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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.

Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America.

Mitsubishi Fuso Enhances Driver Experience

Mitsubishi Fuso showed off enhancements to its 2016 lineup of trucks at the NTEA Work Truck Show aimed at improving driver operability and lowering cost of ownership.

The Hino Model 155 at the Work Truck Show. Photo by Tom Berg

Hino Adds Class 4 Cabover to Lineup

Hino Trucks announced the Class 4 cabover Model 155 at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, broadening its product lineup to Class 4 through Class 7.

Photo courtesy of Daimler

Mercedes-Benz Debuts Plug-In Hybrid Concept Van

Mercedes-Benz presented the Concept Vision e Plug-in Hybrid Concept minivan at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

Photo courtesy of Utilimaster.

Utilimaster Releases More Fuel Efficient Walk-In Van

Utilimaster Corp. is launching a more fuel efficient walk-in van called the Velocity that the vehicle modifier is showing for the first time at NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Photo courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Offers Box-Delete Option on Colorado

General Motors is offering its 2015 Chevrolet Colorado with a box-delete option so fleet managers can better configure the mid-size pickup for specific jobs, GM announced today at NTEA's Work Truck Show.

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.





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