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April 13, 2012 - Industry News

Ford and Dow Team up to Cut Truck Weight

DEARBORN, MI. – While fuel economy is an important element in making fleets efficient, vehicle weight also plays an important role, particularly with work trucks that may be filled with products and equipment.

Tags: Dow Chemical, Ford, Carbon Fiber, light weighting

April 13, 2012 - Industry News

MY-2013 Ford F-Series Super Duty to Offer Platinum Series and SYNC with MyFord Touch

The MY-2013 Super Duty Platinum Series features an all-new interior and touch-screen functionality designed specifically for drivers who may be wearing heavy work gloves.

DEARBORN, MI – The MY-2013 F-Series Super Duty will be available in a Platinum series model and with the addition of SYNC with MyFord Touch.

Tags: Ford SYNC, Ford F-450, Ford F-350, Ford F-250, Ford, Ford Super Duty

April 13, 2012 - Industry News

Telogis Driver Scorecard Enhances Driver Safety

ALISO VIEJO, CA — Telogis Inc. has enhanced its driver safety capabilities with the introduction of Telogis Driver Scorecard .

Tags: telematics, Driver Behavior, safety, Telogis

April 13, 2012 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Group Receives Caterpillar’s Platinum Supplier Status

NEW ALBANY, OHIO -- Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. has announced that its electrical systems facility in Edgewood, Iowa, has been awarded Platinum status in accordance with Caterpillar Inc.'s Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP).

Tags: Caterpillar, Commercial Vehicle Group, Supplier Quality Excellence Process

April 10, 2012 - Press Release

Branick Debuts New Website & Videos

FARGO, ND - Branick Industries has completed a website redesign project and the new site is being debuted at

Tags: Branick

April 10, 2012 - Press Release

Federated Auto Parts Adds New Features to Redesigned Website

The updated site offers new training and tech tips, plus enhanced information about Federated marketing and support programs for professional service technicians.

STAUNTON, VA – Federated Auto Parts has redesigned its website to offer more information for its members and their service technician customers.

Tags: Federated Auto Parts, service technician

April 10, 2012 - Press Release

Rhino Linings Offers Work Truck Readers Exclusive Discount

SAN DIEGO - Rhino Linings is taking protection to entirely new level by offering the protection you’d expect to get in a truck bed in the form of a do-it-yourself garage floor coating kit.

Tags: Rhino Linings, Rhino Epoxy Floor Coating Kit

April 10, 2012 - Press Release

300 Below Announced New Rotor BRAKE-Through

INDIANAPOLIS - 300 Below Inc. announced three new brake rotor lines; Dura-Life brake rotors, CryoRotors, and TruBlue, severe-duty brake rotors.

Tags: brake rotors, Cryogenics

April 10, 2012 - Industry News

NTEA Announces New and Requalified MVP Companies for Quarter Ending March 2012

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - The NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, has requalified 12 member companies and approved nine new member companies for their commitment to excellence by their effective use of safety and quality standards.


April 10, 2012 - Industry News

Truckin’ Magazine Names Ford F-150 FX2 Top Half-Ton Pickup in ‘Truck of the Year’ Shootout

Ford F-150 FX2 SuperCrew

DEARBORN, MI – After testing four 1/2-ton pickups in a well-rounded set of challenges, the Ford F-150 FX2 SuperCrew is now theTruckin’ half-ton Truck of the Year.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Truckin Magazine

April 10, 2012 - Industry News

PAPCO Uses Transcube Diesel Tanks to Enhance Environmental Compliance

NEWPORT NEWS, VA - In addition to making fuel handling a cleaner proposition by eliminating PAPCO’s need for separate containment pans, the new tanks immediately helped save the company time and money.

Tags: Transcube, PAPCO, diesel tanks

April 10, 2012 - Industry News

The Latest in New Truck Tires

LOUISVILLE, KY - There were plenty of new truck tires and truck tire technologies, at the 2012 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ken.

Tags: SmartWay, Truck Tires, Modern Tire Dealer Magazine, Continental Eco Plus, Michelin X

April 10, 2012 - Industry News

Solar Gard Window Film Permitted on Large Trucks to Protect Drivers from Cancer Causing UV-A Rays

SAN DIEGO - Solar Gard, a manufacturer of architectural and automotive window films and a member of the International Window Film Association (IWFA), announced the availability of Solar Gard Ultragard UV, a new window film designed to meet the specific needs of the trucking industry.

Tags: FMCSA, Solar Gard, window film, UV radiation

April 10, 2012 - Industry News

GM and Toyota Lead Vincentric '2012 Best Fleet Value' in America Awards

BINGHAM FARMS, MI - The brands with the highest number of winners across the different vehicle categories include General Motors, with nine vehicles, and Toyota, with seven vehicles, according to Vincentric.

Tags: Vincentric, Lifecycle Costs, Vincentric 2012 Best Fleet Value in America Award

April 6, 2012 - Industry News

MY-2013 Ram 1500 to Deliver More Power and Fuel Savings Together

NEW YORK - Power and fuel savings in one package are among the highlights of newly redesigned MY-2013 Ram 1500. The new vehicle was unveiled at this week’s New York International Auto Show.

Tags: Ram, New York Auto Show, Ram 1500, TorqueFlite 8, Pentastar, Chrysler

April 6, 2012 - Industry News

Shareholders Report: Daimler Trucks Sales up 20% in First Quarter

BERLIN, GERMANY – Affirming its 2012 earnings forecast Daimler AG posted sales increases across its motor vehicle units, including its Daimler Trucks division, which saw first quarter sales of 107,000 units or an increase of 20 percent.

Tags: Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG, Dieter Zetsche

April 6, 2012 - Industry News

Truck Tax Repeal Bill Introduced in Congress

ARLINGTON VA – A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on March 29 would, if passed by Congress, repeal the 12 percent federal excise tax on truck and trailer purchases.

Tags: American Trucking Associations, Federal Excise Tax, H.R. 4321, U.S. House of Representatives

April 6, 2012 - Industry News

VIA Motors Riding High With NTEA Work Truck Show 2012 Green Award

VIA's eREV received The Work Truck Show 2012 Green Award.

OREM, UT — VIA Motors was awarded The Work Truck Show 2012 Green Award for its full-size extended range electric vehicle (eREV) work trucks.

Tags: VIA Motors, eREV, Pickup Truck, Work Truck Show

April 6, 2012 - Industry News

Trucking Insurer 1st Guard Goes Geospatial with Pitney Bowes Software

TROY, NY – Pitney Bowes Software is providing geolocational software solutions that is designed to help specialty trucking insurer 1st Guard streamline its operations and improve customer and claims service to its policyholders.

Tags: Pitney Bowes, Spectrum OnDemand, TRUCKER1

April 6, 2012 - Industry News

Fleet Managers to ‘Kick the Tires’ of VVS CNG Trucks at April 12 Ride and Drive

ADRIAN, MI – Venchurs Vehicle Systems (VVS), a Ford qualified vehicle modifier (QVM) for compressed natural gas (CNG) conversions, will be joining Encana, a North American energy producer, at the latter’s Natural Gas Fueling Solutions Experience on April 12.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Venchurs, Ride and Drive

April 4, 2012 - Press Release

Universal Lubricants Launches Initiative to Convert Fleets to Re-refined Engine Oils

WICHITA, KS - Universal Lubricants announced the launch of its full line of ECO ULTRA Synthetic Blend Engine Oils – made from used motor oil and re-refined into performance driven, eco-friendly products;.

Tags: Universal Lubricants, ECO ULTRA

April 4, 2012 - Press Release

Pride Transport Integrates Rand McNally Navigation into TruckPC

SKOKIE, IL – Rand McNally’snavigation software has been integrated into Pride Transport’s more than 300 installed TruckPC mobile communications units.

Tags: Rand McNally, TruckPC, LoadMaster, Pride Transport

April 4, 2012 - Press Release

Leggett & Platt and SNUGTOP Announce Partnership

ATLANTA – Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products (CVP) announced a partnership with SNUGTOP. Leggett & Platt CVP will provide SNUGTOP’s commercial product line at its Ford, GM, and Chrysler OEM ship-thru facilities.

Tags: Leggett & Platt, Snugtop

April 4, 2012 - Industry News

2011 Class 3-8 Commercial Registrations Reach 1.25 Million

SOUTHFIELD, MI - A Polk analysis of new and used commercial vehicle registrations (GVW 3-8) in the U.S. finds 1.25 million units were registered during the 2011 calendar year.

Tags: R. L. Polk & Co., Medium-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Registration

April 4, 2012 - Industry News

Isuzu Announces Enhanced Coverage for Certified Pre-Owned Trucks

The Isuzu Commercial Truck of America family of vehicles.

ANAHEIM, CA — Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. announced a major enhancement to its popular Isuzu Gold Star coverage pre-owned truck program.

Tags: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Goldstar Used-Truck Program