March 7, 2014 - Press Release
The product marketing manager for Douglas Dynamics Inc. has earned his Certified Snow Professional (CSP) designation from the Snow and Ice Manufacturers Association (SIMA), the company announced.
Tags: Snow Plow, Certification Program, Fisher Engineering
March 7, 2014 - Industry News
Freightliner will be the first to offer Allison Transmission's new FuelSense fuel-efficiency features that deliver up to 15 percent savings for certain truck applications and 20% for city buses compared to its current base-line fully automatic, "constant power" products.
Tags: Work Truck Show, Freightliner, Transmissions, Allison Transmission
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has unveiled its lineup of 2014 and 2015 model year N-Series diesel models and announced that it would extend its 24 Months/60,000 Miles Covered Maintenance Program to all the diesel models sold through June 30.
Tags: Isuzu, Work Truck Show, Diesel Engines, Medium-Duty Trucks, Isuzu N Series, 2014-MY, 2015-MY
Growth in the number of E-85 fueling stations has slowed since 2011, as demand has fallen for the higher-blend ethanol fuel blend, according to federal data.
Tags: Minnesota, Ethanol, Ethanol Fueling Stations
March 6, 2014 - Industry News
Don Beams, retired fleet manager for the City of San Jose, Calif., passed away on Feb. 7. He served as San Jose’s fleet manager for 21 years, retiring in 2010.
Tags: Retirement, City of San Jose, In Memoriam
The City of Sacramento moved toward compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles with the purchase of its first heavy-duty CNG vehicles — two Elgin Broom Bear four-wheel mechanical broom sweepers.
Tags: Street Sweeper, City of Sacramento, Renewable Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles
March 5, 2014 - Industry News
XL Hybrids has developed a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain for Ford E-Series cutaway and stripped chassis vans, the vehicle modifier announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: Work Truck Show, XL Hybrids, Ford E-Series, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Cutaway Vans, Stripped Chassis Vans, Vehicle Modifiers
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America (MFTA) introduced its 2015 Canter FE130 cabover work truck, which increases payload capacity over the earlier FE125 model, at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: Work Truck Show, Mitsubishi Fuso, Medium-Duty Trucks, Cabovers, Class 3
March 5, 2014 - Press Release
Spireon and Sprint have partnered to provide Spireon’s FleetLocate-branded mobile resource management (MRM) solutions to fleet operators utilizing the Sprint network.
Government fleets are encouraged to submit an application for the new award recognizing operations that are performing at a high level in fleet innovation and leadership.
Tags: Leading Fleets, GFX, Awards
Telogis will integrate its location intelligence platform into General Motors' OnStar telematics system under a new partnership announced today at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: OnStar, Telogis, General Motors, Cloud-Based Technology, Work Truck Show
March 4, 2014 - Industry News
The Chatham County (Ga.) Sheriff's Office should reduce its "relatively large motor fleet," a review from a consulting firm found. Consultants said the agency has assigned too many of its 184 vehicles to its detention center.
Tags: Take-Home Vehicles, Audit, Vehicle Replacement, Fleet Reduction, Chatham County Sheriff's Ofifice
Ford's gaseous-prep V-10 engine for its redesigned 2016 F-650 and F-750 trucks offers a forward-thinking option that will open up new fleet markets, vehicle modifiers told AutomotiveFleet.com.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford F-Series Super Duty, Vehicle Modifiers, ROUSH CleanTech, Natural Gas Vehicles, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, Westport, Work Truck Show
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has raised standards for new-vehicle emissions and required lower sulfur content for gasoline beginning in 2017 under its Tier 3 regulation, the agency announced Monday.
Tags: Gasoline, regulations, EPA, Emissions Reduction, Greenhouse Gas
Ford introduced redesigned 2016 F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis today that offer improved towing capabilities and a factory gaseous-prep V-10 engine.
Tags: Work Truck Show, Pickup Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford F-Series, Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, Ford F-Series Super Duty
March 3, 2014 - Industry News
General Motors has increased fleet deliveries into the commercial channel by eight percent in 2014 so far and tacked on a 1 percent increase for February, the automaker announced Monday.
Tags: General Motors, Fleet Sales
February 28, 2014 - Industry News
The State of Pennsylvania is providing public and private fleets with up to $8 million in grants for the conversion or purchase of alternative-fuel vehicles.
Tags: Grant Funding, Pennsylvania, Alternative Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles
The Office of Inspector General report stated that the Dept. of Homeland Security needs to improve its implementation of internal controls to “prevent illegal, improper, or erroneous purchases” from its fleet cards.
Tags: Fleet Card, Department of Homeland Security, Crime, Fuel Cards
February 27, 2014 - Industry News
Diesel-powered engines remained the dominant fuel powering newly registered commercial trucks in 2013, as vehicle owners continued pushing adoption of natural gas powerplants, according to Polk.
Tags: Cummins, Diesel Engines, Medium-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Polk, Commercial Vehicle Registrations
Consumer Reports has named the 2014 Ram 1500 a "top pick" in its 2014 Autos Spotlight released Tuesday. The publication called the Ram 1500 "surprisingly refined and inviting" and said its coil-spring rear suspension "makes it the most comfortable-riding truck."
Tags: Consumer Reports, Ram 1500, 2014-MY, Pickup Trucks, Tesla Model S
February 26, 2014 - Industry News
Ford retained its dominant market share in new commercial vehicle registrations in all gross vehicle weights in 2013 and Mercedes-Benz saw a sharp uptick in Sprinter van registrations, according to Polk.
Tags: Polk, Commercial Vehicle Registrations, Trends, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Ford, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Ford F-Series Super Duty
A standardized tow specification being adopted by Detroit automakers for 2015 model-year light-duty pickup trucks will improve safety and ease purchasing for fleet buyers, sources told AutomotiveFleet.com.
Tags: Pickup Trucks, Towing, Ford, General Motors, Chrysler
February 25, 2014 - Industry News
The Santa Cruz County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspected arson in which three county fleet vehicles were found heavily damaged by fire.
Tags: Vandalism, Crime, Santa Cruz County
The City of Detroit has privatized waste management services as part of its bankruptcy recovery plan and is auctioning off its aging fleet of refuse trucks. Last week, the city awarded $122.6 million in contracts to two commercial haulers for the work.
Tags: Refuse Trucks, City of Detroit, Outsourcing
The New York Police Department has been towing public safety fleet vehicles, especially FBI cars, in the past few years, rather than allowing latitude for parking violations as it did in prior years.
Tags: Police Vehicles, NYPD, FBI, Federal Fleet, Towing
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