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Mitchell 1 Updates Web-Based Truck Repair Programs

Mitchell 1, a Snap-on Company, has completed updates to its suite of Web-based software programs for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Photo of Mary Barra courtesy of GM.

GM Names Mary Barra CEO

General Motors has elevated Mary Barra as its new CEO to replace Dan Akerson, making her the first female to head a global automotive manufacturer.

<i>Updated:</i> Three Separate Utility Truck Accidents Result in Fatalities, Severe Injuries

In three separate accidents across the U.S. last month, utility vehicles were involved in driver-related accidents. Read some of the latest updates to these stories, two of which resulted in fatalities.

(Left) Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of GM Fleet &amp;amp; Commercial Sales received the Truck of the Year award from Robert Brown Jr., great lakes sales manager for AF.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Named 2013 Fleet Truck of the Year

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, which features all-new engines, a new cab layout, and is built with numerous work friendly features was named the 2013 Fleet Truck of the Year.

Photo of 2012-MY Frontier courtesy of Nissan.

Pickup, SUV Auction Values Strongest In Nov.

Compact pickups and compact SUVs retained the most value in remarketing sales during November, according to a Black Book report released Monday.

John Ruppert (left) and Fritz Ahadi.

Ford's John Ruppert to Head Commercial Truck Division

Ford Motor Co. has tapped John Ruppert, its top fleet executive, to head up its commercial truck division, a Ford spokesman told Automotive Fleet on Monday.

WMECo Facility Closures Spark Concerns Regarding Response Times

Despite statements from the utility that its services and emergency response protocols will not change, Western Massachusetts Electric Co.’s (WMECo) plans to close its Greenfield service center depot have raised concerns from first responders and local union officials about the impact on the utility's response times.

XRS Awarded Mobile Technology Award

XRS Corporation, a mobile trucking intelligence company, was awarded the top prize in the Mobile Technologies category for the 2013 Tekne Awards.


Yokohama Adds Top-Level Execs

Takayuki Hamaya, chief operating officer at Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC), announced the addition of two top-level executives: Naoki “Nick” Takeda, executive vice president and chief financial officer; and Taketoshi Morita, vice president, OE business.

2013 Dodge Ram 1500

Chrysler Recalling 5,663 2013-MY Vehicles

The recall is limited to certain Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Ram 1500 models, 4,194 of which are in the U.S.

DC Water Sees Efficiency Improvements, Cost Savings through Software

The District of Columbia Water & Sewer Authority (DC Water) has been able to increase turnaround times and technician productivity, reduce downtime, and gain tighter control over departmental expenses by using a more advanced system to measure fleet operations.

Diesel Sees 3.9-Cent Uptick

Diesel fuel prices rose 3.9 cents to $3.88 per gallon on average for the week ending Dec. 2. Diesel is now 14.4 cents lower than it was a year ago, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Research: Diesel Truck Engines Emissions Cleaner Than Expected

A new study highlights the robust low-emissions performance of the new generation of clean diesel technology manufactured starting in 2010.

The Sprinter 4X4 has been put to the test in the Swiss Alps.

Mercedes-Benz Introduces Sprinter 4x4 In Europe

As a crewbus or minibus the Sprinter 4x4 is able to transport hotel guests to snow-covered resorts in the Alps, but it can also deliver below the mountains as well.

PHH Arval Sets Up Driver Safety Academy

The Center for Transportation Safety, a PHH Arval Company and a provider of driver training solutions and fleet risk management, is now offering its curriculum to the public through its CTS Driving Academy in Colorado.

Love&#39;s has opened a new fueling facility in Ohio, it&#39;s eigth in the state.

Love's Opens Ohio Travel Stop

Love’s Travel Stops has opened a new travel stop in Dayton, Ohio, on I-75, at 2217 S. Edwin C Moses Blvd., expanding its presence in the Buckeye State.

A national bakery company has placed the first orders for the AMP/Workhorse E-100.

Bakery Fleet Orders AMP Electric Vans

AMP Holding, Inc. has announced that its AMP Trucks subsidiary has received an initial purchase order for Workhorse E-100 Walk-In Vans from a national bakery company.

Photo courtesy of PSNH.<br />Public Service of New Hampshire, a Northeast Utilities company, is New Hampshire&#39;s largest electric utility, transmitting and delivering electricity to more than 500,000 homes and businesses in 211 cities and towns.

PSNH Providing Support for Electric Vehicle Technology

Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) has a new information center available to help customers understand electric vehicle technology and provide an opportunity to ask questions.

PSEG to Provide Green Energy For Super Bowl XLVIII

For every megawatt hour of electricity used to power the event, PSEG will purchase and retire one renewable energy credit (REC) on behalf of Super Bowl XLVIII.

Pictured l-r are: Derek Whaley, Don Manfredi, Joe Rudolph, and Steve Whaley. Photos courtesy of Roush.

ROUSH CleanTech Doubles Sales Team for Propane Autogas Vehicles

Five recently hired business development executives increase ROUSH CleanTech’s staff to 80, up from six in 2010.

Westport and Clean Energy Team Up to Offer No-Cost CNG

The offer is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and once fleets are awarded the cards, they will have until Dec. 31, 2015 to use them up.

Jasper's Purchase of Weller Truck Parts on Track

John Weller of Weller Truck Parts, and Zach Bawel, president of Jasper Engine and Transmission Exchange announced a letter of intent to purchase Weller Truck Parts has been signed by all parties.

The Freightliner Trucks severe duty line features tough trucks that are dependable, efficient and built to withstand the most challenging of vocational applications.

Freightliner Offers Twin-Steer Kits for Severe-Duty Models

Freightliner Trucks today announced that it is now offering twin steer chassis prep kits for its 114SD and 122SD truck models.

Motor Trend has selected the Ram 1500 as its 2014 Truck of the Year.

Ram 1500 Named Motor Trend 2014 Truck of the Year

The judges called out the performance of the Ram 1500’s all-new EcoDiesel V-6 engine as well as its 8-speed TorqueFlite transmission, a combination that boasts a towing capacity of up to 9,200 pounds.

Peterbilt Technician Institute Launches

Peterbilt Motors Company has teamed with Universal Technical Institute (UTI) to create the Peterbilt Technician Institute program, an exclusive curriculum focused on comprehensive service technician training.


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