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TruckPlanet Moves to Weekly Online Auction Schedule after Successful First Quarter

TruckPlanet, an online marketplace for buying and selling used commercial trucks, announced it will adopt a weekly auction format starting with the Aug. 15 featured auction.

Range Resources Now Operating 184 CNG-Fueled Pickup Trucks

Natural gas company Range Resources Corp. has purchased a number of Chevrolet 2500 and Ram 2500 CNG pickup trucks for its fleet, bringing the total number of CNG-fueled trucks the company operates to 184.

Penske Used Trucks Offers New Roadside Assistance & Warranty Program

Penske Used Trucks is now offering a limited warranty and complimentary emergency roadside assistance services with the purchase of certain used trucks and tractors.

A Kenworth K370 with Pro-Tech aluminum stakebed body at the Paccar Technical Center test track. It has a Paccar PX-6 250-horsepower engine and Allison 5-speed transmission. (Photo by Lauren Fletcher, Work Truck Magazine)

Kenworth Says it's Making Inroads With Medium-Duty Cabovers

BELLEVUE, WASH -- Kenworth's K270 and K370 cabover medium-duty trucks, introduced about 18 months ago, are making far more inroads into the market than the company's previous forays into this segment, say company officials.

The 2014 Ford F-150. Photo courtesy Ford Motor Co.

Ford Details Sustainable Materials Used in 2014 F-150

Ford is using a number of sustainable materials in its 2014-MY F-150 pickup truck, from rice hulls used to reinforce the plastic in an electrical harness in the vehicle to soybeans and recycled cotton.

A preview image of the upcoming Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon shown at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars. Photo courtesy GM.

GM Gives Sneak Peak of New Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon Pickups

General Motors provided a brief look at its upcoming Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon at the recent Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars held Aug. 5-8.

Chrysler Recalls Select 2012 Ram Medium-Duty Chassis Cab Trucks

Chrysler said it has recalled 91 medium-duty trucks to replace transmissions that could potentially cause a loss of power. Affected vehicles include 2012-MY Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 Chassis Cabs equipped with heavy-duty automatic transmissions.

What Will Obama’s Second Term Mean for Alt-Fuels?

At the 2013 Green Fleet Conference, the breakfast keynote speaker Kipp Coddington will provide an overview of how the Obama Administration’s policies will impact environmental and energy initiatives.

Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall of Certain Tacoma Pickup Trucks

The recall will address a potential seat belt issue in Tacoma Access Cab vehicles produced from 2004 to 2011.

Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall of Certain Tacoma Vehicles

Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall involving approximately 342,000 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab vehicles, produced from 2004 to 2011.

The 2014 Toyota Tundra family. Photo courtesy Toyota.

Toyota Starts Production of 2014 Tundra

Toyota started production of its redesigned 2014-MY Tundra pickup truck at its Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. (TMMTX) plant in San Antonio at the beginning of August. The automaker said the 2014 Tundra will go on sale at dealers in September.

Auto Truck Group Opens New Canadian Operations Center

Auto Truck Group has opened a new facility located at 2300 Haines Road in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Fox Transportation to Deploy 100 Medium Duty CNG Trucks

Fox Transportation has signed an agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Fox plans to deploy 100 medium-duty natural gas trucks this year that will fuel at Clean Energy’s stations throughout Southern California.

Reading Truck Body Launches New Website

Reading Truck Body recently launched a brand-new website at www.readingbody.com/.

Third Production Crew With 900 New U.S. Jobs Begins to Meet Surging Ford F-Series Demand

Ford, America’s truck leader, welcomes a third crew of 900 new hourly workers at its Kansas City Assembly Plant to meet surging customer demand for the Ford F-150.

Global Fleet Management Conference Phoenix to Include Sessions on Operating a Fleet in Emerging Markets, FMC Offerings, and More

The inaugural Global Fleet Management Conference Phoenix, which will be held in Phoenix, Ariz., Sept. 30-Oct. 1, with post-conference sessions on Oct. 2, will feature a number of educational sessions designed specifically for fleet managers with global, and multi-regional, responsibilities.

Further Enhancements Made to ARI insights System

ARI, a global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, has announced further enhancements to its ARI insights web-based and mobile fleet management system.

Mitsubishi Outlander Awarded IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that its Outlander has been named a 2013 "Top Safety Pick+" award winner by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Green Fleet Conference Session Tracks Provide Specialized Content

With different conference session tracks available for commercial, heavy-duty truck, and government fleets, the 2013 Green Fleet Conference in Phoenix, Oct. 1-2, is sure to provide insights and opportunities to learn about green fleet initiatives.

Spartan Shows Improved Operating Results for Second Quarter

Spartan Motors, Inc. announced operating income of $1.1 million, or diluted EPS of $0.02, for the second quarter of 2013.

Federal Court Rules on HOS Break Provision

On Aug. 2, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued its ruling on the American Trucking Associations’ challenge to the most recent revisions in the hours-of-service rules; striking down a provision requiring short-haul drivers to take 30-minute off-duty break.

NTEA Announces 2014 and 2015 Show Dates

NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, has announced dates for the next two years of The Work Truck Show, which will be held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Auto Truck Group Awarded Ship-Thru for Ram ProMaster Van

Auto Truck Group was recently awarded ship-thru capability for the RAM ProMaster Van. Under this arrangement, fleets and dealers can use the ship-thru code 99783A for Auto Truck Group ship-thru at the RAM ProMaster Van assembly plant in Saltillo, Mexico.

GPSTrackIt Announces New Financing Options

GPSTrackIt announces new financing options that reduce the initial cost of implementing its Fleet Manager system and GPS tracking devices.

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PALFINGER Liftgates Appoints New Field Service Technician

PALFINGER Liftgates announced the hiring of Ricky Richardson as Field Service Technician, effective July 15.

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