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The International TerraStar 4x4. Photo courtesy Navistar.

Navistar Shows New International TerraStar 4x4 at 2013 NTEA Work Truck Show

Navistar unveiled its new TerraStar 4x4 medium-duty work truck, which the company said is a 4x4 version of its original 4x2 TerraStar launched in 2010.

FleetLocate Trailer and Asset Intelligence Adds CDMA Technology

Spireon has added another dimension to its already existing GSM technology powering their FleetLocate Trailer and Asset Management Solution. The company has introduced their next-generation CDMA technology that gives trailer tracking customers additional reliability and coverage across the country.

Photo by Joanne Tucker.

Isuzu N-Series Named Work Truck’s 2013 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

The N-Series from Isuzu Commercial Truck of America (ICTA) was named Work Truck Magazine’s 2013 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year at the 2013 NTEA Work Truck Show, held in Indianapolis March 6-8. Twelve vehicles were included in an online ballot and voted on by professional fleet managers.

Allison Unveils Fully Automatic Parallel Hybrid System for Commercial Vehicles

The company said this fully automatic parallel hybrid system system is for medium- and heavy-duty trucks for refuse, utility, and shuttle fleet applications. Allison said it expects to begin production of this system later this year.

Westport to Offer Bi-Fuel System Compatible Knapheide Service Bodies for F-250 and F-350 Trucks

Westport Innovations Inc. has partnered with Knapheide to offer custom vehicle bodies for Ford F-250 and F-350 pickup trucks, with box deletes, that are powered by Westport’s WiNG bi-fuel natural gas fuel system.

Tulsa’s APSCO Awarded Patent for Pneumatic Cylinder Technology

Air Power Systems Company (APSCO, Inc.) has received a U.S patent for its design of a pneumatic cylinder used to control pump valves on dump trucks.

Venchurs CNG Partners With Knapheide to Offer CNG Compatible Service Bodies and Upfitting Solutions

Venchurs has partnered with Knapheide, which will allow Venchurs to offer service bodies and other types of upfitting services for Ford F-250 and F-350 pickup trucks in addition to the CNG conversion that Venchurs already offers.

Hino Trucks Launches Mobile App

Hino Trucks announces the release of their first mobile application designed to provide customers with personalized access to Hino’s nationwide dealer network.

Auto Truck’s Guy Chollet Speaking at The Work Truck Show

Auto Truck Group, announced that Guy Chollet, Engineering Manager for Auto Truck, will present “Taking Advantage of Multiplexing” together with Bryan Howard, Vocational Sales Manager for Freightliner Trucks on March 7 from 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. as part of The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

The Ford Transit chassis cab.

Ford Reveals Transit Van Chassis Cab and Cutaway Models

The Transit chassis cab and cutaway models will come in three wheelbases, including, 138, 156, or 178 inches, and gross vehicle weight ratings ranging from 9,000 lbs. to 10,360 lbs.

Volvo Group Invests in DriveCam, Inc.

DriveCam, Inc. today announced that Volvo Group Venture Capital, a subsidiary to the Volvo Group, has made a strategic investment in DriveCam, a global driver risk management company.

DISH to Display New ROUSH Ford E-250 Cargo Van at NTEA

DISH recently announced the deployment of 200 ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas-powered Ford E-250 cargo vans that will be used by technicians as they provide service to residential and commercial customers.

Auto Crane's innovative product line has specialized in "back-saving"service cranes for the energy, mining, and construction industries.

Auto Crane Marks 55th Anniversary

Auto Crane is celebrating a milestone. It has been 55 years since the company’s invention of the original field service crane, and with it, the birth of a new industry.

The Reading Group Consolidates its Operations

The Reading Group, LLC, a provider of service truck equipment, will enhance its distribution operations to better serve a growing national customer base.

Bi-Fuel WiNG System for Ford F-450 and F-550 Models Available for Order April 1

Westport Innovations Inc., a provider of natural gas engines, announced that its Westport WiNG Power System, a compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel system, will be available for order on the Ford F-450 and F-550 Super Duty Chassis Cab trucks starting April 1, 2013.

The PSI 8.8L natural gas engine with Quantum's CNG fuel system.

Quantum to Unveil 8.8L Engine at NTEA

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.announced that it will showcase a new Power Solutions International (PSI) 8.8L natural gas engine with Quantum's compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system at the 2013 NTEA Work Truck Show.

The Reading Group Continues Resurgence with Key New Hires

The Reading Group, LLC, a leading provider of high quality vocational truck equipment, is pleased to announce several key additions to its executive team.

The Denver Branch is represented by(pictured left to right): Ben Schriever, Dave Bucholz, JASPER Regional Vice President Ken Williamson, Rodney Brewster and Branch Manager Ross Fawcett

Jasper Engines & Transmissions Denver Branch Takes Top Award

The Denver, Colorado, branch of Jasper Engines & Transmissions took home the President’s Award for 2012 at the company’s annual sales banquet January 29.

KIOTI Tractor's MECHRON 2200 UTV and DK50SE hard at work.

KIOTI Tractor Spotlights Joe Signs’ Power Equipment as Standout Dealer

If there is one thing Joe Signs’ Power Equipment knows about, its tractors. After researching a wide range of tractor brands and speaking with several dealers, Joe Signs’ Power Equipment chose to take on the full line of KIOTI tractors and UTVs.

PlastiKote Joins PBEPRO

PlastiKote has joined PBEPRO, the one-stop source for paint, body, and equipment information.

Strattec Updates BOLTLOCK.com Website

STRATTEC Security Corporation has updated its BOLT website with a new design, a vehicle match database, and a distributor site.

Learn How to 'Just Do More' with ARI’s Latest Technology Offerings at the 2013 Work Truck Show

ARI, a leading global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, announced its upcoming participation at The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, March 6-8, 2013, which is held in conjunction with the annual NTEA Convention.

Don't Miss Westport's Natural Gas Event March 19

Learn why the range of natural gas vehicle (NGV) options — from pickup trucks to locomotives — and benefits are greater than ever before for customers and suppliers.

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Mutsumi Miwa Rejoins Mitsubishi Fuso Truck as CFO

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) announced that Mutsumi Miwa is returning to its U.S. headquarters as chief financial officer.

Hino’s COE 195h hybrid truck was part of the 2013 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo’s Biodiesel Vehicle Showcase, and also participate in a general session OEM panel entitled, “The Future is Unwritten: Energy Policy, Diesel Technology, and B-20,” as well as the technical session discussing “Biodiesel Engines of Today and the Future – Development of Super High Efficiency Diesel Engines.” (Photo: Lauren Fletcher)

Hino Trucks Honored for Supporting Use of B-20

The National Biodiesel Board presented the 2012 “Eye on Biodiesel Impact Award” to Hino Trucks for serving as a “trailblazer” among manufacturers, as well as among hybrid truck manufacturers, in supporting the use of B-20 biodiesel blends.

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The Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS), commonly referred to as Cash for Clunkers, was a new federal program that gave car buyers up to $4,500 towards a new, more environmentally friendly vehicle when they traded in their old gas guzzling cars or trucks.

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