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Yokohama Adds Top-Level Execs

Takayuki Hamaya, chief operating officer at Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC), announced the addition of two top-level executives: Naoki “Nick” Takeda, executive vice president and chief financial officer; and Taketoshi Morita, vice president, OE business.

2013 Dodge Ram 1500

Chrysler Recalling 5,663 2013-MY Vehicles

The recall is limited to certain Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Ram 1500 models, 4,194 of which are in the U.S.

DC Water Sees Efficiency Improvements, Cost Savings through Software

The District of Columbia Water & Sewer Authority (DC Water) has been able to increase turnaround times and technician productivity, reduce downtime, and gain tighter control over departmental expenses by using a more advanced system to measure fleet operations.

Diesel Sees 3.9-Cent Uptick

Diesel fuel prices rose 3.9 cents to $3.88 per gallon on average for the week ending Dec. 2. Diesel is now 14.4 cents lower than it was a year ago, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Research: Diesel Truck Engines Emissions Cleaner Than Expected

A new study highlights the robust low-emissions performance of the new generation of clean diesel technology manufactured starting in 2010.

The Sprinter 4X4 has been put to the test in the Swiss Alps.

Mercedes-Benz Introduces Sprinter 4x4 In Europe

As a crewbus or minibus the Sprinter 4x4 is able to transport hotel guests to snow-covered resorts in the Alps, but it can also deliver below the mountains as well.

PHH Arval Sets Up Driver Safety Academy

The Center for Transportation Safety, a PHH Arval Company and a provider of driver training solutions and fleet risk management, is now offering its curriculum to the public through its CTS Driving Academy in Colorado.

Love's has opened a new fueling facility in Ohio, it's eigth in the state.

Love's Opens Ohio Travel Stop

Love’s Travel Stops has opened a new travel stop in Dayton, Ohio, on I-75, at 2217 S. Edwin C Moses Blvd., expanding its presence in the Buckeye State.

A national bakery company has placed the first orders for the AMP/Workhorse E-100.

Bakery Fleet Orders AMP Electric Vans

AMP Holding, Inc. has announced that its AMP Trucks subsidiary has received an initial purchase order for Workhorse E-100 Walk-In Vans from a national bakery company.

Photo courtesy of PSNH.<br />Public Service of New Hampshire, a Northeast Utilities company, is New Hampshire&#39;s largest electric utility, transmitting and delivering electricity to more than 500,000 homes and businesses in 211 cities and towns.

PSNH Providing Support for Electric Vehicle Technology

Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) has a new information center available to help customers understand electric vehicle technology and provide an opportunity to ask questions.

PSEG to Provide Green Energy For Super Bowl XLVIII

For every megawatt hour of electricity used to power the event, PSEG will purchase and retire one renewable energy credit (REC) on behalf of Super Bowl XLVIII.

Pictured l-r are: Derek Whaley, Don Manfredi, Joe Rudolph, and Steve Whaley. Photos courtesy of Roush.

ROUSH CleanTech Doubles Sales Team for Propane Autogas Vehicles

Five recently hired business development executives increase ROUSH CleanTech’s staff to 80, up from six in 2010.

Westport and Clean Energy Team Up to Offer No-Cost CNG

The offer is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and once fleets are awarded the cards, they will have until Dec. 31, 2015 to use them up.

Jasper's Purchase of Weller Truck Parts on Track

John Weller of Weller Truck Parts, and Zach Bawel, president of Jasper Engine and Transmission Exchange announced a letter of intent to purchase Weller Truck Parts has been signed by all parties.

The Freightliner Trucks severe duty line features tough trucks that are dependable, efficient and built to withstand the most challenging of vocational applications.

Freightliner Offers Twin-Steer Kits for Severe-Duty Models

Freightliner Trucks today announced that it is now offering twin steer chassis prep kits for its 114SD and 122SD truck models.

Motor Trend has selected the Ram 1500 as its 2014 Truck of the Year.

Ram 1500 Named Motor Trend 2014 Truck of the Year

The judges called out the performance of the Ram 1500’s all-new EcoDiesel V-6 engine as well as its 8-speed TorqueFlite transmission, a combination that boasts a towing capacity of up to 9,200 pounds.

Peterbilt Technician Institute Launches

Peterbilt Motors Company has teamed with Universal Technical Institute (UTI) to create the Peterbilt Technician Institute program, an exclusive curriculum focused on comprehensive service technician training.

PG&amp;amp;E&#39;s new Class 5 hybrid-electric trucks were developed in partnership with EVI.

PG&E Displays Electric Trucks at SF International Auto Show

According to the company blog, PG&E brought its new hybrid utility truck built by Electric Vehicle International and its 2014 VIA extended-range electric pickup, as well as electric and plug-in hybrid cars.

A 6.7L PACCAR PX-6 engine with 250 hp and 660 lb.-ft. of torque powers all 15 Kenworth cabovers.

Food Service Delivery Company Adds Kenworth Cabovers

The company updated its fleet to Kenworth in 2013, desiring more durable and cost-effective cabovers than the Class 5 trucks it used to own.

Photo by Thi Dao.

Calif. Rolling Out $200M for Hydrogen Vehicle Infrastructure

The California Energy Commission is seeking proposals to spend $200 million starting in 2015 to build out fueling stations and other infrastructure to support hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.

Four Utilities Named in 'Top 50 Green Fleets' for Heavy-Duty Segment

Heavy-Duty Trucking magazine based its list of Top 50 Green Fleets on alternative fuel vehicles and green initiatives, and tried to choose those who were ahead of the curve in their sustainability efforts.

Photo via Autocar.

Autocar Introduces CNG Refuse Truck

Autocar Industries introduced a natural gas version of its Class 7 cabover Xpert refuse truck at a alternative-fuel symposium in late November. The "baby 8" Xpert ACMD is now available with the Cummins Westport CNG/LNG engine.

The Ram ProMaster City will bring familiar Ram Truck styling cues to the Fiat Doblo. Photo via Fiat.

Ram to Offer Compact Cargo Van

The 2015 Ram ProMaster City, which will be available for order in late 2014, will compete with the Ford Transit Connect and the Nissan NV200.

NYU-Poly and Stony Brook University Launch Institute for Storms and Emergencies

The institute will undertake research including cause-and-effect mechanisms for damage to infrastructure, evaluating existing assessments of vulnerabilities of communities and critical facilities, and extrapolating storm risks from climate change conditions.

(l. to r.) Conroy, White, and Haindl photos courtesy of ARI.

ARI Announces New EVP Trio

The new leadership appointments will help streamline operations and support ongoing strategic planning.

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