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Republic Services Wins Clean Fuels Award

Republic Services’ fleet in Baton Rouge, La., has been awarded Louisiana Clean Fuels’ Fleet of the Year Award for its compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet expansion and petroleum reductions.

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XL Hybrids Offers GM 3500/4500 Powertrain

XL Hybrids has begun supplying its XL3 gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain for General Motors' 3500/4500 cutaway and cab chassis van beginning with 2011 model-year vehicles, according to the company.

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Ford Adds Rear-View Camera to 2016 Transit Van

Ford is adding a rear-view camera as standard equipment on its 2016 model-year Transit van, as well as several options including the SYNC 3 infotainment system, Ford has announced.

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Navistar Appoints Senior VP for Truck Sales and Marketing

Navistar has named longtime Paccar executive Jeff Sass as senior vice president of North America truck sales and marketing.

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Auto Truck Group Hires National Account Manager

Auto Truck Group, a work truck upfitter specializing in the design, manufacture and installation of equipment, announced Kimberly Brooks as its new manager of national accounts.

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Ford Donates Transit Vans to Red Cross Fleet

Ford Motor Company Fund has donated five Ford Transit vans to the American Red Cross to add to the company's fleet of more than 3,000 vans that support disaster relief.

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Orange EV Files Initial Order for Electric Terminal Truck

Orange EV has filed an initial order for its T-Series electric terminal truck to be sent to manufacturing and distribution facilities in Chicago, the company announced.

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Mack's LR Refuse Truck Caters to Drivers

Mack Trucks introduced the Mack LR low-entry cabover refuse model designed for enhanced maneuverability, increased driver comfort and better visibility.

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McNeilus' New Front Loading Refuse Truck Enables CNG

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing has added the Meridian front loader to the company’s lineup of refuse vehicles.

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Sprinter 2500 and 3500 Vans Recalled for Oil Leaks

The Mercedes-Benz action, an expansion of an earlier recall campaign, affects 1,335 vans in the 2015 model year.

Ford will shorten its summer shutdown from the traditional two-week summer shutdown to one week for a majority of North American assembly plants, increasing production by close to 40,000 units. (PHOTO: Business Wire).

Ford Reduces Summer Shutdown to Meet Demand

Based on strong customer demand for the company’s newest products – F-150, Edge, Escape and Explorer – six Ford assembly plants, along with supporting powertrain and stamping plants, will shut down only the week of June 29.

Third Annual Food Truck Contest Launched

Geared toward people hoping to start a food truck business or new food truck business owners, entrants can submit to win up to $10,000 to help spruce up their vehicle.

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Report: EV Charging Stations to Reach 12.7M by 2020

The number of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations worldwide is expected to grow to more than 12.7 million units by 2020 from more than 1 million units in last year.

Diesel Prices Do About-Face

The average price of on-highway diesel moved a little lower this week, following six consecutive weekly increases, according to the U.S. Energy Department.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Pedal Error Prevention

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers five safety tips aimed at preventing pedal error, which occurs when drivers mistakenly apply the accelerator instead of the brake pedal.

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GM Recalls Silverado, Sierra Pickups

Dealers will replace defective front-passenger air bag inflators manufactured by Takata.

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Ford Recalls Ranger Pickup Trucks

The recall, expected to get under way July 13, is part of the expansion of the Takata air bag inflator recalls.

Photo of Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck by Bull-Doser via Wikimedia Commons.

More Ram Pickups Added to Takata Recalls

The latest actions bring Fiat Chrysler's global Takata-related recall total to an estimated 5.2 million vehicles.

Photo of Grand Rapids worker assembling cam phasers courtesy of GM.

GM Investing $119M in Mich. Components Plant

General Motors will invest $119 million in tools and equipment to support production of future vehicle components at a Grand Rapids, Mich., components plant, GM has announced.

SAF-Holland Launches OE Parts Program

SAF-Holland is launching Bumper-to-Bumper, an original parts program hosting a line of service parts and tools across several brands.

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Sacramento County to Demo Electric Refuse Trucks

​Sacramento County (Calif.) will be testing out two battery-electric heavy-duty refuse trucks to see how they compare with diesel and natural gas vehicles. The county will demo the TransPower "ElecTrucks" at no cost for two years.

Truck and Van News: FCA Powertrain Warranty, Ford Transit Van, Mercedes Metris Van

Recent headlines include FCA rolling back powertrain warranty, Ford adding rear view camera to 2016 Transit Van, and Mercedes predicting the fleet niche for its new Metris van.

Photo courtesy of FCA US.

Ram Truck, FCA Foundation Support Flood-Stricken Texas

Ram Truck and the FCA Foundation have donated $100,000 to the First Response Team of America, a disaster relief organization which is providing recovery and relief support to residents in flood-stricken central-Texas communities.

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Obama Lowers Ethanol Blending Levels

President Obama's U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reduced the federal required levels of ethanol that must be blended with gasoline, which dealt a blow to a biofuel that's falling out of favor in an era of cheap gasoline.

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Fontaine Celebrates Safety Milestone

When the workday ended on May 8 at the Fontaine Modification Vocational Services modification center in Williamstown, W.Va., it marked the 2,000th consecutive day without a lost-time incident.

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