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For 2013 industry-exclusive beadlock-capable wheels were added to help increase grip in low-traction conditions, along with high-intensity discharge headlamps for improved visibility.

Ford Announces New 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition

Going on sale in fall, Ford revealed the 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Special edition, with interior and exterior upgrades.

The PDF (click on the image to download) shows the evolution of the Atlas Concept pickup truck. PDF courtesy Ford Motor Co.

Ford Shows Atlas Concept Pickup Truck Design Evolution

Some of the design highlights that didn't make it into the final version of the Atlas Concept Pickup Truck include a windshield that extended into the roof, storage options built into the tailgate itself, and lights at the top of the cab that shine into the bed.

AGA Systems Receives EPA Certification for DuraDrive System

AGA Systems announced that it has received full EPA Certification for its DuraDrive proprietary compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel system.

Odyne Systems Honored with NTEA Work Truck Show 2013 Green Award

Odyne Systems, LLC, has won The Work Truck Show 2013 Green Award for an advanced hybrid commercial vehicle it developed with Chicago-based ComEd.

TomTom Opens Integration Possibilities for its Fleet Management Technology

TomTom has extended the integration possibilities for its fleet management solution to help companies manage their mobile operations more efficiently.


Noguchi Named President of Hino Trucks U.S.A.

Yoshinori Noguchi has been appointed President of Hino Motors Sales U.S.A., Inc., which operates under the DBA of Hino Trucks.

As the Complete engine is spin tested, a compression probe is inserted into the glow plug hole of each individual cylinder.

Jasper Improves Testing Process on All of its Complete Diesel Engines

In its continuing effort to provide customers with the “perfect product,” Jasper Engines & Transmissions said it has improved the testing process on all of its Complete diesel format engines.

FMI Automotive Launches New Website

FMI Automotive has launched a new website at

Hi-Way Testimonials Wanted

Highway Equipment Company, the manufacturer of Hi-Way road maintenance equipment, wants to hear about your experiences with Hi-Way equipment.


Yokohama Tire Corporation Announces Corporate Strategic Management Changes

Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) announced several corporate strategic management changes, including naming a new CEO, effective May 1.

Court Rules Against Work Truck Certification Challenge

The Sixth Circuit Court disagreed with the NTEA’s appeal to a recent rulemaking by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on new roof crush standards.

New Upfitting Solution for Smaller Vehicles

Fleets looking to maximize cargo capacity while minimizing vehicle size may be interested in a new upfitting solution offered by Wheels.

Shelby American unveiled the new Shelby Raptor during the 2013 New York International Auto Show. (Photo: Business Wire)

Shelby American Delivers the Ultimate Muscle Truck at New York Auto Show

Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc., unveiled the new Shelby Raptor during the New York International Auto Show.

ARI said it enhanced the UI of its ARI insights fleet management system. Screenshot courtesy ARI.

ARI Improves Insights Fleet Management System With New UI, Streamlined Functionality

ARI announced the introduction of a faster, more efficient ARI insights web-based and mobile fleet management system.

GM Details 2014 Silverado and Sierra Fuel Economy and MSRP

General Motors has released official EPA fuel economy results for its all-new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks. The 2WD Silverado and Sierra models equipped with the 5.3L V-8 can achieve up to 23 mpg highway, according to GM.

Continental Highlights Fleet Strategy

A 360-degree viewpoint that delivers lower driving costs for fleets through an integrated global automotive force — this was how Continental Tire the Americas, LLC described its truck tire strategy for 2013 and beyond.

Cummins Emission Solutions Unveils Lastest Urea Dosing Technology

The design of the spray nozzle on the EcoFit UL2 Liquid-Only Urea Dosing System offers improved atomization of urea, according Cummins Emission Solutions.

Nissan and Gibson Combine Expertise to Upfit NV200 into Mobile Guitar Workshop

Gibson and Nissan have combined their respective expertise in professional music and practical, small business vehicles to create the Gibson NV200 Mobile Repair & Restoration Van.

VSG and Stertil-Koni Agree to Licensing Agreements

Lift manufacturers Vehicle Service Group (VSG) and Stertil-Koni USA Inc. have agreed to license patented heavy-duty vehicle lift technology to each other, resolve patent infringement lawsuits the companies filed against each other last year.

 This Ford F-650 Extreme Super Truck was donated by Ford Motor Company and customized by Extreme Super Truck of Atlanta, Ga.

Darrell Gwynn Foundation to Auction Ford F-650 Extreme Super Truck at Barrett-Jackson

The Darrell Gwynn Foundation will auction a 2012 Ford F-650 Extreme Super Truck at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auto Auction on April 5-6 at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Proceeds from the sale of the truck will benefit the foundation.


Omaha Standard Names Holt VP of Operations

Jason Holt has been named to fill position of vice president of operations effective March 18, 2013. Holt has had a very successful career in creating strong operational results in the areas of safety, quality, productivity, and customer service.

Rockwell American Announces Management Promotions

Rockwell American, a manufacturer and distributor of components for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty commercial trailers, announced the appointment of Brent Pope as vice president, Rockwell American Manufacturing.

Green Truck Association Names 2013 Officers of the Board of Directors

The Green Truck Association (GTA) recently announced the election of new Officers of the Board of Directors during the annual Board meeting held in Indianapolis.

Siemens Localizes Manufacturing of Hybrid Electric Drive Systems

Siemens has localized production of its ELFA hybrid traction electric drive systems to its manufacturing plant located in Alpharetta, Ga., a move that allows a quicker response to the production and service needs of its customers in North America, as well as meeting “Buy America” compliance.

Spartan Chassis Earns ISO 9001 Recertification

Spartan Chassis Inc., a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc. has been recertified to ISO 9001:2008 standards for the design and assembly of Military Defense Products, Aftermarket Parts and Assemblies (APA), and Fabrication with zero findings.


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