September 14, 2011 - Industry News
SKOKIE, IL - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation aimed at enhancing truck safety in the state by making truck routing and restrictions more accessible to the commercial trucking industry.
Tags: gps, Rand McNally, House Bill 1377
FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama Tire Corporation has announced it will implement a price increase of up to 8 percent on all of its light and medium commercial truck tires in the U.S., effective October 1.
Tags: Tire Costs, Yokohama Tire Corp.
December 10, 2014 - Industry News
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ATLANTA - As part of Coca-Cola's ongoing efforts to innovate through its fleet of distribution vehicles, the Company will soon deliver select products in five U.S. cities with all of their normal fizz, but less of the gas. Beginning in September, six eStar all-electric, zero-emission trucks will be part of Coca-Cola's growing fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles
Tags: Coca-Cola, eStar, Battery-Electric Vehicles
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - GE Capital Fleet Services will host a free webinar Sept 20, focusing on the U.S. Department of Transportation's Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) safety enforcement program.
Tags: GE Capital Fleet Services, CSA 2010, Webinar
SANTA ANA, CA - IMPCO Automotive announced that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued 2011 model-year Certifications for its Bi-Fuel Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fuel Systems for Ford Motor Company's F-250 and F-350 Pickups equipped with the 6.2L V-8 gaseous prepped engine.
Tags: EPA, Natural Gas Vehicles, Bi-Fuel, Ford F-350, Ford F-250, IMPCO Automotive, Ford
September 9, 2011 - Industry News
AUBURN HILLS, MI; ISTANBUL, TURKEY; TURIN, ITALY - Chrysler stated its Turkish joint-venture partner will invest more than $160 million in homologation and customer modifications for the U.S. and Canadian markets.
Tags: Vans, Fiat, Chrysler, Ram Truck, Compact Vans
September 7, 2011 - Press Release
CLEVELAND - Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced that it has acquired the assets of IE Power, Inc.
Tags: Eaton, High Power Inveter Technology, Mergers & Acquisitions
September 7, 2011 - Industry News
PASADENA, CA - One of the nation's experts on energy security, Assistant Secretary of Defense Sharon Burke, will address the world's largest gathering of advanced, clean high-efficiency truck and bus users and makers in Baltimore, Md., Oct. 12.
SKOKIE, IL - Rand McNally is dropping the price of its line of IntelliRoute TND products. Effective today, the IntelliRoute TND 510 is now priced at $299.99 USD and the TND 710 is priced at $399.99 USD, plus applicable taxes.
Tags: Rand McNally, IntelliRoute TND
CYPRESS, CA - Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. announced the company's largest promotion ever, the Ultimate Ride Sweepstakes.
Tags: Toyo Tires, Dodge Durango, Ultimate Ride Sweepstakes
CHICAGO - The Engine Manufacturers Association, which includes the Truck Manufacturers Association, announced the use of the name Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association for the trade group, effective immediately.
Tags: EMA, TMA, Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA - Heavy-duty truck engine quality has improved from 2010, after technology changes related to emissions standards revisions caused a spike in engine-related problems during recent years.
Tags: International, J.D. Power, Heavy-Duty Trucks
BOULDER, CO - As the global economy begins tentative steps toward recovery, truck manufacturers are looking to technologies that can help mitigate the rising cost of diesel fuel while meeting increasingly strict emissions requirements.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Pike Research, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids
DETROIT - Redesigned for 2011, the Chevrolet Silverado heavy-duty lineup rolls into 2012 with greater towing and payload capacities.
Tags: Chevrolet, 2012-MY, Silverado, Silverado HD
September 6, 2011 - Industry News
TORRANCE, CA - The 2012-MY Tacoma features a new look from the A-pillar forward and new all-weather flooring and new interior as part of some of the changes.
Tags: Toyota, Tacoma, Trucks, 2012-MY
AUBURN HILLS, MI - For the 2012-MY, Ram boosted performance on its 5.7L Hemi and 6.7L Cummins turbo diesel.
Tags: Transmission, Chrysler, Ram Truck
September 2, 2011 - Industry News
GREENVILLE, SC - Michelin, BFGoodrich, Uniroyal, and private and associate passenger and light truck replacement tires sold in the United States are increasing in price, effective Oct. 3, 2011.
Tags: Tire Costs, Michelin
September 1, 2011 - Industry News
AUBURN HILLS, MI – Earlier this week the first 2012-MY Ram Cargo Van (C/V) rolled out of the company’s Windsor, Canada, assembly plant.
Tags: Chrysler, 2012-MY, Ram, Ram C/V
August 31, 2011 - Press Release
CORTLAND, NY - Dale Soos has joined the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) as a Senior Project Engineer in the company's Cortland, N.Y., headquarters.
Tags: ALI, Certification Program, lift inspector
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Green Planet Group, Inc., announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Xentx Lubricants, Inc, is on schedule to begin delivery of a private label line of products for Canadian consumption.
Tags: Green Planet Group, VIRAL Lubricants
August 31, 2011 - Industry News
FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama Tire Corporation's BluEarth-1 - the company's latest orange oil-infused passenger car tire will be highlighted in a special two-year exhibit at the Museum of Science, Boston starting in the fall of this year.
Tags: Yokohama Tire Corp., BluEarth-1, Orange Oil
AUSTIN, TEXAS - Valence Technology, Inc., a U.S.-based global manufacturer of advanced energy storage solutions, announced a $7.2 million purchase order from Electric Vehicles International (EVI) to deliver lithium phosphate batteries for use in 100 UPS delivery vehicles.
Tags: UPS, Electric Vehicles International, Valence Technology
DETROIT - Chevy WiFi powered by Autonet Mobile delivers high-speed Internet service to the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado, transforming it into an on-demand mobile office for small-business owners, contractors and travelers.
Tags: Chevrolet, 2012-MY
DETROIT - General Motors Co. (GM) will extend a temporary shutdown at its full-size truck plant in Indiana and add shifts to a pickup factory in Michigan to improve the balance of inventory on dealer lots.
Tags: Plant Closure, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra
DALLAS - Three new Bridgestone commercial tires were introduced this week at the 2011 Great American Trucking Show (GATS) Aug. 25-27, 2011, in Dallas, Texas. They are the Greatec R125A, the M799 mixed service radial, and the M770 drive tire.
Tags: Bridgestone, drive tire, mixed service radial
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