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Branick Extends Exclusive North American Nitrogen Tire Inflation Membrane Agreement with Air Products

FARGO, ND - Branick Industries has extended its exclusive North American nitrogen tire inflation membrane agreement with Air Products. The two companies have been collaborating for 10 years and the extension allows Branick to continue to be the exclusive manufacturer of nitrogen tire inflation systems sold in North America containing Air Products' PRISM Membrane technology.

PeopleNet Founder & CEO to Lead Trimble's Worldwide Transportation & Logistics Div.

SUNNYVALE, CA - Trimble announced the appointment of PeopleNet founder and CEO Ron Konezny as general manager of Trimble's worldwide Transportation and Logistics (T&L) Division.

Atlas Van Lines Driver Award 'Super Van Operator' Award

EVANSVILLE, IN - Atlas Van Lines announced that PVO Charles Allen has been selected as the 2011 Special Commodities Super Van Operator by the American Moving and Storage Association.

Webinar: Mythbusters - Truck Edition

TORRANCE, CA - Join Automotive Fleet and GE Capital Fleet Services for a complimentary webinar to find out the facts behind several common misconceptions about truck fleets and the impact they can have on your business.

Yokohama to Adjust Commercial Tire Prices Up to 8 Percent, Feb. 1

FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama Tire Corporation has announced it will implement a price increase of up to 8 percent on all of its commercial truck tires in the U.S., effective February 1.

Range Rover Evoque

Range Rover Evoque Named Autoweek's 'Best of Best' Truck for 2011

MAHWAH, NJ - Land Rover North America announced that the 2012 Range Rover Evoque was named Autoweek's "Best of Best" truck for 2011.

FedEx and UPS Respond to Videos of Bad Driver Behavior

MEMPHIS, TN and ATLANTA – During the holiday delivery season, individual customers of FedEx and UPS posted videos of delivery drivers mishandling packages on the online video sharing website YouTube.

Yokohama Increasing Off-Road Tire Prices by 15%

FULLERTON, CA – Yokohama Tire Corp. said it’s increasing the prices of all of its off-road tires in the U.S. by 15%, effective Jan. 1, 2012.

ATA Says Final Hours-of-Service Rule Will Put More Trucks on Roads During Peak Traffic

ARLINGTON, VA –The American Trucking Associations (ATA) released a statement last week that expressed its frustration and disappointment over the final FMCSA rule governing hours of service for truck drivers.

Minimizer Hires Tim Trom as VP of Operations & Finance

BLOOMING PRAIRIE, MN - Minimizer is pleased to announce the addition of Tim Trom as the Company’s Vice President of Operations & Finance. Tim will be joining Minimizer’s management team at the Company’s corporate offices.

'Mythbusters' Uses Line-X Protective Coatings

HUNTSVILLE, AL - LINE-X Protective Coatings, the nation’s leading developer and provider of high performance protective coatings, has “officially” been confirmed as the ultimate protection against C-4 live-fire explosions and police dog attacks.

Rotary Lift Gives Away Its 50,000th SmartLift Inground Lift

MADISON, IN - As part of the celebration to commemorate the 15th anniversary of SmartLift, the world’s most popular inground lift, Rotary Lift conducted a campaign to give away the 50,000th SmartLift.

Air Resource Board Approves Altec JEMS Products

BIRMINGHAM, AL - The California Air Resource Board (CARB) has approved the Altec Jobsite Energy Management System (JEMS) when used in any power take-off (PTO), diesel-fueled truck application with a GVW rating over 10,000 lbs.

Knapheide Launches Social Media Campaign

QUINCY, IL - The Knapheide Manufacturing Company, the nation’s largest and most popular manufacturer of service and platform bodies, has launched a Facebook page in conjunction with its existing YouTube page.

VIA Motors to Introduce eREV Pickup Truck, SUV, and Van at Detroit Auto Show

DETROIT, MI – VIA Motors is set to unveil three new extended-range electric vehicles – the eREV Pickup Truck, SUV, and Van – during a press conference Jan. 10 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Altec Gets CARB Approval for Truck Energy Management System

BIRMINGHAM, AL - The JEMS is an integrated plug-in system powered by application-specific battery packs. The system provides power for the aerial device, truck cabin heating and air conditioning, and export power for hand tools and other electrical accessories.

UPDATED: Starting Jan. 3, Commercial Drivers Banned from Hand-Held Cell Phone Use

Effective Jan. 3, 2012, interstate drivers using a commercial driver’s license are banned from hand-held cell phone use and texting while driving a commercial vehicle.

The Ram Cargo Van (Ram C/V).

Chrysler Shows New Ram Cargo Van Features, Details Customization Options

LOS ANGELES – Chrysler showed its new Ram Cargo Van at a media event in Los Angeles on Dec. 21, giving attendees the opportunity to check it out and drive it.

ARI Recognizes Top Auctioneers with Distinction Award

MT. LAUREL, N.J. - Automotive Resources International (ARI) announced the first-ever recipients of its Auctioneer of Distinction award.

FMCSA Releases Final New Hours of Service Rule

WASHINGTON - U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Dec 22 announced a final rule that employs the latest research in driver fatigue to make sure truck drivers can get the rest they need to operate safely when on the road.

Balloting Open for 2012 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

TORRANCE, CA - Online voting for the 2011 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year is open until Feb. 3.

Rush Enterprises, Inc. Acquires West Texas Peterbilt

Rush Enterprises, Inc. announced that it has acquired certain assets of West Texas Peterbilt, a Peterbilt dealership group with five locations in Texas.

Reyco Granning Announces New President

Reyco Granning is pleased to announce an expansion in its senior management ranks. David Compton joins as President.

Southeastern Freight Lines Earns LTL Carrier of the Year Award from Schneider Logistics

Southeastern Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, was recognized as an LTL Carrier of the Year by Schneider Logistics, Inc.

(L-R) Dick Giromini, President & CEO, Wabash National Corporation; Brian Kupchella, President & COO, Truck-Lite Co. LLC; Jon Stineman, National Sales Director, Truck-Lite Co. LLC; Mark Webber, CFO, Wabash National Corporation.

Truck-Lite Recognized as 2011 Wabash National Outstanding Supplier

Wabash National Corporation recently selected Truck-Lite as a top supplier during its annual supplier conference.





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