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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.

DIAZ

Diaz Moves from Ram Truck to Nissan

Nissan announced that Fred Diaz has been named to the newly formed position of divisional vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing, Nissan U.S. He was previously president and CEO of Ram Truck Brand.

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Navistar Names New Chief Operating Officer

Navistar International Corporation announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Jack Allen as executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective immediately.

ARI Invests in New Call Center Technology

ARI, a global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, announced that it has made a significant investment into its call centers, introducing a system that will speed call time and enhance the overall caller experience.

VAN STEENBURG

FMCSA Chief Safety Officer to speak at THE ZONE 2013 Transportation Conference

Jack Van Steenburg, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Chief Safety Officer and Assistant Administrator is the newest addition to the speaking line up for Zonar’s annual transportation conference, The Zone taking place May 14-16 in San Antonio.

The new transmissions, to be built in both front- and rear-wheel-drive variants, will improve vehicle performance and increase fuel economy.

Ford and GM to Jointly Develop Advanced Nine- and 10-Speed Automatic Transmissions

Ford Motor Company and General Motors Corporation have signed an agreement under which both companies will jointly develop an all-new generation of advanced-technology nine- and 10-speed automatic transmissions for crossovers, SUVs, trucks, and cars.

ROUSH CleanTech Announces Production Timing for Ford F-650 Propane Autogas Fuel Systems

The propane industry, food and beverage distributors, logistics companies, tree servicing companies, and public utilities are just a few examples of fleets to benefit from the ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas powered Ford F-650 chassis cab fuel system.

GM’s Reuss Says Company Will Bring All-New Mid-size Pickup Trucks to Market in 2014

General Motors plans to bring all-new mid-size pickup trucks to the U.S. market in 2014, according to statements made by GM North America President Mark Reuss at the Dawda Mann Automotive Industry Breakfast at the SAE World Congress in Detroit, as reported by The Detroit News, USA Today, and other media outlets.

AMP Completes Durability Testing of Electric Step Van

AMP said Transportation Research Center, an independent testing facility in East Liberty, Ohio, drove the vehicle 4,000 miles from February through part of April.

Enter for Your Chance to Win a New Ford Truck for Your Business

Enter for your chance to win a 2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty Pickup for your business by participating in the Tough Truck Challenge.

Chad Calvello, Strategic Accounts Sales Manager for Auto Truck Group. Photo courtesy Auto Truck Group.

Auto Truck Group Names Calvello as New Strategic Account Sales Manager

Auto Truck Group stated that in this new role Calvello will be responsible for the management and development of existing accounts and for establishing relationships with potential customers.

ARI Introduces Enhanced ARI insights Fleet Management System

ARI, a global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, announced the introduction of a faster, more efficient ARI insights web-based and mobile fleet management system.

Bi-Fuel CNG System Introduced for Isuzu and GM Delivery Vehicles

Nat G CNG Solutions based in Houston, Texas, announced that it is introducing its new DuraDrive bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) System from AGA Systems into Texas and Louisiana.

California's HVIP Program Designates $12 Million for Green Fleet Programs

Funding is now available in California through the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) that can help fleets in the Golden State go green.

Fairfield Inn & Suites' "Some Like It Hot" food truck.

Fairfield Inn & Suites' Some Like it Hot Food Truck Serves 2,500 Travelers

To celebrate its new hot breakfast program, Fairfield Inn & Suites parked its one-day only “Some Like It Hot” food truck at New York’s Penn Station, and dished out thousands of morning meals to some of the country’s busiest business travelers.

GreenRoad Adds Advanced Tracking Data to Driver Performance Insights

GreenRoad announced the integration of GreenRoad Advanced Tracking, powered by GPS Insight. With the availability of GreenRoad Advanced Tracking, GreenRoad adds fleet management capabilities to its driver performance and safety solution.

CULBERTSON

Truck Works Inc. Hires National Distribution Manager

Phoenix-based Truck Works, Inc. (TWI) has hired industry veteran Steven Culbertson as its new National Distribution Manager.

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GMC and Chevrolet Announce 2014 Crew Cab Bi-Fuel Pickup

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD and GMC Sierra 2500 HD bi-fuel pickup trucks will be available in the crew cab configuration to fleet and retail customers.

Topic for Truck Track at Fleet Safety Conference Announced

The 2013 Fleet Safety Conference, scheduled June 25-27, announces an all-new truck track.

Reading and Monroe Enter Strategic Partnership

Reading Truck Body, LLC, and Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc. have entered into a strategic partnership that will provide an expanded portfolio of products and services to the industry.

For 2013 industry-exclusive beadlock-capable wheels were added to help increase grip in low-traction conditions, along with high-intensity discharge headlamps for improved visibility.

Ford Announces New 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition

Going on sale in fall, Ford revealed the 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Special edition, with interior and exterior upgrades.





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