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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.

2013 Ford Escape

Ford Hands-Free Liftgate Tested Against Life's Hazards

DEARBORN, MI – The hands-free liftgate available on the all-new Ford Escape faced torrential downpours, dogs, and bouncing balls among other tests to make sure the back end only opens when the customer wants.

TxDOT Advises Truck Drivers: Don’t Pick up a Ticket

AUSTIN, TEXAS - From now through June 3 – including the Memorial Day weekend – the enforcement period of TxDOT’s Click It or Ticket seat belt awareness campaign will be in effect.

Goodyear adds 44th Wingfoot Truck Care Center

AKRON, OHIO - Wingfoot Commercial Tire Systems LLC has added two Wingfoot Truck Care Centers to its on-highway service network.

Top California Truck Drivers Crowned in Statewide Competition

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Trucking Association (CTA) held the 64th Annual California Truck Driving Championship on May 20.

Pep Boys Announces Termination of Merger with The Gores Group

PHILADELPHIA - The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack, an automotive aftermarket service and retail chain, announced that it has agreed to terminate the proposed merger between Pep Boys and The Gores Group.

Quantum Delivers First PHEV F-150 to Florida Power & Light

IRVINE, CA - Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc., has delivered the first pilot version of its plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) F-150 pickup truck to Florida Power & Light Company (FPL).

PHH Arval Wins Two Awards From Diebold, Inc.

SPARKS, MD – PHH Arval has received two prestigious supplier awards from Diebold, Inc., a global leader in providing self-service security systems and services. This is the third year in a row that PHH Arval has won a supplier award from Diebold.

Montreal Mitsubishi Fuso Wins Mitsubishi Fuso North American Dealer of the Year: (l to r) Pierre Martin, Dealer Principal; Nathalie Roy, Sales Manager; Todd Bloom, President & CEO, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Announces 2011 Dealer of the Year Recipients

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ — Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) has announced its 2011 North American Dealer of the Year awards for all categories.

Penske Truck Rental and SpareFoot Team up for Moving Season

READING, PA — Just in time for the busiest moving weekend of the year and the start of moving season, Penske Truck Rental and self-storage startup SpareFoot are teaming up to bring do-it-yourself moving and storage into the 21st century.

The MY-2012 Nissan Frontier

Nissan Frontier Tops in Vehicle Satisfaction

FRANKLIN, TN - Autobytel and AutoPacific announced the winners for the 16th annual Vehicle Satisfaction Award, with Nissan Frontier taking top honors in the compact pickup category.

Telogis Universal Premium Fleet Card

Telogis Universal Premium Fleet Card Launched

ALISO VIEJO, CA — Telogis, Inc. and FleetCor Technologies, Inc. have announced a global partnership for the integration of telematics and fuel card reporting.

Benefits of Clean Diesel Highlighted During National Transportation Week

WASHINGTON, DC – As the U.S. marks the 50th anniversary of National Transportation Week, clean diesel power continues to power a large amount of the freight transportation in the U.S. and throughout the world.

High Gasoline Prices Mean Better Deals for Full-Size or Midsize SUVs

ATLANTA -- As gasoline prices remain high, now is a good time to buy a large SUV, according to the recent Shoppers Insights report from the AutoTrader.com Trend Engine.

Modern Transportation Services’ Evans Receives Fleet Safety Award

SCHAUMBURG, IL – At the Fleet Safety Conference, Tammy Evans, VP of fleet operations for Modern Transportation Services, received the Fleet Safety Award. The Fleet Safety Award was presented on Tuesday, May 22, by the American Automotive Leasing Association's Executive Director Pam Sederholm.

McGOWAN

Auto Truck Group Names New Director of Sales, Western Region

BARTLETT, IL - Auto Truck Group, a provider of custom upfitted vehicles, announces the promotion of Matt McGowan to the position of director sales, western region.

The Safety Committee Associates from the Jasper Facility displaying their VPP Star Certification.  The individual at the far left of the image is Lori Torres, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Labor.

Jasper Engines & Transmissions Earns VPP Star Safety Certification

JASPER, IN - The Indiana Department of Labor has announced the Star Certification of Jasper Engines and Transmissions’ Jasper, Ind., remanufacturing facility in Indiana’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).

Commercial Orders Slide in April

COLUMBUS, IN - Americas Commercial Trucking (ACT) Research Co. LLC says North America medium- and heavy-duty GVW Classes 6-7 and Class 8 commercial vehicle preliminary net orders for April were down from March.

Odyne Systems, LLC Participates in Nation’s First Traditional Parade Powered by Advanced Energy

WAUKESHA, WI - A Ford F-750 chassis featuring an Odyne Hybrid Power System was showcased in the 83rd Annual Tulip Festival in Holland, Mich., drawing 100,000 attendees.





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