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Photos courtesy of Green Mountain Power.Since merging with another small utility less than two years ago, Green Mountain Power has been drastically reducing its fleet size.

How a Small Electric Utility Merged Fleets

Since merging with another small utility a year and a half ago, Green Mountain Power (GMP) underwent major changes to its fleet, from beefing up its pool vehicle program to analyzing truck purchasing, as well as other initiatives focused on lowering emissions and cutting out the fleet fat.

Bosch Nabs 8 of Ward's 10 Best Engines

Eight of this year's Ward's 10 Best Engines feature Bosch gasoline, diesel, or electric powertrain technologie. For the first time, the list includes three diesel engines.

Photo of 2014 Transit Connect Wagon courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2014 Transit Connect Van, Wagon Arrive

Ford is offering the 2014 Transit Connect as a panel-side cargo van and a passenger wagon it describes as a "spacious and fuel-efficient people mover."

Rush Enterprises, Inc. Acquires Assets of Dealership Groups

Rush Enterprises, Inc., announced that its subsidiaries have acquired certain assets of CIT, Inc., Mcgrenho L.L.C., and Indiana Mack Leasing, LLC; and the membership interests of Idealease of Chicago, LLC.

KARNES

Eaton Names New VP, Sales for North American Truck

Power management company Eaton announced that Dave Karnes has been named vice president, sales for North American Truck, reporting to Tim Sinden, president, North America Truck Operations, effective January 20.

The TerraStar 4x4 beat out the Hino 195h-DC, Kenworth Class 6 K370 Cabover and Peterbilt Model 220 for Medium-Duty Truck of the Year.

International TerraStar 4x4 ATD's Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Navistar swept the competition during the 2014 American Truck Dealers (ATD) Convention and Exposition in New Orleans, winning both the Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck of the Year Awards

Photo via Smith Electric Vehicles.

Electric FedEx Trucks to Get Range Extenders

Latham, N.Y.-based Plug Power Inc. is developing hydrogen fuel cell range extenders for 20 FedEx Express electric delivery trucks, which would allow the vehicles to cover nearly double the territory.

Bonnie St. John

Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference Speakers Announced

Registration is also now open for the 61st annual Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference, which is geared toward investor-owned utilities, to be held June 1-4, 2014 at the Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center in Williamsburg, Va.

Kirkman

Gatto Industrial Platers Names Transportation Manager

Gatto Industrial Platers, Inc., a high-production metal finishing company specializing in zinc plating, zinc-nickel plating, and aluminum chromate, has hired Darron Kirkman to be the company’s transportation manager.

2012 model-year Kenworth T440 CNG truck.

Used Kenworth CNG Vehicles Up for Sale

Indianapolis based Palmer Trucks has 38 used 2012 Kenworth T440 compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors for sale.

Full-Size Pickup Truck Growth Expected to Slow in 2014

With new-vehicle sales expected to improve 1.6 percent year-over-year in January to a total of 1.06 million units, following a huge year in 2013, full-size pickup truck sales should see growth slow in 2014.

Con-Way Driver Hits 3 Million Accident-Free Miles

Con-way Freight announced that Driver Sales Representative Tom Syme surpassed the career milestone of driving 3 million consecutive, accident-free miles.

Last Chance to Vote for Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

If you haven't taken the moment to cast your vote for Work Truck's sixth annual Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award, time is running out!

Daimler Trucks North America Debuts Truck Bucks

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced a new customer loyalty program for owner-operators and small fleets. Known as Truck Bucks.

FedEx will test the all-electric e-NV200 in Washington, D.C.

FedEx Express to Test Nissan's e-NV200 Van

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., and Nissan have announced that the two companies will begin testing the Nissan e-NV200, a battery electric compact cargo van, under real world conditions in Washington, D.C.

Allison Transmission Announces Vice President Retirement, Successor

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. has announced that James Wanaselja, vice president of North American marketing, sales and service, has elected to retire effective April 1.

ThyssenKrupp's experience with propane autogas will be profiled as part of PERC's Straight Talk video series on Feb. 5, 2014.

PERC Offers Online Fleet Video Series

To commemorate the records set for light- and medium-duty vehicle use of propane autogas in 2013, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has released an online video series featuring interviews with top fleets.

Top row (L-R): Frank Dankovich, Jeff Sloan, and Jeff Yencer. Bottom row (L-R): Greg Korfas, Gary Van Orden, and Caroline Costello.

Chrysler Realigns Fleet Management Team

Chrysler Group Fleet recently announced changes and additions to its National Sales Management team.

Photo of Westport's Dallas facility courtesy of Westport.

Westport Consolidates Ford Bi-fuel Upfitting

Westport Innovations is consolidating its production of bi-fuel and dedicated natural gas Ford vehicles at a Dallas production facility, a move not expected to cause ordering delays to fleet purchasers.

Video: Chicago Comcast Driver Robbed, Shot in Alley

A 45-year old Comcast employee was shot in the stomach after parking his truck in an alley on the South Side of Chicago during an apparent robbery, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Accident Watch: SDG&E, PSEG Drivers Involved in Fatal Accidents

Among these two fatal accidents, which are still under investigation, two other accidents involving utility vehicles occurred in the last couple weeks, including a City of Greendale water utility truck and a parked DOT truck working on a highway street light.

J.J. Kane Jan. 25-30 Auctions Include Equipment from Major Utilities

J.J. Kane is closing out January with three auctions in Philadelphia; Portland, Ore.; and Dallas. More than 1,475 pieces of utility and construction pieces will be up for sale.

BEGGS

Full-Size Pickups Depreciate 5.8% in 2013

For 2013, truck segments had a strong year in terms of depreciation overall, but saw some retention turbulence in December.

Work Truck Show Announces Show Exhibitors

More than 100 companies have already shared plans to introduce new products at The Work Truck Show 2014 through press conferences, in-booth product reveals and the New Product Spotlight, and Green Product Showcase programs.

ARI Named to FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For

The company, which came in at number 70 last year, moved up on the list to number 27 this year.





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