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Hankook Tire to Construct High Tech R&D Facility

Tire manufacturer Hankook Tire unveiled its plan for construction of the company’s new, high-tech central R&D facility in South Korea.

MY-2014 Silverado Toughened with High-Strength Steel

To help the new 2014 Silverado measure up to the rugged tasks expected of full-size pickups by commercial fleet customers, engineers chose high-strength steels for the backbone of the new trucks.

Altec CEO and NREL Renewable Energy Expert to Headline 2013 Green Truck Summit

The upcoming 2013 Green Truck Summit will include keynote addresses from Lee Styslinger, III, chairman and CEO of Altec, Inc., and Michael Pacheco,Ph.D., associate laboratory director for deployment and market transformation at the NREL.

Final Call: Tell Us About Your Tire Purchasing Trends

Work Truck magazine wants to hear from you! Does your fleet utilize medium-duty truck tires? If so, let us know about it!

Minimizer Launches Mobile Website

BLOOMING PRAIRIE, MN - Minimizer continues to make significant investments in technology with the launch of their new mobile website and new social media campaigns.

Rush Enterprises, Inc. Acquires Assets of Dealership Group in Ohio

SAN ANTONIO - Rush Enterprises, Inc., which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, announced that its subsidiaries have acquired certain assets of MVI Group, which operates commercial truck and bus dealerships in Ohio.

NREL to Help Convert Methane to Liquid Diesel

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will help develop microbes that convert methane found in natural gas into liquid diesel fuel.

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions Brings Back Dayton Brand MD Truck Tires

NASHVILLE, TN - Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, a business of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, announced that it is reintroducing its Dayton medium-duty truck tire line in 2013.

The Ram 3500 Heavy Duty pickup will claim a 30,000-lb. trailer capacity thanks to a new class-exclusive 50,000 pounds-per-square-inch, high-strength steel frame.

Towing and Weight Ratings Released for 2013 Ram HD Pickups and Chassis Cab Trucks

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Ram officially released class-leading towing and weight ratings for its 2013 line of Ram Heavy Duty pickups and Chassis Cab trucks.

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Tire Demand Expected to Increase in 2013

FULLERTON, CA - What a difference a year makes. According to Rick Phillips, Yokohama Tire Corp.’s director of commercial sales, 2012 could not have been any more different than 2011.

OSRAM Automotive Lighting and Ford continue to lead the way in lighting innovation with the 2013 Ford F-150, the first mainstream pickup to feature a high intensity discharge (HID) headlamp system on select models. (PRNewsFoto/OSRAM SYLVANIA)

2013 Ford F-150 First Pickup to Feature HID Forward Lighting

HILLSBORO, NH - OSRAM Automotive Lighting and Ford continue to lead the way in lighting innovation with the 2013 Ford F-150, the first mainstream pickup to feature a high intensity discharge (HID) headlamp system on select models.

2013 Ram 1500 Wins AOL Autos Truck of the Year

AUBURN HILLS, MI - The new 2013 Ram 1500 has been named AOL Autos Truck of the Year.

Truck Leasing Growth to Outpace Commercial Rental in 2013

CHICAGO - The revenue outlook for truck leasing firms is undergoing a shift as truck operators begin to re-assess the economics of long-term leasing opportunities, according to Fitch Ratings.

GM Offering Standard Maintenance Program to Fleet Customers

DETROIT – General Motors Fleet and Commercial Sales announced its GM Business Choice program now includes a two-year, 30,000-mile Business Maintenance Plan in addition to a cash allowance for vehicle accessories or upfits.

Left to right: Bill Kwelty, Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer, ARI; Joseph Blazejewski, Major Gift Officer, American Red Cross; Carl Ortell, President, ARI; Melinda (Mindy) K. Holman, President and CEO, Holman Automotive Group; Joseph S. Holman, Chairman of the Board Holman Automotive Group; Julianne Trinidad, Executive Director, American Red Cross; Jennifer Anderson, Regional Chief Development Officer, American Red Cross.

Holman Automotive and ARI Donate $50,000 to Red Cross to Support Sandy Relief Efforts

MT. LAUREL, NJ - The leadership of Holman Automotive and ARI joined the leadership of the American Red Cross on December 12, 2012 at an official check presentation at ARI.

Rislone Defender Featured in New Monster Truck Destruction Game

HOLLY, MI — The Rislone Defender monster truck is featured in ODD Games’ new Monster Truck Destruction game launching today through Apple’s App Store.

U.S. Department of Transportation Orders Two Dayes Trucking, Two Dayes Transport to Shut Down

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Two Dayes Trucking and Two Dayes Transport to immediately cease all transportation services.

Peterbilt Donates More than $346,000 to the United Way

DENTON, TEXAS – Peterbilt Motors Company announced a $346,464 donation to the United Way of Denton County’s 2012 fundraising campaign.

ContiLifeCycle Reaches West Coast with Rovince

FORT MILL, SC – Continental Tire the Americas, LLC’s (“Continental”) Commercial Vehicle Tire Business Unit has expanded its ContiLifeCycle footprint to the west coast with a new licensee.

Yokohama Tire Corporation Announces Winners of 'Miles of Fun' Contest

FULLERTON, CA – Yokohama Tire Corporation today announced the three grand prize winners of their social media contest, “Miles of Fun.”

GM to Buy Back 200 Million Shares from The Federal Government

DETROIT – General Motors will purchase 200 million shares of GM common stock held by the U.S. Department of the Treasury for $5.5 billion, or $27.50 per share.

Final Assembly Awarded $100K to Buy Four LPG-Powered Trucks

GARDEN GROVE, CA – Final Assembly, Inc. has been awarded a grant in the amount of $100,000 from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) for the purchase of four liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)-powered trucks.

President Barack Obama recently visited the Detroit Diesel Corporation<br />--Source: Daimler Corporate Communications

Detroit Diesel Hosts President Obama

DETROIT – President Barack Obama recently visited Detroit Diesel Corporation to recognize that the company's Detroit DT12 and the new Detroit DD15 will be produced at the Detroit brand manufacturing headquarters in Redford, Mich.

Aisin Drivetrain Marks First Shipment of Six-Speed Automatic Transmissions

CROTHERSVILLE, IN – Aisin Drivetrain, Inc. (ADI), a business unit of Aisin Seiki, announced that it has begun shipping new six-speed automatic transmissions manufactured for light and medium-duty commercial Ram trucks.

Autocar Issuing 3 Vehicle Recalls to Replace Steel Wheels

WASHINGTON – Autocar Industries, an Indiana-based manufacturer of refuse and street sweeper trucks as well as yard tractors, is issuing three separate recalls so dealers can replace steel wheels (model 90262) manufactured by Hayes Lemmerz.

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