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Blue1USA Named to Inc. Magazine List

Blue1USA has been included on Inc. Magazine's annual list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. The company is ranked number 3727 for the three-year period ending December of 2014.

Diesel Prices Spur Fleet Interest in Fuel Cost Reduction

Uncertainty over the direction in which diesel prices are heading is prompting fleet operators to explore on-board solutions, such as GreenRoad's driver behavior and fleet performance system, which minimize the impact on overall costs, according to the company.

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Firestone Industrial Products Names President

Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC, (Firestone), announced that it has named Scott Damon president, Firestone Industrial Products. Damon succeeds John Vincent, who served as president of Firestone since 2010.

Photo courtesy of Evergreen CNG Systems.

Public CNG Station Opens Near LAX

TIMCO CNG has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Inglewood, Calif., near Los Angeles International Airport, announced Evergreen CNG Systems, which commissioned the facility.

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Jasper Engines & Transmissions Names VP

Jasper Engines & Transmissions announced the promotion of Luke Bawel to vice president t of Jasper's Supply Chain and Logistics Groups.

Photo by Kareem Girgis.

Fleet Technology Awards Announced

Six fleet managers took home awards and top honors for the efficiency and sustainability categories during the Fleet Technology Expo’s Light & Medium Duty Fleet awards on Aug. 26.

Photo courtesy of Blue Star Gas.

Ore. Beverage Fleet Reduces Fuel Costs with Autogas

An Oregon-based beverage distributor has cut the company's greenhouse gas emissions by over 20 percent and saved an estimated $10,000 in fuel costs in the seven months since it converted 10 gasoline-powered cargo vans to run on propane autogas.

Photo of Hino's 195h cabover by Kevin Haegele.

Fleet Managers Go Hands-On With Green Vehicles

Fleet managers drove a wide spectrum of green fleet vehicles including a diesel-electric hybrid cabover, battery-electric Class 8 rig, and plug-in hybrid SUV that's yet to reach the market at the Fleet Technology Expo's Aug. 25 ride and drive event.

Photo via Wikipedia.

EV, Hybrid Interest Flat for 3 Years

A new Harris Poll has found that U.S. customer interest in battery-electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and gasoline-electric vehicles has largely remained unchanged since 2013.

American Natural Gas Building Ky. CNG Station

The American Natural Gas LLC (ANG) announced the construction of a public compressed natural gas station (CNG) in Georgetown, Ky., with Bestway Express serving as the station's anchor tenant.

Screen capture of I-96 and I-696 corridor obtained from Michigan.gov site.

Michigan DOT Testing 'Smart' Roads

A 20-mile stretch of Michigan's interstate 96 and I-696 has been equipped with cameras and monitors to test the Department of Transportation's (MDOT) connected-corridor initiative, reported the Detroit News.

Photo by Paul Clinton.

USPS to Rent Cargo Vans to Fill Delivery Gaps

The U.S. Postal Service has asked companies to submit proposals for a rental contract for cargo vans to "fill in for vehicles out of service," according to a solicitation posted to FedBizOpps.gov.

Navistar Names New Treasurer

Navistar International Corporation announced that Bill McMenamin, president of Navistar Financial Corporation (NFC), will add responsibilities as senior vice president and treasurer of the company.

Diesel Prices Drop as Oil Hits 6-Year Lows

Amidst some of the lowest crude oil prices since 2009, the average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel continued its more than 2-month streak of price drops.

Webb (left) and Halliday

Element Names Webb President of Fleet Management Unit

Element Financial Corp. has tapped the leader of the recently acquired GE Capital fleet unit as president and chief executive for its U.S. fleet management company and will shift the existing president to its Toronto-based operation.

Truck and Van News: Recalls, 2016 Toyota Tacoma, and Ford Cold Weather Testing

Recent headlines include FCA and Ford recalls, 2016 Nissan van enhancement, and 2016 Tacoma pricing.

Video Safety Tips for the New School Year

The National Safety Council and Washington State offer driving advice for back-to-school season.

Photo courtesy of FCA.

FCA Recalls Ram 4500 and 5500 Trucks

The recall, which involves just 199 vehicles, will address a front suspension issue.

Photo courtesy of Renewable Energy Group.

REG Acquires Wash. Biodiesel Refinery

Biodiesel producer Renewable Energy Group (REG) has completed its acquisition of substantially all the assets of Imperium Renewables, Inc., including the 100-million gallon nameplate biodiesel refinery and terminal at the Port of Grays Harbor, Wash., the company announced.

A Class 5 International TerraStar Dump Truck. (Photo: Navistar)

Class 5-7 Truck Orders on the Rise

For the month of July, Class 5-7 trucks posted 15,900 net orders, vs. the 14,700 units posted in June, with Class 6-7 orders up 7 percent year-over-year.

Colo. Selects CNG Stations for Grant Program

The Colorado Energy Office, along with the Regional Air Quality Council and the Colorado Department of Transportation, has selected four compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station locations under the third round of funding from the ALT Fuels Colorado grant program.

World of Speed to Host Pacific Northwest NAFA Chapter Meeting

The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the NAFA Fleet Management Association will be held Thursday, September 10 at the World of Speed Museum in Wilsonville, Ore.

Honda of America Executive Vice President and CEO Tom Shoup speaks at the opening of the company's CNG fueling station in Marysville, Ohio. Photo courtesy of Honda.

Honda Opens Public CNG Station in Ohio

Honda has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on its campus in Marysville, Ohio, the company announced.

Port of Virginia Relaunches Clean-Diesel Incentive Program

The Port of Virginia has relaunched its Green Operator Program, which provides up to $20,000 toward the purchase of clean-diesel trucks that service the port and up to $6,000 toward the purchase and installation of retrofit devices, announced Virginia Clean Cities (VCC).

Graph courtesy of the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute.

Real-World Fuel Economy Improves Gradually

Fuel economy has seen a gradual increase in light-duty vehicles since the 1990s with a 1.8 mpg improvement in 2013, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute.





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