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Fleet Sales Fall 5.6% in October

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from nine manufacturers fell 5.6% to 50,800 in October, which reversed a two-month trend of upward sales in the segment, according to Automotive Fleet data.

USPS Requests Vehicle Prototypes for Testing

The U.S. Postal Service has requested prototypes from 15 qualified suppliers for a purpose-built delivery vehicle that would replace its aging fleet of Long Life Vehicles (LLVs).

PG&E to Invest $100M in EVs, PHEVs

Pacific Gas & Electric will invest $100 million to purchase battery-electric vehicles and gasoline-electric hybrids over the next five years to reduce fuel costs and lower emissions, the nation's largest utility announced Oct. 15.

USPS Should Use Mass-Market Vehicles, Report Says

The USPS could save as much as $1.9 billion by using modified, off-the-shelf mass-market vehicles and upgrading its fleet at least once in the next 20-25 years, according to a report from the organization Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE).

Medium-Duty Orders Up 17 Percent in May

Orders of medium-duty vehicles increased 17 percent to about 19,000 in May to rebound from earlier in the year, according to early estimated from ACT Research.

Volatile Cab Chassis Sales Outpacing Year Ago Level

Sales and shipments of cutaways, low cab-over-engine and strip chassis trucks moved higher in the first two months of 2015 compared to a year ago, yet 2015 should be as volatile as 2014, according to the NTEA.

Fleet Sales Rise 3.4 Percent in April

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets increased 3.4 percent in April to 66,260 units during a month that registered an increase from March and pushed total fleet sales to 5.9 percent for the first four months of the year.

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