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Commercial Truck Fleet News | Heavy Duty Trucking

The Western States Trucking Association has filed a suit in the United States Court for the Eastern District of California challenging the ruling by …

Trucking Info

Recent Class 8 trade volumes have been lower than predicted, which means pricing has been more stable than expected for used trucks, according to …

Trucking Info

Kalmar, on the heels of a recent release of its electric T2 terminal tractor, has announced plans to offer electric versions of its lineup of …

Time is Running Out for Your Chance to Win a 2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Enter now for your chance to win one of the hardest working trucks on the planet.<p>Just convince us, and our followers, that you deserve the Grand …

Nissan Adds New Option Packages to 2014 Altima and Details MSRP

Nissan detailed the retail pricing for its 2014-MY Altima sedan, the all-new version of which came out for MY-2013, and the new features it’s …

Ford Revises 2013 C-MAX Hybrid Fuel Economy Rating and Plans Upgrades to 2014 Model

Ford is revising the fuel economy label on its 2013 C-MAX Hybrid, changing it from the original 47 mpg city, highway, combined EPA rating to 43 mpg …

Emkay Wins Website of the Year From International Business Awards

Emkay announced that they have been presented with one of the highest honors in the business world, a gold International Business Award. This year, …

Fleet Financials: Pitfalls to Avoid When Purchasing Out of Dealer Stock

Titled Pitfalls to Avoid When Purchasing Out of Dealer Stock, this article from <i>Fleet Financials</i> magazine features experts from fleet management …

South Korean City to Operate Electric Buses That Can Charge Wirelessly

A city in South Korea is operating electric buses that can recharge wirelessly while driving or stationary. The Online Electric Vehicle (OLEV), …

Ford Provides Details on Upcoming Transit Custom and Cargo Vans for the Australian Market

Ford announced details about its all-new Transit vans, the Transit Custom and Transit Cargo, for the Australian market. The automaker said each van …

Ford Makes Rear Inflatable Safety Belt Available on 2014 Fusion Models

Ford is adding the rear inflatable safety belt to its 2014-MY Fusion, as well as to the 2014 Fusion Hybrid and Energi models. The automaker said its …

Black Book Says Model-Year Changeover and Greater Supply Could Have Big Impact on Depreciation

With the start of the arrival of 2014 model-year vehicles in the marketplace, <i>Black Book’s</i> Senior Vice President and Editorial Director Ricky Beggs …

GM Gives Sneak Peak of New Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon Pickups

General Motors provided a brief look at its upcoming Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon at the recent Center for Automotive Research Management …

BMW Begins Production of Third-Generation X5

BMW said it began production of its 2014 X5 at its facility in Spartanburg, S.C. on Aug. 1. The new X5 features a number of changes over its …

GM Invests $167 Million in Spring Hill Plant for Two Future Mid-Size Vehicles

General Motors is investing $167 million in its Spring Hill, Tenn., assembly plant where the automaker said this investment will go to support two …

Fleet Financials: Making the Decision - Owning or Leasing

William “Skip” Halvorson, longtime owner of General Motors fleet dealership Prospect Motors, based out of Jackson, Calif., passed away on July 16. He …

Study: Deutsche Telekom Tops Connected Telecom Fleet Operators

According to a report from Informa Telecoms & Media, 58 percent of the world's major telecom operator groups are operating connected fleets. The most …

Volkswagen to Introduce New Diesel Engine in Select 2015 Models

Volkswagen’s Oliver Schmidt, General Manager, Energy and Environmental Office, Volkswagen Group of America, said the automaker plans to debut a new …

Washington’s King County Ramps Up Enforcement of Distracted Driving Laws in August

The Washington State Patrol announced a crackdown on distracted driving in King County from Aug. 5-23. During this period, Washington State Patrol …

Spartan Motors Recalling Certain Utilimaster Reach Vehicles

Spartan Motors Inc. is recalling 330 model-year 2012-2013 Utilimaster Reach vehicles because a software problem in the control modules may lead to …

2013-MY Chevrolet Malibu Continues to Attract High Safety Scores Worldwide

• Dual-stage driver and front passenger air bags<br>• Pelvic/thorax side-impact air bags for all outboard occupants, front and rear<br>• Driver and passenger knee …

Toyota Starts Production of 2014 Tundra

Toyota started production of its redesigned 2014-MY Tundra pickup truck at its Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. (TMMTX) plant in San Antonio …

Bobit Business Media Chairman and Founder on Medical Leave of Absence Following Successful Surgery

Ed Bobit, founder and chairman of Bobit Business Media, and publisher of <i>Automotive Fleet</i> magazine and many other media brands, has taken a medical …

GM Reduces MSRP of Chevrolet Volt by $5,000 for 2014

General Motors has dropped the retail price of its Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle by $5,000 for the 2014 model-year, to $34,995 …

University of Michigan Research Says Average U.S. Vehicle Fuel Economy Keeps Improving

The average (window sticker) fuel economy value of new vehicles sold in the U.S. in July was 24.8 mpg, which is an 0.1-increase from June and ties …

Fleet Safety Tip of the Week: Safely Adjusting to Different Traffic Speeds

Here is some driving advice from the South Dakota Department of Public Safety on how to adjust to traffic. You may want to pass this along to your …

GE Capital Fleet Services’ Growth Strategies and Industry Initiatives

Kristi Webb was named president and chief executive officer for GE Capital Fleet Services in September 2012. Webb succeeded Clarence Nunn, who was …

Annual Accident Management Survey

<i>Editor's Note: Click here for a PDF of this article, including charts.</i><p>Accidents are an unfortunate part of driving, with an average of 21 percent of …

GM Details Fuel Efficiency of 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel Engine

General Motors provided an overview of how its all-new 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel’s 2.0L engine uses what the automaker calls a …

Gas Prices Rose at Fastest Rate in Five Months in July and Could Rise Throughout August

AAA released its monthly fuel price outlook, which noted that the national average price of gasoline rose 14 cents in July, from $3.49 to $3.63 per …