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March 10, 2009 - Industry News

Kraft Foods Adds New Diesel-Electric Refrigerated Hybrid Truck to Fleet

Steve Guillame (left), Navistar's general manager of vocational trucks presented the keys to an International DuraStar Hybrid with RouteMax refrigerated body (shown at right) to Kraft Foods.

CHICAGO – The International DuraStar Hybrid truck with RouteMax refrigerated body is a pilot unit and is expected to offer Kraft Foods as much as a 30-percent fuel savings versus a traditional diesel-powered truck.

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Navistar, International DuraStar, Diesel-Electric Hybrids

March 9, 2009 - Industry News

PHH Arval Launches Risk and Safety Program for Trucks

SPARKS, MD – Designed to cover the whole spectrum of risk and safety needs for commercial truck fleets, PHH's program identifies high risk drivers, provides targeted driver training, and efficiently manages the risk and costs of collisions that do happen.

Tags: Risk Management, Training, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Commercial Trucks, PHH

March 4, 2009 - Industry News

Free March 10 Fleet Webinar: How to Secure Stimulus Plan Grant Funding

PRINCETON, NJ - The NAFA Fleet Management Association, in conjunction with the Environmental Defense Fund, will host a free webinar March 10 on securing federal grant money toward the purchase of medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks.

Tags: NAFA, EDF, web seminar

March 2, 2009 - Industry News

J. J. Keller Introduces Online Vehicle Maintenance Application

NEENAH, WI – Maintenance Manager Online provides a central place to schedule and record common maintenance, report on repair orders, schedule mechanics, and track inventory of vehicle parts.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, J.J. Keller, PM

February 19, 2009 - Industry News

UPS Completes Deployment of 300 New 'Green' Trucks

ATLANTA – Over the past month, UPS has deployed 300 new delivery trucks powered by compressed natural gas to seven cities in Colorado, Georgia, Oklahoma, and California.

Tags: Green, UPS, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels

February 17, 2009 - Industry News

Economic Stimulus Provides Funding for Fleets

PRINCETON, NJ – President Obama has signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which includes significant funds for fleets.

Tags: Funding, NAFA, Economic Stimulus, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Barack Obama

January 20, 2009 - Industry News

Fiat to Acquire 35-percent Stake in Chrysler

TURIN, ITALY – In a joint statement, Fiat, Chrysler, and Chrysler's majority shareholder Cerberus Capital Management L.P, said they have signed "a non-binding term sheet to establish a global strategic alliance."

Tags: Fiat, Chrysler, Mergers & Acquisitions

December 19, 2008 - Industry News

White House Throws GM & Chrysler $17.4 Billion Financial Lifeline

WASHINGTON – In an early morning televised announcement, President Bush announced a plan to offer the struggling automakers $17.4 billion in short-term financing, $13.4 immediately available and another $4 billion likely available in February. But the plan comes with strict conditions.

Tags: Auto Industry Bailout, Chrysler, General Motors

December 4, 2008 - Industry News

<i>Work Truck</i> Offering Free Webinar on Managing Truck Fleet Next Wednesday

TORRANCE, CA – Are you managing your truck fleet effectively? Sign up now for Work Truck magazine's free, 60-minute Web seminar next Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. PST.

Tags: Fleet Management, Truck Fleet, web seminar, Work Trucks

November 24, 2008 - Industry News

Manage Your Truck Fleet More Effectively

TORRANCE, CA – Saving money on maintenance and fuel and improving bottom line are just a few subjects to be discussed during Work Truck magazine's free, 60-minute interactive live event December 10 at 11 a.m. PST. Sign up now!

Tags: Fleet Management, Work Trucks

November 18, 2008 - Industry News

J. J. Keller’s FleetMentor to Begin Offering Free Webcasts

NEENAH, WI – FleetMentor, an online toolbox and fleet management advisor by J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., will begin offering free live, monthly Webcasts for transportation professionals.

Tags: J.J. Keller, Web Tools

November 11, 2008 - Industry News

Ford Work Solutions Presents Free Live Event

DETROIT – Ford Fleet is sponsoring a free, interactive, 60-minute event — “Learn How to Manage Your Truck Fleet More Effectively” — Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. (PST)/2 p.m. (ET).

Tags: Truck Fleet, Ford

November 7, 2008 - Industry News

Learn How to Manage Your Truck Fleet More Effectively

TORRANCE, CA – Join Work Truck magazine for a free, interactive live event December 10. Sponsored by Ford Fleet, the 60-minute Webinar will begin at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST).

Tags: web seminar, Work Trucks

November 6, 2008 - Industry News

FleetCards USA Launches New FleetCards TrendWatch Advisory Council

ATLANTA – The new FleetCards TrendWatch council will identify new and upcoming trends and articulate them to the industry.

Tags: FleetCards USA

November 3, 2008 - Industry News

Europe's First Car & Van Rental Industry Show to Launch in September 2009

HANNOVER, GERMANY – The Expo, launched by UKIP Media & Events Ltd., held in Hannover, Germany, will showcase key technologies, services, and strategies vital for the daily operations of rental companies.

November 3, 2008 - Industry News

Yokohama Tire Corporation to Adjust Prices on Replacement Tires

FULLERTON, CA – Effective Dec. 1, Yokohama Tire Corporation will increase prices on all of its consumer tires by up to 10 percent as a result of increases in the cost of raw materials.

Tags: Yokohama, Tire Costs

November 3, 2008 - Industry News

Calling All Top Truck Fleets

TORRANCE, CA – The deadline for updating truck fleet information has been extended to Thursday, Nov. 6. Log on now to make sure your information is accurate!

Tags: Fleet 500

October 21, 2008 - Industry News

DUECO, Inc. Unveils Plug-In Hybrid Digger Derrick

DUECO Inc., in conjunction with Odyne Corp., has unveiled a plug-in hybrid electric digger derrick to dig holes and set electric poles by utility companies.

Tags: Digger Derricks, Dueco, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

October 21, 2008 - Industry News

U.S. Congress Extends Biodiesel Tax Credit

WASHINGTON – U.S. President George W. Bush signed the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 into law Oct. 3, shortly after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the legislation with a 263 to 171 vote.

Tags: Biodiesel, Taxes

October 21, 2008 - Industry News

NTEA Recognizes Safety and Quality Processes Through Member Verification Program

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – Through its Member Verification Program, the NTEA has recognized 13 member companies and requalified 44 companies for their commitment to safety and quality standards.

Tags: NTEA, National Truck Equipment Association, Member Verification Program, MVP

October 21, 2008 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers Online Body Builders Manual for Class 5-7 T-Series Models

KIRKLAND, WA – The 124-page Kenworth Medium-Duty Body Builders Manual is available as a .pdf file in the Products section of Kenworth's homepage.

Tags: Kenworth

October 20, 2008 - Industry News

Subaru Forester Named Motor Trend 2009 Sport/Utility of the Year

2009 Subaru Forester

CHERRY HILL, NJ – Topping 12 other contenders, the Subaru Forester was named Motor Trend's 2009 Sport/Utility of the Year.

Tags: Forester

October 13, 2008 - Industry News

Which Vehicles Deserve to Win the 2009-MY Fleet Car & Truck of the Year?

TORRANCE, CA – Voting for the sixth annual Automotive Fleet 2009-MY Fleet Car and Truck of the Year awards ends Friday, Oct. 24. Nearly 2,000 visitors have already logged on to vote. Cast your vote now!

Tags: Voting

September 9, 2008 - Industry News

Comdata Launches Electronic Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Filing Solution

BRENTWOOD, TN – Comdata Corporation has introduced its electronic filing solution for the IRS’ Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Return Form 2290.

Tags: Comdata, Taxes

July 30, 2008 - Industry News

2008 HTUF National Conference’s Preliminary Agenda Available

SOUTH BEND, IN – The Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF) National Conference 2008 will take place Oct. 14-16 in South Bend, Ind.

Tags: Conference

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