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Present at the ground breaking were (l-r) Wayne Snead, Texas Gas Services; Margaret Gomez, Travis Co. Commissioner; Steven Josephs, co-founder and VP of Engineering, AMP Americas; John Fowler, president, South Texas, US Foods; Texas State Rep. Jason Isaac, R-Dripping Springs; and CV Belanger, VP Operations, US Foods.

AMP Americas Breaks Ground on 20th CNG Fueling Station

AMP Americas announced has broken ground on a new public-access ampCNG fueling station in Buda, Texas, with US Foods serving as the station’s anchor fleet.

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Advanced Biofuels USA Adds to Board

Chris Tindal, former director for Operational Energy working for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, has joined the Advanced Biofuels USA board of directors.

Utilimaster to Hire 100 Workers

The company is seeking workers to fill several positions during the facility’s first shift, including a plant manager, plant supervisors, general assemblers, and skilled trades team leaders including welder, decalers, electrical assembly, and mechanical assembly.

Genie Hosts Online Training for Operators

In an effort to educate customers on new standards for aerial operator training, Genie is answering questions on its website and through social media December 4-8.

Mitchell 1 Updates to 2017-MY Data

Mitchell 1 has completed model-year 2017 updates to its labor estimating, diagnostic trouble code procedures, and repair information for all makes of medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Graphic courtesy of Geotab.

Geotab Launches Roadside Service Solution

Geotab is offering a service designed to reduce vehicle downtime via a comprehensive roadside assistance management solution.

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Geotab Joins TRALA

Geotab is the newest Associate Member of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA), the nonprofit national trade association for the truck renting and leasing industry.

Houston area driver Jim McCauley receives the keys to an International ProStar from Danny Thomas of Navistar as the winner of the OnCommand Connection Sweepstakes. (Photo courtesy of Navistar)

Houston Truck Driver Wins International ProStar

The sweepstakes, which was open to qualified truck drivers holding a CDL, celebrated the availability of OnCommand Connection Telematics.

At Nissan Technical Center North America (NTCNA) in Michigan, Mrs. Doorboto – also known as Rosie, is the door-slammer-in-chief. In just three days, without need of a coffee break, the 1.5-ton robot opens and closes a door as often as a typical customer would in 10 years. (Image couertesy of Nissan Motor Co.)

Nissan Uses Door-Opening Robot

Nissan is depending on Rosie, a 1.5-ton robot, to open and close doors for durability testing.

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Eversource Donates Bucket Truck to College

The vehicle will be used in training students to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and to safely complete electric overhead construction.

Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau Partners to Expand Training Opportunities

The grants, which are open to the public through the SC&R Foundation are awarded to individuals pursuing a career in the specialized transportation, crane, or rigging industry.

Photo courtesy of Georgia EMC

New License Plate in Georgia Pays Homage to Linemen

According to the state's utility partners, the timing of the unveiling event is especially meaningful after Tropical Storm Irma caused more than 1.5 million outages in Georgia.

The JASPER-Designed workstations use four pneumatic air cylinders mounted underneath the lift table. A handle is installed to aid in maneuverability. (Image courtesy of Jasper)

Jasper Floats Diesel Engines on Air

As the Diesel Division renovation project progresses at Jasper Engines & Transmissions, associates have found an easier way to transport diesel engines from one assembly station to another.

(From left to right) Ahsan Rahim, COO, Wheels; Dave Decker, director, strategic planning, Canfield; Nate Gibson, VP of sales, Canfield; Larry Gibson, president and CEO, Canfield; Joe Brightwell, supply chain manager, Wheels; Steve Wolff, VP of operations, Wheels

Wheels Recognizes Upfit Supplier of the Year

Wheels Inc. named Canfield Equipment as the recipient of its 2017 Upfit Supplier of the Year Award for performance excellence, exemplary service, and innovation. This is the second year the award has been presented by the fleet management company.

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Cyber Switching Launches Electrical Management System

The EMD's deployment reports data and manages power for a building's devices, machinery, and electric vehicle charging stations.

 Western Star is proud to extend the highly successful VetStar Military Appreciation program for 2018. All Western Star models qualify for the program including the tough, rugged and extremely efficient 5700XE daycab. (Image courtesy of Western Star)

Western Star Rewards Veterans

The VetStar program applies to all new Western Star models (glider kits and used units are not eligible) and is intended for owner-operators and small fleets.

Photo courtesy of Terex Utilities

Terex Hosts Delegation of Chinese Electric Utilities

Terex Utilities hosted a delegation of representatives from electric utilities in China and shared U.S. best practices and technologies in live line maintenance.

MetroGistics’ Monster Mash Fundraiser Nets $24K

Auto transport company MetroGistics raised $24,148 at its annual Monster Mash Halloween Party that will be evenly distributed to Helping Strays – The Humane Society of Monroe County, Illinois, and the Humane Society of St. Clair County SNAP (Spay, Neuter, Adopt and Protect) in China, Michigan.

Driving Dynamics Offers Mobile-Based Driving Lessons

Driving Dynamics has begun offering a new learning management system called DrivActiv that's optimized for mobile devices, according to the company.

Photo courtesy of Steril-Koni

Stertil-Koni Records Largest Order Surge for Heavy-Duty In-Ground Vehicle Lifts

Stertil-Koni vehicle lifts selected by transit agencies, municipalities, and corporate customers in North America recently for these orders include the Diamond Lift, Skylift, and Ecolift.

Utility Contractor Works 2.5M Hours Without a Lost Time Accident

The service provider achieved a safety-performance milestone when it recently exceeded 2.5 million man hours without a lost time incident

Photo courtesy of Azuga.

Terminix Implements Azuga Safety Tech in Fleet

Terminix Service Inc. has installed Azuga safety technology in over 300 fleet vehicles to improve fleet safety management and encourage safe driving behaviors.

Logo Courtesy of NTEA

NTEA Expands Work Truck Show Schedule

The expanded lineup features more than 60 educational opportunities, including Fleet Technical Congress, Green Truck Summit and special sessions on lean thinking; a two-day Ride-and-Drive; multiple networking opportunities; and an exhibit floor packed with the latest commercial vehicles, equipment, and technology.

Photo of Toyota's first U.S. headquarters in Hollywood, Calif., courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Celebrates 60 Years in the U.S.

Since its humble beginnings in a 3,000-square-foot, one-time Rambler dealership, Toyota has woven itself into the cultural fabric of America. Sixty years in, it encompasses a presence in every state, including 10 manufacturing facilities and nearly 1,500 Toyota and Lexus dealerships.

Motiv's collection of all-electric vehicles, image courtesy of Motiv.

Motiv Reaches Mileage Milestone

As of October, Motiv-powered vehicles have driven more than 275,000 miles. In 2017 alone, they have covered more than 83,000 miles, saving nearly 300 barrels of oil from consumption.

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