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99 Cents Only Stores Lease 40 Natural Gas Trucks from Ryder

MIAMI - Ryder System, Inc., has been selected by 99 Cents Only Stores to provide a full-service lease for 40 compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors to replace diesel tractors in the retailer’s fleet.

Daniels will be responsible for leading the IMT sales team and helping direct business strategy for the company’s line of material-handling equipment and commercial vehicles.

Daniels Joins IMT as Director of Sales

Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT), announced that Don Daniels has joined IMT as the company’s director of sales.

U.S. Department of Transportation Orders HP Distribution LLP to Shut Down

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ordered Kansas-based commercial truck company HP Distribution LLP and an affiliated company, HP Distribution LLC, to immediately cease all transportation services based on serious safety violations that posed an imminent hazard to public safety.

Rand McNally Updates MileMaker and IntelliRoute Enterprise Software Applications

Rand McNally has released the latest update to its MileMaker and IntelliRoute software, the commercial transportation industry's source for truck-specific routing, mileages, and mapping.

KIOTI Tractor Offers Savings on Mechron 2200 UTVs

KIOTI Tractor a Division of Daedong-USA, Inc., announced its new savings program, offering the MECHRON 2200 UTVs.

Mitchell 1 Updates Programs to Now Include Information for 2011 Models

Mitchell 1, a Snap-on Company, updated its online programs, Tractor-Trailer.net, Medium-Duty.net and Repair-Connect.net, to add diagnostic and repair information for 2011-model vehicles.

Pike Research: Sales of Natural Gas Trucks to Surpass 180,000 by 2019

BOULDER, CO – A new report from Pike Research forecasts steady growth in the market for natural gas trucks and buses: annual worldwide sales of these vehicles will more than double over the next seven years to more than 180,000 in 2019.

EVAOS Announces Green Fleet Demo Tour

SANTA CLARA, CA – EVAOS, Inc. announced the company’s Fall Green Fleet Demo Tour in California.

ATRI: Trucking Operational Costs Continue to Rise

ARLINGTON, VA – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released the findings of its 2012 update to "An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking."

Navman Wireless Releases Android Version of Mobile Fleet Tracking App

GLENVIEW, IL – Navman Wireless has released a new Android version of its mobile app for the OnlineAVL2 fleet tracking system, making it possible for dispatchers, fleet managers and executives to monitor and manage fleet activities from Android smartphones and tablets.

Allison Transmission, Dana Holding Corp. License Rights to NuVinci Technology

NEW YORK – Allison Transmission Holdings Inc., Dana Holding Corporation, and Fallbrook Technologies Inc. announced the formation of strategic relationships to develop, manufacture, and commercialize high-efficiency transmissions for passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, and off-highway equipment.

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Stertil-Koni Sues Rotary Lift for Patent, Trade Dress and Copyright Infringement

Stertil-Koni USA, Inc. has filed a patent, trade dress and copyright infringement lawsuit against Vehicle Services Group, LLC, which does business under the name Rotary Lift (Vehicle Services Group is part of the Industrial Products segment of Dover Corporation

Maradyne Launches Social Media Pages

Maradyne High Performance Fans, a manufacturer of cooling fans and heaters, has created a Facebook page and YouTube channel to highlight a series of educational videos for end users and enthusiasts.

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

Chevron Lubricants, maker of the Delo brand of engine oils, lubricants, and coolants, unveiled the drivers recently inducted to the Chevron Delo sponsored Red Eye Radio (formerly Midnight Trucking Radio) Million Mile Club in July and August 2012.

Tips on Using and Caring for Your Torque Wrench

A torque wrench is a precision instrument designed to apply a specific amount of force to a fastener.

Kenworth also will expand the total wheelbase configurations available for the Kenworth K270 and K370.

Kenworth Adds Options for Medium-Duty Cabovers

KIRKLAND, WA - Kenworth will offer a 22.5-inch tire and wheel package and expanded wheelbase choices for the Kenworth K270 and K370 medium-duty cabovers.

FMCSA Making Changes to Compliance Safety Accountability Program

WASHINGTON - One change includes redefining the definition of passenger carrier companies by adding carriers that operate for-hire 9-15 passenger vehicles and 16-plus passenger vehicles.

A 34-Hour Restart for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

WASHINGTON - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was recently asked to re-examine a 34 Hour Restart Rule.

With custom body kit parts like new front and rear wheel flares, side rockers and a front chin spoiler, this massive Super Duty has Foose's signature style all over it. The work truck represents the new WD-40 Specialist line of products that help trade professionals get their specific jobs done right. (Photo: Business Wire)

WD-40 Company and Chip Foose Partner for Second Year to Design Two Charity Trucks

SAN DIEGO - Two of the biggest names in the automotive world are teaming up again to build two trucks that will benefit a good cause and to create new, limited edition WD-40 Smart Straw cans that feature some of Chip Foose’s classic vehicle designs.

VVS Conversions Announces New Ship-Thru Facility

ADRIAN, MI - Venchurs Vehicle Systems, a CNG converter for Ford, announced its new ship-thru facility in Louisville, Ky., in partnership with Monroe Truck.

Ryder Opens First Used Vehicle Sales Center in Vancouver, British Columbia

MIAMI - Ryder System, Inc., announced the opening of its new Ryder Vehicle Sales center, offering used trucks for sale in the Greater Vancouver Area.

American Truck Historical Society Historic Highway Convey Takes to Route 66

MORRIS, IL – The American Truck Historical Society Historic Highway Convoy took to Route 66 on Sept. 7. The convoy will travel the historic “mother road” from Illinois to California from Sept. 7 until reaching its end in San Bernadino, Calif., on Sept. 15.

Tire Purchasing Survey: Looking for Feedback!

TORRANCE, CA – Work Truck magazine needs to hear from you! Does your fleet utilize medium-duty truck tires? If so, tell us all about it!

Waste Management to Deploy DriveCam Across Entire Fleet

SAN DIEGO – DriveCam, Inc.announced that Waste Management, Inc. intends to deploy DriveCam’s driver risk management and fleet management solution throughout its fleet of collection vehicles for a 5-year service contract term.

In attendance along with Montana Peterbilt owners Kevin and John Gustainis and their senior staff were Montana Congressman Denny Rehberg (above at podium).

Peterbilt Montana Begins Construction on New Facility

DENTON, TX – Peterbilt Motors Company announced the construction of a 54,000-square-foot Montana Peterbilt dealership facility in Lockwood, Montana.





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