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Chrysler Providing DTE Energy With Test Fleet of 10 PHEV Ram 1500 Pickup Trucks

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Chrysler Group LLC, working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), will deliver 10 demonstration fleet Ram 1500 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) pickup trucks to DTE Energy of Detroit.

(L-R) Ed Loh, Editor in Chief, Motor Trend Magazine, presents Motor Trends, "2012 Truck of the Year" award for the Ford F-150 to Derrick Kuzak, group vice president, Global Product Development, Ford Motor Company, at Ford's World Headquarters.

Ford F-150 Named Motor Trend’s 2012 Truck of the Year

DEARBORN, MI - The 2012 Ford F-150, which was recently named Automotive Fleet's 2012 Truck of the Year, was named Motor Trend's 2012 Truck of the Year.

Kenworth Hosts Annual Truck Show Featuring Hybrid and CNG-Powered Kenworths

INDIANAPOLIS - More than 350 truck and fleet operators learned about new available equipment and the future of natural gas fuel in the trucking industry at a show held by Kenworth of Indianapolis / Palmer Trucks at the Indiana State Fair Grounds.

Freightliner Trucks Launches New Website

PORTLAND, OR - Freightliner Trucks launched a completely overhauled version of its website,

BAF Secures CARB Certification for 2012 Ford Transit Connect

DALLAS - BAF, a wholly owned subsidiary of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced the company has received a CARB (California Air Resources Board) Executive Order (EO) for the 2012 dedicated CNG Ford Transit Connect.

DEF Pricing Service Launched

LONDON - Integer Research has launched a monthly Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) price reporting service called DEF Tracker, which includes information in five major U.S. metropolitan areas.

Annual Fleet Study Shows Solid Demand for Class 8 Trucks in 2012

COLUMBUS, OHIO - CK Commercial Vehicle Research has completed their annual fleet study for 2011, finding that one in four small, medium, and large for-hire, private and government fleets plan to add some capacity with new equipment.

ARI Launches Green Website to Aid Fleets with Environmental Management

MT LAUREL, NJ - The site is designed to be a resource to help fleet managers stay informed of environmental management issues related to alternative fuels, emissions, fuel use and new green technologies.

The Transit commercial van. Photo by Chris Wolski.

Ford Showcases Current and Future Commercial Truck Lineup

DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Company showcased its newest truck offerings during a two-day Commercial Truck Showcase Dec. 6 and 7 at its Dearborn Rouge River Center and testing facility.

Dana & Eaton Ending Joint Commercial Vehicle Marketing Relationship

MAUMEE, OHIO - Dana Holding Corporation and Eaton Corporation jointly announced that the marketing relationship between the two companies will end by the middle of 2012. Over the next six months, each company will be preparing to sell, market, and service customers independently of each other.

smart to Unveil Pickup Truck at Detroit Auto Show

STUTTGART, GERMANY - The all-new smart for-us pickup will be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show.

Dynotech Driveshafts Launches Facebook Page

TROY, MI - Dynotech Engineering Services has launched a Facebook page for customers and enthusiasts to share project vehicle ideas, ask questions, and learn more about the driveshaft manufacturer.

Idle Guard 200 Wins Award from Construction Equipment Magazine

FORT WAYNE, IN - Transportation Safety Technologies announced that its Idle Guard 200 anti-idling device has been named a Top 100 Products Award winner by Construction Equipment magazine.

Cintas Launches Online Contest to Celebrate Release of New Carhartt Rental Jacket

CINCINNATI - In conjunction with the release of the new Carhartt Rental Active Jacket, Cintas has launched its search for the "Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew."

ASE Honors Ryder Technician Joseph DeLap with ‘Technician of the Year’ Award

MIAMI - Ryder System, Inc. announced that Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) honored Ryder technician, Joseph C. DeLap of Davis Junction, Ill., with the Delco Remy/ASE M/H Truck Electric Systems "Technician of the Year" award.

All-New 2012 Ford Super Duty F-650 Gas Model Offered

DEARBORN, MI - Ford is now offering the 2012 Super Duty F-650 with a gas engine - a class exclusive in the medium-duty truck segment.

Webinar: Reduce Fuel & Emissions without Extra Work or Effort

TORRANCE, CA - Join us for the free Webinar, "How Your Drivers Can Dramatically Reduce Fuel and Emissions" to learn how improving driving performance helps save lives and protects the environment by reducing fuel consumption and carbon emissions.

Want Mandatory OSHA Charts? Visit TIA's Website

BOWIE, MD - The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is helping the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) get the word out about truck tire service guidelines.

FTR Associates Reports Year-Over-Year Decline in Class 8 Orders

NASHVILLE, IN - FTR Associates released preliminary data showing November 2011 Class 8 truck total net orders for all major North American OEM's declined 27 percent from October to 20,400 units.

ARI Opens Houston Call Center for Fleet Management Services

HOUSTON - This is ARI’s sixth North American Call Center, including Maple Shade, New Jersey; Grapevine, Texas; Mississauga, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec and Mexico City, Mexico.

Zipcar Launches ‘Zipvan’ Cargo Van Service Pilot Program in San Francisco

CAMBRIDGE, MA and SAN FRANCISCO - Ford E-150 cargo vans are now available in San Francisco for Zipcar members to reserve for hourly or daily use.

PlastiKote Kicks-Off Social Media Campaign

CHICAGO - PlastiKote has entered the world of social media by adding a new Facebook page and a Twitter account in an effort to communicate more directly with its customers.

2012 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Platinum Package

Toyota Motor Sales Announces 2012 Prices for Tundra Regular Cab Pickup Truck

TORRANCE, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc., announced manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) today for the 2012 Tundra Regular Cab full-size pickup truck as well as price increases on additional models.


Yokohama Tire Corporation Commercial Division Year in Review and Preview of 2012

FULLERTON, CA - Rick Phillips, Yokohama director of commercial sales, assumed leadership of the division in January of this year. In this Q&A, he discusses the current state of the business, as well as provides an outlook for the year 2012.

Hino Trucks Signs Long-Term Exclusive Agreement with Allison Transmission

NOVI, MI - Hino Trucks and Allison Transmission, Inc. signed a multi-year, long-term agreement that will make Allison transmissions the preferred and exclusive transmission for all current and future Hino conventional trucks in the United States.

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