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Study: Business Logistics Costs Rose 3.4% in 2012

A new report from Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) reveals that total U.S. business logistics costs rose in 2012 to $1.33 trillion, a 3.4 percent increase from the previous year, remaining at 8.5 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP).

Silverado & Sierra Receive Quality Awards

GM's Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD, Chevrolet Silverado LD, GMC Sierra LD, and Chevrolet Avalanche were all recognized by J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study.

Free Safety Evaluations at Fleet Safety Conference

As part of its ongoing effort to enhance fleet driver safety, Trimble Field Service Management announced today that it will offer complimentary safety evaluations at the Fleet Safety Conference, June 25-27, 2013, in Schaumburg, Ill.

Alt-Fuel Training Network Launched

Several of the nation’s top alternative fuel experts have joined forces to form the Alternative Fuel Training Network, which was launched in response to the need to provide professional alternative-fuel fleet training.

FMCSA and FHWA Leaders Preview Mobile Fleet Management Tool

XRS technology showcased the company’s PreClear software system, which allows truck drivers to bypass weigh stations and submit regulatory information – electronically, without the need to stop mid-route for leaders of the FMCSA and FHWA.

Ford F-150 Named Best Light-Duty Truck

The Ford F-150 has been named winner of the 2013 Light-Duty Challenge by the editors of PickupTrucks.com and Popular Mechanics Magazine.

Chevrolet Silverado Leads Disaster Relief Caravan to Oklahoma City

In the wake of the tornadoes that devastated the Oklahoma City area, Chevrolet and the GM Foundation stepped in to help Forgotten Harvest deliver food aid.

Five Automakers Release Their Truck & Van Fleet Incentives

Five automakers, including Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Isuzu, and Nissan, have released their fleet incentives for their truck and van products.

CALSTART Test Takes Battery Tech From the Battlefield to Commercial Use

The U.S. Army has awarded CALSTART a contract to test 12 volt lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries in commercial trucks.

Zonar's Rugged Telematics Platform Introduced to Work Truck Fleets

Zonar, a provider of electronic vehicle inspection and fleet telematics systems, has released the V3R telematics platform for work truck fleets and construction equipment.

Mitusbishi Fuso Offers Special Pricing for Oklahoma Disaster Relief

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) announced that it will offer business residents of Oklahoma an additional $1,000 off of the purchase of any new 2013 or 2014 FUSO Canter work truck with Morgan or Supreme Road-Ready bodies.

Registration for Green Fleet Conference & Expo is Now Open!

Join us October 1-2 for the largest, most influential gathering of fleet management professionals in the nation - the 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo in Phoenix.

Freightliner M2 106 upfitted with an aerial lift and wood chipper.

Davey Tree Expert Company Adds Freightliner M2 106 Models to Fleet

Across the nation, Davey Tree has anywhere from 1,400 to 1,500 aerial lift vehicles ready to go to work. Among the fleet’s newest additions are 200 Freightliner M2 106 day and crew cabs upfitted with single body units, including an over-the-center aerial lift, chip box dump body and a selection of tool boxes specifically customized for tree professionals.

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Hankook Tire’s Aurora Brand Receives SmartWay Verification For Five Of Its TBR Tires

Hankook Tire announced that five of its Aurora brand Truck and Bus Radial tires have been SmartWay verified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Technology Program.

Alpha Baking Company, Inc. is a privately owned manufacturer of bread, buns, and rolls. Headquartered in Chicago, Alpha Baking produces bread products for retail and fresh local distribution and frozen distribution nationwide.

Alpha Baking Selects Penske Truck Leasing to Maintain Propane Autogas Truck Fleet

Alpha Baking Company, Inc., a national bakery products distributor, has selected Penske Truck Leasing to serve as its commercial truck fleet maintenance service provider for its 2013 ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas powered Ford E-450 bread delivery trucks operating in the Chicago-metro area.

Mitsubishi Fuso Appoints Peach State Freightliner as Authorized Dealer in Forest Park, Ga.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has added Peach State Freightliner, of Forest Park, Ga., to its dealer roster.

GE Capital Fleet Services to Offer Mobileye’s Collision Avoidance System

Mobileye, Inc., has signed an agreement with GE Capital Fleet Services to make Mobileye collision avoidance systems accessible to its truck fleet customers.

Apollo Tyres to Acquire Cooper Tire

Apollo Tyres Ltd. and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. announced the execution of a definitive merger agreement on June 12, under which a wholly owned subsidiary of Apollo will acquire Cooper in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $2.5 billion.

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NAFA Recognizes ARI's Ed Pierce with First-Ever Affiliate of the Year FLEXY

Ed Pierce, ARI’s vice president of branding and global marketing, has received NAFA Fleet Management Association’s first-ever Fleet Excellence Award (FLEXY) for Affiliate of the Year.

Gaston County EMS Selects Freightliner Trucks for New Ambulance Units

Freightliner Trucks announced that Gaston County (N.C.) Emergency Medical Services (GEMS) has selected the Freightliner Trucks M2 106 as its model of choice for three new ambulance units.

New Jersey CNG Station Opens to Serve Refuse Trucks

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and Covanta Energy Corporation have jointly opened a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station to serve refuse trucks in Newark, N.J., and New York City.

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.





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