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We visited a Chinese truck park on a rainy day.
This truck park outside Shanghai handles about 350 trucks a day, which is considered small. Foton is a major truck brand in China.
Dongfeng is a major truck brand in China. FAW is another major Chinese truck make.

Visit to a Chinese Truckstop

As part of an international media event showcasing Shell's new lubricants technology center in Shanghai, journalists got to visit a "truck park" in an industrial area outside the city where the Shell roadshow was being held.

The ninth floor is a customer education area, esplaining lubrication basics. (Photo courtesy Shell)
The Shanghai facility is the third of Shell's technology centers devoted to lubricants. The...
Because space in Shanghai is at a premium, this is the first of Shell's technology centers to be...

Shell's New Shanghai Tech Center

Shell Lubricants opened up its newest technology center in Shanghai, China, last week to the first group of foreign journalists to tour the facility, which opened in March. The new facility will focus on Asia, the fastest-growing regional lubricants market in the world, but also will be part of a global R&D network that will impact North American lubes as well. (Read full story here.)

Celebrating Ed's birthday at the office.
Chrysler fleet board meeting at Bobit Business Media headquarters with Pat Dougherty (left in...
Presenting Fleet Manager of the Year Aware to George Weimer in 1988.

Ed Bobit: A Man of Outsized Pleasures

Ed Bobit, founder and chairman of Bobit Business Media, publisher of Automotive Fleet,as well as many other media brands, passed away June 29 at the age of 86. Bobit was a man of outsized pleasures, but none more than his work and family, which were usually one and the same.  We hope you enjoy these photos of Ed enjoying the very full life he led. Read the full story here.

Kenworth's Class 6 Kenworth K270 cabover and Class 7 Kenworth K370 cabover (pictured) are...
The Kenworth K270 and K370 (pictured) cabovers are ideal for city and neighborhood applications...
The enhanced K270 and K370 (pictured) cabovers feature a new dash and gauge cluster, front air...

Kenworth K370 Cabover

Kenworth has updated its K370 Class 7 cabover truck with several new features including a fresh exterior, new dash and gauge cluster, front air disc brakes, electronic braking module, Allison six-speed transmission, push-button control shifter, and Dana rear axles. Read the full story here.

C.R. England Opens Second-Largest Facility
C.R. England's new facility in Colton, Calif.
At the ribbon-cutting ceremony in Colton, Calif. on June 11, C.R. England welcomed the local...

C.R. England Opens Second-Largest Facility

At a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Colton, Calif., of its new 34-acre terminal, C.R. England welcomed the local community, providing tours of what is now the second largest facility in the company's network. C.R. England also announced the addition of 10 liquified natural gas trucks, which will operate out of the Colton terminal.

The engine and the drivetrain are then mated to the body.
The body is then sent through the Fori Loop which consists of 16 parts-matching carts that has...
Before the bodies make it to the paint booth, workers make sure there are not rough spots that...

Ford Transit Kansas City Assembly Plant Tour

After spending some time behind the wheel of the MY-2015 Transit, media representatives were given a tour of the revamped assembly line at the Ford plant in Kansas City. Read the full story here.

Ford offered its full line up of 2015 Transit vans for testing in a closed course next to Kemper...
Chris Brewer, chief engineer, commercial vehicles at Ford, explained the ins and outs of the new...
Attendees were given a quick presentation on how the course has been laid out.

Ford Transit Ride and Drive

Ford hosted a one-day event a stone's throw from its Kansas City facility to give media representatives a little time behind the wheel of the MY-2015 Transit. Read the full story here.

Scania's first truck dating from 1902. It carried 1.5 tons of cargo and was equipped with a...
Scania-Vabis Regent LS71 was built 1954-1958. It was equipped with power steering and air...
The T-series were introduced in 1980 and equipped with intercooling. It became popular in South...

Scania, VW Key to Commercial Truck Growth

Last month, Volkswagen, which already controlled more than 89% of the voting rights in the Swedish truck maker Scania, made a 6.7 billion euro ($9.2 billion) takeover bid. VW's goal is to combine Scania with its Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles business and the German truck maker MAN. VW gained full control of MAN last year after taking a majority stake in 2011. This is a big step in the German automaker's plan to create a massive trucks alliance to compete in global markets against rivals Volvo and Daimler – both of which have U.S. truck operations as well. Read more about Scania here.