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Reducing Diesel Truck Fuel Costs During Summer Months

ST. LOUIS - Diesel fuel is one of the top expenses in the trucking and fleet maintenance industry. However, there are some important steps can be taken, especially during the hot summer months, to stretch fuel efficiency.

Navistar's PARTSMART Parts to be Sold Via Amazon.com

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar Parts now offers customers the option to order PARTSMART parts leveraging the powerhouse infrastructure of Amazon.com.

Hino Trucks Approves Use of B-20 Biodiesel

Hino Trucks’ complete product line of Class 4 and 5 cabover, and Class 6 and 7 conventional trucks are now approved to use up to B-20 biodiesel.

The 2011 Ram 1500 Express.

U.S. News & World Report Names 2011 Ram 1500 Best Full-Size Pickup

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Among the eight pickup trucks listed in the article, the Ram 1500 achieved the highest score.

Waste Management Adds 1,000th Natural Gas Truck to Fleet

CARSON, CA - The company celebrated delivery of its 1,000 natural gas vehicle at its property in Carson, Calif. with Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster starting up the new recycling truck.

ALLDATA Expands Database of Manufacturers' Automotive Repair Information

ELK GROVE, CA - ALLDATA LLC, significant updates to its OE information database. In May 2011, repair information was updated for 118 vehicle models.

Goodyear Closes Tennesse Plant

UNION CITY, TN - The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced it has ceased production at its tire manufacturing facility in Union City, Tenn.

Betts Spring Expands Spraydown Distribution to Trailer Market

FRESNO, CA - Betts Spring Company (www.bettsspring.com) has expanded its strategic alliance with Crane Plastics to now include the exclusive distribution rights of Spraydown Aero Guard Systems to North American trailer manufacturers and aftermarket distributors.

NTEA Requalifies 54 Member Companies Through Member Verification Program

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Through its Member Verification Program (MVP), the NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, has requalified 54 member companies and approved two new member companies for their commitment to safety and quality standards.

Tom Marty, Mid-State Truck, Plover, Wis.

Navistar Service Technicians Compete at Service-Technician Rodeo

SCHAUMBURG, IL - Tom Marty and Luc Ouellet took home the "Top Service Technician" Awards at the 2011 Navistar Service-Technician Rodeo after going head-to-head with ten other commercial bus and service technicians in a series of simulations designed to test technical skills and speed.

Tom Linebarger and Tim Solso.

Solso to Retire as Cummins Chairman & CEO, Linebarger to Assume Leadership

COLUMBUS, IN - The Board of Directors of Cummins Inc. announced the retirement of Tim Solso, 64, the Company's chairman and CEI since 2000. Solso will be succeeded by Tom Linebarger, Cummins president and COO as of Jan. 1, 2012.

TravelCenters of America to Accept Voyager Fuel Payment Cards

MINNEAPOLIS and WESTLAKE, OHIO - U.S. Bank has reached agreement with TravelCenters of America, LLC (TA) for TA to accept Voyager Fleet Systems fuel payment cards.

DTNA to Provide Finanancing to Mitsubishi Fuso Truck Dealers & Customers

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI and LOGAN TWP., N.J. - Daimler Truck Financial (DTF) announced it has reached an agreement with Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America (MFTA) to begin providing financial products and services for more than 175 MFTA dealers and their customers in the United States.

Ford Selects Telogis to Power Next-Gen Crew Chief Offering

DEARBORN, MI - Users of Ford Crew Chief, powered by Telogis, are improving fuel efficiency for their fleets by up to 20 percent through better management of vehicle diagnostics, location, and driver behavior.

Navistar Donates Vehicle to Assist in Alabama Rebuilding Efforts

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar continues to show its commitment to the communities it serves by donating a used step van valued at $20,000 to HERO (Hale Empowerment and Revitalization Organization, Inc.) in Hale County, Ala.

Venchurs Unveils Newest XPLORE Jeep Grand Cherokee

ADRIAN, MI - Venchurs unveiled the newest XPLORE Adventure Series vehicle at its headquarters in Adrian, Mich. The XPLORE Grand Cherokee is a hand-built, special edition Jeep for enthusiasts.

Work Truck magazine Associate Publisher Robert Brown (second from r.) presents the Ram Chassis Cab team with the 2011 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award. From left, Joe Veltri, Vice President -- Product Planning; Fred Diaz, President and CEO Ram Truck Brand and Head of National Sales; and Scott Kunselman, Senior Vice President -- Engineering. Shown in back is the 2011 Ram 4500 Chassis Cab.

2012 Ram Chassis Cab Trucks Get Increased Capabilities

AUBURN HILLS, MI - 2012 Ram 4500 and 5500 medium-duty (Class 4 and 5) Chassis Cab commercial trucks are available with an optional 30,000-lb. gross combined weight rating (GCWR), an increase from 26,000 lbs.

Mastercraft Tire Promotion Gives Back $50

FINDLAY, OHIO - Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. launched its Mastercraft "Summer of $avings" rebate promotion July 1, which ends Aug. 31.

Bridgestone Americas Raises Truck Tire Prices

NASHVILLE, TN - Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC is raising Bridgestone and Firestone truck tire prices effective immediately, according to news from Modern Tire Dealer.

Nissan Increases MSRP for 2012-MY NV Commercial Van Lineup

Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) announced an interim pricing increase on 2012 Nissan NV commercial van models sold in the United States, effective immediately.

Navistar Donates Vehicle to Assist In Alabama Rebuilding Efforts

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar is donating a used step van to the Hale Empowerment and Revitilization Organization in Hale County, Ala.

BrightFleet.com Publishes White Paper on the Risks Associated with Driving a 15-Passenger Van

ORLANDO, FL - BrightFleet.com, a hazard perception evaluation and risk mitigation website, published a white paper "15-Passenger Van Safety," describing the inherent safety hazards associated with 15-passenger vans and how drivers can mitigate the risk of a collision with the proper preparation and training.

Cummins Onan Offers Apple iPad 2 as Prize in Photo Contest for Commercial Vehicles

MINNEAPOLIS - Cummins Onan has launched a contest to encourage people to submit photos of their commercial vehicles that use a Cummins Onan generator. The contest, which runs from May 20 through July 20, 2011, is offering an Apple iPad 2 as the prize for the best photo submitted.

Navistar Names Jim Spangler Chief Communications Officer

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar, Inc. announced that Jim Spangler has been named Chief Communications Officer and will lead the company's Corporate Communications globally.

Mid-Atlantic States' Unique Plan to Replace Dirtiest Trucks

COLLEGE PARK, MD - Four Mid-Atlantic States are teaming up to offer one of the nation's most generous programs aimed at replacing old, highly polluting trucks.





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