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Top 10 News Items on WorkTruckOnline.com for 2013

With another year coming to a close, the staff at Work Truck are taking a look back at the Top 10 News items, based on total views, for the 2013 calendar-year.

An all-new Ram ProMaster delivered holiday cheer to U.S. military personnel in San Antonio

Ram Delivers ProMaster Van and Holiday Cheer to San Antonio

The Ram Truck brand, with the support of Chrysler Group LLC’s Southwest Business Center in Dallas, recently delivered mounds of fresh man-made snow, a new 2014 ProMaster 2500 Series Cargo Van filled with toys, diapers and other supplies.

CNG Fueling Infrastructure Coming to Boston

NSTAR and VNG.CO LLC have entered into a joint initiative for the installation of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facilities by VNG, which will support NSTAR’s deployment of light-duty natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in the Greater Boston Area.

PACCAR Names New CEO

PACCAR Inc announced that its Board of Directors has elected Ronald Armstrong as chief executive officer (CEO) and Mark Pigott as executive chairman of the Board of Directors, effective April 27, 2014.

Terex AWP Appoints Joe Harper Sales Territory Manager

In this role, Harper will be responsible for supporting customers in the region and the development, execution and growth of Genie product sales in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.

Jim Sassorossi

Chrysler Reshuffles Fleet Execs

Chrysler has realigned the roles of several fleet executives following the appointment of a new top executive over the division, a spokesman told Automotive Fleet Wednesday.

Accident Watch: Utility Truck Slides Down Ravine, Catches Fire

Reported accidents involving utility company drivers has been a trend in recent headlines, with the latest occurrences in Oregon and Georgia.

FMCSA Considers Changing Driver Vision Exemption

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to ease its standards for granting exemptions to driver vision requirements.

FMCSA Eases Enforcement of Break Requirement for Short-Haul Drivers

Short-haul drivers who find that they unexpectedly exceed their daily limits can get relief from enforcement of the 30-minute break requirement.

Photo courtesy of Enersource.<br />Pictured here are students that will participate in Conestoga College&#39;s Powerline Technician program.

Enersource Donates Bucket Truck to Conestoga College

Recently, Enersource decommissioned a double bucket truck from its fleet and donated it to the college to help train future lineman.

Map via U.S. EPA.

Study: Louisiana Has Nation's Worst Drivers

Louisiana has claimed the top of a list of states with the worst drivers for the second year in a row, according to a study by Car Insurance Comparison.

Video: Girl Dies After Utility Truck Accident

The 10-year-old girl who was struck by a utility truck in Orlando, died more than a week after hospitalization. The investigation continues.

Screenshot of Robert Luckritz via CBS New York.

N.J. Ambulances Get Driver Monitoring Technology

The Jersey City Medical Center has equipped its ambulance fleet with a driver feedback system designed to prevent crashes during emergency response.

McHugh

ARI Announces Executive Appointment

ARI has named Tim McHugh senior vice president of the North American supply chain.

Photos courtesy of PG&amp;amp;E Currents.This bucket truck was part of the King City holiday parade. (Photo by Tim Sizemore.)

PG&E Trucks Keep Moving for Holiday Parades

Earlier this month, PG&E displayed trucks at the San Francisco International Auto Show, and is now dressing trucks up for various local holiday parades.

Photo via Michelin.

Michelin Recalling 1.2 Million Tires

The tires, which can experience tread separation, are used as original equipment on some Ford vehicles and as replacement equipment on a number of trucks and vans of various brands.

Goodyear Adds New Commercial Tire & Service Center

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has added a new Commercial Tire & Service Center to its network.

Photo via Wikimedia.

United Road No. 2 Auto Transporter After Waggoners Buy

United Road Services has acquired the auto transport division of Waggoners Trucking, making the company the second-largest car hauler in the North America.

Credit: DOE/EIA

Average Diesel Cost Down for Second Straight Week, Oil Slightly Higher

The average cost of diesel has trickled down for a second straight week, according to new figures from the U.S. Energy Department.

New fleet of Natural Gas Powered Trucks Now Serving Anaheim.

New Fleet Of Natural Gas Powered Trucks Now Serving Anaheim

Republic Services Inc. announced the deployment of 107 compressed natural gas solid waste and recycling trucks to serve customers in Anaheim and throughout Orange County. The new CNG fleet replaced older diesel and liquid natural gas powered trucks.

Airtex Fuel Delivery Systems Lifetime Warranty

Airtex Products, L.P., has announced that all of its electric fuel pumps and electric fuel pump assemblies will now be backed by a Lifetime-Limited Warranty.

Universal Lubes Names Director of Logistics

Universal Lubricants®, a recognized leader in environmental services and the manufacturing and distribution of quality proprietary lubricants, announced the appointment of Bud Snodgrass as the company’s new director of logistics.

New EPA Certifications Received for F-150 Alt-Fuel Conversions

National clean vehicle and fuel provider Alliance AutoGas announces that it has recently received new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifications covering four additional 5.0L Ford F-150 Pickup 2WD and 2WD for 2011 and 2014.

Drivers Should Prep Winter Emergency Kits

With winter weather already upon us, fleet drivers should take a page from the Boy Scout Handbook and be prepared for winter weather by making sure their trucks' emergency kits are up-to-date.

Federal Court Rules Against EPA in Navistar Engine Case

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has lost a fight with truck engine makers over an earlier decision allowing Navistar International to sell earlier models of its engines with exhaust gas recirculation technology, even though they did not meet federal emissions rules.





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