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Chevin Fleet Solutions Adds New Staff

Fleet management information software provider, Chevin Fleet Solutions, has recently announced the addition of Jennifer Tanner and Chris Linton as new staff members to support Chevin’s continuing growth.

Kenworth Names 2015 Dealer Council

Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2015 Kenworth Dealer Council members.The council features leading executives from among the more than 360 Kenworth dealerships in the U.S. and Canada.

Photo courtesy of Toyo.

Toyo Expands Open Country R/T Tire Sizes

Toyo Tire U.S.A. has added seven new sizes to its Open Country R/T tire line for light-duty trucks and other off-road vehicles, the company has announced.

Pilot teaser sketch courtesy of Honda.

Honda's Pilot Mid-Size SUV Redesigned for 2016

Honda will introduce a redesigned Pilot mid-size SUV for the 2016 model year at the Chicago Auto Show on Feb. 12 that will add new technology and advanced safety features.

PG&E Helped California Drivers Swap Gasoline for Natural Gas

The company’s natural gas fueling stations created carbon offsets equivalent to taking 1,500 gasoline-fueled vehicles off the road.

Allison Transmission to Mark Centenary Throughout 2015

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. has announced that it will celebrate its centennial throughout 2015 with a variety of special events and activities.

"21st-century businesses need a 21st-century infrastructure." Photo: video screen shot

Obama Repeats Call for Tax Reform to Pay for Highway Bill

President Obama used his State of the Union address to repeat his call to reform corporate taxes and spend some of the proceeds on a long-term highway bill.

Sanitary Supply Distributor Adopts SmartDrive Analytics System

Waxie Sanitary Supply, a family-owned distributor of sanitary maintenance supplies, has improved safety by 44 percent as a result of using the video-based safety program from SmartDrive Systems.

Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

2015 F-150 Rated Lowest Lifecycle Carbon Footprint

The 2015 Ford F-150 has been rated to have the lowest impact on the environment, lowest cost of ownership, and the top-rated production chain in terms of social justice among full-size pickup trucks, according to an automotive research firm.

New Medium-Duty Truck Sales Rise 15 Percent

Sales of medium-duty trucks in classes 5-7 increased 15 percent in 2014 compared to the prior year, according to ACT Research.

Photo courtesy of Lytx.

Lytx Reaches 200,000 Subscriptions for Video-Based Safety Service

Lytx reached a record growth of 57,000 new subscriptions in service for 2014.

File photo.

NREL to Test Plug-in Hybrid Electric Trucks

The utility vehicle is equipped with batteries and an electric generator that can export up to 120 kW of power - enough to power a neighborhood while repairs are being made by electric crews.

Diesel Costs Post Double Digit Declines Over Past Week

Fuel prices continue a big decline with diesel posting its biggest weekly drop in recent memory, according to U.S. Energy Department figures.

Photo of Santa Cruz crossover truck concept courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai Floats Compact Truck Concept

Hyundai revealed a compact truck concept vehicle designed for urban settings that includes an extendable bed that would give the truck a similar size to a mid-size pickup at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Photo of Mercedes-Benz V-Class van in March 2014 courtesy of Daimler.

Mercedes-Benz Midsize Van to Debut at Work Truck Show

Mercedes-Benz will debut its 2016 Metris mid-size van at the Work Truck Show on March 4, prior to offering the commercial vehicle for sale in the U.S. in the fall, show producer NTEA has announced.

Holman Automotive Group Names Steve Holman Community Affairs Manager

The Holman Automotive Group announced that Steve Holman has joined the company as manager, Community Affairs to help lead the organization’s various community service and charitable initiatives.

Odyne Approved for Chicago Alt-Fuel Voucher Program

Under the program, $11,295,000 has been funded for vouchers for alternative fuel vehicles over 6,001 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating and public stations in the city of Chicago and its six counties.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: More Winter Driving Advice

Here’s some winter driving advice from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and AAA.

Photo of 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel courtesy of FCA US.

Ram 1500 Rebel Geared Toward Off-Road Driving

The Ram Truck brand introduced its off-road-ready 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel at the North American International Auto Show as the 10th trim level Ram 1500 to choose from.

Image courtesy of Verizon.

Verizon to Offer New Connected-Vehicle Service

Verizon Vehicle will include diagnostic technology, push-button live assistance, and roadside assistance using GPS to hasten the tow truck’s arrival.

Photo courtesy of Zenith.

Zenith Motors EV Shuttle Approved for Calif. Funding

Fleets in California now have access to a voucher for up to $50,000 toward the purchase of a Zenith Motors shuttle van.

Biodiesel Board Blames Feds for Industry Slump

Total U.S. biodiesel consumption fell to 1.75 billion gallons in 2014, down slightly from nearly 1.8 billion gallons in 2013, according to data released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Utility Drivers Helped Track Down Brooklyn Gunman

Two electric utility drivers were responsible for helping police track down the gunman who killed two NYPD officers in late December.

Colo. City Invests in Biogas Fueling Plant

The City of Grand Junction, Colo., has jointly invested in a biogas conditioning system and pipeline project that will provide a biogas-based fuel to municipal fleet vehicles, including 30 refuse trucks, dump trucks, pickups, and sedans.

Photo of 2017 F-150 Raptor courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2017 Aluminum Raptor Sheds 500 Pounds

Ford's redesigned F-150-based Raptor truck will incorporate an aluminum-alloy body to reduce its weight by more than 500 pounds when it debuts for the 2017 model year.

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