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Dept. of Energy Invests in R&D for Lightweight Vehicle Materials

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Energy Dept. has announced $8 million in funding for seven projects to create lighter and stronger materials for U.S. vehicles.

Florida Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition Launched

TALLAHASSEE, FL - A group of 15 companies announced the creation of The Florida Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (FNGVC), including TECO/Peoples Gas, Florida Natural Gas, Champion Brands, and JJ Taylor Companies.

Altec Recalling 141 Aerial-Device Utility Trucks

WASHINGTON – Altec Industries is recalling 141 2012 model-year aerial device vehicles built on the Navistar TerraStar chassis, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported.

Mitchell 1 to Hold Shop Management System Training Workshop in Seattle

POWAY, CA – Mitchell 1 will hold this year’s third and final Shop Management System Training Workshop Oct. 4-6 in Seattle, Wash. at the Hotel Monaco, located at 1101 4th Ave.

Northern California Chevron Refinery Fire Impacts West Coast Fuel Supply

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Because of the Chevron refinery fire in Northern California, the West Coast is facing a fuel shortage and rising gas prices. Something we all know places a burden on this state’s fragile economy.

FMCSA's Fit, Willing, and Able Policy Raises the Safety Bar

WASHINGTON, DC – The FMCSA’s Fit, Willing and Able policy guidance raises the safety bar for commercial trucks and buses by providing the specific criteria the agency considers when it grants, withholds, revokes or suspends a company’s operating authority registration.

Verizon Helps Companies Manage Fleets

NEW YORK – Verizon is enhancing Field Force Manager and Fleet Control to help companies achieve greater returns -- from managing mobile workforces to fleets on the street.

CEI Raises Driver Safety Awareness

TREVOSE, PA – The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) announced an enhancement to its online DriverCare Risk Manager application designed to raise fleet drivers’ awareness of their safety record.

Xata Changes Name to XRS Corporation

MINNEAPOLIS — Xata Corporation announced the company is changing its name to XRS Corporation and introduced a revolutionary all-mobile platform of the same name for trucking compliance, performance and fleet optimization.

Landi Renzo and Reading Equipment & Distribution Form Partnership

TORRANCE, CA - Landi Renzo USA and Reading Equipment & Distribution have announced a partnership to produce and deliver alternative-fuel vehicles using compressed natural gas (CNG) directly to Ford dealership floors across North America.

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. commends Frito-Lay on the growth of their fleet of all-electric vehicles. Once all of the vehicles are deployed by the end of the year, California will be home to 105 all-electric delivery trucks, the largest deployment in any state, according to the company. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for Frito-Lay/AP Images).

Frito-Lay Rolls Out Growing Fleet of All-electric Delivery Trucks in California

PLANO, TEXAS – PepsiCo Frito-Lay North America announced the growth of Frito-Lay's California electric truck fleet, which, by the end of 2012, will be home to 105 all-electric delivery trucks, the largest deployment in any state, according to the company.

New Detroit DT12 Transmission Enhances Fuel Efficiency and Performance

NAPA VALLEY, CA – Detroit Diesel Corporation showcased the Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission.

SmartDrive Study Finds Eco-Driving Improves Fuel Economy for Waste-Hauling Fleets

SAN DIEGO – SmartDrive Systems, a provider of driving intelligence solutions that improve safety, reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, announced the results of its Waste-Hauling Fleet Fuel Efficiency Study.

Icom North America Earns 17 New EPA Certifications for GM Vehicles

NEW HUDSON, MI – Icom North America has received 17 new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifications for its patented JTG II Propane Liquid Injection bi-fuel systems.

MWW Automotive to Continue Ford F-150 Component Production Through 2013

HOWELL, MI – MWW Automotive Group announced that it has been awarded the continuation of the currently ongoing production for the painting and fulfillment of interior parts for the Ford F-150 series line of trucks through 2013.

Steel's Continued Reinvention

DETROIT - An increasing number of recently published studies about advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) reveal that it has become the lightweight automotive material that best addresses society's need for reduced greenhouse gas emissions, without compromising safety, performance, or affordability.

First Call Ambulance Adopts Traumasoft Solution

NASHVILLE - In an effort to keep its equipment and processes up-to-date, First Call is adopting Traumasoft's Connected solutions as a significant part of its day-to-day and long-term operational processes.

National Petroleum Council Reports on Diesel Engines

WASHINGTON – Clean diesel engines will continue to be the dominant power source for heavy-duty vehicles in the United States for “decades to come because of their power and efficiency.”

Green Fleet Conference Adds Medium-Duty Track

TORRANCE, CA - The Green Fleet Conference, to be held Oct. 2-3 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, introduces an all-new medium-duty truck track.

Navistar Announces Actions Designed to Enhance Competitive Position

LISLE, IL - Navistar International Corporation announced significant actions that build on the company's previously announced introduction of ICT+ (In-Cylinder Technology Plus).

Waste Management Introduces Fleet of CNG Trucks in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, KY – Waste Management has launched a new local fleet of 25 clean-burning CNG trucks and unveiled Louisville's first public-access, 24-hour compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station.

WD-40 Looking For Advisory Board Members

SAN DIEGO – WD-40 Company is asking automotive experts to join its new informal advisory board, the WD-40 VOICE, to let their voices be heard and help shape the future of its products.

CSA Revision Process a Start, but Flaws Remain

ARLINGTON, VA – In comments filed July 30, American Trucking Associations told the FMSCA that while it supports the agency's new process for improving its carrier oversight program CSA, the system still has serious deficiencies that must be corrected.

UPS's sustainability report details a number of the company's accomplishments in 2011.

UPS Gets A+ For Sustainability

ATLANTA - UPS published its latest annual Sustainability Report, becoming one of only 10 U.S. corporations registered to date this year with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) to have achieved A+ status for superior transparency, according to the company.

Report: Diesel Engines Are Here for Decades to Come

Washington, D.C. – Clean diesel engines will continue to be the dominant power source for heavy-duty vehicles in the U.S. for “decades to come because of their power and efficiency”, according to a newly released study prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy.


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