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Master Lock Partners With Mike Rowe to Promote Work Truck Security

OAK CREEK, WI - Master Lock announced that it has formed a partnership with Mike Rowe, creator and host of Discovery Channel's popular program, Dirty Jobs, and founder of mikeroweWORKS.

ATA Calls for Sensible Security Credentialing

ARLINGTON, VA - The American Trucking Associations (ATA) called for Congress to enact sensible credentialing by eliminating duplicative background checks for commercial drivers.

Mercedes-Benz Opens 100th Sprinter Van Dealership

MONTVALE, NJ - Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) announced that it has established its 100th Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van dealership, bringing the total number of dealerships to 156 including the Freightliner Sprinter Van network.

Siemens Industry, Inc. Announces New President of Drive Technologies Division

ATLANTA - Siemens Industry, Inc. announced that Doug Keith was named president of its Drive Technologies Division, effective immediately.

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Isuzu N-Series Gasoline Trucks Return as Full Production Begins

ANAHEIM, CA - Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., announced that full production of gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series trucks has begun at the Spartan Motors, Inc., facility in Charlotte, Mich.

GM Recalling Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon

WASHINGTON - General Motors is recalling more than 4,600 model-year 2011 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks because of a potential problem with the windshield wiper, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reported.

Universal Lubricants & Enterprise Holdings Close Oil Recycling Loop

WICHITA, KS - In a business alliance that promises to conserve finite natural resources and safeguard the environment, Universal Lubricants and Enterprise Holdings have come together to close the car care loop.

Continental Truck Tires Now Available at TA & Petro Locations

FORT MILL, SC - Continental Tire the Americas, LLC ("Continental") announced that they have signed a multi-year agreement to sell Continental brand commercial tires at TravelCenters of America and Petro Stopping Center sites throughout the U.S. and Canada.

New Warranties on Dump Liners From Quadrant EPP

INDIANAPOLIS - Aero Industries, the national distributor for Quadrant and dump liners, announced Quadrant's new warranties for the QuickSilver and Durapro dump liners.

Ryder Fuel Services Publishes Free White Paper

HOUSTON - As soaring oil prices drive the cost of fuel higher and local governments and municipalities continue to face severe budget cuts, Ryder Fuel Services has recently released a free white paper that examines the top fuel management concerns of fleet managers.

PAR Logistics Management Systems Introduces New Dry Van and Flatbed Trailer Management Solutions

NEW HARTFORD, NY - PAR Logistics Management Systems (PAR LMS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation, announced the introduction of its new dry van and flatbed trailer management solutions.

The new 2012 N-Gas models are powered by the Vortec 6.0L small-block V-8 engine.

Isuzu N-Series Gas Trucks Available in May

ANAHEIM, CA - Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., said full production of gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series trucks has begun at the Spartan Motors, Inc., facility in Charlotte, Mich.

The Ram "Long Hauler" concept truck is designed for towing heavy trailers, long-distance driving, and use at work sites.

Ram Introduces New “Long Hauler” Class 5 Concept Truck

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Chrysler’s Ram brand introduced a new concept truck, the Ram “Long Hauler,” which is based on a Class 5 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab.

White Paper Available on Electronic Device Regulatory Compliance

ELKHART, IN - Xantrex Technology USA Inc. is offering a white paper, "Why is Regulatory Compliance Such a Big Deal?" The white paper covers what factors to consider when reviewing new electronic devices.

Fontaine Trailer’s flagship manufacturing facility in Haleyville, Ala., lost its roof and sustained structural damage in an April 27 tornado. The crumpled metal in the foreground of this photo was a portion of the facility’s roof.

MHT Companies Impacted by Tornadoes in Recovery Process

BIRMINGHAM, AL - Several Marmon Highway Technologies (MHT) companies in Alabama were impacted by the tornadoes that tore through the state on April 27. Repairs are underway, and three production lines were brought back into operation this week.

Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall on Certain RAV4 and Highlander Vehicles

TORRANCE, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., announced that it intends to conduct a voluntary Safety Recall involving certain 2007 through 2008 model-year RAV4 and certain 2008 Highlander and Highlander HV vehicles sold in the United States to replace the airbag sensor assembly.

Navistar Names New VP of Custom Products

WARRENVILLE, IL- Navistar, Inc. announced that William Osborne has been named vice president of Custom Products. In this role, Osborne will have accountability for Navistar's Monaco RV and Workhorse business units.

Yokohama Tire Corp. Wins Presidents’ Business Achievement Award by the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce

FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama Tire Corporation has been named recipient of the 2011 Presidents' Business Achievement Award by the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce, which annually recognizes businesses for their innovation, entrepreneurship and outstanding business citizenship.

GE Capital Survey Sees Positive Outlook for Trucking Industry

IRVING, TEXAS - Nearly three-quarters (71 percent) of rucking company executives surveyed by GE Capital, Transportation Finance expect business conditions to improve in 2011 but they are concerned about the impact of external and internal factors on their profit margins.

Isuzu family of trucks.

Isuzu Announces Advanced Telematics Technology in N-Series Trucks

ANAHEIM, CA - Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of low-cab-forward trucks, announced that it will offer Fleet Director, the state-of-the-art telematics system from Teletrac, Inc., as an option in its 2011 and 2012 model year N-Series trucks.

Federated customer Dave Cook, owner of Middlesex-based Dave's Towing, won a new Chevy Colorado truck as the grand prize winner of the Federated "Surf or Turf Sweepstakes."

Federated Customer Receives 'Surf or Turf Sweepstakes' Grand Prize

STAUNTON, VA- Residents of Middlesex, Pa. should not be surprised to see Federated customer Dave Cook, owner of Middlesex-based Dave's Towing, driving a brand new truck instead of one of his trusted tow trucks.

The Nissan NV200 will be the exclusive taxicab for New York City from 2013 to 2023.

Nissan NV200 Selected for NYC Taxi Fleet

NEW YORK CITY – The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) has selected the Nissan NV200 as the exclusive taxi of New York City beginning in late 2013.

ROUSH CleanTech Showing Propane-Powered Vehicles at ACT Expo in California

PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, MI - ROUSH CleanTech arrives in Long Beach this week to showcase the positive economics of propane autogas powered Ford work trucks, vans, and shuttles at the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo.

Bill Gibson Joins SCT Fleet Solutions

LONGWOOD, FL - SCT Fleet Solutions, a provider of fuel efficiency & safety solutions for the fleet industry, announced the appointment of William (Bill) D. Gibson to the position of Vice President, Sales and Marketing.

Xentx Lubricants Announces First Fleet-Wide Installation

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Green Planet Group, Inc., announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Xentx Lubricants began its first fleet-wide installation of its Xentx Diesel Fuel Additive.

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