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NSC Supports Hersman for Third Term as NSTB Chair

The National Safety Council said it strongly supports President Obama’s nomination for Deborah Hersman to serve a third term as the National Transportation Safety Board chairman.

Navistar Financial Extends $500 Million Dealer Inventory Funding Facility

Navistar Financial Corporation (NFC), an affiliate of Navistar, Inc., has signed agreements to extend its $500 million dealer inventory funding facility an additional six months.

Diversified Products Launches LineWise and LiftWise Brands

Diversified’s LineWise brand includes a variety of lineman tools, and the LiftWise brand includes multiple models of fall-arrest man baskets designed for accessing high-reach maintenance areas. All products under the LineWise and Liftwise brands were previously marketed under the Diversified Products name.

Element Financial Closes Acquisition of Bush Truck Leasing's Assets

Cincinnati, Ohio-based Bush Truck Leasing specializes in providing vehicle financing solutions and related services to regional and national business clients involved in local pick-up, delivery and transportation services, according to Element.

Mitchell 1 Offers 'Winter Escape' Sweepstakes

Running now through Oct. 31, 2013, the “Winter Escape to San Diego” sweepstakes will award one lucky ProDemand subscriber an all-expense paid trip to visit San Diego in early 2014 to enjoy the sights and the mild weather that the city has to offer.

New Head of Engineering at Mercedes-Benz Vans

Effective Nov. 1, 2013, Jörg Zürn will become Head of Engineering at Mercedes-Benz Vans. He will succeed Dr. Sascha Paasche, who will be retiring on January 1, 2014, after 25 years of service to Daimler.

ARI insights New Functionality Allows User Collaboration and Information Sharing

ARI, a global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, announced the introduction of discussion forums for users of ARI insights, the company’s Web-based and mobile fleet management system.

(L-R): PA State Rep. Mark Keller, PA State Rep. Sheryl Delozier, Deputy Director George Connor (Dauphin County), Joe Mariscano of PA Senator Pat Vance’s office, Bob Reilly, of US Rep Scott Perry’s office, Bony Dawood, President, PA Senator Rob Teplitz, Hampden Township Commissioner John Thomas, Paul Whipple VP – Dawood, Hampden Township Commissioner Al Bienstock, Vince Paparella, VP-Dawood, Tom Rowader, VP – Dawood.

Enterprise Delivers First CNG Truck to Dawood Engineering

Dawood Engineering, Inc., is one of the first small businesses in Pennsylvania to drive a vehicle with a factory-installed dual-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) system with the delivery of a new 2013 Dodge Ram 2500.

Don’t Let These Three Common Mistakes Kill Your Next WT Spec

three common mistakes can jeopardize your results and lead to a work truck that just doesn’t work. Here’s some advice on how to defeat these spec’ killers and write a killer spec, instead.

2014 Small Block Gen 5 5.3L V-8 AFM VVT DI (L83) for Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.

GM’s Tonawanda Plant Retooled for High-Tech Engines

Some of General Motors’ advanced manufacturing techniques to produce the all-new, Gen 5 Small Block engine family are microscopic, but they have a huge impact on the 75-year-old Tonawanda Engine Plant, where about 1,500 jobs have been created and retained since 2009.

Mitsubishi Fuso FE160

Businesses May Be Able to Expense up to $500,000 in Work Truck Purchases in 2013

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America advises that Section 179 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code (commonly referred to as IRC-179) allows businesses to expense up to $500,000 in tax year 2013 for certain capital expenditures, including commercial work trucks like the FUSO Canter FE/FG Series.

The 1 millionth truck to roll off the assembly line at Toyota Texas was a Sunset Bronze Mica colored, 1794 Edition Tundra.

A Million and Counting: Toyota Texas Produces 1 Millionth Truck

The 2,800 team members at Toyota Texas, on the city’s South Side, celebrated the milestone of assembling the plant’s 1 millionth truck on Sept. 18 – a Sunset Bronze Mica colored, 1794 Edition Tundra.

$19 Million New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a $19 million New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program to encourage the purchase of battery-electric commercial trucks as well as other energy-efficient transportation, including hybrid and compressed natural gas trucks.

Celebrate National Tradesman Day

From New York City to Chicago, Charlotte to Boston, tradesmen are being honored across America this Friday on National Tradesmen Day.

The Omaha Public Power District fleet consists of 1,441 vehicles and equipment. Mike Donahue, manager of transportation and construction, uses various methods to reduce fuel use. Photo courtesy of OPPD

Omaha Public Power District Shutting Off Idling Engines

In the pursuit of fuel-cost reduction, engine idling is a bulls-eye target. An Omaha utility employs a number of measures to hit that target, including mobile power units and hybrid-electric technology.

Utilities Recognized as Dow Jones World Sustainability Leaders for 2013

Entergy Corp, PG&E, and Sempra were among the companies named as sustainability leaders by Dow Jones for 2013.

Austin Energy Employees & Fleet to Star in Live Dance Production

Featuring the employees and machinery of Austin's municipal power company, the massive outdoor production will consist of 20 utility poles, bucket trucks weaving in and out, cranes extending 100-plus feet into the air, and 50-plus linemen climbing and performing aesthetically sculpted choreography that intertwines their physical work.

SoCalGas Establishes $1 Million Fund to Speed Clean Technology Development

Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator have launched an effort to identify and help bring to market potential clean technology solutions in three key areas: fuel cells, renewable natural gas, and distributed natural gas products, including transportation fuels.

American Water Report Highlights Sustainability Efforts

American Water Works Company issued its second biennial corporate responsibility report, covering performance for the 2011 and 2012 fiscal years. The fleet has also grown this year via several acquisitions.

J.J. Kane Holding Large Public Auction Sept. 21 in Indiana

Gary, IN – Auction items are being sold from area companies and utility services, such as Asplundh Tree Expert Co., ComEd, Northern Indiana Public Service Company and other consignors.

NGVi Launches NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training Courses for Technicians

Designed for technicians with at least basic skills in vehicle repair, these courses prepare technicians to perform maintenance, diagnostics, and repair of natural gas vehicles (NGVs).

Boulder EV is offering on-site demonstrations of their vehicles performing real V2G bi-directional charging.

Boulder Electric Vehicle Successfully Demonstrates Vehicle-to-Grid Charging Across the Nation

Boulder EV and Coritech Services will be providing demonstration units comprised of a charger and a truck to private utility companies beginning fall of this year.

Chevrolet Tahoe

GM Reveals All-New 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban

The 2015 Tahoe and Suburban, revealed in New York, feature GM’s new EcoTec3 engines, new safety systems, and new designs inside and out.

Nissan Announces U.S. Pricing for 2014-MY Titan Full-Size Pickup

Nissan announced U.S. pricing for the 2014 Nissan Titan pickup. Pricing is unchanged from 2013, and the vehicle is now on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide.

Boulder Electric Vehicle successfully demonstrated its Vehicle-to-Grid all-electric trucks in Michigan, Colorado, and California.

Boulder Electric Vehicle Demonstrates Vehicle-to-Grid Trucks

Boulder Electric Vehicle has successfully demonstrated its Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) all-electric trucks in three separate locations including Michigan, Colorado, and California.


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