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Idle Free Inks Agreement with Pennsylvania Truck Centers

MADISON, WI – Idle Free announced that it has signed an agreement with Pennsylvania Truck Centers for the company to sell, install and service the Idle Free electric APU.

AMP Successfully Tests Heavy-Duty Electric Step Van

CINCINNATI, OH – AMP Electric Vehicles and Navistar International Corporation jointly announced the successful initial testing of an all-electric 1,000 cubic foot step van as the first fruits of their development agreement.

Ustian Steps Down as Navistar CEO

LISLE, IL – Navistar International Corporation announced that Daniel Ustian has informed the Board that he is retiring as chairman, president, and chief executive officer, effective immediately, and is concurrently leaving the Board of Directors.

The 2012 AFLA Conference Offers Access to Industry Leaders

ST. PAUL, MN – This year’s Automotive Fleet & Leasing (AFLA) conference will give attendees the opportunity to have access to industry leaders in what organizers are describing as a “more intimate setting” than a typical conference.

Used Truck Comparisons up for July

COLUMBUS, IN – In what may be an unprecedented event, all the month-over month comparisons – volume, price, miles, and age – for all weight groups of used trucks improved in July 2012.

Shell Rotella Campaign Focuses on Hard-Working Aspects of Trucking Business

According to a new national survey commissioned by the Shell Rotella brand, owner-operator truckers believe that keeping up with rules and regulations is the hardest part of their job, followed by being away from their families and dealing with traffic.

ARI Wins Bronze Stevie Award in 2012 International Business Awards

ARI, a leading global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, has been recognized as a Bronze Stevie Award winner in the 9th Annual International Business Awards (IBAs) in the category of Best Association Event or Meeting for ARI’s fourth annual Global Fleet Conference.

MY-2013 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Sport 4X4

2013-MY Ram 1500 Unveiled

DETROIT – Ram Trucks has revealed the all-new MY-2013 Ram 1500, which is available either with a 3.6L Pentastar V-6 engine or a 5.7L HEMI V-8.

Heavy-Duty Truck Engines Saw Satisfaction Drop in 2012

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA –Technology changes related to revised emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks are causing an increase in heavy-duty truck engine problems and a decrease in overall satisfaction with the powertrain, according to J.D. Power and Associates.

FleetPride Acquires Great Lakes Truck & Trailer

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – FleetPride, Inc., a retailer of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, announced that is has acquired the assets of Great Lakes Truck & Trailer.

Vincentric Analysis Tackles Total Cost of Ownership for Diesels

BINGHAM FARMS, MI – The Vincentric 2012 Diesel Analysis determined that of 23 diesels measured, only eight had total cost-of-ownership that was lower than their all-gasoline powered counterparts, despite lower fuel costs for all of the diesels.

Navistar, JAC Receive Joint Venture Approval

BEIJING – Navistar International Corporation and Chinese truck maker Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. Ltd. (JAC) announced that the two companies have received formal approval from the Chinese government to move forward with their commercial engine joint venture.

PACCAR Elects McGeary as New Director

BELLEVUE, WA – Rod McGeary has been elected to the PACCAR Inc. Board of Directors, effective September 9.

New Front-Discharge Mixer Design Highlights Terex Anniversary

WESTPORT, CT - It's been 40 years since a group of Midwestern ready mix concrete producers banded together to manufacture a new front-discharge ready mix truck that they called Advance. It's now owned by the Roadbuilding division of Terex, which has begun celebrating the anniversary.

“Mobile technology is the future of the trucking industry,” said Jay Coughlan, chairman and chief executive officer of XRS Corporation. “The use of handheld devices including smartphones and tablets is exploding, and they’ve already become a crucial part of life on the road for drivers and in the office for fleet managers."

Mobile Technology in Trucking Industry Spotlighted

MINNEAPOLIS - Mobile technology’s critical role in the trucking industry was the hot topic of conversation and education among more than 400 fleet managers, owner-operators, drivers, and industry experts during XRS Corporation’s first annual Xata User Event (XUE).

FMCSA Launches Facebook Page

WASHINGTON - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has launched a Facebook page to further increase transparency and public awareness of FMCSA safety programs, encourage collaboration, and stimulate innovation.

XL Hybrids Signs Supply Agreement with Johnson Controls

BOSTON – XL Hybrids, Inc., developer of a low-cost hybrid electric powertrain designed specifically for Class 1-3 commercial fleet use, signed a supply agreement with Johnson Controls, Inc.

The first F-650 rolls off the production line in Escobedo, Mexico, on Aug. 15, 2012. The model’s 6.8L V-10 gasoline engine is a class-exclusive in the medium-duty truck segment, according to the company.

Ford's 2012-MY 6.8L V-10 F-650 Begins Production

DETROIT – Ford Motor Company announced that its new 2012 F-650 began production on Aug. 15 at its Escobedo, Mexico, production plant.

Betts Spring Launches New Website

Betts Spring Company has launched a new interactive website focused exclusively on its heavy truck parts distribution operation, www.BettsTruckParts.com.

Mitchell 1 to Hold Shop Management System Training Workshop in Seattle

Mitchell 1 will hold this year’s third and final Shop Management System Training Workshop Oct. 4-6 in Seattle, Wash. at the Hotel Monaco.

Continental Emergency Road Service Now Available for Owner-Operators

As of August 1, 2012, OOIDA members are automatically enrolled in a new emergency road service program exclusive for the organization, called “TrukFix for OOIDA.”

PALFINGER North America Group Launches Redesigned Website

The PALFINGER North America Group (PNAG) consisting of PALFINGER North America, Interlift Inc, Omaha Standard PALFINGER, and PALFINGER American Roll-Off, announced the launch of its new website www.palfinger.com.

Linde Selects DriveCam to Reduce Risk Throughout Fleet

SAN DIEGO - DriveCam announced that Linde North America has made a five-year commitment to deploy DriveCam's Driver Risk Management solution in it's entire fleet.

Venchurs, Inc. Appoints New VP of Sales & Marketing

ADRIAN, MI – Venchurs, Inc. announced that Greg Golab has been appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing, while former VP Terry Karges will transition into a new role as advisor and member of the Venchurs Board of Directors.

Navistar's Troy Clarke to Provide Industry Keynote Address at 2013 ATD Convention

McLEAN, VA – The American Truck Dealers (ATD) announced that Troy Clarke, president of truck and engine operations for Navistar, Inc., will provide keynote remarks at the 2013 ATD Convention and Expo in Orlando, Fla., next February.

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