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Navistar Advances Commitment to Natural Gas Through Partnership With Clean Energy

LISLE, IL - Navistar, Inc. announced its launch of a comprehensive natural gas strategy, including integrated natural gas product offerings and a strategic partnership with Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

Rollins, parent company of pest control provider Orkin, received the automaker's last U.S.-built Ranger back  in December, and is now looking into other pickup alternatives.

Rollins Inc. to Replace 5,000 Pickups

ATLANTA - With Ford ceasing U.S. production of the Ranger at the end of last year, Rollins Inc. is searching for a new model to replace the 5,000-plus Rangers in its existing fleet.

PHH Arval Names Pusdesris to Position of Vice President, Truck Engineering

SPARKS, MD - In this new position, PHH Arval stated that Pusdesris will focus on developing and leading a truck engineering team, and will report to Tom Keilty, senior vice president and chief operating officer.

(L-R): Todd Bloom, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc., announced the promotion of Len Doherty to VP, parts operations and Bill Mohr to VP, service operations, at the company's annual Kick-off Meeting on January 17.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Names New VP for After-Sales Group

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) named Bill Mohr as its new vice president, service operations and Len Doherty as its new vice president, parts operations, effective immediately.

Yokohama Tire Corporation Announces Organizational Changes, Promotions

Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) announced several strategic management promotions, effective immediately, according to Dan King, Yokohama senior vice president of sales and marketing.

Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu to Keynote Green Truck Summit at The Work Truck Show 2012

United States Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu will give the keynote address at the 2012 Green Truck Summit on Monday, March 5.

Coast-to-Coast and Border-to-Border LNG truck fueling.

Clean Energy Unveils America's Natural Gas Highway for Trucks

SEAL BEACH, CA - Trucks powered by cleaner, cheaper and All-American natural gas will soon travel the country on America's Natural Gas Highway-the network of LNG truck fueling stations being built by Clean Energy on Interstate Highways and in major metropolitan areas.

The HybriDrive parallel system is in final stages of development and is expected to be deployed in markets around the world early in 2013.

BAE Systems & Caterpillar Sign 20-Year Agreement for HybriDrive Parallel Systems

JOHNSON CITY, NY - BAE Systems and Caterpillar Inc. have signed a long-term supply agreement to collaborate on an energy-efficient parallel hybrid propulsion system for heavy-duty trucks.

Greenkraft Obtains CARB Certificate/EO for Natural Gas 2012 GM 6.0L

SANTA ANA, CA - The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has issued an Executive Order (EO) on Greenkraft Inc's 2012 dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems on General Motors 14,000 GVRW and above 6.0L eight-cylinder engine.

Linde Deepens LNG Commitment with New Truck Fleet

MURRAY HILL and NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Linde, a gasses and engineering company in the liquefied natural gas fueling market, is deepening its commitment to the fuel with the purchase of 20 LNG-fueled trucks.

Hino Trucks Repeats JD Power Award Win

NOVI, MI - Hino Trucks announced two new accolades from J.D. Power and Associates: highest in customer satisfaction with conventional medium-duty engines and highest in customer satisfaction among conventional medium-duty trucks.

Last Chance to Vote for 2012 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

TORRANCE, CA - It's the last week to vote for the 2012 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year.

FedEx, Hertz & Navistar Among Members of New Electrification Leadership Council

LISLE, IL - A group of transportation and utility industry leaders, including FedEx Express, Hertz, Navistar, PG&E, and others, formed the Electrification Leadership Council (ELC) - a new group dedicated to overcoming barriers to broad-scale electric vehicle deployment.

Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner See Increase In Sprinter Van Sales in 2011

MONTVALE, NJ – Mercedes-Benz announced that its commercial van dealers, Daimler Vans USA and its combined network of both Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter dealers, achieved a total of 16,577 vans sold, exceeding 2010’s sales of 8,559 units.

DTNA Adds 1,100 Positions in Ramp-up at Cleveland Truck Manufacturing Plant

CLEVELAND, NC - Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced the addition of a second shift and plans to ramp up production at its Freightliner Truck Manufacturing Plant in Cleveland, N.C., creating more than 1,100 new jobs by the end of 2012.

Oregon Green Transportation Conference Features Blue Star Gas Propane-Powered Vehicle

SALEM, OR - The McCoy Freightliner Green Transportation Conference Jan. 11 featured expert insights on the benefits of clean-burning propane autogas from Blue Star Gas President Jeff Stewart, who provided three Blue Star autogas vehicles for test driving.

ALK Technologies Announces PC*MILER|Tolls Quarterly Data Update

PRINCETON, NJ - To ensure that its customers have the latest toll data available for calculating toll costs, ALK Technologies releases an updated version of its PC*MILER|Tolls database on a quarterly basis.

Azure Dynamics Corporation announced that it has delivered its 1000th Balance Hybrid Electric Truck to Purolator, Azure's largest customer.

Azure Dynamics Delivers its 1000th Balance Hybrid Electric Truck to Purolator

OAK PARK, MI - Azure Dynamics Corporation announced that it has delivered its 1000th Balance Hybrid Electric Truck to Purolator, Azure's largest customer.

Turbine Truck Engine to Joint Venture

PAISLEY, FL - Turbine Truck Engines, Inc. (TTE), announced that they are entering into a joint venture with Energy Technology Services Co., Ltd.

Sales of Hybrid Medium- and Heavy-Duty Trucks Will Nearly Double in 2012

BOULDER, CO - The global economic recession has taken a huge toll on medium-duty (MD) and heavy-duty (HD) truck sales in many regions. At the same time, the precipitous rise of oil prices has sent diesel fuel costs to near record highs in many countries.

Vincentric Releases Total Cost of Ownership Calculator for Fleets

BINGHAM FARMS, MI - Users are able to manipulate dozens of specific variables for each market and each driver, including actual acquisition costs, specific annual mileage, state, finance terms, fuel costs and lifecycle terms for more than 2,000 vehicle configurations from the 2011 and 2012 model years.

Brian Small.

Ed Peper Named GM’s New Head of Fleet and Commercial Operations

DETROIT – General Motors has named Ed Peper, formerly general sales manager for the Cadillac brand, to the position of General Manager, Fleet and Commercial Operations. Brian Small has been named to the position of General Manager, US Sales Support Operations, for the company, where he will be working with GM’s dealer network.

AP Exhaust Technologies Acquires Assets of ANSA Automotive Parts Distributors

SAN RAFAEL, CA - AP Exhaust Technologies, Inc. (AP Exhaust) of Goldsboro, N.C., an exhaust and emissions products provider, acquired the assets of ANSA Automotive Parts Distributors, Inc. (ANSA), of Macon, Ga.

Eaton Completes Acquisition of E.A. Pedersen Company

CLEVELAND - Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced it has completed its acquisition of E.A. Pedersen Company, a manufacturer of medium voltage switchgear primarily for the electrical utilities industry.

NTEA Announces New and Requalified MVP Companies

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Through its Member Verification Program (MVP), the NTEA has requalified 26 member companies and approved six new member companies for their commitment to excellence by their effective use of safety and quality standards.


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