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June 22, 2009 - Industry News

PG&E to Test First Smith Electric Vehicles All-Electric Utility Truck

KANSAS CITY, MO – The all-electric aerial utility truck, produced by SEV U.S. and SEV U.K. with an aerial bucket integrated by Altec Industries Inc., is the first unit of its kind to be put into operation by a major utility company before being brought to the market.

Tags: PG&E, Smith Electric Vehicles, Bucket Trucks, Battery-Electric Vehicles

June 19, 2009 - Industry News

UPS to Allow Hearing-Impaired Drivers

SAN FRANCISCO – The company has agreed to allow some deaf and hard-of-hearing employees to compete for jobs driving small delivery vans after special testing and training, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Tags: Drivers, UPS

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 19, 2009 - Press Release

Navistar Awarded First Total Hybrid Vehicle Certification

SACRAMENTO – The Air Resources Board has awarded its first total hybrid vehicle certification for trucks and buses to Navistar.

Tags: CARB, Navistar, California

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

ATA Unveils New Commercial Driver & Safety Policies

WASHINGTON – The American Trucking Association's newly adopted safety policies address commercial and passenger vehicle driver performance, safer vehicles and equipment, and motor carrier performance.

Tags: Highway Safety, ATA, American Trucking Associations, U.S. DOT

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

June 12, 2009 - Industry News

Nestle Waters Showcases Hybrid Truck at Capitol Hill Event

WASHINGTON – Nestle Waters North America displayed one of its diesel-electric hybrid delivery trucks June 11 at the first "Hybrid on the Hill" event in Washington, D.C.

Tags: CALSTART, HTUF, Medium-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Showcase, Green Technology, Nestle, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

June 11, 2009 - Industry News

GM Ends Production of Medium-Duty Trucks

DETROIT - General Motors Corp, which filed for bankruptcy protection a week ago, said in a statement June 8 that it would cease production of medium-duty trucks by July 31.

Tags: Chevrolet, Medium-Duty Trucks, General Motors

June 9, 2009 - Industry News

GM to Honor Commitments to Fleet Customers as Medium-Duty Truck Production Ceases

2009 TopKick

DETROIT – Jim Campbell, general manager, GM Fleet and Commercial Operations, reassured fleet customers sold orders for the Chevrolet Kodiak and GMC TopKick would be filled through the end of July.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, production halt, General Motors, Topkick, Kodiak

June 5, 2009 - Industry News

Hybrid Trucks Showcased at Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON – CALSTART, the Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF), Duke University, Environmental Defense Fund, and U.S. truck and system manufacturers will head to Capitol Hill June 11 for "Hybrid on The Hill Day".

Tags: CALSTART, HTUF, EDF, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

June 4, 2009 - Press Release

Jasper Unveils New Corporate Web Site

JASPER, IN – Newly-designed flash content and streaming video add depth and entertainment to provide the user with information in order to make an informative decision about Jasper products.

Tags: Website, Jasper Engines

June 4, 2009 - Industry News

Ferrellgas and ROUSH Promote New Alt-Fuel Vehicle

Ferrellgas Partners, L.P., will be among the first to add the ROUSH Liquid Propane Injected Ford F-250 pickup truck to their alternative fuel fleet.

Tags: ROUSH, Federal Incentives, Ford F-250, Propane Autogas, Alternative Fuels

June 4, 2009 - Industry News

Seattle Receives 144 CNG Refuse Trucks

SEATTLE – CleanScapes, Inc. and Waste Management of Seattle have received deliveries of 144 new compressed natural gas refuse trucks from McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, according to Environmental Protection.

Tags: Waste Management, Natural Gas Vehicles

June 4, 2009 - Industry News

City of Peoria Seeks Funds for Hybrid Trucks

PEORIA, AZ – Peoria is among six cities that joined the Arizona Department of Commerce Energy Office to file for a Clean Cities federal stimulus grant through the U.S. Department of Energy, according to The Arizona Republic.

Tags: Funding, Clean Cities, Federal Grant

June 2, 2009 - Industry News

Plumbing & Heating Company Updates Fleet Look

Plumbing truck

ST. PAUL, MN – Bonfe's Plumbing, Heating & Air Service, Inc. has updated the logos on its fleet to make them "more memorable" to the public, according to www.pitchengine.com.

June 1, 2009 - Industry News

GM Remains 'Committed to Fleet and Commercial Customers'

DETROIT – General Motors promised "strong commitment" to fleet and commercial customers "remains unchanged," according to Jim Campbell, GM general manager fleet and commercial operations, in a statement addressing the automaker's June 1 bankruptcy.

Tags: General Motors

June 1, 2009 - Press Release

Mack Delivers Hybrid Refuse Truck to NYC

NEW YORK, NY – During a recent event in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Mack Trucks, Inc. was recognized for delivering a diesel-electric hybrid MACK TerraPro Low Entry model refuse truck to the City of New York.

Tags: New York, New York City, Class 8, Refuse Fleets

May 29, 2009 - Industry News

Commercial Truck Fees Up 35% in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The 35-percent increase could mean up to $350,000 a year for the heaviest trucks, according to Capitol News Service.

Tags: Florida, DMV

May 26, 2009 - Industry News

Niblett Trucking LLC to Downsize

DENTON, TX – Niblett Trucking LLC will likely cut its fleet size in half because of rising diesel prices and lower trucking wages, according to the Denton Record Chronicle.

Tags: Downsizing

May 22, 2009 - Industry News

Inspection Takes 144 Commercial Vehicles Out of Service

HARRISBURG, PA – The Pennsylvania State Police Department inspected 2,281 commercial vehicles and placed 144 vehicles and 78 drivers out of service May 13 during Operation SAFE Driver.

Tags: Commercial Fleets, Inspections

May 22, 2009 - Industry News

Safest U.S. Drivers in Idaho & Wisconsin

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Idaho and Wisconsin drivers ranked highest as most knowledgeable about basic road rules in the 2009 GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test, while New York drivers scored lowest.

Tags: New York, Driver Behavior, Wisconsin, Industry Research

May 22, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Company Licenses Fleet Out of State to Pay Less Taxes & Fees

DENVER – One of Colorado's largest trucking companies has reportedly been licensing most of its fleet out of state for 13 years to avoid paying Colorado sales taxes and emissions fees, according to 9news.com.

May 20, 2009 - Industry News

Continental Announces Fleet Emergency Service Program

LOUISVILLE, KY - Managing nationwide emergency road service needs for owner-operators and small fleet owners has become easier and more cost-effective, thanks to Continental Tire North America, Inc.'s (CTNA) new ContiFleetSM program.

Tags: Continental

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