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PALFINGER Names New Truck Mounted Forklift Dealer

PALFINGER North America has named Darr Equipoment Co. a new Truck Mounted Forklift dealer in the states of Texas and Oklahoma. These regions cover 81 and 75 counties respectively.

WEX Releases Monthly Construction Fuel Consumption Index (FCI) Results

The WEX Construction Fuel Consumption Index (FCI) indicated a decrease of 0.6 percent in May versus its level at the same time the previous year.

No Change in FTR's Trucking Conditions Index for May

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for May as reported in the July 2013 Trucking Update at 12.4 is unchanged from the previous month continuing to reflect a positive environment for trucking.

Black began his more than 25-year career with MFTA as manager, Dealer Operations on April 1, 1987.

Orin Black, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck’s VP, Dealer Operations, Retires

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) announced that Orin Black, the company’s long-time Vice President, Dealer Operations and Chief Administrative Officer, retired effective July 1, 2013.

GM Optimizes Fleet Site for Smartphones and Offers 2014 Car and Truck Guide Tablet App

GM Fleet and Commercial announced that users can now access a mobile-optimized version of GMFleet.com on Apple and Android smartphones. The automaker has also created a product guide app, the GM 2014 Car and Truck Guide, for Android and Apple (iPad) tablets.

Nokia Adds Real-Time Traffic to Esri Mapping Software

HERE, a Nokia business, announced that it is bringing its real-time traffic information to Esri, a market leader in Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping software used by enterprise and government fleet management companies around the world.

ARI Acquires German Fleet Management Business From Fleetlevel+

The fleet management operations of Fleetlevel+, which will now be known as ARI Fleet Germany, supports ARI’s strategic and growing global footprint.

Yokohama Tire Corporation Hires Industry Veteran Andrew Zeisser as Director of OE Sales

Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) has announced the hiring of Andrew Zeisser as its new director of OE sales.

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Navistar Names New EVP and CFO

Navistar International Corporation announced that Walter G. Borst will join the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO).

GMC Sierra Trailering Academy

General Motors Trailering Academy

Driving a pickup and pulling a trailer could be an intimidating activity for some. Recently, a few members of the media were given a chance to learn how to do it by an expert.

The 2014 Pathfinder is also available with four option packages: SL Tech Package, SL Premium Package, Platinum Premium Package and Trailer Tow Package.

Nissan Announces 2014 Pathfinder U.S. Pricing

Nissan announced U.S. pricing for the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder SUV, which is on sale now at U.S. Nissan dealers nationwide.

More than 2.5 Million Clean Diesel Trucks on U.S. Highways

More than 28 percent of all trucks registered in the United States – 2.5 million of 8.6 million trucks - are now equipped with advanced new technology clean diesel engines.

A three-phase unit charging a Smith Electric Truck operated by Frito-Lay.

ClipperCreek Introduces EV Charging Station for Commercial Trucks

ClipperCreek announced the introduction of its 30 kW CS-100-3P 80 AMP, 3 Phase EVSE for use with commercial truck applications. This technology represents the highest power EV charging station available for commercial trucking applications.

Tremor signals its sport truck capabilities with a custom-inspired FX Appearance Package featuring stealthy, flat-black accents that include unique 20-inch flat-black wheels, stylized bodyside graphics and black badges with red lettering.

All-New 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor Is World's First EcoBoost-Powered Sport Truck

The 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor is the first-ever EcoBoost-powered sport truck that addresses the needs of street truck enthusiasts looking for high-performance V-8 power with V-6 fuel economy.

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Mitsubishi Fuso Offers 1.4% APR Financing on Canter FE Series

As part of its New Ballgame Sales Event, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) will offer 1.4-percent APR financing for 36 months on all new 2012–2014 Canter FE Series medium-duty commercial trucks sold in the U.S. — plus the option to delay the first payment for up to 90 days.

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx Sworn was sworn in today as the 17th U.S. Secretary of Transportation.

Foxx Sworn in as 17th U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx was sworn in as the nation’s 17th Secretary of Transportation by Judge Nathaniel Jones in a private ceremony at U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters at 11 a.m. today.

New Hours-of-Service Regulations Began July 1

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that new federal regulations designed to improve safety for the motoring public by reducing truck driver fatigue took full effect on July 1, 2013.

The 2014 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty pickup truck. Photo courtesy Chrysler.

2014 Ram Heavy Duty to Feature All-New V-8 Engine and New Rear Suspension System

For MY-2014, Chrysler offers an all-new gasoline V-8 engine for the Ram Heavy Duty pickup truck along with a range of other features, including a new gooseneck/fifth wheel capability, a new dual alternator system, and a new rear suspension system on the Ram 2500.

The Nissan NV200 is rated at 24 mpg combined and has a payload capacity of 1,500 lbs.

Nissan Previews NV200

Nissan recently previewed its all-new NV200 cargo van for automotive journalists in San Diego, highlighting the compact van's versatility for fleets of all sizes.

Westport Acquisitions to Expand Ford Product Portfolio and Dealership Coverage

Westport Innovations Inc., a provider of natural gas engines, announced that it has acquired BAF Technologies, Inc. (BAF) and its subsidiary, ServoTech Engineering, Inc., subsidiaries of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. for $25 million in Westport stock.

Chrysler Adds 6.4L Engine for its 2014-MY Ram Chassis Cabs

The 2014 Ram Chassis Cab 3500, 4500 and 5500 come standard with the new 6.4-HEMI V-8 gasoline engine — the first implementation of a gasoline engine for the Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab models, according to the automaker.

FUSO Canter with eNow Auxiliary Solar Power option. Inset shows solar panels on top of box.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America to Offer Solar-Power Option for its Medium-Duty Trucks

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) has announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with eNow to offer a range of solar-based auxiliary power system options for its Canter FE/FG Series medium-duty commercial trucks.

The 2014 Ram 1500. Photo courtesy Chrysler.

Chrysler to Offer New EcoDiesel V-6 Engine for 2014 Ram 1500

Chrysler announced it will offer a new 3.0L EcoDiesel engine for its 2014-MY Ram 1500 pickup truck. The automaker said this engine will be matched with a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission.

LINE-X Purchases American Aftermarket Group (AAG)

LINE-X Protective Coatings, a developer and provider of high performance protective coatings now celebrating its 20th anniversary, announced the strategic purchase of leading automotive aftermarket supplier, American Aftermarket Group (AAG).

edEx Express has recently purchased 1,900 lightweight, composite-body Reach vehicles from Spartan Motors, a division of Utilimaster. These will join the 400 Reach vehicles already in service.

FedEx Adds 1,900 New Lightweight, Fuel Efficient Vehicles to Fleet

FedEx Express, a unit of FedEx Corp. and the world’s largest express transportation company, continues rapid progression towards its recently-increased vehicle fuel efficiency goal by adding 1,900 new Isuzu Reach vans its fleet.





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