November 24, 2010 - Industry News
PORTLAND, OR - Paper Transport, one of the nation's leading regional truckload service carriers, recently reached more than 130,000 miles each on its two Freightliner Business Class M2 112 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles.
Tags: Freightliner, Natural Gas Vehicles
MIAMI, FL - Ryder System, Inc. , a transportation and supply chain management solution company, will soon be offering Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) at every full service Ryder location in North America.
Tags: Ryder, SCR, DEF, EPA
ATLANTA, GA - FleetCor Technologies, Inc. announced the expansion of its Fuelman and FleetWide fleet card acceptance to all 8,500 Chevron and Texaco locations throughout the U.S.
CONCORD, MA - TomTom and Tracker Management Systems are partnering to help towing fleet operators improve efficiency, reduce costs and increase control of drivers and equipment.
Tags: TomTom, Tow Trucks
ATLANTA - Manheim Heavy Truck & Equipment now offers customers - including private business owners like construction companies- a new channel for online buying wholesale inventory through a partnership with Proxibid.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Several new Work-Rite suspension kits have been developed by Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC to provide added support to trucks carrying extra weight on the front with equipment like snow plows and winches.
Tags: Chevrolet, Firestone, Work-Rite, Ram Truck, General Motors
FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama Tire Corporation announced it will increase prices on its light and medium commercial truck, and off-the-road (OTR) tires in the United States, effective January 1, 2011. The adjustments are due to continued increases in the cost of raw materials and energy-related expenses.
Tags: Yokohama, Tire Costs
November 17, 2010 - Industry News
DEARBORN, MI - The new Super Duty dominates the heavy-duty pickup segment with 50 percent of total heavy-duty sales, an increase in market share of 5 percentage points over the same period last year.
Tags: Ford F-150, F-Series, 2011-MY, Ford F-Series Super Duty
GEORGETOWN, TEXAS - CleanFUEL USA, a supplier of alternative-fuel infrastructure and propane engine systems, announced a partnership to build and certify a multi-purpose 8.0L General Motors (GM) propane engine with Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC).
Tags: Freightliner, CleanFUEL USA, PERC, Propane Autogas
NASHVILLE, TN - Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM) announced plans to begin the process of relocating members of its senior management team and other specific functions of its Muscatine, Iowa-based Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions (BBTS) operations to locations in the Nashville, Tenn., area, including BSAM's headquarters facility in Nashville.
GAFFNEY, SC - A leader in sustainability efforts for manufacturing, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) and its Zero Waste to Landfill program recently received the esteemed 2010 WasteWise Gold Achievement Award for Waste Reduction in the Workplace from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Tags: Freightliner, FCCC, Awards
MINNEAPOLIS - Hauler Racks Inc., announces its new Universal Aluminum "Top Mount Cap Rack". Featuring bright dipped anodized aluminum construction and 300 lb. load capacity.
CHICAGO - At a hearing Nov. 15 on a proposal to establish first-ever fuel economy rules for commercial and work trucks and engines, the chairman of the American Truck Dealers (ATD) urged federal regulators to ensure that any new mandates are "appropriate, cost-effective and technologically feasible."
Tags: Kenworth, Mitsubishi Fuso, ATD, Department of Energy, NHTSA
PORTLAND, OR - Freightliner Trucks today announced that it has delivered the first turnkey natural gas truck upfitted with a vacuum body. Developed in collaboration with VAC-CON, the Freightliner Business Class M2 112V Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) truck will also be equipped with a CNG-powered auxiliary-mounted engine that powers the truck's water system.
HUNTSVILLE, AL - LINE-X Protective Coatings has been chosen to be a part of the popular television series World's Greatest! The show will feature footage filmed on-site at LINE-X's Santa Ana, Calif., offices and will showcase how their constant product innovations make LINE-X one of the World's Greatest! companies.
TALLMADGE, OHIO - Walto Lift Corp. announces a new and improved heavy duty, level ride flipaway HLF liftgate model.
November 10, 2010 - Industry News
KIRKLAND, WA - Kenworth now offers a new brochure on its versatile Kenworth T440. The T440 fills a customer need for heavy-duty performance in more demanding medium-duty applications, such as regional haul, pickup and delivery, municipal and vocational.
GAFFNEY, SC - A trucking industry leader in sustainability, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) recently presented the new body styling of its plug-in MT-EV all-electric walk-in van (WIV) during the culmination event at National Odyssey Day.
Tags: Freightliner, FCCC, Walk-in Van, Daimler Trucks
HUNSTVILLE, AL - At a facility tour for media at the company's Huntsville Engine Plant in Huntsville, Ala., Navistar International Corporation announced its success in delivering approximately 17,000 vehicles to U.S. and Canadian customers in the past quarter.
Tags: EPA 2010, Navistar, MaxxForce, TerraStar
LIVONIA, MI - Alternative-fuel vehicle technologies are everywhere and come in many different shapes and forms. Where these many different technologies are lacking a presence, however, is in a number of new pieces of legislation currently up for debate in the United States Senate.
Tags: Roush, Propane Autogas
WALLINGFORD, CT - Recently, leaders at Edible Arrangements were recognized by Thermo King, a business of Ingersoll Rand, for taking a bite out of fuel costs and pollution.
DEARBORN, MI - The best way to understand the power and performance of the new 2011 Ford F-150 with the much-anticipated 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine is to experience it firsthand.
Tags: Ford F-150, EcoBoost
MT. LAUREL, NJ - Automotive Resources International (ARI), a global provider of complex car and truck fleet solutions, proudly joined a group of 120 volunteers organized by CSX Transportation to help rehabilitate Solo Gibbs Park in Baltimore, Md.
GOSHEN, IN - Supreme Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of specialized commercial vehicles, including truck bodies, shuttle buses, and armored vehicles, announced financial results for its third quarter and nine months ended Sept. 25.
BOSTON - Sleep HealthCenters has entered into an agreement with Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab to provide sleep medicine services as part of Roadside Medical's industry-leading Driver Wellness programs.
Tags: DOT, FMCSA
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