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PHH FirstFleet Hires New VP of Sales

SPARKS, MD – PHH Arval announced that it has hired Mike Quimby as vice president of sales for PHH FirstFleet, the truck and equipment division of PHH Arval.

U.S. Truck Market Posts Biggest Gain of Year

Makers of medium- and heavy-duty trucks notch their biggest year-over-year increase in U.S. sales so far this year, as volume of 28,437 units in April marked a 38.9-percent rise from like-2011, according to research by

Fleet Financing Resources Names Ray Rivera Senior Finance Officer, Commercial Trucks

RIVERSIDE, CA - Fleet Financing Resources, LLC. (FFR), a boutique style lender providing titled vehicle financing, has named Ray Rivera as senior finance officer, commercial trucks.

Ford Offers New F-150 Special Service Vehicle Package

DEARBORN, MI - The package will be available for SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations, 4x2 and 4x4 models, and will offer a choice of 5.0L V-8 or 3.5L EcoBoost engines.

VDO ‘Fires Up’ Summer Promo, Will Award Kindle Fire Tablets

ALLENTOWN, PA – Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket, manufacturer and supplier of VDO OE-engineered instrumentation and replacement parts for the car and truck enthusiast market, has launched its VDO Fired Up! Summer Sweepstakes.

Idle Free Systems Doubles Manufacturing Space

MADISON, WI – Exponential growth at Idle Free Systems, a manufacturer of auxiliary power units (APUs) for trucks and school buses, has meant the company needs to double its manufacturing space, according to the company.

Zipvan Launches in Toronto

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Joining locations in Boston, Chicago, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the District of Columbia, Zipcar, Inc. announced Toronto with the launch of the "Zipvan" cargo van service in Toronto.

ALTe Powertrain Technologies Pledges ‘Commitment to Action’

CHICAGO – ALTe Powertrain Technologies, developer of a range-extended plug-in electric hybrid powertrain for light commercial fleet vehicle applications, announced that it has created a Commitment to Action as part of the recent Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting.

TA fueling station

TravelCenters of America to Add 200 U.S. LNG Fuel Lanes

HOUSTON – Shell and its affiliates have signed a memorandum of understanding with TravelCenters of America LLC to sell liquefied natural gas to heavy-duty road transport customers in the US through TA's existing nationwide network of full-service fueling centers.

Navistar Announces Management Reorganization, Second Quarter Results

LISLE, IL – Navistar International Corporation announced a management realignment designed to give further momentum to its strategy of great products, competitive cost and profitable growth, according to the company.

JASPER has switched to a new balancer made by Hines Industries.

Jasper Revamps Transmission Converter Balancing

JASPER, IN - Jasper Engines & Transmissions has updated its process of balancing torque converters.

U.S. Department of Transportation Orders Judson Mobley Logging, Inc. to Shut Down

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Georgia-based Judson Mobley Logging, Inc. to immediately cease all transportation services, declaring the truck company an imminent hazard to public safety.

Pep Boys Relaunches Fleet Services Program

PHILADELPHIA – With more than 700 locations across the country, The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack announced an expansion of its business with the formal relaunch of its dedicated fleet services program.

(L-R) Tony Brown, group vice president, global purchasing, Ford Motor Company; Bryan Woo, vice president, Hankook Tire Global OE Division; Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Company; Raj Nair, vice president of engineering, Global Product Development, Ford Motor Company.

Hankook Tire Receives World Excellence Award from Ford Motor Company

WAYNE, NJ – Hankook Tire, the seventh-largest and one of the fastest growing tire companies in the world was recently recognized with a World Excellence Award as an outstanding global supplier by the Ford Motor Company.

G&K Services Launches Pilot Program to Test Hybrid Electric Delivery Trucks

MINNEAPOLIS – G&K Services, Inc. has launched a pilot program to test hybrid-electric trucks in its fleet of delivery vehicles. The company placed hybrid-electric diesel step vans into services in its locations in Northern California.


Nunn Named Chief Commercial Officer of GE Capital Americas

FAIRFIELD, CT - Clarence Nunn has been named Chief Commercial Officer of GE Capital Americas. He will remain in his current role as president and CEO of GE Capital Fleet Services until his fleet successor is named.

Jim Sassorossi (left) and Pat Dougherty (right), at the Chrysler 2013-MY Fleet Product Preview. Photo by Mike Antich.

Chrysler Appoints Sassorossi as Director of Fleet Commercial & Rental Sales

SAVANNAH, GA – Chrysler announced on Friday, June 1 at its 2013-MY Fleet Product Preview that it has appointed Jim Sassorossi as the new Director of Fleet Commercial & Rental Sales for the company. Sassorossi replaces Pat Dougherty, who is moving to a new role as the Head of Parts Sales Operations for Mopar.

Ford Reveals New Features on 2013-MY F-150

BRUCEVILLE, TEXAS – Ford revealed details on its upcoming 2013-MY F-150 pickup truck, which will feature a new front-end style, a new Limited model, MyFord Touch technology, available HID headlamps, and four engine choices.

NTTC Applauds NHTSA ECS Proposal

ARLINGTON, VA – National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) announced that it supports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposal to require electronic vehicle stability control (ECS) systems on new Class 8 tractors.

Ram Truck Brand and The Chrysler Foundation Award $50,000 Grant to Support Outstanding Latino Students

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - The Ram Truck brand and The Chrysler Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the nation’s largest provider of college financial aid for Latino students.

Aleris Signs Multi-Year Contract With Daimler

CLEVELAND, OHIO – Aleris today announced that it has signed a four-year contract to provide molten aluminum to Daimler AG for the production of cylinder heads for all Daimler automobile models.

PACCAR Elects Kaufmann as New Director

BELLEVUE, WA – Luiz Kaufmann has been elected to the PACCAR Inc Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2012

Cascadia Evolution Unveiled by Freightliner

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD – Freightliner Trucks introduced the 2014 Cascadia Evolution Class 8 truck model.

U.S. DOT Orders Demco Express to Shut Down

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ordered Texas-based Denny Mekenye, doing business as Demco Express and/or Demco Trans, Inc. to immediately cease all transportation services based on serious safety violations that posed an imminent hazard to public safety.

Terrain (pictured), the brand’s small SUV, tows up to a class-leading 3,500 lbs., while the eight-passenger Acadia midsize crossover has a towing capacity of up to 5,200 lbs.

Towing Skills Can’t Be Swayed on GMC Crossovers

DETROIT – Towing items to their destination is a steady proposition with Trailer Sway Control on the GMC Terrain and Acadia crossovers.

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