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The American Red Cross chose the Freightliner Sprinter as the platform for its new Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV). Photo courtesy American Red Cross.

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Taking a Long-Term Approach to Designing an Emergency Response Vehicle

The American Red Cross collaborated with volunteers, students, and a range of industry experts to design a new vehicle for its Disaster Response fleet.

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Auto Truck Group Awarded Ship Thru for Ram ProMaster Van

Auto Truck Group has been awarded ship-thru for Chrysler's Ram ProMaster Van, which is being built at Chrysler's assembly plant in Saltillo, Mexico.

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Auto Truck Group Awarded Ship-To for Nissan

Auto Truck Group recently was awarded ship-to codes for Nissan. The ship-to codes are applicable for Nissan commercial vans and trucks.

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Auto Truck Group Offers New General Catalog

The new general catalog features information, images and specifications on bodies which are routinely stocked, including: dump bodies, service bodies, platforms, mechanics trucks and snow plows.

Prior to the development of hydraulics in the 1930s, upfitted trucks, such as the one above, used chain-driven mechanisms to get the job done.

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Upfitting: Fleet Management’s First Specialty

From its very beginning, the upfitting industry has been helping vocational truck fleets get the job done — their way.

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Auto Truck Group Receives New Ship Through for Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra

BARTLETT, IL – Auto Truck Group has been awarded ship through capabilities for the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SWB 2WD and 4WD.

Jerry Cortese, director of sales-western region for Auto Truck Group.

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Auto Truck Group Hires New Director of Sales for the Western Region

BARTLETT, IL — Auto Truck Group has hired Jerry Cortese to the position of Director of Sales-Western Region. Former Director of Sales-Western Region, Matt McGowan, has accepted the position of Director of Sales-Eastern Region for Auto Truck Group.

A Ford Transit Connect Taxi upfitted by MobilityWorks Commercial.

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Ford Partners With MobilityWorks to Offer Wheelchair Access in Transit Connect Taxi

The Transit Connect Taxi upfitted by MobilityWorks Commercial features a rear wheelchair ramp, which helps keep passengers out of traffic, and a short, lowered ramp that’s designed to allow passengers to quickly enter and exit the vehicle.

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Survey Finds Many Energy Fleets Haven't Established Safety and Fuel Policies

HOUSTON – ARI released its findings from a benchmarking survey that it conducted at its annual Energy Fleet Forum on May 15, 2012, in Houston. The company's survey found that many energy fleets haven’t established fuel or safety policies.

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Auto Truck Group’s Jim Dondlinger Merges Fleet Body Equipment Into Existing Operations

CHICAGO, IL – Auto Truck Group, the leading upfitter in the work truck industry headquartered in Bartlett, IL, announced that he and his management team had successfully re-organized operations to include its newest upfitting company, Fleet Body Equipment.

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Josie Sharp, was the fleet manager for Shire US Inc. Sharp until she retired on Dec. 31, 2011.

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