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September 14, 2011 - Industry News

Illinois Bill Requires Posting of Truck Routes and Education on Truck GPS

SKOKIE, IL - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation aimed at enhancing truck safety in the state by making truck routing and restrictions more accessible to the commercial trucking industry.

Tags: gps, Rand McNally, House Bill 1377

September 14, 2011 - Industry News

Yokohama Tire Corporation to Adjust All Commercial Truck Tire Prices Oct. 1

FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama Tire Corporation has announced it will implement a price increase of up to 8 percent on all of its light and medium commercial truck tires in the U.S., effective October 1.

Tags: Tire Costs, Yokohama Tire Corp.

December 10, 2014 - Industry News

Celebrate Your Fleet’s Success & Win an iPhone® 6

Sponsored by Ford Commercial Vehicles

For the annual 12 Days of Ford Commercial Vehicle Fleets, you have multiple chances to win an Apple® iPhone 6 for the holidays from now until Dec. 23.

Tags: Ford

September 14, 2011 - Industry News

Coca-Cola Charges Toward a Greener Fleet

The eStar features a windshield design with nearly 180-degree visibility, improving safety, and a low-floor design allowing easy loading and unloading.

ATLANTA - As part of Coca-Cola's ongoing efforts to innovate through its fleet of distribution vehicles, the Company will soon deliver select products in five U.S. cities with all of their normal fizz, but less of the gas. Beginning in September, six eStar all-electric, zero-emission trucks will be part of Coca-Cola's growing fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles

Tags: Coca-Cola, eStar, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 14, 2011 - Industry News

Webinar: Understanding the Impact of CSA on Truck Fleets

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - GE Capital Fleet Services will host a free webinar Sept 20, focusing on the U.S. Department of Transportation's Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) safety enforcement program.

Tags: GE Capital Fleet Services, CSA 2010, Webinar

September 14, 2011 - Industry News

IMPCO Automotive Announces New EPA Bi-Fuel Certification for Ford F-250/350

SANTA ANA, CA - IMPCO Automotive announced that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued 2011 model-year Certifications for its Bi-Fuel Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fuel Systems for Ford Motor Company's F-250 and F-350 Pickups equipped with the 6.2L V-8 gaseous prepped engine.

Tags: EPA, Natural Gas Vehicles, Bi-Fuel, Ford F-350, Ford F-250, IMPCO Automotive, Ford

September 9, 2011 - Industry News

Chrysler to Bring Fiat Doblo Van to U.S. As Ram in 2013

Pictured is the European version of the Fiat Doblo.

AUBURN HILLS, MI; ISTANBUL, TURKEY; TURIN, ITALY - Chrysler stated its Turkish joint-venture partner will invest more than $160 million in homologation and customer modifications for the U.S. and Canadian markets.

Tags: Vans, Fiat, Chrysler, Ram Truck, Compact Vans

September 7, 2011 - Press Release

Eaton Acquires High Power Inverter Technology

CLEVELAND - Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced that it has acquired the assets of IE Power, Inc.

Tags: Eaton, High Power Inveter Technology, Mergers & Acquisitions

September 7, 2011 - Industry News

Assistant Secretary of Defense Confirmed HTUF Keynote Speaker

PASADENA, CA - One of the nation's experts on energy security, Assistant Secretary of Defense Sharon Burke, will address the world's largest gathering of advanced, clean high-efficiency truck and bus users and makers in Baltimore, Md., Oct. 12.

September 7, 2011 - Press Release

Rand McNally Lowers IntelliRoute TND Prices

SKOKIE, IL - Rand McNally is dropping the price of its line of IntelliRoute TND products. Effective today, the IntelliRoute TND 510 is now priced at $299.99 USD and the TND 710 is priced at $399.99 USD, plus applicable taxes.

Tags: Rand McNally, IntelliRoute TND

September 7, 2011 - Press Release

Toyo Tires Launches the Ultimate Ride Sweepstakes

CYPRESS, CA - Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. announced the company's largest promotion ever, the Ultimate Ride Sweepstakes.

Tags: Toyo Tires, Dodge Durango, Ultimate Ride Sweepstakes

September 7, 2011 - Industry News

EMA and TMA Become the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association

CHICAGO - The Engine Manufacturers Association, which includes the Truck Manufacturers Association, announced the use of the name Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association for the trade group, effective immediately.

Tags: EMA, TMA, Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association

September 7, 2011 - Industry News

International Ranks Highest in Heavy-Duty Truck Engine Satisfaction

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA - Heavy-duty truck engine quality has improved from 2010, after technology changes related to emissions standards revisions caused a spike in engine-related problems during recent years.

Tags: International, J.D. Power, Heavy-Duty Trucks

September 7, 2011 - Industry News

Hybrid Medium and HD Truck Sales to Surpass 100,000 Vehicles Annually by 2017

BOULDER, CO - As the global economy begins tentative steps toward recovery, truck manufacturers are looking to technologies that can help mitigate the rising cost of diesel fuel while meeting increasingly strict emissions requirements.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Pike Research, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

September 7, 2011 - Industry News

Chevrolet Silverado HD Redesigned for 2012-MY

DETROIT - Redesigned for 2011, the Chevrolet Silverado heavy-duty lineup rolls into 2012 with greater towing and payload capacities.

Tags: Chevrolet, 2012-MY, Silverado, Silverado HD

September 6, 2011 - Industry News

Toyota’s 2012-MY Tacoma Features Redesigned Exterior and Interior

The 2012-MY Tacoma.

TORRANCE, CA - The 2012-MY Tacoma features a new look from the A-pillar forward and new all-weather flooring and new interior as part of some of the changes.

Tags: Toyota, Tacoma, Trucks, 2012-MY

September 6, 2011 - Industry News

Ram Boosts Gas and Diesel Engine Performance on 2012-MY Trucks

The 2012-MY Ram 1500 Tradesman.

AUBURN HILLS, MI - For the 2012-MY, Ram boosted performance on its 5.7L Hemi and 6.7L Cummins turbo diesel.

Tags: Transmission, Chrysler, Ram Truck

September 2, 2011 - Industry News

Michelin Increases Truck Tire Prices

GREENVILLE, SC - Michelin, BFGoodrich, Uniroyal, and private and associate passenger and light truck replacement tires sold in the United States are increasing in price, effective Oct. 3, 2011.

Tags: Tire Costs, Michelin

September 1, 2011 - Industry News

First Ram Cargo Van Rolls Out of Assembly Plant

The 2012-MY Ram Cargo van coming off the assembly line at Chrysler's Windsor, Canada, plant.

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Earlier this week the first 2012-MY Ram Cargo Van (C/V) rolled out of the company’s Windsor, Canada, assembly plant.

Tags: Chrysler, 2012-MY, Ram, Ram C/V

August 31, 2011 - Press Release

ALI Expands Staff to Sport Lift Inspector Certification Program

CORTLAND, NY - Dale Soos has joined the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) as a Senior Project Engineer in the company's Cortland, N.Y., headquarters.

Tags: ALI, Certification Program, lift inspector

August 31, 2011 - Press Release

Xentx Lubricants Launches Private Label Line

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Green Planet Group, Inc., announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Xentx Lubricants, Inc, is on schedule to begin delivery of a private label line of products for Canadian consumption.

Tags: Green Planet Group, VIRAL Lubricants

August 31, 2011 - Industry News

Yokohama Tire Corporation's Orange Oil Tire Technology Highlighted at Museum of Science

BluEarth Sidewall Tire

FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama Tire Corporation's BluEarth-1 - the company's latest orange oil-infused passenger car tire will be highlighted in a special two-year exhibit at the Museum of Science, Boston starting in the fall of this year.

Tags: Yokohama Tire Corp., BluEarth-1, Orange Oil

August 31, 2011 - Industry News

Valence Technology Receives $7.2M Order from EVI for UPS Trucks

AUSTIN, TEXAS - Valence Technology, Inc., a U.S.-based global manufacturer of advanced energy storage solutions, announced a $7.2 million purchase order from Electric Vehicles International (EVI) to deliver lithium phosphate batteries for use in 100 UPS delivery vehicles.

Tags: UPS, Electric Vehicles International, Valence Technology

August 31, 2011 - Industry News

2012 Chevrolet Silverado Delivers WiFi Powered by Autonet Mobile

DETROIT - Chevy WiFi powered by Autonet Mobile delivers high-speed Internet service to the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado, transforming it into an on-demand mobile office for small-business owners, contractors and travelers.

Tags: Chevrolet, 2012-MY

August 31, 2011 - Industry News

GM Cutting Truck Output in Indiana, Adding Shifts at Michigan Plant

DETROIT - General Motors Co. (GM) will extend a temporary shutdown at its full-size truck plant in Indiana and add shifts to a pickup factory in Michigan to improve the balance of inventory on dealer lots.

Tags: Plant Closure, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra

August 31, 2011 - Industry News

Bridgestone Launches 3 Truck Tires at GATS

DALLAS - Three new Bridgestone commercial tires were introduced this week at the 2011 Great American Trucking Show (GATS) Aug. 25-27, 2011, in Dallas, Texas. They are the Greatec R125A, the M799 mixed service radial, and the M770 drive tire.

Tags: Bridgestone, drive tire, mixed service radial