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Truck Order-to-Delivery Times Improve in 2013

In terms of trucks, the 2013 Ford F-Series Super Duty, Ford F-Series (F-150/F-250/F-350), and the GMC Sierra reached customers in the least number of days, according to the results of Automotive Fleet’s 14th annual order-to-delivery (OTD) study.

Photos courtesy of Central Maine Power Co.CMP's bucket truck with a Terex Hypower hybrid system.

Central Maine Power Continues Hybrid Bucket Truck Testing

Central Maine Power Co. reports that its hybrid bucket trucks are achieving an average of 1.5-2.5 miles more per gallon compared to the standard trucks. Since it began testing two in August 2012, the electric utility has added seven more hybrid bucket trucks to continue evaluating their performance, maintenance costs, and fuel use.

DIRECTV's Carbon Disclosure Project Score Beats Industry Average for Second Consecutive Year

Mike Palkovic, executive vice president, Services and Operations for DIRECTV, said that from the company's offices and hardware to its van fleet, that it is making continued efforts to reduce greenhouse gases.

Philadelphia Gas Works operates approximately 600 vehicles in its fleet. It plans to add 24 natural gas models in spring 2014. (Photo: Philadelphia Gas Works)

Philadelphia Gas Works to Roll Out 24 Natural Gas Vehicles in Spring 2014

The NGVs will join PGW’s existing fleet of approximately 600 vehicles, with the majority assigned to its marketing department.

Fuel Price Report Cancelled by Government Shutdown

The government shutdown has forced the Energy Information Administration to cancel publication of its gas and diesel price update, a key index for trucking fuel surcharges.

Chrysler Confirms Investments in Two Plants in Mexico

Chrysler Group Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed investments totaling $1,249 billion in two Saltillo facilities and the creation of 1,570 jobs during a dedication event at the new Van Assembly.

Construction Fleet Continues Tradition of Using Chevrolet Trucks

For more than 85 years Veit, a heavy industrial construction company, has relied on Chevrolet trucks to get its work done.

Cincinnati-based Home City Ice expects to add up to 100 CNG Ford F-650 models to its fleet.

Home City Ice Adds CNG Trucks to Fleet

Cincinnati, Ohio-based Home City Ice Company has begun converting its delivery fleet to vehicles that run on natural gas.

Penske Used Truck Launches Mobile Website

Penske Used Trucks said it has simplified and modernized online truck shopping for its customers with the launch of its new mobile website.

FPL Sets Goal to Fill Its Fleet with Only Electric & Hybrid Models

By the end of the decade, FPL plans to purchase only electric vehicles and hybrids for its company fleet. It currently operates more than 620 vehicles that are electric-gas hybrids, plug-in hybrids, or all-electric.

Sempra Energy CEO Ranked Among Fortune's ‘50 Most Powerful Women in Business’ For 2013

Fortune magazine has named Debra L. Reed, chairman and CEO of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), to the magazine's "50 Most Powerful Women in Business" list for 2013. This is the third consecutive year Reed has been named to the list.

GE Capital Fleet Services Introduces New Intelligent Operations Telematics Dashboard

Through Intelligent Operations’ customizable dashboard, service and delivery fleet managers can track where their drivers and vehicles are and how they’re performing.

Last Chance to Vote for Fleet Car and Truck of the Year

Voting for the tenth annual Automotive Fleet Fleet Car and Truck of the Year awards closes today, Friday, Oct. 11!

Photo by Amitava Sarkar

Austin Energy Dance Production Draws More Than 6,000 Attendees

“PowerUP”— a performance featuring the employees and machinery of Austin Energy — showcased 50-plus linemen, electrical technicians, and Austin Energy employees in a choreographed 90-minute dance with bucket trucks, cranes and field trucks, and a set of 20 utility poles.

Vince Otoole of Marysville, Kan., is the winner of a Western HTS 1/2-ton snow plow.

Western Plow Announces Giveaway Winner

Vince Otoole of Marysville, Kan., is the winner of a Western HTS 1/2-ton snow plow.


Coyle Named Director, Service Operations at Mitsubishi Fuso Truck

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc.has announced that, effective Monday, September 30, Scott Coyle was promoted to director, service operations for its medium-duty truck business. He will replace Bill Mohr, who is retiring effective Dec. 31, 2013.


Kokalis Promoted to President of Fontaine Modification

Paul Kokalis has been named president of Fontaine Modification, a provider of truck modification services for OEMs, dealers, and fleets.

J. J. Keller’s "Defensive Driving for Light & Medium Duty Vehicles" is made for non-CDL drivers who operate anything from a company car to a pickup truck, delivery van, straight truck, or even a bucket truck.

Prevent the Most Common Cause of On-the-job Fatalities

J. J. Keller's "Defensive Driving for Light & Medium Duty Vehicles" program helps teach non-CDL employees life-saving skills.

Kenworth T880 Dump Truck

All-New Kenworth T880 Vocational Truck Now Available for Order

Introduced at the 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show and now available for order, the Kenworth T880 is standard with the PACCAR MX-13 engine rated up to 500 hp and 1,850 lb.-ft. of torque.

Cummins Announces 5.0L V-8 Diesel for North American On-Highway Markets

The ISV5.0 has been designed to easily fit where a comparable V-8 or V-10 gasoline engine was previously installed.

The FUSO Canter FE125 accommodates the same rear body widths and heights as its heavier Class 4 & 5 FE brethren

Mitsubishi Fuso to Offer New Long-Wheelbase Class 3 Canter FE Model

This work truck model has a GVWR of 12,500 pounds and a body/payload capacity in its normal configuration of 7,095 pounds, making the new long-wheelbase version well suited for urban delivery of high-bulking items.

TIME presenting the first model – a RUTHMANN T 175A mounted onto a Freightliner 3-axle chassis – at the ICUEE trade show earlier this month in Louisville, Ky.

German-based Ruthmann Brings Truck-Mounted Aerial Platforms to U.S.

RUTHMANN, a German truck-mounted aerial platform manufacturer, has achieved yet another significant milestone in its export-expansion campaign. The company’s work platforms will now be marketed in North America by TIME, a leading American truck-mounted aerial platform manufacturer.

NETS Kicks off Drive Safely Work Week 2013

On Monday, the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) kicked off its national Drive Safely Work Week (DSWW) campaign.

Telecom Fleets Recognized as Environmental Leaders

DIRECTV, DISH Network, and AT&T fleet professionals were among 40 individuals recently recognized as 2013 Sustainability All Stars by Green Fleet magazine.

The 2015-MY Chevrolet Silverado HD will be offered in a bi-fuel version.

Chevrolet and GMC Announce Expanded CNG Offerings During Green Fleet Conference

During this week's Green Fleet Conference & Expo in Phoenix, Chevrolet and GMC announced new bi-fuel CNG versions of their 2015 Silverado and Sierra heavy-duty trucks.

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