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Prime Hosts First Fittest of the Fleet Competition

For the first time ever, 11 professional truck drivers competed for the title “Fittest of the Fleet” during Prime Inc.’s annual company picnic on August 31, 2013.

Test Drive Alt-Fuel Vehicles from 21 OEMs at the Green Fleet Conference

On Oct. 1, at the 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo, at least 21 manufacturers will offer test drive vehicles at the Ride & Drive Street Fair. The Ride & Drive is free for fleets, public policymakers, and fleet industry association members to participate.

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Mitsubishi Fuso Unveils new 2014 Canter Work Trucks at NTEA Truck Product Conference

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) presented technical product information, chassis specifications, and body installation and mounting options to the attendees of the NTEA Truck Product Conference on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.

Clean Cities Publishes Alt-Fuel Truck Guide

The newly published "Clean Cities Guide to Alternative Fuel and Advanced Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles" can help fleet managers explore the wide range of options currently available in the market.

National Food Corporation Implements Routing Software

National Food Corporation (NFC), an egg producer and processor serving North and Midwest America and the Pacific Rim, has implemented Paragon Software Systems' solutions to lower transportation spend, improve efficiencies, and increase productivity.

Experian Automotive: Ford Scores top Spot in U.S. Commercial Vehicle Market Share in Q2 2013

Experian Automotive has announced that Ford Motor Company ranked highest in market share for all commercial vehicles at nearly 21 percent in Q2 2013, followed closely by International (17.5 percent) and Freightliner (15.6 percent).

ARI a Finalist for 2013 Supernova Award in the ‘Data to Decisions’ Category

ARI, a leading global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, announced today that it has been named among the finalists by Constellation Research Inc. for the third annual SuperNova Awards.

August Winner of the WESTERN 5 Plow Giveaway Announced

WESTERN announces the August winner of its 5 Plow Giveaway sweepstakes. Gary Benson of Dreamscapes Landscaping in Buffalo, N.Y. won a WESTERN PILE DRIVER, a heavy-duty containment plow designed to move maximum yards of snow in minimal time.

Last Chance: Early-Bird Discount for Green Fleet Conference Ends Today!

The $100 Early-Bird Discount expires on Sept. 6 for the Green Fleet Conference & Expo on Oct. 1-2 in Phoenix.

2014-MY Chevrolet Silverado Features Anti-Corrosion-Resistant Materials

The 2014-MY Chevrolet Silverado features a number of corrosion-resistant materials, including a zinc-coated (galvanized) steel for the roof and all body panels except the hood, which is made of an aluminum alloy that also reduces weight.

Fuel-Cell Technology Keeps Refrigerated Trucks from Losing Their Cool

Grocery merchants in Texas, California, and New York will soon have ice cream, frozen foods, and fresh produce delivered by trucks whose refrigeration units are powered by fuel cells.

George's Chicken Truck Fleet Improves Routing

George’s Chicken, the fully integrated poultry company headquartered in Springdale, Ark., has improved its routing of its medium-duty truck fleet for live order volumes with additional routing software purchased from Paragon Software Systems, Inc.

Is Your Fleet a Top 100 Commercial Truck Fleet?

Automotive Fleet is updating its annual listing of the Top 100 Truck fleets. If you have more than 250 Class 1-7 trucks in your fleet, take a moment to update your information today.

Ford's dirt detection technology takes microscopic scans of each painted vehicle surface, and then cues final assembly operators to address repairs where necessary.

Ford's 3D Dirt Detecting Technology

New Ford F-Series models are the latest vehicles to benefit from the company's industry-first dirt detection technology to ensure optimal paint and surface quality.

Pilot Flying J Proclaims September as Driver Appreciation Month

In honor of Driver Appreciation Week, September 15-21, Pilot Flying J will celebrate Driver Appreciation Month throughout September, offering double MyRewards points and giveaways for its professional driver customers.

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Toyota Announces Pricing for 2014 4Runner and Tacoma

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. announced 2014 manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the Tacoma compact pickup truckre and designed 4Runner mid-size sport utility vehicle (SUV).

Alliant Energy to Sell Its Minnesota Electric and Natural Gas Distribution Businesses

The electric distribution business in the state will be sold to Southern Minnesota Energy Cooperative (SMEC), a combined group of 12 neighboring electric cooperatives. Alliant Energy’s Minnesota natural gas business will be sold to Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation, a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, Inc.

Nissan On-Track to Sell 200,000 NV200s by End of 2013

Nissan's NV200 is on track to reach a sales milestone of 200,000 cumulative units by the end of the fiscal year.

Cummins ISB 6.7L engine for International DuraStar medium-duty trucks.

Navistar Adds Cummins ISB for Trucks and Buses

Navistar International Corporation announced the expansion of its medium-duty engine offerings to include the Cummins ISB 6.7L engine for International DuraStar medium-duty trucks and IC Bus CE Series school buses.

Waltco Names New Eastern Region Sales Director

Waltco Lift Corp. has named Dan Pavkov to the position of eastern region sales director and will report to President Steve Miller.

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Venco/Venturo Manufacturing Hire New Territory Manager

Venco/Venturo announce the hire of Steve Overby as Territory Manager. He will be charged with carrying Venco/Venturo’s “Rugged, Reliable, Real” brand and developing relationships into new and existing markets nationwide.

Shell Launches Fuel Card for Fleets With 80-Plus Vehicles

Shell, one of the largest fuel card providers in the world, launched the Shell Fleet Navigator Card, a highly flexible fuel card for large fleets.

Photo courtesy of PG&amp;amp;E Currents.PG&amp;amp;E&#39;s new mobile gas detection system, called the Picarro Surveyor, is &quot;1,000 times more sensitive than traditional gas leak detection equipment,&quot; according to the utility company.

PG&E’s Mobile Surveyor Improves Gas Leak Detection

By installing new gas leak surveyors onto several fleet vehicles, PG&E is able to reduce safety risks for its crew members and its natural gas pipelines, while increasing efficiency and accuracy in detecting gas leaks.

Reported Fatalities Related to Aerial Work Platforms Up 65%

Findings from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) reveal that 28 fatalities worldwide involving aerial work platforms were reported in the first half of 2013.

The company currently operates 77 ROUSH CleanTech Ford E-250 propane autogas vans and will increase that number over the next year. (Photo courtesy of DIRECTV)

DIRECTV Details Plans to Expand Propane Fleet in 2014

The company currently operates 77 ROUSH CleanTech Ford E-250 propane autogas vans and will increase that number over the next year. Low cost and accessibility of fuel; vehicle return on investment; and accessibility to high occupancy vehicle lanes are just a few of the reasons why.


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