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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.

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.

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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.





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