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February J.J. Kane Auctions in Missouri, North Carolina

For February 2014, J.J. Kane will have two auctions that include utility and power line equipment, as well as construction equipment.

Miami Public Utilities Vehicle Stolen, Involved in High-Speed Chase

A City of Miami (Okla.) utility bucket truck was stolen from the Miami Utilities Operations Center on Jan. 22 and later used in a high-speed chase.

Search Continues for Suspects Involved in Comcast Driver Shooting

With the ongoing investigation for the shooting of the 45-year-old Comcast employee in the South Shore area of Chicago, drivers and fleet managers are reminded to keep personal safety in mind when operating in "high crime" areas. Read more for tips and best practices.

The Charlotte distributor so far has stretched two of the four Mickey four-bay units it purchased at an auction in Texas several years ago. (The rest of the fleet was purchased through Red Bull’s corporate program and are not Mickey units.)

Carolina Distributor Turns to Mickey Truck Bodies

A Charlotte, S.C. Red Bull distributer utilizes Mickey Truck Bodies four-bay units with plans to add more to its fleet in the future.

ARI Highlights Fleet Market Trends in 2014 Industry Outlook

ARI announced the release of its 2014 Industry Outlook, an annual publication that gives fleet managers tactical insight into the trends and opportunities that are expected to impact their fleet operations throughout the year.

MY-2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

2015 Silverado and Sierra HD Get Heavier Payload, Towing Capacities

GM has released the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra HD lineup. The vehicles feature a number of updates over the previous model, including higher payload and towing capacities and alternative-fuel options.

Kenworth Names 2014 Parts Council

Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2014 Kenworth Parts Council members. The council consists of leading parts managers from Kenworth dealerships in the United States and Canada.

Hino Trucks recently donated a cab-over truck to Canadian Valley Technology Center, a vocational school located outside of Oklahoma City. As a result of the May 31, 2013 El Reno tornado, CV Tech lost several vehicles that were used as teaching tools in various repair-related programs. Three large diesel trucks were destroyed within the Diesel Technology shop on the east edge of CV Tech&amp;rsquo;s El Reno campus.<br />Photo: Hino Trucks

Hino Donates a Truck to Tech School in Tornado Ravaged Oklahoma

Hino Trucks recently donated a cab-over truck to Canadian Valley Technology Center, a vocational school located outside of Oklahoma City.

Jorgenson<br />Photo: ATD

New Chairman Takes the Reins at American Truck Dealers

Eric Jorgensen, president and CEO of JX Enterprises in Hartland, Wis., is the new chairman of the American Truck Dealers (ATD).

Study Identifies Heavy-Duty NGVs as Viable Path for Better Air Quality

The peer-reviewed "Pathways to Near-Zero-Emission Natural Gas Heavy Duty Vehicles" report, commission by SoCalGas, calls on California policymakers to enact policies and programs to encourage the development and commercialization of these ultra-low-emission motor vehicle technologies.

Final Western 5 Plow Giveaway Winner

Western Products announced the final winner of the WESTERN 5 Plow Giveaway, who received an all-new WESTERN MVP 3 V-plow.

Photo courtesy of White House.

Obama: Natural Gas Is ‘Bridge Fuel’ for U.S.

President Obama urged the nation to shift more cars and trucks to natural gas as "the bridge fuel that can power our economy with less of the carbon pollution that causes climate change."

Photo by David Kligman.PG&amp;amp;E instructor Jerry Hall demonstrates a video game-like simulator that teaches employees how to safely operate large digging machinery.

PG&E Heavy-Equipment Training Simulators 'Paying Off'

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) will continue to use 'game-like' simulators — similar to the military — after introducing it last summer citing that it's saving the company 'tens of thousands of dollars.'

Photos courtesy of Green Mountain Power.Since merging with another small utility less than two years ago, Green Mountain Power has been drastically reducing its fleet size.

How a Small Electric Utility Merged Fleets

Since merging with another small utility a year and a half ago, Green Mountain Power (GMP) underwent major changes to its fleet, from beefing up its pool vehicle program to analyzing truck purchasing, as well as other initiatives focused on lowering emissions and cutting out the fleet fat.

Bosch Nabs 8 of Ward's 10 Best Engines

Eight of this year's Ward's 10 Best Engines feature Bosch gasoline, diesel, or electric powertrain technologie. For the first time, the list includes three diesel engines.

Photo of 2014 Transit Connect Wagon courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2014 Transit Connect Van, Wagon Arrive

Ford is offering the 2014 Transit Connect as a panel-side cargo van and a passenger wagon it describes as a "spacious and fuel-efficient people mover."

Rush Enterprises, Inc. Acquires Assets of Dealership Groups

Rush Enterprises, Inc., announced that its subsidiaries have acquired certain assets of CIT, Inc., Mcgrenho L.L.C., and Indiana Mack Leasing, LLC; and the membership interests of Idealease of Chicago, LLC.


Eaton Names New VP, Sales for North American Truck

Power management company Eaton announced that Dave Karnes has been named vice president, sales for North American Truck, reporting to Tim Sinden, president, North America Truck Operations, effective January 20.

The TerraStar 4x4 beat out the Hino 195h-DC, Kenworth Class 6 K370 Cabover and Peterbilt Model 220 for Medium-Duty Truck of the Year.

International TerraStar 4x4 ATD's Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Navistar swept the competition during the 2014 American Truck Dealers (ATD) Convention and Exposition in New Orleans, winning both the Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck of the Year Awards

Photo via Smith Electric Vehicles.

Electric FedEx Trucks to Get Range Extenders

Latham, N.Y.-based Plug Power Inc. is developing hydrogen fuel cell range extenders for 20 FedEx Express electric delivery trucks, which would allow the vehicles to cover nearly double the territory.

Bonnie St. John

Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference Speakers Announced

Registration is also now open for the 61st annual Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference, which is geared toward investor-owned utilities, to be held June 1-4, 2014 at the Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center in Williamsburg, Va.


Gatto Industrial Platers Names Transportation Manager

Gatto Industrial Platers, Inc., a high-production metal finishing company specializing in zinc plating, zinc-nickel plating, and aluminum chromate, has hired Darron Kirkman to be the company’s transportation manager.

2012 model-year Kenworth T440 CNG truck.

Used Kenworth CNG Vehicles Up for Sale

Indianapolis based Palmer Trucks has 38 used 2012 Kenworth T440 compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors for sale.

Full-Size Pickup Truck Growth Expected to Slow in 2014

With new-vehicle sales expected to improve 1.6 percent year-over-year in January to a total of 1.06 million units, following a huge year in 2013, full-size pickup truck sales should see growth slow in 2014.

Con-Way Driver Hits 3 Million Accident-Free Miles

Con-way Freight announced that Driver Sales Representative Tom Syme surpassed the career milestone of driving 3 million consecutive, accident-free miles.


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