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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.

CVSA Brake Safety Week Kicks Off Sunday

GREENBELT, MD – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Brake Safety Week is set to take place Sept. 9-15.

A Venchurs CNG Ford F-350 (right) was pitted against a VW Passat TDI (left) and a BMW 5-Series for fuel economy supremacy on History Channel's Top Gear.

Venchurs Ford F-350 has Guest Spot on 'Top Gear'

ADRIAN, MI – A Venchurs Vehicle Systems (VVS) CNG F-350 battled two unlikely candidates for fuel economy supremacy on a recent episode of Top Gear — a VW Passat TDI and a BMW 5-Series — and the results were revealing.

Ford Unveils New Ford Transit and Transit Connect

AMSTERDAM – The wait is over. Ford Motor Company has unveiled the all-new Transit, which is set to replace the company’s E-Series vans in late 2013.

ROUSH to Host Free Webinars Featuring Fleets Using Propane Autogas

LIVONIA, MI – ROUSH CleanTech is hosting two free educational webinars where it will feature discussions with the company’s fleet customers and Alliance Autogas. The first free webinar will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 10:00 am EST, and the second at 1:00 pm EST that same day.

U.S. Department of Transportation Orders Terri’s Farm to Shut Down

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Tennessee-based truck company Terri’s Farm to immediately cease all interstate transportation services based on evidence that it was a chameleon operation for an unsafe truck company previously shut down by the agency.

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