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Smith Electric to Open Manufacturing Facility in Chicago

CHICAGO – Smith Electric Vehicles will open an electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing facility in Chicago, and provided an update on the deployment of vehicles by FedEx Express and Coca-Cola.

Tire Purchasing Trends: What Does Your Fleet Do?

TORRANCE, CA – Work Truck magazine needs to hear from you! Does your fleet utilize medium-duty truck tires? If so, tell us all about it!

Northway Toyota vice president Greg Finin (right) presents a symbolic key to a new Tundra pickup truck to pastor Charlie Muller of Albany's CURE Foundation as part of Toyota's "100 Cars for Good" program while a pair of CURE's youthful clients look on. CURE will use the truck to transport food to its feeding centers. (PRNewsFoto/Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.)

Albany C.U.R.E. Keeps On Truckin'

LATHAM, NY - Northway Toyota presented a new Toyota Tundra pickup truck to the CURE Foundation of Albany as part of Toyota's "100 Cars for Good" program.

Getting Your Work Truck Ready for Winter

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Winter weather and the harsh driving conditions that come with it can be hard on trucks, but Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America suggests that downtime can be minimized with proper maintenance procedures.

Altech-Eco Receives EPA Certifications for its F-250/350 CNG Conversion Systems

ASHEVILLE, NC - Altech-Eco Corporation of Asheville, NC, announced it has obtained Certificates of Conformity from the EPA for both its CNG bi-fuel and dedicated conversion systems for the 2013 Ford 6.2L V8 F-250/350 pickups with Ford-supplied CNG gaseous prepped engine.

Mitsubishi Fuso Offers Tips to Ready Work Trucks for Winter Conditions

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ — With winter right around the corner, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America have tips for truck fleets to help minimize downtime.

ARI Wins Supernova Award

Mount Laurel, NJ – ARI, a global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, was announced as a winner of a 2012 SuperNova Award November 9, 2012, during the first night of Constellation Research’s Connected Enterprise innovation summit.

Northern Indiana Grant Opportunity

CROWN POINT, IND – The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) recently released information and the Request for Proposals for the 2013 Clean Diesel Project across Northern Indiana Grant. Applications are due by Friday, December 7.

Mike Scott Joins GE Capital Fleet Services as Energy Finance Specialist

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – GE Capital Fleet Services today announced it has hired Mike Scott as vice president of sales to bring together GE’s domain expertise in the fleet and oil & gas industries to benefit energy customers in Texas and Oklahoma, according to the company.

The 2013 RAV4 comes with a 2.5L four-cylinder engine option.

Toyota Shows All-new 2013 RAV4 at LA Auto Show

LOS ANGELES – Toyota brought its all-new, fourth-generation 2013-MY RAV4 to the LA Auto Show, where it debuted the vehicle at a press conference on Wednesday morning. The RAV4 comes in three trim levels, the LE, XLE, and Limited models and comes with a four-cylinder 2.5L engine.

Ram's Commercial Truck lineup. Its new van offerings are covered in the back row.

Chrysler Launches New Ram Commercial Truck Division

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Chrysler’s Ram Truck brand is launching a new division called Ram Commercial Truck, which the automaker said will focus on commercial truck development, sales, and support.

Ram Truck Brand to Develop Full-Size ProMaster Van for MY-2014

Chrysler’s Ram Truck brand announced on Wednesday that it plans to develop a large van, based on the European Fiat Ducato, as a 2014 model-year vehicle for the North American marketplace.

Texas Propane Mower Powerhouse Joins Alliance AutoGas

McCoy’s Lawn Equipment Center is the newest certified Alliance AutoGas conversion center, supporting fellow Alliance partner Pinnacle Propane to help Texas Hill Country fleets run on propane autogas

ROUSH CleanTech Hires Executive Director for Transit Fleet Sales

ROUSH CleanTech, an industry leader in propane autogas vehicle technology, announces the appointment of Randy Veenhoven as executive director of sales for public transit.

ALI Launches Certified Lift Inspector Program

The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) kicked off the world’s first third-party vehicle lift inspector certification program.

Trucking Technology Research Released

SUNNYVALE, CA - A new research report published by Carbon War Room and Trimble, “Road Transport: Unlocking Fuel-Saving Technologies in Trucking and Fleets,” finds that significant savings, both in fuel costs and greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), are possible today with existing technologies.

Cummins Power Generation Lending Resources to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

MINNEAPOLIS — Cummins Power Generation and its distributors and dealers in the Northeast are uniting to contribute coordinated relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Greenkraft Obtains EPA/CARB Certification

SANTA ANA, CA – Greenkraft, Inc reports California Air Resources Board and EPA certification of its 2013 dedicated-compressed natural (CNG) gas fuel system for 6.0L General Motors engines for 14,000-lb. and above GVRW trucks and custom chassis manufacturers.

Isuzu-Based Food Trucks Debut

ANAHEIM, CA — Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., announced that nine Isuzu NRR diesel cab chassis outfitted as food trucks by Mobi Munch, Inc., have been placed into service on college campuses throughout the United States.

Ford Adds Medium-Duty Truck Models to 2013-MY Fleet Incentives

DEARBORN, MI - Ford has updated its 2013-MY fleet incentives. On Nov. 15, Ford announced another two incentives for vehicles in its medium-duty segment, the F-650 gasoline model, and the F-650/70 diesel models.

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 3.8% in October

ARLINGTON, VA – The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 3.8 percent in October after falling 0.4 percent in September.

GE and Clean Energy Fuels Partner to Expand ‘America’s Natural Gas Highway’

HOUSTON – GE and Clean Energy Fuels announced a collaboration to expand the infrastructure for natural gas transportation in the United States.

The Flat-Trac LTRe system can provide various types of data on tire performance, for example on how the tires perform during vehicle maneuvers and in different road conditions.

GM Researching Tire Technology to Improve Fuel Economy

DETROIT - GM said new tire technologies could result in up to a 7% improvement in fuel economy, according to some estimates.

Real-World Solutions Provided at Green Truck Summit 2013

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – Registration is now open for the Green Truck Summit. The Green Truck Summit kicks off the extensive educational conference at The Work Truck Show 2013 on March 5.

Chicago Awards $13.4 Million EV Garbage Truck Contract to Motiv Power Systems

FOSTER CITY, CA – Chicago city streets are set to be the first in the nation with all-electric, zero-emission garbage trucks thanks to the $13.4 million contract granted the San Francisco Bay Area startup Motiv Power Systems.


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