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November 30, 2011 - Press Release

PlastiKote Kicks-Off Social Media Campaign

CHICAGO - PlastiKote has entered the world of social media by adding a new Facebook page and a Twitter account in an effort to communicate more directly with its customers.

Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Social Media, PlastiKote

November 30, 2011 - Industry News

Toyota Motor Sales Announces 2012 Prices for Tundra Regular Cab Pickup Truck

2012 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Platinum Package

TORRANCE, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc., announced manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) today for the 2012 Tundra Regular Cab full-size pickup truck as well as price increases on additional models.

Tags: Toyota, Toyota Tundra, Highlander Hybrid, FJ Cruiser

November 30, 2011 - Industry News

Yokohama Tire Corporation Commercial Division Year in Review and Preview of 2012


FULLERTON, CA - Rick Phillips, Yokohama director of commercial sales, assumed leadership of the division in January of this year. In this Q&A, he discusses the current state of the business, as well as provides an outlook for the year 2012.

Tags: Yokohama Tire Corp.

November 30, 2011 - Industry News

Hino Trucks Signs Long-Term Exclusive Agreement with Allison Transmission

NOVI, MI - Hino Trucks and Allison Transmission, Inc. signed a multi-year, long-term agreement that will make Allison transmissions the preferred and exclusive transmission for all current and future Hino conventional trucks in the United States.

Tags: Transmission, Hino Trucks, Allison

November 30, 2011 - Industry News

Former Truck Stop Owners to Pay $80,000 Penalty for Violating Hazardous Waste Laws

SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fined the former owners and operators of Speedy's Truck Stop $80,000 for violating federal hazardous waste and community right-to-know laws.

Tags: EPA, hazardous waste, Speedy's Truck Stop

November 28, 2011 - Industry News

F-150 Owners Give High Marks to V-6 EcoBoost Engine-Equipped Model

DEARBORN, MI - Ford customers are happy with the 2011-MY V-6 EcoBoost-equipped F-150 model, and that new electric-power-assisted steering is reducing the number of warranty claims reported for the vehicle.

Tags: Ford F-150, EcoBoost V-6, Ford

November 23, 2011 - Industry News

Purolator Launches Website for Heavy-Duty Filtration Line

BROADVIEW, IL - Purolator Filters launched a new website directed specifically to all those involved in servicing, and supplying filters for, heavy-duty vehicles.

Tags: Purolator, Heavy-Duty Trucks, filtration

November 23, 2011 - Press Release

LINE-X Protective Coatings Wins Product Line Strategy Award

HUNTSVILLE, AL - LINE-X Protective Coatings is again the proud recipient of a Frost & Sullivan industry honor, this year winning the 2011 Product Line Strategy Award in the North American Market for Constructive Protective Coatings.

Tags: LINE-X, Frost & Sullivan

November 23, 2011 - Industry News

Southeastern Freight Lines Named LTL Carrier of the Year by The Home Depot

LEXINGTON, SC - Southeastern Freight Lines has been named LTL Carrier of the Year for 2011 by The Home Depot, the nation's largest home improvement retailer.

Tags: Southeastern Freight Lines, Home Depot, LTL

November 23, 2011 - Industry News

TomTom Launches PRO 7150 TRUCK

CONCORD, MA - TomTom Business Solutions, the division dedicated to commercial fleets, unveiled the TomTom PRO 7150 TRUCK.

Tags: TomTom, WEBFLEET, TomTom PRO 7150 TRUCK

November 23, 2011 - Industry News

Wisconsin Charter Fuels Utilizes Propane Autogas F-150

Charter Fuels newly converted propane autogas-powered Ford F-150.

LANCASTER, WI - Wisconsin's Charter Fuels is driving clean and saving green with a newly converted propane autogas-powered Ford F-150. Charter expects to save $4,500 annually on fuel costs alone by running this company truck on clean, affordable autogas.

Tags: Ford F-150, Propane Autogas, Charter Fuels

November 23, 2011 - Industry News

9 Commercial Trucks Nominated for National Award by ATD

Fuso Canter FE160

McLEAN, VA - The American Truck Dealers (ATD) announced today the nominees for a national award that recognizes the top truck entries in the heavy- and medium-duty categories.

Tags: Isuzu, Kenworth, International, ATD, Freightliner, Peterbilt, UD Trucks, Mitusbishi

November 23, 2011 - Industry News

Higher Tire Prices Forecast for 2012

TORRANCE, CA - The multiple price increases for replacement tires occurring year-to-date for calendar-year 2011 point to more increases on the horizon. Most tire industry experts foresee tire price hikes continuing for the balance of this calendar-year.

Tags: Tire Costs, Forecast

November 16, 2011 - Press Release

Mitchell 1's Manager/ManagerPlus Named O'Reilly Auto Parts Preferred Management System

Mitchell 1 announces its Manager/ManagerPlus shop management software for the automotive repair industry was recently named the preferred management system of choice by O'Reilly Auto Parts.

Tags: Mitchell 1, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Manager/ManagerPlus software

November 16, 2011 - Press Release

Waltco Names New Terrirtory Sales Representative

Waltco Lift Corp. has named Adam Hughes to the position of Territory Sales Representative as part of our West Coast sales team.

Tags: Waltco

November 16, 2011 - Press Release

Chevin Website Gets Complete Overhaul

Chevin Fleet Solutions has this month launched its new corporate website in order to better reflect the company's advanced capabilities and provide users with a smoother journey through the site.

Tags: Chevin Fleet Solutions

November 16, 2011 - Press Release

FMCSA Declares Maryland Trucking Company 'Imminent Hazard to the Public'

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Maryland-based Gunthers Transport, LLC an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered the trucking company to immediately cease all transportation services.

Tags: FMCSA, Commercial Truck, Gunthers Transport LLC

November 16, 2011 - Industry News

Smith Electric Vehicles to Build All-Electric Trucks in NYC

KANSAS CITY, MO - Smith Electric Vehicles Corp., announced that the company will expand its U.S. operations by adding a manufacturing facility in New York State, creating up to 100 new direct local jobs.

Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, New York City, Newton

November 16, 2011 - Industry News

Nissan Serves Up a 'Taste of Innovation' with Food Truck Concepts

The Grilled Cheese Truck

FRANKLIN, TN - The Grilled Cheese Truck and Coolhaus truck are teaming with Nissan to combine their innovative takes on two food classics - grilled cheese sandwiches and ice cream sandwiches - with a pair of custom-outfitted Nissan NV vans.

Tags: Food Trucks, Nissan NV, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Coolhaus Truck

November 15, 2011 - Industry News

FedEx Orders Composite Reach Commercial Vans From Isuzu and Utilimaster

ANAHEIM, CA - Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. and Utilimaster Corporation announced that FedEx Express has placed a large order for the all-new Reach commercial walk-in van.

Tags: Isuzu Reach, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, FedEx

November 15, 2011 - Industry News

Auto Truck Group is Awarded Toyota Ship Thru

BARTLETT, IL - Auto Truck Group, through it's Fort Worth, Texas facility, has been awarded ship thru for Toyota Tundra and Tacoma.

Tags: Toyota, Toyota Tundra, Auto Truck Group, Toyota Tacoma, Ship-Thru

November 15, 2011 - Industry News

ROUSH CleanTech Helps Clean Air at Wisconsin Airport

LIVONIA, MI - GO Riteway, Wisconsin's premier airport transportation provider, is operating 21 ROUSH CleanTech Ford E-350 vans fueled by propane autogas to serve as ground transportation vehicles for the General Mitchell International Airport.

Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, GO Riteway, Ford E-350

November 15, 2011 - Industry News

Yokohama Tire Corporation's Latest 'Tire Tips' Video Focuses on Fuel Efficiency

FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama Tire Corporation's educational video series - "Tire Tips" - is back with a new installment focusing on fuel efficiency.

Tags: Tires, Yokohama Tire Corp., Video Series

November 15, 2011 - Industry News

FleetSafer Vision Measures Truckers' Use of Cell Phones While Driving On-the-job

RESTON, VA - ZoomSafer, a provider of enterprise software to promote safe and legal use of cell phones while driving, announced the latest release of its FleetSafer Vision distracted driving solution.

Tags: Cell Phone Use, ZoomSafer, FleetSafer Vision

November 15, 2011 - Industry News

Truck Blue Book Wins Inaugural Used Truck Association Vendor of the Year Award

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - The Used Truck Association presented its inaugural vendor of the year award to The Truck Blue Book.

Tags: Truck Blue Book, Used Truck Association