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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.

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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.

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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.

Photo courtesy of Johnson Controls.

Johnson Controls Expands Stop-Start Battery Production

Johnson Controls is expanding the production of advanced batteries for start-stop vehicles amid growing demand for better fuel economy.

Photo of 2016 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

2016 F-150 Gets Sport Mode From Mustang

Ford is adding a sport mode to its 2016 F-150 that has been borrowed from the 2016 Mustang, the automaker announced. Ford is offering sport mode as a standard feature across the F-150 lineup.

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) Image: Carper<br />

Senator: Hike Fuel Tax 4 Cents a Year for 4 Years

Sen. Tom Carper contends all that’s needed to restore the Highway Trust Fund is to raise federal fuel taxes by four cents a year for four years and then index the rates to inflation from then on.

Photo courtesy of City of Spokane.

Wash. City Rolling Out CNG Garbage Trucks

The City of Spokane, Wash., has unveiled its first four compressed natural gas (CNG) powered garbage trucks, and plans to have 20 CNG trucks by the end of the year.

Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt's New Vocational Model 567 Enters Production

Peterbilt Motors Company has started production of its new vocational Model 567 with a set-forward front axle configuration.

Merchants&#39; owners (clockwise from upper left) Jeffery Singer, Michael Sydney, Gary Singer, and Robert Singer

Merchants Forms Strategic Alliance with Alamo Leasing

Merchants Fleet Management has formed a strategic alliance with Alamo Leasing, a Texas-based fleet leasing company that specializes in the hospitality, healthcare, and oil & gas industries.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Fleet Sales Slide 3.5 Percent in July

Sales of vehicles from nine manufacturers to commercial fleets fell 3.5 percent to 44,303 units in July mostly due to a slide in sales of trucks, vans, and SUVs.

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Element Names Commercial Truck Center Manager

Element Fleet Management has appointed Art Cohen as manager of its Commercial Truck Center (CTC), located in Virginia Beach, Va.

Screenshot via Telenav.

Toyota Shuns Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

Instead of Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, Toyota will roll out a smartphone-integration infotainment platform from Silicon Valley-based Telenav initially on the 2016 Tacoma.

Phase 2 GHG Public Hearing Scheduled

EPA and NHTSA will hold a public hearing on Aug. 6 in Chicago for the proposed Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles.

Photos of crash-testing of the crew cab (left) and extended cab models of the 2015 F-150 courtesy of IIHS.

Ford Upgrading Crashworthiness of 2016 F-150

The 2016 Ford F-150 will offer increased driver crash protection from the 2015 model, after the extended-cab model didn't earn the top safety rating in an insurance industry crash test, a spokesman told Automotive Fleet.

Artist rendering of the updated Flint Assembly Plant courtesy of GM.

GM Invests $877M in Pickup Plant

General Motors will invest $877 million to upgrade its Flint Assembly Plant to support production of its Chevrolet and GMC full-size pickups, GM has announced.

The 2016 GMC Canyon will feature an available 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel engine. (PHOTO: GM)

Low Diesel Prices Enhance Clean Diesel Pickup Market

With diesel fuel prices dipping to the lowest levels since 2009, the U.S. vehicle market is prime for potential market increases as several new 2016 clean diesel cars and pickup trucks prepare to hit showrooms in the coming months.

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