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Driver Safety Now Top Fleet Priority

According to a recent survey, the biggest concern for fleet managers is ensuring the safety of their drivers.

UQM to Provide Systems for Zenith All-Electric Shuttle Vans

After a year of competitive testing, Zenith Motors, LLC has selected UQM Technologies, Inc. to provide PowerPhase Pro 135 systems as the drivetrain in its all-electric shuttle vans.

TravelCenters of America to Offer Synthetic Blend Diesel Engine Oil

TravelCenters of America LLC announced that it is offering low-viscosity, 10W-30 synthetic blend diesel engine oil at all participating 24/7/365 TA Truck Service and Petro:Lube truck service facilities.

IDT Energy to Enter the Natural Gas Market

IDT Energy, Inc., a retail energy provider for the Northeast, announced plans to enter the natural gas vehicle (NGV) industry with the launch of its newly created entity, Evergreen Fleet Services.

The 6.2L V-8 engine is available in the 2014 GMC Sierra SLT and Denali models. This engine is also availble for the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. Photo courtesy GM.

GM Details 2014 GMC Sierra 6.2L V-8 Performance Spec Estimates

The 6.2L V-8 uses direct injection, active fuel management, and variable valve timing to improve power and efficiency, according to GM.

Mitsubishi Fuso Announces Its 2012 Dealer Awards

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA), has announced its 2012 North American Dealer of the Year awards.

In all, Ron Koosman has served Telelect product line customers for 47 years.

DUECO Inc. Announces Retirement of Long Time Western Region Leader

DUECO, Inc. a final-stage installer of Terex Utilities and Hi-Ranger bucket trucks, digger derricks, cranes, stringing and tension equipment, and utility trailers, announced the retirement of Ron Koosman, Vice President and long time leader of DUECO’s Western Region, effective May 31.

Bart Conry has been named Vice President of Group Fleet Sales for PALFINGER North America Group (PNAG).

PALFINGER North America Group Names New VP, Group Fleet Sales

Bart Conry has been named Vice President of Group Fleet Sales for PALFINGER North America Group (PNAG).

Register Now for Half off ALI Lift Inspector Certification Program Fee

Prospective participants in the new Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Lift Inspector Certification Program only have a few more months to take advantage of a half-price discount on registration.

PacLease, Kenworth Sales Co., & Blu LNG to Offer Rental Program for LNG-Fueled Trucks

Fleets operating along the I-84 and I-15 corridors from Las Vegas, through Utah, Idaho, and eastern Oregon can rent Kenworth trucks fueled by liquefied natural gas (LNG) through a new rental program available from PacLease, its local franchise – Kenworth Sales Company, and Blu LNG.

The 15,000 sq. ft. facility houses everything from traditional classrooms to 12 remanufacturing stations: six for manual transmissions and six for Allison automatics.

Inland Truck Parts Adds Dedicated Training Center

Inland Truck Parts recently added a 15,000 sq. ft. training center built in Olathe, Kan. The facility houses everything from traditional classrooms to 12 remanufacturing stations: six for manual transmissions and six for Allison automatics.

he processing system contains a digital model of the gear profile that is then used to stitch these images together and flatten out the gear teeth into a single 3D panoramic image that can easily be scanned to ensure the teeth are meshing correctly.

Ford Using 3D Imaging to Improve F-Series Quality

Ford engineers are using 3D mapping in what is believed to be the technology’s first application in the auto industry to better analyze rear axle parts of F-Series pickups during assembly, leading to a smoother, quieter ride for drivers of Ford trucks.

Navistar's International TerraStar 4x4.

Navistar Begins Shipping International TerraStar 4X4

Navistar, Inc. said it has started shipping its first International TerraStar 4x4 units. The company originally launched the International TerraStar in 2010 in a 4x2 configuration.

Ritchie Bros. to Sell More than 70 Trucks for Wal-Mart

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the world's largest industrial auctioneer, will sell more than 1,400 equipment items and trucks at an unreserved public auction in Chicago on May 30, 2013.

ICEE Company Adopts In-Vehicle Event Recorders Across Entire Fleet

ICEE operates 680 vehicles in its fleet, which consists of a mix of light- and medium-duty trucks and vans and is based on Ontario, Calif.

Chevrolet to Donate 2013 Silverado to Help in Oklahoma Tornado Victim Relief Efforts

The General Motors Foundation is pledging $50,000, and Chevrolet is donating a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup to Forgotten Harvest to assist with the organization's "Help 4 Oklahoma" campaign.

Rush Enterprises Founder Retires

Rush Enterprises, Inc. announced that W. Marvin Rush is retiring from his position as chairman of the board of the company.

New FMCSA Hours-of-Service Enforcement Set for July 1

A 2011 law revising the federal hours-of-service requirements for commercial truck drivers in the U.S. will be enforced starting July 1.

On the left, Guy Landry (l), GloboCam Rive-Sud receives the Canada Dealer of the Year Award from Todd Bloom, MFTA CEO. On the right, Bloom presents the Western Region Dealer of the Year Award to John Kunde (l), Diamond Mitsubishi Fuso. Not shown: Frank Messina, Messina Truck Center, Tampa, FL

Mitsubishi Fuso Announces 2012 Dealer Awards

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA), Logan Township, NJ, announced its 2012 North American Dealer of the Year awards.

Cummins Introduces its 2013 Engine Lineup for the Refuse Market

Cummins Inc. has announced its 2013 engine lineup for refuse vehicles. Cummins is offering customers a complete range of both clean diesel and natural gas engines designed for optimal performance in refuse applications, according to the company.

The Peterbilt Model 320 features an all-new, ergonomic interior.

Peterbilt Unveils All-New Interior for the Low-Cab Forward Model 320

Peterbilt Motors Company has unveiled its all-new Model 320 interior. The new ProBilt interior features ergonomic improvements, system enhancements and improved overall visibility for maximum operator efficiency and comfort, according to the company,

The Chevrolet City Express will be produced by Nissan for the U.S. and Canadian markets.

GM to Source Small Cargo Van from Nissan to U.S. & Canada

General Motors Co. (GM) and Nissan announced the companies have signed an agreement for Nissan to produce a small cargo vehicle that GM will sell in the United States and Canada.

Penske Opens New Truck Rental, Leasing & Maintenance Facility in Phoenix

Penske Truck Leasing held a grand opening event in Phoenix May 21 to introduce a new state-of-the-art facility.

U.S. a Leader in Clean Diesel Technology Exports

The Diesel Technology Forum highlighted the importance of diesel engines, fuels, and equipment in global commerce and international trade during World Trade Week.

This event marked the first time Birmingham has hosted the regional event. The Southeastern workshop is the first of five regional meetings scheduled around the country this year.

Birmingham Hosts National Clean Truck Event

A workshop at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum offered fleet managers a chance to learn more about work trucks that use clean fuels and technologies – and to ride in or drive 20 of them.

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