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Work Truck Show Launch Pad for IMT 6000 Model Telescopic Crane

GARNER, IOWA – During this week’s Work Truck Show 2012 Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company introduced its new 6000 model to its lineup of telescopic cranes

Rendering of a CNG In A Box installation

GE and Chesapeake to Collaborate on Development of Natural Gas Infrastructure

HOUSTON - GE and Chesapeake Energy Corporation will collaborate on the development of infrastructure solutions that aim to accelerate the adoption of natural gas as a transportation fuel.

VIA Motors eREV Van

Verizon and VIA Motors to Collaborate on eREV Vehicle

INDIANAPOLIS – Verizon and VIA Motors announced they will collaborate to develop and demonstrate plug-in electric work vehicles using VIA’s proprietary eREV (extended range electric vehicle) technology and evaluate the technology for possible wide-scale application into Verizon’s fleet.

NTEA Work Truck Show Shows its True Color: Green

INDIANAPOLIS – “Green” was a definite theme at this week’s NTEA Work Truck Show, and not more so as during the the Green Truck Summit portion of the week-long show.

Westport Rolls out WiNG Power Systems for Ford F-250 and F-350

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Filling up is about to get a whole lot less expensive for buyers of the new Westport WiNG Power System: A fully-integrated, CNG bi-fuel system, will be available for order on Ford F-250 and F-350 pick-up trucks.

ISX12 G Expands Cummins On-Highway Natural Gas Engine Lineup

COLUMBUS, IN - Cummins Inc. has announced the expansion of its on-highway natural gas engine lineup with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G. It has also inked an amended joint-venture agreement with Westport Innovations.

Nissan Frontier

Nissan Frontier King Cab Nabs Least Expensive to Insure Award

FRANKLIN, TN -The 2012 Nissan Frontier S King Cab and Frontier SV King Cab models were recently named as the “Least Expensive Vehicles to Insure” by

CleanFUEL, Freightliner Introduce Propane Autogas Medium-Duty Truck

GEORGETOWN, TEXAS – CleanFUEL USA has teamed with Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) to introduce a propane-autogas-fueled vehicle option for the medium duty commercial market.

The Ford Transit will feature the 3.5L EcoBoost engine

Ford's Transit Will Debut in North America with a 3.5L EcoBoost Engine

INDIANAPOLIS – Ford’s Transit commercial van has received an upgrade even before its slated 2013 North American debut. The Transit will come equipped with the company’s award-winning, fuel-efficient 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 engine.

Atlas Van Lines Rewards Professional Van Operators During Annual Bravo Event

Atlas Van Lines, one of the nation’s leading moving companies, announced its annual driver appreciation event, known as BRAVO (Boosting Recognition of Atlas Van Operators), is scheduled for April 16-20.

Royal Purple High Performance Experience Contest Begins March 2

Synthetic oil manufacturer Royal Purple is offering one lucky fan the opportunity to drive a vehicle in the 2012 Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour.

The new Crew Cab version of the Ram 1500 Tradesman.

Chrysler to Offer New Ram 1500 Tradesman Crew Cab and Quad Cab Models

INDIANAPOLIS – Chrysler’s Ram Truck brand announced at the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) trade show that it is expanding the Ram 1500 Tradesman lineup. Chrysler originally only offered regular-cab models of the Tradesman.

The May/June issue of Work Truck magazine will feature more on the Reach from Isuzu and Utilimaster winning the 2012 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year award.

The Reach From Isuzu and Utilimaster Named 2012 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

TORRANCE, CA – The Reach from Isuzu and Utilimaster was named Work Truck magazine’s 2012 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year at the 2012 NTEA The Work Truck Show, held in Indianapolis March 5-8. Twenty vehicles were included in an online ballot and voted on by professional fleet managers.

The 2013 bi-fuel Chevrolet Silverado includes a compressed natural gas (CNG) capable engine that seamlessly transitions between CNG and gas fuel systems. The bi-fuel Silverado will be covered by General Motors' extensive warranty, and will meet all EPA and CARB emission certification requirements. (Photo by James Fassinger for Chevrolet)

2013 GMC and Chevrolet Bi-Fuel Pickups Unveiled

DETROIT - Chevrolet and GMC announced details March 5 of General Motors' bi-fuel 2013 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 HD extended cab pickup trucks. Fleet and retail consumers can place orders beginning this April.

Fleet Response Announces Enhanced Online Management Tool

Fleet Response unveiled FleetSuite, a new online data management tool.

Transportation Expert: CSA Reduces Crashes, but Increases Vicarious Liability

ANN ARBOR, MI - A University of Michigan study recently concluded that the Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) initiative launched by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has done its job - making the highways safer. But, it has come with some unintended consequences, according to a former FMCSA inspector.


UPS "Circle of Honor" Now Includes 5,842 Drivers

ATLANTA - The United Parcel Service (UPS) announced the induction of 1,235 drivers into its elite "Circle of Honor," raising to 5,842 the number of drivers who have steered clear of accidents for 25 years or more.

CEI Adds All-Wheel Drive Lesson to DriverCare Fleet Safety Solution

TREVOSE, PA - The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) announced the addition of a new training module to its DriverCare menu.

AlertDriving Launches CSA Program for Commercial & Medium-Duty Vocational Trucks

TORONTO - AlertDriving announced the release of its Compliance, Safety & Accountability (CSA) training program. Created specifically for commercial and medium-duty vocational truck drivers, this new seven module training package has been designed to reduce the risk of drivers committing violations under CSA regulations.

Auto Truck Group Opens Second Kansas City Facility

Auto Truck Group has opened a second facility in Kansas City, Missouri, which will primarily focus on upfitting Ford F-150 pickup trucks using the Ford ship-thru program.

Fras-Le North America Announces Expanded Manufacturing Capabilities

Fras-le North America Inc., a friction material manufacturer, announced it will begin producing heavy-duty lining at its friction manufacturing facility in Prattville, Ala.

The Associates of the Houston Branch are as follows (pictured left to right): Brian Flanagan - Outside Sales Representative (OSR) Matt Miller - OSR Steve Beltran - OSR David Eschbach - Houston Branch Manager Ken Williamson - JASPER Regional Manager Ed Nesbitt - OSR

Jasper Engine & Transmissions Houston Branch Recieves Award

The Houston, Texas, branch of Jasper Engines & Transmissions took home the President's Award for 2011 at the company's annual sales banquet.

NAFA Launches 'Beyond Fleet' Program to Boost Awareness of Fleet Management Profession

PRINCETON, NJ - According to a statement from NAFA, “Beyond Fleet aims to elevate the status of fleet managers beyond the fleet management community into the mainstream business world where, oftentimes, few understand the true value of your position.”


Large Trucks Face Weight of Compliance Mandates in 2012

MT. LAUREL, NJ - Last year served as a warning for fleets with large trucks to get ready for the significant compliance changes taking place in 2012 as mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 (CSA 2010).

Last Chance! Is Your Fleet One of the Top 100 Commercial Truck Fleets?

TORRANCE, CA - Automotive Fleet is updating its annual listing of the Top 100 Truck fleets. If you have more than 500 trucks in your fleet, take a moment to update your information today.

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