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Top 10 News Items from 2012

TORRANCE, CA - Vehicle launches and information seemed to be the most popular news items on Work Truck's website in 2012, with a few executive announcements in the mix as well.

Top 5 Photo Galleries from 2012

TORRANCE, CA - It's been a crazy year in the truck fleet industry, with tons of events and vehicle launches. Take a look at our most popular photo galleries from 2012, there might be something you missed!

Hankook Appoints New President of Hankook Tire America Corp.

WAYNE, NJ – Hankook Tire announced that it has appointed Byeong Jin Lee as its new President of Hankook Tire America Corp., effective Jan. 1, 2013.

With the intent of diversifying their stock to offer a wider range of equipment to customers, H&M Equipment became a KIOTI dealer.

KIOTI Tractor Spotlights H&M Equipment as Standout Dealer

AMSTERDAM, NY – For more than 55 years, H&M Equipment has been a household name in Amsterdam, NY, most well known for being a family-run operation.

U.S. Department of Transportation Orders LEX Express, Inc. to Shut Down

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today ordered passenger carrier LEX Express, Inc. (DBA Lincolnland Express) of Champaign, Ill., to shut down its operations.

Historic Continental Dealers Add ContiLifeCycle Retreads

FORT MILL, SC - Three commercial locations from the former Tallmadge Tire dealer group in central New York have entered into a partnership and are selling ContiLifeCycle retreads produced by G&G Tire.

Auto Truck Group Celebrates the Holiday Season by Giving Back

BARTLETT, IL - Auto Truck Group, an upfitter specializing in the design, manufacture and installation of truck equipment, in an effort to give back to the communities that have contributed to their success, is involved in several community initiatives this holiday season.

PHILLIPS

Yokohama Commercial Tire Year-in-Review

FULLERTON, CA – What a difference a year makes: According to Rick Phillips, Yokohama Tire Corporation’s director of commercial sales, 2012 could not have contrasted any more from 2011.

National Biodiesel Board Joins Diesel Technology Forum

WASHINGTON – The National Biodiesel Board is the newest allied member of the Diesel Technology Forum, a non-profit organization that promotes the use of the most modern clean diesel technologies in the United States.

GM Recalls 2010 Through 2012 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon

DETROIT – General Motors is recalling 118,800 2010 – 2012 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon vehicles manufactured between November 9, 2009 and August 28, 2012 due to these vehicles potentially missing a secondary hood latch.

The Auto Truck Group collected donations for Toys for Tots and other local charities during the holiday season.

Auto Truck Group Celebrates the Season by Giving Back

Bartlett, IL – Auto Truck Group,in an effort to give back to the communities that have contributed to their success, is involved in several community initiatives this holiday season.

Navistar Names Mooney to Lead Integrated Product Development

LISLE, IL – Navistar International Corporation announced the appointment of Dennis "Denny" Mooney as group vice president, global product development. Mooney succeeds Ramin Younessi, who is leaving Navistar to pursue other opportunities.

The Lighter Side of Fleet: GE Unveils New and Improved Delivery Vehicle for Santa

NISKAYUNA, NY, and NORTH POLE, TOP OF THE WORLD – Just in time for Christmas, a team of GE scientists and engineers have introduced several new features to Santa’s delivery vehicle aka Santa's sleigh. The updated sleigh incorporates a number of new technologies that will make Santa’s travels greener, faster, and much more efficient, according to GE.

'Work Truck' Takes a Tour of Greenkraft Inc

SANTA ANA, CA – "Work Truck" recently had a chance to tour the Greenkraft Inc. facility in Santa Ana, Calif., and learn more about the company’s operations.

The new Telogis Driver Scorecard report.

Telogis' Fleet 10, Features Updated Safety and Fuel Monitoring, New Mobile App, and New Reports

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Fleet 10's new features include Telogis’ Driver Scorecard, designed to improve driver safety; the Telogis Supervisor app for smartphones and tablets; and next-generation fuel card monitoring technology, among others.

Hino Motors Recalling More Than 35,000 Trucks

WASHINGTON – Hino Motors Sales U.S.A. is recalling more than 35,000 2005-2013 model-year medium-duty trucks because an electrical system issue may pose a fire risk, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported.

EARWOOD

KIOTI Tractor Names Douglas Earwood Director of Sales and Marketing

WENDELL, NC – KIOTI Tractor, a Division of Daedong-USA, Inc., is pleased to welcome Douglas Earwood as Director of Sales and Marketing.

FMCSA Orders Ben Gordon Enterprises LLC d.b.a. Gordon’s Tree Service to Shut Down

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Ben Gordon Enterprises LLC d.b.a. Gordon's Tree Service of Slidell, La., to immediately cease all transportation services based on serious safety violations that pose an imminent hazard to public safety.

Idle Free Systems signs Utah-based Dealer

SALT LAKE CITY - Mountain West Truck Center, the largest Volvo and Mack truck dealer in the intermountain west, has signed an agreement to sell, install and service Idle Free electric APUs.

Stertil-Koni Launches Major Initiative to Spur Certified Lift Inspector Program Participation

STEVENSVILLE, MD - Heavy duty lift leader Stertil-Koni announced that it has initiated a major new program among its distributor network to boost enrollment and participation in the recently launched Lift Inspector Certification Program, designed and run by the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI).

SCHROEDER

Jasper Announces Leadership Changes

JASPER, IN - Jasper Engines & Transmissions announced changes within the company’s leadership positions.

Nissan NV Powers LA Mobile Edit Suite

LOS ANGELES – PrePost Data runs its entire mobile unit out of a Nissan NV 2500 High Roof, performing work that requires the company to be constantly on the move.

2014 4.3L V-6 EcoTec3 AFM VVT DI (LV3) for Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.<br />

Trio of New EcoTec3 Engines Powers Silverado and Sierra

DETROIT – The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 will deliver more power, more torque and improved fuel efficiency, thanks in part to a trio of all-new EcoTec3 engines designed specifically for the needs of full-size truck customers.

The Haas VF-6 CNC machine has the ability to machine the surface of an engine block as well as the cylinders.

JASPER’s CNC Machine Makes for Efficient Diesel Remanufacturing

JASPER, IN - For many years, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines have made for efficient remanufacturing within various departments at Jasper Engines & Transmissions.

The vans are the latest contribution by Chevrolet, General Motors and the GM Foundation to Sandy relief efforts that now total more than $2.8 million.

Chevrolet Donates 24 Express Vans to Habitat for Humanity

ATLANTA – Two dozen Express vans were donated by Chevrolet to Habitat for Humanity in storm-ravaged New York and New Jersey.

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