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Lytx Executive Joins Truck Council Board

The National Private Truck Council has named Del Lisk, vice president of safety services for Lytx, to the trade association’s Institute Board of Governors.

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Ortell Named Holman CEO; Conroy Named ARI President

Holman Automotive Group has announced that Melinda “Mindy” Holman has been named chairman of the board, and ARI President Carl Ortell will assume the role of CEO. Chris Conroy has been appointed as president of ARI.

Photo of 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe courtesy of GM.

Cold Weather Strengthening Used SUV Sales

The average price of a used vehicle fell 1.2 percent in February as colder weather brought strength to SUV segments for the month, according to Black Book.

Chesapeake Utilities Corp. to Acquire Gatherco Inc.

The merger, which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015, is subject to approval by the Gatherco shareholders.

Photo of Peterbilt 320 courtesy of Peterbilt.

Five Peterbilt Truck Models Recalled for Steering

Paccar’s recall affects more than 5,000 trucks in the 2009-2015 model years.

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Ford Begins Building New EcoBoost Four Bangers

Ford has begun building two four-cylinder EcoBoost engines for four vehicles including the Edge mid-size SUV, Mustang, Explorer mid-size SUV, and Lincoln MKC compact SUV.

Truck and Van News: Ford F-Series, Sprinter Mid-Sized Van, GM Pickups

With several major industry events including the Work Truck Show, there's a long list of announcements across manufacturers including updates to various F-Series models and Mercedes-Benz debuting a mid-size version of the Sprinter.

Altec Recalls Digger Derrick, Aerial Device Trucks

To address a fire risk, dealers will replace a 30-amp circuit breaker with a 20-amp one.

Boston Adds Chevin's Fleet Management Software

Chevin Fleet Solutions has signed an agreement with the City of Boston to provide its Web-based enterprise fleet management software, according to the company.

Photo courtesy of Lightning Hybrids.

Mass. Transport Fleet Adds Hydraulic Hybrid Shuttles

Lightning Hybrids will supply Massachusetts-based transportation provider Kiessling Transit with 35 parallel hydraulic-hybrid systems, the company announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Photo via Flickr/Scott Lowe

Pa. Offers Diesel Emission Reduction Grants

Pennsylvania's Clean Diesel Grant Program supports projects that re-power or retrofit fleet vehicles to curb emissions; purchase and install idle-reduction technology; or purchase clean alternative-fuel fleet vehicles.

Photo: ROUSH CleanTech

Linen Delivery Fleet Adds 20 Propane Trucks

Uniform and linen supplier AmeriPride Services Inc. is adding 20 propane autogas F-59 delivery trucks in Northern California later this year, the company announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Sprinters now come in a 4x4 version. Photo: Tom Berg

Mercedes-Benz Moving Sprinter Production to S.C.

Mercedes-Benz Vans announced that it will invest about $500 million to build a new van plant in Charleston, S.C., to build the next-generation Sprinter van for the North American market.

Photo courtesy of IMPCO Automotive.

IMPCO Gets EPA Nod for Bi-Fuel CNG Trucks

IMPCO Automotive has received EPA certification to install its bi-fuel CNG systems in a trio of General Motors trucks, including the Silverado, Sierra, and Tahoe.

IronPlanet, Cat Joint Auction Sells $48.1 Million

The auction showcased equipment from 131 sellers, which included 25 Cat dealers. More than 21,000 people attended the auction, onsite or online, from 132 countries.

Photo: U.S.House T&I Committee

States Considering Highway Funding Options

While Capitol Hill may yet again slap an eleventh-hour cold patch on the highway-funding gap, state governments are moving ever more quickly and innovatively to put their infrastructure spending in order.

ARI Among 100 Best Companies to Work For

ARI was named to Fortune's 2015 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the third year in a row, coming in at Number 36.

Photo courtesy of Crosspoint Kinetics

Morgan Olson Offers Kinetics Hybrid Walk-In Vans

Morgan Olson will offer a lineup of Class 3-7 walk-in delivery vans equipped with a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain from Crosspoint Kinetics, the companies announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Shows F-750 Tonka Dump Truck

Ford showed a Tonka-branded F-750 dump truck that's nearly 10-feet tall at the NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Senior Editor Chris Wolski Presents the Medium-Duty Truck of the Year award to Becky Blanchard, director of the Ram Truck brand. Photo by Chris Brown.

Ram 4500/5500 Named Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

The Ram 4500/5500 chassis cab truck has been named Work Truck magazine’s eighth annual medium-duty truck of the year. The award was presented at the NTEA Work Truck Show.

Photo: EDI

EDI Offers Class 3 Plug-In Hybrid Truck

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) is now offering a Class 3 utility truck based on its plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) drivetrain that can reduce emissions and fuel use by up to 80 percent, according to the company.

Photo courtesy of FCA US.

Ram Expands Bi-Fuel CNG 2500 Truck Models

Ram Truck has begun offering a bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) version of its 2500 pickup in a regular cab and rear-wheel drive configuration, Ram announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show.

New for North America is the Mercedes-Benz Metris, rolled out at NTEA. Photo: Tom Berg

Mercedes-Benz Rolls Out Mid-Sized Metris Van

Mercedes-Benz launched its Metris mid-sized commercial van for U.S. and Canadian markets. The Metris is a re-branded version of the Vito van, which is sold globally, that has been tweaked for the North American market.

Isuzu NPR-XD. Photo via Isuzu Commercial Truck of America.

Isuzu Starts Production on 2015, 2016 N-Series Diesels

Production has started on Isuzu Commercial Truck of America's line of 2015 and 2016 N-Series diesel models, the company announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

International's Diamond Logic electrical system. Photo: International Trucks

International Upgrades Truck and Body Electronics

International Truck announced a new body control module designed to deliver six times faster processing speeds for truck and body electronics at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.





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