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Florida Senator Pushes for Roadside Protection for Utility Workers

In an effort to help protect utility crews that often work during storms and other severe weather, Okaloosa Republican Sen. Greg Evers filed a bill in December that would force drivers to slow down or move over a lane when approaching a utility vehicle on the side of a road.

Geotab Wins Top 20 Logistics Tech Award

Geotab, Inc. has been named one of the "20 most promising logistics technology consulting companies" by CIOReview, the company announced.

ARI, Holman Automotive Raise $29K for Charities

Holman Automotive and ARI raised more than $29,000 through donations and participation in several charitable initiatives in October, November, and December. These initiatives included a variety of charity walks, participation in the global Movember movement and donations to the Food Bank of South Jersey.

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Barra Takes Over As GM's CEO

Mary Barra formally took over as General Motors Corp.'s new CEO Wednesday, following her appearance at the Detroit auto show.

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2015 Ford F-150 Engine Optimized for Trucks

The 2.7L V-6 EcoBoost engine arriving in Ford's 2015 aluminum F-150 is a high-output, lightweight powerplant that's designed for the vehicle and provides V-8-level performance with greater efficiency, according to Ford.

Credit: NY Governor's office

Independent Contractor Bill Signed into Law in New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law the New York State Commercial Goods Transportation Industry Fair Play Act, drastically changing how the state classifies independent contractors

Inaugural Leading Fleets Award to Recognize Public Fleet Managers

Government and public fleets are encouraged to apply for the award, which will recognize fleets performing at a high level in innovation and leadership. Applications are due March 14 and the winners will be announced at the Government Fleet Expo in June.

Photos courtesy of FirstEnergy Corp.Toledo Edison's $4 million investment in equipment will add 26 new vehicles to the current fleet.

Toledo Edison Invests $4M in 26 New Service Vehicles

Among the new deliveries is a specialized bucket truck that extends to 125 feet for work on high-voltage transmission lines and two mini backyard diggers, which can assist with work in confined locations that standard service trucks cannot access.


Jasper Engines & Transmissions Announces Leadership Changes

Jasper announces two leadership team changes, including a new division manager.

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Silverado Wins Truck of the Year in Detroit

North American journalists have picked the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Chevrolet Corvette Stingray as the 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year (NATCOY).

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Ford Introduces Aluminum 2015 F-150

The Ford Motor Co.'s 2015 F-150 pickup truck will arrive as the first widely produced U.S. vehicle with a high-strength aluminum body, the automaker announced at the Detroit auto show.

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2015 GMC Canyon Mid-Size Pickup Introduced

General Motors introduced the 2015 Canyon mid-size light-duty truck on the eve of the Detroit auto show, giving GMC a three-truck lineup when it goes on sale later this year.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado. Photo copyright: General Motors.

GM Recalling 2014-MY Silverado, Sierra Pickups to Address Fire Risk

The recall affects approximately 300,000 2014 model-year trucks. Their exhaust components can overheat during idling in cold weather.

Calif. City Purchases CNG Sweepers for $1.7M

The City of Burbank, Calif., took delivery of five compressed natural gas (CNG) street sweepers, purchasing them for a total cost of $1.7 million. They replace five CNG sweepers that were between nine and 10 years old.

Goodyear Expands Retread Network with Virginia Distributor

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has expanded its Goodyear Authorized Retread network with the addition of Colonial Tire Distributors.

Clean Diesel Trucks, Cars Fuel DC Sustainability

The essential role and the fuel-savings and emissions benefits of new clean diesel technology were highlighted recently by the Diesel Technology Forum in a statement before the District of Columbia (D.C.) City Council on the Omnibus D.C. Sustainability Act.

Land O' Lakes Subsidiary Upgrades Fleet Management Software

Northwest Food Products Transportation (NFPT), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Land O’ Lakes, has upgraded to Cadec’s PowerVue Enterprise solution.

Class 5-7 Trucks Have Best Quarterly Sales SInce 2008

While sales dipped for Class 5-7 trucks in December, Q4 2013 saw the strongest truck sales for these models since Q1 2008.

The Ram 1500 Mossy Oak Edition returns to the truck lineup after a one-year hiatus

Ram 1500 Mossy Oak Edition Returns for 2014

After a one-year hiatus, the Ram 1500 Mossy Oak Edition is returning to the truck brand’s model lineup.

Amerit Fleet Solutions Chosen as Sole Maintenance Provider for Shore Point Distributing

Amerit Fleet Solutions, a provider of dedicated fleet maintenance, has announced it has been selected by Shore Point Distributing Company of New Jersey as its sole fleet maintenance provider.

Mitsubishi Fuso Partners with Yokohama to Offer Medium-Duty Truck Tires

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) has announced a new partnership program with Yokohama Tire, one of FUSO’s OE tire brands.

Love's will open a fast-fill CNG truck stop in Amarillo during the second quarter of 2014.

Fast-Fill CNG Truck Stop to Open in Amarillo

Love’s Travel Stops will introduce fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling capability for heavy-duty trucks at its travel stop located on Interstate 40 at exit 74 in east Amarillo, Texas.

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Diesel Fuel Gelling Stalls Trucks as Temps Drop

Fleet managers overseeing snowplows and diesel trucks in several states reported fuel gelling as a result of frigid temperatures in the Midwest and eastern U.S.

AmeriFleet Introduces Vehicle Tracking Apps

Atlanta-based AmeriFleet will introduce Android and iOS smartphone apps that allow users to get vehicle tracking and status updates on the fly, the company announced.

Fleet Response Technician Receives ASE Certification

Fleet Response's Stuart Braun, an adjuster and maintenance manager, has earned the ASE Certified Master Collision Technician, the fleet management company has announced.

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