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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.

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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.

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.

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James Crocker is director of fleet operations, overseeing purchasing, remarketing, and logistics for Merchants Leasing.

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