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Venco/Venturo Manufacturing Hire New Territory Manager

Venco/Venturo announce the hire of Steve Overby as Territory Manager. He will be charged with carrying Venco/Venturo’s “Rugged, Reliable, Real” brand and developing relationships into new and existing markets nationwide.

Shell Launches Fuel Card for Fleets With 80-Plus Vehicles

Shell, one of the largest fuel card providers in the world, launched the Shell Fleet Navigator Card, a highly flexible fuel card for large fleets.

Photo courtesy of PG&amp;amp;E Currents.PG&amp;amp;E&#39;s new mobile gas detection system, called the Picarro Surveyor, is &quot;1,000 times more sensitive than traditional gas leak detection equipment,&quot; according to the utility company.

PG&E’s Mobile Surveyor Improves Gas Leak Detection

By installing new gas leak surveyors onto several fleet vehicles, PG&E is able to reduce safety risks for its crew members and its natural gas pipelines, while increasing efficiency and accuracy in detecting gas leaks.

Reported Fatalities Related to Aerial Work Platforms Up 65%

Findings from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) reveal that 28 fatalities worldwide involving aerial work platforms were reported in the first half of 2013.

The company currently operates 77 ROUSH CleanTech Ford E-250 propane autogas vans and will increase that number over the next year. (Photo courtesy of DIRECTV)

DIRECTV Details Plans to Expand Propane Fleet in 2014

The company currently operates 77 ROUSH CleanTech Ford E-250 propane autogas vans and will increase that number over the next year. Low cost and accessibility of fuel; vehicle return on investment; and accessibility to high occupancy vehicle lanes are just a few of the reasons why.

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2014-MY Ford F-150 STX SuperCrew Offers New Options

The 2014-MY Ford F-150 STX SuperCrew is designed to meet fleet needs with room to transport materials and crews to job sites.

GMC Introduces Trailering App

GMC has launched a new trailering guide app available at the iTunes store. The free app is designed to give GMC truck users a better understanding of trailering techniques and capabilities.

Maryland Program Launched to Provide Fuel During Natural Disasters and Power Outages

A newly-launched energy resiliency program in Maryland will play a major role in ensuring that drivers in the state will have access to gasoline, diesel, propane, and kerosene for transportation and generators during major disasters and power outages.

Life Cycle Analysis Tool Added to ARI Insights

ARI, a leading global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, has reintroduced its Life Cycle Analysis tool within its ARI insights web-based and mobile fleet management system.

Green Fleet Conference Adds Panel on Truck Maker Green Truck Plans

The Green Fleet Conference, Oct. 1-2 in Phoenix, has added a panel discussion of truck maker representatives to discuss what they're doing to meet greenhouse gas/fuel economy regulations for 2014 and beyond, the current and future status of alternative fuels, hybrid/electric and more.

First Utility in New Jersey to Use Local Electrical Union

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) announced it is the first utility in New Jersey to partner with a local electrical trade union to provide damage assessment and public safety resources to help speed the service restoration process following a severe storm or other major event.

King Arthur Flour Opens Solar-Powered EV Charging Station

Norwich, VT - King Arthur Flour and Green Mountain Power (GMP) have completed a solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station at King Arthur Flour’s flagship campus location.

CenterPoint Energy currently operates 1,332 alternative-fuel models in its 4,885-unit fleet. (Photo courtesy of CenterPoint Energy)

CenterPoint Energy Commits to Greener Operations with New CNG Additions

Natural gas is taking center stage this year in CenterPoint Energy’s fleet, as the utility has placed much emphasis on even more compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles and infrastructure.

Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas Take Top Safety Honors

Recognized by the Southeastern Electric Exchange (SEE), Tampa Electric achieved the lowest incidence rating for two consecutive quarters and was given first-place ranking for the company's first time.

Digital Brochure Available for Global Fleet Management Conference Phoenix

The digital brochure features an overview of the conference, details on speakers, an overview of the complete conference schedule, and information on registration, hotels and travel, and networking opportunities.

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Buyers Products Company Adds National Sales Manager, Lighting Division

Buyers Products announces the addition of Ryan Eichhorn to its sales group.

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RSC Bio Solutions Names New Technology VP

RSC Bio Solutions, a manufacturer of readily biodegradable lubricants and cleaners, has added Bernie Roell as vice president of technology.

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XL Hybrids Hires Sandler as VP of Sales

XL Hybrids, Inc., developer of a low-cost hybrid electric powertrain designed for Class 1-3 commercial fleet use, announced that Jay Sandler has joined the company to lead its North American sales team.

Crossovers, Pickup Trucks Lift August Sales Nearly 14%

Does the recent U.S. Court of Appeals ruling on HOS impact you? Stay informed and stay compliant. Ryder offers fleet managers updated FAQs and an info-packed free HOS webinar.

PEAK Survey Finds DEF's Impact on Fuel Economy a Top Concern

As Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) has become a mandatory commodity for all fleet managers running 2010 EPA-compliant engines, many still have questions about how it impacts day-to-day operations.

Cooper Expands Light Truck Portfolio with New Commercial Highway Discoverer HT3 Tire

Cooper Tire is expanding its Discoverer line of light truck premium products with a new addition – the Discoverer HT3.

 Nissan&#39;s global leadership of the zero-emission passenger car market will be matched in the LCV market when sales of an all-electric version of the award winning compact NV200 - e-NV200 - start in 2014.

Nissan Targets Light Commercial Vehicle Leadership Position by 2016

Nissan Motor Company is on track to become the world's leading manufacturer of light commercial vehicles (LCV) by fiscal year (FY) 2016.

For even more choices and inspiration, customers now have the ability to tap into more than 5 million images from the library of Getty Images, a world leader in stock photos. Customers also can upload their own pictures.

Ford Helps Businesses Design 'Billboard on Wheels'

Entrepreneurs and businesses that want to develop the ultimate “billboard on wheels” now have access to Ford’s redesigned custom vehicle graphics site.

Quantum parked in front of the University of Michigan&amp;rsquo;s Law Quad. Photo Credit: Diane Thach

University of Michigan Solar Car Team to Exhibit Innovative ‘Quantum’ EV at 2013 Green Fleet Conference

This national champion vehicle, which uses the same amount of energy as a household hair-dryer, is part of a project that began in 1990.

Morgan Maximizer van body on a Mitsubishi Fuso Canter FE160

Mitsubishi Fuso Canter LCOE Now Offers Morgan Maximizer Body

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) has announced that it has partnered with Morgan Corporation to make Morgan’s Maximizer step-in body available on its full line of Canter FE Series cabover work trucks.

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