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WD-40 Looking For Advisory Board Members

SAN DIEGO – WD-40 Company is asking automotive experts to join its new informal advisory board, the WD-40 VOICE, to let their voices be heard and help shape the future of its products.

CSA Revision Process a Start, but Flaws Remain

ARLINGTON, VA – In comments filed July 30, American Trucking Associations told the FMSCA that while it supports the agency's new process for improving its carrier oversight program CSA, the system still has serious deficiencies that must be corrected.

UPS's sustainability report details a number of the company's accomplishments in 2011.

UPS Gets A+ For Sustainability

ATLANTA - UPS published its latest annual Sustainability Report, becoming one of only 10 U.S. corporations registered to date this year with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) to have achieved A+ status for superior transparency, according to the company.

Report: Diesel Engines Are Here for Decades to Come

Washington, D.C. – Clean diesel engines will continue to be the dominant power source for heavy-duty vehicles in the U.S. for “decades to come because of their power and efficiency”, according to a newly released study prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Demonstrating the results of an engine teardown following a million miles of using re-refined oil in actual fleet use was Pat Fetterman, industry liaison advisor for Infineum.

EcoPower Announces Engine Teardown Results from First-Ever Million-Mile Test Using Re-Refined Oil

MOORESVILLE, NC – Safety-Kleen Systems, which markets EcoPower re-refined engine oil, announced on July 25 the results of a four-year, million-mile test of the engine oil used in two 2007 Cummins ISX 450 hp EGR diesel engines operated by Cooke Trucking Co.

TomTom Business Solutions Debuts Software Alliance Program

BOSTON – TomTom Business Solutions announced the launch of the TomTom Software Alliance Program, which delivers additional value to commercial fleets by integrating core TomTom fleet management technology with industry leading software.

Southfield Capital Completes Sale of Total Fleet Solutions

GREENWICH, CT - Southfield Capital Advisors, a private investment firm focused on the lower middle-market, has completed the sale of Material Handling Services, LLC, d/b/a Total Fleet Solutions ("TFS"), to CI Capital Partners.

NETS Drive Safely Work Week 2012 Materials Available for Free Download

VIENNA, VA - Drive Safely Work Week 2012, sponsored by NETS, is October 1-5. This year's theme is Back to Basics—Your Keys to Safe Driving.

From July 23rd through August 10th, the Ben & Jerry's Scoop Truck will tour Seattle, stopping at local businesses, non-profits and community events. Tweet the truck, @BenJerrysWest, for a chance to bring some peace, love and new Greek Frozen Yogurt to your worthwhile event. (Photo: Business Wire)

Ben & Jerry’s Delivers Sweets via Tweets in Seattle

SEATTLE - From July 23rd through August 10th, the Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Truck will tour Seattle, stopping at local businesses, non-profits and community events.

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.





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