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November 24, 2010 - Industry News

Paper Transport's CNG-Powered Freightliner Trucks Reach More Than 130,000 Miles

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

November 24, 2010 - Industry News

Ryder to Offer DEF at All Full-Service Locations in North America

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

November 24, 2010 - Industry News

FleetCor Announces Fuelman and FleetWide Cards

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.

Tags: Fuelman

November 24, 2010 - Industry News

TomTom & Tracker Management Deliver Live Driver Updates & Accurate Arrival Times

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

November 24, 2010 - Industry News

Manheim Heavy Truck and Equipment Announces Partnership With Proxibid

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.

Tags: Manheim

November 24, 2010 - Industry News

Firestone Announces New Work-Rite Kits Ideal for Trucks Carrying Additional Weight on the Front

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

November 24, 2010 - Industry News

Yokohama Tire Corporation to Adjust Prices on OTR and Commercial Tires

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

Ford Super Duty Grabs 50% of Heavy-Duty Market

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

November 17, 2010 - Industry News

CleanFUEL USA Partners with Freightliner on New Propane Engine

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

November 17, 2010 - Industry News

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions to Relocate Headquarters Team to Nashville, Tenn., Area

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.

Tags: Bridgestone

November 17, 2010 - Industry News

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation Receives Prestigious EPA WasteWise Award

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

November 17, 2010 - Industry News

Hauler Racks, Inc. Announces New 'Hauler II' Cap Rack

Hauler II

MINNEAPOLIS - Hauler Racks Inc., announces its new Universal Aluminum "Top Mount Cap Rack". Featuring bright dipped anodized aluminum construction and 300 lb. load capacity.

November 17, 2010 - Industry News

ATD Speaks Out on Fuel Economy Rules

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

November 17, 2010 - Industry News

VAC-CON and Freightliner Trucks Develop First Turnkey Natural Gas Truck Upfitted with Vacuum Body

Freightliner Business Class M2 112V CNG Truck

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.

Tags: Freightliner, Natural Gas Vehicles

November 17, 2010 - Industry News

LINE-X to be Profiled in 'World's Greatest!' Television Show

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.

Tags: LINE-X

November 17, 2010 - Industry News

Waltco Lift Corp. Introduces New Heavy-Duty, Level Ride Flipaway Liftgate

HLF Series Liftgate

TALLMADGE, OHIO - Walto Lift Corp. announces a new and improved heavy duty, level ride flipaway HLF liftgate model.

November 10, 2010 - Industry News

New Brochure Available on Versatile Kenworth T440

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.

Tags: Kenworth

November 10, 2010 - Industry News

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation's All-Electric Walk-In Van Spotlighted

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

November 10, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Ships Approximately 17,000 Vehicles to U.S. and Canadian Customers

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

November 10, 2010 - Industry News

Propane Autogas Exclusion in U.S. Senate Bills a Disservice to National Energy Policy

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

November 10, 2010 - Industry News

Innovative Solution Customizes Delivery Vans to Help Edible Arrangements Go Green

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.

November 10, 2010 - Industry News

Ford Takes 2011 F-150 EcoBoost To Consumers In 60 Cities

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

November 10, 2010 - Industry News

ARI Participates in CSX Service Day in Baltimore

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.

Tags: ARI

November 10, 2010 - Industry News

Supreme Industries Reports Third-Quarter and Nine-Month 2010 Financial Results

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.

November 10, 2010 - Industry News

Sleep HealthCenters to Partner with Roadside Medical

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