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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.

Teletrac Expands Integration With TMW Systems and TruckMate Dispatch Software

Teletrac, a provider of advanced fleet management solutions for the trucking sector, announced availability of an interface between its award-winning Fleet Director GPS and vehicle tracking solutions and TruckMate, an enterprise transportation software solution from TMW Systems.


J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers Welcomes Ryan Johnson

J&J Truck Bodies and Trailers, a division of Somerset Welding & Steel, announced that Ryan Johnson joined the J&J team as an inside parts sales representative.

Hino Trucks 'Insight' Recognized as One of Top 20 Products for 2011

Hino Trucks' "INSIGHT", the most advanced web-based location and telematics solution in the medium-duty commercial truck market, was named one of Heavy Duty Trucking's Top 20 new products for 2011.

GPS Insight to Host Utility Fleet Webinar

GPS Insight, a provider of GPS tracking (AVL) solutions for commercial fleets, will be hosting a webinar which speaks to the use of GPS tracking for utility fleets.

Networkfleet Partners with ServMan to Streamline Field Workforce Scheduling

Networkfleet, a wireless fleet management company, announced it has partnered with ServMan, an enterprise management system for the service industry, to streamline field workforce scheduling and dispatching.

GreenRoad Launches New Fleet Driver Performance and Safety Recognition Program

GreenRoad announced a new driver recognition program called "GreenRoad Fleet Elite" designed to recognize the best fleet drivers on the road, and provide internal motivation and recognition for best driver performance.

Utilimaster Headquarters Relocating to Bristol, Ind.

CHARLOTTE, MI - Spartan Motors, Inc. announced that it will relocate Utilimaster Corporation's manufacturing operations, headquarters, and all supporting departments and functions, to Bristol, Ind., from the current location in Wakarusa, Ind.

(L-R) Wayne Ederer, Chevron; Robert Barrow, Sun Coast; Ryan Wilson, Sun Coast; Scott Fancher, Sun Coast; Kyle Lehne, Sun Coast.

Chevron Awards Sun Coast Resources Fully Loaded Package Delivery Truck

SAN RAMON, CA - Chevron Lubricants, maker of the Delo brand of engine oils, lubricants, and coolants, awarded Sun Coast Resources, a Houston-based petroleum distributor, a new package delivery truck in acknowledgment of its strong growth in 2011.

Green Truck Wash Could be Perpetual Energy System

GULFPORT, MS - What was intended to be just a green truck wash may have turned into the closest thing to a perpetual energy system the world has ever seen.

Bridgestone Forms Mining Tire Business Unit

NASHVILLE, TN - Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) has formed an integrated mining tire business unit and reorganized its Bridgestone Commercial Group.

MIT Study Says Electric Trucks Can Save Fleets Money

CAMBRIDGE, MA - Using electric vehicles can markedly lower the costs of a fleet of delivery trucks. Electric vehicles can cost 9-12 percent less to operate than trucks powered by diesel engines.

Ford Recalling 13,239 F-59 and F-53 Stripped Chassis Vehicles

WASHINGTON – Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 13,200 2011 model-year F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis vehicles manufactured from Feb. 1, 2010 through July 1, 2011 as well as 2012 model-year F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis vehicles manufactured from May 10, 2011 through Oct. 25, 2011.

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