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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.

Photo via Elliot Plack/Flickr.

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.

AT&T Advances High-Speed Wireless Connectivity for EVs

AT&T connectivity will power Tesla's remote engine diagnostics, telematics, and industry-leading infotainment features such as Internet radio, Web browsing, live traffic, weather and navigation, all accessed through the 17-inch touchscreen.

NTEA Recognizes MVP Companies

The NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, recognized five organizations that have distinguished themselves as Member Verification Program (MVP) companies during the quarter ending December 2013.

Is Your Fleet One of the Top 100 Truck Fleets?

If you have more than 1,000 Class 1-6 trucks in your fleet, take a moment to update your information today.

Last Chance: Submit 2014 Fleet Safety Conference Session Ideas by Jan. 31

Those wishing to make presentations at the conference, scheduled for July 22-23 in Schaumburg, Ill., have until Jan. 31 to submit their topic idea and abstract for consideration as an educational session.

Rush Enterprises, Inc. Adds to Board of Directors

Rush Enterprises, Inc., has appointed Raymond Chess to serve on its Board of Directors.

Utility Crews Commended for Holiday Storm Restoration

The recent ice storm that swept across Maine and Michigan the week before Christmas may have done some damage, but it also appears to have had a positive impact: appreciation for the utility crews who worked tirelessly through the holidays to restore services for their customers.

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Union Leasing Acquires Express 4x4 Rental

Fleet management company Union Leasing has acquired Express 4x4 Truck and its fleet of pickup trucks in a deal where terms were not disclosed.

Mitsubishi Fuso Canter FE

Mitsubishi Announces 1.7% APR Financing

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. has announced that, effective Jan. 1, 2014, any new 2012-2014 model-year Canter FE Series medium-duty work truck will be available for purchase by qualified buyers at 1.7 percent APR financing rate for 36 months.

Photo of 2014 Ram ProMaster courtesy of Chrysler.

Ram ProMaster Van Sales Strong In Dec.

Chrysler's Ram ProMaster full-size van saw strong demand since its introduction in October, the automaker reported in its year-end sales.

GM: Retail Outpaced Fleet Sales In 2013

General Motors Corp. sold 10.8% more retail vehicles and 2.5% more fleet vehicles in 2013 than in the prior year among the 2.8 million vehicles sold in the U.S., the automaker announced Friday.

Empire District Employees Recognized by National Safety Council

Representatives from the National Safety Council of the Ozarks were on hand Jan. 3 to make a special presentation in recognition of the achievement of 1 million hours worked without a lost-time injury.

Useful Articles for Utility & Telecom Fleet Managers

Catch up on some useful articles from our fleet magazines over the last year to help you better manage your fleet in 2014.

Top 10 Utility Fleet News Stories in 2013

After formally launching this Utility Fleet eNews this last summer, here are some of the top-read stories from 2013.





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