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July 13, 2011 - Press Release

Betts Spring Expands Spraydown Distribution to Trailer Market

FRESNO, CA - Betts Spring Company ( has expanded its strategic alliance with Crane Plastics to now include the exclusive distribution rights of Spraydown Aero Guard Systems to North American trailer manufacturers and aftermarket distributors.

Tags: Crane Plastics, Betts Spring Manufacturing

July 13, 2011 - Press Release

NTEA Requalifies 54 Member Companies Through Member Verification Program

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Through its Member Verification Program (MVP), the NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, has requalified 54 member companies and approved two new member companies for their commitment to safety and quality standards.


July 13, 2011 - Industry News

Navistar Service Technicians Compete at Service-Technician Rodeo

Tom Marty, Mid-State Truck, Plover, Wis.

SCHAUMBURG, IL - Tom Marty and Luc Ouellet took home the "Top Service Technician" Awards at the 2011 Navistar Service-Technician Rodeo after going head-to-head with ten other commercial bus and service technicians in a series of simulations designed to test technical skills and speed.

Tags: Navistar, Technician

July 13, 2011 - Industry News

Solso to Retire as Cummins Chairman & CEO, Linebarger to Assume Leadership

Tom Linebarger and Tim Solso.

COLUMBUS, IN - The Board of Directors of Cummins Inc. announced the retirement of Tim Solso, 64, the Company's chairman and CEI since 2000. Solso will be succeeded by Tom Linebarger, Cummins president and COO as of Jan. 1, 2012.

Tags: Cummins

July 13, 2011 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America to Accept Voyager Fuel Payment Cards

MINNEAPOLIS and WESTLAKE, OHIO - U.S. Bank has reached agreement with TravelCenters of America, LLC (TA) for TA to accept Voyager Fleet Systems fuel payment cards.

Tags: TravelCenters of America LLC, US Bank, Voyager Fleet Systems, Voyager Fuel Card

July 13, 2011 - Industry News

DTNA to Provide Finanancing to Mitsubishi Fuso Truck Dealers & Customers

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI and LOGAN TWP., N.J. - Daimler Truck Financial (DTF) announced it has reached an agreement with Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America (MFTA) to begin providing financial products and services for more than 175 MFTA dealers and their customers in the United States.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, MFTA, Daimler Trucks, DNTA

July 6, 2011 - Industry News

Ford Selects Telogis to Power Next-Gen Crew Chief Offering

DEARBORN, MI - Users of Ford Crew Chief, powered by Telogis, are improving fuel efficiency for their fleets by up to 20 percent through better management of vehicle diagnostics, location, and driver behavior.

Tags: Telogis, Ford

July 6, 2011 - Industry News

Navistar Donates Vehicle to Assist in Alabama Rebuilding Efforts

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar continues to show its commitment to the communities it serves by donating a used step van valued at $20,000 to HERO (Hale Empowerment and Revitalization Organization, Inc.) in Hale County, Ala.

Tags: Navistar, HALE, Step Van

July 6, 2011 - Industry News

Venchurs Unveils Newest XPLORE Jeep Grand Cherokee

ADRIAN, MI - Venchurs unveiled the newest XPLORE Adventure Series vehicle at its headquarters in Adrian, Mich. The XPLORE Grand Cherokee is a hand-built, special edition Jeep for enthusiasts.

Tags: Jeep Grand Cherokee, Venchurs

July 6, 2011 - Industry News

2012 Ram Chassis Cab Trucks Get Increased Capabilities

Work Truck magazine Associate Publisher Robert Brown (second from r.) presents the Ram Chassis Cab team with the 2011 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award. From left, Joe Veltri, Vice President -- Product Planning; Fred Diaz, President and CEO Ram Truck Brand and Head of National Sales; and Scott Kunselman, Senior Vice President -- Engineering. Shown in back is the 2011 Ram 4500 Chassis Cab.

AUBURN HILLS, MI - 2012 Ram 4500 and 5500 medium-duty (Class 4 and 5) Chassis Cab commercial trucks are available with an optional 30,000-lb. gross combined weight rating (GCWR), an increase from 26,000 lbs.

Tags: Work Trucks, Ram, Chassis Cab

July 6, 2011 - Industry News

Mastercraft Tire Promotion Gives Back $50

FINDLAY, OHIO - Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. launched its Mastercraft "Summer of $avings" rebate promotion July 1, which ends Aug. 31.

Tags: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Masterack

July 5, 2011 - Industry News

Bridgestone Americas Raises Truck Tire Prices

NASHVILLE, TN - Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC is raising Bridgestone and Firestone truck tire prices effective immediately, according to news from Modern Tire Dealer.

Tags: Tire Costs, Truck Tire, Bridgestone

July 1, 2011 - Industry News

Nissan Increases MSRP for 2012-MY NV Commercial Van Lineup

Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) announced an interim pricing increase on 2012 Nissan NV commercial van models sold in the United States, effective immediately.

Tags: Nissan, 2012-MY, Nissan NV, Full-Size Vans, Vehicle Pricing

June 29, 2011 - Press Release

Navistar Donates Vehicle to Assist In Alabama Rebuilding Efforts

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar is donating a used step van to the Hale Empowerment and Revitilization Organization in Hale County, Ala.

Tags: Navistar, Alabama, Hale County, Charity

June 29, 2011 - Press Release Publishes White Paper on the Risks Associated with Driving a 15-Passenger Van

ORLANDO, FL -, a hazard perception evaluation and risk mitigation website, published a white paper "15-Passenger Van Safety," describing the inherent safety hazards associated with 15-passenger vans and how drivers can mitigate the risk of a collision with the proper preparation and training.

Tags: Vans, Safety, Bright Fleet

June 29, 2011 - Press Release

Cummins Onan Offers Apple iPad 2 as Prize in Photo Contest for Commercial Vehicles

MINNEAPOLIS - Cummins Onan has launched a contest to encourage people to submit photos of their commercial vehicles that use a Cummins Onan generator. The contest, which runs from May 20 through July 20, 2011, is offering an Apple iPad 2 as the prize for the best photo submitted.

Tags: Cummins Onan, Contest, Photo, Commercial Truck

June 29, 2011 - Press Release

Navistar Names Jim Spangler Chief Communications Officer

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar, Inc. announced that Jim Spangler has been named Chief Communications Officer and will lead the company's Corporate Communications globally.

Tags: Navistar

June 29, 2011 - Industry News

Mid-Atlantic States' Unique Plan to Replace Dirtiest Trucks

COLLEGE PARK, MD - Four Mid-Atlantic States are teaming up to offer one of the nation's most generous programs aimed at replacing old, highly polluting trucks.

Tags: University of Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic Region, MARAMA, cash-for-clunkers

June 29, 2011 - Industry News

Isuzu Commercial Trucks Now Powered by B-20 Biodiesel

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. (ICTA) has confirmed that all of its new 2011 and forward model year diesel engines, including its four popular N-Series truck models as well as the new Isuzu Reach commercial van, are compatible with use of up to 20 percent biodiesel blends (B20).

Tags: Biodiesel, B-20, N-Series, ICTA, Reach

June 29, 2011 - Industry News

Alta Dena Dairy Expands SoCal Fleet with Ryder Natural Gas Trucks

MIAMI - Ryder System, Inc. announced delivery of five natural gas-fueled delivery vehicles to Dean Foods, Ryder’s first customer for natural gas commercial vehicles made available through Ryder’s agreement with the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) in Southern California.

Tags: Ryder, Natural Gas, Alta Dena Dairy, Dean Foods

June 28, 2011 - Industry News

FedEx Express Deploying 4,000 New Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

One of FedEx Express' Sprinter vans along with a new Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. eCell all-electric vehicle.

MEMPHIS, TN - The bulk of the new vehicles the company is placing into service are BlueTEC clean diesel Sprinter vans.

Tags: Navistar, Freightliner, Azure Dynamics, Ford Transit Connect, Clean Diesel Vehicles, FedEx

June 22, 2011 - Industry News

PHH FirstFleet Hosts 12th Annual Truck Conference

SPARKS, MD - PHH FirstFleet, the truck and equipment leasing division of PHH Arval, held its 2011 Truck Conference at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Seminole, Florida on May 11-12.

Tags: Conference, PHH Arval, PHH FirstFleet

June 22, 2011 - Industry News

OnTerra Provides RouteSavvy to Global Dispatch

DENVER - OnTerra Systems announced that Global Dispatch ( has subscribed to OnTerra's RouteSavvy Web Service, and achieved significant improvements to company operations and cost reductions as a result.

Tags: OnTerra, RouteSavvy, GIS, Fleet Optimization

June 22, 2011 - Industry News

Comdata Offers Sleep Healthcare Solutions for Truck Drivers

BRENTWOOD, TN - Comdata Corporation launches a new set of regulatory compliance solutions that focus on the health of the truck drivers.

Tags: Comdata, Sleep Apnea, Fatigue

June 22, 2011 - Industry News

Navistar Awarded Diesel Re-Power Development Contract

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar, Inc. was awarded a development contract by the United States Postal Service (USPS) under which Navistar will engineer a diesel powertrain replacement for USPS delivery vehicles.

Tags: Diesel, Navistar, USPS, re-power