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Cummins Names President of Components Group

Cummins Inc. has named Tracy Embree president of the Components Group, effective Jan. 1. Embree will become a member of the Cummins Leadership Team, reporting to Chief Operating Officer Rich Freeland.

Photo: Meals on Wheels

Maryland Fleet Delivering Meals During Holiday

Last Thanksgiving Meals on Wheels of Central MD rolled out new vehicles to better serve seniors and others in-need. Collaborating with Element Fleet Management, the new vans have experienced less maintenance and downtime.

Measured Growth for New Class 5-7 Sales in Oct.

Sales of Class 5-7 trucks in October recorded "measured growth" and still lag behind the Class 8 growth trajectory for the year, according to ACT Research.

New options for the Kenworth K270 and K370 cabovers include a compact back-of-cab exhaust system to allow more space for custom bodies; right-side steer for street sweeping, refuse and road maintenance applications; and expanded PACCAR PX-7 engine ratings.(PHOTO: Kenworth)

Kenworth Adds Cabover Options

The new options for the Kenworth K270 and K370 cabovers include a compact back-of-cab exhaust system to allow more space for custom bodies; right-side steer for street sweeping, refuse and road maintenance applications; and expanded PACCAR PX-7 engine ratings.

Diesel Remains Near Four-Year Low of $3.62

Diesel and gasoline prices keep moving lower while the price of oil has gained a little ground over the past week.

Photo courtesy of Parker Hannifin

Miami Dade Orders More Hybrid Refuse Trucks

Miami-Dade County, Fla., has placed its third order for Autocar E3 hybrid refuse trucks. This purchase of 29 vehicles brings the total hybrid refuse fleet to 64.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Wet Weather Driving

With rain forecast this week for many areas, this is a good time for fleet drivers to review safety measures for wet weather driving.

Screenshot of West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio's anti-idling announcement.

Fla. City Bans Idling by Utility Vehicles

The City of West Palm Beach (Fla.) has a new policy banning idling of city utility vehicles for more than five minutes. The new rule takes effect immediately.

Photo of 2015 Ram 1500 courtesy of Ram Truck.

Ram 1500 Wins Motor Trend Truck Test

Of the three top-selling full-size pickup truck contenders, Ram has won the Motor Trend 2015 half-ton truck shootout, Ram has announced.

Robert Brown, Great Lakes regional sales manager for Automotive Fleet (right), presents the 2014 Fleet Truck of the Year Award to Fritz Ahadi, general manager of commercial and government operations for Ford Motor Co. Photo courtesy of Robert Brown.

2015 Ford F-150 Named Fleet Truck of the Year

Ford's redesigned 2015 F-150 pickup truck was named the 2014 Fleet Truck of the Year by fleet managers from across all industries and fleet sizes.

Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

2015 Ford F-150 Raises Fuel Efficiency 29 Percent

Ford has increased the fuel efficiency of its 2015 F-150 by up to 29 percent with a lighter-weight aluminum body, pushing highway mpg for a gasoline-powered pickup to 26 mpg.

Former SDG&E Employee Sentenced to 3 Years Probation

The former San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) employee was given his sentencing after being accused of running over a pedestrian with his utility truck on Jan. 6.

Navistar Introduces Vehicle for Global Disaster Relief Efforts

Navistar, Inc. partnered with Terranova GTS, LLC to showcase an International DuraStar Multi-Purpose Vehicle — a truck designed to aid in disaster relief efforts.

December Heavy Equipment Auctions in Michigan, Georgia, and Florida

Fleets in Michigan, Georgia, and Florida looking to expand or replace their existing fleets of heavy equipment including utility vehicles have more than 1,400 items to choose from in December.

ALI Elects 2015 Board of Directors

Jerome Lentz of Challenger Lifts (Louisville) has been elected chairman of the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Board of Directors for 2015.

Photo by Becky May

Chevrolet Introduces Off-Road Colorado ZR2 Concept

Chevrolet introduced the Colorado ZR2 concept for off-road use, which included the new 2.8L Duramax diesel engine that will arrive in the Colorado lineup later next year.

Chris Wolski, senior editor of Automotive Fleet and Green Fleet magazines (center), presented The Green Fleet Truck of the Year award to Mark Oldenburg, national fleet marketing, mobility, and strategic planning manager (right) and the Green Fleet Car of the Year award to Jim Michon, commercial business manager for Ford. (PHOTO: Becky May)

Ford and Toyota Score First Green Fleet Car and Truck of the Year Awards

Bobit Business Media, publisher of "Automotive Fleet" and "Green Fleet" magazines, awarded its inaugural Green Fleet Car and Green Fleet Truck of the Year awards to the Ford Fusion Energi and Toyota Highlander Hybrid during a ceremony November 20 at the L.A. Auto Show.

Photo of 2016 Explorer by Paul Clinton.

Ford Adds EcoBoost Engine to 2016 Explorer

For 2016, Ford has updated the Explorer mid-size SUV by giving it a more rugged look than the previous model and adding a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine to replace the former base 2.0-liter engine.

Snap-on Adds Customer Care Web Portal

This new section serves as an additional channel for customers to get helpful information and answers so they can get the most out of their diagnostic tools.

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Mansfield Clean Energy Opens Ga. CNG Station

The natural gas fueling station in Doraville, Ga., will fuel Mansfield’s fleet of 12 natural gas trucks, along with other area fleets.

PG&E/Efficient Drivetrains Inc. Electric Hybrid bucket truck. (PHOTO: PG&E)

PG&E Unveils PHEV Class 5 Bucket Trucks

More than 70 investor-owned electric utilities will increase investment by an estimated $50 million per year, or $250 million over five years, to add more EVs to their fleets, starting in 2015.

N.Y. Utility Signs Software Deal with Chevin Fleet Solutions

Chevin Fleet Solutions recently signed an agreement to provide its web-based fleet management software to Central Hudson Gas & Electric.

Photo of F-150 courtesy of Ford.

KBB Selects Best Buys for 2015

Kelley Blue Book has announced the winners of its annual Best Buy Awards for 2015 vehicles in the U.S. market, a list of vehicles in 12 categories. KBB picks the vehicles from more than 300 new-car models and 49 finalists.

Navistar Training Team Receives National Accreditation

Navistar has announced that its Dealer Education team has received certification from the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) for the company’s dealer training programs.

Photo of the Class 5 Hino 195 cabover with a stake body courtesy of Hino.

Class 5 Youngest, Fastest Growing Truck Segment

The average age of commercial truck fleets is shifting, and Class 5 trucks now make up the youngest commercial trucks on the road in a segment that's one of the fastest growing, sources told Work Truck magazine.

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