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Hino’s COE 195h hybrid truck was part of the 2013 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo’s Biodiesel Vehicle Showcase, and also participate in a general session OEM panel entitled, “The Future is Unwritten: Energy Policy, Diesel Technology, and B-20,” as well as the technical session discussing “Biodiesel Engines of Today and the Future – Development of Super High Efficiency Diesel Engines.” (Photo: Lauren Fletcher)

Hino Trucks Honored for Supporting Use of B-20

The National Biodiesel Board presented the 2012 “Eye on Biodiesel Impact Award” to Hino Trucks for serving as a “trailblazer” among manufacturers, as well as among hybrid truck manufacturers, in supporting the use of B-20 biodiesel blends.

WEX Construction Industry Fuel Consumption Index Rises in January

According to the report, fuel consumption by construction companies in the U.S. was up 5.8% in January compared with the same month in 2012.

Midway installs specific vehicle interiors for customers such as FedEx.

Midway Specialty Vehicles Marks Milestone Anniversary Upfitting Daimler Sprinter Vans

Midway Specialty Vehicles has been providing Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner dealers products from its South Carolina headquarters through its strategic partnership alliance with the OEM for 10 continuous years.

PG&E Hosts Expo Showcasing New Service Vehicles

Earlier this week, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) hosted a Gas Safety Fleet Expo at its service center in Sacramento for employees and the community to experience three of the new or redesigned vehicles in use across its service area.

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Auto Truck Names Otterberg as Special Projects Manager

Auto Truck Group, an upfitter specializing in the design, construction, and installation of truck equipment, has named Sean Otterberg as special projects manager.

FuelQuest Fuel Center Selected as C.R. England's Bulk Fuel Management Provider

FuelQuest Inc., an on-demand software and services company for the global downstream energy industry, announced a five-year contract with C.R. England, Inc. of Salt Lake City.

ROUSH Adds Three Ford Stripped Chassis Powered by Propane Autogas

ROUSH CleanTech has expanded its alternative-fuel technology product offerings with new propane-autogas fuel systems for Ford F-59, F-53 and E-450 stripped chassis.

DON'T MISS OUT! First-Ever Commercial Fleet Industry Report Card

Check your e-mail inbox! You may be one of the select group of commercial fleet managers being asked to participate in creating the first-ever Commercial Fleet Industry Report Card. This is a not-to-be missed opportunity to be heard and make a difference!

GM Video Shows 2014-MY GMC Sierra Interior and 'Mobile Office' Features

GM has produced a new video that shows many of the interior features in the 2014-MY GMC Sierra full-size pickup truck, including "mobile office" features that fleet drivers can make use of.

Hino Trucks Signs 200th Dealer

During the annual American Truck Dealers (ATD) Conference, Hino Trucks announced it has reached a new milestone by signing its 200th dealer point in the U.S.

AMP Research Partners with Motors for Giveaway Contest

AMP Research has teamed up with Motorz to launch a very special contest called The AMP Research Great American Giveaway. The winner will receive an AMP Research PowerStep system, and a choice of one of three other eligible products from AMP Research including the BedStep, the BedStep2, or the BedXtender HD.

Hino showcased its 195h at the 2012 Green Fleet Conference, put on by Bobit Business Media. (Photo: Lauren Fletcher)

ATD Announces Commercial Trucks of the Year

The American Truck Dealers (ATD) announced the winners of the 2013 ATD Commercial Truck of the Year, an award recognizing the top truck entries in the heavy- and medium-duty categories.

Navman Driver Scorecard

Navman Wireless Adds Driver Scorecards to Fleet Tracking Platform

Navman Wireless USA announced the addition of a broad new Driver Behavior feature set to its OnlineAVL2 fleet tracking system, enabling fleet operators to identify drivers who are compromising safety and fuel efficiency by their behavior behind the wheel.

Trimble 'Road Ahead' Report: Driver Safety a Growing Concern for Field Service Businesses

An increase in road accidents has organizations looking for new ways to safeguard their fleets, according to an industry report commissioned by Trimble.

Universal Lubricants® Expands in Dallas to Meet Increased Demand for High Performance Engine and Industrial Oils

In a move that signals the huge potential for growth in Texas, Universal Lubricants, a sustainable energy solutions company, announced the opening of a new 52,000-square-foot oil warehouse and distribution center in leased space in Dallas.

MORALES

Auto Truck Names New Regional Fleet Sales Manager

Auto Truck Group, an upfitter specializing in the design, construction, and installation of truck equipment, named Lisa Morales as Regional Fleet Sales Manager.

New Report Summarizes Car-Truck Contribution/Fault in Serious Crashes

A new report released by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) summarizes the car-truck relative contribution/fault findings of several large-scale studies.

Last Chance to See How Your Salary Compares

It's your last chance to see how you compare with your peers! Every two years, Automotive Fleet conducts a salary survey of fleet managers to find out what the average salary is for the fleet manager position.

Kitchens on Wheels Tapped as Sprinter Vans Official Food Truck Upfitter

Kitchens on Wheels has been named an approved food truck upfitter for the Sprinter by Daimler Vans.

ATA: Study Shows Many Truck-Small Vehicle Crashes Caused by the Passenger Vehicle

A new report released by the American Trucking Associations paper cites studies that show that many crashes involving a commercial truck and a smaller vehicle were initiated or caused by the driver of the smaller vehicle.

Hino Trucks Partners with Morgan Corporation

Hino Trucks has partnered with Morgan Corporation on a quick delivery, dry freight van body program for its conventional trucks.

Chrysler's Fred Diaz introduces the Ram ProMaster at the Chicago Auto Show. Photo courtesy Chrysler.

Ram ProMaster Video Shows Different Upfit Configurations

At Chrysler's Ram Truck brand's press conference at the Chicago Auto Show, the brand showed its new ProMaster commercial van and the wide variety of possible upfit configurations.

The 2013 Ram 1500. Chrysler's Ram Truck brand plans to offer a 3.0L V-6 EcoDiesel engine on the 2014-MY version of the Ram 1500. Photo courtesy Chrysler.

Ram Truck to Offer Diesel Engine for 2014 Ram 1500

Chrysler’s Ram Truck brand plans to offer a small-displacement diesel engine for its 2014 model-year Ram 1500 pickup truck. The automaker said the engine will be a new 3.0L V-6 EcoDiesel.

Hankook Tire Announces New Vice President of Technology/Head of Akron Technical Center

Hankook Tire has named Thomas Kenny its new Vice President of Technology & Head of its Akron Technical Center in Uniontown, Ohio.

Westin Automotive Names Junior Calvert Vice President of Sales

Westin Automotive announced the promotion of Junior Calvert to the position of Vice President of Sales.

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