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(L-R) Outgoing NTEA President Frank Livas, president, Brake & Clutch, Inc. passes gavel to newly-installed NTEA President Shawn Jacobs, president & CEO of STS Trailer & Truck Equipment.

Shawn Jacobs Installed as 49th President of the NTEA

Shawn Jacobs, president & CEO of STS Trailer & Truck Equipment (Syracuse, NY), was installed today as the 49th president of the NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry.

Cummins Turbo Technologies Waste Heat Expander

Cummins Turbo Technologies Reveals Fuel-Saving Technology

Cummins Turbo Technologies will be revealing a suite of near-market and future solutions capable of improving the fuel efficiency of any modern diesel engine by at least 6 percent.

Update Today! Extended Deadline for Top 100 Truck Fleets

Automotive Fleet is updating its annual listing of the Top 100 Truck fleets. If you have more than 250 trucks in your fleet, take a moment to update your information today. Updates are needed by Friday, March 22.

F-59 Stripped Chassis

Utilimaster Signs Agreements for CNG Conversions, Installation

Utilimaster Corporation, a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc., announced an alliance with LandiRenzo to offer Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) conversions on Isuzu NPR-HD Gas vehicles, and also a preferred installer agreement with BAF Technologies for the BAF CNG system on the Ford F-59 walk-in van stripped chassis.

ARI System Enhancements Boost its MVR Program

Recent enhancements to site appearance and navigation have improved the MVR request process. Additionally, ARI’s investment in in-memory technology in 2012 has increased the speed at which fleet managers are alerted to issues related to MVR reports.

Verizon Launches Fleet Management Solution For 18,000 Vehicles in its Fleet

Verizon announced it is rolling out Networkfleet on the Verizon Wireless network, and will implement it on more than 18,000 of its service fleet vehicles.

Progressive Commercial Auto Insurance Offers Truck Skirt Program

Progressive Commercial Auto Insurance is offering owner operators a deal on a trailer skirt, which is designed to increase fuel efficiency on their trucks by up to an estimated 5 percent.

The 2014 model-year FUSO Canter FE and FG were introduced during the recent NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis in early March.

Mitsubishi Fuso Introduces 2014 FUSO Canter

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) introduced its new 2014 model-year FUSO Canter FE and FG Series commercial medium-duty trucks during the recent NTEA Work Truck Show.

South Mill Mushroom Sales Fleet Driver Safety Becomes Focuses with GreenRoad

GreenRoad, a provider of driver performance management, has sharpened the focus on driver safety at South Mill, a mushroom and produce grower and distributor. GreenRoad’s solution has now been expanded to all company vehicles.

The 2013 Nissan Frontier. Photo courtesy Nissan.

Nissan Improves 2013 Frontier Fuel Economy, Details MSRP

Nissan announced changes and pricing for its 2013-MY Nissan Frontier pickup truck. The automaker said it improved fuel economy for the Frontier by 2 mpg by reducing engine friction and enhancing aerodynamics.

Submit Nominations for the 2013 Fleet Hall of Fame

Nominations for the 2013 Fleet Hall of Fame are now being accepted, and are due by Monday, June 3.

TechSmart Releases New Electronic Throttle Body Tech Session

Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) has released a new TechSmart Tech Session video featuring TechSmart electronic throttle bodies.


Reidy Joins XRS as President & COO

XRS Corporation, (formerly Xata Corporation), announced that Brendan Reidy is joining the company effective immediately as its new president and chief operating officer.


Dalum Named President of the Green Truck Association

Joe Dalum, president and CEO of Odyne Systems, LLC, a manufacturer of hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, was elected President of the Green Truck Association (GTA), an affiliate of the National Trucking Equipment Association (NTEA).

Rand McNally Announces Integration with BOLT Dispatch Software

Rand McNally announced that BOLT Dispatch Software is the latest technology to be integrated with its TND 760 and TPC 7600 mobile fleet management solutions.

NTEA’s 2013 Fleet Purchasing Outlook Now Available

The NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, has released its 2013 Fleet Purchasing Outlook. It provides insights on critical factors that influence buying behavior from a broad range of fleet sizes, vehicle weight range classes and vocational truck applications.

ROUSH CleanTech & GAS Unveil New Propane Autogas Fueled Ford F-550

ROUSH CleanTech and Green Alternative Systems (GAS) revealed the new Ford F-550 chassis cab powered by clean, economical propane autogas.

2011 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Crew Van.

Sprinter Adds More Utility for 2013 with Fixed Payment Leasing & Service Product

Sprinter Care Lease, a fixed‐payment, comprehensive leasing and maintenance package, is now available from authorized Mercedes‐Benz and Freightliner dealers in the United States selling Sprinter Vans.

ARI and Team Holman Recognized by South Jersey Autism Speaks as Top Fundraiser

ARI and Team Holman were recently recognized by the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of Autism Speaks as the top Southern New Jersey “Walk Now for Autism Speaks” fundraising team of 2012.

Qualcomm Launches Enhanced Tractor and Trailer Management System

Qualcomm Incorporated announced that its division, Qualcomm Enterprise Services, launched its Trailer ABS Connect application for the Mobile Computing Platform 110 and 200.

Titan Unveils Polyethylene Replacement Fuel Tank for Ford Diesel Cutaways

Titan Fuel Tanks, a manufacturer of high-performance, engineered, polymer aftermarket fuel tanks, released details on its 8020199, cross-linked polyethylene, replacement fuel tank at the 2013 NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ind.

ARI Hosts Symposium for Railroad Car and Truck Fleet Management

ARI, a global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, hosted its fourth annual Railroad Fleet Symposium this week at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Hino Class 5 COE Model 195 Double Cab

Hino Trucks Puts New Class 5 COE on Display at NTEA Work Truck Show

During the NTEA Work Truck Show, Hino Trucks displayed its new Class 5 COE model 195 Double Cab.

Troy Clarke Named CEO of Navistar

Navistar International Corporation has announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Troy Clarke as president and chief executive officer of Navistar, effective April 15, 2013.

CEI to Show New Accident Management Tech at ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council Exhibition

The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) will showcase ClaimsLink Express Lane, the latest version of its online accident management application, at the 2013 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition, hosted by the American Trucking Association’s Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC).