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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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PALFINGER Names New VP of Operations

Danny Anthony has been named to fill position of VP of operations, effective June 3, 2013.

Steve McQueen's Baja 1000 pickup truck, going to auction in late July 2013.

Steve McQueen's Baja 1000 Pickup to be Auctioned

The historically significant 1969 pickup truck once owned by actor Steve McQueen, brought to life by designer and motoring visionary Vic Hickey, is going to auction through Mecum Auctions, July 26-27.

The Michelin X One Line Energy D tire is directional and uses matrix siping for optimized traction and even wear.

Michelin Launches New Wide-Based Tire & Retread

The Michelin Americas Truck Tires division of Michelin North America Inc. launched the Michelin X One Line Energy D tire and Pre-Mold retread.

Pioneer Offers Installation Facilities and Mobile Repair Service

Pioneer, a Wastequip brand, now offers mobile repair and installation centers for tarping systems.

The H 3000 features parallel-hybrid architecture that supplies blended power from a conventional diesel engine with an Allison automatic transmission, a powerful electric motor with a regenerative braking kinetic energy recovery system, and stored energy from batteries.

PG&E, Allison Transmission & Peterbilt Partner on Material Handler Truck

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Allison Transmission, and Peterbilt premiered the first utility material handler truck equipped with the new Allison hybrid H 3000 system for commercial trucks at the Electric Utility Fleet Manager Conference (EUFMC) vehicle expo.

CVSA Roadcheck Currently Taking Place

Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial vehicles in the world, with approximately 14 trucks or buses being inspected, on average, every minute from Canada to Mexico during a 72-hour period in early June.

Terex Advocates New Work Zone Capacity Comparison for Digger Derricks

Terex's Work Zone Capacity highlights the ability of a digger derrick to perform the tasks that these trucks are built for — digging holes and setting poles.

Registration Live for Global Fleet Management Conference Phoenix

Managers from the world’s largest multi-national commercial fleets who have global and/or regional fleet responsibilities will gather at the conference this fall for dedicated training, networking, and education.

ARI Honors the 2012 Auction of the Year Award Winners

ARI, a global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, hosted a celebration recognizing and honoring the 2012 Regional Auction of the Year award winners on May 17.

The 2014 GMC Sierra offers an enhanced trailering package.

GMC Sierra's Trailering Tech Enhances Safety & Performance

The all-new 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 offers the majority of its customers a full suite of trailering technologies that aid everything from acceleration to safety and braking, according to the automaker.

Navistar's Osborne to Lead Global Quality

Navistar International Corporation announced it has appointed Bill Osborne as senior vice president of global quality.

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