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Odyne Systems Wins Contract to Deploy Plug-in Hybrid Medium- and Heavy-Duty Trucks

Odyne Systems, LLC, a manufacturer of hybrid systems for large trucks, has been selected to participate in a $45.4 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) award to develop and deploy plug-in hybrid systems for trucks throughout North America.

Cement Fleet Rolls Out DriveCam Fleet-wide

DriveCam, Inc., a global driver risk management company, announced that TXI will deploy the DriveCam solution across its entire fleet of ready-mix concrete trucks, and aggregate hauling and cement hauling vehicles.

For most 2014 vehicles, Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC dealers will complete an oil and filter change, four-wheel tire rotation, and conduct a 27-point vehicle inspection based on what’s called for in the vehicle owner’s manual maintenance schedule and oil life monitoring system.

GM Announces Maintenance Plan for 2014 Models

Customers who purchase or lease an eligible new 2014 Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC car, truck, or crossover in the U.S. will be covered by a new maintenance program that includes certain scheduled services for two years or 24,000 miles, whichever occurs first.

Telogis Puts Next-Generation Solutions in the Hands of the Mobile Worker

Telogis expanded its mobile suite of applications with the release of Telogis Navigation 4.5 and WorkPlan 2.0 at Telogis’ annual Latitude business conference.


PALFINGER Names New VP of Operations

Danny Anthony has been named to fill position of VP of operations, effective June 3, 2013.

Steve McQueen's Baja 1000 pickup truck, going to auction in late July 2013.

Steve McQueen's Baja 1000 Pickup to be Auctioned

The historically significant 1969 pickup truck once owned by actor Steve McQueen, brought to life by designer and motoring visionary Vic Hickey, is going to auction through Mecum Auctions, July 26-27.

The Michelin X One Line Energy D tire is directional and uses matrix siping for optimized traction and even wear.

Michelin Launches New Wide-Based Tire & Retread

The Michelin Americas Truck Tires division of Michelin North America Inc. launched the Michelin X One Line Energy D tire and Pre-Mold retread.

Pioneer Offers Installation Facilities and Mobile Repair Service

Pioneer, a Wastequip brand, now offers mobile repair and installation centers for tarping systems.

The H 3000 features parallel-hybrid architecture that supplies blended power from a conventional diesel engine with an Allison automatic transmission, a powerful electric motor with a regenerative braking kinetic energy recovery system, and stored energy from batteries.

PG&E, Allison Transmission & Peterbilt Partner on Material Handler Truck

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Allison Transmission, and Peterbilt premiered the first utility material handler truck equipped with the new Allison hybrid H 3000 system for commercial trucks at the Electric Utility Fleet Manager Conference (EUFMC) vehicle expo.

CVSA Roadcheck Currently Taking Place

Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial vehicles in the world, with approximately 14 trucks or buses being inspected, on average, every minute from Canada to Mexico during a 72-hour period in early June.

Terex Advocates New Work Zone Capacity Comparison for Digger Derricks

Terex's Work Zone Capacity highlights the ability of a digger derrick to perform the tasks that these trucks are built for — digging holes and setting poles.

Registration Live for Global Fleet Management Conference Phoenix

Managers from the world’s largest multi-national commercial fleets who have global and/or regional fleet responsibilities will gather at the conference this fall for dedicated training, networking, and education.

ARI Honors the 2012 Auction of the Year Award Winners

ARI, a global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, hosted a celebration recognizing and honoring the 2012 Regional Auction of the Year award winners on May 17.

The 2014 GMC Sierra offers an enhanced trailering package.

GMC Sierra's Trailering Tech Enhances Safety & Performance

The all-new 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 offers the majority of its customers a full suite of trailering technologies that aid everything from acceleration to safety and braking, according to the automaker.

Navistar's Osborne to Lead Global Quality

Navistar International Corporation announced it has appointed Bill Osborne as senior vice president of global quality.

Driver Safety Now Top Fleet Priority

According to a recent survey, the biggest concern for fleet managers is ensuring the safety of their drivers.

UQM to Provide Systems for Zenith All-Electric Shuttle Vans

After a year of competitive testing, Zenith Motors, LLC has selected UQM Technologies, Inc. to provide PowerPhase Pro 135 systems as the drivetrain in its all-electric shuttle vans.

TravelCenters of America to Offer Synthetic Blend Diesel Engine Oil

TravelCenters of America LLC announced that it is offering low-viscosity, 10W-30 synthetic blend diesel engine oil at all participating 24/7/365 TA Truck Service and Petro:Lube truck service facilities.

IDT Energy to Enter the Natural Gas Market

IDT Energy, Inc., a retail energy provider for the Northeast, announced plans to enter the natural gas vehicle (NGV) industry with the launch of its newly created entity, Evergreen Fleet Services.

The 6.2L V-8 engine is available in the 2014 GMC Sierra SLT and Denali models. This engine is also availble for the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. Photo courtesy GM.

GM Details 2014 GMC Sierra 6.2L V-8 Performance Spec Estimates

The 6.2L V-8 uses direct injection, active fuel management, and variable valve timing to improve power and efficiency, according to GM.

Mitsubishi Fuso Announces Its 2012 Dealer Awards

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA), has announced its 2012 North American Dealer of the Year awards.

In all, Ron Koosman has served Telelect product line customers for 47 years.

DUECO Inc. Announces Retirement of Long Time Western Region Leader

DUECO, Inc. a final-stage installer of Terex Utilities and Hi-Ranger bucket trucks, digger derricks, cranes, stringing and tension equipment, and utility trailers, announced the retirement of Ron Koosman, Vice President and long time leader of DUECO’s Western Region, effective May 31.

Bart Conry has been named Vice President of Group Fleet Sales for PALFINGER North America Group (PNAG).

PALFINGER North America Group Names New VP, Group Fleet Sales

Bart Conry has been named Vice President of Group Fleet Sales for PALFINGER North America Group (PNAG).

Register Now for Half off ALI Lift Inspector Certification Program Fee

Prospective participants in the new Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Lift Inspector Certification Program only have a few more months to take advantage of a half-price discount on registration.

PacLease, Kenworth Sales Co., & Blu LNG to Offer Rental Program for LNG-Fueled Trucks

Fleets operating along the I-84 and I-15 corridors from Las Vegas, through Utah, Idaho, and eastern Oregon can rent Kenworth trucks fueled by liquefied natural gas (LNG) through a new rental program available from PacLease, its local franchise – Kenworth Sales Company, and Blu LNG.

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