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December 15, 2009 - Industry News

Propane Option Now Offered for E-Series Vans

LIVONIA, MI - ROUSH Performance is launching into the next phase of their liquid propane injected vehicle offerings with a line of E-Series vans.

Tags: ROUSH, Propane Autogas, Ford E-Series

December 11, 2009 - Industry News

Ram Heavy-Duty Named 2010 <i>MOTOR TREND</i> Truck of the Year

2010 Ram Heavy Duty

AUBURN HILLS, MI - The Ram Heavy Duty was one of four trucks eligible for this year's Truck of the Year award. Competitors included the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, the Ford Transit Connect, and the Toyota Tundra 4.6L work truck.

Tags: Awards

December 11, 2009 - Industry News

Fleet Equipment LLC, Fleet Leasing Accused of Bribing Shelby County Clerks

MEMPHIS, TN - An ongoing criminal investigation into the Shelby County Clerk's Office stems from allegations that clerks accepted money from individuals registering vehicles in exchange for favorable service.

Tags: Fleet Leasing

December 9, 2009 - Industry News

Campbell Named General Manager of Chevrolet

DETROIT - General Motors announced Dec. 9 that Jim Campbell has been named general manager - Chevrolet, effective immediately. In his previous assignment, Campbell was general manager of GM's Fleet and Commercial Operations.

Tags: Chevrolet, Personnel personals, General Motors

November 3, 2009 - Industry News

Honda to Launch New 2010 Accord Crossover

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour

TORRANCE, CA - The all-new 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour crossover utility vehicle, set to debut Nov. 20, combines features of the Accord V-6 Sedan with increased cargo space and functionality.

Tags: vehicle review, Honda Accord

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Entergy Arkansas Adds Hybrid Trucks to Fleet

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The new models have a long green stripe stretched across the sides to identify them as hybrids and are expected to save the company fuel, reduce emissions, and provide added safety at the work site.

Tags: Emissions, Fuel Savings, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

October 15, 2009 - Industry News

Mohave County Looking to Replenish Fleet

KINGMAN, AZ - Mohave County is going out on bids for 13 new cars and trucks for various county departments.

Tags: Chevrolet, Dodge, Vehicle Replacement

October 14, 2009 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Opens New Facility

READING, PA - Penske Truck Leasing announced the opening of its new 21,400-square-foot state-of-the-art facility in Jessup, Md.

Tags: Penske

October 6, 2009 - Industry News

Free Webinar on Distracted Driving Oct. 13

TORRANCE, CA - Those who attend all three sessions will receive a Fleet Safety Training Certificate. Sign up now.

Tags: web seminar, Distracted Driving

September 29, 2009 - Industry News

Toyota Announces Pricing on Several 2010 Models

TORRANCE, CA - Pricing was announced for the all-new 2010 4Runner sport utility vehicle (SUV), Land Cruiser full-size SUV, Venza sedan, Prius hybrid, and Tacoma pickup truck.

Tags: Toyota, Pricing, MSRP, 2010-MY

September 16, 2009 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing and Freightliner Hit the Road for 2010 SCR Engine Seminars

READING, PA - Penske Truck Leasing announced a 16 city, North American 2010 Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Engine Seminar and Open House, debuting Sept. 15 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and wrapping up Nov. 17 in Portland, Ore.

Tags: Penske, selective catalytic reduction

September 15, 2009 - Industry News

New Fuel Economy & GHG Emission Standards Proposed

WASHINGTON - Instead of three standards, the Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency worked with state agencies to propose clearer standards for all automakers, beginning with the 2012 model-year.

Tags: Emissions, CAFE, EPA, U.S. DOT, NHTSA

September 15, 2009 - Industry News

Ford to Launch 7-Seat C-Max in U.S. by 2011

Ford will launch the all-new, 7-seat C-MAX in North America in late 2011 as a &quot;whitespace&quot; vehicle.

DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Company's new 7-seat C-MAX introduced Sept. 15 at the Frankfurt Motor Show will arrive in North America beginning late 2011.

Tags: Ford C-Max

August 19, 2009 - Press Release

PHH Arval Unveils Fleet Management Mobile Application

SPARKS, MD - PHH Arval has announced the launch of a new mobile application designed to increase the productivity and satisfaction of its clients' fleet drivers.

Tags: PHH, Mobile Apps

August 18, 2009 - Industry News

Small Business Fleets Invest in Transit Connect

2010 Ford Transit Connect

DETROIT - Ford says small business owners are reacting positively and decisively to Transit Connect vehicles arriving at Ford dealerships nationwide.

Tags: Ford Transit Connect, small business owners

August 18, 2009 - Industry News

GM Working on Medium-Duty Truck Agreement

DETROIT - General Motors said it is working on a new agreement for medium-duty truck dealers that will allow them to continue to provide warranty, maintenance, and repair services.

Tags: Warranty, Medium-Duty Trucks, General Motors

August 5, 2009 - Industry News

PacLease Continues U.S. Location Growth - Adds Two New Locations to Serve Iowa

BELLEVUE, WA - PACCAR Leasing Company (PacLease) continues its expansion with the announcement of two new locations in Cedar Rapids and Davenport, Iowa.

Tags: PacLease, Paccar

July 28, 2009 - Industry News

Smith Delivers Electric Trucks to Commercial Fleets

WASHINGTON - Representatives from Coca-Cola Enterprises, Staples, Frito-Lay, and AT&T were each presented keys to an all-new Smith Newton, the world's largest commercially available battery-electric-powered truck.

Tags: AT&T, PG&E, Smith Electric Vehicles, Smith Newton, Coca-Cola, Frito-Lay, Staples, Battery-Electric Vehicles

July 22, 2009 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Opens Facility Along Route 66

READING, PA - Penske Truck Leasing announced the opening of a 6,600-square-foot Albuquerque, N.M. facility.

Tags: Penske

July 9, 2009 - Industry News

Freightliner Introduces its First Natural Gas Truck

Freightliner Business Class M2 112

PORTLAND, OR - The Freightliner Business Class M2 112 NG is powered by the Cummins Westport ISL G.

Tags: Natural Gas, Freightliner

June 23, 2009 - Industry News

Volvo Begins Selling Trucks That Meet 2010 Emissions Standards

GREENSBORO, NC – The trucks meet the standards using Selective Catalytic Reduction, which also increases fuel efficiency and reduces carbon emissions, according to a statement by the manufacturer.

Tags: Emissions, Volvo, EPA

June 19, 2009 - Industry News

NorthWestern Energy Unveils Hybrid Bucket Truck in Missoula

BUTTE, MT – NorthWestern Energy unveiled its first hybrid bucket truck June 10 in Missoula.

Tags: Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

June 18, 2009 - Industry News

City of Longview to Lease 6 Sanitation Trucks

LONGVIEW, TEXAS – The City of Longview recently entered into a $955,000 lease agreement for six sanitation trucks, according to The News-Journal.

Tags: Vehicle Leasing, Sanitation, Refuse Fleets

June 16, 2009 - Industry News

Ferrellgas Presented First 2010 Propane-Injected F-250

Jack Roush, founder and chairman of the board of directors for ROUSH Enterprises, presented the keys to the first production 2010 ROUSH liquid propane-injected Ford F-250 to Ferrellgas President and Chief Operating Officer Steve Wambold.

LIVONIA, MI – Ferrellgas recently received the first production 2010 ROUSH liquid propane-injected F-250 from Motorsports legend Jack Roush, founder and chairman of the board of directors for ROUSH Enterprises.

Tags: ROUSH, Ferrellgas, Ford F-250

June 12, 2009 - Industry News

Forgotten Harvest Adds First Hybrid Truck to Fleet

Susan Goodell, exec. director of Forgotten Harvest, accepts keys to a new 2009 Freightliner M2 Hybrid Class 7 diesel-electric truck from (l-r) Klaus Entenmann, president and CEO of Daimler Financial Services; Chris Patterson, retired president and CEO, Daimler Trucks North America; and Ron Ricci, president of Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies. (Photo credit: Joe Wilssens, Daimler Financial Services).

OAK PARK, MI – Daimler Trucks North America, Daimler Financial Services, and Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies recently donated a 2009 M2e Hybrid Freightliner diesel-electric truck to the mobile food rescue organization.

Tags: Forgotten Harvest, Truck Bodies, Daimler, Daimler Trucks North America


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