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Atlas Highlights Differences in State Driving Laws

EVANSVILLE, IN — Atlas Van Lines, is spreading the word on driving laws concerning distracted driving and passenger safety.

Truck Drivers Hitch Their Success to Mobile Technologies

LOS ANGELES, CA – Things are looking up for the trucking industry. The American Trucking Associations anticipates that U.S. companies will bring on nearly 100,000 new drivers each year, for the next 10 years.

Tow Trucks Helping Distressed Motorists In Storm-Ravaged New York, New Jersey

MEDFORD, MA - Tow truck drivers up and down the East Coast came to the aid of their fuel-starved brethren in New York and New Jersey this past week by creating a supply line of diesel and gasoline to keep local tow providers responding to distressed motorists in storm-damaged areas.

Jerry Cortese, director of sales-western region for Auto Truck Group.

Auto Truck Group Hires New Director of Sales for the Western Region

BARTLETT, IL — Auto Truck Group has hired Jerry Cortese to the position of Director of Sales-Western Region. Former Director of Sales-Western Region, Matt McGowan, has accepted the position of Director of Sales-Eastern Region for Auto Truck Group.

ARI celebrated the grand opening of its Houston Call Center on November 9, 2012.<br />

ARI Celebrates Grand Opening of Its Houston Call Center

HOUSTON - This is the sixth ARI call center in North America and it will help support ARI’s continued commitment to superior customer service in every aspect of its business.

Terex Services North America Formed

REDMOND, WA – Terex Corporation (TEX) announced today that it will leverage the combined strengths of Terex Equipment Services (TES) and Crane America Services (CAS) to form the new service provider: Terex Services North America.

Trimble Takes Driver Safety to the Next Level

LAS VEGAS – Trimble announced that it has released new enhancements to the Trimble GeoManager Driver Safety solution, allowing field service organizations to more easily manage and communicate behaviors that influence driver and vehicle safety.

Powertrain Integration, Triad Services Group Form Partnership

MADISON HEIGHTS, MI – Powertrain Integration, LLC (PI) and Triad Services Group, LLC (Triad) have entered into a partnership to provide total vehicle services.

Navman Wireless Plans New Add-on for FMCSA Compliance

GLENVIEW, IL – Navman Wireless USA announced an agreement with Innovative Software Engineering (ISE) that will equip fleet managers using the Navman Wireless OnlineAVL2 fleet tracking system.

GMC and Chevrolet Bi-Fuel Pickups Available for Order

DETROIT – Production of the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra 2500 HD bi-fuel pickup trucks is underway in Fort Wayne, Ind. The pickups are available for order by fleet and retail customers through Chevrolet and GMC dealers.

Lighter Side of Fleet: Pro Bass Anglers Create the Ultimate Fishing Tundra

TORRANCE, CA — Bassmaster Elite Series pro angler Britt Myers knows a thing or two about bass fishing. The result is the "Ultimate Fishing Tundra."

Chevy Silverado teaser photo.

Next Generation Silverado to Debut in December

DETROIT – Chevrolet will take the wraps off the all-new Silverado 1500 full-size pickup on Dec. 13 at a special event in the Detroit area.

Hino Trucks Approved for California Hybrid Truck & Bus Voucher Incentive Project

NOVI, MI – Hino Trucks’ 2013-MY Class 5 195h diesel electric cab-over has been approved by the California Air Resources Board and is eligible for the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP).

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. Delivers 40 Hydraulic Hybrid Tech Vehicles to UPS

GAFFNEY, SC – Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC), continuing to expand its presence within the alternative fuel walk-in van market segment, is delivering 40 hydraulic hybrid power walk-in vans to UPS.

US Labor Department Settles Whistleblower Case with Tennessee Trucking Company

WASHINGTON - The Department of Labor has settled its whistleblower case against Brush Creek-based trucking company Mark Alvis Inc.

Losses to Trucking from Sandy Will be Recouped in Future

CHICAGO - Hurricane Sandy hit a region that's both densely populated and important economically. According to IHS Global Insight, the initial estimate of economic losses are in the $30-$50 billion range. However, some trucking companies may see a boost in both the near term and longer term.

KIOTI Tractor Spotlights Profile Tractor & Equipment as Standout Dealer

MACHIAS, ME – The wide range of customer needs in the local area has made a partnership with KIOTI Tractor the perfect match for Profile Tractor & Equipment, due to the vast capabilities and versatility of every piece of KIOTI equipment.

Ingersoll Rand Announces ‘Teach the Tech’ Contest

ANNANDALE, NJ — In exchange for their words of wisdom, technicians will have a chance to win a new W5130 3/8" mid-torque cordless Impactool from Ingersoll Rand.

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Makowsky Named 2012 Mitchell 1 Educator of the Year

POWAY, CA – Michael Makowsky of Oakville, Conn. was named the Mitchell 1 2012 Educator of the Year during North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) conference held recently at Tyler Junior College.

ATDynamics Expands Production of Fuel Saving Aerodynamics Equipment

HAYWARD, CA - ATDynamics, a global supplier of semi-trailer rear-drag aerodynamics technology, announced it has completed the relocation of its headquarters and operations to a larger manufacturing and assembly facility in Hayward, Calif.

Rappahannock Goodwill Industries Implements FleetCommander

CHANTILLY, VA - Rappahannock Goodwill Industries has selected FleetCommander fleet and motor pool software to manage its fleet of sedans, box trucks, trailers, and tractor-trailers.

The Lighter Side of Fleet: The ‘Bridge of Death’

DURHAM, NC – A railroad trestle at Gregson and Peabody streets in Durham, N.C., has claimed an unprecedented number of fleet and other trucks over the years, earning it the ominous nickname the “Bridge of Death.”

U.S.-China Clean Truck Summit Scores Success

BEIJING – This past week, more than 120 attendees from U.S. and Chinese clean truck and bus technology companies took part in the first U.S.–China Clean Truck and Bus Summit in Beijing to help link U.S. firms with Chinese partners and increase exports.

Yokohama's Tire Tips: Winter Tires

FULLERTON, CA – Yokohama Tire Corporation has released its latest episode of “Tire Tips,” a consumer education video series. In the newest installment, the importance of winter tires and their proper application is covered.

Chevrolet Provides 50 Trucks, Storm Relief to Red Cross

DETROIT – Chevrolet donated 50 Silverado full-size pickup trucks and Express cargo vans to the American Red Cross for use in relief and recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy.

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