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Three New North American sizes from BKT Tires

AKRON, OHIO - BKT Tires North America has announced the availability of several new sizes of three agricultural tires. The new sizes are available in the U.S. and Canada.

DOE Awards Cooper Tire & Rubber $1.5M

FINDLAY, OHIO - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has awarded Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. a $1.5 million grant for the development of advanced fuel efficiency technologies during the next three years.

Ford Bolsters EcoBoost Commitment for 2012

DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Company is expanding its range of vehicles with the EcoBoost engine, offering the fuel-efficient powertrain in the 2012 Ford Edge and Explorer that are arriving in dealerships now.

NAFA Supports New Standards For Heavy-Duty Trucks And Buses Announced By White House

PRINCETON, NJ- On August 9, President Barack Obama announced a national program of standards for work trucks, buses, and other heavy-duty vehicles with the goal of raising fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Join the Work Truck Magazine LinkedIn Communitty

TORRANCE, CA - Join the Work Truck magazine LinkedIn community. Discussions are getting lively and new members are joining every day.

Derrick Kuzak, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development, (left) and Takeshi Uchiyamada, Toyota executive vice president, Research & Development, sign a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on a new rear-wheel-drive hybrid system for light trucks and SUVs, and to collaborate on development of next-generation standards for in-car telematics.

Ford and Toyota to Jointly Develop Hybrid System for Light Trucks and SUVs

DEARBORN, MI - Ford and Toyota stated that although they will jointly develop this new hybrid system, they will integrate it separately on their respective vehicles.

Coca-Cola Has Doubled Size of Hybrid-Electric Truck Fleet Since 2010

LOS ANGELES – Coca-Cola held an event in Los Angeles on August 12 to show its expanded fleet of “green” vehicles.

Kinedyne Expands U.S. Sales Team & Establishes National OEM Account Manager

Kinedyne Corporation has initiated a number of changes to its United States sales team, with a collective goal of providing an even higher level of customer service.

NAFA to Attend truckIT Forum on Technology Trends in Trucking Industry

Senior IT and operations executives from leading for-hire and private carrier fleets will meet in Atlanta on November 7-8 for a high-level discussion on fleet technology trends, issues, innovation, and regulation at the 9th truckIT Forum.

Universal Lubricants Surpasses Major Production Milestone

Blazing the trail for a green motor oil revolution-Universal Lubricants, America's only true closed loop oil re-refiner, announced today that it has a surpassed a major milestone: the 5 million gallon production mark of ECO ULTRA recycled motor oils for 2011, alone.

Trucking Companies Prefer Carhartt Rental Workwear by Cintas

Last year, Cintas Corporation partnered with Carhartt, a global manufacturer of quality workwear, to offer Carhartt garments for the first time in a uniform rental program.

Fresh & Easy Introduces Natural Gas Vehicles to Fleet

EL SEGUNDO, CA - Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market announced the addition of 25 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles to its distribution fleet as part of a partnership with Ryder System, Inc.

GMC Sierra 3500 HD Wins Best Overall HD Truck

DETROIT - The GMC Sierra 3500HD won's "Heavy Duty Hurt Locker" comparison test, a showdown among manufacturers that included towing 19,400-pound fifth-wheel trailers up and over demanding grades in the United States.

Omni United Pte. Ltd. Plans to Launch a Pink-Walled Tire

MIAMI - Omni United Pte. Ltd. plans to launch a limited-edition, pink walled tire in support of "Mobilizing Hope," the year-long partnership between the company's Radar brand and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

New Toyo M157 Free-Rolling Axle Tire is SmartWay Verified

CYPRESS, CA - Toyo Tires introduced the M157 free-rolling axle tire for long haul, over the highway operations. The M157 is U.S. EPA SmartWay verified and features Toyo Tires' proprietary e-balance technology.

Interest in Truck and SUVs Remained Strong in July

ATLANTA - In July, shoppers continued to show interest in big trucks and SUVs despite relatively high gas prices, and the production shortages for new cars coupled with continued short supply of quality used cars have pushed asking prices higher across new, used, and Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicles.

DTE Energy Takes Delivery of Ford Transit Connect Electric Vans

DETROIT – Utility company DTE Energy received four Transit Connect Electric vans at its headquarters in downtown Detroit.

PHH Arval Launches Equipment Rental Services

SPARKS, MD - The service is designed for fleets that need help securing and/or managing storage trailers, construction trailers, forklifts, lift trucks, aerial lifts or other material handling equipment for projects in the U.S.

Work Truck Show 2012 Opens Earlier to Give Attendees More Time to Explore

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - In response to demand from attendees and exhibitors, show floor hours for The Work Truck Show in 2012 will be extended.

Mitchell 1 Adds 2010 Emission Engine Repair Information to Online Programs

POWAY, CA - Mitchell 1, a Snap-on Company, is currently updating its online programs,,, and, to now include diagnostic and repair information for 2010 engines designed to meet new EPA emissions standards.

Pest Control Leader Gains 100 Miles More Per Tank of Fuel with inthinc tiwiPro

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - Al Formella, VP of operations for McCall Service, was concerned about the rising fuel and maintenance costs for his fleet of 100 service vehicles. McCall Service installed inthinc tiwiPro across all five of the company's divisions over the course of six weeks.

Two New V-6 Engines Dominate Ford F-150 Sales

DEARBORN, MI - With its powerful and fuel-efficient 3.5L twin-turbocharged V-6 engine, the 365-horsepower Ford F-150 EcoBoost is outselling all other competitive six-cylinder trucks combined.

Austin-Based Company Chooses Propane Autogas for Fleet

LIVONIA, MI - ROUSH CleanTech welcomes Austin Gutter King to the growing number of businesses making the commitment in 2011 to power up their fleets with a clean alternative to imported fuel.

VIDEO: How to Drive With and Around Cyclists

This video from a company called Road ID clarifies the rights that cyclists have on the road and what drivers need to be aware of to maneuver around them safely.

Call for Sustainability All Stars Nominations

TORRANCE, CAGreen Fleet magazine is looking for nominations of individuals who have made significant contributions to environmental sustainability in the fleet industry.

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