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National Truck Protection Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

National Truck Protection Inc. (NTP), North America’s independent provider of extended service contracts (ESCs) to the trucking industry, announced that it is celebrating its 30th year in business.

Element to Acquire Cincinnati-Based Bush Truck Leasing

Element Financial Corp. has entered into an agreement to acquire Cincinnati, Ohio-based Bush Truck Leasing. As part of the deal, Element will also acquire Bush Specialty Vehicles, which provides upfitting and maintenance services to Bush Truck Leasing and other clients.

The 2015-MY Chevrolet City Express. Photo courtesy GM.

2015 Chevrolet City Express Van: GM's Mattman Details Project's Development

Automotive Fleet wanted to learn more about GM’s strategy for the 2015 Chevrolet City Express in the fleet marketplace and what will differentiate it from the existing NV200. Automotive Fleet spoke with Joyce Mattman, General Motors’ director of commercial products, to find out.

Supreme Announces Litigation Settlement

Supreme Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of specialized commercial vehicles including truck bodies, shuttle buses, and armored vehicles has reached a settlement regarding the previously disclosed litigation with King County, Wash.

GreenKraft Earns EPA-CARB Certification for 2013 CNG Ford 6.8L V-10

GreenKraft, Inc. a Santa Ana, Calif.- based company, has received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification on the Ford 6.8L V-10 three-valve engine.

CEI sold this totaled 2012 Chevy Traverse for $6,200 this year.

CEI Upgrades Fleet Accident Salvage Technology

The CEI Group, Inc. has implemented enhancements to its salvage recovery technology that speed the process and further assure that clients will get the best price for their total-damage vehicles.

Sam Loria of Princeton, Texas, purchased the F-150 Platinum model from Sam Pack's Five Star Ford Plano, just outside of Texas

Ford Delivers 33 Millionth F-Series

Ford announced that the 33 millionth F-Series pickup truck has officially been delivered and sold.

Video: GM's Burau Discusses 2014 GMC Sierra

A video from General Motors features the automaker's Jully Burau, chief engineer, full-size trucks, discussing the 2014 GMC Sierra's towing capabilities and her background in the auto industry.

Save the Date - Global Fleet Management Conference in Phoenix: Sept. 30-Oct. 2

When reviewing your calendar, if you're a fleet manager with global and/or regional responsibilities, you should circle Sept. 30-Oct. 2 for the inaugural Global Fleet Management Conference. This event will be held in Phoenix, Ariz., and post-conference workshops will be held on Oct. 2.

Study: Business Logistics Costs Rose 3.4% in 2012

A new report from Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) reveals that total U.S. business logistics costs rose in 2012 to $1.33 trillion, a 3.4 percent increase from the previous year, remaining at 8.5 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP).

Silverado & Sierra Receive Quality Awards

GM's Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD, Chevrolet Silverado LD, GMC Sierra LD, and Chevrolet Avalanche were all recognized by J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study.

Free Safety Evaluations at Fleet Safety Conference

As part of its ongoing effort to enhance fleet driver safety, Trimble Field Service Management announced today that it will offer complimentary safety evaluations at the Fleet Safety Conference, June 25-27, 2013, in Schaumburg, Ill.

Alt-Fuel Training Network Launched

Several of the nation’s top alternative fuel experts have joined forces to form the Alternative Fuel Training Network, which was launched in response to the need to provide professional alternative-fuel fleet training.

FMCSA and FHWA Leaders Preview Mobile Fleet Management Tool

XRS technology showcased the company’s PreClear software system, which allows truck drivers to bypass weigh stations and submit regulatory information – electronically, without the need to stop mid-route for leaders of the FMCSA and FHWA.

Ford F-150 Named Best Light-Duty Truck

The Ford F-150 has been named winner of the 2013 Light-Duty Challenge by the editors of PickupTrucks.com and Popular Mechanics Magazine.

Chevrolet Silverado Leads Disaster Relief Caravan to Oklahoma City

In the wake of the tornadoes that devastated the Oklahoma City area, Chevrolet and the GM Foundation stepped in to help Forgotten Harvest deliver food aid.

Five Automakers Release Their Truck & Van Fleet Incentives

Five automakers, including Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Isuzu, and Nissan, have released their fleet incentives for their truck and van products.

CALSTART Test Takes Battery Tech From the Battlefield to Commercial Use

The U.S. Army has awarded CALSTART a contract to test 12 volt lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries in commercial trucks.

Zonar's Rugged Telematics Platform Introduced to Work Truck Fleets

Zonar, a provider of electronic vehicle inspection and fleet telematics systems, has released the V3R telematics platform for work truck fleets and construction equipment.

Mitusbishi Fuso Offers Special Pricing for Oklahoma Disaster Relief

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) announced that it will offer business residents of Oklahoma an additional $1,000 off of the purchase of any new 2013 or 2014 FUSO Canter work truck with Morgan or Supreme Road-Ready bodies.

Registration for Green Fleet Conference & Expo is Now Open!

Join us October 1-2 for the largest, most influential gathering of fleet management professionals in the nation - the 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo in Phoenix.

Freightliner M2 106 upfitted with an aerial lift and wood chipper.

Davey Tree Expert Company Adds Freightliner M2 106 Models to Fleet

Across the nation, Davey Tree has anywhere from 1,400 to 1,500 aerial lift vehicles ready to go to work. Among the fleet’s newest additions are 200 Freightliner M2 106 day and crew cabs upfitted with single body units, including an over-the-center aerial lift, chip box dump body and a selection of tool boxes specifically customized for tree professionals.

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Hankook Tire’s Aurora Brand Receives SmartWay Verification For Five Of Its TBR Tires

Hankook Tire announced that five of its Aurora brand Truck and Bus Radial tires have been SmartWay verified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Technology Program.

Alpha Baking Company, Inc. is a privately owned manufacturer of bread, buns, and rolls. Headquartered in Chicago, Alpha Baking produces bread products for retail and fresh local distribution and frozen distribution nationwide.

Alpha Baking Selects Penske Truck Leasing to Maintain Propane Autogas Truck Fleet

Alpha Baking Company, Inc., a national bakery products distributor, has selected Penske Truck Leasing to serve as its commercial truck fleet maintenance service provider for its 2013 ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas powered Ford E-450 bread delivery trucks operating in the Chicago-metro area.

Mitsubishi Fuso Appoints Peach State Freightliner as Authorized Dealer in Forest Park, Ga.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has added Peach State Freightliner, of Forest Park, Ga., to its dealer roster.

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