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Photo of 2017 F-150 Raptor courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2017 Aluminum Raptor Sheds 500 Pounds

Ford's redesigned F-150-based Raptor truck will incorporate an aluminum-alloy body to reduce its weight by more than 500 pounds when it debuts for the 2017 model year.

PHOTO: VIA Motors

VIA Motors Begins Building Hybrid Silverado Pickup

VIA Motors has launched production of its hybrid electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup and Chevrolet Express cargo and passenger vans, Chairman Bob Lutz announced in Detroit.

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Auto Truck Group Appoints Director of Railroad Sales

Auto Truck Group has promoted Jeff Mower to director of railroad sales with the vehicle upfitter.

Photo: Ford

ROUSH to Offer Propane Autogas Ford Medium-Duty Models

ROUSH CleanTech will begin offering propane autogas versions of Ford medium-duty vehicles equipped with the 6.8-liter V-8, following certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

Class 5-7 Orders Rise 12 Percent in 2014

Orders for new trucks, buses and RVs in classes 5-7 reached 222,200 units in 2014, an increase of 12 percent from the prior year, according to ACT Research.

A technician installs a telematics device on one of the City of Houston's fleet vehicles. Photo courtesy of City of Houston

Houston Adds Telematics to Quarter of Public Works Fleet

The City of Houston is expanding use of telematics in its Public Works fleet. Technicians are installing 922 telematics devices on Public Works trucks after a successful pilot with 75 vehicles.

Photo of 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE courtesy of FCA US.

Ram Improves 1500 EcoDiesel Pickup's Fuel Efficiency

Ram Truck has improved the fuel efficiency of its 1500 EcoDiesel pickup with a model that edges highway fuel economy for full-size pickups closer to 30 mpg highway — a bar once thought unattainable.

Photo of 2015 F-150 XL courtesy of Ford.

North American Car, Truck of the Year Awards Given

Ford's aluminum-body F-150 and Volkswagen's Golf family have been named the North American Truck/Utility of the Year and North American Car of the Year for the 2015 model year.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Recognizing Wheel Misalignment

Here are tips from Firestone to help fleet drivers recognize early symptoms of wheel misalignment.

Older Medium-Duty Diesels Face New Calif. Regs

California fleets who use medium-duty diesel trucks older than 20 years may have to replace these Class 4-6 vehicles under a set of new regulations going into effect this year.

Photo of 2016 Tacoma Limited by Mike Antich.

Toyota Gives Full Details on 2016 Tacoma Pickup

Toyota's Tacoma mid-size pickup gets a long-overdue makeover for the 2016 model year after more than a decade in its second generation that includes a new V-6 engine and transmission.

Altec Forms Agreement with Idle Mitigation Systems Developer

Altec and ZeroRPM will provide enhanced idle mitigation and hybrid systems on work trucks to provide customers with improved fuel consumption and reduced tailpipe emissions.

Photo of Cummins 5.0L turbo diesel courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Details 2016 Titan's Cummins Turbo Diesel

Nissan is offering a 5.0-liter Cummins turbo diesel with its 2016 Titan pickup for the first time that will give work truck buyers greater capability for towing and payload, Nissan has announced.

Photo of Nissan Titan XD by Mike Antich.

Nissan's 2016 Titan Offers Diesel Engine

Nissan has unveiled its redesigned next-gen 2016 Titan full-size pickups that include a Cummins diesel option for the first time in the model's history.

FLD Launches OnceOVR Pro Remarketing App

FLD, Inc. has launched the OnceOVR Pro mobile app, an extension of OnceOVR that was released earlier this year on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon for download at no charge.

Photo of Transit vans courtesy of Ford.

New Full-Size Van Sales Grow 11 Percent

Sales of new-model full-size commercial vans rose more than 11 percent in 2014 as several manufacturers transitioned to European-style vans and phased out less fuel-efficient models.

Truck and Van News: VIA Motors Production, Nissan Titan with Cummins Engine

Several major truck announcements over the last couple weeks include VIA Motors starting production of the plug-in hybrid truck and Nissan stating that the 2016 Nissan Titan will be available with a Cummins turbo diesel engine.

Photo of 2015 Transit Connect courtesy of Ford.

Compact Van Segment Grows 28 Percent

Ford's Transit Connect paced a 28 percent increase in sales of compact vans in 2014 in a segment that saw the introduction of one new model with a second model debuting in early 2015.

GM Touts 2014 Fleet Sales That Rose 7 Percent

General Motors increased its total fleet sales by 7 percent in 2014, selling 703,582 vehicles, and grew its fleet sales in all three segments including commercial, government, and rental.

Video: Nissan Building Next-Gen Titan Pickup in U.S.

Nissan will continue to build its next-generation Titan full-size pickup and all of its components, including the new diesel engine, in the U.S.

Photo of 2016 Tacoma courtesy of Toyota.

2016 Toyota Tacoma Moves Into Full View

Toyota has released several photos of its next-gen 2016 Tacoma mid-size pickup ahead of the vehicle's debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit starting June 12.

Photo of 2015 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Westport Gains EPA Approval for CNG Transit

Westport Innovations Inc. has gained approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to produce a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of Ford's 2015 Transit van.

Photo of 2013 F-150 Limited courtesy of Ford.

Used Vehicles Depreciate 12.1 Percent in 2014

Used vehicles fell 12.1 percent in value during 2014, which represented a slight improvement from 2013, which saw a 12.8 percent depreciation, according to Black Book.

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Announces Pricing for 2015 Titan

Nissan has announced U.S. pricing for the 2015 Titan pickup, which is on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide.

Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America

Mitsubishi Fuso Announces Canter FE Incentive Program

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. has announced its Now’s the Time Sales Event, featuring retail incentives plus 1.9 percent APR financing for 36 months on all new 2014-2015 Canter FE Series medium-duty commercial trucks sold in the U.S.





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