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Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall of Certain Tacoma Vehicles

Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall involving approximately 342,000 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab vehicles, produced from 2004 to 2011.

The 2014 Toyota Tundra family. Photo courtesy Toyota.

Toyota Starts Production of 2014 Tundra

Toyota started production of its redesigned 2014-MY Tundra pickup truck at its Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. (TMMTX) plant in San Antonio at the beginning of August. The automaker said the 2014 Tundra will go on sale at dealers in September.

Auto Truck Group Opens New Canadian Operations Center

Auto Truck Group has opened a new facility located at 2300 Haines Road in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Fox Transportation to Deploy 100 Medium Duty CNG Trucks

Fox Transportation has signed an agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Fox plans to deploy 100 medium-duty natural gas trucks this year that will fuel at Clean Energy’s stations throughout Southern California.

Reading Truck Body Launches New Website

Reading Truck Body recently launched a brand-new website at www.readingbody.com/.

Third Production Crew With 900 New U.S. Jobs Begins to Meet Surging Ford F-Series Demand

Ford, America’s truck leader, welcomes a third crew of 900 new hourly workers at its Kansas City Assembly Plant to meet surging customer demand for the Ford F-150.

Global Fleet Management Conference Phoenix to Include Sessions on Operating a Fleet in Emerging Markets, FMC Offerings, and More

The inaugural Global Fleet Management Conference Phoenix, which will be held in Phoenix, Ariz., Sept. 30-Oct. 1, with post-conference sessions on Oct. 2, will feature a number of educational sessions designed specifically for fleet managers with global, and multi-regional, responsibilities.

Further Enhancements Made to ARI insights System

ARI, a global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, has announced further enhancements to its ARI insights web-based and mobile fleet management system.

Mitsubishi Outlander Awarded IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that its Outlander has been named a 2013 "Top Safety Pick+" award winner by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Green Fleet Conference Session Tracks Provide Specialized Content

With different conference session tracks available for commercial, heavy-duty truck, and government fleets, the 2013 Green Fleet Conference in Phoenix, Oct. 1-2, is sure to provide insights and opportunities to learn about green fleet initiatives.

Spartan Shows Improved Operating Results for Second Quarter

Spartan Motors, Inc. announced operating income of $1.1 million, or diluted EPS of $0.02, for the second quarter of 2013.

Federal Court Rules on HOS Break Provision

On Aug. 2, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued its ruling on the American Trucking Associations’ challenge to the most recent revisions in the hours-of-service rules; striking down a provision requiring short-haul drivers to take 30-minute off-duty break.

NTEA Announces 2014 and 2015 Show Dates

NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, has announced dates for the next two years of The Work Truck Show, which will be held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Auto Truck Group Awarded Ship-Thru for Ram ProMaster Van

Auto Truck Group was recently awarded ship-thru capability for the RAM ProMaster Van. Under this arrangement, fleets and dealers can use the ship-thru code 99783A for Auto Truck Group ship-thru at the RAM ProMaster Van assembly plant in Saltillo, Mexico.

GPSTrackIt Announces New Financing Options

GPSTrackIt announces new financing options that reduce the initial cost of implementing its Fleet Manager system and GPS tracking devices.

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PALFINGER Liftgates Appoints New Field Service Technician

PALFINGER Liftgates announced the hiring of Ricky Richardson as Field Service Technician, effective July 15.

When the 3.7L V-6 F-150 is equipped with a CNG/LPG engine package, it is capable of achieving more than 750 miles on one tank of gasoline, depending on the tank size selected.

Ford F-150 Prepped to Run on CNG or LPG

Ford will offer the 2014 F-150 with the ability to run on compressed natural gas (CNG), making Ford the only manufacturer with an available CNG/LPG-capable 1/2-ton pickup.

Fleets May Be Suffering From App Fatigue, Says Chevin

Fleets may be suffering from “app fatigue” with hundreds of specialized fleet related apps available in the marketplace, but too few actually offer any useful functionality, according to Chevin Fleet Solutions.

To reach the best-in-class number, Ram powertrain engineers added a more robust parking gear to the exclusive 8-speed TorqueFlite 8 for a higher capacity rating.

Ram Announces New EcoDiesel Towing Numbers

The 2014 Ram 1500 features a towing capacity of 7,450 pounds, and finalizing towing numbers for the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel.

Green Fleet Conference Attendee & Expo Counts up Over Last Year

With registration so far up by 70% compared to the same time last year — and as the nation's largest, most influential gathering of fleet management professionals — the two-day event will provide attendees countless networking opportunities.

GM Recalls Select 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Pickups

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that General Motors has issued a recall for 843 model-year 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup trucks and GMC Sierra pickup trucks.

The Chevrolet Express 2500. Photo courtesy GM.

GM Adds Five-Passenger Cargo Van Model to 2014 Chevrolet Express Lineup

Called the “Crew Cargo Van,” this model features a three-passenger rear bench seat, and a bulkhead behind the seat separates the cargo area from the passenger area.

Schneider National Reduces Prices on a Selection of Used Fleet Trucks

Schneider National, Inc., one of the nation’s largest trucking companies, announced it is significantly reducing the purchase price on more than 450 tractors available to owner-operators, small to medium fleets, farmers, oil field operators, and dealers/exporters.

Last Chance! Vote for the 2013 Inductees to the Fleet Hall of Fame

Cast your ballot for the 2013 Inductees to the Fleet Hall of Fame! Voting for the 2013 Fleet Hall of Fame nominees ends Wednesday, July 31. Twenty-eight individuals have been nominated by the industry, but only five will be inducted this year.

FMCSA and Transport Canada Collaborate on Interactive Driver Fatigue Management Tool

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Transport Canada announced the launch of the North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP), a website that provides training and education on truck driver fatigue management.





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