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Progressive Commercial Auto Insurance Offers Truck Skirt Program

Progressive Commercial Auto Insurance is offering owner operators a deal on a trailer skirt, which is designed to increase fuel efficiency on their trucks by up to an estimated 5 percent.

The 2014 model-year FUSO Canter FE and FG were introduced during the recent NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis in early March.

Mitsubishi Fuso Introduces 2014 FUSO Canter

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) introduced its new 2014 model-year FUSO Canter FE and FG Series commercial medium-duty trucks during the recent NTEA Work Truck Show.

South Mill Mushroom Sales Fleet Driver Safety Becomes Focuses with GreenRoad

GreenRoad, a provider of driver performance management, has sharpened the focus on driver safety at South Mill, a mushroom and produce grower and distributor. GreenRoad’s solution has now been expanded to all company vehicles.

The 2013 Nissan Frontier. Photo courtesy Nissan.

Nissan Improves 2013 Frontier Fuel Economy, Details MSRP

Nissan announced changes and pricing for its 2013-MY Nissan Frontier pickup truck. The automaker said it improved fuel economy for the Frontier by 2 mpg by reducing engine friction and enhancing aerodynamics.

Submit Nominations for the 2013 Fleet Hall of Fame

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

TechSmart Releases New Electronic Throttle Body Tech Session

Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) has released a new TechSmart Tech Session video featuring TechSmart electronic throttle bodies.


Reidy Joins XRS as President & COO

XRS Corporation, (formerly Xata Corporation), announced that Brendan Reidy is joining the company effective immediately as its new president and chief operating officer.


Dalum Named President of the Green Truck Association

Joe Dalum, president and CEO of Odyne Systems, LLC, a manufacturer of hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, was elected President of the Green Truck Association (GTA), an affiliate of the National Trucking Equipment Association (NTEA).

Rand McNally Announces Integration with BOLT Dispatch Software

Rand McNally announced that BOLT Dispatch Software is the latest technology to be integrated with its TND 760 and TPC 7600 mobile fleet management solutions.

NTEA’s 2013 Fleet Purchasing Outlook Now Available

The NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, has released its 2013 Fleet Purchasing Outlook. It provides insights on critical factors that influence buying behavior from a broad range of fleet sizes, vehicle weight range classes and vocational truck applications.

ROUSH CleanTech & GAS Unveil New Propane Autogas Fueled Ford F-550

ROUSH CleanTech and Green Alternative Systems (GAS) revealed the new Ford F-550 chassis cab powered by clean, economical propane autogas.

2011 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Crew Van.

Sprinter Adds More Utility for 2013 with Fixed Payment Leasing & Service Product

Sprinter Care Lease, a fixed‐payment, comprehensive leasing and maintenance package, is now available from authorized Mercedes‐Benz and Freightliner dealers in the United States selling Sprinter Vans.

ARI and Team Holman Recognized by South Jersey Autism Speaks as Top Fundraiser

ARI and Team Holman were recently recognized by the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of Autism Speaks as the top Southern New Jersey “Walk Now for Autism Speaks” fundraising team of 2012.

Qualcomm Launches Enhanced Tractor and Trailer Management System

Qualcomm Incorporated announced that its division, Qualcomm Enterprise Services, launched its Trailer ABS Connect application for the Mobile Computing Platform 110 and 200.

Titan Unveils Polyethylene Replacement Fuel Tank for Ford Diesel Cutaways

Titan Fuel Tanks, a manufacturer of high-performance, engineered, polymer aftermarket fuel tanks, released details on its 8020199, cross-linked polyethylene, replacement fuel tank at the 2013 NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ind.

ARI Hosts Symposium for Railroad Car and Truck Fleet Management

ARI, a global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, hosted its fourth annual Railroad Fleet Symposium this week at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Hino Class 5 COE Model 195 Double Cab

Hino Trucks Puts New Class 5 COE on Display at NTEA Work Truck Show

During the NTEA Work Truck Show, Hino Trucks displayed its new Class 5 COE model 195 Double Cab.

Troy Clarke Named CEO of Navistar

Navistar International Corporation has announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Troy Clarke as president and chief executive officer of Navistar, effective April 15, 2013.

CEI to Show New Accident Management Tech at ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council Exhibition

The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) will showcase ClaimsLink Express Lane, the latest version of its online accident management application, at the 2013 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition, hosted by the American Trucking Association’s Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC).

2013 Work Truck Show Focuses on New Commercial Vans and Alt-Fuel Products

The National Truck Equipment Association’s (NTEA) big event for 2013, The Work Truck Show, started in Indianapolis this week, where vehicle manufacturers and a range of companies showcased new products for the work truck marketplace.

DISH Network announced it will deploy 200 propane autogas-fueled ROUSH CleanTech Ford E-250 vans in the U.S. in 2013. Photo by Lauren Fletcher.

DISH Network Deploying 200 ROUSH CleanTech Propane Autogas Vans in 2013

Pay-TV provider DISH Network Corp. announced at the NTEA's 2013 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis that it will roll out 200 ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas-fueled Ford E-250 cargo vans in its fleet in 2013. DISH said its new alt-fuel vans will support its residential and commercial customer service in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

Ranger Design Details New QuickShip Program at 2013 Work Truck Show

Ranger Design Inc. showed its latest products, and its new 24-hour QuickShip ordering program, at the 2013 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

RSC Bio Solutions and Radiator Speciality Company Form Exclusive Distribution Agreement With Sorbent Green, LLC

Radiator Specialty Company (RSC) announced it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Sorbent Green, LLC, makers of GreenSorb, an environmentally friendly absorbent that makes the management and disposal of fluid spills safe and easy.

Freightliner Launches Truck Equipment Manufacturers Support Program

Freightliner Trucks today introduced the Freightliner Frameworks Truck Equipment Manufacturers program at the 2013 NTEA Work Truck Show. This new initiative complements the company’s overall strategy to develop solutions for truck equipment manufacturers (TEM) that make the upfitting process as efficient as possible.

The 2014 Ram ProMaster. Photo courtesy Chrysler.

Chrysler Releases Pricing for Ram ProMaster Vans

Chrysler announced MSRP for its all-new 2014 Ram ProMaster Cutaway, Chassis Cab, and Cargo Van models. Chrysler’s Ram Commercial division said the ProMaster targets businesses of all sizes in many industries.

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