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Former GM Exec Named Chairman of Via Motors Board

Bob Lutz, who spearheaded General Motors' development of the Chevrolet Volt hybrid, has been named chairman of the board of Via Motors.

ATDynamics Hires Auto Research Center Director

ATDynamics, a global supplier of semi-trailer rear-drag aerodynamics technology, announced that Fritz Marinko, formerly Director of Auto Research Center, will be joining ATDynamics in a newly created position as VP of Special Accounts and a member of the executive team.

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Obama Energy Trust Would Fund Alternative Vehicle Technologies

President Barack Obama has proposed setting up a federal energy security trust to fund development of alternative vehicle development by repealing subsidies to the oil and gas industry.


Obama Orders Higher Fuel Standards for Trucks

President Barack Obama will direct federal agencies on February 18 to develop higher fuel economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks over the next two years by March of 2016.

Legislation Restoring Federal Biodiesel Incentives Introduced

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. to reinstate a tax incentive that expired at the end of 2013 when it comes to the production of domestic biodiesel fuel.

Photo via BGE&#39;s Facebook.<br />BGE Prepares for Storm Restoration Efforts. Contract and out of state crews arrive at BWI Airport - one of BGE&#39;s three staging centers readying to be dispatched to respond to outages. For more photos from BGE, click here.

Utilities Join Forces to Speed Up Storm Restoration

In battling rough weather conditions since the beginning of the year, utilities made extra efforts in this latest storm to go beyond their immediate customer service areas to ensure that sister companies and surrounding utilities had as much help as possible.

Water District Employee Admits to Buying $14k in Fuel on Company Card

A long-time administrative assistant for the Northern Kentucky Water District confessed to using the utility’s fuel card to fill up her own personal vehicle for seven years.

Utilimarc Launches Fleet Analytics Platform

This integrated platform provides a variety of tools that allow fleet managers to track and improve their fleet performance through benchmarking, KPI tracking and telematics solutions.

Icy Texas Roads Cause SUV to Collide with Oncor Utility Truck

A 17-year-old girl in Texas was hospitalized in critical condition last week after the vehicle she was riding in collided with an Oncor utility truck.

National Safety Council Estimates Traffic Deaths Down 3% in 2013

The National Safety Council announced its preliminary estimate that approximately 35,200 motor vehicle fatalities occurred in 2013.

Supreme Industries Increases Fourth-Quarter Sales

Consolidated net sales for the fourth quarter increased 25.6 percent, to $72.5 million, compared with $57.7 million last year.


SCI Corporate Fleet Manager Joins Knapheide Manufacturing Company

Emily (Wirth) Richberg has joined The Knapheide Manufacturing Company in Houston as the strategic account manager.

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Home-Tech Fleet Transitions to Electronic Accounts Payable Solution

Seeking a better way to handle its fuel purchases, Home-Tech's fleet made the switch from a traditional plastic credit card to an electronic accounts payable solution.

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Freightliner S2G Propane Autogas Truck in Final Testing Phase

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. is completing final testing of pre-production S2G propane autogas trucks and expects to begin production of the vehicle in the summer, according to a company spokesman.

FMI Automotive Announces Two Promotions

FMI Automotive has promoted two senior managers to vice president roles, effective immediately.

Wisconsin DMV Debuts CDL Written Test iPad App

Wisconsin drivers preparing for their commercial driver’s license (CDL) written test can now use an iPad or tablet device to study, thanks to the new "Wisconsin DMV CDL Practice Test."

Time Warner Cable and Comcast Reach Merger Agreement

The transaction, which is still subject to shareholder and regulatory approval, is expected to generate approximately $1.5 billion in operating efficiencies.

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Donlen Introduces Toll Management Program

Donlen has introduced a toll management program under a new partnership with American Traffic Solutions (ATS), the fleet management company announced today.

Ram Truck and Cummins Celebrate Quarter-Century Partnership

Ram and Cummins are celebrating their 25th anniversary collaborating on the automaker's heavy-duty pickup models, and charting the changes the quarter-century partnership has brought to the brand.

Chevrolet and GMC Trucks Receive Dependability Awards

Chevrolet and GMC trucks were among the GM models to receive awards in the J.D. Power 2014 Vehicle Dependability Study. The 2014 study tracks 2011 model year vehicles in the third year of ownership.

Goodyear Introduces Three Commercial Tires

Goodyear has introduced three commercial tires: the G505D Fuel Max, and the G731 MSA and G751 MSA mixed-service tires.

NTEA Executive Leadership Summit Announced

This fall, the NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, will host its inaugural Executive Leadership Summit.

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ARI Acquires Online Driver Training Company

ARI has acquired Drivefleet, a provider of online driver training products and services, the fleet management company announced. Drivefleet offers Web-based driver training courses.

Photos from the 2013 Green Fleet Conference.

Submit Your Topic for the 2014 Green Fleet Conference & Expo by April 4

The planning committee for the 2014 Green Fleet Conference & Expo, which will be in Schaumburg, Ill. on Oct. 29-30, is working on this year's schedule and wants your input and ideas.

The 2012 Highway Hero was Jason Harte.

Highway Hero Finalists Announced

The Goodyear Highway Hero Award honors professional truck drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others.


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