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NTEA Announces Work Truck Show Dates in Indianapolis Through 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI — On the heels of two back-to-back record-breaking events in 2011 and 2012, NTEA has committed to holding The Work Truck Show at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN, through 2016.

Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Celebrates Grand Opening of Technical Training Facility

STAUNTON, VA – Federated Member Hovis Auto & Truck Supply celebrated the grand opening of its Hovis Technical Training Center with an open house at the Mercer, Pa., facility.

Jasper Engines & Transmissions Updates Chrysler 47RE/48RE Transmissions

JASPER, IN - Jasper Engines & Transmissions has made an update to the Chrysler 47RE/48RE transmissions commonly found in Dodge RAM pickups.

(L-R) Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president; MHC Kenworth - Kansas City executives Jeff Murphy, Reed Murphy III, Ken Hoffman, Tim Murphy and Mike Murphy; and Preston Feight, Kenworth assistant general manager - marketing and sales.

Kenworth Names First PACCAR MX Dealer of Year Award

KIRKLAND, WA - MHC Kenworth - Kansas City was named the first recipient of the new Kenworth PACCAR MX Dealer of the Year award for the United States and Canada at the annual Kenworth Dealer Meeting held recently in Columbus.

RTA Offers Truckers Retread Plant Tours

PACIFIC GROVE, CA - The Retread Tire Association (RTA) wants every trucker to get a chance to see first-hand the care and detail that goes into the manufacturing of retreaded tires, one of the mainstays of the trucking industry.

Southern California Truck Drivers Crown Regional Champs

SAN BERNARDINO, CA - On April 21, 2012, the California Trucking Association (CTA) held the Southern Regional Competition as part of the 64th Annual California Truck Driving Championships.

American Truck Group Truck Wash Helps Clean Environment, Too

GULFPORT, MS - There may be no greater assault on the environment than that which is delivered by a commercial truck wash. But now, a truck wash can clean more than just trucks, it can help clean the environment, too.

Clean Energy Partners with Waste Pro USA for Strategic Fueling Locations

SEAL BEACH, CA – Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has contracted with Waste Pro USA to build, operate, and maintain a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on Waste Pro property in Fort Pierce, Fla.

ATD Moves 2013 Convention to Orlando

McLEAN, VA – The leadership of the American Truck Dealers (ATD) has decided once again to hold its 2013 Convention and Expo in conjunction with the National Automobile Dealers Association’s (NADA) annual event in Orlando, Fla., in February 2013.

Club Assist Fleet to Pilot ALTe Plug-In Electric Hybrid Powertrain

AUBURN HILLS, MI – ALTe Powertrain Technologies and Club Assist announced a joint development project to study ALTe's powertrain technology in Club Assist's fleet.

Smith Dairy Trucking staff were joined by CNG station designers and construction supervisors to break ground for the Ohio’s first business-installed CNG fueling station open to the public.

Smith Dairy Trucking Breaks Ground for CNG Fueling Island

ORRVILLE, OHIO – Smith Dairy Trucking hosted a day-long event that included over 12 workshops and presentations that focused on understanding compressed natural gas (CNG) and how this alternative fuel can be incorporated into a fleet of any size.

Markel to Acquire Havco

RICHMOND, VA – Markel Corporation announced that its subsidiary, Markel Ventures, has acquired a majority interest in Havco WP LLC, a privately held company headquartered in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Havco is a manufacturer of laminated oak and composite wood flooring that is utilized in the assembly of truck trailers, intermodal containers, and truck bodies.

N.J. Trucking Executive Urges Adoption of Commuter Protection Act

ARLINGTON, VA – In testimony before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, NFI Chief Financial Officer Steve Grabell warned that rapidly increasing toll rates are a threat to consumers and to the trucking industry.

Win a Fully Loaded 2012 Hino 258 at Florida Tow Show

NOVI, MI - The Professional Wreckers of Florida [PWOF] will raffle a new 2012 Hino 258, fully loaded, with a Miller Industries Carrier at the Florida Tow Show held April 19-22, 2012, in Orlando.

Penske Logistics Earns PepsiCo Operational Excellence Award

READING, PA – PepsiCo Worldwide Flavours awarded Penske Logistics with its 2011 Operational Excellence Award for transportation management services.

Cequent Announces Distribution Through O'Reilly Auto Parts

SOLON, OHIO – Reese Towpower is now available at O’Reilly Auto Parts store locations and online.

Snap-On Offers Comprehensive & Flexible Extended Warranty Program

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL - Professional service technicians in the United States can now extend their original platform warranty with the new Snap-on extended warranty program.

Yokohama gear is now available for direct purchase online by Yokohama enthusiasts.

Yokohama Tire Corporation Launches New s-STORE

FULLERTON, CA – The wait is over: Yokohama gear is now available for direct purchase online by Yokohama enthusiasts.

With a twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 engine making at least 350 hp and four-wheel drive with a Terrain Management System, Explorer Sport delivers enhanced on-road dynamics with sporty design cues inside and out.

New Ford Explorer Sport

DEARBORN, MI – The first-ever performance version of the Ford Explorer arrives this year with the highest projected fuel economy among gasoline-engine-powered, high- performance SUVs.

New Safety Rule for Medical Examinations on Interstate Truck Drivers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced an important new safety rule that requires healthcare professionals who perform medical examinations for interstate truck and bus drivers to be trained, tested, and certified on the specific physical qualifications that affect a driver’s ability to safely operate the vehicle.

Progressive Trucking Hero Contest

MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OHIO – Progressive Insurance is giving truckers across the country the opportunity to be recognized for their everyday courage with the Real Life Trucking Hero Contest.

Latest Hankook Tire Gauge Index Finds American Drivers Are Thinking Green

WAYNE, NJ - With the environment top-of-mind for many people, the Hankook Tire Spring Gauge Index revealed that 61 percent of drivers would be interested in buying eco-friendly tires, with 68 percent of those drivers citing better fuel economy and gas savings as their top reasons.

Leading Fleets Take Delivery of World’s First Commercially Available Hybrid Hydraulic Parcel Delivery Trucks

PASADENA, CA - Members of the HTUF Parcel Delivery Working Group have recieved hydraulic hybrid package delivery evaluation vehicles from Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC), Morgan Olson, and Parker Hannifin.

The 2013 bi-fuel Chevrolet Silverado HD includes a compressed natural gas (CNG) capable engine that seamlessly transitions between CNG and gas fuel systems. The bi-fuel Silverado HD will be covered by General Motors' extensive warranty, and will meet all EPA and CARB emission certification requirements. (Photo by James Fassinger for Chevrolet)

Pricing for Chevrolet & GMC Bi-Fuel Pickups Announced

DETROIT - Fleet and retail customers can now place orders for the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra 2500 HD with a bi-fuel option, which will sell for $11,000 above the suggested base-vehicle price, according to the automaker.

Key Equipment Finance Launches Streamlined New Website

SUPERIOR, CO - The new site works on all mobile devices and makes it easier to find information about equipment finance.





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