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Melissa D. Smith, president of WEX Inc.

WEX Names CEO for 2014

WEX Inc. has named Melissa D. Smith as president and said she will assume the role of chief executive officer, and maintain her duties as president, on Jan. 1, 2014.

John Petras, director of technical programs, principal investigator, Odyne Systems.

Odyne Systems, LLC Enhances System Engineering Focus

Odyne Systems, LLC, a leader in hybrid technology for large vehicles, is focusing additional investment to further enhance its systems engineering capabilities to deliver added value to customers.

Georgia Retreader Makes the Move to ContiLifeCycle

Forest Park, Ga.-based retreader and commercial truck tire dealer Hill Tire Co. has become the latest licensee of Continental Tire the Americas, LLC’s ContiTreads.

Chevin Relocates to Facilitate Future Expansion Plans

After more than a decade in business in the U.S., Chevin Fleet Solutions has relocated this month to new and expanded offices to facilitate its continued expansion and growth across the North American marketplace.

Steve Terry, regional fleet sales manager for Auto Truck Group, brings 27 years of experience to his new position.

Auto Truck Group Names New Regional Fleet Sales Manager

Auto Truck Group, a leader in the upfitting industry specializing in the design, construction and installation of truck equipment, hired Steve Terry as regional fleet sales manager.

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and Hikomitsu Noji, president and representative director of The Yokohama Rubber Co., Litd., at the plant signing ceremony in West Point, Miss.

Yokohama Tire Corporation to Build Commercial Tire Plant in Mississippi

Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) signed an agreement to build a commercial truck tire plant in West Point, Miss.

The newly remodeled Luverne Truck Equipment Manufacturing Complex will open May 10, 2013.

Luverne Truck Equipment Celebrates 50th Anniversary and its Newly Remodeled Corporate Headquarters

Luverne Truck Equipment announced the opening of its newly remodeled corporate headquarters on May 10, 2013 which will be followed by its 50th anniversary party.

President Obama nominated Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx (left) to be the next U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Foxx will replace outgoing Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (right). Photo courtesy of the U.S. DOT's Fast Lane blog.

Obama Taps Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx for Top DOT Post

President Obama nominated Anthony Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., to replace Ray LaHood as Secretary of Transportation.

2013 NTEA Recap Video Now Available

You can now watch the video recap of this year's Work Truck Show to experience some of the educational, networking, and entertaining aspects during this year's event.

Nominations Open for 2013 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year

Automotive Fleet magazine is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year Award. Submissions are due by Monday, June 3. The Professional Fleet Manager of the Year award is sponsored by Wheels and the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA).

Venchurs offers a new price point for its CNG conversion systems for 6.2L Ford F-250 and F-350 pickup trucks.

Venchurs Announces New Price Point for 6.2L F-250 and F-350 CNG Conversions

Venchurs Vehicle Systems, a Qualified Vehicle Modifier of CNG conversions for Ford Motor Company, announced a new price point for its CNG conversion system (bi-fuel and dedicated) for 6.2L F-250 and F-350 pickup trucks.

IronPlanet Launches the Fast and Easy Way to Buy and Sell Used Trucks Online with TruckPlanet

IronPlanet, a leading online marketplace for used heavy equipment, launched TruckPlanet, an online marketplace dedicated exclusively to buying and selling used commercial trucks.

NexTraq Releases New Driver Safety Scorecard Report

NexTraq, a GPS fleet and asset tracking solutions company, announced the latest report to be added to its comprehensive solution, the Driver Safety Scorecard.

Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid

Fuso Canter Truck Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The first generation of the Fuso Canter truck came on the market in March 1963. Fifty years and eight generations later, Daimler is celebrating the truck as a best-selling hit with global sales of more than 3.7 million units since the market launch in its home market Japan.

Yokohama Rubber to Build Truck/Bus Tire Plant in the U.S.

The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., announced that it would construct a new plant to manufacture truck/bus (TB) tires in the United States.

U.S. Bank Partners With FuelQuest to Offer Payment Terms for Wholesale Fuel Purchases

U.S. Bank has partnered with FuelQuest to offer a service called U.S. Bank Fuel Financing. The service w ill extend payment terms to buyers for wholesale fuel purchases.

CEI to Focus on Improving Collision Loss Recovery at National Private Truck Council Conference

The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) will focus on how truck fleets can improve their recovery of accident damages from third-party drivers at the National Private Truck Council Education Management Conference and Exhibition in Cincinnati, Ohio next week.

Penske Honored by the EPA

Penske Truck Leasing has been named a 2013 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award winner.

Research Shows $25 Million in Daily Savings by Reducing Idling

New research has shown that reducing idling time on the nation’s 18.51 million local commercial vehicles could significantly reduce fuel consumption and make an impact on U.S.

Pickups Among Vincentric's Best Fleet Values for 2013

The 8th annual Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America awards were announced with General Motors, Ford, and Toyota leading the way. The three automakers had notable showings among their pickup lines.


DUECO Inc. Expands, Adding Two Territory Managers

DUECO, Inc. announced the appointment of Rob Bahneman as Territory Manager for the Minneapolis area and Adam Tischer as Territory Manager, Northern Wisconsin & Northern Michigan.

Sparta Commercial Launches New Merchant Payment Services Program

Sparta Commercial Services, Inc. announced the launch of a new Merchant Payment Services Program to offer its business customers a lower rate than they're currently paying in credit card processing fees (up to 45 percent).

Earth Day 2013: Strategies to Keep Fleets Driving Green

Earth Day Week 2013 will kick off on Saturday April 20. The following tips will help fleets keep driving green.

Mark Weber Named Supreme Industries CEO

Supreme Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of vehicles including truck bodies, buses, armored vehicles, and specialty vehicles, announced that Mark Weber has been selected by Supreme's Board of Directors to be the president and chief executive officer of the company effective May 6, 2013.

ARI to Demonstrate the Latest Tools and Technology at 2013 NAFA I&E

A team from ARI will be on hand demonstrating the latest tools, technology and products that can help companies and fleet managers make smarter, faster decisions about their fleets at the NAFA Institute & Expo scheduled for April 23 – 26, 2013 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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