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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.

PHILLIPS

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.

Former Truck Stop Owners to Pay $80,000 Penalty for Violating Hazardous Waste Laws

SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fined the former owners and operators of Speedy's Truck Stop $80,000 for violating federal hazardous waste and community right-to-know laws.

F-150 Owners Give High Marks to V-6 EcoBoost Engine-Equipped Model

DEARBORN, MI - Ford customers are happy with the 2011-MY V-6 EcoBoost-equipped F-150 model, and that new electric-power-assisted steering is reducing the number of warranty claims reported for the vehicle.

Purolator Launches Website for Heavy-Duty Filtration Line

BROADVIEW, IL - Purolator Filters launched a new website directed specifically to all those involved in servicing, and supplying filters for, heavy-duty vehicles.

LINE-X Protective Coatings Wins Product Line Strategy Award

HUNTSVILLE, AL - LINE-X Protective Coatings is again the proud recipient of a Frost & Sullivan industry honor, this year winning the 2011 Product Line Strategy Award in the North American Market for Constructive Protective Coatings.

Southeastern Freight Lines Named LTL Carrier of the Year by The Home Depot

LEXINGTON, SC - Southeastern Freight Lines has been named LTL Carrier of the Year for 2011 by The Home Depot, the nation's largest home improvement retailer.

TomTom Launches PRO 7150 TRUCK

CONCORD, MA - TomTom Business Solutions, the division dedicated to commercial fleets, unveiled the TomTom PRO 7150 TRUCK.

Charter Fuels newly converted propane autogas-powered Ford F-150.

Wisconsin Charter Fuels Utilizes Propane Autogas F-150

LANCASTER, WI - Wisconsin's Charter Fuels is driving clean and saving green with a newly converted propane autogas-powered Ford F-150. Charter expects to save $4,500 annually on fuel costs alone by running this company truck on clean, affordable autogas.

Fuso Canter FE160

9 Commercial Trucks Nominated for National Award by ATD

McLEAN, VA - The American Truck Dealers (ATD) announced today the nominees for a national award that recognizes the top truck entries in the heavy- and medium-duty categories.

Higher Tire Prices Forecast for 2012

TORRANCE, CA - The multiple price increases for replacement tires occurring year-to-date for calendar-year 2011 point to more increases on the horizon. Most tire industry experts foresee tire price hikes continuing for the balance of this calendar-year.

Mitchell 1's Manager/ManagerPlus Named O'Reilly Auto Parts Preferred Management System

Mitchell 1 announces its Manager/ManagerPlus shop management software for the automotive repair industry was recently named the preferred management system of choice by O'Reilly Auto Parts.

Waltco Names New Terrirtory Sales Representative

Waltco Lift Corp. has named Adam Hughes to the position of Territory Sales Representative as part of our West Coast sales team.

Chevin Website Gets Complete Overhaul

Chevin Fleet Solutions has this month launched its new corporate website in order to better reflect the company's advanced capabilities and provide users with a smoother journey through the site.

FMCSA Declares Maryland Trucking Company 'Imminent Hazard to the Public'

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Maryland-based Gunthers Transport, LLC an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered the trucking company to immediately cease all transportation services.

Smith Electric Vehicles to Build All-Electric Trucks in NYC

KANSAS CITY, MO - Smith Electric Vehicles Corp., announced that the company will expand its U.S. operations by adding a manufacturing facility in New York State, creating up to 100 new direct local jobs.

The Grilled Cheese Truck

Nissan Serves Up a 'Taste of Innovation' with Food Truck Concepts

FRANKLIN, TN - The Grilled Cheese Truck and Coolhaus truck are teaming with Nissan to combine their innovative takes on two food classics - grilled cheese sandwiches and ice cream sandwiches - with a pair of custom-outfitted Nissan NV vans.





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