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Truck Blue Book Wins Inaugural Used Truck Association Vendor of the Year Award

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - The Used Truck Association presented its inaugural vendor of the year award to The Truck Blue Book.

Commercial Vehicle Market Led by Class 3 Vehicle Growth; Diesel Continues to Dominate

SOUTHFIELD, MI - New commercial vehicle registrations (Gross Vehicle Weight 3-8) in the U.S. are set to reach 440,000 units for the 2011 calendar-year, an increase of 17.6 percent over 2010 calendar-year and a 33-percent uptick from 2009.

Republic Services Invests $5M in CNG Station & Fleet

COMMERCE CITY, CO - Republic Services, the nation's second-largest waste and recycling company, recently celebrated the opening of its new Clean Energy-built CNG refueling facility in Commerce City, Colo.

Bobcat Company Announces Price Increase Effective Dec. 1

WEST FARGO, ND - Models scheduled to become 2012 Interim Tier 4 (iT4) compliant will increase in price by 5.25% on Dec. 1.

EIA Short-Term Forecast Projects Lower Gas and Diesel Prices in 2012

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Energy Information Administration issued its short-term energy outlook earlier this week, projecting the price of oil, gasoline, and diesel through the end of the year and into next year.

Wright Express Unveils Pump Shut-Off Feature

SOUTH PORTLAND, ME - Wright Express approves fuel transactions up to the maximum dollar amount the customer has defined for the card in use, and then the pump is closed for that individual transaction.

Navistar to Install IntelliRoute TND GPS in International Trucks

SKOKIE, IL - Rand McNally and Navistar, Inc. have reached an agreement to make Rand McNally's IntelliRoute TND truck GPS units available as an in-dash option in International trucks starting next year.

Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van

Nissan NV Passenger Van Gets Enhanced

FRANKLIN, TN - Just one year after its entry into the commercial vehicle business in North America with the Nissan NV commercial van series, Nissan is expanding the lineup with the debut in spring 2012 of a new NV3500 HD Passenger Van.

<br />Scott Perry, vice president, supply management, fleet management solutions for Ryder Logistics &amp;amp; Transportation Services Worldwide cuts the ribbon on Daimler Trucks North America 1,000th natural gas truck.

DTNA Celebrates 1,000th Natural Gas Truck

ANAHEIM, CA - Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced the delivery of its 1000th natural gas truck and is the first commercial vehicle manufacturer to achieve such a milestone.

Dr. Andreas Esser

Esser Becomes Manager of Continental Commercial Vehicle Tires

HANOVER, GERMANY - On January 1, 2012, Dr. Andreas Esser will take over management of the Commercial Vehicle Tires business unit, which was organizationally integrated into the Tires division on August 1, at Continental in Hanover.

A screenshot of Ford&#39;s new site for the Super Duty.

Ford Creates Tradesman-Focused Website for Super Duty

DEARBORN, MI – Ford created a new site, “We Own Work,” that features videos, testimonials, and statistics on industry use of Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks.

Waste Management Contracts with Clean Energy for CNG Stations

SEAL BEACH, CA - Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has signed an agreement with national refuse company Waste Management to provide maintenance and repair services for its compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations throughout the United States.

The new Escape, which makes its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 16, will be the first SUV to use gesture-based technology - similar to that found in video games - to open the rear liftgate.

Power Liftgate on All-New Ford Escape

DEARBORN, MI - Ford is introducing its all-new Escape SUV featuring a segment-first hands-free power liftgate that opens with a simple kicking gesture under the rear bumper and without the need to fumble for a key.

Minimizer Recognized for Excellence in Thermoform Engineering

For the past 4 years Minimizer has been quietly working on an industry-changing fender: Minimizer Chrome Poly. The launch of this new fender occurred Thursday, August 25 at The Great American Truck Show in Dallas, Texas.

(L to R) Ralph Gatti and Aden Miller, who both received the LTAA Hall of Fame Award at the 2011 SEMA Show, surround A.R.E. co-founder Sal Gatti.

A.R.E. Leaders Recieve 2011 LTAA Hall of Fame Award

MASSILLON, OHIO - Truck cap and tonneau cover manufacturer A.R.E. announced that Aden Miller and Ralph Gatti have received the SEMA Light-Truck Accessories Alliance (LTAA) 2011 Hall of Fame Award.

Richard Canny

XL Hybrids Appoints Former THINK Exec to Board of Directors

BOSTON - XL Hybrids, Inc., a company that provides hybrid vehicle technology for commercial fleets, announced Richard Canny has joined its board of directors.

Yara Opens New DEF Terminal in Houston

TAMPA, FL - Yara North America Inc., a Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) producer, announced the opening of its new storage terminal in Houston, with the arrival of its first shipment of Air1 DEF from the company's plant in Sluskil, Netherlands.

2012 Shell Rotella SuperRigs Calendar Available

The 29th anniversary edition of the Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar is available for free with the purchase of a minimum 10-gallon heavy duty oil change of Shell Rotella T Triple Protection, Shell Rotella T5, or Shell Rotella T6 from November 1-30 at participating service facilities.

Fontaine Modification Launches New Website

CHARLOTTE, NC - Fontaine Modification Company, a provider of truck modification services for OEMs, dealers, and fleets throughout North America, has redesigned and updated its website.

2011 National NGV Achievement Award Winners Announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. and ACWORTH GA - NGVAmerica and the Clean Vehicle Education Foundation (CVEF), have announced the 2011 winners of the prestigious annual NGV Achievement Awards.

Watch the Snap-on Rescue Rig in Action on Facebook and Win

KENOSHA, WI - Snap-on fans can see the Rescue Rig in action in a video series on Facebook starting Nov. 7 and, as a thank you, some lucky fans will win a coveted Snap-on Rescue Rig cap.

Truck-Lite's YouTube Channel Offers Entertaining Education

FALCONER, NY - Through the launch of a series of videos entitled Cappucci Labs, Mark Cappucci, Truck-Lite's director of national aftermarket sales, offers laughs while truly testing the durability, design and installation of some of Truck-Lite's most significant product launches.

2012 Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer Hits 100,000 Unit Sales Mark & Gets New Safety Features

DEARBORN, MI - America's love affair with the Ford Explorer is stronger than ever with more than 100,000 Explorers sold this year - making it the fastest-growing mid-size utility in the nation.

Getting the Most from Your Limited Budget Through Lifecycle Cost Analysis

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Financial constraints often force fleet managers to make tough equipment decisions. Should I repair a vehicle or replace it? This article by Bob Johnson, director of fleet relations at NTEA shows the benefits of a lifecycle analysis.

XL Hybrids to Deliver Hybrid Electric Conversions

BOSTON- XL Hybrids, Inc. will begin conducting customer pilot tests of its hybrid powertrain technology with GM 2500 Series vans, including the Chevy Express and GMC Savana.





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