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December 8, 2010 - Industry News

Mansfield Oil Deploys Bulk Air1 DEF Remote Tank Monitoring and Web Based Inventory Management Capability

ATLANTA - Mansfield Oil Company, an independent supplier of refined fuels, ethanol, and diesel exhaust fluid nationwide, announced it has completed adding DEF tank monitoring to their supply chain management suite of web applications.

December 8, 2010 - Industry News

GE Capital Fleet Services Provides Telematics Solutions to Raymond Handling Concepts

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - GE Capital Fleet Services announced it will provide its telematics-based Mobile Resource Intelligence program to Raymond Handling Concepts, a provider of high-density storage and order-picking systems used in warehousing and distribution.

Tags: Telematics, GE Capital Fleet Services

December 8, 2010 - Industry News

Dow Kokam and PVI Partner in Deployment of First Fully Electric Refuse Trucks

LYON, FRANCE - Dow Kokam and PVI announced an agreement to supply advanced lithium polymer battery systems to power the first ever fully electric refuse trucks.

Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles

December 8, 2010 - Industry News

Five State Trucking Associations Choose SLEEP ACCESS

NASHVILLE, TN - SLEEP ACCESS manages sleep health programs on a large, national scale or even a smaller, localized approach through its network of local sleep health professionals.

December 8, 2010 - Industry News

Gaining SmartWay Traction: Continental Introduces HDR1 Eco Plus

The HDR1 Eco Plus is now available through Continental dealers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico in load ranges G and H, size 275/80R22.5.

FORT MILL, SC - Leading the SmartWay challenge, the Commercial Tire Division of Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (CTA) introduced one of the few open-shoulder drive tires to be verified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for low rolling resistance - the HDR1 Eco Plus.

Tags: SmartWay, Continental, Tires

December 8, 2010 - Industry News

Up to $2,000 in Instant Rebates with Snap-on's 'The Doubler' Rebate Program

KENOSHA, WI - Not only is Snap-On offering its standard rebates on all Snap-on products, but the company will double your rebate if you purchase a featured Snap-on tool storage unit or diagnostic product from a participating Snap-on franchisee or representative.

Tags: Rebate, Snap-On

December 7, 2010 - Industry News

Ford & Azure Dynamics Mark Production and Delivery of First Transit Connect Electrics

Ford Motor Company and Azure Dynamics have begun shipping the first Ford Transit Connect Electrics to early customers in North America and to the United Kingdom for a demonstration project.

DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Company and Azure Dynamics have begun shipping the first Ford Transit Connect Electrics to early customers in North America and to the United Kingdom for a demonstration project.

Tags: Azure Dynamics, Ford Transit Connect

December 1, 2010 - Industry News

New Penske Truck Leasing, Rental and Logistics Blog

READING, PA - Penske Truck Leasing introduced its new corporate blog called, "Move Ahead." It will serve as the official blog for Penske Truck Leasing, Penske Truck Rental, Penske Logistics and Penske Used Trucks.

Tags: Penske

December 1, 2010 - Industry News

Phillips Industries Launches Qwik Tech Tips Newsletter for Fleets

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA - Phillips Industries has launched Qwik Tech Tips, a monthly newsletter which offers easy solutions to electrical maintenance issues facing trucking fleets.

December 1, 2010 - Industry News

Hino Truck Engines Rank Highest in J.D. Power Study

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA - While fuel economy levels vary widely among truck engine manufacturers, fleets with the most fuel-efficient engines may benefit from significant cost savings and higher satisfaction, particularly after a year-over-year increase in gas and diesel prices,.

Tags: Hino, J.D. Power, Awards

December 1, 2010 - Industry News

NTEA Names Successor to Carney as Executive Director

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Board of Trustees has named Steve Carey, NTEA senior director of operations, to replace long-time Executive Director Jim Carney. Carney will retire April 30, 2012, after what will be a 36-year career with the NTEA (35 years as executive director).

Tags: NTEA

December 1, 2010 - Industry News

Ram Offers Additional Paint Options to Commercial Customers

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Based on customer demand, the Ram Truck brand has announced that it will add a "National Fire Safety Lime Yellow" paint option to 2011 Ram commercial trucks, including 2500/3500 Heavy Duty pickups and 3500/4500/5500 Chassis Cab trucks.

Tags: Ram Truck

December 1, 2010 - Industry News

All-New 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Named '2011 Urban Truck of the Year'

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Editors of Decisive Auto magazine and a panel of 15 independent automotive journalists selected the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee as Decisive Media's "Urban Truck of the Year."

Tags: Jeep, Jeep Cherokee, Awards

December 1, 2010 - Industry News

ROUSH CleanTech Announces Company Leaders

LIVONIA, MI - ROUSH Enterprises presents a winning line up with the announcement of Joe Thompson and Todd Mouw leading the company's newest venture, ROUSH CleanTech , a product-based alternative fuel-powered engine company destined to change the way fleets do business.

Tags: Roush

December 1, 2010 - Industry News

Goodyear Unveils SUV/Light-Truck Winter Tires

AKRON, OHIO - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has introduced the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT, the company's first dedicated winter tire for SUVs and light trucks.

Tags: Goodyear

December 1, 2010 - Industry News

Authorized Transmission Remanufacturing Moves to New Headquarters

MUNDELEIN, IL - Authorized Transmission Remanufacturing, Inc.,(ATR) a national supplier of fleet transmissions throughout the U.S. and Canada, announced they have moved into their new 100,000 sq. ft. world class remanufacturing plant located in Mundelein, Ill.

Tags: Transmission

November 30, 2010 - Industry News

AT&T Deploys 2,000th CNG Vehicle in Fleet

DALLAS - AT&T has added the 2,000th compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle into its corporate vehicle fleet -- a Ford E250 van deployed in San Leandro, Calif. This milestone is part of a $565 million planned investment announced in March 2009 to replace approximately 15,000 fleet vehicles with alternative-fuel models through 2018.

Tags: AT&T, Natural Gas Vehicles, Natural Gas

November 30, 2010 - Industry News

Verizon Offers Fleets XATA Turnpike Solution to Support CSA 2010 Compliance

BASKING RIDGE, NJ and MINNEAPOLIS - Verizon Wireless announced that the XATA Turnpike fleet management and compliance solution is now available to Verizon Wireless enterprise customers.

Tags: FMCSA, Xata, Verizon, CSA 2010

November 29, 2010 - Press Release

ATR Moves to New Remanufacturing Facility

MUNDELEIN, IL - Authorized Transmission Remanufacturing, Inc., a national supplier of fleet transmissions throughout the U.S. and Canada, is proud to announce that it has moved into its new 100,000 sq. ft. world-class remanufacturing plant located in Mundelein, Ill.

Tags: Transmission

November 24, 2010 - Industry News

Isuzu NPR ECO-MAX Trucks Return from Nationwide Tour

Two upfitted versions of the Isuzu NPR ECO-MAX visited over 200 Isuzu truck dealers between September 7th and November 17th.

ANAHEIM, CA - The first low-cab-forward medium-duty trucks in the U.S. market to meet stringent new 2010 emissions regulations returned November 17th from their nationwide introductory tour.

Tags: Isuzu, N-Series

November 24, 2010 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Expert Returns to ATA as Senior Vice President of Legislative Affairs

ARLINGTON, VA -- The American Trucking Associations (ATA) announced the appointment of Mary Phillips as senior vice president of Legislative Affairs. Phillips returns to ATA after serving as Vice President of Legislative Affairs in 2005 and 2006.

Tags: ATA

November 24, 2010 - Industry News

Technology & Maintenance Council Announces 2011 Annual Meeting Details

TAMPA, FL - "Extending the Boundaries of Vehicle Maintenance" is the theme of American Trucking Associations' Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) 2011 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, to be held Feb. 8-11 at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Fla.

Tags: ATA, TMC

November 24, 2010 - Industry News

Veolia Environmental Services Adopts Compressed Natural Gas Technology for Fort Myers Fleet

FORT MYERS, FL - Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc., the solid waste division of Veolia Environmental Services North America (VESNA), announced the introduction of a new fleet of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered trucks to its Fort Myers (Lee County) service area.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Veolia

November 24, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins Confirms Support for Greenhouse Gas & Fuel-Efficiency Standards

COLUMBUS, IN - Cummins Inc. further confirmed its support for greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency standards for heavy- and medium-duty commercial vehicles and engines during its testimony at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) public hearing in Chicago.

Tags: greenhouse gases, Cummins, SmartWay, EPA, NHTSA

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