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April 21, 2010 - Industry News

Kamps Propane Becomes Biggest California User of ROUSH Propane Trucks

LIVONIA, MI - Though they are not the biggest player in the propane industry, Kamps Propane is the biggest user of ROUSH propane-fueled vehicles in the western states.

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks North America Delivers First U.S. EPA 2010 Fleet to Meijer

PORTLAND, OR - Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced delivery of its first fleet of U.S. EPA 2010 trucks to Meijer.

Tags: DTNA, Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Cascadia, DD13

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

Western Express Switches to OTS for Fuel Tax Compliance

STOW, OHIO - Operating Tax Systems, LLC (OTS) announced it was selected to handle fuel tax compliance services for Western Express' 2,500 satellite tracked power units.

Tags: compliance, Fuel Tax

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

DTNA Introduces Special Offers & Industry Tips Through E-mail

PORTLAND, OR - Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) now offers commercial truck operators the option to receive e-mail notification of valuable special offers containing hundreds of dollars in instant savings on commonly-used parts, service, and preventive maintenance repairs.

Tags: DTNA

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Honors Top Performing International Truck Dealers

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar, Inc., the manufacturer of International brand trucks, has awarded its prestigious International Circle of Excellence award to 28 International Truck dealers.

Tags: Navistar, Awards

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

Hino Announces 2011 Model-Year Specs

NOVI, MI - Hino Trucks announced its 2011 model-year specifications are now available online.

Tags: Hino, 2011-MY

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

ARI Awarded 2010 PepsiCo Piston Cup

Dennis Selle, PepsiCo Global Procurement / Strategy Supply Manager Fleet Procurement, presents the 2010 PepsiCo Piston Cup to ARI's Kelli Auchenbach

MT. LAUREL, NJ - Automotive Resources International (ARI), a leading global fleet solutions provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, was recently recognized as a 2010 PepsiCo Piston Cup recipient by the Frito Lay Fleet Team.

Tags: PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, ARI, Awards

April 19, 2010 - Industry News

City of Norman Gets New CNG Trucks

NORMAN, OK - The two new garbage trucks powered by compressed natural gas are the first CNG-powered sanitation trucks to be used in the state.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles

April 19, 2010 - Industry News

Free Webinar on GPS Tracking ROI

TORRANCE, CA - Fleet professionals are invited to participate in a free, one-hour Web seminar on May 13, covering how to achieve maximum ROI with GPS tracking.

Tags: GPS, GPS Insight, web seminar

April 16, 2010 - Industry News

Michelin to Hike Replacement Tire Prices

GREENVILLE, SC - Michelin North America Inc. will raise prices on replacement truck tires sold in the U.S. by 3 to 7 percent on May 1.

Tags: Tire Costs, Michelin, Tires

April 16, 2010 - Industry News

Hardin Trucking Adopts Cell Phone Ban, Texting

BRUCE, MS - Hardin Trucking, Inc. and affiliated partner employees are banned from texting or talking on a hand-held cell phone while behind the wheel of a company vehicle or while using a company-issued phone in their personal vehicle.

Tags: Driver Safety, Texting

April 14, 2010 - Industry News

Commercial Truck Industry Opposes Legislation That Would Shift Authority to Set Fuel Economy Rules

WASHINGTON - Important segments of the commercial truck industry-dealers and drivers, in a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, voiced their strong opposition today to a Senate bill that would nullify fuel economy rules established by Congress under the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) in 2007.

Tags: ATD, American Truck Dealers, NADA

April 14, 2010 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Engines Rank High in Heavy-Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Study

REDFORD, MI - Mercedes-Benz engines received the award for "Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Vocational Heavy-Duty Truck Engines" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Heavy Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Study.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, J.D. Power, Detroit Diesel, DD15, DD13, SCR, DD16

April 14, 2010 - Industry News

2010 MaxxForce Big Bore Diesels Include New Engine Brake & Power Boost Options

LOUISVILLE, KY - Navistar, Inc. is giving Class 8 truckers more choices for getting up to speed in 2010, and one better way to help them slow down when needed.

Tags: Navistar, MaxxForce

April 14, 2010 - Industry News

Knapheide Offering Roush Propane Fuel Systems

LIVONIA, MI - Knapheide Manufacturing Company has become ROUSH Performance's newest partner to sell and install the ROUSH line of liquid propane fuel systems for Ford Commercial trucks, vans, and cutaways.

Tags: Roush, Knapheide, Ford F-350, Ford F-250, Ford E-350

April 14, 2010 - Industry News

PHH Arval Hosts Annual Truck Fleet Management Conference

SPARKS, MD - PHH Arval recent annual Truck Fleet Management Conference, held in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., focused on a wide variety of topics of concern to managers of private truck fleets.

Tags: PHH

April 14, 2010 - Industry News

2010 Firestone Industrual Products Catalog Now Available

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC offers its 2010 air helper springs catalog detailing products and accessories available for today's trucks, SUVs, and vans.

Tags: Firestone, Work-Rite

April 14, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins Debuts Enhanced Quickcheck 5200 Handheld Device

LOUISVILLE, KY - Cummins QuickCheck 5200 handheld device brings the ease of adjusting engine features and parameters and reading trip information into the palms of customer hands.

Tags: Cummins

April 14, 2010 - Industry News

Diamondback Introduces New Fleet Tonneau Covers at The NTEA Work Truck Show

PHILIPSBURG, PA - DiamondBack Automotive Accessories Inc. unveiled two new covers designed for fleet use at the NTEA Work Truck Show in St. Louis, March 10.

Tags: Tonneau Cover, Truck Cover

April 14, 2010 - Industry News

Supreme Corporation Announces "SUPREME EXPRESS" Program

GOSHEN, IN - Supreme Corporation's new SUPREME EXPRESS Aluminum Van Body Program gives customers a completed Aluminum Van Body in 10 business days or 15 business days with an approved liftgate.

April 14, 2010 - Industry News

SPAL USA Offers Sealed-Motor Blowers

ANKENY, IOWA - OEM and aftermarket manufacturer SPAL USA introduced a new line of blowers featuring sealed motors to deliver improved interior air circulation in on- and off-highway applications.

Tags: SPAL USA

April 13, 2010 - Industry News

Survey Says Half of Fleets to Purchase Alt-Fuel Vehicles

LAS VEGAS - Almost half of fleets plan to purchase alternative fuel vehicles in the next three years, according to a phone survey conducted by the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi).

Tags: Alternative-fuel vehicles, Alternative Fuels

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

UPS Drivers Trained with Videogames & Hands-On Activities

ATLANTA - UPS has gone beyond traditional driver training methods with videogame technology and hands-on learning in an effort to recruit and effectively train 25,000 driver candidates -- most of whom are in their 20s -- over the next five years.

Tags: Productivity, UPS, Training

April 8, 2010 - Industry News

Daimler, Nissan, Renault to Cooperate on Commercial Vehicles

Carlos Ghosn (left), chairman and CEO of Renault-Nissan Alliance, and Dr. Dieter Zetsche, chairman and CEO of Daimler AG, signed the contract April 7, 2010. (Photo credit: Daimler)

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - Mercedes-Benz Vans will offer an all-new, entry-level van intended for commercial usage beginning in 2012. The technical basis of this van will come from Renault.

Tags: Nissan, Commercial Fleets, Daimler AG

April 7, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Issues Rule Requiring Electronic On-Board Recorders for Truck Companies with Serious Hours-of-Service Violations

WASHINGTON - The U.S. DOT's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a new rule requiring interstate commercial truck and bus companies with serious patterns of hours-of-service (HOS) violations to install electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) in all their vehicles.

Tags: DOT, FMCSA, Hours of Service