October 24, 2014 - Press Release
The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has released a trio of cost calculator tools in three of the propane autogas industry's fastest-growing markets: agriculture, commercial landscape, and on road fleets.
Tags: PERC, Propane Autogas, Online Tool
October 24, 2014 - Industry News
General Motors is putting the finishing touches on one of the largest automotive safety testing areas in North America. GM has invested $12 million in the 52-acre project that will be fully functional by December.
Tags: Vehicle Testing, General Motors, Safety Technology
The Texas Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association (RMFMA) will host its fourth annual Texas Equipment and Technology Show at the Texas Motor Speedway on Nov. 7.
Tags: RMFMA, Industry Event
October 24, 2014 - Product News
Kenworth has added an anti-theft system to its T880 that integrates with the vehicle and engine functions of the vocational truck.
Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, Vocational Trucks, Kenworth T880, Dump Trucks
October 23, 2014 - Press Release
Worthington Industries has acquired a majority interest in dHybrid Systems, a producer of compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems.
Tags: Refuse Trucks, Propane Autogas, CNG Tanks, Worthington Industries
October 23, 2014 - Industry News
Chrysler has released pricing for its 2015 Dodge Charger models, which will start at $28,990 for the SE base model and go up to $64,990 for the SRT Hellcat.
Tags: Pricing, Dodge Charger, 2015-MY, Full-Size Sedans, Chrysler
Ford will offer a new driver-assist system that will reduce the severity or eliminate some frontal collisions between its vehicles and pedestrians, the company announced.
Tags: Safety Technology, Pedestrian Safety, Ford, Ford Mondeo
General Motors has begun shipping its 2015 Chevrolet City Express compact cargo van to dealers as it enters one of the most active commercial vehicle segments with a product that's sourced from Nissan's NV200.
Tags: Chevrolet City Express, 2015-MY, Compact Vans, Ship-Thru, Business Choice, General Motors, Class 1
The 2014 Green Fleet Conference & Expo kicks off next week on Oct. 28 in Schaumburg, Ill.
Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Fleet Events, Alternative Fuels, U.S. Department of Energy
October 22, 2014 - Industry News
Defective air bag inflators pose a safety hazard in more than 7 million vehicles in the 2000-2008 model years, the federal agency warns.
Tags: Toyota, BMW, Subaru, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Chrysler, Recalls, Takata, Ford, General Motors, Air Bags, NHTSA
The Hernando Beach (Fla.) Volunteer Fire Department needs to improve its tracking of fuel card use, according to a report from the county’s Audit Services Department.
Tags: Fuel Cards, Audit, Hernando County, Fire Trucks
Salt Lake County, Utah, is constructing a time-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station for its refuse vehicles.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Clean Energy, CNG Fueling Stations, Salt Lake County, CNG refuse trucks
Pitkin County, Colo., will take on maintenance, repair, and fuel services for the Aspen Fire Protection District’s 23 vehicles.
Tags: Outsourcing, Fire Trucks, Insourcing, Pitkin County, Emergency Response Vehicles
October 21, 2014 - Industry News
Colorado's Gov. John Hickenlooper and his family continue to use two state SUVs, even though a state agency has issued a policy preventing state fleets from purchasing all-wheel-drive SUVs.
Tags: Colorado, Executive Vehicles, Mid-Size SUVs, Elected Leaders
Kenworth also introduced Allison 3000 HS and RDS 5-speed and 6-speed automatic transmissions for its cabovers.
Tags: Kenworth K270, Kenworth, Cabovers, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 6
Daimler will produce the next generation of its Mercedes-Benz Sprinter full-size van in the U.S., a move that will improve order-to-delivery times for the vehicle, Daimler has announced.
Tags: Vehicle Production, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, Cargo Vans, Daimler Trucks North America
October 20, 2014 - Industry News
The State of Virginia is committing to alternative fuels with the several programs to encourage alt-fuel vehicle use and expansion within its fleet and across the state.
Tags: Grant Funding, Infrastructure Funding, State Grants, Virginia, Awards
A small rural Minnesota community has acquired two semi-tractors and a tanker trailer from a state agency to facilitate a partnership with local farms. Cold Spring obtained the equipment for less than $15,000.
Tags: Used Vehicles, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Tankers, Military Surplus, Class 8
A green fleet report suggested that transitioning to compressed natural gas heavy-duty vehicles could potentially save the City of Rockville, Md., 45-50% in fuel costs over diesel.
Tags: Biofuels, CNG, Battery-Electric Vehicles, E-85, Alternative Fuels, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids
October 19, 2014 - Industry News
Fleet drivers are your first line of defense for unscheduled maintenance needs. Here's some advice to help them identify brake problems that require servicing.
Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Brakes
October 17, 2014 - Industry News
Richard Lallier, long-time public works director at the City of St. Paul, Minn., is calling it a career. Lallier plans to retire Nov. 28 after 36 years with the city.
Tags: Public Works, Retirement, City of St. Paul
The City of Leadington (Mo.) will sign an open-ended lease for $1 per year for a pumper truck being retired by the Farmington Fire Department.
Tags: Fire Trucks
October 16, 2014 - Industry News
Chrysler is recalling 435,581 2011-2014 model-year vehicles including the Dodge Charger, Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Tags: Jeep, Dodge, Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2011-MY, Chrysler, 2012-MY, Recalls, Dodge Durango, Dodge Challenger, 2013-MY, Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, 2014-MY, NHTSA
October 16, 2014 - Product News
Ford is introducing a cargo management system and LED box lights on its 2015 F-150 pickup, as well as several new options.
Tags: Ford F-150, Light-Duty Trucks, Payload, Ford, Cargo Storage
October 16, 2014 - Press Release
Icom North America LLC has launched its new Icom Technology and Training Center, dedicated to development, integration, upfitting and training for its bi-fuel and mono-fuel liquid propane autogas injection systems.
Tags: Propane Autogas, Bi-Fuel Propane, Technicians, Icom
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