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January 12, 2011 - Industry News

NTEA Recognizes Safety & Quality Processes Through MVPs

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI -Through its Member Verification Program (MVP), the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) has requalified two member companies for their commitment to safety and quality standards.

January 12, 2011 - Industry News

'Man Caves' Vehicle Fueled by Propane Autogas Showcased at International Builder's Show

PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, MI - ROUSHCleanTech's liquid propane-autogas-powered Ford E-350 cutaway van, featured on the DIY Network television show "Man Caves," will be showcased as Ford's presentation vehicle at the National Association of Home Builder's International Builders Show.

Tags: Roush, Propane Autogas, Ford E-350

January 12, 2011 - Industry News

Top Truck Drivers Selected to New America's Road Team

ARLINGTON, VA - The American Trucking Associations (ATA) announced the Captains of the 2011-2012 America's Road Team, a group of million-mile, accident-free professional truck drivers.

Tags: ATA

January 12, 2011 - Industry News

Kumho KL Truck Tires: Modified, Verified & Certified

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA - Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc. is in the process of re-naming its KL line of truck tires to better illustrate just how environmentally friendly they are.

January 12, 2011 - Industry News

RTA is a 'Good Buddy' to Trucker Buddy

PACIFIC GROVE, CA - The Retread Tire Association (RTA) has donated money to Trucker Buddy International to show its support.

January 12, 2011 - Industry News

Check Mold-in-Place Seat Heaters Available for Construction & Agriculture Markets

Check Corporation's durable Mold-in-Place seat heater systems are available to deliver warmth and comfort to operators of construction, agricultural and industrial equipment.

TROY, MI - Check Corporation's durable Mold-in-Place seat heater systems are available to deliver warmth and comfort to operators of construction, agricultural and industrial equipment.

January 12, 2011 - Industry News

ALI Offers Updated Vehicle Lifting Points Guide For Frame-Engaging Lifts

CORTLAND NY - The Automotive Lift Institute, Inc. (ALI) announces the availability of the 2011 edition of ALI's "VEHICLE LIFTING POINTS for FRAME ENGAGING LIFTS."

Tags: Automotive Lift Institute, Vehicle Lifting Points

January 12, 2011 - Industry News

'Torque It Up' with Snap-on's Ratchet Socket Promotion

KENOSHA, WI - For a limited time, Snap-on is offering its 2011 ratchet and socket promotion.

Tags: Snap-On

January 10, 2011 - Industry News

2011 Ford Explorer Named North American Truck of the Year at NAIAS

The 2011 Ford Explorer.

DETROIT - Ford announced that the 2011 Ford Explorer was named the North American Truck of the Year by a panel of 49 journalists from the U.S. and Canada. The award for this honor was presented to Ford at the start of the 2011 North American International Auto Show.

Tags: Ford Explorer

January 6, 2011 - Industry News

Nissan Partners With Original Wraps to Personalize NV Commercial Van

Nissan partners with Original Wraps Inc. to provide Nissan NV customers with vehicle graphics personalization technology.

NV customers will be able to create their own design and use their own logos through the Nissan Commercial Vehicle website, www.nissancommercialvehicles.com, beginning this month.

Tags: Nissan, Nissan NV, Full-Size Vans, Vehicle Wrap

January 5, 2011 - Industry News

Changes Proposed for Driver Hours-of-Service Rules

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on Dec. 23 issued a regulatory proposal that would revise hours-of-service (HOS) requirements for commercial truck drivers.

Tags: DOT, FMCSA, Commercial Trucks

January 5, 2011 - Industry News

Balloting Open for 2011 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

TORRANCE, CA - Online voting for the 2011 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year is now open. Professional fleet managers are encouraged cast their ballots for one of 19 nominated medium-duty work trucks.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Awards

January 5, 2011 - Industry News

Eaton Hybrid Systems Achieve 100 Million Miles of Service, Saving 4 Million Gallons of Fuel

Electric vehicle recharging stations such as this one in Rock Hill, South Carolina represent ways that Eaton is extending its power management focus from hybrid vehicle systems to a complete line of charging systems for electric vehicles. (Photo: Business Wire)

KALAMAZOO, MI - Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced that customers of its hybrid systems have collectively accumulated more than 100 million miles of service, reducing fuel consumption by 4 million gallons of diesel fuel and harmful emissions by 40,000 metric tons.

Tags: Eaton

January 5, 2011 - Industry News

3rd Year Hino Trucks Engines Rank Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Conventional Medium-Duty Truck Owners

NOVI, MI - Hino Trucks engines rank highest in customer satisfaction among conventional medium duty truck owners for an unprecedented third year in a row according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 U.S. Medium Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Customer Satisfaction Study.

Tags: Hino, J.D. Power, Awards

January 5, 2011 - Industry News

Drive Safely Work Week 2010 Reaches 20 Million U.S. Employees

VIENNA, VA - The 2010 Drive Safely Work Week (DSWW) campaign, sponsored by NETS in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation, reached nearly 5,000 unique public and private organizations representing more than 20 million U.S. employees, or 12.5 percent of the total U.S. workforce.

Tags: Drive Safely Work Week

January 5, 2011 - Industry News

Zip It Up Promotion Offers Free Carhartt Jacket

Carhartt Jacket

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL - WEATHER GUARD is offering a free Carhartt Jacket, embroidered with the WEATHER GUARD logo, with a purchase of $750 or more of any WEATHER GUARD Truck Equipment or Van Storage Solutions.

Tags: Weather Guard

January 5, 2011 - Industry News

EngineQuest Introduces New Camshaft Thrust Plates for Ford & Chevrolet Vehicles

EQ Camshaft Thrust Plate

LAS VEGAS - EngineQuest (EQ), a supplier of stock and performance cylinder heads and engine components, introduced new replacement camshaft thrust plates for the aftermarket.

Tags: Chevrolet

January 5, 2011 - Industry News

Snap-on Adds FAQ Section to Diagnostics Website

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL - Snap-on announces it has added a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section to its recently redesigned diagnostic website to serve as the ideal place for customers to get answers related to Snap-on's diagnostic products.

Tags: Snap-On

December 29, 2010 - Industry News

Balloting Begins for 2011 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

TORRANCE, CA - Online voting for the 2011 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year is now open. Professional fleet managers are encouraged cast their ballots for one of 19 nominated medium-duty work trucks.

Tags: Truck of the Year, Awards

December 29, 2010 - Industry News

Top 10 Work Truck Articles from 2010

TORRANCE, CA - The 2010 calendar-year saw an increased interest in telematics and spec'ing trucks, concern over EPA rulings impacting medium-duty truck fleets, and concern over distracted driving liability.

December 29, 2010 - Industry News

Top 10 Work Truck News Items for 2010

TORRANCE, CA - The 2010 calendar-year saw all-new vehicle introductions, concern over texting and distracted driving, and increased scrutiny over truck fuel economy standards.

December 29, 2010 - Industry News

ARI Acquires Auto Truck Group, Merges Fleet Body Equipment Into ATG

MT. LAUREL, NJ -- Automotive Resources International (ARI), announced that it has acquired the assets of Auto Truck Group, headquartered in Bartlett, Ill.

Tags: Auto Truck Group, ARI

December 29, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Launches New Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) Program for Commercial Trucks & Buses

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today took a major step toward improving commercial truck and bus safety with the launch of the Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) program.

Tags: CSA, General Motors

December 29, 2010 - Industry News

TRALA Comments To FASB On Lease Accounting Changes

WASHINGTON - TRALA formally submitted comments today with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in response to their Exposure Draft, Proposed Accounting Standards Update Leases Topic 840.

Tags: TRALA, FASB

December 29, 2010 - Industry News

NY Judge Blocks Costly Mandate to Retrofit Diesel Trucks

NEW YORK - A New York Supreme Court judge recently blocked a Department of Environmental Conservation mandate requiring the owners of heavy-duty diesel vehicles to retrofit their fleets with costly new equipment.

Tags: retrofit, Diesel Fuel Vehicles