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'Shift into High Gear' with Mitchell 1 Facebook Sweepstakes

If you are a Mitchell 1 shop management software user and would like to learn more advanced capabilities, better methods and shortcuts, then the “Shift Into High Gear” sweepstakes, running May 15 - May 31, is for you.

Nominations Now Accepted for 2013 Fleet Hall of Fame

Nominations for the 2013 Fleet Hall of Fame are now being accepted, and are due by Monday, June 3.

Halliburton Deploys Pilot CNG Light-Duty Truck Fleet

Halliburton said it purchased a number of bi-fuel CNG models and is assigning the vehicles to 15 U.S. locations in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, California, Louisiana, Utah, and Pennsylvania.

Polk Forecasts New Commercial Van Models Will Drive Market Segment Growth

New analysis from R.L. Polk says the commercial van segment in the U.S. is growing as it splits into two categories, full-size and compact, where once only the full-size category existed. The company said this is due to the arrival of a number of new models in the marketplace.

The Mitsubishi Fuso FE160 refrigerated truck is ideal for food and beverage delivery.

Mitsubishi Fuso Canter on Display at NRA Show

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) will exhibit its new FUSO Canter FE work trucks at the NRA Show in Chicago, May 18-21, 2013.

A 2014 GMC Sierra pickup undergoes testing in the GM Aerodynamics testing. Time spent in the lab led to advancements in body design and sealing.

GMC Sierra Busts Truck Aerodynamic Myths

The all-new 2014 Sierra full-size pickup truck spent more development time in a wind tunnel than any GMC pickup before it, resulting in design changes that benefit both fuel efficiency and interior quietness.

ARI Named as Finalist in 2013 American Business Awards

ARI, a leading global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, was named as a finalist in the Tech Innovation of the Year category by the 2013 American Business Awards.

Standard Motor Products Announces Sales & Marketing Organizational Changes

Standard Motor Products, Inc. announced several organizational changes within its sales and marketing group.

Penske Truck Leasing Establishes Diesel Excellence Scholarship Program

Penske Truck Leasing has established the Penske Truck Leasing Diesel Excellence Scholarship through the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Foundation.

XL Hybrids Partners with Knapheide Manufacturing to Expand Hybrid Electric Powertrain Availability

XL Hybrids, Inc., developer of a low-cost hybrid-electric powertrain designed for Class 1-3 commercial fleet vehicles, announced an agreement with The Knapheide Manufacturing Company, a commercial vehicle equipment provider in North America, for the installation and distribution of its products.

The Chevrolet City Express cargo van will go on sale in the fall of 2014, according to GM and Nissan. Photo courtesy GM.

GM to Source New Chevrolet City Express Cargo Van From Nissan

General Motors and Nissan have signed an agreement where Nissan will build a small cargo vehicle that GM will sell in the U.S and Canada.The vehicle will be based on the Nissan NV200, will be called the Chevrolet City Express, and will go on sale in the fall of 2014.

Volker Morningweg, head of Mercedes-Benz Vans, presents the new M-B-badged Sprinter.

2014 Sprinter Van Gets Fresh Styling, Powertrain, Safety Features

Mercedes-Benz executives picked Düsseldorf, Germany, the source of the Sprinter van, to present their extensively revised 2014 model for North America. It gets fresh styling, a new diesel and automatic transmission, and more accident-avoidance features.

GE Capital Fleet Services Survey Says Maximizing Productivity is Top Concern for Truck Fleet Managers

GE Capital Fleet Services said in a recent survey report that 44 percent of truck fleet managers said maximizing productivity was their primary concern.

A CNG-fueled Ford F-650 the automaker brought to the ATD show in Las Vegas.

Ford Says Gasoline-Equipped F-650 Offers Affordability and Flexibility

Ford Motor Co. brought a CNG-fueled dump truck version of F-650 medium-duty truck to the 2013 ATD show in Orlando and the automaker's Todd Kaufman, marketing manager, explained how this particular project came about.

(L-R) Robert Woodall, Peterbilt Director of Sales and Marketing; Rusty Rush, Rush Enterprise, Inc.; Marvin Rush, Rush Enterprise, Inc.; and Bill Kozek, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President.

Peterbilt Announces Medium-Duty Dealer of the Year

Rush Peterbilt Truck Center – Nashville was named the 2012 Medium Duty Dealer of the Year by Peterbilt Motors Company during the company’s annual Dealer Meeting.

3iS FleetVision Provides View of Entire Fleet, Including Third-Party Suppliers

Designed to extend fleet efficiencies and savings across the whole supply chain, 3iS FleetVision creates a single, fully measurable view of the fleet – not only a company’s private fleet, but its third-party suppliers as well.

Mitchell 1 Truck Labor Time Estimating Solution Now Available

TruckLabor, a comprehensive labor time estimating product for medium- and heavy-duty trucks by Mitchell 1, is now available for purchase.

Penske Truck Rental Adds 500 Semi-Tractors Featuring Eaton's UltraShift PLUS MHP Transmissions

Penske Truck Rental is adding 500 new Freightliner semi-tractors to its commercial truck rental fleet, featuring Eaton's UltraShit PLUS MHP automated transmissions.

Modern Transportation Launches the Era of 12-liter, Natural Gas Powered Trucking

Modern Transportation, an industry leader in bulk logistics solutions, announced the successful deployment of freight service to the Owens Corning Roofing Plant in Savannah, Ga., using trucks powered solely by 12.0L natural gas-fueled engines.

National Truck Body Solutions, Inc. Purchases Mason Dixon Trucks & Carriers

A group headed by former JLG executives, National Truck Body Solutions, Inc. (NTB), purchased the heavy-duty truck service and specialty vehicle reseller assets of Mason Dixon Trucks and Carriers located in Greencastle, Pa.

Mike Pekny will oversee all development and and performance of all sales activities in the Southeast region.

Auto Truck Appoints New Regional Fleet Sales Manager

Auto Truck, an upfitter specializing in design, manufacture, and installation of truck equipment, recently welcomed Mike Pekny as its newest regional fleet sales manager.

Standard Motor Products Named Federated Outstanding Vendor of the Year

For the second consecutive year, the Federated Auto Parts membership has selected Standard Motor Products (SMP) as its Outstanding Vendor of the Year.

Mitchell 1’s ProDemand Now Includes VIN Entry and New Quote Feature

Mitchell 1’s ProDemand repair, diagnostic, and maintenance information product now includes Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) entry.

Polar Corp. Names new President & CEO

Polar Corporation announced today that Robert Denious has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the company.

Norior Karashima returned to Yokohama Tire Corp. as an executive advisor.

Karashima Returning to Yokohama Tire Corp.

Norio Karashima, former president and CEO of Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC), returned as executive advisor to the company’s Fullerton, Calif., headquarters.

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