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Southern Company Saluted as a Top Military Employer by Three Surveys

Southern Company has been recognized is the top-ranked energy company for being a top military employer by DiversityInc, Military Times EDGE, and

Infographic courtesy of LoJack.

90+ Percent of LoJack Vehicles Recovered in 2013

Law enforcement officials recovered more than $121 million in stolen vehicles equipped with the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System in 2013, the company announced May 15.

GM CEO Mary Barra

GM Fined $35M for Recall Delays

General Motors agrees to pay the maximum penalty for lack of timeliness in reporting the ignition switch defect, which caused airbags to fail in some Chevrolet Cobalt cars and other GM models.

TruckPlanet's One-Year Anniversary of First Online Auction

TruckPlanet, an online marketplace for buying and selling used commercial trucks, celebrates the one-year anniversary of its first online auction.

Wastequip Expands Manufacturing Footprint in the Southeast

Wastequip announce the opening of its newest manufacturing facility in Blacksburg, S.C. – the second in a series of expansions to be announced this year.

Photo of 2014 Chevrolet Silverado truck courtesy of General Motors.

Five New GM Recalls Affect 2.7M Vehicles

The automaker is issuing five separate recalls that include such popular fleet vehicles as the Chevrolet Malibu, Silverado and GMC Sierra.

3M, Rush to Develop CNG Fuel Systems for Class 6-8 Trucks

3M and Rush Enterprises have announced an agreement to pursue the design, manufacture and installation of a portfolio of compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks and fuel systems for use in Class 6-8 vehicles in North America.

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N.C. Moving Company Standardizes Fleet with Kenworth T370

North Carolina-based 1-800-PACK-RAT has become a player in the moving and storage business, thanks, it said, in part, to standardizing its fleet to Kenworth T370 medium-duty models.

Photo courtesy of AT&T.

AT&T Adds Chevrolet Express As 8,000th CNG Vehicle

AT&T continues to add to its robust fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles with its 8,000th CNG vehicle — a 2014 Chevrolet Express full-size van.

Photo of Western Star 4700 courtesy of Daimler Trucks North America.

JOST Fifth Wheel Now Standard on Freightliner, Western Star Trucks

Daimler Trucks North America has announced that the JOST International JSK36 lightweight fifth wheel is now the standard fifth wheel for all Freightliner truck models. The JSK36 is also available as a published option for the Western Star 4700 and 4900 truck models.

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Transit Connect Wagons Get Ultimate Upfits

Ford and MAKE magazine are highlighting the Transit Connect's flexibility and upfit possibilities with this year's Maker Faire, an all-ages event celebrating the do-it-yourself spirit

Used FUSO work trucks now available with Diamond Mark Used Truck Warranty (PHOTO: MFTA)

Mitsubishi Fuso's Used-Truck Warranty Offers Three Coverage Intervals

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) will make a used-truck warranty option available through its authorized dealers for any used FUSO work truck up to seven-years old with less than 300,000 miles on it at time of purchase.

DUECO Expands Terex Utilities Products and Support into Wyoming and Montana

DUECO will now represent Terex in 17 states that span across the upper United States from Wyoming and Montana to the East Coast.

This is a year when the weaknesses of southern European nations will continue hindering this region’s recovery and the Russian truck market may suffer due to tradesanctions from the west. Furthermore, while China will get accustomed to slower than usual growth rates, India could experience a major boost in off-highway and on-highway vehicle sales if political changes drive it’s infrastructure investments; a development thatthe country badly needs.

Medium-, Heavy-Duty Truck Sales to Increase in 2014

The improved economic environment in developing and developed economies is restoring business confidence and pushing up the global sales volumes of medium- and heavy-duty trucks, will sales expected to increase to 2.87 million units by the end of 2014.

It is currently being reported that the explosion was caused by the heavy equipment shifting forward and penetrating the CNG tank. (PHOTO: Press-Gazette)

Medium-Duty CNG Truck Accident Under Local, Federal Investigation

An accident in early April involving a CNG medium-duty truck that took the life of one individual and critically injured another is part of an investigation on both local and national fronts.

ARI Hosts Fourth Annual Utility Fleet Forum

During the two-day forum, attendees participated in peer-to-peer sessions during which they discussed operational best practices and the latest ways to effectively approach many of the challenges commonly associated with the day-to-day operations of a complex utility fleet.

The SX-180 boom lift has 180 feet of vertical reach. (PHOTO: TEREX)

Genie 180-Foot Boom Lift Helps Erect Ferris Wheel

Cianbro Construction utilized the new Genie 180-foot boom lift to help erect a ferris wheel, on a pier, near our nation's capital.

Rotary Lift assistPro Service Expands Digital Offerings

Rotary Lift’s free assistPRO professional facility planning assistance service is being expanded to give customers additional options for creating custom shop layouts.


Hino Cabovers Approved for NY Incentive Voucher

Hino Trucks’ Class 5 195h and 195h-DC diesel electric cab-over has been approved by the New York Truck – Voucher Incentive Program (NYT-VIP).

Photo courtesy of Adrian Steel.

Adrian Steel Releases Locksmith Interior for Ram ProMaster

Adrian Steel has released an upfit package for the Ram ProMaster full-size van designed for locksmiths that includes a key machine base that elevates.

Photo of International Durastar courtesy of Navistar.

Class 5-7 Orders Rise In April

Orders of Class 5-7 trucks rose 5 percent in April as medium-duty truck sales showed continued strength in 2014 compared to 2013, according to ACT Research.

Photo courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell Fleet Hits 3 Million Miles

The 119 hydrogen-powered Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell vehicles in GM's Project Driveway program have driven more than 3 million miles since 2007, avoiding the consumption of 157,894 gallons of gasoline.

Photo courtesy of Westport.

Westport Debuts WiNG Ford F-150 in California

Westport Innovations is debuting its WiNG natural gas power system for the Ford F-150 at a trade show in California this week, while noting that it is emissions-certified by the state’s Air Resources Board as well as the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

Photo of 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan courtesy of Fiat Chrysler.

Compact SUVs, Minivans Lead April Auction Surge

Compact SUVs and cargo minivans paced a strong April for remarketers, as used vehicles from the 2008-2012 model years rose 0.9 percent in value in a month that's typically one of the strongest of the year for auctions.

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Alliance AutoGas Unveils Propane Fuel Management Dispenser

Alliance AutoGas has announced that its new Fuel Management Dispenser System is now available to fleet customers.

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First enacted by Congress in 1975, the purpose of CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy)  is to reduce energy consumption by increasing the fuel economy of cars and light trucks.

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