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ALI Launches Certified Lift Inspector Program

The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) kicked off the world’s first third-party vehicle lift inspector certification program.

Trucking Technology Research Released

SUNNYVALE, CA - A new research report published by Carbon War Room and Trimble, “Road Transport: Unlocking Fuel-Saving Technologies in Trucking and Fleets,” finds that significant savings, both in fuel costs and greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), are possible today with existing technologies.

Cummins Power Generation Lending Resources to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

MINNEAPOLIS — Cummins Power Generation and its distributors and dealers in the Northeast are uniting to contribute coordinated relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Greenkraft Obtains EPA/CARB Certification

SANTA ANA, CA – Greenkraft, Inc reports California Air Resources Board and EPA certification of its 2013 dedicated-compressed natural (CNG) gas fuel system for 6.0L General Motors engines for 14,000-lb. and above GVRW trucks and custom chassis manufacturers.

Isuzu-Based Food Trucks Debut

ANAHEIM, CA — Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., announced that nine Isuzu NRR diesel cab chassis outfitted as food trucks by Mobi Munch, Inc., have been placed into service on college campuses throughout the United States.

Ford Adds Medium-Duty Truck Models to 2013-MY Fleet Incentives

DEARBORN, MI - Ford has updated its 2013-MY fleet incentives. On Nov. 15, Ford announced another two incentives for vehicles in its medium-duty segment, the F-650 gasoline model, and the F-650/70 diesel models.

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 3.8% in October

ARLINGTON, VA – The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 3.8 percent in October after falling 0.4 percent in September.

GE and Clean Energy Fuels Partner to Expand ‘America’s Natural Gas Highway’

HOUSTON – GE and Clean Energy Fuels announced a collaboration to expand the infrastructure for natural gas transportation in the United States.

The Flat-Trac LTRe system can provide various types of data on tire performance, for example on how the tires perform during vehicle maneuvers and in different road conditions.

GM Researching Tire Technology to Improve Fuel Economy

DETROIT - GM said new tire technologies could result in up to a 7% improvement in fuel economy, according to some estimates.

Real-World Solutions Provided at Green Truck Summit 2013

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – Registration is now open for the Green Truck Summit. The Green Truck Summit kicks off the extensive educational conference at The Work Truck Show 2013 on March 5.

Chicago Awards $13.4 Million EV Garbage Truck Contract to Motiv Power Systems

FOSTER CITY, CA – Chicago city streets are set to be the first in the nation with all-electric, zero-emission garbage trucks thanks to the $13.4 million contract granted the San Francisco Bay Area startup Motiv Power Systems.

Trailer Sway Control Standard on all Chevrolet Silverados

DETROIT – The 2013 Chevrolet Silverado is now better equipped to help prevent drivers and their trailers from uncontrolled trailer swinging with the advanced StabiliTrak electronic stability control system with integrated trailer sway control.

Hino Trucks Deploys Road to Recovery Assistance Program for Customers Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

NOVI, MI – Hino Trucks announced to its dealers in the New York Metropolitan and Northeast regions today its Road to Recovery Assistance Program to aid in the recovery effort of its dealers and customers from the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

Allison Transmission and UAW Reach Tentative 5-Year Labor Agreement

INDIANAPOLIS – Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. announced that it has reached a new five-year tentative labor agreement with United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 933. The new labor contract must still be ratified by the union membership.

In 2011, the dozens of GMC vehicles involved in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade included this Yukon Denali SUV.

GMC Continues Tradition as Official Truck of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

DETROIT – On Thanksgiving morning, an estimated 50 million viewers will tune in to watch the 86th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, and the more than 50 GMC trucks, SUVs and crossovers that will tow the towering floats.

Ford Motor Company and Newman's Own Donates Refrigerated Truck Fleet

DETROIT – For the 12th consecutive year, Ford Motor Company and Newman’s Own, Inc. are partnering with Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to donate Ford refrigerated trucks filled with Newman’s Own food products.

Navigating the Alphabet Soup of Truck Acronyms

DETROIT – Nearly every full-size pickup owner has a unique use for his or her truck. And considering the GMC Sierra’s 19 different cab and box combinations, the veritable alphabet soup of models practically has its own language of acronyms.

Auto Truck Group Receives New Ship Through For Chevrolet & GMC Products

BARTLETT, IL – Auto Truck Group has been awarded ship through capabilities for the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SWB 2WD and 4WD. The vehicle will be added to the Fort Worth, Texas location.

IMT Announces Ashdown as Senior Chief Engineer

GARNER, IA – Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT) announced that Glen Ashdown has been hired as the company’s new senior chief engineer. Ashdown brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the design, manufacturing and product support of large mobile equipment.

Mitchell 1 Introduces SureTrack

POWAY, CA – Mitchell 1 announces the release of SureTrack, a new all-in-one repair information resource that brings together a unique combination of intelligence and expertise to help aftermarket automotive shops increase accuracy and efficiency from diagnosis to completed repair.

TomTom Business Solutions Partners with Intac International

BOSTON, MA – TomTom Business Solutions announced its partnership with Intac International, the maker of Wintac – the award winning all-in-one business automation software for field service and installation companies.

XRS Corporation Promotes Christian Schenk to SVP, Product Strategy & Market Growth

MINNEAPOLIS — XRS Corporation (formerly Xata Corporation), announced that the company’s board of directors has promoted and appointed Christian Schenk to senior vice president, product strategy & market growth, and a member of the company’s executive committee.

2013 Shell Rotella SuperRigs Calendar Available for Free with Shell Rotella Oil Change

HOUSTON – The 2013 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar is filled with some of the best looking heavy duty trucks in North America. Truckers can be the first to get the 2013 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar through November 30th, while supplies last.

DMAX Builds 1.5 Millionth Duramax Diesel Engine

MORAINE, OHIO – General Motors announced today the production of its 1,500,000th Duramax 6.6L diesel engine at its DMAX Ltd. Joint venture with Isuzu Motors Ltd.

Allison Transmission and UAW Extend Labor Agreement

INDIANAPOLIS – Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. announced that its labor agreement with United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 933, which was set to expire at midnight on Nov. 14, has been extended until noon on Nov. 21.

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