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July 18, 2012 - Industry News

Venchurs, Inc. Visits <i>Work Truck</i> Magazine Headquarters

VVS offers Bi-Fuel and CNG dedicated conversions for Ford F-250/350 trucks, providing unparalleled technology, customer support and service. Because Venchurs is a QVM, the original Ford warranty stays intact, the conversions can be financed through Ford Credit and standard Ford Diagnostic Equipment can service the vehicles.

TORRANCE, CAWork Truck magazine recently hosted Jeff Wyatt, president CEO of Venchurs, Inc. at its Torrance, Calif. headquarters office to discuss and showcase the company’s newest bi-fuel CNG Ford truck.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Bi-Fuel, Ford F-250, Venchurs, Ford

July 13, 2012 - Industry News

Customization Added to GPS Insight's Tracking Solution

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – GPS Insight, a provider of GPS tracking solutions for commercial and government fleets, has announced a new capability for all customers to apply their own custom categories and attributes to their fleets within the GPS fleet tracking software.

Tags: GPS Insight, GPS Tracking

July 13, 2012 - Industry News

Green Fleet Conference: Learn How to Green Your Medium-Duty Truck Fleet

TORRANCE, CA - Considering greening your medium-duty truck fleet? You may want to wait until you attend "Planning on Greening Your Fleet? Look Before You Leap" at this year's Green Fleet Conference in Shaumburg, Ill.

Tags: NTEA, Green Fleet Conference, Medium-Duty Trucks

July 13, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Lauds Congress, Administration on Signing of Highway Bill

ARLINGTON, VA – American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Bill Graves offered his congratulations to congressional leaders and President Barack Obama after the long-delayed highway authorization bill was signed into law.

Tags: ATA, Barack Obama, Highway Authorization Bill

July 13, 2012 - Industry News

GM Puts Next Generation Silverado to the Test

DETROIT – GM engineers are putting the next generation Chevrolet Silverado through the final paces at the company’s proving grounds in Yuma, Ariz.

Tags: Silverado, General Motors

July 13, 2012 - Industry News

Ryder Offers Free Test Drive for Natural Gas Trucks

MIAMI – In a continued effort to promote the benefits of natural gas vehicles for commercial fleets, Ryder System, Inc., is offering businesses in Sacramento, Calif., an opportunity to test drive alternative fuel trucks for free.

Tags: Ryder, Freightliner, Flex-to-Green Lease, Greenkraft

July 13, 2012 - Industry News

Be Heard: The Clock is Ticking on Fleet Hall of Fame Voting

TORRANCE, CA - Voting is now open for the 2012 Fleet Hall of Fame. Twenty-one individuals have been nominated by the industry, but only six will be inducted this year.

Tags: Fleet Hall of Fame

July 12, 2012 - Press Release

PHH Arval Launches Mobile, Online Capability to Manage Fleet Requests

SPARKS, MD - PHH Arval's technology innovation provides fleet managers a one-stop shop for managing various requests through a flexible platform that is also accessible on mobile devices.

Tags: iPhone, Android, PHH Arval, Blackberry

July 11, 2012 - Press Release

Beck/Arnley Launches New Website

SMYRNA, TN – Beck/Arnley has launched a new website at to highlight its innovative line of genuine OE quality fluids.

Tags: New Website, Beck/Arnley

July 11, 2012 - Press Release

U.S. DOT Orders Three Angels Farms to Shut Down

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ordered Tennessee-based truck company Three Angels Farms and its owners, Edwin Ayache and Dorian Ayache, to immediately cease all transportation services based on serious safety violations that posed an imminent hazard to public safety.

Tags: DOT, FMCSA, CSA 2010, cease operations, Three Angels Farms

July 11, 2012 - Press Release

NTEA Announces New and Requalified MVP Companies

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – Through its Member Verification Program (MVP), the NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, has requalified 10 member companies and approved five new member companies.

Tags: NTEA, MVP program

July 11, 2012 - Press Release

Chevron’s Delo Brand Lubricants Announces June 2012 Inductees to Million Mile Club

SAN RAMON, CA – Chevron Lubricants unveiled the eight drivers inducted to the Chevron Delo sponsored Red Eye Radio Million Mile Club in June 2012.

Tags: Chevron, Delo Lubricants, Million Mile Club

July 11, 2012 - Industry News

Betz Leaves LeasePlan USA


TORRANCE, CA - Matthew Betz has left LeasePlan USA, where he was VP, government fleet services, since April 2010.

Tags: AmeriFleet, Wheels Inc., Matthew Betz, LeasePlan

July 11, 2012 - Industry News

Ford Launches New F-150 Limited

2013 Ford F-150 Limited.

DEARBORN, MI – Ford marks the launch of the latest F-150 with a new statement on pickup luxury for 2013 – the F-150 Limited.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford

July 11, 2012 - Industry News

Registration Open for Green Fleet Conference

TORRANCE, CA - The 2012 Green Fleet Conference & Expo, to be held Oct. 2-3 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center and Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill. is now open for registration!

Tags: NGVAmerica, Green Fleet Conference

July 11, 2012 - Industry News

Veolia Environmental Services Introduces CNG Trucks to Madison Market

WAUNAKEE, WI – Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc., the solid waste division of Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp., announced the introduction of a fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) powered refuse trucks to its Waunakee, Wis., service area.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Veolia ES Solid Waste

July 9, 2012 - Industry News

Truck Fleets Grapple With Managing Costs as Freight Hauling Demand Grows

IRVING, TEXAS – A recent survey by GE Capital found that transportation company chief financial officers (CFOs) across the U.S. see more business opportunities despite rising costs and regulatory challenges.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, CSA, Heavy-Duty Trucks, GE Capital Fleet Services

July 6, 2012 - Industry News

Networkfleet Achieves Esri Silver Tier Membership

SAN DIEGO – Networkfleet, a provider of wireless fleet management, announced it has achieved Silver Tier membership in the Esri Partner Network, a group of organizations offering a wide range of geographic information systems (GIS) solutions and services developed on the Esri software platform.

Tags: Networkfleet, Esri Partner Network

July 6, 2012 - Industry News

Propane-Autogas Trucks Help Small Business Save Big

HARRISONBURG, VA – Lewis Pest Control in Alabama expects to save more than $16,000 in fuel costs and displace approximately 20 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually with eight propane autogas trucks.

Tags: Ford F-150, Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program, Lewis Pest Control

July 6, 2012 - Industry News

Quigley Transforms Nissan NV into 4X4

Nissan NV 4X4

MANCHESTER, PA - Quigley Motor Company, a manufacturer of 4x4 full size van systems, announced the addition of the 4x4 Nissan NV Cargo and Passenger van to its product offerings.

Tags: Nissan NV, Quigley Motor Company, independent front suspension

July 6, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar to Introduce its Next Generation Clean Engine Solution

LISLE, IL - Navistar International Corporation announced that it will introduce its next generation clean engine solution – In-Cylinder Technology Plus (ICT+).

Tags: CARB, Navistar, EPA, In-Cylinder Technology Plus

July 6, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Announces Summit on Natural Gas in Trucking

ARLINGTON, VA – American Trucking Associations (ATA) announced it will host the first summit dedicated to exploring the full range of issues related to the use of natural gas in the trucking industry.

Tags: American Trucking Associations, Natural Gas Vehicles, ATA Summit

July 6, 2012 - Industry News

E.A. Sween Receives Energy Efficiency Leader Award from Thermo King

Courtesy of Thermo King

EDEN PRAIRE, MN – Deli Express/E.A. Sween Co. was recently awarded Thermo King’s Energy Efficiency Leader Award for a new truck designed to help improve fuel economy by nearly 50 percent while also increasing fleet sustainability, productivity, and cost effectiveness.

Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Deli Express, E.A. Sween, Thermo King

July 6, 2012 - Industry News

Sustainability All Star Voting in the Top of the Fifth

TORRANCE, CA – Time is ticking away to nominate individuals who have made a significant impact in greening the fleet industry.

Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Green Fleet Magazine, Fleet Sustainability

July 4, 2012 - Press Release

Yara Opens DEF Terminal in Bayonne, N.J.

Yara North America Inc., the world’s largest Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) producer, announced the opening of a new storage terminal in Bayonne, N.J.

Tags: DEF, Yara North America