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Truck Leasing Growth to Outpace Commercial Rental in 2013

CHICAGO - The revenue outlook for truck leasing firms is undergoing a shift as truck operators begin to re-assess the economics of long-term leasing opportunities, according to Fitch Ratings.

GM Offering Standard Maintenance Program to Fleet Customers

DETROIT – General Motors Fleet and Commercial Sales announced its GM Business Choice program now includes a two-year, 30,000-mile Business Maintenance Plan in addition to a cash allowance for vehicle accessories or upfits.

Left to right: Bill Kwelty, Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer, ARI; Joseph Blazejewski, Major Gift Officer, American Red Cross; Carl Ortell, President, ARI; Melinda (Mindy) K. Holman, President and CEO, Holman Automotive Group; Joseph S. Holman, Chairman of the Board Holman Automotive Group; Julianne Trinidad, Executive Director, American Red Cross; Jennifer Anderson, Regional Chief Development Officer, American Red Cross.

Holman Automotive and ARI Donate $50,000 to Red Cross to Support Sandy Relief Efforts

MT. LAUREL, NJ - The leadership of Holman Automotive and ARI joined the leadership of the American Red Cross on December 12, 2012 at an official check presentation at ARI.

Rislone Defender Featured in New Monster Truck Destruction Game

HOLLY, MI — The Rislone Defender monster truck is featured in ODD Games’ new Monster Truck Destruction game launching today through Apple’s App Store.

U.S. Department of Transportation Orders Two Dayes Trucking, Two Dayes Transport to Shut Down

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Two Dayes Trucking and Two Dayes Transport to immediately cease all transportation services.

Peterbilt Donates More than $346,000 to the United Way

DENTON, TEXAS – Peterbilt Motors Company announced a $346,464 donation to the United Way of Denton County’s 2012 fundraising campaign.

ContiLifeCycle Reaches West Coast with Rovince

FORT MILL, SC – Continental Tire the Americas, LLC’s (“Continental”) Commercial Vehicle Tire Business Unit has expanded its ContiLifeCycle footprint to the west coast with a new licensee.

Yokohama Tire Corporation Announces Winners of 'Miles of Fun' Contest

FULLERTON, CA – Yokohama Tire Corporation today announced the three grand prize winners of their social media contest, “Miles of Fun.”

GM to Buy Back 200 Million Shares from The Federal Government

DETROIT – General Motors will purchase 200 million shares of GM common stock held by the U.S. Department of the Treasury for $5.5 billion, or $27.50 per share.

Final Assembly Awarded $100K to Buy Four LPG-Powered Trucks

GARDEN GROVE, CA – Final Assembly, Inc. has been awarded a grant in the amount of $100,000 from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) for the purchase of four liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)-powered trucks.

President Barack Obama recently visited the Detroit Diesel Corporation<br />--Source: Daimler Corporate Communications

Detroit Diesel Hosts President Obama

DETROIT – President Barack Obama recently visited Detroit Diesel Corporation to recognize that the company's Detroit DT12 and the new Detroit DD15 will be produced at the Detroit brand manufacturing headquarters in Redford, Mich.

Aisin Drivetrain Marks First Shipment of Six-Speed Automatic Transmissions

CROTHERSVILLE, IN – Aisin Drivetrain, Inc. (ADI), a business unit of Aisin Seiki, announced that it has begun shipping new six-speed automatic transmissions manufactured for light and medium-duty commercial Ram trucks.

Autocar Issuing 3 Vehicle Recalls to Replace Steel Wheels

WASHINGTON – Autocar Industries, an Indiana-based manufacturer of refuse and street sweeper trucks as well as yard tractors, is issuing three separate recalls so dealers can replace steel wheels (model 90262) manufactured by Hayes Lemmerz.


Kenworth Offers Extended Protection Plans for 2013 PACCAR PX-7 and PX-9 Engines

KIRKLAND, WA - Kenworth now offers Extended Protection Plans for the new 2013 PACCAR PX-7 and PX-9 engines.

MY-2013 Ram 1500 Scores Detroit Free Press Truck of the Year Award

AUBURN HILLS, MI – The new 2013 Ram 1500 has been named "The Detroit Free Press" Truck of the Year.


Fleet Advantage's Hal Booth Passes Away

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- Hal Booth, senior vice president of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Fleet Advantage, died Saturday, Dec. 22.

Top 10 Articles from 2012

TORRANCE, CA - In 2012, truck fleet managers wanted more information about propane autogas, fiberglass vs. steel service bodies, vehicle graphics, and details on truck accident costs, among others.

Top 10 News Items from 2012

TORRANCE, CA - Vehicle launches and information seemed to be the most popular news items on Work Truck's website in 2012, with a few executive announcements in the mix as well.

Top 5 Photo Galleries from 2012

TORRANCE, CA - It's been a crazy year in the truck fleet industry, with tons of events and vehicle launches. Take a look at our most popular photo galleries from 2012, there might be something you missed!

Hankook Appoints New President of Hankook Tire America Corp.

WAYNE, NJ – Hankook Tire announced that it has appointed Byeong Jin Lee as its new President of Hankook Tire America Corp., effective Jan. 1, 2013.

With the intent of diversifying their stock to offer a wider range of equipment to customers, H&amp;amp;M Equipment became a KIOTI dealer.

KIOTI Tractor Spotlights H&M Equipment as Standout Dealer

AMSTERDAM, NY – For more than 55 years, H&M Equipment has been a household name in Amsterdam, NY, most well known for being a family-run operation.

U.S. Department of Transportation Orders LEX Express, Inc. to Shut Down

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today ordered passenger carrier LEX Express, Inc. (DBA Lincolnland Express) of Champaign, Ill., to shut down its operations.

Historic Continental Dealers Add ContiLifeCycle Retreads

FORT MILL, SC - Three commercial locations from the former Tallmadge Tire dealer group in central New York have entered into a partnership and are selling ContiLifeCycle retreads produced by G&G Tire.

Auto Truck Group Celebrates the Holiday Season by Giving Back

BARTLETT, IL - Auto Truck Group, an upfitter specializing in the design, manufacture and installation of truck equipment, in an effort to give back to the communities that have contributed to their success, is involved in several community initiatives this holiday season.


Yokohama Commercial Tire Year-in-Review

FULLERTON, CA – What a difference a year makes: According to Rick Phillips, Yokohama Tire Corporation’s director of commercial sales, 2012 could not have contrasted any more from 2011.

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