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GMC Sierra 3500 HD Wins Best Overall HD Truck

DETROIT - The GMC Sierra 3500HD won PickupTrucks.com's "Heavy Duty Hurt Locker" comparison test, a showdown among manufacturers that included towing 19,400-pound fifth-wheel trailers up and over demanding grades in the United States.

Omni United Pte. Ltd. Plans to Launch a Pink-Walled Tire

MIAMI - Omni United Pte. Ltd. plans to launch a limited-edition, pink walled tire in support of "Mobilizing Hope," the year-long partnership between the company's Radar brand and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

New Toyo M157 Free-Rolling Axle Tire is SmartWay Verified

CYPRESS, CA - Toyo Tires introduced the M157 free-rolling axle tire for long haul, over the highway operations. The M157 is U.S. EPA SmartWay verified and features Toyo Tires' proprietary e-balance technology.

Interest in Truck and SUVs Remained Strong in July

ATLANTA - In July, shoppers continued to show interest in big trucks and SUVs despite relatively high gas prices, and the production shortages for new cars coupled with continued short supply of quality used cars have pushed asking prices higher across new, used, and Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicles.

DTE Energy Takes Delivery of Ford Transit Connect Electric Vans

DETROIT – Utility company DTE Energy received four Transit Connect Electric vans at its headquarters in downtown Detroit.

PHH Arval Launches Equipment Rental Services

SPARKS, MD - The service is designed for fleets that need help securing and/or managing storage trailers, construction trailers, forklifts, lift trucks, aerial lifts or other material handling equipment for projects in the U.S.

Work Truck Show 2012 Opens Earlier to Give Attendees More Time to Explore

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - In response to demand from attendees and exhibitors, show floor hours for The Work Truck Show in 2012 will be extended.

Mitchell 1 Adds 2010 Emission Engine Repair Information to Online Programs

POWAY, CA - Mitchell 1, a Snap-on Company, is currently updating its online programs, Tractor-Trailer.net, Medium-Duty.net, and Repair-Connect.net, to now include diagnostic and repair information for 2010 engines designed to meet new EPA emissions standards.

Pest Control Leader Gains 100 Miles More Per Tank of Fuel with inthinc tiwiPro

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - Al Formella, VP of operations for McCall Service, was concerned about the rising fuel and maintenance costs for his fleet of 100 service vehicles. McCall Service installed inthinc tiwiPro across all five of the company's divisions over the course of six weeks.

Two New V-6 Engines Dominate Ford F-150 Sales

DEARBORN, MI - With its powerful and fuel-efficient 3.5L twin-turbocharged V-6 engine, the 365-horsepower Ford F-150 EcoBoost is outselling all other competitive six-cylinder trucks combined.

Austin-Based Company Chooses Propane Autogas for Fleet

LIVONIA, MI - ROUSH CleanTech welcomes Austin Gutter King to the growing number of businesses making the commitment in 2011 to power up their fleets with a clean alternative to imported fuel.

VIDEO: How to Drive With and Around Cyclists

This video from a company called Road ID clarifies the rights that cyclists have on the road and what drivers need to be aware of to maneuver around them safely.

Call for Sustainability All Stars Nominations

TORRANCE, CAGreen Fleet magazine is looking for nominations of individuals who have made significant contributions to environmental sustainability in the fleet industry.

White House Sets Fuel-Economy Targets for Heavy-Duty & Vocational Vehicles

WASHINGTON - The new fuel-economy and emissions standards will go into effect beginning in MY-2014.

The FJ Cruiser carries over virtually unchanged for 2012. It will have an MSRP ranging from $25,990 for the 4x2 equipped with a five-speed automatic transmission to $27,580 for the 4x4 V6 automatic reflecting an increase of $200, or 0.7 percent.

Toyota Announces Retail Prices for Highlander & FJ Cruiser Models

TORRANCE, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., announced manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser sport utility vehicle (SUV), and the Highlander and Highlander Hybrid SUV.

Phillips Industries Receives DTNA Masters of Quality Award

For the third time, Phillips Industries has been selected to receive the Daimler Trucks North America Masters of Quality Award.

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.





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