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Visitors interact with Yokohama Tire Corporation's exhibit at the Museum of Science, Boston.

Yokohama Tire’s Orange Oil Tire Technology Now on Display at Boston's Museum of Science

FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama Tire Corporation’s eco-tire technology is now officially on display at the Museum of Science, Boston. The two-year exhibit, which opened today,showcases Yokohama’s BluEarth-1, the company’s latest orange oil-infused passenger car tire, as well as the ultra-thin AIRTEX Advanced Liner, which helps consumers cut fuel costs by keeping their tires properly inflated.

The Ram 1500 Tradesman HD.

Chrysler Expands Ram 1500 Lineup With New Tradesman and Express Models

DALLAS – Chrysler’s Ram Truck brand said it’s planning to offer a new Heavy Duty model for its Ram 1500 Tradesman line. The company also said it's adding Crew Cab and Quad Cab models to its Ram 1500 Express model lineup.

The 2012-MY F-150 XLT.

2012-MY F-150 Features Driveline Updates That Improve Towing and Traction

DALLAS - One new feature on the 2012-MY F-150 is Hill Start Assist, which helps keep the truck from rolling backward at a stop.

Caterpillar & Navistar Announce Plans for New COE Vocational Truck

PEORIA, IL - Caterpillar Inc. and Navistar International Corporation announced the next phase of cooperation between the two companies to develop, manufacture, sell, and support vocational and on-highway trucks for the North America market and the rest of the world.

Administration Delays Releasing CAFE Standards

WASHINGTON - The federal government is delaying the release of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards until mid-November, citing the need for additional time.

New Webinars Will Focus on GPS, Propane & Fleet Loss Recovery

TORRANCE, CA - Work Truck and its partners are presenting a number of webinars in October and November. Details on each webinar are included below. You can click on the title for each webinar to register.

Terresolve Technologies Announces Launch of EnviroLogic 115

MENTOR, OHIO - Terresolve Technologies, a producer of environmentally safe lubricants and functional fluids, announced the launch of EnviroLogic 115, an ISO 15 grade readily biodegradable hydraulic fluid .

Hankook Tire America Corp. Opens New Northeast Region Distribution Center

WAYNE, NJ - Hankook Tire announced the opening of its new Northeast Distribution Center located in the township of South Brunswick, N.J., will serve as the distribution hub for Hankook customers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

Terex Auger Drills & Tooling Now Available Through DUECO

WATERTOWN, SD - Terex Utilities has signed DUECO, Inc. to carry its line of auger drills and auger tooling in the Western Region. The line includes the Terex models 330, 650 and 800 Auger Drills, Auger Tooling and aftermarket parts sales and support.

First ContiLifeCycle Dealership Opens in U.S.

BLUEFIELD, WV - Trucking fleets in West Virginia and southwestern Virginia searching for a premium retread with the same technologies as a new truck tire now have a servicing dealer.

Ford Launches Head-to-Head Comparison Website for Pickup Buyers

DEARBORN, MI - Ford truck customers can now access an online tool to find the best F-150 engine to fit their needs and see how it rates on capability and fuel efficiency, as well as compare it to the competition.

Freightliner Business Class M2 112

Saddle Creek Corp. Invests in Natural Gas Trucks

LAKELAND, FL - Saddle Creek Corp., a nationwide third-party logistics provider, announced that the company is investing in alternative-fuel vehicles for its for-hire fleet as part of the company's commitment to sustainability and agreed to purchase 40 Freightliner natural gas trucks in early 2012.

American Power Group Recieves First EPA Engine Family Approval

LYNNFIELD, MA -American Power Group, Inc. has been notified by the U.S. EPA that its first Clean Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Engine Conversion Submission was approved for the Outside Useful Life Heavy Duty 2004 Caterpillar C-15 engine family.

Rand McNally & McLeod Team on HOS Application

CHICAGO - At the McLeod User Conference in Chicago, Rand McNally showcased its TruckPC and TND 760 Fleet Edition products, which now are integrated and available with McLeod's recently announced LoadMaster Enterprise and Powerbroker Version 10.3 applications.

The UNI-MAXX TRUCK CARE website provides transportation industry professionals with information about Goodyear's recently launched on-highway truck service network

Goodyear Debuts Truck Care Website

AKRON, OHIO - Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. has launched a new website for fleets and owner-operators looking for reliable on-highway truck and commercial tire service.

CNG-powered truck

Ryder Announces New ‘Flex-to-Green’ Lease Offering

MIAMI - Ryder System, Inc. announced the launch of its new “Flex-to-Green” lease offering, making it easier for private fleet operators to jump start their sustainability programs by providing the option of incorporating alternative-fuel vehicles into their fleets in support of their business objectives.

Employers With Mixed-Class Fleets Could Lose the Motor Carrier OT Exemption

ROCHESTER, NY– The decision by a federal district court in New York applies to employees otherwise exempt from overtime under the Motor Carrier Act who drive vehicles that weigh less than 10,000 lbs. during a normal workweek.

Vote for the 2012-MY Fleet Vehicle of the Year

TORRANCE, CA - Open to professional fleet managers only, the 2012 Fleet Vehicle of the Year online ballot covers fleet-available 2012-MY cars and light-duty trucks.

Branick Highlights Tire Life Advantages with Nitrogen Inflation

FARGO, ND - On the heels of numerous tire price increases, Branick Industries highlights the advantages of extending tire life by using nitrogen inflation.

Department of Justice Fines Bridgestone

NASHVILLE - Bridgestone Corp. announced that it has entered into a plea agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The company will pay a $28 million criminal fine for its involvement in a bid rigging conspiracy and improper payments to Latin American officials, according to Modern Tire Dealer magazine.

Denali National Park & Preserve Surveys Propane Autogas in Alaska's Wilderness

LIVONIA, MI - Denali National Park and Preserve has been weighing propane autogas against various alternative fuel options for their fleet vehicles by testing a ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas Ford F-250 over a six-week span.

Supreme Industries Announces New Credit Facility

GOSHEN, IN - Supreme Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of specialized commercial vehicles, including truck bodies, shuttle buses, and armored vehicles, announced it has entered into a credit agreement with Wells Fargo Capital Finance, LLC, as the lender and agent, establishing a four-year, $45 million revolving secured senior credit facility.

ARI & ROUSH CleanTech Partner to Provide Alternative-Fuel Evaluation

MT. LAUREL, NJ - ARI unveiled its ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas demo vehicle. ARI, in partnership with ROUSH CleanTech, a leader in alternative fuel technology, will provide in-house demonstrations of this groundbreaking technology to its clients.

Rotary Lift Expands Factory Training for Installers

MADISON, WI - Since 1989, Rotary Lift has provided regular factory training classes on proper lift installation and service for its Rotary Authorized Installer (RAI) network. Recently, the company added a third full day to its RAI training classes in order to thoroughly cover new products.

Duane Reade & Smith Electric Vehicles Partner on All-Electric Delivery Vehicles

NEW YORK and KANSAS CITY, MO - In an effort to improve fuel efficiency standards and lower carbon dioxide emissions, Duane Reade announced a partnership with Smith Electric Vehicles to add Newton zero-emission, all-electric commercial trucks to its delivery fleet.

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