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June 13, 2012 - Industry News

Mack Showcases Natural Leadership in Gas

MACK TerraPro Cabover

GREENSBORO, NC – Mack Trucks, a longtime leader in diesel-powered refuse vehicles, is now leading the pack in natural gas, with three natural gas-powered MACK TerraPro models – two Cabover and one Low Entry.

Tags: Mack Trucks, TerraPro, low entry, Cabovers

June 13, 2012 - Industry News

PHH FirstFleet Hires New VP of Sales

SPARKS, MD – PHH Arval announced that it has hired Mike Quimby as vice president of sales for PHH FirstFleet, the truck and equipment division of PHH Arval.

Tags: New Hire, PHH FirstFleet, Ryder System

June 13, 2012 - Industry News

U.S. Truck Market Posts Biggest Gain of Year

Makers of medium- and heavy-duty trucks notch their biggest year-over-year increase in U.S. sales so far this year, as volume of 28,437 units in April marked a 38.9-percent rise from like-2011, according to research by

Tags: Paccar, International, Medium-Duty Trucks, Chrysler, Ford, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Daimler, Wards Auto, Class 4, Class 5

June 13, 2012 - Press Release

Fleet Financing Resources Names Ray Rivera Senior Finance Officer, Commercial Trucks

RIVERSIDE, CA - Fleet Financing Resources, LLC. (FFR), a boutique style lender providing titled vehicle financing, has named Ray Rivera as senior finance officer, commercial trucks.

Tags: Fleet Financing, Commercial Trucks

June 11, 2012 - Industry News

Ford Offers New F-150 Special Service Vehicle Package

DEARBORN, MI - The package will be available for SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations, 4x2 and 4x4 models, and will offer a choice of 5.0L V-8 or 3.5L EcoBoost engines.

Tags: Ford F-150, Police Vehicles, Fire Equipment, Ford

June 8, 2012 - Industry News

VDO ‘Fires Up’ Summer Promo, Will Award Kindle Fire Tablets

ALLENTOWN, PA – Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket, manufacturer and supplier of VDO OE-engineered instrumentation and replacement parts for the car and truck enthusiast market, has launched its VDO Fired Up! Summer Sweepstakes.

Tags: Facebook, VDO, Kindle Fire Tablet

June 8, 2012 - Industry News

Idle Free Systems Doubles Manufacturing Space

MADISON, WI – Exponential growth at Idle Free Systems, a manufacturer of auxiliary power units (APUs) for trucks and school buses, has meant the company needs to double its manufacturing space, according to the company.

Tags: Idle Free Systems, APU, Robert Hopton

June 8, 2012 - Industry News

Zipvan Launches in Toronto

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Joining locations in Boston, Chicago, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the District of Columbia, Zipcar, Inc. announced Toronto with the launch of the "Zipvan" cargo van service in Toronto.

Tags: Zipcar, Zipvan, Toronto

June 8, 2012 - Industry News

ALTe Powertrain Technologies Pledges ‘Commitment to Action’

CHICAGO – ALTe Powertrain Technologies, developer of a range-extended plug-in electric hybrid powertrain for light commercial fleet vehicle applications, announced that it has created a Commitment to Action as part of the recent Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting.

Tags: ALTe, Clinton Global Initiative America, Retrofitting,, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

June 8, 2012 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America to Add 200 U.S. LNG Fuel Lanes

TA fueling station

HOUSTON – Shell and its affiliates have signed a memorandum of understanding with TravelCenters of America LLC to sell liquefied natural gas to heavy-duty road transport customers in the US through TA's existing nationwide network of full-service fueling centers.

Tags: Shell, TravelCenters of America LLC, Liquefied Natural Gas, Petro Stopping Centers

June 8, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Announces Management Reorganization, Second Quarter Results

LISLE, IL – Navistar International Corporation announced a management realignment designed to give further momentum to its strategy of great products, competitive cost and profitable growth, according to the company.

Tags: Navistar, Class 8, Troy Clarke, Jack Allen

June 6, 2012 - Industry News

Jasper Revamps Transmission Converter Balancing

JASPER has switched to a new balancer made by Hines Industries.

JASPER, IN - Jasper Engines & Transmissions has updated its process of balancing torque converters.

Tags: Jasper Engines and Transmissions, balancer, Hines Industries

June 6, 2012 - Press Release

U.S. Department of Transportation Orders Judson Mobley Logging, Inc. to Shut Down

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Georgia-based Judson Mobley Logging, Inc. to immediately cease all transportation services, declaring the truck company an imminent hazard to public safety.

Tags: FMCSA, Judson Mobley Logging Inc.

June 6, 2012 - Industry News

Pep Boys Relaunches Fleet Services Program

PHILADELPHIA – With more than 700 locations across the country, The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack announced an expansion of its business with the formal relaunch of its dedicated fleet services program.

Tags: Pep Boys, Pep Boys Fleet Services Program

June 6, 2012 - Press Release

Hankook Tire Receives World Excellence Award from Ford Motor Company

(L-R) Tony Brown, group vice president, global purchasing, Ford Motor Company; Bryan Woo, vice president, Hankook Tire Global OE Division; Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Company; Raj Nair, vice president of engineering, Global Product Development, Ford Motor Company.

WAYNE, NJ – Hankook Tire, the seventh-largest and one of the fastest growing tire companies in the world was recently recognized with a World Excellence Award as an outstanding global supplier by the Ford Motor Company.

Tags: Ford, Hankook Tire

June 6, 2012 - Industry News

G&K Services Launches Pilot Program to Test Hybrid Electric Delivery Trucks

MINNEAPOLIS – G&K Services, Inc. has launched a pilot program to test hybrid-electric trucks in its fleet of delivery vehicles. The company placed hybrid-electric diesel step vans into services in its locations in Northern California.

Tags: G&K Services, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

June 6, 2012 - Industry News

Nunn Named Chief Commercial Officer of GE Capital Americas


FAIRFIELD, CT - Clarence Nunn has been named Chief Commercial Officer of GE Capital Americas. He will remain in his current role as president and CEO of GE Capital Fleet Services until his fleet successor is named.

Tags: GE Capital Fleet Services, Clarence Nunn, Promotion, GE Capital Americas

June 4, 2012 - Industry News

Chrysler Appoints Sassorossi as Director of Fleet Commercial & Rental Sales

Jim Sassorossi (left) and Pat Dougherty (right), at the Chrysler 2013-MY Fleet Product Preview. Photo by Mike Antich.

SAVANNAH, GA – Chrysler announced on Friday, June 1 at its 2013-MY Fleet Product Preview that it has appointed Jim Sassorossi as the new Director of Fleet Commercial & Rental Sales for the company. Sassorossi replaces Pat Dougherty, who is moving to a new role as the Head of Parts Sales Operations for Mopar.

Tags: Fleet Sales

June 4, 2012 - Industry News

Ford Reveals New Features on 2013-MY F-150

BRUCEVILLE, TEXAS – Ford revealed details on its upcoming 2013-MY F-150 pickup truck, which will feature a new front-end style, a new Limited model, MyFord Touch technology, available HID headlamps, and four engine choices.

Tags: Ford F-150, Pickup Trucks, 2013-MY

June 1, 2012 - Industry News

NTTC Applauds NHTSA ECS Proposal

ARLINGTON, VA – National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) announced that it supports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposal to require electronic vehicle stability control (ECS) systems on new Class 8 tractors.

Tags: National Tank Truck Carriers, ECS, NHTSA

June 1, 2012 - Industry News

Ram Truck Brand and The Chrysler Foundation Award $50,000 Grant to Support Outstanding Latino Students

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - The Ram Truck brand and The Chrysler Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the nation’s largest provider of college financial aid for Latino students.

Tags: Ram, The Chrysler Foundation, Hispanic Scholarship Fund

June 1, 2012 - Industry News

Aleris Signs Multi-Year Contract With Daimler

CLEVELAND, OHIO – Aleris today announced that it has signed a four-year contract to provide molten aluminum to Daimler AG for the production of cylinder heads for all Daimler automobile models.

Tags: Aluminum, Aleris, Daimler, cylinder heads

June 1, 2012 - Industry News

PACCAR Elects Kaufmann as New Director

BELLEVUE, WA – Luiz Kaufmann has been elected to the PACCAR Inc Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2012

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Luiz Kaufmann, Mark Pigott

June 1, 2012 - Industry News

Cascadia Evolution Unveiled by Freightliner

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD – Freightliner Trucks introduced the 2014 Cascadia Evolution Class 8 truck model.

Tags: Freightliner, DD15, Cascadia Evolution

May 30, 2012 - Press Release

U.S. DOT Orders Demco Express to Shut Down

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ordered Texas-based Denny Mekenye, doing business as Demco Express and/or Demco Trans, Inc. to immediately cease all transportation services based on serious safety violations that posed an imminent hazard to public safety.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA 2012, U.S. DOT, Demco Express, Demco Trans Inc., cease operations