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Adrian Steel Introduces Interior Van Ladder Rack

Adrian Steel has introduced its Interior Ladder Rack for full-size vans to provide a safe and efficient way to transport a step ladder between job sites, according to the company.

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Large Fleets Driving Strong Used Class 3-8 Sales

Overall, used GVW 3-8 transactions from March 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 accounted for 51.7 percent of total GVW 3-8 transactions in the U.S. market.

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Ram 2500/3500 Trucks Increase Towing Capability

Ram Truck has increased the towing and payload capabilities of its 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups for 2016 through engine calibration, Ram has announced.

Mich. County's $6.5M Bond Updates Road Equipment

Calhoun County, Mich., is issuing $6.5 million in bonds to pay for Road Department fleet equipment and a salt barn. The bonds will allow the county to modernize its fleet after years of neglecting to replace its vehicles.

Photo of the U.S. arrival of the 2016 Toyota Mirai.

California Hydrogen Fueling Locations Released

A coalition of automakers have proposed rolling out hydrogen fueling stations to 19 areas in California as the initial fueling network for fuel-cell vehicles.

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Clean Diesel Truck Share Tops 37 Percent

More than 37 percent of all diesel medium and heavy duty commercial trucks registered in the U.S. are now equipped with newer technology clean diesel engines (MY-2007 or newer with near-zero particulate emissions), according to new data compiled by IHS Automotive for the Diesel Technology Forum.

San Diego County Expands Fire Equipment Tracking

San Diego County has received a $276,000 donation for the purchase of automatic vehicle locators (AVLs) for its fire trucks and other emergency apparatus. This will equip 80 additional units with AVLs.

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Feds Claim Phase 2 GHG Rules Will Cut Pollution and Save Money

The federal government’s top vehicle and clean-air regulators on June 19 formally announced their proposal for extending fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas emissions rules, and predicted positive economic and health-benefit results.

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PERC Joins Emergency Vehicle Task Force

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has joined a national task force promoting the addition of alternative fuel vehicles to emergency response fleets, the organization announced.

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Terex Recalls Early-Model Tree Trimmer Trucks

Terex South Dakota is calling back 48 2002-MY Hi-Ranger XT55 and XT60 tree trimmer trucks because their lower booms might crack and fail.

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8 of 10 Drivers Exceed Window-Sticker MPG

Eight out of 10 drivers attained better fuel economy than the posted U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rating, according to a new AAA study of data collected from

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GM Provides Update on Bi-Fuel Chevrolet Impala

General Motors plans to begin delivering its 2015 bi-fuel CNG Chevrolet Impala this summer following a yearlong delay to iron out a concern involving the sedan.

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J.D. Power Releases 2015 Initial Quality Study

Korean automotive nameplates showed a significant improvement in quality while Japanese brands fell below the industry average for the first time in 29 years, according to the 2015 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study.

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Autocar Recalls Xpeditor, Xpert and XSpotter Trucks

The manufacturer is issuing two separate recalls covering a total of 5,286 trucks.

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Mack Recalls MRU, LEU and LR6 Trucks

The action, which affects 2,124 Mack trucks with Cummins Westport ISL gas engines, will address an engine cooling issue that increases the risk of fire.

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Feds Offer $100M in Biofuel Fueling Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering up to $100 million in grants to all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia to support and expand biofuel infrastructure, according to a press release from the USDA.

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FCA US Completes 2016-MY Local Fleet Previews

FCA US wrapped up its 26-city fleet road show that provided fleet managers around the country a hands-on experience with 2016 model year vehicles.

Since 2001, the capital funding of fleet has been eroding from about 70% of needs in 2001 to about 30% of needs today. Graph via City of Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Faces Shutdown Over Budget Dispute

The City of Cincinnati is facing a potential shutdown because Council members can’t come to an agreement about the city’s capital budget. The proposed budget includes a six-year fleet replacement funding plan totaling more than $80 million.

St. Louis Elected Leaders' Cars Questioned

The take-home vehicles given to St. Louis elected officials have been called into question with voters in the city set to approve a $180-million bond that includes money to replace city fleet vehicles.

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States Ranked by Vehicle Repair Costs

CarMD has published its annual state-by-state ranking of repair bills that follow a check-engine light. Read our report to find out the states at the top and bottom of the list.

Price of Diesel Dips to $2.87 Per Gallon

The average cost of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel was down again for the third straight week, according to the U.S. Energy Department.

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Automotive Lift Institute Launches New Website

The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) has launched a redesigned website that brings together information for lift buyers, owners and users.

UCLA Fleet Director Retires

Sherry Lewis, University of California, Los Angeles’ fleet & transit director, is retiring effective July 1. Clinton Bench has been named the new fleet & transit director.

Photo of 2014 Civic Natural Gas courtesy of Honda.

Honda Kills CNG Civic, Other Green Models

Honda has ceased production of its Civic Natural Gas sedan and will also discontinue sales of the Civic Hybrid and Accord Plug-In Hybrid due to the automaker's ability to "advance fuel economy through conventional engine technology," according to a statement.

California Grants $2.5M for Alt-Fuel Projects

The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved $2.5 million in grants for six alternative-fuel projects through its Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP).

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