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Peterbilt Offers Maxwell’s Engine Start Module

Peterbilt is now offering Maxwell’s ultracapacitor-powered Engine Start Module on new Model 579 and 567 trucks as a factory-installed option.

Alliance AutoGas Leads EPA Certifications

Alliance AutoGas has converted more than 7,400 vehicles to run on cleaner-burning, affordable, domestically-produced propane autogas with bi-fuel systems used by General Motors, Ford Motor Company and FCA to convert shuttles, vans, trucks, buses and taxis.

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Calif. Offers $10.2M in NGV Grants

The California Energy Commission-funded Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive Project will provide $10.2 million in funding to reduce the purchase price of new, on-road natural gas vehicles.

Source: EIA

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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