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Analysis of the 'Butterfly Effect' on Tire Maintenance

A new analysis of the "butterfly effect" on tire maintenance was recently released.

The truck’s Socage TJJ230 Aerial Lift bucket has a reach of 230 feet, supporting up to six workers at a time. Now it can boast that it’s equipped with Minimizer fenders, too.

Minimizer Selected for Most Unique Trucks in the World

Minimizer’s fenders were chosen to outfit a heavy-duty utilities truck, which has an Aerial Lift bucket reach of 230 feet.

Pink Snowplow & Spreader to be Raffled

Fisher Engineering and SnowEx are donating a pink snowplow and pink spreader for a raffle to raise money for breast cancer awareness at GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky, October 24-25.

Inland Truck Parts Expands Presence in Tulsa

Inland has acquired a second location to provide full-service truck repair and maintenance.

Mitchell1 Announces 2013 SuperTech Grand Champion

Mitchell 1 has awarded Mark McLean Jr. of Fed Ex Freight, the Grand Champion of TMC’s SuperTech 2013 National Technician Skills Competition.

Navistar Offers Portfolio of Fully Automated Transmission Options

The options will be available on International ProStar and International TranStar vehicles.

Ford Truck Challenges Businesses

Who deserves to win a 2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty Pickup for their business? The Ford Tough Truck Challenge gives you the chance to choose.

XRS & Navistar Testing Real-Time Fleet Diagnostics System

The new system – Navistar OnCommand Connection – is the first single remote diagnostics portal to use an open architecture system, allowing direct interfaces with existing telematics providers.

GE Capital Fleet Services Partners with Amerit Fleet Solutions

GE Capital Fleet Services announced an agreement with Amerit Fleet Solutions to provide truck and specialty equipment fleets with two new, nationwide offerings through GE’s TruckVantage fleet management service: on-site and mobile maintenance.

Dominion was able to displace approximately 286,400 gallons of gasoline in 2012 with the use of natural gas and electric vehicles. (Photo: Dominion)

Dominion Report Highlights Fuel Reduction, Record Safety Rates

Dominion has published its sixth annual Citizenship & Sustainability Report (CSR). Performance highlights include continued fuel use reduction through alternative energy resources, and record-setting employee safety performance.

 The family is featured on Duck Dynasty, a reality show in its fourth season that airs on A&E featuring Phil, Willie, and many members of their extended families.

Manheim Dallas to Auction Two 'Duck Dynasty' Trucks

Manheim Dallas will host the sale of two trucks previously owned by the Robertson family of the 'Duck Dynasty' TV show. Proceeds will go to charity.

Specialized Equipment Management Drives Chevin's Utility Fleet Software Sales

In announcing new utility customers, fleet software company Chevin says that a relatively common piece of equipment in the utility sector, such as the bucket truck, can represent a sophisticated managerial challenge.

Peterbilt Motors Company's all-purpose vocational model 567.

Peterbilt Showcases Vocational Trucks

Peterbilt Motors Company recently showcased its new all-purpose vocational Model 567 and several other vehicles during the 2013 International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) in Louisville, Ky.

Adrian Steel Announces Cargo Upfit Options for the Ram ProMaster

Adrian Steel has announced a new product line of cargo management solutions for the 2014 Ram ProMaster.

Miranda Smith, a Smith Tire retread technician, operates a Goodyear UniCircle retread machine.

Smith Tire & Tread Joins Goodyear Retread Network

Jim Smith could have asked a number of different tire manufacturers to supply retread equipment and tread rubber to his new plant in Wahpeton, N.D. The choice, however, was clear, according to Smith. “I wanted to do business with Goodyear,” he said.

Lowe's Launches Natural Gas-Powered Truck Fleet

Lowe’s has announced it has launched a dedicated fleet of natural gas-powered trucks at its regional distribution center in Mount Vernon, Texas.

Telecom, Utility Companies Recognized in S&P 500 Climate Change Report

Sprint, Sempra, and Entergy are just a few of the companies highlighted by the CDP in this year’s S&P 500 Climate Change Report, which tracks how America’s largest listed companies are responding to climate change.

The 2013 ICUEE show floor hit a record 1,173,957 net square feet.

More Than 17,500 Utility Professionals Network at 2013 ICUEE

A final registration count of 17,500+ made the 2013 International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) the second highest attended in ICUEE history; international attendance was also second-highest.

The 2015 bi-fuel CNG Chevrolet Impala  is expected to go on sale next summer. Click on the photo to vew interior and trunk photos. Copyright General Motors.

GM to Produce Bi-Fuel CNG Impala

General Motors will build a Chevrolet Impala sedan that operates on either gasoline or compressed natural gas (CNG). The bi-fuel sedan is expected to go on sale next summer as a 2015 model.

Venco/Venturo Manufacturing Divisions Sold to Management Team

Collins Associates Inc. announced that after nearly a year of negotiations with strategic outside buyers, they have completed the sale of their Venco and Venturo Manufacturing Divisions to their management team of Brett Collins, Mike Strittholt and Dave Foster.

Terex to Repurpose Oklahoma City Manufacturing Facility

The plan follows the sale of several roadbuilding equipment product lines that were, up until now, manufactured at the facility. The project is consistent with the company’s efforts to better leverage its manufacturing footprint around the world.

Navistar Receives More than 2,100 Orders for Medium-Duty Trucks with Cummins ISB

Navistar, Inc. announced it secured nearly 5,900 Class 6-8 truck orders in September, making it the company’s highest order receipt month since December 2011.

Chevron Delo Products Deliver Extended Engine Life to Sindall Transport

Chevron Delo 400 Multigrade SAE 15W-40 and Delo Extended Life Coolant helped a CAT engine reach 1.1 million miles, used by Sindall Transport.

AMP Americas Strikes CNG Deal with National Dairy Cooperatives

Continuing to pave the way in transitioning trucking fleets from diesel to compressed natural gas (CNG), AMP Americas has signed a deal with Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Select Milk Producers, both national dairy cooperatives, to convert a portion of their diesel needs to CNG by working with haulers to convert their fleets to CNG-powered trucks.

Work Truck Show Registration Now Open

The Work Truck Show is held March 5–7, 2014, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Educational programming, including the Green Truck Summit, begins March 4. The event includes the 50th Annual NTEA Convention.

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