be affordable and not compromise performance, among other points.

Fleet Technology Expo Hall Sold Out

For the Aug. 24-26 conference on fleet efficiency held in Long Beach, Calif., event organizers have announced that the exhibit hall has officially sold out.

Photo courtesy of Funrise Toys.

Funrise Debuts Custom Tonka Toyota 4Runner

Funrise Toys, the manufacturer of Tonka-branded products under license from Hasbro, announced the completion of its new Tonka 4Runner, sponsored by Toyota, Bulletproof Suspensions, and other brands including Smittybilt and Rigid Industries.

Image courtesy of NHTSA, via YouTube.

CNG System Pressure Relief Devices Recalled

Two separate recalls, issued by Emcara Gas Development and Agility Fuel Systems, address faulty pressure relief devices that may fail to adequately vent pressure buildup.

Video Safety Tip: Backing a Vehicle

Here's some advice, provided by AAA and igottadrive.com, on one of the riskiest driving maneuvers your fleet drivers make on a regular basis.

Screenshot via AF.

Vehicle Cost Analyzer Tool Launched

Bobit Business Media and Vincentric have launched a Web-based vehicle cost analysis tool for fleet readers of AutomotiveFleet.com, WorkTruckOnline.com, Government-Fleet.com, BusinessFleet.com, and FleetFinancials.com.

Image courtesy of NTEA.

Fleet Interest in Idle Management Tech Rising

A new study from the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) has found increasing interest among fleets in idle management and electrification technologies.

Photo courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Debuts Colorado Midnight Edition Pickup

Chevrolet will offer the Colorado mid-size pickup in an all-black Midnight Edition for the 2016 model year, General Motors has announced.

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