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ICTA now offers a ship-thru option for its N-Series gasoline trucks

Ship-Thru Available for Isuzu N-Series Gasoline Trucks

ANAHEIM, CA — Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. (ICTA) announced a new process that will enable Isuzu dealers to more quickly convert or modify gasoline-powered NPR-HD (14,500-lb. GVWR) trucks for their customers.

Fras-Le Introduces New Work Truck and Fleet Disc Brake Program

NORTHVILLE, MI – Friction material manufacturer Fras-le North America Inc. has introduced its new Work Truck and Fleet Disc Brake Pad Program to the North American aftermarket.

La Brea Bakery will be using Smith Electric Vehicles to deliver baked goods in Los Angeles.

La Brea Bakery Keeps on Rolling Electrically

LOS ANGELES -- La Brea Bakery announced four new electric trucks will be rolling out in Los Angeles to deliver the bakery’s award-winning fresh baked loaves, rolls, and baguettes.

FedEx stated that by the end of 2013, it will have more than 11,000 more fuel-efficient Sprinter vans in service.

FedEx Express Says Its Fleet Is Nearing 2020 Fuel Efficiency Goal Early

MEMPHIS, TN -The FedEx Express fleet is now 16.6% more fuel efficient, through 2011, when compared to its average fuel efficiency in 2005 (the baseline for comparison).

23 Receive SAE International Forest R. McFarland Award

Twenty-three mobility engineering professionals either have been or will be honored with the SAE International Forest R. McFarland Award.

Meridian LMS Becomes E-learning Backbone for Fleet Driver Training

Drivefleet, a provider of training to commercial fleet vehicle drivers and managers, will use Meridian Knowledge Solutions’ human-capital technology platform to deliver mobile and e-learning driver education.

USDOT Proposes Rule to Prevent Rollover Crashes for Large Trucks

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed a new federal motor vehicle safety standard to require electronic stability control (ESC) systems on large commercial trucks.

Remy International Inks Agreement with Quantum

PENDLETON, IN -- Remy International, Inc. announced the signing of an agreement to supply its HVH250 motors to Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc.

Celadon Group is Healthy Trucking Fleet of the Year

INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- Celadon Group, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded the 2012 Healthy Trucking Fleet of the Year award, presented by FusionHealth and Navistar.

Icom North America Earns New EPA Certifications

NEW HUDSON, MI -- Icom North America has received eight new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifications for its patented JTG II Propane Liquid Injection bi-fuel systems.

ARI Hosts Energy Fleet Forum

MT. LAUREL, NJ – ARI – Automotive Resources International, a leading global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, hosted its largest energy fleet forum to date.

Last Chance! Submit Nominations for the 2012 Fleet Hall of Fame

TORRANCE, CA - Nominations for the 2012 Fleet Hall of Fame are now being accepted through midnight tonight (Tuesday, June 5).

Networkfleet eBook and Webinar Focus on Managing Fuel Expenses

SAN DIEGO-- Networkfleet, Inc. is offering a complimentary eBook titled “Managing Fuel Costs with Networkfleet” and a corresponding webinar to demonstrate how telematics and GPS fleet tracking technology can help companies manage their fleet’s fuel consumption and better control fuel costs.

Frito-Lay Marks One Million All-Electric Miles

PLANO, TEXAS -- The all-electric trucks introduced by PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America division have charged their way to a million miles this month.

VVS CNG F-250

Venchurs Launches CNG Ford Truck Demo Fleet

Adrian, MI – Venchurs Vehicle Systems (VVS) has launched a new nationwide demo fleet program where work truck fleet managers and buyers can put CNG and bi-fuel technology to the test.

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Auto Truck’s McCotter Announces Retirement

Bartlett, IL– Gage McCotter, long-time CFO at Auto Truck Group has announced that he will retire, effective June 1, 2012.

Midlands Carrier Transicold to distribute Idle Free electric APU

OMAHA, NE – Midlands Carrier Transicold has signed an agreement to sell, install, and service the Idle Free electric APU, manufactured by Idle Free Systems.

Sunny Delight Implements CNG Fleet

DALLAS, TEXAS – Transplace, a provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, and Sunny Delight Beverages Co. announced the successful implementation of a compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet in Southern California.

Gage McCotter, Auto Truck Group's CFO, started with the company in 1979.

Auto Truck Group's CFO Gage McCotter to Retire

BARTLETT, IL - Gage McCotter, long-time CFO at Auto Truck Group, announced that he will retire, effective June 1, 2012.

GreenMan Subsidiary Receives EPA Approval

LYNNFIELD, MA - GreenMan Technologies, Inc. announced that its American Power Group Inc. (APG) subsidiary has received online notification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that its recent Clean Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Engine Conversion Submission has been approved.

Locker shown with a Verizon DroidX.

Dock-N-Lock Cell Phones to Prevent Distracted Driving

SARASOTA, FL - Dock-N-Lock LLC has developed a patented solution that will provide business owners and parents some peace of mind in their fight against cell phone distracted driving.

(L-R) Robert Woodall, Peterbilt director of sales and marketing; Rusty Rush, Dealer Principal; Marvin Rush, Dealer Principal; Joe Walls, General Manager; Bill Kozek, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President

Peterbilt Names Medium Duty Dealer of the Year

DENTON, TEXAS – Peterbilt Motors Company named Rush Peterbilt Truck Center – Houston the 2011 Peterbilt Medium Duty Dealer of the Year.

TravelCenters of America Presents $30,000 BP Fueling Communities Grant to Trucker’s Development & Relief Fund

WESTLAKE, OHIO - TravelCenters of America, LLC presented a BP Fueling Communities grant donation of $30,000 to The St. Christopher Truckers Development & Relief Fund (SCF).

Joe Spina owner of Direct Towing out of Sarasota, Fla., won the 2012MY Hino model 258ALP at the 2012 Florida Tow Show.

Hino Truck Raffled at 2012 Florida Tow Show

NOVI, MI – Hino Trucks teamed up with Miller Industries to provide one lucky tow operator a chance to win a fully loaded 2012MY Hino model 258ALP with a Century 12 Series LCG Carrier.

Jasper Engines & Transmissions was recently recognized for performance excellence as a Secondary Repairables (SECREPS) Supplier within the Raytheon Technical Service Company (RTSC).

JASPER Earns 2011 Raytheon Excellence Award

JASPER, IN - Jasper Engines & Transmissions was recently recognized for performance excellence as a Secondary Repairables (SECREPS) Supplier within the Raytheon Technical Service Company (RTSC).





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