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CVSA Brake Safety Week Kicks Off Sunday

GREENBELT, MD – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Brake Safety Week is set to take place Sept. 9-15.

A Venchurs CNG Ford F-350 (right) was pitted against a VW Passat TDI (left) and a BMW 5-Series for fuel economy supremacy on History Channel's Top Gear.

Venchurs Ford F-350 has Guest Spot on 'Top Gear'

ADRIAN, MI – A Venchurs Vehicle Systems (VVS) CNG F-350 battled two unlikely candidates for fuel economy supremacy on a recent episode of Top Gear — a VW Passat TDI and a BMW 5-Series — and the results were revealing.

Ford Unveils New Ford Transit and Transit Connect

AMSTERDAM – The wait is over. Ford Motor Company has unveiled the all-new Transit, which is set to replace the company’s E-Series vans in late 2013.

ROUSH to Host Free Webinars Featuring Fleets Using Propane Autogas

LIVONIA, MI – ROUSH CleanTech is hosting two free educational webinars where it will feature discussions with the company’s fleet customers and Alliance Autogas. The first free webinar will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 10:00 am EST, and the second at 1:00 pm EST that same day.

U.S. Department of Transportation Orders Terri’s Farm to Shut Down

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Tennessee-based truck company Terri’s Farm to immediately cease all interstate transportation services based on evidence that it was a chameleon operation for an unsafe truck company previously shut down by the agency.

Ohio Technical College Partners with Jasper Engines & Transmissions

Ohio Technical College (OTC), a premier provider of specialized technical training in a wide variety of transportation fields, has formed a partnership with Jasper Engines and Transmissions to use its products in the school’s Automotive and Auto-Diesel programs.

FMI Automotive Launches Social Media Program

FMI Automotive has launched a social media program on Facebook and Twitter.

Using a single cleaning product – especially one that is safe for the environment – for virtually any surface or project makes life easier for the entire Pupkar team.

Environmentally Safe Cleaner & Degreaser Helps Tree Service Company Cut their Cleaning Time in Half

WEST CHESTER, OHIO - With a unique blend of biodegradable detergents, Mean Green Industrial Strength Cleaner & Degreaser is helping this tree service company maintain its sparkling image.

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McGivney Rejoins Beck/Arnley as Regional Sales Manager, Southwest

Beck/Arnley announces Tom McGivney has rejoined the company after a short hiatus as the regional sales manager for the Southwest.

New Federal Fuel Economy Standards Expected to Increase Popularity of Clean Diesel Trucks In U.S.

WASHINGTON – The new fuel economy standards for automobile and light trucks announced Aug. 28 by Obama Administration officials will expand the opportunity for more clean diesel cars, light trucks, and SUVs in the U.S.

Navistar Gets to Pay Penalties for Emissions Noncompliance, EPA Rules

WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will allow Navistar International to pay penalties on engines that do not meet clean air standards.

AMP Delivers Electric Step Van

CINCINNATI – AMP Electric Vehicles and Navistar International Corporation have announced the successful initial testing of an all-electric, 1,000-cubic foot step van as the first fruits of their development agreement.

Nissan has created a pair of videos, which detail the features of the company’s cargo and passenger vans. The company’s Dean Bowman provides a walkaround tour of the vans.

VIDEO: Nissan Shows Walk-arounds of NV Cargo and Passenger Vans

The cargo van video focuses on the current body styles, mobile office options, seating features, storage locations and cargo system features.

Waste Management to Deploy Driver Risk and Fleet Management System for Five-Year Term

SAN DIEGO - The company ran a six-month pilot with DriveCam in two of its market areas before deciding to roll out the service across its fleet.

Select Cooper Roadmaster Commercial Truck Tires Now SmartWay Verified

FINDLAY, OHIO – Cooper Tire & Rubber Company announced the availability of Roadmaster SmartWay products for all wheel positions. The SmartWay verification includes the Roadmaster RM180 steer tire, RM871 trailer tire, and most recently, the RM851 drive tire.

Merrion Receives Franz F. Pischinger Powertrain Innovation Award

WARRENDALE, PA – David Merrion, owner of David F. Merrion LLC, was honored with the Franz F. Pischinger Powertrain Innovation Award during the SAE 2012 World Congress held in Detroit.

Online Electrification Resources for Commercial Fleets Launched

WASHINGTON – The Electrification Coalition and FleetAnswers have announced a collaborative partnership to provide online resources on plug-in electric vehicle deployment to U.S. commercial fleet operators.

NGVAmerica Applauds Government Adoption of Pro-NGV Incentives

WASHINGTON – NGVAmerica said it applauded the Obama Administration’s decision to include additional regulatory incentives for natural gas vehicles (NGVs) as part of the recently finalized new fuel economy and greenhouse gas rules.

Remy Completes Hybrid Heavy-Duty Truck Concept for MAN

PENDLETON, IN – Remy International, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of starters, alternators, and electric traction and hybrid motors, announced the completion of a project with Benteler Engineering to develop a progressive concept heavy-duty hybrid truck for MAN.

CEI Sponsors Program Guide App for AFLA Conference

TREVOSE, PA – The CEI Group, Inc. announced it is sponsoring the mobile program guide application for the annual meeting and conference of the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA).

The final Frontier pickup being produced at the Smyrna plant before production moves to Canton, Miss.

Nissan Shifts Frontier and Xterra Production to Canton Mississippi Plant

SMYRNA, TN – Nissan announced it is shifting production of its Frontier pickup and Xterra SUV to its Canton, Miss., plant in order to make room for other products at its Smyrna, Tenn., plant.

FMCSA Aims to More Quickly Identify High-Risk Truck Companies

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced several new improvements to its Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) enforcement program that will enable it to more quickly identify and address high-risk truck and bus companies with compliance concerns.

Idle Free Inks Agreement with Pennsylvania Truck Centers

MADISON, WI – Idle Free announced that it has signed an agreement with Pennsylvania Truck Centers for the company to sell, install and service the Idle Free electric APU.

AMP Successfully Tests Heavy-Duty Electric Step Van

CINCINNATI, OH – AMP Electric Vehicles and Navistar International Corporation jointly announced the successful initial testing of an all-electric 1,000 cubic foot step van as the first fruits of their development agreement.

Ustian Steps Down as Navistar CEO

LISLE, IL – Navistar International Corporation announced that Daniel Ustian has informed the Board that he is retiring as chairman, president, and chief executive officer, effective immediately, and is concurrently leaving the Board of Directors.





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