July 13, 2011 - Press Release
FRESNO, CA - Betts Spring Company (www.bettsspring.com) has expanded its strategic alliance with Crane Plastics to now include the exclusive distribution rights of Spraydown Aero Guard Systems to North American trailer manufacturers and aftermarket distributors.
Tags: Crane Plastics, Betts Spring Manufacturing
FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Through its Member Verification Program (MVP), the NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, has requalified 54 member companies and approved two new member companies for their commitment to safety and quality standards.
Tags: NTEA, MVP
July 13, 2011 - Industry News
SCHAUMBURG, IL - Tom Marty and Luc Ouellet took home the "Top Service Technician" Awards at the 2011 Navistar Service-Technician Rodeo after going head-to-head with ten other commercial bus and service technicians in a series of simulations designed to test technical skills and speed.
Tags: Navistar, Technician
COLUMBUS, IN - The Board of Directors of Cummins Inc. announced the retirement of Tim Solso, 64, the Company's chairman and CEI since 2000. Solso will be succeeded by Tom Linebarger, Cummins president and COO as of Jan. 1, 2012.
MINNEAPOLIS and WESTLAKE, OHIO - U.S. Bank has reached agreement with TravelCenters of America, LLC (TA) for TA to accept Voyager Fleet Systems fuel payment cards.
Tags: TravelCenters of America LLC, US Bank, Voyager Fleet Systems, Voyager Fuel Card
FARMINGTON HILLS, MI and LOGAN TWP., N.J. - Daimler Truck Financial (DTF) announced it has reached an agreement with Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America (MFTA) to begin providing financial products and services for more than 175 MFTA dealers and their customers in the United States.
Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, MFTA, Daimler Trucks, DNTA
July 6, 2011 - Industry News
DEARBORN, MI - Users of Ford Crew Chief, powered by Telogis, are improving fuel efficiency for their fleets by up to 20 percent through better management of vehicle diagnostics, location, and driver behavior.
Tags: Telogis, Ford
WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar continues to show its commitment to the communities it serves by donating a used step van valued at $20,000 to HERO (Hale Empowerment and Revitalization Organization, Inc.) in Hale County, Ala.
Tags: Navistar, HALE, Step Van
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
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
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
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 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
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
ORLANDO, FL - BrightFleet.com, 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
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
WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar, Inc. announced that Jim Spangler has been named Chief Communications Officer and will lead the company's Corporate Communications globally.
June 29, 2011 - Industry News
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
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
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
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
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
DENVER - OnTerra Systems announced that Global Dispatch (www.globaldispatch.aero) 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
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
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
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