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Auto Truck Group to Open St. Louis Facility

The Auto Truck Group has announced that it will be opening a new work truck and commercial van upfitting and manufacturing facility later this month. Shipping will begin on January 5, 2015 from the facility located at 21 Elaine Drive, O'Fallon, Missouri.

Federal Legislation Boosts Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants

The federal budget package approved by the U.S. House and U.S. Senate includes a 50 percent increase in funding for a clean air program that reduces emissions from older diesel powered engines, vehicles, and equipment.

Terex Recalls Work Platforms for Fire Risk

The units may not have enough structural support for the fuel tank, which could eventually result in contact between the tank and trailer axle.

Photo via INDOT/Twitter.

Indiana DOT Adds Two-Lane Tow Plows

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has added six new tow plows to its statewide winter arsenal. A tow plow allows one plow truck and driver to clear two lanes at once.

Photo courtesy of Clean Energy

Kansas City Opens First Public CNG Station

The City of Kansas City, Mo., opened its fifth fast-fill CNG fueling station, but it is the first open to the public.

Photo courtesy of Odyne.

Los Angeles Utility Deploys Plug-In Electric Bucket Truck

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has put into service the first Odyne Systems plug-in system equipped bucket truck in California.

Photo via Flickr/Will Merydith.

Canadian City Signs $2.1M Telematics Contract

The City of Mississauga in Ontario, Canada, has signed a CAD $2.1 million contract extension with Webtech Wireless to deploy telematics on its winter vehicles.

Photo of ProMaster courtesy of FCA US.

Vincentric: ProMaster Van Leads TCO Among Diesels

The diesel-powered Chrysler ProMaster full-size van was the only non-luxury diesel expected to deliver a lower total cost of ownership than its gasoline counterpart in a Vincentric study that evaluated 35 diesels.

FCA US, Ford to Recall Vehicles for Air Bag Controls

The recalls will affect more than 1 million vehicles equipped with restraint control modules manufactured by Robert Bosch LLC.

Photo via Wikimedia.

Chrysler Group Changes Name to FCA US

The Chrysler Group has changed its official name change to FCA US, the company announced on Dec. 16.

ProMaster City is a beefed-up, Americanized version of the Fiat Doblo van.

ProMaster City Vans Built in Turkey with U.S. Powertrains

Major components for the new Ram ProMaster City compact vans will cross the seas twice as part of assembly plans involving Europe, Eurasia and North America, Ram Commercial Truck executives said.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Flood Response

Here are some driver safety tips to help fleet drivers when flood conditions pose a threat.

Photo courtesy of DIA.

Denver Airport at ‘Sweet Spot’ for CNG Use

By switching 165 fleet vehicles to natural gas, Denver International Airport (DIA) in Colorado has prevented the equivalent of 3,347,600 lbs. of carbon dioxide emissions from entering the atmosphere in 2013.

Jacobsen to Serve Southern Customers Directly

Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. company, announced it will be establishing direct distribution capabilities to serve customers in North & Central Florida, Georgia, and Alabama.

Video: Caltrans Battling Massive Winter Storm

The California transportation agency appears ready to deal with snowfall after it readied 1,500 pieces of storm-related equipment and gathered resources at its station near the Nevada border.

Photo: Ford

NatGasCar Gets EPA Nod for CNG Transit Connect

NatGasCar has received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification to produce compressed natural gas (CNG) versions of the 2014 and 2015 Ford Transit Connect with a 2.5L bi-fuel engine system.

Photo of Broom Badger courtesy of Elgin.

Elgin Recalls Street Sweepers for Fire Risk

The action affects 92 2012-2014 model-year Broom Badger sweeper trucks with hydraulic systems at risk for overheating.

Wash. County Hires New Fleet Manager

Thurston County, Wash., has hired Bryan Hanks as its fleet services manager. Hanks just completed 27 years in the U.S. Army.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Video: Ford Revamps SYNC Infotainment System

Ford is rolling out a new communications and entertainment system for the 2016 model year called Sync 3 that replaces MyFord Touch as Ford launches the third generation of its connected-car system.

Photo courtesy of City of Boston.

Boston Converts Vans to Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

The City of Boston has added XL Hybrids' XL3 gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain to four of its vans and is converting a fifth vehicle.

Photo of hydrogen station in Torrance, Calif., by Thi Dao.

First Northern Calif. Hydro Refueling Station Opens

The first hydrogen refueling station in Northern California has opened in West Sacramento, marking the 10th such station in a state with aggressive plans to support fuel cell vehicles.

Kansas Seeks to Block EPA Ethanol Regulations

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has asked that a federal appeals court reject new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations mandating states to adopt conclusions about ethanol emissions, stating that the regulations are based on scientifically flawed methodology.

Pierce has placed four Pierce Impel pumpers on duty with the Scottsdale Fire Department (SFD) in Arizona. Photo via Business Wire

Ariz. City Adds 6 Pumpers to Fire Fleet

The City of Scottsdale, Ariz., has placed four Pierce Impel pumpers on duty and purchased two more that will be delivered in April 2015.

Photo of 2014 Tacoma courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Redesigning Mid-Size Tacoma for 2016

Toyota will introduce its redesigned 2016 Tacoma at the Detroit auto show in January into a more competitive mid-size pickup market that now features the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.

Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure tire

Ford F-150 Equipped with Goodyear Tires

Goodyear announced that the 2015 Ford F150 will be equipped with the Goodyear Wrangler tires.



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