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: Todd Bloom (center left), MFTA's President & CEO, presents the Mitsubishi Fuso North American Dealer of the Year Award to Frank Messina, dealer principal, as he is joined by other employees of Messina Truck Center, Tampa, Fla. (PHOTO: Mitsubishi Fuso)

Mitsubishi Fuso Names Dealer of the Year

Five dealers were recognized as MFTA Dealer's of the Year, with one overall winner, Messina Truck Center in Tampa, Fla.

LoJack, Retriever to Offer Mobile Field Service Platform

LoJack Corp. and Retriever Communications will offer a mobile field service management platform to provide field service fleets a scalable mobile solution that combines telematics and fleet management with data capture and real-time scheduling.

Photo 2015 Mercedes-Benz C400 by Vince Taroc.

Ward's Names 10 Best Vehicle Interiors of 2015

Three sedans, two pickup trucks, two five-door hatchbacks, two compact SUVs, and a minivan made the list of Ward's 10 Best Interiors for 2015.

Photo courtesy of LeasePlan.

LeasePlan Sale Talks Terminated

Discussions about the possible sale of LeasePlan Corp. have ended after the global fleet management company's Dutch parent and a group of investors were unable to reach an agreement.

HDT FIle Photo

Fuel-Tax Bill Would Trigger Highway-Funding Fix

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. House Thursday would index the current federal gasoline and diesel fuel taxes to inflation, raising $27.5 billion to ensure highway-infrastructure spending is funded for exactly 1.7 years.

Trimble Enhances Field Service Management Software

Trimble has launched Trimble Fleet Express, a new fleet management offering for fleet and field service operators, according to the company.

Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Earns Top Safety Rating

The all-new pickup, featuring a body constructed of military-grade aluminum, aces NHTSA’s frontal and side crash tests and earns an overall 5-Star score.

Photo courtesy of UPS.

UPS Hires TruStar to Install CNG Fueling Stations

TruStar Energy has been contracted to design and build 15 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations for UPS, the fueling infrastructure developer announced.

Chevin Introduces Health Check Alerts for Fleet Software

Chevin’s new health check alerts monitor client’s fleet software and provide a pro-active support service.

Bromley

Reedy Industries Adds Responsibilities to Fleet Role

Julie Bromley has been named manager of shared services of the mechanical group for Reedy Industries in Bensenville, Ill.

GE Capital Fleet Services Introduces Analytics Platform

GE Capital Fleet Services today introduced BrightWorks Insights, a fleet analytics platform that brings together data from drivers, vehicles, fleet services, and third parties to enable companies to make smarter fleet management decisions.

Diesel Price at Lowest Level in More than 5 Years

The national average cost of on-highway diesel has fallen once again over the past week, posting its fifth uninterrupted drop and hitting its lowest level since late December of 2009, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.

GE to Sell Fleet Management Unit by 2018

General Electric will sell off its fleet management and automotive financing business units by 2018 under a strategic plan to focus on its core businesses and shed most of its finance and banking businesses, the company has announced.

Ford F-650 featuring a bi-fuel AutoGas system conversion. (PHOTO: Alliance AutoGas)

Alliance Debuts Propane Autogas System for F-650/750

Alliance AutoGas showcased its new "plug and play" Bi-Fuel AutoGas System conversion on a Ford F-650/F-750.

FTX Registration Is Open

Focusing on three main areas including alternative fuels, fleet software and heavy-duty technologies, Fleet Technology Expo takes a comprehensive look at fleet efficiencies. Register before July 24 for the early-bird discount.

Nielsen

Driving Dynamics Elevates Nielsen to New Management Role

Driving Dynamics, Inc., has promoted 18-year company veteran Stig Nielsen to the new role of manager for field development and technical adviser to support the company's growth strategy.

Vincentric Announces 2015 Fleet Value Awards

Vincentric has announced its 2015 Best Fleet Value awards with Ford, FCA US, General Motors and Toyota capturing the most categories for their 2015 model-year vehicles.

Photo courtesy of Service ElectricService Electric Company posted several photos on its website of two bucket trucks holding up the American flag in honor of the fallen workers.

Three Utility Workers Killed by Car Collision

Three Service Electric Company employees were killed April 2 when two cars collided and one careened into them while they worked on the shoulder of U.S. Highway 27.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: The Art of Parallel Parking

There are plenty of drivers who dread or avoid parallel parking, but it's really not that difficult to master. Here's some practical advice, provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance and All-Star Driver, you can pass along to fleet drivers.

Photo courtesy of the National Waste & Recycling Association.

Refuse Industry Lobbies for Stricter Traffic Laws

Too often, impatient motorists drive carelessly around garbage trucks – a trend that fuels an alarming fatality rate for trash collectors.

Photo of Ram ProMaster City courtesy of FCA US.

FCA Announces 26-City 2016-MY Fleet Tour Dates

FCA US will begin a 26-city tour of fleet previews on April 23 that begins in Iowa and ends in Seattle eight weeks later.

Photo : NREL

National Renewable Energy Lab Offers Online CNG Tool

Fleets considering a compressed natural gas program now have an online resource to help evaluate cost-effectiveness.

Charter to Acquire Bright House Networks for $10.4B

The business will be conducted through a partnership of which Charter will own 73.7 percent and Advance/Newhouse will own 26.3 percent.

Palfinger P480

Palfinger Wins IAPA Vehicle Mounted Product of the Year

Palfinger beat out some tough competition at this year´s International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) in the vehicle-mounted platforms category. The P480, its new access platform, won “Product of the Year” at this year’s IPAF Summit held in Washington DC on March 26.

National Lineman Appreciation Day: Duke Energy Heroes Shine

In a Letter of Commendation from the Ohio House of Representatives, Speaker of the House Cliff Rosenberger and State Rep. Timothy Derickson saluted Duke Energy for its recognition of National Lineman Appreciation Day.





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