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Truck and Van News: Ford Super Duty, Ram Trucks, Peterbilt Medium Duty

Recent headlines include 2016-MY fleet incentives from Ford, GM and Nissan, as well as Ford adding advanced camera systems to its super duty trucks among other truck and van announcements.

Photo of Jeep Grand Cherokee courtesy of FCA US.

Grand Cherokees, Durangos Recalled for Suspension

The recalled SUVs are at risk for having faulty suspension components that could lead to rear-end instability, reduced braking power or both.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Reverse Angle Parking

A growing number of cities, particularly bicycle-friendly cities, have added reverse angle parking spaces in recent years. Here's some advice you can pass along to fleet drivers so they won't be caught off-guard when encountering them.

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Sysco Ends Merger Agreement With US Foods

Sysco has terminated its merger with US Foods after the Federal Trade Commission’s request for preliminary injunction to block the deal was granted.

File photo of GE Capital Fleet's Vehicle Innovation Center in Eden Prairie, Minn.

Element to Acquire GE Capital's Fleet Business

Toronto-based Element Financial Corp. has entered an agreement with General Electric to acquire GE Capital's fleet business in the U.S., Mexico, Australia and New Zealand for $6.9 billion.

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Ford Adds Advanced Camera System to Super Duty Trucks

Ford is adding a new split-view camera system that helps drivers see around corners to its next generation of Super Duty trucks and will add rear-view cameras standard equipment on its 2018 light-duty vehicles, Ford has announced.

Photo courtesy of City of Orlando.

Utility to Build City of Orlando’s CNG Fueling Station

The City of Orlando will soon have its own time-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, which will be owned and operated by TECO Peoples Gas, a natural gas distribution utility.

Photo courtesy of Waste Management.

Waste Management Adds CNG Trucks, Fueling Station in Pa.

Waste Management’s Grand Central Hauling Co. subsidiary has launched 30 compressed natural gas (CNG) collection trucks, along with a public-access CNG fueling station, in Plainfield Township, Pa., the company announced.

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Element Fleet Adds Two to Truck Sales Team

Element Fleet Management has appointed two new sale associates to its equipment financing sales and business development team in the East region, the fleet management company has announced.

Learn How to Integrate Safety Policies and Technology

Is driver over-reliance on this technology an unintended downside of having this lifesaving equipment onboard? That's what a panel of subject matter experts at the upcoming Fleet Safety Conference will be exploring.

Daimler Invests in Telematics Provider Zonar

Daimler Trucks North America announced that it has become a minority investor in Zonar Systems as part of a long-term strategic partnership.

Photo: Peterbilt Motors Company

Peterbilt Showcases Medium-Duty Products at Fleet Event

Peterbilt Motors Company hosted dozens of medium-duty fleet owners and managers at the PACCAR manufacturing facility in Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls Vans, Escapes for Instrument Panel

To fix the problem, Ford dealers will update the instrument panel cluster software -- free of charge.

Photo of 2016 F-150 Lariat with appearance package courtesy of Ford.

Ford Announces More 2016 F-150 Updates

Ford will add new special editions of the F-150 for the 2016 model year and equip the nation's top-selling truck with its new SYNC 3 infotainment system, in addition to the previously announced gaseous-fuel prep package and trailer assist option.

Photo courtesy of Crane Carrier.

Paccar, Crane Carrier Recall Trucks for Engine Repair

Cummins service centers will perform the necessary repairs on various truck models to address an engine cooling issue that poses a fire risk.

Senate bill would provide $350 billion over six years for surface transportation. Photo: David Cullen

Senate to Consider 6-Year, $350 Billion Highway Bill

A bipartisan effort by four key Senators led the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee on June 24 to recommend that the full Senate consider a six-year bill that calls for spending $350 billion on surface-transportation infrastructure.

Photo of Model 348 courtesy of Peterbilt.

Peterbilt Offers Truck Rebates to Loggers

Members of the American Loggers Council can obtain one of three rebates when they purchase one of six Peterbilt models, the truck manufacturer has announced.

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Douglas Dynamics Named Top 100 Workplace

Douglas Dynamics, Inc., has again been named as one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Southeastern Wisconsin. Douglas Dynamics is one of only 24 companies to have made the list every year since it was first published in 2010.

Screenshot via NYC Mayor's Office/YouTube.

NYC Mayor Mandates Sideguards for Refuse Trucks

New York City's Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed a bill that requires side guards on 10,000 city and private refuse trucks by 2024 to reduce deaths and serious injuries during collisions with passengers.

2016 GMC Sierra Apple CarPlay, photo courtesy of GM.

Buick, GMC Add Apple CarPlay to 2016 Vehicles

GMC adds Apple CarPlay capability to the 2016 Canyon, Yukon and Sierra, and to Buick’s 2016 Regal and LaCrosse taking the iPhone features customers want to access while driving and putting them on the vehicle’s display with the brand's IntelliLink system.

From the left, Eileen Frack, DTNA's newly appointed general manager of human resources, David Carson, new president and CEO of FCCC, and former FCCC president and CEO Bob Harbin. Photos courtesy Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Names Freightliner Custom Chassis Head, HR Manager

David Carson is taking over as president and CEO of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp., following the retirement of Bob Harbin, president and CEO, Daimler Trucks North America has announced.

Photo courtesy of Quantum Fuel Systems.

Quantum Shipping 5,000 psi CNG Tanks

Quantum Fuel Systems has developed a 5,000 psi natural gas tank for the compressed natural gas (CNG) virtual pipeline market, and it has shipped the first 100 units of the tank to a foreign-based customer, the company announced.

Video: Video Tech Improves Visibility Around Trucks

The system, tested in Argentina, uses a wireless camera attached to the front of the truck to generate a live video image on the rear of the truck.

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Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Replaces CEO

Jecka Glasman will succeed Todd Bloom as president and CEO for Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) on July 1, the company has announced.

The Fleet Technology Expo is in Long Beach, Calif. on Aug. 24-26. Conveniently located in the midst of Southern California, Long Beach is nearby multiple SoCal attractions. Photo courtesy Long Beach Convention & Visitor's Bureau.

Fleet Technology Expo Attendee Count Doubles

Compared to the 2014 Green Fleet Conference & Expo, fleet attendee count for the now renamed and expanded show has so far doubled in 2015.

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