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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).

Terex Corporation Announces Senior Leadership Changes

Terex Corporation announced several leadership changes within its Cranes, Aerial Work Platforms, Material Handling & Port Solutions, and Demag Cranes AG business segments.

GPS Insight Adds HOS Solution to GPS Tracking Platform

GPS Insight, a leading GPS fleet tracking solution provider, announced its new GPS Insight Hours of Service Solution as an addition to its GPS Tracking software, intended for fleets that need both electronic driver logs and GPS tracking combined.

AMP and Momentum Dynamics to Deploy Wirelessly Charged Electric Paratransit

AMP and Momentum Dynamics will supply fully electric vehicles and wireless charging pads for the existing Berks Area Regional Transportation Authority (BARTA) pilot project to begin in the first quarter of 2013.

Leonardo Academy Awarded $1.6 Million Grant to Implement Clean Diesel Projects

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Leonardo Academy a $1,600,000 Diesel Emission Reduction Act Grant.

TRW Launches Passive Entry System On New Ram Truck

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., an automotive safety systems manufacturer, brings its Passive Entry system to Chrysler's new 2013 Ram trucks, offering a greater level of convenience than traditional Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) systems.

Forecast of Natural Gas Trucks to be Sold Worldwide from 2012-2019

Because trucks and buses use significant amounts of fuel and tend to emit high levels of greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions, diesel and natural gas (NG) vehicles are increasingly attractive options in these commercial markets.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Launches New Web Site

In January 2013, Hyundai Construction Equipment launched a new web site at Compared to the previous site, launched in 2009, the new web site has improved design and added functionality.

Update Your Fleet's Information for 2013

TORRANCE, CA - Automotive Fleet is requesting updated fleet information for inclusion in the 2013 Fleet 500.

Mitusbishi Fuso Offers Side-Mounted Fuel Tank Option for 2013 Canter FE

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. announced that an optional, factory-installed 33-gallon fuel tank mounted on the outside of the frame rail on the left side of the cab-chassis will be available for its 2013 model FUSO Canter FE Series trucks.


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