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Benefits of Clean Diesel Highlighted During National Transportation Week

WASHINGTON, DC – As the U.S. marks the 50th anniversary of National Transportation Week, clean diesel power continues to power a large amount of the freight transportation in the U.S. and throughout the world.

High Gasoline Prices Mean Better Deals for Full-Size or Midsize SUVs

ATLANTA -- As gasoline prices remain high, now is a good time to buy a large SUV, according to the recent Shoppers Insights report from the AutoTrader.com Trend Engine.

Modern Transportation Services’ Evans Receives Fleet Safety Award

SCHAUMBURG, IL – At the Fleet Safety Conference, Tammy Evans, VP of fleet operations for Modern Transportation Services, received the Fleet Safety Award. The Fleet Safety Award was presented on Tuesday, May 22, by the American Automotive Leasing Association's Executive Director Pam Sederholm.

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Auto Truck Group Names New Director of Sales, Western Region

BARTLETT, IL - Auto Truck Group, a provider of custom upfitted vehicles, announces the promotion of Matt McGowan to the position of director sales, western region.

The Safety Committee Associates from the Jasper Facility displaying their VPP Star Certification.  The individual at the far left of the image is Lori Torres, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Labor.

Jasper Engines & Transmissions Earns VPP Star Safety Certification

JASPER, IN - The Indiana Department of Labor has announced the Star Certification of Jasper Engines and Transmissions’ Jasper, Ind., remanufacturing facility in Indiana’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).

Commercial Orders Slide in April

COLUMBUS, IN - Americas Commercial Trucking (ACT) Research Co. LLC says North America medium- and heavy-duty GVW Classes 6-7 and Class 8 commercial vehicle preliminary net orders for April were down from March.

Odyne Systems, LLC Participates in Nation’s First Traditional Parade Powered by Advanced Energy

WAUKESHA, WI - A Ford F-750 chassis featuring an Odyne Hybrid Power System was showcased in the 83rd Annual Tulip Festival in Holland, Mich., drawing 100,000 attendees.

Utility Equipment Leasing Corporation Adds to Rental Fleet to Support Electrical Transmission and Distribution Markets

To meet customer demand, Utility Equipment Leasing Corporation (UELC) has added more than 60 new trucks to the fleet thus far in 2012, with more to come.

Navistar Announces Recall

LISLE, IL - Navistar International has announced that it is recalling certain model-year 2010-2013 PayStar, WorkStar, TranStar, and ProStar vehicles, as well as model-year 2012 and 2013 LoneStar commercial trucks manufactured from June 1, 2009 through April 4, 2012.

The mobiclean R system provides effective emission reductions of diesel particulate matter by at least 85 percent and is designated as a California Level 3 Plus system.

PACCAR Parts Offers CARB-approved Hug mobiclean R Aftermarket Diesel Particulate Filter

LIBERTY HILL, TEXAS and PALM SPRINGS, CA – Hug Filtersystems announced that PACCAR Inc.’s parts dealers are now offering the company’s Hug mobiclean R diesel particulate filter

Utilimaster Continues Expansion of Alternative Fuels Solutions Around the Needs of Isuzu Dealers

WAKARUSA, IN - The Utilimaster Corporation, a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc., recently announced two methods of alternative-fuel conversion - a new modification center and in-field conversions.

CEVA & Ford Expand Relationship at Kansas City plant

HOUSTON - Ford’s transition to 2013 models results in new facility modifications and additional jobs.

Commercial Trucks Can Save More Than 20x Fuel of 100 MPG Car

SAN JOSE, CA - Wrightspeed is challenging convention with the Route, a retrofit electric drive powertrain with an onboard generator engineered for the large medium-duty commercial fleet market.

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GM’s Ed Peper Promoted to U.S. Vice President, Fleet and Commercial Sales

DETROIT – GM named Ed Peper, 50, who is currently general manager, Fleet and Commercial Operations, to the position of U.S. vice president, Fleet and Commercial Sales.

ICTA now offers a ship-thru option for its N-Series gasoline trucks

Ship-Thru Available for Isuzu N-Series Gasoline Trucks

ANAHEIM, CA — Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. (ICTA) announced a new process that will enable Isuzu dealers to more quickly convert or modify gasoline-powered NPR-HD (14,500-lb. GVWR) trucks for their customers.

Fras-Le Introduces New Work Truck and Fleet Disc Brake Program

NORTHVILLE, MI – Friction material manufacturer Fras-le North America Inc. has introduced its new Work Truck and Fleet Disc Brake Pad Program to the North American aftermarket.

La Brea Bakery will be using Smith Electric Vehicles to deliver baked goods in Los Angeles.

La Brea Bakery Keeps on Rolling Electrically

LOS ANGELES -- La Brea Bakery announced four new electric trucks will be rolling out in Los Angeles to deliver the bakery’s award-winning fresh baked loaves, rolls, and baguettes.

FedEx stated that by the end of 2013, it will have more than 11,000 more fuel-efficient Sprinter vans in service.

FedEx Express Says Its Fleet Is Nearing 2020 Fuel Efficiency Goal Early

MEMPHIS, TN -The FedEx Express fleet is now 16.6% more fuel efficient, through 2011, when compared to its average fuel efficiency in 2005 (the baseline for comparison).

23 Receive SAE International Forest R. McFarland Award

Twenty-three mobility engineering professionals either have been or will be honored with the SAE International Forest R. McFarland Award.

Meridian LMS Becomes E-learning Backbone for Fleet Driver Training

Drivefleet, a provider of training to commercial fleet vehicle drivers and managers, will use Meridian Knowledge Solutions’ human-capital technology platform to deliver mobile and e-learning driver education.

USDOT Proposes Rule to Prevent Rollover Crashes for Large Trucks

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed a new federal motor vehicle safety standard to require electronic stability control (ESC) systems on large commercial trucks.

Remy International Inks Agreement with Quantum

PENDLETON, IN -- Remy International, Inc. announced the signing of an agreement to supply its HVH250 motors to Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc.

Celadon Group is Healthy Trucking Fleet of the Year

INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- Celadon Group, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded the 2012 Healthy Trucking Fleet of the Year award, presented by FusionHealth and Navistar.

Icom North America Earns New EPA Certifications

NEW HUDSON, MI -- Icom North America has received eight new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifications for its patented JTG II Propane Liquid Injection bi-fuel systems.

ARI Hosts Energy Fleet Forum

MT. LAUREL, NJ – ARI – Automotive Resources International, a leading global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, hosted its largest energy fleet forum to date.

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