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Frito-Lay Marks One Million All-Electric Miles

PLANO, TEXAS -- The all-electric trucks introduced by PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America division have charged their way to a million miles this month.

VVS CNG F-250

Venchurs Launches CNG Ford Truck Demo Fleet

Adrian, MI – Venchurs Vehicle Systems (VVS) has launched a new nationwide demo fleet program where work truck fleet managers and buyers can put CNG and bi-fuel technology to the test.

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Auto Truck’s McCotter Announces Retirement

Bartlett, IL– Gage McCotter, long-time CFO at Auto Truck Group has announced that he will retire, effective June 1, 2012.

Midlands Carrier Transicold to distribute Idle Free electric APU

OMAHA, NE – Midlands Carrier Transicold has signed an agreement to sell, install, and service the Idle Free electric APU, manufactured by Idle Free Systems.

Sunny Delight Implements CNG Fleet

DALLAS, TEXAS – Transplace, a provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, and Sunny Delight Beverages Co. announced the successful implementation of a compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet in Southern California.

Gage McCotter, Auto Truck Group's CFO, started with the company in 1979.

Auto Truck Group's CFO Gage McCotter to Retire

BARTLETT, IL - Gage McCotter, long-time CFO at Auto Truck Group, announced that he will retire, effective June 1, 2012.

GreenMan Subsidiary Receives EPA Approval

LYNNFIELD, MA - GreenMan Technologies, Inc. announced that its American Power Group Inc. (APG) subsidiary has received online notification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that its recent Clean Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Engine Conversion Submission has been approved.

Locker shown with a Verizon DroidX.

Dock-N-Lock Cell Phones to Prevent Distracted Driving

SARASOTA, FL - Dock-N-Lock LLC has developed a patented solution that will provide business owners and parents some peace of mind in their fight against cell phone distracted driving.

(L-R) Robert Woodall, Peterbilt director of sales and marketing; Rusty Rush, Dealer Principal; Marvin Rush, Dealer Principal; Joe Walls, General Manager; Bill Kozek, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President

Peterbilt Names Medium Duty Dealer of the Year

DENTON, TEXAS – Peterbilt Motors Company named Rush Peterbilt Truck Center – Houston the 2011 Peterbilt Medium Duty Dealer of the Year.

TravelCenters of America Presents $30,000 BP Fueling Communities Grant to Trucker’s Development & Relief Fund

WESTLAKE, OHIO - TravelCenters of America, LLC presented a BP Fueling Communities grant donation of $30,000 to The St. Christopher Truckers Development & Relief Fund (SCF).

Joe Spina owner of Direct Towing out of Sarasota, Fla., won the 2012MY Hino model 258ALP at the 2012 Florida Tow Show.

Hino Truck Raffled at 2012 Florida Tow Show

NOVI, MI – Hino Trucks teamed up with Miller Industries to provide one lucky tow operator a chance to win a fully loaded 2012MY Hino model 258ALP with a Century 12 Series LCG Carrier.

Jasper Engines & Transmissions was recently recognized for performance excellence as a Secondary Repairables (SECREPS) Supplier within the Raytheon Technical Service Company (RTSC).

JASPER Earns 2011 Raytheon Excellence Award

JASPER, IN - Jasper Engines & Transmissions was recently recognized for performance excellence as a Secondary Repairables (SECREPS) Supplier within the Raytheon Technical Service Company (RTSC).

The event featured alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles of all types from major vehicle manufacturers, including Ford, GM, Toyota, Honda and Nissan.

Wisconsin Green Vehicles Workshop Features Propane Autogas Trucks

MILWAUKEE – Alliance AutoGas fueling partner Charter Fuels shared the benefits of clean, affordable propane autogas for fleets at the ninth annual “Driving Toward 2020: Green Vehicles Workshop.”

ZoomSafer Audit on Construction Company Found 62% of Employees Distracted

HERNDON, VA - A ZoomSafer study showed an unnamed fleet with high cell-phone distraction rates.

PG&E & Altec Team Up for ‘Green Fleet’ Utility Trucks

DIXON, CA – Altec Industries, joined by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new “green-focused” manufacturing facility April 22 in Dixon, Calif.

AutoZone Recognizes Top Suppliers

MEMPHIS, TN - AutoZone, Inc., a retailer and distributor of auto parts and accessories, recognized GRI Engineering Development LLC and Bosch Brake Components as Vendors of the Year during the AutoZone Vendor Summit 2012 held in Memphis, Tenn.

Driving Dynamics New Backing & Parking Course for Utility & Service Fleets

NEWARK, DE – The recently introduced behind-the-wheel training program for Backing and Parking for utility and service fleets by DRIVING DYNAMICS includes online, classroom, and hands-on training for each driver.

Some important tips from Yokohama Tire on how to read the sidewall of your tire.

VIDEO: Yokohama Tire Corporation Refocuses on Tips For Reading Sidewalls

FULLERTON, CA – Yokohama Tire Corporation’s latest installment of its education-focused video series – “Tire Tips” – features an updated version of how to read a tire’s sidewall.

ARI Receives UTC Supplier Gold Distinction

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ – ARI - Automotive Resources International, a global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, has received the prestigious United Technologies Corporation (UTC) Supplier Gold award, a fleet comprised of approximately 80 percent trucks, vans, and SUVs.

CARB Sends California Warehouse & Distribution Companies Packing, States The International Warehouse Logistics Association

SACRAMENTO, CA - The International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) today continued to express its strong opposition about actions taken by the California Air Resources Board.

Cummins Signs Agreement to Purchase SCR Doser Assets from Hilite International

COLUMBUS, IN -- Cummins Inc. announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets associated with the emissions control products of Hilite International.

Multi-Axle Vehicle Tolls to Rise July 1

OAKLAND, CA -- The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) has reminded drivers of big-rig trucks, cars, and trucks hauling trailers, and other vehicles or combinations with more than two axles that the second step in the two-phase toll increase approved in 2010 for multi-axle vehicles on Bay Area toll bridges takes effect July 1.

BBM Acquires Heavy Duty Trucking Magazine

TORRANCE, CA – Bobit Business Media (BBM) , the publisher of Fleet Financials, has acquired Newport Business Media’s publishing properties — Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT), TruckingInfo.com, Heavy Duty Aftermarket Journal, and Newport Poster Network.

MotorWeek Visits Delaware!

OWINGS MILLS, MD - This week’s Clean Cities Success Story takes us to Delaware and highlights the state’s truck stop electrification program.

Qualcomm Teams with InstallerNet to Support Nationwide Market Adoption of MCP50

SAN DIEGO, CA - Qualcomm Incorporated and InstallerNet Inc. announced a strategic installation program to make it easier for commercial fleets to adopt Qualcomm’s Mobile Computing Platform 50 (MCP50).

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