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J.J. Keller Releases E-Book Examining DOT Compliance

J. J. Keller has released a free web-based publication examining current DOT regulatory pressures and offering carriers comprehensive solutions to help them achieve compliance now and in the future.

Quigley's Nissan NV 4x4 in Production, Available for Order

Quigley Motor Company, a manufacturer of 4x4 full-size van systems, announced that its latest offering, the Nissan NV, is in production and available for order.

Tampa Crane and Body to Distribute PAL Pro & PSC Telescopic Crane Line

Omaha Standard PALFINGER (OSP) announced today that they have recently appointed Tampa Crane and Body, Inc.. to represent the PALFINGER PAL Pro Mechanic's Trucks and PSC Telescopic Service Cranes in the State of Florida.

Fontaine Modification Announces Segmentation Plan

Fontaine Modification Company is transforming itself into three focused business segments in 2013: Fontaine Alternative Fuels, Fontaine Auto Transport Services, and Fontaine Modification Services.

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Webb Wheel OEM Business Unit Adds Industry Veterans

The OEM Business Unit of Webb Wheel Products has expanded their sales organization with the addition of two industry veterans.

VIA developed and built the van, based on Verizon’s direction and fleet concepts, and expects it to achieve 100 miles per gallon with near zero emissions.

Verizon and VIA Motors Unveil Eco-Friendly, Extended-Range Electric Cargo Vans

Verizon has collaborated with electric-vehicle developer and manufacturer VIA Motors to produce an extended-range electric cargo van.

Wimsatt has a strong fleet, featuring the full line of Freightliner vocational trucks including Coronado 122SDs, 114SDs, 108SDs, M2 112s, and M2 106s for the variety of different services they offer.

Collaboration Leads to Effective Solution

Collaboration is key when spec'ing a truck for any job. Together, Wimsatt Building Materials, Cargotec, and Freightliner developed a solution for making a tough job faster, more efficient and safer.

Left to right: Michael O'Loughlin, Chief Development Officer for the Food Bank of South Jersey; Bill Kwelty, Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer for ARI. Photo courtesy ARI.

Holman Automotive Group and ARI Donate $6,000 to the Food Bank of South Jersey

ARI, together with its parent company Holman Automotive Group, donated $6,000 to the Food Bank of South Jersey in support of their efforts to serve those in need.

C.J. Driscoll & Associates Releases 2013 Fleet Operator’s Guide to GPS Fleet Management Systems

The report is designed to assist fleet operators in identifying GPS fleet management solution providers that are best suited to meet their requirements.

The Ford Atlas Concept is designed to show new technologies the automaker is developing for use in its pickup truck products.

Ford’s Atlas Concept Pickup Truck Shows Future Direction of Automaker’s Products

The Atlas Concept features a mix of technologies designed to enhance fuel economy and the vehicle’s overall functionality.

Vote for the 2013 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Cast your ballot today for Work Truck's Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award. Professional fleet managers are encouraged to select one of 12 nominated medium-duty work trucks

Icom Provides Propane Autogas Vehicles to Menards

Icom North America has announced an installation program for 140 propane autogas Ford F150 pickup trucks for use by Menards home improvement stores.

GM & Isuzu Motors Sign Memorandum of Understanding

GM and Isuzu have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to start negotiations toward jointly developing a next-generation pickup truck.

Hankook Tire to Construct High Tech R&D Facility

Tire manufacturer Hankook Tire unveiled its plan for construction of the company’s new, high-tech central R&D facility in South Korea.

MY-2014 Silverado Toughened with High-Strength Steel

To help the new 2014 Silverado measure up to the rugged tasks expected of full-size pickups by commercial fleet customers, engineers chose high-strength steels for the backbone of the new trucks.

Altec CEO and NREL Renewable Energy Expert to Headline 2013 Green Truck Summit

The upcoming 2013 Green Truck Summit will include keynote addresses from Lee Styslinger, III, chairman and CEO of Altec, Inc., and Michael Pacheco,Ph.D., associate laboratory director for deployment and market transformation at the NREL.

Final Call: Tell Us About Your Tire Purchasing Trends

Work Truck magazine wants to hear from you! Does your fleet utilize medium-duty truck tires? If so, let us know about it!

Minimizer Launches Mobile Website

BLOOMING PRAIRIE, MN - Minimizer continues to make significant investments in technology with the launch of their new mobile website and new social media campaigns.

Rush Enterprises, Inc. Acquires Assets of Dealership Group in Ohio

SAN ANTONIO - Rush Enterprises, Inc., which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, announced that its subsidiaries have acquired certain assets of MVI Group, which operates commercial truck and bus dealerships in Ohio.

NREL to Help Convert Methane to Liquid Diesel

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will help develop microbes that convert methane found in natural gas into liquid diesel fuel.

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions Brings Back Dayton Brand MD Truck Tires

NASHVILLE, TN - Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, a business of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, announced that it is reintroducing its Dayton medium-duty truck tire line in 2013.

The Ram 3500 Heavy Duty pickup will claim a 30,000-lb. trailer capacity thanks to a new class-exclusive 50,000 pounds-per-square-inch, high-strength steel frame.

Towing and Weight Ratings Released for 2013 Ram HD Pickups and Chassis Cab Trucks

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Ram officially released class-leading towing and weight ratings for its 2013 line of Ram Heavy Duty pickups and Chassis Cab trucks.

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Tire Demand Expected to Increase in 2013

FULLERTON, CA - What a difference a year makes. According to Rick Phillips, Yokohama Tire Corp.’s director of commercial sales, 2012 could not have been any more different than 2011.

OSRAM Automotive Lighting and Ford continue to lead the way in lighting innovation with the 2013 Ford F-150, the first mainstream pickup to feature a high intensity discharge (HID) headlamp system on select models. (PRNewsFoto/OSRAM SYLVANIA)

2013 Ford F-150 First Pickup to Feature HID Forward Lighting

HILLSBORO, NH - OSRAM Automotive Lighting and Ford continue to lead the way in lighting innovation with the 2013 Ford F-150, the first mainstream pickup to feature a high intensity discharge (HID) headlamp system on select models.

2013 Ram 1500 Wins AOL Autos Truck of the Year

AUBURN HILLS, MI - The new 2013 Ram 1500 has been named AOL Autos Truck of the Year.