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Goodyear Commercial Tires recently honored Daniels Tire Service for 75 years as a Goodyear customer.  Pictured are (left to right) Chris Helsel, director, retread, Goodyear; Doug Whittington, director of commercial tire sales, Goodyear; John Daniels, executive vice president, Daniels Tire; Doug Daniels Jr., president, Daniels Tire; Doug Daniels Sr., chairman, Daniels Tire; and Phillip Kane, vice president, Goodyear Commercial Tire  Systems.

Daniels Tire Service Celebrates 75 Years As A Goodyear Dealer

Daniels Tire Service, a 14-location commercial, consumer and OTR tire dealership based in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., is celebrating its 75th year as a Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company customer.

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Freightliner 114SD to Have Natural Gas Options in 2015

Freightliner Trucks has announced that the Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy-duty natural gas engine will be available as a factory-installed option for the Freightliner 114SD severe duty truck model in 2015.

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Pricing for the TRD Pro Series Tacoma and 4Runner Released

The Tacoma TRD Pro Series will reach dealerships in early August, while the 4Runner TRD Pro will arrive one month later in early September. The Tundra TRD Pro will arrive this fall.

CARB to Offer $117M in Clean Vehicle Grants

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced it has set aside approximately $117 million to fund clean vehicle projects. It is seeking grant solicitations to administer the project.

DUECO Inc. Names New Design Application Engineer

DUECO, Inc., provider of Terex Utilities and Terex Hi-Ranger bucket trucks, digger derricks, cranes, and material handlers, announced the appointment of Timothy Urbas as design application engineer.

Photo of Ram ProMaster 2500 EcoDiesel by Paul Clinton.

Diesel Ram ProMaster Van Now Available

The diesel engine option is now available for purchase with the 2014 Ram ProMaster full-size van in addition to the standard V-6 gasoline power plant.

The boom, platform ladder, and front tires all had to be removed to fit in the cargo plane. (Photo:

Altec Delivers 50-ft. Aerial Device to Alaska’s North Slope

Altec recently delivered a newly purchased 50-foot AN650 aerial device to one of the most challenging locations the service team has come up against — the Alaskan North Slope’s most scenic village, Anaktuvuk Pass. In order to ship the device, the boom, front tires, and platform ladder had to be removed.

Daimler Trucks North America Chief Financial Officer John O'Leary, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, Daimler Trucks North America Senior Vice President of Engineering Wilfried Achenbach, Daimler Trucks North America President and CEO Martin Daum, City of Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and the new construction project team celebrate ground breaking of new headquarters campus.

Daimler Trucks North America Breaks Ground on New HQ

The new building will aid in merging DTNA employees located in separate offices in the Portland region. To this end, Daimler is investing $150 million to completion in the year 2016.

Peterbilt 75th Anniversary Coming to Stockton, California

Thousands of Peterbilt owners, enthusiasts, and current and former employees are expected to gather October 25 at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, Calif., for a special event celebrating the 75th anniversary of Peterbilt Motors Company.

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Plug-In Manufacturers, Utilities Working Together on 'Smart Grid'

Eight global automakers and 15 electric utilities are working with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to develop and put into effect a standardized "smart grid" that will help manage demand as plug-in vehicles gain in popularity.

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Report Guides Buyers on Sustainable Biofuels Procurement

A new report aims to help bulk fuel purchasers determine the most sustainably produced biofuels and avoid those produced using unsustainable practices.

Truck and Van News: Freightliner Alt-Fuel Trucks, Diesel Ram ProMaster, F-150

Several announcements were made on Freightliner trucks, including production of a propane-autogas chassis and a natural gas option coming in 2015.

Rocky Mountain Power Saves $450k in Fuel and Boosts Fuel Economy

The company implemented an idle time monitoring program which involves installing GPS tracking devices in program fleet vehicles. The tracking systems have made a significant difference in saving money and reducing emissions, according to the company.

Photo of 2014 Ram 3500 courtesy of Ram Truck.

Ram Questions Ford's 'Best-in-Class' F-450 Claim

Ram Truck is questioning Ford's claim that its 2015 F-450 holds the "best-in-class" towing rating for heavy-duty pickup trucks announced earlier this month.

(PHOTO: Continental Tire the Americas)

Piedmont Truck Tires Joins ContiCycle Network

As a ContiLifeCycle dealer, Piedmont Truck Tires will be supplied with flat, precured ContiTread products, which will allow the commercial tire dealer to produce retreads featuring the same pattern designs, rubber compounding, and tread technology that are included in new Continental brand truck tires.

Navistar Launches Diamond Renewed Used-Truck Program

Navistar, Inc. has launched its Diamond Renewed program, which puts International used trucks through a comprehensive inspection and mechanical reconditioning process.

Photo of 2015 F-150 XL courtesy of Ford.

Prices Rise for Ford's 2015 F-150, Order Bank Opens

Ford's U.S. dealers began ordering the 2015 F-150 this week after receiving pricing for the light-duty pickup that will increase due to the increased use of aluminum in the body.

Omnitracs Selects Dallas for Corporate Headquarters

Omnitracs, LLC, a provider of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters from San Diego to Dallas.

Photo via Loïc Dupasquier/Flickr.

Mobile Phone Use Triples Crash Risk

Drivers who use a mobile phone or other hand-held device triple their crash risk, according to a recent study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI).

Mountain Tarp Debuts New Website

Mountain Tarp, a tarping system manufacturer and part of the Wastequip mobile products division, debuted a new website.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2015 F-150 Sheds 732 Pounds In Weigh In

Ford's extensive use of aluminum shaved 732 pounds from the weight of two comparable trucks the company weighed for the media at an event earlier this week.

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Freightliner Starts Production of Propane Autogas S2G

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) has announced it started full production of its propane-autogas S2G medium-duty work truck. The S2G pairs FCCC’s medium-duty S2 chassis with a factory-installed propane-autogas engine and fuel system.

NorthWestern Energy Donates Bucket Truck to College Lineman Program

NorthWestern Energy has donated a bucket truck to the Lineman Program at Highlands College. The fully operable truck will help train those students who will become future Linemen.


Stellar Industries Names Strategic Relationship Manager

Stellar Industries has appointed Michael Butsch as its strategic relationship manager, the company announced.

Eric Martuscelli, vice president of operations, John Cooley, manager of industrial services, and Mike Clapp, region director represented Cascade Natural Gas in the ribbon-cutting ceremony last month in Pasco, Washington, for the opening of a new compressed natural gas fueling station. (Photo: MDU Resources)

Cascade Natural Gas Providing Service to Natural Gas Fueling Station for Garbage Trucks

The fueling station is owned by Commercial Fueling LLC and will provide service to Basin Disposal, which plans to convert its fleet of garbage trucks from diesel to natural gas.


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