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Navistar Announces North America Restructuring

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar International Corporation announced it intends to close its Chatham, Ontario, truck manufacturing operation, which has been idled since June 2009.

ILCHASE has designed and built a mobile command vehicle called MOOCH (Mobile Observation Operations Command Housing) to help ILCHASE and other emergency management companies in a stricken area.

Xantrex Works Behind the Scenes to Help Power Storm Chasers

VANCOUVER, BC - Xantrex Technology USA Inc., is supporting ILCHASE, a firm that supplies data on weather storms to government agencies, universities and major television networks, in an ongoing weather research initiative.

CEI's Dunkerly Named NPTC Governor

TREVOSE, PA - The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) announced that Luann Dunkerley, national sales manager of truck fleet services and a veteran of the trucking industry, has been elected to the Board of Governors of the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Institute.

Lack of Inventory Impacts Used-Truck Market

COLUMBUS, IN - Despite posting a 9-percent increase from May's lackluster sales levels, the Class 3-8 used truck market continues to be impacted by a shortage of available inventory.

Fleet Care Transport Announces New Interactive Customer Website

MERRILLVILLE, IN - Fleet Care Transport, a division of CLR Auto Transport, announced the launch of its new Client interactive website.

Staples Selects Penske Truck Leasing for Fleet Maintenance of Electric Trucks

READING, PA - Penske Truck Leasing announced it is providing commercial truck fleet maintenance services to 53 all-electric, Class 6 trucks for Staples, the world's largest office products company.

CITGO Lubricants Introduces Quart Bottle Design

HOUSTON - CITGO Lubricants is launching a quart bottle design, featuring an ergonomic grip, anti-glug neck, and enhanced spout configuration for an easier, faster pour.

Bridgestone Increases OTR Tire Prices by 11% in August

NASHVILLE, TN – An increase in tire prices from Bridgestone Americans Tire Operations Bridgestone for its Firestone and Continuum OTR tire products and retread rubber went into effect on August 1.

Ford Recalling F-Series Trucks

WASHINGTON – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that Ford is recalling 1.1 million vehicles, specifically the 1997-2004 Ford F-150, 1997-1999 Ford F-250, and 2002-2003 Lincoln Blackwood.

CAFE to Increase to 54.5 MPG by 2025

WASHINGTON - The administration's new program proposes vehicle performance equivalent to 54.5 mpg or 163 grams/mile of CO2 by MY-2025.

Business Fleet Tests a 2011 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab With a Rollback Wrecker Package

TORRANCE, CA - Business Fleet catches up with old friends to put a 2011 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab with a rollback wrecker package through its paces.

Michelin Americas Truck Tires Focuses on Sidewall Protection

Michelin Americas Truck Tires (MATT) is introducing two tires for on/off road applications: the Michelin X Works XDY and the Michelin XDY-EX2.

RSC Bio Solutions Announces Distribution Through Major Suppliers

INDIAN TRAIL, NC- RSC Bio Solutions announced distribution of its new, ready-to-use Gunk Powered by SafeCare and Liquid Wrench Powered by EnviroLogic industrial cleaners, degreasers, and lubricants through Fastenal and Grainger, two industrial supply leaders, and O'Reilly, a major auto parts supplier.

Phillips Industries Launches New Online Catalog

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA - Phillips Industries, a supplier of electrical and air brake interface products, has placed its new full product catalog online at

Webb Severe Duty Names Kelley President

CULLMAN, AL - Marmon Highway Technologies has named Ken Kelley as President of Webb Severe Duty. Kelley is a 24-year veteran of the commercial vehicle industry with extensive background in sales, marketing, and engineering.

Yokohama Tire SVP Provides Mid-Year Company & Industry Report

FULLERTON, CA - Dan King, Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) senior vice president of sales and marketing discusses the strengths of 2011 and his outlook on a strong future.

Navistar Celebrates Opening of State-Of-The-Art Product Support Center in Illinois

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar, Inc. unveiled a new 70,000 square foot product support center in Woodridge, Ill.

Ford and Azure Dynamics to Add Hybrid Systems to F-Series Super-Duty Trucks

OAK PARK, MI - In collaboration with Ford , Azure Dynamic's plug-in hybrid technology will be initially integrated on Ford's F-Series Super Duty cab and chassis, the F-550, which is expected to be available in early 2013.

Odyne to Use Johnson Controls Batteries in Hybrid Systems for Trucks

WAUKESHA, WI - Johnson Controls has made a strategic investment in Odyne to fund expansion and to accelerate wide-scale commercialization of Odyne’s hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty work trucks.

FedEx Report Shows 15.1% Fleet Fuel Economy Improvement as of 2010

MEMPHIS, TN – FedEx released its 2010 Global Citizenship update, which had insight into how the company is improving its fleet’s fuel economy, the alternative-fuel vehicles it’s using and the company’s routing technologies.

PHH Arval Hosts Fleet Management Symposium and Ride and Drive

MILTON, ONTARIO - Attendees at PHH Arval's symposium and ride-and-drive event test-drove some of the industry’s newest vehicles, including 2012-MY previews.

Discrete Wireless Becomes NexTraq

ATLANTA, GA – Discrete Wireless has changed its name to NexTraq in an effort to rebrand the company and its products.

Vote for the Next Inductees to the Fleet Hall of Fame

TORRANCE, CA - Voting is now open for the 2011 Fleet Hall of Fame. Twenty-one individuals have been nominated by the industry, but only seven will be inducted this year.

Updated - Automakers Release 2012-MY Commercial Fleet Incentives

TORRANCE, CA - Several manufacturers have announced commercial fleet incentive programs for 2012-MY vehicles, ranging from $200-$4,000. Additions include Audi, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes, and Volkswagen.

Clean Truck Conference Helps Fight Fuel Costs; Giving Away 25 Free Registrations

PASADENA, CA - High fuel prices may be assaulting U.S. fleet operators, but the nation's leading clean truck consortium is launching a major counter-offensive to help fleets out.

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