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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.

Demonstrating the results of an engine teardown following a million miles of using re-refined oil in actual fleet use was Pat Fetterman, industry liaison advisor for Infineum.

EcoPower Announces Engine Teardown Results from First-Ever Million-Mile Test Using Re-Refined Oil

MOORESVILLE, NC – Safety-Kleen Systems, which markets EcoPower re-refined engine oil, announced on July 25 the results of a four-year, million-mile test of the engine oil used in two 2007 Cummins ISX 450 hp EGR diesel engines operated by Cooke Trucking Co.

TomTom Business Solutions Debuts Software Alliance Program

BOSTON – TomTom Business Solutions announced the launch of the TomTom Software Alliance Program, which delivers additional value to commercial fleets by integrating core TomTom fleet management technology with industry leading software.

Southfield Capital Completes Sale of Total Fleet Solutions

GREENWICH, CT - Southfield Capital Advisors, a private investment firm focused on the lower middle-market, has completed the sale of Material Handling Services, LLC, d/b/a Total Fleet Solutions ("TFS"), to CI Capital Partners.

NETS Drive Safely Work Week 2012 Materials Available for Free Download

VIENNA, VA - Drive Safely Work Week 2012, sponsored by NETS, is October 1-5. This year's theme is Back to Basics—Your Keys to Safe Driving.

From July 23rd through August 10th, the Ben & Jerry's Scoop Truck will tour Seattle, stopping at local businesses, non-profits and community events. Tweet the truck, @BenJerrysWest, for a chance to bring some peace, love and new Greek Frozen Yogurt to your worthwhile event. (Photo: Business Wire)

Ben & Jerry’s Delivers Sweets via Tweets in Seattle

SEATTLE - From July 23rd through August 10th, the Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Truck will tour Seattle, stopping at local businesses, non-profits and community events.

Held in Lime Kiln Park in Grafton, Wis., the event featured autogas pickup trucks, several models of propane lawn mowers, and a complimentary propane-grilled lunch sponsored by AmeriGas.

Propane in the Park Event Showcases Alt Fuel Technology for Fleets

MILWAUKEE – Propane autogas industry experts came together for Wisconsin Clean Cities’ “Propane in the Park” event to educate Milwaukee-area fleets about clean propane autogas technology.

Peterbilt Offers NAMCO to PTO Feature

DENTON, TEXAS – Peterbilt Motors Company’s extensive vocational product line now is now available with a wide range of split shaft power take-off (PTO) options.

Smith Electric Vehicles Launches Production of All-Electric Newton Step Van

KANSAS CITY, MO - Smith Electric Vehicles Corp., unveiled the Newton Step Van, an all-electric, zero-emission vehicle built on the versatile Newton platform that features a walk-in body produced by Indiana-based Utilimaster.

NRF and NCCR Join Coalition Legal Brief Opposing New Federal Trucking Regulations

WASHINGTON - The National Retail Federation (NRF) and its National Council of Chain Restaurants (NCCR) division joined a coalition of manufacturers, shippers and transportation providers today to file an amicus brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals opposing new federal trucking regulations on drivers’ hours-of-service, stating the regulations were arbitrary and capricious.

Wright Express Construction Industry Fuel Consumption Index Shows Increase in June

SOUTH PORTLAND, ME – Wright Express (WEX) has released the latest results of its Construction Fuel Consumption Index (FCI), which found an increase of 0.8% in June, 2012, when compared to June 2011.


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