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Held in Lime Kiln Park in Grafton, Wis., the event featured autogas pickup trucks, several models of propane lawn mowers, and a complimentary propane-grilled lunch sponsored by AmeriGas.

Propane in the Park Event Showcases Alt Fuel Technology for Fleets

MILWAUKEE – Propane autogas industry experts came together for Wisconsin Clean Cities’ “Propane in the Park” event to educate Milwaukee-area fleets about clean propane autogas technology.

Peterbilt Offers NAMCO to PTO Feature

DENTON, TEXAS – Peterbilt Motors Company’s extensive vocational product line now is now available with a wide range of split shaft power take-off (PTO) options.

Smith Electric Vehicles Launches Production of All-Electric Newton Step Van

KANSAS CITY, MO - Smith Electric Vehicles Corp., unveiled the Newton Step Van, an all-electric, zero-emission vehicle built on the versatile Newton platform that features a walk-in body produced by Indiana-based Utilimaster.

NRF and NCCR Join Coalition Legal Brief Opposing New Federal Trucking Regulations

WASHINGTON - The National Retail Federation (NRF) and its National Council of Chain Restaurants (NCCR) division joined a coalition of manufacturers, shippers and transportation providers today to file an amicus brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals opposing new federal trucking regulations on drivers’ hours-of-service, stating the regulations were arbitrary and capricious.

Wright Express Construction Industry Fuel Consumption Index Shows Increase in June

SOUTH PORTLAND, ME – Wright Express (WEX) has released the latest results of its Construction Fuel Consumption Index (FCI), which found an increase of 0.8% in June, 2012, when compared to June 2011.

GMC pickup trucks were classified by payload ratings right in the brand’s earliest years. This 1913 2-ton model was used for deliveries by the Trappe Canning Company in Easton, Md.

GMC Pickups 101: What’s in a Name?

DETROIT – When three truck builders – Randolph, Reliance, and Rapid – merged to become GMC in 1912, the brand’s range of gasoline- and electric-powered trucks used model numbers between 1 and 12, each denoting payload in thousands of pounds or how much weight could be loaded on the rear.

Linde Launches Online Resource to Help Fleets Make the Switch to LNG

MURRAY HILL, NJ & NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Linde North America announced the launch of a website that provides resources to help customers, including fleets and oil and gas companies, make the switch to liquid natural gas.

For Mitsubishi Fuso, 18,000 is Magic Service Number

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ — Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) has announced that it will continue its 18,000-mile (30,000-km) service interval for all of its 2013 Canter FE and FG Series trucks.

Case Study: ThyssenKrupp Commits to Propane Autogas

ALPHARETTA, GA – In 2010, ThyssenKrupp Elevator's fleet department started evaluating alternative-fueled vehicles to explore ways to combat rising fuel costs, and to learn which fuels were sustainable now and for the next generation.

Truck Drivers Will Get Their Kicks on Route 66 During Convoy

KANSAS CITY, MO – Beginning September 6, 2012, in Morris, Ill, the American Truck Historical Society (ATHS) will hold its first Historic Highway Convoy.

Quantum Receives $3.8 Million Order for Natural Gas Fuel Storage Tanks

IRVINE, CA – Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.announced it has received a $3.8 million purchase order for its ultra-lightweight carbon composite compressed natural gas (CNG) storage tanks for a high volume light-duty fleet pickup truck platform.

Sustainability All-Star Nominations Due!

TORRANCE, CA – Time is running out to nominate individuals who have made an environmental difference for Green Fleet magazine's Sustainability All-Star award. Nominations are due Friday, August 3.

Last Chance! Vote for the Next Inductees to the Fleet Hall of Fame

TORRANCE, CA - Voting for the 2012 Fleet Hall of Fame nominees ends Friday, August 3. Twenty-one individuals have been nominated by the industry, but only six will be inducted this year.

EMD Selects Ioxus’ 3,000F iCAP Ultracapacitors for Improved Fuel Efficiency in Trucks

ONEONTA, NY - Ioxus, Inc., is providing ultracapacitors to ElectroMotive Design LLC (EMD), an engineering services company and a manufacturer of hybrid-electric conversion systems for Class 2 through 8 buses and trucks.

U.S. Bank Acquires TransCard's Heavy Truck Fuel Card Network, Launches New Solution for Class 7 & 8 Fleets

MINNEAPOLIS & CHATTANOOGA, TN - U.S. Bank, a provider of fuel card services for Class 1-6 cars and light trucks, is entering the large commercial truck market with the acquisition of TransCard’s Class 7-8 fuel card network.

Hot! Hot! HOT! Why Trucks Should Keep an Eye on Tires When Temps Rise

AKRON, OHIO - A recent blog post by Bob Ulrich, editor of Modern Tire Dealer, discusses the importance of keeping an eye on truck tires when temperatures start to rise.

The custom-built 40-foot vehicle features a working Atlas System and provides an informational forum for food safety laboratories.

Roka Bioscience Kicks Off Atlas on Tour, a Mobile Demonstration Vehicle for the Food Safety Industry, at IAFP

WARREN, NJ - Roka Bioscience introduced the Atlas on Tour vehicle at the 2012 International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Meeting in Providence, R.I.

The 100 new Ford E-250 cargo vans, each equipped with a ROUSH CleanTech dedicated liquid propane autogas fuel system, will be on the road by late August 2012 and will support DHL Express pickup and delivery service within California, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, and Texas.

DHL Express Launches 100 Propane Autogas Vans for Pickup and Delivery Fleet

PLANTATION, FL – DHL Express, an international express services provider, announced the launch of 100 pickup and delivery vans fueled by clean, safe, and economical propane autogas.

TomTom Logistics Product Offers Content & Coverage for Truck and Fleet Customers

SAN DIEGO - TomTom announced the newest version of its Logistics map product designed specifically for truck and fleet operators.

In addition to a Diesel-Electric Hybrid option, the 195 model meets EPA 2010 emission regulations by utilizing an optimized SCR system - with no credits required.

Hino Launches New Class 5 Cab-Over

NOVI, MI - Hino Trucks new Class 5 195 and 195h COE trucks will be arriving at qualified Hino dealerships across the country this fall.

Garden on the Go Brings Fruits and Vegetables to Food Deserts

INDIANAPOLIS – Good, healthy food is just a doorstep away thanks to Indiana University’s Garden on the Go service. The university has contracted Green B.E.A.N. Delivery to manage the program’s truck operations.

There Will be 25 Million Light-Duty Natural Gas Vehicles Worldwide by 2019

BOULDER, CO – According to a new report from Pike Research, a part of Navigant’s Energy Practice, the worldwide market for light duty NGVs will grow steadily over the next 7 years, reaching 3.2 million vehicles sold in 2019.

EMD Selects Ioxus’ 3,000F iCAP Ultracapacitors to Improve Truck Fuel Efficiency

ONEONTA, NY – Ioxus, Inc.announced it is providing ultracapacitors to ElectroMotive Design LLC (EMD). Ioxus’ ultracapacitors are the primary energy storage technology used in EMD’s fuel-saving hybrid-electric technology called emDRIVE.

Fleet Recruitment & Retention Subject of New Report

ARLINGTON, VA – With more attention being paid to the looming shortage of qualified truck drivers, American Trucking Associations (ATA) released a report aimed at helping fleets recruit and retain drivers.

Cummins Acquires SCR Doser Assets from Hilite International

COLUMBUS, IN – Cummins Inc. announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the emission control assets of Hilite International in Marktheidenfeld, Germany.

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