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US Labor Department Settles Whistleblower Case with Tennessee Trucking Company

WASHINGTON - The Department of Labor has settled its whistleblower case against Brush Creek-based trucking company Mark Alvis Inc.

Losses to Trucking from Sandy Will be Recouped in Future

CHICAGO - Hurricane Sandy hit a region that's both densely populated and important economically. According to IHS Global Insight, the initial estimate of economic losses are in the $30-$50 billion range. However, some trucking companies may see a boost in both the near term and longer term.

KIOTI Tractor Spotlights Profile Tractor & Equipment as Standout Dealer

MACHIAS, ME – The wide range of customer needs in the local area has made a partnership with KIOTI Tractor the perfect match for Profile Tractor & Equipment, due to the vast capabilities and versatility of every piece of KIOTI equipment.

Ingersoll Rand Announces ‘Teach the Tech’ Contest

ANNANDALE, NJ — In exchange for their words of wisdom, technicians will have a chance to win a new W5130 3/8" mid-torque cordless Impactool from Ingersoll Rand.

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Makowsky Named 2012 Mitchell 1 Educator of the Year

POWAY, CA – Michael Makowsky of Oakville, Conn. was named the Mitchell 1 2012 Educator of the Year during North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) conference held recently at Tyler Junior College.

ATDynamics Expands Production of Fuel Saving Aerodynamics Equipment

HAYWARD, CA - ATDynamics, a global supplier of semi-trailer rear-drag aerodynamics technology, announced it has completed the relocation of its headquarters and operations to a larger manufacturing and assembly facility in Hayward, Calif.

Rappahannock Goodwill Industries Implements FleetCommander

CHANTILLY, VA - Rappahannock Goodwill Industries has selected FleetCommander fleet and motor pool software to manage its fleet of sedans, box trucks, trailers, and tractor-trailers.

The Lighter Side of Fleet: The ‘Bridge of Death’

DURHAM, NC – A railroad trestle at Gregson and Peabody streets in Durham, N.C., has claimed an unprecedented number of fleet and other trucks over the years, earning it the ominous nickname the “Bridge of Death.”

U.S.-China Clean Truck Summit Scores Success

BEIJING – This past week, more than 120 attendees from U.S. and Chinese clean truck and bus technology companies took part in the first U.S.–China Clean Truck and Bus Summit in Beijing to help link U.S. firms with Chinese partners and increase exports.

Yokohama's Tire Tips: Winter Tires

FULLERTON, CA – Yokohama Tire Corporation has released its latest episode of “Tire Tips,” a consumer education video series. In the newest installment, the importance of winter tires and their proper application is covered.

Chevrolet Provides 50 Trucks, Storm Relief to Red Cross

DETROIT – Chevrolet donated 50 Silverado full-size pickup trucks and Express cargo vans to the American Red Cross for use in relief and recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy.

Second Edition of 'Road to Natural Gas' Released by Clean Energy

SEAL BEACH, CA – Clean Energy Fuels Corp. released the second edition of “The Road to Natural Gas,” an update of truck companies, refuse haulers, fleet operators, airports, municipalities and other organizations, which are making the switch to natural gas.

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IMT Names Business Development Manager, New Product Manager of Commercial Products

GARNER, IOWA – Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced two employee promotions.

Firestone Launches New Facebook Page & Blog Site

INDIANAPOLIS - Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC has launched several social media sites to allow increased interaction among Ride-Rite customers.

NTEA Announces New and Requalified MVP Companies for Quarter Ending September 2012

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - The NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, announced that four companies have qualified for the Member Verification Program (MVP) for the quarter ending September 2012.

Chevron’s Delo Brand Lubricants Announces September 2012 Inductees to Million Mile Club

SAN RAMON, CA – Chevron Lubricants, maker of the Delo brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants, unveiled the eight drivers inducted to the Chevron Delo sponsored Red Eye Radio (formerly Midnight Trucking Radio) Million Mile Club in September 2012.

Webinar: How Fleets Are Increasing MPG and Decreasing Collisions

TORRANCE, CA - Join us for a webinar, to be held Nov. 15, titled, "How Fleets Are Increasing MPG by as Much as 14% and Decreasing Collisions by 50%."

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Ford F-Series Trucks and Utilities Recognized by Texas Auto Writers

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) has awarded Ford F-Series trucks and utilities with top honors in key categories after comparing the vehicles against competitors during the group’s annual Texas Truck Rodeo near San Antonio.

Go Natural Converts an F150 to Bi-Fuel CNG in Just 2 Hours and 15 Minutes

WOODS CROSS, UTAH - During the recent Green Fleet Conference & Expo in Schaumburg, Ill. Go Natural conducted a live demonstration in front of more than 1,000 attendees.

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ATA Selects XRS for America’s Road Team Truck Fleet Optimization and Compliance

LAS VEGAS - XRS Corporation announced that its Turnpike mobile solution is the official fleet optimization platform for the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Interstate One truck.

America's Top Truck Drivers Offer Tips During Operation Safe Driver

ARLINGTON, VA - A team of million-mile, accident-free truck drivers helped to raise safety awareness during Operation Safe Driver, October 14-20, 2012.

The Ram 2500 CNG pickup truck.

Chrysler Begins Production of Ram 2500 CNG Pickup Truck

SALTILLO, MEXICO – Chrysler announced that the first Ram 2500 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) pickup trucks began coming off the assembly line at the company’s Satillo, Mexico, assembly plant, on Oct. 29.

Safety-Kleen Releases EcoPower Documentary

CHICAGO - In its newly released documentary, Safety-Kleen tells the EcoPower story about how engine oil can protect the environment and protect engines, even up to 1 million miles.

GE’s FlexEfficiency* Truck Tour Rolls into Chicago

CHICAGO - GE’s FlexEfficiency Truck Tour, which is showcasing the power generation technology of tomorrow and is making stops in 25 North American cities over the next four months, rolled through Chicago on Thursday, Oct. 25.

TravelCenters of America Turns Out Another Champion Truck Service Technician for Sixth Straight Year at TMCSuperTech Skills Competition

WESTLAKE, OHIO - TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers branded travel centers, has once again earned honors at the TMCSuperTech competition.