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February 29, 2012 - Industry News

AlertDriving Launches CSA Program for Commercial & Medium-Duty Vocational Trucks

TORONTO - AlertDriving announced the release of its Compliance, Safety & Accountability (CSA) training program. Created specifically for commercial and medium-duty vocational truck drivers, this new seven module training package has been designed to reduce the risk of drivers committing violations under CSA regulations.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA 2010, AlertDriving

February 29, 2012 - Press Release

Auto Truck Group Opens Second Kansas City Facility

Auto Truck Group has opened a second facility in Kansas City, Missouri, which will primarily focus on upfitting Ford F-150 pickup trucks using the Ford ship-thru program.

Tags: Auto Truck Group, Ship-Thru

February 29, 2012 - Press Release

Fras-Le North America Announces Expanded Manufacturing Capabilities

Fras-le North America Inc., a friction material manufacturer, announced it will begin producing heavy-duty lining at its friction manufacturing facility in Prattville, Ala.

Tags: Meritor, Brakes, Fras-le, friction metals

February 29, 2012 - Press Release

Jasper Engine & Transmissions Houston Branch Recieves Award

The Associates of the Houston Branch are as follows (pictured left to right): Brian Flanagan - Outside Sales Representative (OSR) Matt Miller - OSR Steve Beltran - OSR David Eschbach - Houston Branch Manager Ken Williamson - JASPER Regional Manager Ed Nesbitt - OSR

The Houston, Texas, branch of Jasper Engines & Transmissions took home the President's Award for 2011 at the company's annual sales banquet.

Tags: Jasper Engines and Transmissions

February 28, 2012 - Industry News

NAFA Launches 'Beyond Fleet' Program to Boost Awareness of Fleet Management Profession

PRINCETON, NJ - According to a statement from NAFA, “Beyond Fleet aims to elevate the status of fleet managers beyond the fleet management community into the mainstream business world where, oftentimes, few understand the true value of your position.”

Tags: NAFA, role of the fleet manager, Beyond Fleet

February 24, 2012 - Industry News

Large Trucks Face Weight of Compliance Mandates in 2012


MT. LAUREL, NJ - Last year served as a warning for fleets with large trucks to get ready for the significant compliance changes taking place in 2012 as mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 (CSA 2010).

Tags: FMCSA, ARI, CSA 2010, Tim Delaney

February 23, 2012 - Industry News

Last Chance! Is Your Fleet One of the Top 100 Commercial Truck Fleets?

TORRANCE, CA - Automotive Fleet is updating its annual listing of the Top 100 Truck fleets. If you have more than 500 trucks in your fleet, take a moment to update your information today.

Tags: Automotive Fleet, Trucks, Top 100 Truck Fleets

February 22, 2012 - Press Release

Teletrac Expands Integration With TMW Systems and TruckMate Dispatch Software

Teletrac, a provider of advanced fleet management solutions for the trucking sector, announced availability of an interface between its award-winning Fleet Director GPS and vehicle tracking solutions and TruckMate, an enterprise transportation software solution from TMW Systems.

Tags: Fleet Director, Teletrac, TruckMate, TMW Systems

February 22, 2012 - Press Release

J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers Welcomes Ryan Johnson


J&J Truck Bodies and Trailers, a division of Somerset Welding & Steel, announced that Ryan Johnson joined the J&J team as an inside parts sales representative.

Tags: J&J Truck Bodies

February 22, 2012 - Press Release

Hino Trucks 'Insight' Recognized as One of Top 20 Products for 2011

Hino Trucks' "INSIGHT", the most advanced web-based location and telematics solution in the medium-duty commercial truck market, was named one of Heavy Duty Trucking's Top 20 new products for 2011.

Tags: Hino Trucks, INSIGHT

February 22, 2012 - Press Release

GPS Insight to Host Utility Fleet Webinar

GPS Insight, a provider of GPS tracking (AVL) solutions for commercial fleets, will be hosting a webinar which speaks to the use of GPS tracking for utility fleets.

Tags: GPS Insight, Utility Fleets, Webinar

February 22, 2012 - Press Release

Networkfleet Partners with ServMan to Streamline Field Workforce Scheduling

Networkfleet, a wireless fleet management company, announced it has partnered with ServMan, an enterprise management system for the service industry, to streamline field workforce scheduling and dispatching.

Tags: GPS, Hughes Telematics, Networkfleet, ServMan

February 22, 2012 - Press Release

GreenRoad Launches New Fleet Driver Performance and Safety Recognition Program

GreenRoad announced a new driver recognition program called "GreenRoad Fleet Elite" designed to recognize the best fleet drivers on the road, and provide internal motivation and recognition for best driver performance.

Tags: GreenRoad, GreenRoad Fleet Elite

February 22, 2012 - Industry News

Utilimaster Headquarters Relocating to Bristol, Ind.

CHARLOTTE, MI - Spartan Motors, Inc. announced that it will relocate Utilimaster Corporation's manufacturing operations, headquarters, and all supporting departments and functions, to Bristol, Ind., from the current location in Wakarusa, Ind.

Tags: Utilimaster, Spartan Motors, Isuzu Reach

February 22, 2012 - Industry News

Chevron Awards Sun Coast Resources Fully Loaded Package Delivery Truck

(L-R) Wayne Ederer, Chevron; Robert Barrow, Sun Coast; Ryan Wilson, Sun Coast; Scott Fancher, Sun Coast; Kyle Lehne, Sun Coast.

SAN RAMON, CA - Chevron Lubricants, maker of the Delo brand of engine oils, lubricants, and coolants, awarded Sun Coast Resources, a Houston-based petroleum distributor, a new package delivery truck in acknowledgment of its strong growth in 2011.

Tags: Chevron, Delivery Truck, Sun Coast Resources

February 22, 2012 - Industry News

Green Truck Wash Could be Perpetual Energy System

GULFPORT, MS - What was intended to be just a green truck wash may have turned into the closest thing to a perpetual energy system the world has ever seen.

Tags: Truck Wash, National Truck Funding, American Truck Group

February 22, 2012 - Industry News

Bridgestone Forms Mining Tire Business Unit

NASHVILLE, TN - Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) has formed an integrated mining tire business unit and reorganized its Bridgestone Commercial Group.

Tags: Bridgestone, Commercial Tires, Mining, mining tires

February 22, 2012 - Industry News

MIT Study Says Electric Trucks Can Save Fleets Money

CAMBRIDGE, MA - Using electric vehicles can markedly lower the costs of a fleet of delivery trucks. Electric vehicles can cost 9-12 percent less to operate than trucks powered by diesel engines.

Tags: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Battery-Electric Vehicles

February 15, 2012 - Industry News

Ford Recalling 13,239 F-59 and F-53 Stripped Chassis Vehicles

WASHINGTON – Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 13,200 2011 model-year F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis vehicles manufactured from Feb. 1, 2010 through July 1, 2011 as well as 2012 model-year F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis vehicles manufactured from May 10, 2011 through Oct. 25, 2011.

Tags: Recalls, strip chassis, Ford, NHTSA

February 15, 2012 - Press Release

PartsChannel, Inc. Receives NSF International Certification for Auto Parts Distribution

LOS ANGELES - PartsChannel, Inc. announced the company has received certification under NSF International's Automotive Collision Parts Distribution Program.

Tags: PartsChannel, NSF

February 15, 2012 - Press Release

Bosch Launches New Technical Support Hotline

BROADVIEW, IL - To improve both communication and technical support, Bosch has launched a new technical support hotline number for all technical questions regarding Bosch Parts, Equipment and Services.

Tags: Bosch, Hotline

February 15, 2012 - Press Release

CEI to Feature Trucking Accident Management Services at ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council

TREVOSE, PA - The CEI Group, Inc. will be an exhibitor at the American Trucking Association's Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Tampa, Florida Feb. 20-23, sponsored by the ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council.

Tags: ATA, National Private Truck Council, CEI Group

February 15, 2012 - Industry News

New Survey Gauges Industry Reaction to FMCSA Cell Phone Restrictions for Interstate Truck and Bus Drivers

RESTON, VA - The number of commercial fleet operators that have adopted written policies pertaining to employee use of cell phones while driving on-the-job has increased 31 percent in the past nine months.

Tags: FMCSA, ZoomSafer, cell phone laws

February 15, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Asks Federal Court to Review Flawed Hours-of-Service Rule

ARLINGTON, VA - The American Trucking Associations filed a petition with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Feb. 14, asking the court to review the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's recently published final rule changing the hours-of-service regulations for commercial truck drivers.

Tags: FMCSA, ATA, Hours of Service, HOS

February 15, 2012 - Industry News

Mitchell 1 Launches New ProDemand Video Available Online at YouTube

POWAY, CA - Mitchell 1's video on its forthcoming ProDemand information product, now available for viewing on YouTube, shows the Mitchell 1 product management team discussing the many features and benefits of the new software program as well as the design thinking and user input that went into developing it.

Tags: Mitchell 1, ProDemand