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Universal Lubes Names Director of Logistics

Universal Lubricants®, a recognized leader in environmental services and the manufacturing and distribution of quality proprietary lubricants, announced the appointment of Bud Snodgrass as the company’s new director of logistics.

New EPA Certifications Received for F-150 Alt-Fuel Conversions

National clean vehicle and fuel provider Alliance AutoGas announces that it has recently received new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifications covering four additional 5.0L Ford F-150 Pickup 2WD and 2WD for 2011 and 2014.

Drivers Should Prep Winter Emergency Kits

With winter weather already upon us, fleet drivers should take a page from the Boy Scout Handbook and be prepared for winter weather by making sure their trucks' emergency kits are up-to-date.

Federal Court Rules Against EPA in Navistar Engine Case

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has lost a fight with truck engine makers over an earlier decision allowing Navistar International to sell earlier models of its engines with exhaust gas recirculation technology, even though they did not meet federal emissions rules.

Chrysler's 3.0L Turbodiesel DOHC V-6.

Diesels Dominate Ward's Top '14 Engines

Three diesels, a 3-cylinder turbo, and a battery electric vehicle appeared on the 2014 Ward's 10 Best Engines list, which was released today.

Terex Recalling Certain Concrete Mixer Trucks

Dealers will fix a problem that could lead to separation of the front axle from the vehicle.

Honda: New Ridgeline Pickup Set to Debut in Few Years

Honda announces that an all-new Ridgeline pickup truck will come to market in less than two years.

Verizon Networkfleet Adds More Frequent Tracking Info

Verizon's Networkfleet telematics system is now offering Configurable Update Rates (CUR) in its GPS devices to provide more frequent location information on fleet vehicles and assets, the company announced.

Photo via XL Hybrids.

Coca-Cola Adds 100 Hybrid Delivery Vans

Coca-Cola plans to roll out 100 gasoline-electric hybrid Chevrolet Express vans into its delivery fleet by the end of the year following their conversion with an XL Hybrids powertrain.

PPL Named 'Best Electric Utility' in North America for 2013

Electric utility magazine Electric Light & Power named PPL Corp. the 2013 Utility of the Year. PPL operates in both the U.S. and the U.K.

Photo courtesy of Webtech Wireless.

Webtech Driver Center Now Available On MDT3500

Webtech Wireless Inc. has made its Webtech Driver Center software application available on the new ruggedized MDT3500 touchscreen device.

The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel is the site of the 2014 Fleet Safety Conference.

Save the Date for the 2014 Fleet Safety Conference

Fleet, risk, safety, sales, human resources and EMS professionals will gather at the only conference designed specifically for improving fleet safety -- the third annual Fleet Safety Conference in Schaumburg, Ill. July 22-23, 2014.

Penske Earns Truck Fleet Maintenance Training Excellence Award

Penske Truck Leasing received the 2013 National Excellence in Training Award for its medium- and heavy-duty truck preventive maintenance (PM) certification program.

Truck Drivers Offer Winter Driving Safety Tips

Winter road conditions can lead to dangerous situations. Fortunately, a team of million mile accident-free drivers are helping to make our roads safer.

Mitchell 1 Updates Web-Based Truck Repair Programs

Mitchell 1, a Snap-on Company, has completed updates to its suite of Web-based software programs for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Photo of Mary Barra courtesy of GM.

GM Names Mary Barra CEO

General Motors has elevated Mary Barra as its new CEO to replace Dan Akerson, making her the first female to head a global automotive manufacturer.

<i>Updated:</i> Three Separate Utility Truck Accidents Result in Fatalities, Severe Injuries

In three separate accidents across the U.S. last month, utility vehicles were involved in driver-related accidents. Read some of the latest updates to these stories, two of which resulted in fatalities.

(Left) Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of GM Fleet &amp;amp; Commercial Sales received the Truck of the Year award from Robert Brown Jr., great lakes sales manager for AF.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Named 2013 Fleet Truck of the Year

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, which features all-new engines, a new cab layout, and is built with numerous work friendly features was named the 2013 Fleet Truck of the Year.

Photo of 2012-MY Frontier courtesy of Nissan.

Pickup, SUV Auction Values Strongest In Nov.

Compact pickups and compact SUVs retained the most value in remarketing sales during November, according to a Black Book report released Monday.

John Ruppert (left) and Fritz Ahadi.

Ford's John Ruppert to Head Commercial Truck Division

Ford Motor Co. has tapped John Ruppert, its top fleet executive, to head up its commercial truck division, a Ford spokesman told Automotive Fleet on Monday.

WMECo Facility Closures Spark Concerns Regarding Response Times

Despite statements from the utility that its services and emergency response protocols will not change, Western Massachusetts Electric Co.’s (WMECo) plans to close its Greenfield service center depot have raised concerns from first responders and local union officials about the impact on the utility's response times.

XRS Awarded Mobile Technology Award

XRS Corporation, a mobile trucking intelligence company, was awarded the top prize in the Mobile Technologies category for the 2013 Tekne Awards.


Yokohama Adds Top-Level Execs

Takayuki Hamaya, chief operating officer at Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC), announced the addition of two top-level executives: Naoki “Nick” Takeda, executive vice president and chief financial officer; and Taketoshi Morita, vice president, OE business.

2013 Dodge Ram 1500

Chrysler Recalling 5,663 2013-MY Vehicles

The recall is limited to certain Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Ram 1500 models, 4,194 of which are in the U.S.

DC Water Sees Efficiency Improvements, Cost Savings through Software

The District of Columbia Water & Sewer Authority (DC Water) has been able to increase turnaround times and technician productivity, reduce downtime, and gain tighter control over departmental expenses by using a more advanced system to measure fleet operations.


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