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Venchurs Vehicle Systems Announces Ship-Thru for CNG-Converted 2014 Ford F-150s

Venchurs Vehicle Systems, a leader in CNG conversions for Ford Motor Company, announced its new ship-thru option for 2014 Ford F-150s.

TravelCenters Updates TruckSmart Mobile App

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters) operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has released an update to its free TruckSmart Mobile App.

The 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 diesel engine delivers 400 hp at 2,800 rpm and 800 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,600 rpm, along with class-leading fuel economy while adding more fueling flexibility and easily meeting stringent emissions requirements.

Ford Installs 500,000th 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 Turbocharged Diesel Engine

Ford announced the installation of its 500,000th 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbocharged diesel engine, which went into a new 2014 Ford Super Duty F-350 Lariat pickup truck.

Looking for the Top 100 Truck Fleets

Automotive Fleet is updating its annual listing of the Top 100 Truck fleets. If you have more than 250 Class 1-7 trucks in your fleet, take a moment to update your information today.

Utility Fleet Sales & Rental Becomes Terex Utilities Regional Rental Provider

Utilities and Utility Fleet Sales & Rental (Utility Fleet) have teamed up to offer customers greater access to Terex utility equipment in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

AT&T Plans for 55 Plug-In Electric Vehicles by September 2014

The announcement from AT&T was just one among several announcements and renewed commitments made by the 40 companies in attendance at the recent California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative ‘Drive the Dream’ event in San Francisco.

Penske Truck Leasing Selects Locaid to Add Network Location to Roadside Assistance

Locaid worked with Penske to develop a custom interface that integrates directly into the company's 24/7 roadside assistance service.

Photo courtesy of PG&E. PG&E's new Class 5 hybrid-electric trucks were developed in partnership with EVI.

PG&E Joins with EVI to Unveil Electric Hybrid Bucket Trucks

Electric Vehicles International (EVI), joined by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), unveiled the utility industry’s first electric hybrid drivetrain Class 5 trucks at the manufacturer’s facility in Stockton.


George Albright Joins Merchants Fleet Management as Asst. Director of Fleet Services

George Albright has joined Merchants Fleet Management as the assistant director of Fleet Services.

People Management Added to Fleet Software Solution

Fleetio has released a new People Module, adding the ability to manage employees and their association with fleet activities.

NSC Supports Hersman for Third Term as NSTB Chair

The National Safety Council said it strongly supports President Obama’s nomination for Deborah Hersman to serve a third term as the National Transportation Safety Board chairman.

Navistar Financial Extends $500 Million Dealer Inventory Funding Facility

Navistar Financial Corporation (NFC), an affiliate of Navistar, Inc., has signed agreements to extend its $500 million dealer inventory funding facility an additional six months.

Diversified Products Launches LineWise and LiftWise Brands

Diversified’s LineWise brand includes a variety of lineman tools, and the LiftWise brand includes multiple models of fall-arrest man baskets designed for accessing high-reach maintenance areas. All products under the LineWise and Liftwise brands were previously marketed under the Diversified Products name.

Element Financial Closes Acquisition of Bush Truck Leasing's Assets

Cincinnati, Ohio-based Bush Truck Leasing specializes in providing vehicle financing solutions and related services to regional and national business clients involved in local pick-up, delivery and transportation services, according to Element.

Mitchell 1 Offers 'Winter Escape' Sweepstakes

Running now through Oct. 31, 2013, the “Winter Escape to San Diego” sweepstakes will award one lucky ProDemand subscriber an all-expense paid trip to visit San Diego in early 2014 to enjoy the sights and the mild weather that the city has to offer.

New Head of Engineering at Mercedes-Benz Vans

Effective Nov. 1, 2013, Jörg Zürn will become Head of Engineering at Mercedes-Benz Vans. He will succeed Dr. Sascha Paasche, who will be retiring on January 1, 2014, after 25 years of service to Daimler.

ARI insights New Functionality Allows User Collaboration and Information Sharing

ARI, a global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, announced the introduction of discussion forums for users of ARI insights, the company’s Web-based and mobile fleet management system.

(L-R): PA State Rep. Mark Keller, PA State Rep. Sheryl Delozier, Deputy Director George Connor (Dauphin County), Joe Mariscano of PA Senator Pat Vance’s office, Bob Reilly, of US Rep Scott Perry’s office, Bony Dawood, President, PA Senator Rob Teplitz, Hampden Township Commissioner John Thomas, Paul Whipple VP – Dawood, Hampden Township Commissioner Al Bienstock, Vince Paparella, VP-Dawood, Tom Rowader, VP – Dawood.

Enterprise Delivers First CNG Truck to Dawood Engineering

Dawood Engineering, Inc., is one of the first small businesses in Pennsylvania to drive a vehicle with a factory-installed dual-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) system with the delivery of a new 2013 Dodge Ram 2500.

Don’t Let These Three Common Mistakes Kill Your Next WT Spec

three common mistakes can jeopardize your results and lead to a work truck that just doesn’t work. Here’s some advice on how to defeat these spec’ killers and write a killer spec, instead.

2014 Small Block Gen 5 5.3L V-8 AFM VVT DI (L83) for Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.

GM’s Tonawanda Plant Retooled for High-Tech Engines

Some of General Motors’ advanced manufacturing techniques to produce the all-new, Gen 5 Small Block engine family are microscopic, but they have a huge impact on the 75-year-old Tonawanda Engine Plant, where about 1,500 jobs have been created and retained since 2009.

Mitsubishi Fuso FE160

Businesses May Be Able to Expense up to $500,000 in Work Truck Purchases in 2013

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America advises that Section 179 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code (commonly referred to as IRC-179) allows businesses to expense up to $500,000 in tax year 2013 for certain capital expenditures, including commercial work trucks like the FUSO Canter FE/FG Series.

The 1 millionth truck to roll off the assembly line at Toyota Texas was a Sunset Bronze Mica colored, 1794 Edition Tundra.

A Million and Counting: Toyota Texas Produces 1 Millionth Truck

The 2,800 team members at Toyota Texas, on the city’s South Side, celebrated the milestone of assembling the plant’s 1 millionth truck on Sept. 18 – a Sunset Bronze Mica colored, 1794 Edition Tundra.

$19 Million New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a $19 million New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program to encourage the purchase of battery-electric commercial trucks as well as other energy-efficient transportation, including hybrid and compressed natural gas trucks.

Celebrate National Tradesman Day

From New York City to Chicago, Charlotte to Boston, tradesmen are being honored across America this Friday on National Tradesmen Day.

The Omaha Public Power District fleet consists of 1,441 vehicles and equipment. Mike Donahue, manager of transportation and construction, uses various methods to reduce fuel use. Photo courtesy of OPPD

Omaha Public Power District Shutting Off Idling Engines

In the pursuit of fuel-cost reduction, engine idling is a bulls-eye target. An Omaha utility employs a number of measures to hit that target, including mobile power units and hybrid-electric technology.


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