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Zep to Acquire Vehicle Care Division of Ecolab

ATLANTA – Zep Inc., a producer and marketer of a wide range of cleaning and maintenance solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase all of the assets of Ecolab Vehicle Care, a division of Ecolab Inc.,

Peterbilt Sets Record Production Levels for Model 320

DENTON, TEXAS – Peterbilt Motors Company has set a company production record for its popular Model 320.

A Go Natural technician converts an F-150 XLT to bi-fuel CNG during the recent Green Fleet Conference & Expo.--Photo by: Chris Wolski, Work Truck magazine

Go Natural Converts F-150 to Bi-Fuel CNG in Record Time

WOODS CROSS, UT – With a Go Natural conversion kit and two technicians working together, a 2010 5.4L F150 XLT pick-up truck was converted to run on CNG and gasoline (bi-fuel) in just under 2 hours and 15 minutes during the recent Green Fleet Conference & Expo in Schaumburg, Ill.

A MAN Metropolis featuring a Phoenix Drives PD550-dual inverter.

Phoenix Drives Used in MAN Metropolis Hybrid Concept Truck

FARGO, ND – The Phoenix Drives PD550-dual inverter is the main power electronics module used in the MAN Metropolis, which will be on display at the eCarTec International Fair for Electric- and Hybrid-Mobility held 23-25 October 2012 in Munich, Germany.

Ford engineers have raised conventional towing capacity to 18,500 lbs. and improved payload capability to 7,260 lbs.

2013 Ford F-Series Boosts Towing and Payload Capacities

DEARBORN – Ford has strengthened the F-Series lineup for 2013, raising the bar for Super Duty towing, hauling, and braking, according to the automaker.

Navistar Appoints John Pope to Board of Directors

LISLE, IL - Navistar International Corporation announced John Pope, chairman of PFI Group, LLC, a financial management firm, has been appointed to the company's Board of Directors.

Love’s Opens First 'Fast Fill' CNG Facility for Heavy-Duty Trucks

OKLAHOMA CITY - Love’s Travel Stops announced the opening of its first compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel facility designed for rapid fueling of heavy-duty trucks.

Jeff Foxworthy Named Keynote Entertainer for The Work Truck Show 2013

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Jeff Foxworthy, the largest-selling comedy-recording artist in history, will serve as the keynote entertainer at The Work Truck Show 2013.

KIOTI Tractor Launches Winter Retail Programs

WENDELL, NC – KIOTI Tractor, a Division of Daedong-USA, Inc., announced the launch of four new Winter Retail Programs aimed at helping customers equip their tractors for year-round use.

Two Continental Retreads Verified by SmartWay

FORT MILL, SC - Continental Tire the Americas, LLC’s Commercial Vehicle Tire Business Unit received word that two of its ContiTreads were part of the first round of retread tire products verified for low rolling resistance in the program’s history.

Industry Leader Beaty Joins CALSTART as Vice President

PASADENA, CA – CALSTART announced today that Kevin Beaty is joining its team as a vice president and director of its highly successful high-efficiency truck program.

Diesel Prices Hit Four-year High

WASHINGTON - Diesel prices have hit their highest level since September 2008. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported on Monday that the national average price for a gallon of diesel is $4.15, up 5.6 cents a gallon from last week, and 34.9 cents from one year ago.

2013 GL-Class

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Named Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year

MONTVALE, NJ - The all-new, second-generation Mercedes-Benz GL-Class sport utility has won the 2013 Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year award.

Colorado Mountain Express Offers a Cleaner Option with ROUSH CleanTech Propane Autogas Technology

VAIL, CO - Colorado Mountain Express (CME), a year-round ground transportation provider for mountain visitors, is offering customers a greener ride to some of Colorado’s most breathtaking destinations aboard ROUSH CleanTech shuttle vans fueled by propane autogas.

1937 Chevrolet GC Series AAA 10,245-mile test

Chevrolet Trucks Celebrates 95 Years

DETROIT – It started with a simple idea – a few car chassis fitted with hand-built beds to help carry materials around a booming car factory. Before long, millions of Chevrolet pickups were woven into the fabric of a fast-growing country.

TomTom Business Solutions expands WEBFLEET Reporting Capabilities

CONCORD, MA - The new reporting features include a new set of more than 40 different reports that provide businesses with superior insight into fleet operations.

Navman Wireless Solution Allows Anywhere, Anytime Tracking

GLENVIEW, IL, and SHELTON, CT – Navman Wireless and OEM Data Delivery have jointly released the first fuel management solution.

Ryder Launches Forum for Fleet Trends

MIAMI, FL – Ryder System, Inc., a commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions provider, announced it has launched its new blog, “Exchange.”

EPA Supports Clean Diesel with $30 Million in Grants

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $30 million for clean diesel projects as part of its ongoing campaign to reduce harmful diesel exhaust that can lead to asthma attacks and premature deaths.

CEI Webinar to Focus on Accident Prevention

TREVOSE, PA – The CEI Group, Inc. and the National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA) are co-sponsoring a webinar titled, “Yes, You Can Prevent Fleet Accidents.”

Last Chance! Vote for the 2013-MY Fleet Vehicle of the Year

TORRANCE, CA – Voting for the ninth annual Automotive Fleet Fleet Car and Truck of the Year awards ends on Monday, Oct. 22. Vote today!

Haith Promoted to President – Masterack/FECAP of Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products

Elliott Lyons, president of Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products, announced that Ross Haith Jr. was named President of the Masterack and FECAP Divisions.

FLD Hires Mallek as Director of Business Development

FLD, Inc., one of the largest privately-held automobile remarketing companies in the United States, has announced that Rich Mallek has been hired as director of business development.

New Industrial Sales Manager at Continental

Continental Tire the Americas, LLC is announced that tire industry veteran Gary Sass has joined the company as U.S. sales manager for the Industrial Tire business unit.

KIOTI Tractor Spotlights John’s Tractor Works as Standout Dealer

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