June 13, 2012 - Industry News
GREENSBORO, NC – Mack Trucks, a longtime leader in diesel-powered refuse vehicles, is now leading the pack in natural gas, with three natural gas-powered MACK TerraPro models – two Cabover and one Low Entry.
Tags: Mack Trucks, TerraPro, low entry, Cabovers
SPARKS, MD – PHH Arval announced that it has hired Mike Quimby as vice president of sales for PHH FirstFleet, the truck and equipment division of PHH Arval.
Tags: New Hire, PHH FirstFleet, Ryder System
Makers of medium- and heavy-duty trucks notch their biggest year-over-year increase in U.S. sales so far this year, as volume of 28,437 units in April marked a 38.9-percent rise from like-2011, according to research by WardsAuto.com.
Tags: Paccar, International, Medium-Duty Trucks, Chrysler, Ford, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Daimler, Wards Auto, Class 4, Class 5
June 13, 2012 - Press Release
RIVERSIDE, CA - Fleet Financing Resources, LLC. (FFR), a boutique style lender providing titled vehicle financing, has named Ray Rivera as senior finance officer, commercial trucks.
Tags: Fleet Financing, Commercial Trucks
June 11, 2012 - Industry News
DEARBORN, MI - The package will be available for SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations, 4x2 and 4x4 models, and will offer a choice of 5.0L V-8 or 3.5L EcoBoost engines.
Tags: Ford F-150, Police Vehicles, Fire Equipment, Ford
June 8, 2012 - Industry News
ALLENTOWN, PA – Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket, manufacturer and supplier of VDO OE-engineered instrumentation and replacement parts for the car and truck enthusiast market, has launched its VDO Fired Up! Summer Sweepstakes.
Tags: Facebook, VDO, Kindle Fire Tablet
MADISON, WI – Exponential growth at Idle Free Systems, a manufacturer of auxiliary power units (APUs) for trucks and school buses, has meant the company needs to double its manufacturing space, according to the company.
Tags: Idle Free Systems, APU, Robert Hopton
CAMBRIDGE, MA – Joining locations in Boston, Chicago, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the District of Columbia, Zipcar, Inc. announced Toronto with the launch of the "Zipvan" cargo van service in Toronto.
Tags: Zipcar, Zipvan, Toronto
CHICAGO – ALTe Powertrain Technologies, developer of a range-extended plug-in electric hybrid powertrain for light commercial fleet vehicle applications, announced that it has created a Commitment to Action as part of the recent Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting.
Tags: ALTe, Clinton Global Initiative America, Retrofitting, www.ElectrifyYourFleet.com, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids
HOUSTON – Shell and its affiliates have signed a memorandum of understanding with TravelCenters of America LLC to sell liquefied natural gas to heavy-duty road transport customers in the US through TA's existing nationwide network of full-service fueling centers.
Tags: Shell, TravelCenters of America LLC, Liquefied Natural Gas, Petro Stopping Centers
LISLE, IL – Navistar International Corporation announced a management realignment designed to give further momentum to its strategy of great products, competitive cost and profitable growth, according to the company.
Tags: Navistar, Class 8, Troy Clarke, Jack Allen
June 6, 2012 - Industry News
JASPER, IN - Jasper Engines & Transmissions has updated its process of balancing torque converters.
Tags: Jasper Engines and Transmissions, balancer, Hines Industries
June 6, 2012 - Press Release
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Georgia-based Judson Mobley Logging, Inc. to immediately cease all transportation services, declaring the truck company an imminent hazard to public safety.
Tags: FMCSA, Judson Mobley Logging Inc.
PHILADELPHIA – With more than 700 locations across the country, The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack announced an expansion of its business with the formal relaunch of its dedicated fleet services program.
Tags: Pep Boys, Pep Boys Fleet Services Program
WAYNE, NJ – Hankook Tire, the seventh-largest and one of the fastest growing tire companies in the world was recently recognized with a World Excellence Award as an outstanding global supplier by the Ford Motor Company.
Tags: Ford, Hankook Tire
MINNEAPOLIS – G&K Services, Inc. has launched a pilot program to test hybrid-electric trucks in its fleet of delivery vehicles. The company placed hybrid-electric diesel step vans into services in its locations in Northern California.
Tags: G&K Services, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids
FAIRFIELD, CT - Clarence Nunn has been named Chief Commercial Officer of GE Capital Americas. He will remain in his current role as president and CEO of GE Capital Fleet Services until his fleet successor is named.
Tags: GE Capital Fleet Services, Clarence Nunn, Promotion, GE Capital Americas
June 4, 2012 - Industry News
SAVANNAH, GA – Chrysler announced on Friday, June 1 at its 2013-MY Fleet Product Preview that it has appointed Jim Sassorossi as the new Director of Fleet Commercial & Rental Sales for the company. Sassorossi replaces Pat Dougherty, who is moving to a new role as the Head of Parts Sales Operations for Mopar.
Tags: Fleet Sales
BRUCEVILLE, TEXAS – Ford revealed details on its upcoming 2013-MY F-150 pickup truck, which will feature a new front-end style, a new Limited model, MyFord Touch technology, available HID headlamps, and four engine choices.
Tags: Ford F-150, Pickup Trucks, 2013-MY
June 1, 2012 - Industry News
ARLINGTON, VA – National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) announced that it supports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposal to require electronic vehicle stability control (ECS) systems on new Class 8 tractors.
Tags: National Tank Truck Carriers, ECS, NHTSA
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - The Ram Truck brand and The Chrysler Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the nation’s largest provider of college financial aid for Latino students.
Tags: Ram, The Chrysler Foundation, Hispanic Scholarship Fund
CLEVELAND, OHIO – Aleris today announced that it has signed a four-year contract to provide molten aluminum to Daimler AG for the production of cylinder heads for all Daimler automobile models.
Tags: Aluminum, Aleris, Daimler, cylinder heads
BELLEVUE, WA – Luiz Kaufmann has been elected to the PACCAR Inc Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2012
Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Luiz Kaufmann, Mark Pigott
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD – Freightliner Trucks introduced the 2014 Cascadia Evolution Class 8 truck model.
Tags: Freightliner, DD15, Cascadia Evolution
May 30, 2012 - Press Release
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ordered Texas-based Denny Mekenye, doing business as Demco Express and/or Demco Trans, Inc. to immediately cease all transportation services based on serious safety violations that posed an imminent hazard to public safety.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA 2012, U.S. DOT, Demco Express, Demco Trans Inc., cease operations
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