April 21, 2010 - Industry News
LIVONIA, MI - Though they are not the biggest player in the propane industry, Kamps Propane is the biggest user of ROUSH propane-fueled vehicles in the western states.
PORTLAND, OR - Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced delivery of its first fleet of U.S. EPA 2010 trucks to Meijer.
Tags: DTNA, Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Cascadia, DD13
STOW, OHIO - Operating Tax Systems, LLC (OTS) announced it was selected to handle fuel tax compliance services for Western Express' 2,500 satellite tracked power units.
Tags: compliance, Fuel Tax
PORTLAND, OR - Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) now offers commercial truck operators the option to receive e-mail notification of valuable special offers containing hundreds of dollars in instant savings on commonly-used parts, service, and preventive maintenance repairs.
WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar, Inc., the manufacturer of International brand trucks, has awarded its prestigious International Circle of Excellence award to 28 International Truck dealers.
Tags: Navistar, Awards
NOVI, MI - Hino Trucks announced its 2011 model-year specifications are now available online.
Tags: Hino, 2011-MY
MT. LAUREL, NJ - Automotive Resources International (ARI), a leading global fleet solutions provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, was recently recognized as a 2010 PepsiCo Piston Cup recipient by the Frito Lay Fleet Team.
Tags: PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, ARI, Awards
April 19, 2010 - Industry News
NORMAN, OK - The two new garbage trucks powered by compressed natural gas are the first CNG-powered sanitation trucks to be used in the state.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles
TORRANCE, CA - Fleet professionals are invited to participate in a free, one-hour Web seminar on May 13, covering how to achieve maximum ROI with GPS tracking.
Tags: GPS, GPS Insight, web seminar
April 16, 2010 - Industry News
GREENVILLE, SC - Michelin North America Inc. will raise prices on replacement truck tires sold in the U.S. by 3 to 7 percent on May 1.
Tags: Tire Costs, Michelin, Tires
BRUCE, MS - Hardin Trucking, Inc. and affiliated partner employees are banned from texting or talking on a hand-held cell phone while behind the wheel of a company vehicle or while using a company-issued phone in their personal vehicle.
Tags: Driver Safety, Texting
April 14, 2010 - Industry News
WASHINGTON - Important segments of the commercial truck industry-dealers and drivers, in a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, voiced their strong opposition today to a Senate bill that would nullify fuel economy rules established by Congress under the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) in 2007.
Tags: ATD, American Truck Dealers, NADA
REDFORD, MI - Mercedes-Benz engines received the award for "Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Vocational Heavy-Duty Truck Engines" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Heavy Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Study.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz, J.D. Power, Detroit Diesel, DD15, DD13, SCR, DD16
LOUISVILLE, KY - Navistar, Inc. is giving Class 8 truckers more choices for getting up to speed in 2010, and one better way to help them slow down when needed.
Tags: Navistar, MaxxForce
LIVONIA, MI - Knapheide Manufacturing Company has become ROUSH Performance's newest partner to sell and install the ROUSH line of liquid propane fuel systems for Ford Commercial trucks, vans, and cutaways.
Tags: Roush, Knapheide, Ford F-350, Ford F-250, Ford E-350
SPARKS, MD - PHH Arval recent annual Truck Fleet Management Conference, held in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., focused on a wide variety of topics of concern to managers of private truck fleets.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC offers its 2010 air helper springs catalog detailing products and accessories available for today's trucks, SUVs, and vans.
Tags: Firestone, Work-Rite
LOUISVILLE, KY - Cummins QuickCheck 5200 handheld device brings the ease of adjusting engine features and parameters and reading trip information into the palms of customer hands.
PHILIPSBURG, PA - DiamondBack Automotive Accessories Inc. unveiled two new covers designed for fleet use at the NTEA Work Truck Show in St. Louis, March 10.
Tags: Tonneau Cover, Truck Cover
GOSHEN, IN - Supreme Corporation's new SUPREME EXPRESS Aluminum Van Body Program gives customers a completed Aluminum Van Body in 10 business days or 15 business days with an approved liftgate.
ANKENY, IOWA - OEM and aftermarket manufacturer SPAL USA introduced a new line of blowers featuring sealed motors to deliver improved interior air circulation in on- and off-highway applications.
Tags: SPAL USA
April 13, 2010 - Industry News
LAS VEGAS - Almost half of fleets plan to purchase alternative fuel vehicles in the next three years, according to a phone survey conducted by the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi).
Tags: Alternative-fuel vehicles, Alternative Fuels
April 9, 2010 - Industry News
ATLANTA - UPS has gone beyond traditional driver training methods with videogame technology and hands-on learning in an effort to recruit and effectively train 25,000 driver candidates -- most of whom are in their 20s -- over the next five years.
Tags: Productivity, UPS, Training
April 8, 2010 - Industry News
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - Mercedes-Benz Vans will offer an all-new, entry-level van intended for commercial usage beginning in 2012. The technical basis of this van will come from Renault.
Tags: Nissan, Commercial Fleets, Daimler AG
April 7, 2010 - Industry News
WASHINGTON - The U.S. DOT's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a new rule requiring interstate commercial truck and bus companies with serious patterns of hours-of-service (HOS) violations to install electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) in all their vehicles.
Tags: DOT, FMCSA, Hours of Service
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