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Truckload Driver Turnover Edges Upward for Large Truck Fleets

ARLINGTON, VA – After a one quarter reprieve, the annualized turnover rate for large truckload fleets rose slightly in the first quarter of 2012 while small truckload fleets saw a tremendous surge in turnover, according to Bob Costello, American Trucking Associations (ATA) chief economist.

Technology in the Truck: Changing the Game

SCHAUMBURG, IL - Automating can seem overwhelming — something only the “big boys” do. Today, technology innovation has put automation within the reach of any carrier.

Lake Michigan Mailers to Convert Service Fleet to accept LPG and Gasoline

KALAMAZOO, MI, and SOUTH BEND, IN – Lake Michigan Mailers, Inc. announced that it will begin converting its service vehicle fleet to run on both liquefied propane gas (LPG) also known as propane autogas and gasoline.

Aura Receives $420,000 Order for All-Electric Transport Refrigeration

EL SEGUNDO, CA – Aura Systems, Inc. announced that it received approximately $420,000 in orders for its all-electric transport refrigeration systems for mid-size trucks from one customer.

Call for Sustainability All-Star Nominations

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

Healthy Lifestyles Promoted by Pilot Flying J, Truckers to Triathletes

KNOXVILLE, TN – As part of its commitment to better health, Pilot Flying J is teaming up with Truckers to Triathletes (T2T) to help support professional drivers to maintain healthy lifestyles.

Isuzu NPR

Isuzu Visits Work Truck Magazine

TORRANCE, CA – Representatives of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America (ICTA) visited Work Truck magazine recently, arriving, appropriately enough, in an Isuzu NPR truck.

Jasper Innovative Solutions Receives 2011 USPS Supplier Excellence Award

JASPER, IN - Jasper Innovative Solutions has been selected as a winner in the Supplier Excellence Award Category of the 2011 USPS Supplier Performance Award Program

Continental Submits Retreads for SmartWay Verification

FORT MILL, SC - Continental Tire the Americas, LLC’s Commercial Vehicle Tire business unit has submitted two retread tire products for verification as low rolling resistance technologies, under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Transport Partnership’s new performance standards.

MACK TerraPro Cabover

Mack Showcases Natural Leadership in Gas

GREENSBORO, NC – Mack Trucks, a longtime leader in diesel-powered refuse vehicles, is now leading the pack in natural gas, with three natural gas-powered MACK TerraPro models – two Cabover and one Low Entry.

PHH FirstFleet Hires New VP of Sales

SPARKS, MD – PHH Arval announced that it has hired Mike Quimby as vice president of sales for PHH FirstFleet, the truck and equipment division of PHH Arval.

U.S. Truck Market Posts Biggest Gain of Year

Makers of medium- and heavy-duty trucks notch their biggest year-over-year increase in U.S. sales so far this year, as volume of 28,437 units in April marked a 38.9-percent rise from like-2011, according to research by WardsAuto.com.

Fleet Financing Resources Names Ray Rivera Senior Finance Officer, Commercial Trucks

RIVERSIDE, CA - Fleet Financing Resources, LLC. (FFR), a boutique style lender providing titled vehicle financing, has named Ray Rivera as senior finance officer, commercial trucks.

Ford Offers New F-150 Special Service Vehicle Package

DEARBORN, MI - The package will be available for SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations, 4x2 and 4x4 models, and will offer a choice of 5.0L V-8 or 3.5L EcoBoost engines.

VDO ‘Fires Up’ Summer Promo, Will Award Kindle Fire Tablets

ALLENTOWN, PA – Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket, manufacturer and supplier of VDO OE-engineered instrumentation and replacement parts for the car and truck enthusiast market, has launched its VDO Fired Up! Summer Sweepstakes.

Idle Free Systems Doubles Manufacturing Space

MADISON, WI – Exponential growth at Idle Free Systems, a manufacturer of auxiliary power units (APUs) for trucks and school buses, has meant the company needs to double its manufacturing space, according to the company.

Zipvan Launches in Toronto

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Joining locations in Boston, Chicago, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the District of Columbia, Zipcar, Inc. announced Toronto with the launch of the "Zipvan" cargo van service in Toronto.

ALTe Powertrain Technologies Pledges ‘Commitment to Action’

CHICAGO – ALTe Powertrain Technologies, developer of a range-extended plug-in electric hybrid powertrain for light commercial fleet vehicle applications, announced that it has created a Commitment to Action as part of the recent Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting.

TA fueling station

TravelCenters of America to Add 200 U.S. LNG Fuel Lanes

HOUSTON – Shell and its affiliates have signed a memorandum of understanding with TravelCenters of America LLC to sell liquefied natural gas to heavy-duty road transport customers in the US through TA's existing nationwide network of full-service fueling centers.

Navistar Announces Management Reorganization, Second Quarter Results

LISLE, IL – Navistar International Corporation announced a management realignment designed to give further momentum to its strategy of great products, competitive cost and profitable growth, according to the company.

JASPER has switched to a new balancer made by Hines Industries.

Jasper Revamps Transmission Converter Balancing

JASPER, IN - Jasper Engines & Transmissions has updated its process of balancing torque converters.

U.S. Department of Transportation Orders Judson Mobley Logging, Inc. to Shut Down

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Georgia-based Judson Mobley Logging, Inc. to immediately cease all transportation services, declaring the truck company an imminent hazard to public safety.

Pep Boys Relaunches Fleet Services Program

PHILADELPHIA – With more than 700 locations across the country, The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack announced an expansion of its business with the formal relaunch of its dedicated fleet services program.

(L-R) Tony Brown, group vice president, global purchasing, Ford Motor Company; Bryan Woo, vice president, Hankook Tire Global OE Division; Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Company; Raj Nair, vice president of engineering, Global Product Development, Ford Motor Company.

Hankook Tire Receives World Excellence Award from Ford Motor Company

WAYNE, NJ – Hankook Tire, the seventh-largest and one of the fastest growing tire companies in the world was recently recognized with a World Excellence Award as an outstanding global supplier by the Ford Motor Company.

G&K Services Launches Pilot Program to Test Hybrid Electric Delivery Trucks

MINNEAPOLIS – G&K Services, Inc. has launched a pilot program to test hybrid-electric trucks in its fleet of delivery vehicles. The company placed hybrid-electric diesel step vans into services in its locations in Northern California.

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