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June 22, 2011 - Industry News

Navistar Awarded Diesel Re-Power Development Contract

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar, Inc. was awarded a development contract by the United States Postal Service (USPS) under which Navistar will engineer a diesel powertrain replacement for USPS delivery vehicles.

Tags: Diesel, Navistar, USPS, re-power

June 22, 2011 - Industry News

ARI Links Mobile Fleet Tools to New Fuel Site Locator

MT. LAUREL, NJ - ARI, Automotive Resources International announced the addition of the Fuel Site Locator to its mobile fleet tools, through its long-term partner Wright Express (WEX).

Tags: Wright Express, ARI, Fuel Site Locator

June 19, 2011 - Industry News

Joy Global Using Telematics to Improve Fleet Fuel Economy

MILWAUKEE - In a news release from Ford, Joy Global said it improved fleet fuel economy by 10 percent for part of its 800-vehicle fleet.

Tags: Joy Global, Ford, Telematics, Asset Management

May 31, 2011 - Industry News

Last Chance! - Take Automotive Fleet's 2011 Personal Use Survey

TORRANCE, CA - Automotive Fleet needs your input! How does your company handle personal use of company-provided vehicles?

Tags: Personal Use

May 23, 2011 - Industry News

UPS Testing Composite Delivery Trucks

The CV-23's cost is comparable to the P70, according to UPS.

ATLANTA– UPS’s Automotive division is testing new CV-23 delivery truck prototypes it had custom built by working with Utlilimaster/Isuzu.

Tags: UPS, Delivery Truck, composite delivery truck, CV-23, P70

May 23, 2011 - Industry News

U.S. Fuel Demand Increased in April as Economy Grew, API Says

WASHINGTON - U.S. fuel demand rose in April as economic growth bolstered consumption of diesel by truckers, according to the American Petroleum Institute.

Tags: Fuel Prices, American Petroleum Institute

May 18, 2011 - Press Release

American Power Group Signs Agreement to Test CNG/Dual Disel Fuel Upgrades on Delivery Trucks

LYNNFIELD, MA - GreenMan Technologies, Inc., announced that its American Power Group, Inc. subsidiary ("APG") has signed an EPA Test Vehicle Exemption agreement with Paper Transport, Inc. to launch an over-the-road test of APG's dual fuel system.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, GreenMan Technologies, American Power Group, Paper Transport, Delivery Truck

May 18, 2011 - Industry News

Active Fuel Management Gives Provides Balanced Fuel Efficiency for Sierra & Yukon V-8s

How Active Fuel Management Works

PONTIAC, MI - It takes a powerful and capable engine to pull a 10,000-pound trailer or carry a nearly 2,000-pound payload, but when cargo is left behind, Active Fuel Management (AFM) helps drivers get more miles out of a gallon of gas.

Tags: Yukon, GMC Sierra, General Motors

May 11, 2011 - Press Release

Ryder Fuel Services Publishes Free White Paper

HOUSTON - As soaring oil prices drive the cost of fuel higher and local governments and municipalities continue to face severe budget cuts, Ryder Fuel Services has recently released a free white paper that examines the top fuel management concerns of fleet managers.

Tags: Fuel Management, White Paper, Ryder System

March 2, 2011 - Press Release

Wright Express Announces New Mobile Fuel Site Locator Application

SOUTH PORTLAND, ME - Wright Express, a global provider of business payment processing and information management solutions, announced the release of its new mobile fuel site locator application.

Tags: Wright Express, Fuel Locator, Mobile Apps

February 25, 2011 - Industry News

Gas Prices Hit $3.31 Average Due to Middle East Unrest

OPEC's oil price basket trend from Jan. 2010 to Jan. 2011.

TORRANCE, CA – Oil and gas prices are on the rise, caused by fears of supply disruption due to unrest in the Middle East. OPEC has informally agreed to increase output to allay supply concerns.

Tags: Oil Prices

February 23, 2011 - Industry News

ROUSH CleanTech Propane Autogas Ford E-450 Cutaways Receive CARB Approval

PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, MI - ROUSH CleanTech's brand new propane autogas fuel system for Ford E-450 cutaway vans has received certification by both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) for sale in all 50 states.

Tags: CARB, ROUSH, Propane Autogas

February 1, 2011 - Industry News

Frito-Lay Looking at Propane Autogas for Up to 2,000 Vehicles

PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, MI - Frito-Lay has partnered with ROUSH CleanTech to develop a liquid propane autogas conversion system for Ford E-350 dual rear-wheel cutaway chassis vehicles. Joe Gold, fleet asset and engineering manager at Frito-Lay North America, said there is potential within the Frito-Lay fleet to convert up to 2,000 gasoline-powered vehicles to propane autogas.

Tags: ROUSH, Frito-Lay, Propane Autogas, Ford E-350, Ford E-Series

January 24, 2011 - Industry News

EPA, DOT, and California Align Timeframe for Proposing Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Standards

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state of California have announced that they will work on a single timeframe, with a deadline of Sept. 1, 2011, for proposing fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for model year 2017-2025 cars and light-duty trucks.

Tags: Greenhouse Gases, CAFE, Fuel Economy Standards, Fuel Economy

November 24, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins Confirms Support for Greenhouse Gas & Fuel-Efficiency Standards

COLUMBUS, IN - Cummins Inc. further confirmed its support for greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency standards for heavy- and medium-duty commercial vehicles and engines during its testimony at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) public hearing in Chicago.

Tags: Greenhouse Gases, Cummins, SmartWay, EPA, NHTSA

November 24, 2010 - Industry News

Ryder to Offer DEF at All Full-Service Locations in North America

MIAMI, FL - Ryder System, Inc. , a transportation and supply chain management solution company, will soon be offering Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) at every full service Ryder location in North America.

Tags: SCR, DEF, EPA, Ryder System

November 24, 2010 - Industry News

FleetCor Announces Fuelman and FleetWide Cards

ATLANTA, GA - FleetCor Technologies, Inc. announced the expansion of its Fuelman and FleetWide fleet card acceptance to all 8,500 Chevron and Texaco locations throughout the U.S.

Tags: Fuelman

November 17, 2010 - Industry News

ATD Speaks Out on Fuel Economy Rules

CHICAGO - At a hearing Nov. 15 on a proposal to establish first-ever fuel economy rules for commercial and work trucks and engines, the chairman of the American Truck Dealers (ATD) urged federal regulators to ensure that any new mandates are "appropriate, cost-effective and technologically feasible."

Tags: Kenworth, Mitsubishi Fuso, ATD, Department of Energy, NHTSA

November 3, 2010 - Industry News

ATD Supports Fuel Economy Improvements, Concerned About Higher Truck Prices

WASHINGTON - The chairman of the American Truck Dealers (ATD) and owner of Kenwork Sales Company released a statement in regards to ATD's support of fuel economy improvements but expresses concern about higher truck prices.

Tags: Kenworth, ATD

October 15, 2010 - Industry News

Telematics to Help Web Service Company Cut Costs

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - With a goal of significantly reducing its operating costs, Web Service Company, a national laundry services provider, has signed a new, three-year agreement with GE Capital Fleet Services to use GE's Monitor and Intelligent Ops telematics solutions.

Tags: Operating Costs, Telematics, Web Tools, GE Capital Fleet Services

October 13, 2010 - Industry News

Free Webinar: How Propane Can Reduce Fleet Costs

TORRANCE, CA - Sponsored by Ferrellgas and ROUSH, Work Truck is hosting a free Webinar on the benefits of using propane autogas, including how it can help reduce operating costs by up to 30 percent.

Tags: web seminar, Propane Autogas

October 13, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins Filtration Releases Redesigned Diesel Pro Fuel Filtration Series

NASHVILLE, TN - Cummins Filtration released two new Diesel Pro fuel filtration systems: Fleetguard FH235 with a flow rate of 60 GPH(230 L/H) and FH236 with a flow rate of 90 GPH(341L/H) Series Diesel Pro.

Tags: Cummins, Alternative Fuels

October 7, 2010 - Industry News

Verizon to Add 300 CNG Vans to Calif. Truck Fleets

HEMET, CA - The 300 new vans being retrofitted by Steelweld Equipment Co. will be used in Southern California by Verizon technicians who install and repair broadband, TV, and voice communications services for the company's residential and small-business customers.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Verizon

October 6, 2010 - Industry News

Telogis Introduces New Fuel Card Reconciliation Report

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Telogis Inc., a platform for location intelligence, introduces a new feature to its Telogis Fleet vehicle management application that compares fuel card use to actual location data: The Fuel Card Reconciliation Report.

Tags: Telogis, Payment Cards

September 3, 2010 - Industry News

Free Seminar to Help Fleets Cut Fuel & Maintenance Costs

REDLANDS, CA - Esri will be offering a free half-day seminar Sept. 30 on how to help small and midsized fleets reduce fuel use, vehicle wear and tear, and time spent building routes using ArcLogistics vehicle routing and scheduling software.

Tags: Seminar

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