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George's Chicken Truck Fleet Improves Routing

George’s Chicken, the fully integrated poultry company headquartered in Springdale, Ark., has improved its routing of its medium-duty truck fleet for live order volumes with additional routing software purchased from Paragon Software Systems, Inc.

Is Your Fleet a Top 100 Commercial Truck Fleet?

Automotive Fleet is updating its annual listing of the Top 100 Truck fleets. If you have more than 250 Class 1-7 trucks in your fleet, take a moment to update your information today.

Ford's dirt detection technology takes microscopic scans of each painted vehicle surface, and then cues final assembly operators to address repairs where necessary.

Ford's 3D Dirt Detecting Technology

New Ford F-Series models are the latest vehicles to benefit from the company's industry-first dirt detection technology to ensure optimal paint and surface quality.

Pilot Flying J Proclaims September as Driver Appreciation Month

In honor of Driver Appreciation Week, September 15-21, Pilot Flying J will celebrate Driver Appreciation Month throughout September, offering double MyRewards points and giveaways for its professional driver customers.

2014-MY Toyota 4Runner

Toyota Announces Pricing for 2014 4Runner and Tacoma

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. announced 2014 manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the Tacoma compact pickup truckre and designed 4Runner mid-size sport utility vehicle (SUV).

Alliant Energy to Sell Its Minnesota Electric and Natural Gas Distribution Businesses

The electric distribution business in the state will be sold to Southern Minnesota Energy Cooperative (SMEC), a combined group of 12 neighboring electric cooperatives. Alliant Energy’s Minnesota natural gas business will be sold to Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation, a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, Inc.

Nissan On-Track to Sell 200,000 NV200s by End of 2013

Nissan's NV200 is on track to reach a sales milestone of 200,000 cumulative units by the end of the fiscal year.

Cummins ISB 6.7L engine for International DuraStar medium-duty trucks.

Navistar Adds Cummins ISB for Trucks and Buses

Navistar International Corporation announced the expansion of its medium-duty engine offerings to include the Cummins ISB 6.7L engine for International DuraStar medium-duty trucks and IC Bus CE Series school buses.

Waltco Names New Eastern Region Sales Director

Waltco Lift Corp. has named Dan Pavkov to the position of eastern region sales director and will report to President Steve Miller.

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Venco/Venturo Manufacturing Hire New Territory Manager

Venco/Venturo announce the hire of Steve Overby as Territory Manager. He will be charged with carrying Venco/Venturo’s “Rugged, Reliable, Real” brand and developing relationships into new and existing markets nationwide.

Shell Launches Fuel Card for Fleets With 80-Plus Vehicles

Shell, one of the largest fuel card providers in the world, launched the Shell Fleet Navigator Card, a highly flexible fuel card for large fleets.

Photo courtesy of PG&amp;amp;E Currents.PG&amp;amp;E&#39;s new mobile gas detection system, called the Picarro Surveyor, is &quot;1,000 times more sensitive than traditional gas leak detection equipment,&quot; according to the utility company.

PG&E’s Mobile Surveyor Improves Gas Leak Detection

By installing new gas leak surveyors onto several fleet vehicles, PG&E is able to reduce safety risks for its crew members and its natural gas pipelines, while increasing efficiency and accuracy in detecting gas leaks.

Reported Fatalities Related to Aerial Work Platforms Up 65%

Findings from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) reveal that 28 fatalities worldwide involving aerial work platforms were reported in the first half of 2013.

The company currently operates 77 ROUSH CleanTech Ford E-250 propane autogas vans and will increase that number over the next year. (Photo courtesy of DIRECTV)

DIRECTV Details Plans to Expand Propane Fleet in 2014

The company currently operates 77 ROUSH CleanTech Ford E-250 propane autogas vans and will increase that number over the next year. Low cost and accessibility of fuel; vehicle return on investment; and accessibility to high occupancy vehicle lanes are just a few of the reasons why.

Ford F-150 SuperCrew

2014-MY Ford F-150 STX SuperCrew Offers New Options

The 2014-MY Ford F-150 STX SuperCrew is designed to meet fleet needs with room to transport materials and crews to job sites.

GMC Introduces Trailering App

GMC has launched a new trailering guide app available at the iTunes store. The free app is designed to give GMC truck users a better understanding of trailering techniques and capabilities.

Maryland Program Launched to Provide Fuel During Natural Disasters and Power Outages

A newly-launched energy resiliency program in Maryland will play a major role in ensuring that drivers in the state will have access to gasoline, diesel, propane, and kerosene for transportation and generators during major disasters and power outages.

Life Cycle Analysis Tool Added to ARI Insights

ARI, a leading global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, has reintroduced its Life Cycle Analysis tool within its ARI insights web-based and mobile fleet management system.

Green Fleet Conference Adds Panel on Truck Maker Green Truck Plans

The Green Fleet Conference, Oct. 1-2 in Phoenix, has added a panel discussion of truck maker representatives to discuss what they're doing to meet greenhouse gas/fuel economy regulations for 2014 and beyond, the current and future status of alternative fuels, hybrid/electric and more.

First Utility in New Jersey to Use Local Electrical Union

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) announced it is the first utility in New Jersey to partner with a local electrical trade union to provide damage assessment and public safety resources to help speed the service restoration process following a severe storm or other major event.

King Arthur Flour Opens Solar-Powered EV Charging Station

Norwich, VT - King Arthur Flour and Green Mountain Power (GMP) have completed a solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station at King Arthur Flour’s flagship campus location.

CenterPoint Energy currently operates 1,332 alternative-fuel models in its 4,885-unit fleet. (Photo courtesy of CenterPoint Energy)

CenterPoint Energy Commits to Greener Operations with New CNG Additions

Natural gas is taking center stage this year in CenterPoint Energy’s fleet, as the utility has placed much emphasis on even more compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles and infrastructure.

Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas Take Top Safety Honors

Recognized by the Southeastern Electric Exchange (SEE), Tampa Electric achieved the lowest incidence rating for two consecutive quarters and was given first-place ranking for the company's first time.

Digital Brochure Available for Global Fleet Management Conference Phoenix

The digital brochure features an overview of the conference, details on speakers, an overview of the complete conference schedule, and information on registration, hotels and travel, and networking opportunities.


Buyers Products Company Adds National Sales Manager, Lighting Division

Buyers Products announces the addition of Ryan Eichhorn to its sales group.

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