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Last Chance: Submit 2014 Fleet Safety Conference Session Ideas by Jan. 31

Those wishing to make presentations at the conference, scheduled for July 22-23 in Schaumburg, Ill., have until Jan. 31 to submit their topic idea and abstract for consideration as an educational session.

Rush Enterprises, Inc. Adds to Board of Directors

Rush Enterprises, Inc., has appointed Raymond Chess to serve on its Board of Directors.

Utility Crews Commended for Holiday Storm Restoration

The recent ice storm that swept across Maine and Michigan the week before Christmas may have done some damage, but it also appears to have had a positive impact: appreciation for the utility crews who worked tirelessly through the holidays to restore services for their customers.

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Union Leasing Acquires Express 4x4 Rental

Fleet management company Union Leasing has acquired Express 4x4 Truck and its fleet of pickup trucks in a deal where terms were not disclosed.

Mitsubishi Fuso Canter FE

Mitsubishi Announces 1.7% APR Financing

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. has announced that, effective Jan. 1, 2014, any new 2012-2014 model-year Canter FE Series medium-duty work truck will be available for purchase by qualified buyers at 1.7 percent APR financing rate for 36 months.

Photo of 2014 Ram ProMaster courtesy of Chrysler.

Ram ProMaster Van Sales Strong In Dec.

Chrysler's Ram ProMaster full-size van saw strong demand since its introduction in October, the automaker reported in its year-end sales.

GM: Retail Outpaced Fleet Sales In 2013

General Motors Corp. sold 10.8% more retail vehicles and 2.5% more fleet vehicles in 2013 than in the prior year among the 2.8 million vehicles sold in the U.S., the automaker announced Friday.

Empire District Employees Recognized by National Safety Council

Representatives from the National Safety Council of the Ozarks were on hand Jan. 3 to make a special presentation in recognition of the achievement of 1 million hours worked without a lost-time injury.

Useful Articles for Utility & Telecom Fleet Managers

Catch up on some useful articles from our fleet magazines over the last year to help you better manage your fleet in 2014.

Top 10 Utility Fleet News Stories in 2013

After formally launching this Utility Fleet eNews this last summer, here are some of the top-read stories from 2013.

Photo: Evan Lockridge

70 MPH Speed Limit Taking Effect in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Tollway have announced the locations where Interstate speed limits will increase from 65 to 70 miles-per-hour following a new law that took effect the first of 2014.

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Auto Truck Group Names 3 Executive Appointments

Auto Truck Group has announced a new VP of Operations; VP of IT, Finance, and Administration; and HR Manager.

PassTime Announces Fleet Division

PassTime, a telematics and Automated Collection Technology solutions company, launched a fleet division and has selected Geotab’s fleet management technology as the major foundation of its solution portfolio.

Highway Equipment Co. Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Highway Equipment Company (HECO), the manufacturer of Hi-Way road maintenance equipment and New Leader crop nutrient applicators, celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2014.

Navistar Reports Net 4Q Loss of $154 Million

Navistar International Corporation has announced a fourth quarter 2013 net loss of $154 million, or $1.91 per diluted share, compared to a fourth quarter 2012 net loss of $2.8 billion, or $40.13 per diluted share.

Hankook Gives Winter Tire Safety Tips

With frigid, snowy weather gripping most of the Midwest and Northeast, Hankook is offering tips to stay safe and on the road during the most severe winter weather.

2013 Escape photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Predicts It Will Lead U.S. Sales for '13

The automaker is reporting a 15% increase in retail sales compared to 2012, when it outsold Toyota by 329,677 vehicles in the U.S. Through November, Ford held a lead over Toyota of 396,041 vehicles sold.

Detroit Diesel Gets New Year's Name Change

Daimler Trucks North America has renamed its Detroit Diesel brand of products to better encompass a new powertrain-related component line as well as its well-known family of Detroit engines equipped with BlueTec emissions technology, according to the company.

Republic Services has added 79 CNG-powered trucks to its Indianapolis refuse fleet.

Indianapolis Truck Fleet Switches to CNG

Republic Services, Inc. has announced the deployment of 79 compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste and recycling trucks that are now serving customers throughout greater Indianapolis.

Supreme Industries to Divest Shuttle-Bus Business

Supreme Industries, Inc., manufacturer of specialized commercial vehicles including truck bodies, trolleys, armored and specialty vehicles, announced that it intends to divest its shuttle-bus business.

Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference: June 1-4, 2014

The 61st annual Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference will be held June 1-4, 2014 at the Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center in Williamsburg, Va.

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander (SOURCE: IIHS)

Mitsubishi Outlander SUV Earns Highest Safety Rating

The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander was named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) "Top Safety Pick+" and the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport designated the only IIHS "Top Safety Pick" model in the Small SUV category.

U.S. Xpress Partners with Truck-Lite

Truck-lite Co., LLC, a heavy-duty lighting and visibility systems manufacturer, announced that U.S. Xpress Enterprises will make Truck-Lite's new custom LED headlight its factory standard for forward lighting on its fleet's 2014 Freightliner Cascadia truck.

Western Star 4700 (PHOTO: Daimler Trucks)

Daimler Trucks on Track for Best Year Since 2006

Daimler Trucks is set to reach its sales target for 2013 and deliver more trucks than in any year since 2006.

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