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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

June 22, 2011 - Industry News

ARI Links Mobile Fleet Tools to New Fuel Site Locator

MT. LAUREL, NJ - ARI, Automotive Resources International announced the addition of the Fuel Site Locator to its mobile fleet tools, through its long-term partner Wright Express (WEX).

Tags: Wright Express, ARI, Mobile Fleet Tools, Fuel Site Locator

June 22, 2011 - Press Release

BAE Systems Launches HybriDrive Website

JOHNSON CITY, NY — BAE Systems has launched a website to showcase its HybriDrive family of hybrid-electric products at

Tags: Website, BAE, HybriDrive

June 22, 2011 - Press Release

A.R.E. Launches New Commercial Fleet Website

MASSILLON, OH - Available at, the new site provides detailed descriptions of the manufacturer's commercial products.

Tags: A.R.E., Truck Cap

June 22, 2011 - Press Release

Monro Muffler Brake Completes Vespia Tire Centers Acquisition

ROCHESTER, NY - The 24 Vespia locations purchased expand Monro's footprint in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania, according to the company.

Tags: Tires, Monro Muffler Brake, Vespia

June 22, 2011 - Press Release

Yokohama Launches New ‘User-Centric’ Website

FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama Tire Corp.'s new website features an interactive driving style selector, product "hot spots," an area on the company's tire technology, and integrated social media.

Tags: Website, Yokohama, Tires

June 17, 2011 - Industry News

UPS Telematics Initiative Reduces Fuel Use, Allows for Conditions-Based PM Program

One of UPS' package delivery trucks. (Photo courtesy of UPS.)

ATLANTA – UPS' telematics technology is capable of providing vast amounts of data about how the company's delivery trucks are operating.

Tags: telematics, Software, UPS

June 15, 2011 - Press Release

Snap-On Discusses How to Choose a Floor Jack

KENOSHA, WI - To make the proper floor jack choice, you must first consider the vehicles that you will be working on.

Tags: Snap-on, Floor Jack, technical reference

June 15, 2011 - Press Release

Quigley Motor Company Announces Changes to Warranty Programs

MANCHESTER, PA - Quigley Motor Co., Inc. (QMCI) announced changes to its warranty programs. Starting with 2011 model-year GM products, the company will now carry a limited five-year/100,000-mile warranty on selected 4x4 powertrain components.

Tags: Warranty, Quigley Motor Companyu, Ford, General Motors