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Photo of 2015 Jeep Wrangler courtesy of FCA US.

Compact SUVs Bolster April Depreciation

Compact SUVs held the strongest retention value in April, increasing 2.8 percent in a month that saw overall depreciation largely unchanged from March levels, according to Black Book.

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Chevrolet Adds Bi-Fuel CNG Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab

Chevrolet will expand its compressed natural gas lineup to include the bi-fuel 2016 Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab, allowing drivers to operate the vehicle on CNG or gasoline.

Photo courtesy of Blue Star Gas.

HVAC Fleet Saves $120K in Fuel With Propane Autogas

A HVAC service fleet based in Utah has reduced its annual fuel spend by $120,000 and eliminated 62 tons of carbon-dioxide emissions by converting 29 gasoline-powered vehicles to propane autogas, according to its fuel supplier.

Odyne announced three of its plug-in hybrid system equipped tank trucks will be delivered to one of the largest electric power holding companies in the U.S. (Photo: Odyne)

First Odyne Hybrid System Fuel Tank Truck Delivered

Odyne announced three of its plug-in hybrid system equipped tank trucks will be delivered to one of the largest electric power holding companies in the U.S.

Photo of Kenworth T270 medium-duty truck model courtesy of PACCAR.

Paccar Offers Medium-Duty Leasing Program

Paccar Leasing Company (PacLease) will begin offering a medium-duty leasing program called the PacLease Value Spec, the truck maker has announced.

An ISL G engine Photo: Cummins Westport

Cummins Westport Tests Near Zero NOx Natural Gas Engine

Cummins Westport has announced field-testing of a spark-ignited natural gas engine capable of producing near zero NOx emissions for use in refuse and transit applications.

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Maintenance Inefficiencies Costing USPS $21.8M a Year

The U.S. Postal Service could reduce its maintenance costs by $21.8 million a year by improving oversight of its mechanics and right-sizing staffing at vehicle garages, according to finding by the U.S. Office of Inspector General.

Photo courtesy of Westport.

Westport to Offer WiNG-Equipped 2016 F-150

Westport Innovations will offer a compressed natural gas (CNG) 2016 F-150 this summer that's been certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board, the company has announced.

WEX Introduces FlexCard Revolving Fleet Fuel Card

WEX Inc., a provider of corporate payment solutions, is giving small businesses some breathing room by launching the WEX FlexCard, its first revolving payment fleet fuel card for small businesses.

Photo courtesy of UPS.

UPS Rolls Out RNG Fuel Delivery Trucks

United Parcel Service (UPS) will begin using renewable natural gas (RNG) in its fleet of delivery vehicles and tractors after signing a purchasing agreement with Clean Energy Fuels.

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Fontaine-Modified M2 Trucks Recalled for Brake Light Glitch

Fontaine Modification is recalling 3,571 Freightliner M2 trucks modified to have dual steering to fix brake lights that may not illuminate, according to federal records.

Daimler Trucks North America used Hoover Dam to create a record-setting display to premier its Inspiration Truck. Photo: Daimler Trucks

Autonomous Freightliner Premieres With Hoover Dam Fanfare

Daimler Trucks North America introduced its new autonomous Freightliner Inspiration Truck Tuesday night at Hoover Dam, using the historic dam as the world's largest projection screen in its dramatic premier.

Photo courtesy of Cummins Westport.

Cummins Westport Introduces 6.7L Natural Gas Engine

Cummins Westport will begin producing the ISB6.7 G, a 6.7-liter dedicated natural gas engine for medium-duty trucks, shuttle buses, and vocational vehicles by the middle of 2016.

Photo courtesy of Landi Renzo.

Landi Renzo to Offer CNG F-250/F-350 Trucks

Landi Renzo will offer compressed natural gas (CNG) versions of Ford's F-250 and F-350 pickup trucks that have been certified by the California Air Resources Board, the vehicle modifier has announced.

Photo courtesy of McNeilus.

McNeilus Unveils CNG Inspection Program

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, has introduced a compressed natural gas (CNG) inspection services program for CNG-powered vehicle fleets, the refuse truck body manufacturer announced.

KOBELCO Appoints Orion Equipment as Seattle Dealer

Orion Equipment will represent KOBELCO’s full line of excavators, covering the Puget Sound and Olympic Peninsula regions of Washington State.

Photo courtesy of FCA US.

Ram ProMaster City Vans Recalled for Air Bags

An installation issue in 2,408 2015-MY vans may prevent the side air bag inflatable curtains from deploying properly.

Photo of Ram ProMaster by Vince Taroc.

Fleet Sales Rise 3.4 Percent in April

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets increased 3.4 percent in April to 66,260 units during a month that registered an increase from March and pushed total fleet sales to 5.9 percent for the first four months of the year.

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CEI Names Senior Director of Operations

The CEI Group, Inc., has named Bob Glose as its senior director of operations. Glose has 13 years of diverse experience at CEI, spread over two terms of service.

Photos courtesy of Momentum Fuel Technologies

Rush Introduces Class 6-8 CNG Fuel System

Rush Enterprises' Momentum Fuel Technologies has introduced what it says is the industry’s first complete compressed natural gas fuel system solution for Class 6-8 trucks.

Photo courtesy of GM.

GM Celebrates 500M Vehicles Produced

General Motors has produced 500 million vehicles in its history, which spans 106 years mostly as a global automaker.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

XL Hybrids Offers Ford Transit Van Conversion

XL Hybrids has begun offering the 2015 and 2016 Ford Transit van and wagon equipped with its XL3 gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain, the alternative-fuel conversion company announced.

Cost of Diesel Rises for Third Straight Week

The national average price of on-highway diesel keeps pushing higher, increasing 4.3 cents from last week to $2.854 per gallon.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Responding to a Traffic Break

This driving maneuver, executed by law enforcement officers, is intended to slow down traffic because of an upcoming hazard. Unfortunately, some drivers are caught off-guard, momentarily unsure of what to do.

Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi Fuso

States Spent $1.1B Maintaining Roads This Winter

Twenty-three States spent around $1.1 billion from October 2014 to mid-April 2015 to pre-treat, plow, or spread chemicals and other materials on roads to keep them open and safe this winter.

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