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August 31, 2011 - Industry News

Yokohama Tire Corporation's Orange Oil Tire Technology Highlighted at Museum of Science

BluEarth Sidewall Tire

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

August 31, 2011 - Industry News

Valence Technology Receives $7.2M Order from EVI for UPS Trucks

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

December 10, 2014 - Industry News

Celebrate Your Fleet’s Success & Win an iPhone® 6

Sponsored by Ford Commercial Vehicles

For the annual 12 Days of Ford Commercial Vehicle Fleets, you have multiple chances to win an Apple® iPhone 6 for the holidays from now until Dec. 23.

Tags: Ford

August 31, 2011 - Industry News

2012 Chevrolet Silverado Delivers WiFi Powered by Autonet Mobile

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

August 31, 2011 - Industry News

GM Cutting Truck Output in Indiana, Adding Shifts at Michigan Plant

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

August 31, 2011 - Industry News

Bridgestone Launches 3 Truck Tires at GATS

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

August 24, 2011 - Press Release

NETS Partners with U.S. DOT, Offers Free Resource

Vienna, VA -- The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety has partnered with the U.S. Department of Transportation to offer a free comprehensive toolkit to help companies address distracted driving and improve the driving safety of employees, employee family members and the members of the community in which the organization operates.

Tags: Driver Safety, Department of Transportation, The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety

August 24, 2011 - Press Release

Yokohama Tire Corporation’s iPad App Wins Another Award

FULLERTON, CA – The Yokohama Tire Explorer iPad app has earned an honorable mention award in the Apps-Business category in the 41st annual Creativity International Awards competition. Yokohama’s app also won a Silver ADDY Award in the Mobile Marketing category at the Los Angeles area chapter of the American Advertising Federation’s in March.

Tags: Yokohama Tire Corp., iPad, iTunes, Mobile App

August 24, 2011 - Industry News

Navistar's International Trucks Launch 'Turn-In-Three' Lease Program

WARRENVILLE, IL - International Trucks has developed the Turn-In-Three program, which offers customers a fixed monthly payment over six years, full warranty coverage, and a new truck after three years into the program.

Tags: International, Navistar, Turn-In Program

August 24, 2011 - Press Release

Ten FedEx Drivers Earn Honors at National Truck Driving Championships

MEMPHIS, TN – Ten drivers representing FedEx Corp. operating companies placed among the top-three finishers in their respective truck classes at the 2011 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) in Orlando, Fla., Aug. 9-13.

Tags: Safety, American Trucking Associations, FedEx

August 24, 2011 - Press Release

Three New North American sizes from BKT Tires

AKRON, OHIO - BKT Tires North America has announced the availability of several new sizes of three agricultural tires. The new sizes are available in the U.S. and Canada.

Tags: BKT

August 24, 2011 - Industry News

DOE Awards Cooper Tire & Rubber $1.5M

FINDLAY, OHIO - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has awarded Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. a $1.5 million grant for the development of advanced fuel efficiency technologies during the next three years.

Tags: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

August 24, 2011 - Industry News

Ford Bolsters EcoBoost Commitment for 2012

DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Company is expanding its range of vehicles with the EcoBoost engine, offering the fuel-efficient powertrain in the 2012 Ford Edge and Explorer that are arriving in dealerships now.

Tags: EcoBoost, Edge, Explorer, Ford

August 24, 2011 - Press Release

NAFA Supports New Standards For Heavy-Duty Trucks And Buses Announced By White House

PRINCETON, NJ- On August 9, President Barack Obama announced a national program of standards for work trucks, buses, and other heavy-duty vehicles with the goal of raising fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Tags: NAFA, CAFE, Fuel Efficiency, Department of Transportation, EPA

August 24, 2011 - Industry News

Join the Work Truck Magazine LinkedIn Communitty

TORRANCE, CA - Join the Work Truck magazine LinkedIn community. Discussions are getting lively and new members are joining every day.

Tags: LinkedIn, Work Truck Magazine

August 22, 2011 - Industry News

Ford and Toyota to Jointly Develop Hybrid System for Light Trucks and SUVs

Derrick Kuzak, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development, (left) and Takeshi Uchiyamada, Toyota executive vice president, Research & Development, sign a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on a new rear-wheel-drive hybrid system for light trucks and SUVs, and to collaborate on development of next-generation standards for in-car telematics.

DEARBORN, MI - Ford and Toyota stated that although they will jointly develop this new hybrid system, they will integrate it separately on their respective vehicles.

Tags: Toyota, SUV, Light-Duty Trucks, Ford, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

August 19, 2011 - Industry News

Coca-Cola Has Doubled Size of Hybrid-Electric Truck Fleet Since 2010

LOS ANGELES – Coca-Cola held an event in Los Angeles on August 12 to show its expanded fleet of “green” vehicles.

Tags: Coca-Cola, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

August 17, 2011 - Press Release

Kinedyne Expands U.S. Sales Team & Establishes National OEM Account Manager

Kinedyne Corporation has initiated a number of changes to its United States sales team, with a collective goal of providing an even higher level of customer service.

Tags: Kinedyne

August 17, 2011 - Press Release

NAFA to Attend truckIT Forum on Technology Trends in Trucking Industry

Senior IT and operations executives from leading for-hire and private carrier fleets will meet in Atlanta on November 7-8 for a high-level discussion on fleet technology trends, issues, innovation, and regulation at the 9th truckIT Forum.

Tags: NAFA, NAFA Fleet Management Association, truckIT forum

August 17, 2011 - Press Release

Universal Lubricants Surpasses Major Production Milestone

Blazing the trail for a green motor oil revolution-Universal Lubricants, America's only true closed loop oil re-refiner, announced today that it has a surpassed a major milestone: the 5 million gallon production mark of ECO ULTRA recycled motor oils for 2011, alone.

Tags: Universal Lubricants, ECO ULTRA

August 17, 2011 - Press Release

Trucking Companies Prefer Carhartt Rental Workwear by Cintas

Last year, Cintas Corporation partnered with Carhartt, a global manufacturer of quality workwear, to offer Carhartt garments for the first time in a uniform rental program.

Tags: Carhartt, Cintas, Carhartt Rental Workwear

August 17, 2011 - Industry News

Fresh & Easy Introduces Natural Gas Vehicles to Fleet

EL SEGUNDO, CA - Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market announced the addition of 25 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles to its distribution fleet as part of a partnership with Ryder System, Inc.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Fresh & Easy, Ryder System

August 16, 2011 - Industry News

GMC Sierra 3500 HD Wins Best Overall HD Truck

DETROIT - The GMC Sierra 3500HD won's "Heavy Duty Hurt Locker" comparison test, a showdown among manufacturers that included towing 19,400-pound fifth-wheel trailers up and over demanding grades in the United States.

August 16, 2011 - Industry News

Omni United Pte. Ltd. Plans to Launch a Pink-Walled Tire

MIAMI - Omni United Pte. Ltd. plans to launch a limited-edition, pink walled tire in support of "Mobilizing Hope," the year-long partnership between the company's Radar brand and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

Tags: Charity, Omni United, Pink Radar Tire

August 16, 2011 - Industry News

New Toyo M157 Free-Rolling Axle Tire is SmartWay Verified

CYPRESS, CA - Toyo Tires introduced the M157 free-rolling axle tire for long haul, over the highway operations. The M157 is U.S. EPA SmartWay verified and features Toyo Tires' proprietary e-balance technology.

Tags: SmartWay, Toyo Tires, M157

August 16, 2011 - Industry News

Interest in Truck and SUVs Remained Strong in July

ATLANTA - In July, shoppers continued to show interest in big trucks and SUVs despite relatively high gas prices, and the production shortages for new cars coupled with continued short supply of quality used cars have pushed asking prices higher across new, used, and Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicles.

Tags: Used-Truck Sales, AutoTrader, CPO