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Supreme Industries Increases Fourth-Quarter Sales

Consolidated net sales for the fourth quarter increased 25.6 percent, to $72.5 million, compared with $57.7 million last year.

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SCI Corporate Fleet Manager Joins Knapheide Manufacturing Company

Emily (Wirth) Richberg has joined The Knapheide Manufacturing Company in Houston as the strategic account manager.

Photo: Home-Tech/CSI

Home-Tech Fleet Transitions to Electronic Accounts Payable Solution

Seeking a better way to handle its fuel purchases, Home-Tech's fleet made the switch from a traditional plastic credit card to an electronic accounts payable solution.

Photo courtesy of Freightliner.

Freightliner S2G Propane Autogas Truck in Final Testing Phase

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. is completing final testing of pre-production S2G propane autogas trucks and expects to begin production of the vehicle in the summer, according to a company spokesman.

FMI Automotive Announces Two Promotions

FMI Automotive has promoted two senior managers to vice president roles, effective immediately.

Wisconsin DMV Debuts CDL Written Test iPad App

Wisconsin drivers preparing for their commercial driver’s license (CDL) written test can now use an iPad or tablet device to study, thanks to the new "Wisconsin DMV CDL Practice Test."

Time Warner Cable and Comcast Reach Merger Agreement

The transaction, which is still subject to shareholder and regulatory approval, is expected to generate approximately $1.5 billion in operating efficiencies.

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Donlen Introduces Toll Management Program

Donlen has introduced a toll management program under a new partnership with American Traffic Solutions (ATS), the fleet management company announced today.

Ram Truck and Cummins Celebrate Quarter-Century Partnership

Ram and Cummins are celebrating their 25th anniversary collaborating on the automaker's heavy-duty pickup models, and charting the changes the quarter-century partnership has brought to the brand.

Chevrolet and GMC Trucks Receive Dependability Awards

Chevrolet and GMC trucks were among the GM models to receive awards in the J.D. Power 2014 Vehicle Dependability Study. The 2014 study tracks 2011 model year vehicles in the third year of ownership.

Goodyear Introduces Three Commercial Tires

Goodyear has introduced three commercial tires: the G505D Fuel Max, and the G731 MSA and G751 MSA mixed-service tires.

NTEA Executive Leadership Summit Announced

This fall, the NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, will host its inaugural Executive Leadership Summit.

Screenshot via Drivefleet.

ARI Acquires Online Driver Training Company

ARI has acquired Drivefleet, a provider of online driver training products and services, the fleet management company announced. Drivefleet offers Web-based driver training courses.

Photos from the 2013 Green Fleet Conference.

Submit Your Topic for the 2014 Green Fleet Conference & Expo by April 4

The planning committee for the 2014 Green Fleet Conference & Expo, which will be in Schaumburg, Ill. on Oct. 29-30, is working on this year's schedule and wants your input and ideas.

The 2012 Highway Hero was Jason Harte.

Highway Hero Finalists Announced

The Goodyear Highway Hero Award honors professional truck drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others.

Report Says 250,000-plus V2G-Enabled EVs Will Be Sold through 2022

According to Navigant Research, plug-in electric vehicles with vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology is expected to expand steadily in the coming years, allowing for vehicles to participate as ancillary services for the power grid.

Almost half of the number of reported fatalities involved mobile booms (3b). Fourteen fatalities (26%) involved mobile verticals (3a) and 11 (21%) involved static booms (1b). In two cases (4%), the type of machine involved was not known.

Reported Aerial Work Platform Fatalities Hit 53 in 2013

The U.S. accounted for more than half the fatalities, with overturn the No. 1 cited cause among all deaths globally.

Mitchell 1's 'Get2Know Training Center' Launched

The Get2Know Training Center is a centralized portal that provides access to support and training resources to help service professionals master Mitchell 1 solutions.

PRNewsFoto/The HertzCorporationHertz Equipment Rental opened a new Bismarck, N.D. location to serve the Bakken oil fields as well other nearby fleets.

Hertz Equipment Rental Opens Location in North Dakota

The Hertz Equipment Bismarck facility provides a wide range of industrial and commercial fleet for rent or sale including aerial, compaction and paving, earth moving, heaters, power generators, forklifts and other material handling equipment.

Video: SDG&E Faces Lawsuit After Fatal Crash

After a fatal accident in January killed a mother while she walked with her daughter and her neighborhood friend, the family recently filed a lawsuit against San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), claiming that the utility acted in negligence.

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Fontaine Modification Establishes New Fleet & Vocational Units

Fontaine Modification, a provider of truck modification services for OEMs, dealers, and fleets, has established two new business units: Fontaine Modification Fleet Services and Fontaine Modification Vocational Services.

John D. Hancock

In Memoriam: Prime's John D. Hancock, 1963-2014

Longtime Prime Inc. trucking executive John D. Hancock was found dead Tuesday in an apparent suicide. Hancock was 51 years old.

2015 Ford Transit

Auto Truck Group Awarded Ford Transit Ship-Thru

Auto Truck Group was awarded ship-thru status and codes for the 2015 Ford Transit full-size van for the new Auto Truck Group facility in Kansas City, Mo., opening in May 2014.

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ARI to Host Vehicle Remarketing Best Practices Webinar

ARI will host a webinar highlighting best practices in vehicle remarketing, giving fleet personnel the opportunity to explore and discuss various vehicle remarketing strategies to help determine the best options for their fleet.

GM's Ed Peper introduces the 2015 Chevrolet City Express. Photo by Robert Brown.

2015 City Express Cargo Van Publicly Unveiled

General Motors debuted its 2015 Chevrolet City Express compact van to the public at the Chicago Auto Show, after showing it to fleet buyers at several events in the past year.





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