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Transit Connect Boosts Florist’s Productivity

DEARBORN, MI - Michigan-based Mancuso Florists has benefited from the fuel efficiency of its Ford Transit Connect, which has helped the business cut down on fuel costs while maximizing deliveries.

Stonyfield Farm Cuts Emissions & Fuel Use

LONDONDERRY, NH - In addition to reducing its total annual CO2 emissions by more than 40 percent between 2006-2008, the yogurt company also achieved $2.5 million in fuel cost savings in 2007 and 2008 alone.

Last Chance to Vote for 2010-MY Fleet Car & Truck of the Year

TORRANCE, CA - Voting for the seventh annual Automotive Fleet 2010-MY Fleet Car and Truck of the Year awards closes Thursday, Oct. 15.

EcoBoost Contributes 125 New U.S. Patents

DEARBORN, MI - Ford's new high-performance, fuel-saving EcoBoost technology is making waves in the engineering community, with the 3.5L version of the engine contributing 125 new patents and patent applications.

Toyota Begins Highlander Production in Indiana

PRINCETON, IN - One of 12 models Toyota produces in North America, production of the Highlander sport utility vehicle began Oct. 8 at the company's plant in Princeton, Ind.

New IT Resource Available for Fleets

PRINCETON, NJ - Fleet managers have created a guide to help fleets utilize technology for easier and more time- and cost-efficient fleet management.

City of Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman to Co-Present Green Awards

City of Columbus, Ohio, Mayor Michael B. Coleman will co-present the first-ever Environmental Leadership Awards at the upcoming Green Fleet Conference, Oct. 19-20 in Chicago.

Chrysler Names New Chiefs to Head Ram & Car Brands

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Chrysler Group LLC has named executives to head its newly created Dodge Ram and Dodge Car brands.

NBB VP Testifies Before U.S. House Committee on Importance of Extending Biodiesel Tax Credit

WASHINGTON - Manning Feraci, Vice President of Federal Affairs for the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), testified before the U.S. House Committee on Small Business regarding the pressing need to extend and reform the biodiesel tax incentive.

Navistar Names Chief Financial Officer

WARRENVILLE, IL - Andrew J. (A.J.) Cederoth was named executive vice president and chief financial officer of Navistar International Corporation.

Commercial Fleet Tire Digest Web Site Now Easier to Navigate

SAN ANTONIO - The Commercial Fleet Tire Digest, introduced in 2006, is an authoritative guide to reducing tire expenditures. Each month Al Cohn, director of new market development and engineering support for Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.), discusses a subject of particular interest to fleet operators and others concerned with tire safety, wear and cost as well as how to enhance fuel economy through tire technology and use.

New Torqshift Six-Speed Transmission Harnesses, Channels Increased Power from New Ford Engines

DALLAS - All-new diesel and gasoline engines are key reasons why the 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty maintains best-in-class towing and payload and adds enhanced off-road capability.

A.R.E. Installs CX Series Truck Cap on Exterminator Project Truck

MASSILLON, OHIO - In its newest weekly video, A.R.E. equips its pest control work truck - The A.R.E. Exterminator - with the company's CX Series Truck Cap.

All-Electric Navistar Truck Unveiled on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON - Members of Congress were shown an early result of federal stimulus investments paying dividends - an all-electric commercial truck from Navistar, Inc. that does not depend on foreign oil, is already generating jobs, and offers real potential to usher in a new wave of U.S.-led clean vehicle technologies.

Palfinger's Epsilon Cranes Come To North America

NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO - The EPSILON timber and recycling crane will now be an additional product Palfinger North America offering in North and Latin America.

Free Webinar on Distracted Driving Oct. 13

TORRANCE, CA - Those who attend all three sessions will receive a Fleet Safety Training Certificate. Sign up now.

Chicago Mayor Daley to Speak at Green Fleet Conference

TORRANCE, CA - Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley will be a featured speaker at the Green Fleet Conference, scheduled Oct. 19-20 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Gov’t Employees Banned from Behind-the-Wheel Texting

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order Oct. 1 to prohibit texting while driving on official government business or while using government-supplied equipment.

Navistar to Produce 400 Electric Trucks

WASHINGTON - Navistar unveiled an all-electric commercial truck to members of Congress Sept. 30 as a preview of the trucks to be built in 2010.

Owens & Minor Joins EPA SmartWay Partnership

RICHMOND, VA - Owens & Minor's private fleet and its energy-efficient business practices earned the SmartWay Performance score of 1.25, the highest rating available in the SmartWay Transport Partnership.

EPA Awards $1.2M for Greener Trucks

NEW YORK - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $1.2 million to replace 51 older delivery trucks with diesel-electric hybrid trucks certified to the EPA's 2007 diesel standards.

Coca-Cola Deploys More Hybrid Trucks

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - The seven new hybrid-electric delivery trucks will be used on routes throughout Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Los Lunas, and Belen.

2010 Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab

Dodge Announces Order Cutoff Date for 2010-MY Dodge Ram 3500/4500/5500

DETROIT - Dodge is reminding fleets the model-year for 2010 Dodge Ram 3500/4500/5500 Cab and Chassis models will be short, with an order cutoff date of Oct. 8th, due to the limited production window.

Detroit Diesel Applies for EPA Certification of 2010 Engines with BlueTec Emissions Control System

PORTLAND, OR - Detroit Diesel Corporation has filed applications with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resource Board (CARB) for 2010 certification of Detroit Diesel DD13 and DD15 engines with BlueTec emissions control systems.

Hino Trucks Expands Product Offering Through Strengthened Relationship with Fontaine Modification

NOVI, MI - Hino Trucks and Fontaine Modification Company announced that Fontaine will open a dedicated modification center in Williamstown, W.V., to support Hino's West Virginia based truck assembly plant.

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