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Positive Outlook for Medium-Duty Truck Purchases

Responses received by CK Commercial Vehicle Research (CKCVR) to its first quarter 2013 Fleet Sentiment Report inquiry show positive signs for medium and heavy commercial truck and trailer purchases.


Cummins Announces 2013 Engines for Vocational Market

Cummins Inc. announced its 2013 engine lineup, ideal for vocational applications with demanding workloads and tough-duty cycles.

Mike Bedard, Ford's commercial truck sales manager.

Bedard Joins Ford’s Commercial Truck Team

Ford announced that Mike Bedard has joined its Commercial Truck team as its commercial truck sales manager. Along with this change, Ford appointed Megan Pallischeck to the position of regional sales manager for the East region.

Christian Heine, president, Bosch Power Tools North America (left) and Bob Hegbloom, director, Ram Truck Brand (right), name Ram the "Official Truck of Bosch Power Tools & Accessories" today during the World of Concrete trade show. (PRNewsFoto/Bosch Power Tools)

Robert Bosch Tool Corporation & Ram Truck Brand Announce Strategic U.S. Partnership

Robert Bosch Tool Corporation and the Ram Truck brand announced a partnership at the 39th annual World of Concrete trade show naming Ram the "Official Truck of Bosch Power Tools and Accessories."

Isuzu & GM Discuss Joint Truck Development

General Motors Co. and Isuzu Motors Ltd. will discuss the possibility of jointly developing a next-generation pickup truck.

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

Automotive Fleet is updating its annual listing of the Top 100 Truck fleets. If you have more than 250 trucks in your fleet, take a moment to update your information today.

Black Book Expects Pickup Truck Resale Values to Remain High Despite Arrival of New Models

Automotive Fleet spoke with Black Book’s Ricky Beggs, senior analyst for the company, about the effect models introduced at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit will have on used-vehicle values in the future.

Advancements in Clean Diesel Technology and Fuel To Continue Major Reductions in Black Carbon Emissions

Advancements in clean diesel technology will continue to deliver major reductions in black carbon (soot) emissions in both the U.S. and worldwide

Hino Receives Accolades from J.D. Power

Hino Trucks has received its latest round of accolades from J.D. Power and Associates, including a five-for-five consecutive highest ranking for the Hino medium-duty engine.

ATD Convention Celebrates 50 Years

This year, ATD will celebrate its 50th convention in Orlando. The first convention was held in 1963, which was seven years before the ATD division of the National Automobile Dealers Association was established.

Research and Markets: Service & Utility Truck/Body Manufacturing in North America

Research and Markets announced the addition of the "Service & Utility Truck/Body Manufacturing in North America" report to its offering.

How Does Your Salary Compare to the Industry?

Every two years, Automotive Fleet conducts a salary survey of fleet managers to find out what the average salary is for the fleet manager position. See how you compare with your peers.

Knapheide Partners with First Response Team of America

The Knapheide Manufacturing Company has partnered with the First Response Team of America to provide truck equipment for use on disaster sites. 'Launches a Ground-Breaking New Website'

David Seewak, President and CEO of FinditParts LLC, (FIP), announced that on January 21st, the number one e-commerce website for the sale of heavy- and medium-duty truck parts,, will introduce a re-vamped and re-energized website.

Omaha Standard PALFINGER Announces Appointment of Cannon Truck Equipment to Distribute PAL Pro, PSC Telescopic Crane Line, Liftgates and Hoist line

Omaha Standard PALFINGER (OSP) announced today that they have appointed Cannon Truck Equipment to represent PALFINGER PAL Pro mechanic's trucks, PSC telescopic service cranes, Liftgates and Hoists in the State of Michigan.

TomTom and LoJack Form Strategic Alliance to Serve Fleet Customers

TomTom Business Solutions has joined forces with stolen vehicle recovery specialist LoJack to expand the North American distribution network for its fleet management technology.

Fontaine Modification Joins Alliance AutoGas Network

Fontaine Modification Company has joined the Alliance AutoGas network, with all eight of its modification centers nationwide certified as Alliance AutoGas conversion centers.

CNG Will Power Pennsylvania American Water's Fleet

Pennsylvania American Water officials joined with Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Sam Smith and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection officials to mark the company’s launch of a compressed natural gas (CNG) pilot for its vehicle fleet.


U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood to Step Down

Secretary Ray LaHood sent a letter via email to DOT employees across the country, thanking the DOT’s staff for its hard work and mentioning specific accomplishments.

A 1948 F-1 publicity photo.

Ford Marks 65th Anniversary of the F-Series

On January 16, 1948, the Ford Motor Company publicly revealed the iconic F-1 pickup, beginning the F-Series. The automaker has launched a mini-site including a plethora of historic materials.

Trucking Group Vows to Continue Fight Against CARB and U.S. EPA Emissions Regulations

The California Construction Trucking Association (CCTA) has filed a Notice of Appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in its nearly two-year-long legal case against the California Air Resources Board's (CARB) heavy-duty, on-road truck and bus regulation ("CDTOA v. CARB, Case No. 2:11-CV-00384-MCE-GGH").

TY517 Commercial Tire

Yokohama's Ultra Wide Base Tire Earns SmartWay Verification

Yokohama Tire Corporation’s new TY517 commercial tire has been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay list of verified technologies.

Bob Soell, fleet sales manager at Suntrup Ford in St. Louis, retired afer a 64-year career in fleet.

Bob Soell Retires After 64 Years in Fleet

Fleet Hall of Fame founding member and long-time fleet manager at Suntrup Ford in St. Louis Robert “Bob” Soell capped his 64 year fleet career by retiring on Dec. 4, 2012. Listed as one of AF’s “50 Most Important People in Fleet History,” he celebrated his 95th birthday last summer.

Toyota to Debut Redesigned 2014 Tundra Pickup at Chicago Auto Show

Toyota announced it plans to debut the redesigned 2014-MY Tundra full-size pickup truck during a press conference at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show on Feb. 7, at 9 a.m. CST.

Safety-Kleen and EcoPower Fund Fellows at CU-ICAR

The Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) has partnered with Safety-Kleen (a Clean Harbors company), a leader in used oil recycling and re-refining, parts cleaning and environmental solutions, and EcoPower, Safety-Kleen’s re-refined motor oil, to give teachers new tools to excite students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).


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