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Isuzu Commercial Trucks Now Powered by B-20 Biodiesel

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. (ICTA) has confirmed that all of its new 2011 and forward model year diesel engines, including its four popular N-Series truck models as well as the new Isuzu Reach commercial van, are compatible with use of up to 20 percent biodiesel blends (B20).

Alta Dena Dairy Expands SoCal Fleet with Ryder Natural Gas Trucks

MIAMI - Ryder System, Inc. announced delivery of five natural gas-fueled delivery vehicles to Dean Foods, Ryder’s first customer for natural gas commercial vehicles made available through Ryder’s agreement with the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) in Southern California.

One of FedEx Express' Sprinter vans along with a new Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. eCell all-electric vehicle.

FedEx Express Deploying 4,000 New Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

MEMPHIS, TN - The bulk of the new vehicles the company is placing into service are BlueTEC clean diesel Sprinter vans.

PHH FirstFleet Hosts 12th Annual Truck Conference

SPARKS, MD - PHH FirstFleet, the truck and equipment leasing division of PHH Arval, held its 2011 Truck Conference at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Seminole, Florida on May 11-12.

OnTerra Provides RouteSavvy to Global Dispatch

DENVER - OnTerra Systems announced that Global Dispatch (www.globaldispatch.aero) has subscribed to OnTerra's RouteSavvy Web Service, and achieved significant improvements to company operations and cost reductions as a result.

Comdata Offers Sleep Healthcare Solutions for Truck Drivers

BRENTWOOD, TN - Comdata Corporation launches a new set of regulatory compliance solutions that focus on the health of the truck drivers.

Navistar Awarded Diesel Re-Power Development Contract

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar, Inc. was awarded a development contract by the United States Postal Service (USPS) under which Navistar will engineer a diesel powertrain replacement for USPS delivery vehicles.

ARI Links Mobile Fleet Tools to New Fuel Site Locator

MT. LAUREL, NJ - ARI, Automotive Resources International announced the addition of the Fuel Site Locator to its mobile fleet tools, through its long-term partner Wright Express (WEX).

BAE Systems Launches HybriDrive Website

JOHNSON CITY, NY — BAE Systems has launched a website to showcase its HybriDrive family of hybrid-electric products at www.hybridrive.com.

A.R.E. Launches New Commercial Fleet Website

MASSILLON, OH - Available at www.4are.com/fleet, the new site provides detailed descriptions of the manufacturer's commercial products.

Monro Muffler Brake Completes Vespia Tire Centers Acquisition

ROCHESTER, NY - The 24 Vespia locations purchased expand Monro's footprint in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania, according to the company.

Yokohama Launches New ‘User-Centric’ Website

FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama Tire Corp.'s new website features an interactive driving style selector, product "hot spots," an area on the company's tire technology, and integrated social media.

One of UPS' package delivery trucks. (Photo courtesy of UPS.)

UPS Telematics Initiative Reduces Fuel Use, Allows for Conditions-Based PM Program

ATLANTA – UPS' telematics technology is capable of providing vast amounts of data about how the company's delivery trucks are operating.

Snap-On Discusses How to Choose a Floor Jack

KENOSHA, WI - To make the proper floor jack choice, you must first consider the vehicles that you will be working on.

Quigley Motor Company Announces Changes to Warranty Programs

MANCHESTER, PA - Quigley Motor Co., Inc. (QMCI) announced changes to its warranty programs. Starting with 2011 model-year GM products, the company will now carry a limited five-year/100,000-mile warranty on selected 4x4 powertrain components.

Yokohama Tire Corporation to Adjust Prices on All U.S. Commercial Truck Tires July 1

FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama Tire Corporation announced it will implement a price increase of an average of 8 percent on all of its light and medium commercial truck tires sold in the U.S., effective July1.

Mitsubishi Fuso Parent Company Receives Quality Certification

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America's parent company, and one of Asia's leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, announced its certification for the ISO/TS 16949 standard.

Roadrunner Shuttle Adopts ROUSH CleanTech Propane Autogas Technology

VENTURA, CA - California ground transportation company Roadrunner Shuttle and Limousine Service is driving 'green' airport service home as it becomes the first of its kind in Ventura County to adopt propane autogas as its alternative fuel of choice.

CEI Adds 30 Truck Repair Shops to its Managed Collision Support Network

TREVOSE, PA - The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI), a provider of fleet collision management services in the U.S. and Canada, expanded its repair network in 2011 by enrolling 30 new medium- and heavy-duty truck body shops in 11 states.

Clean Energy & Fair Oaks Dairy Affiliate to Build & Operate New CNG Fueling Station

SEAL BEACH, CA - Renewable Dairy Fuels has contracted with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to build and operate a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station (Fair Oaks Station) that will dispense CNG fuel to power the initial fleet of 42 CNG milk-hauling trucks that the dairy plans to deploy later this year.

Michelin & TIA Video Warns Techs of Truck Tire Hazards

GREENVILLE, SC - Michelin Americas Truck Tires (MATT) and the Tire Industry Association (TIA) have produced a comprehensive truck tire training video for fleet operators, tire shop managers and maintenance technicians.

Jasper Engines and Transmissions Completes Crawford County Expansion

JASPER, IN - Jasper Engines and Transmissions has completed its 41,488-square foot expansion to the Crawford County Facility, which began in September 2010.

Timken Names Michael Copeland Heavy-Duty Aftermarket Regional Manager

CANTON, OH - The Timken Company named Michael G. Copeland to regional sales manager of heavy-duty aftermarket for the Western area and Canada.

Ryder Acquires UK-Based Hill Hire

MIAMI - Hill Hire is a UK market provider of commercial truck leasing, rental and maintenance, with a solid base of contractual customers. The stock acquisition was completed on June 8.

Dow Chemical to Deploy 100 PHEV F-150 Pickups

MIDLAND, MI - Dow will deploy more than 100 Ford F-150 PHEV pickup trucks by the end of 2012, in the first phase of its fleet conversion.





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