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The Ram "Long Hauler" concept truck is designed for towing heavy trailers, long-distance driving, and use at work sites.

Ram Introduces New “Long Hauler” Class 5 Concept Truck

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Chrysler’s Ram brand introduced a new concept truck, the Ram “Long Hauler,” which is based on a Class 5 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab.

White Paper Available on Electronic Device Regulatory Compliance

ELKHART, IN - Xantrex Technology USA Inc. is offering a white paper, "Why is Regulatory Compliance Such a Big Deal?" The white paper covers what factors to consider when reviewing new electronic devices.

Fontaine Trailer’s flagship manufacturing facility in Haleyville, Ala., lost its roof and sustained structural damage in an April 27 tornado. The crumpled metal in the foreground of this photo was a portion of the facility’s roof.

MHT Companies Impacted by Tornadoes in Recovery Process

BIRMINGHAM, AL - Several Marmon Highway Technologies (MHT) companies in Alabama were impacted by the tornadoes that tore through the state on April 27. Repairs are underway, and three production lines were brought back into operation this week.

Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall on Certain RAV4 and Highlander Vehicles

TORRANCE, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., announced that it intends to conduct a voluntary Safety Recall involving certain 2007 through 2008 model-year RAV4 and certain 2008 Highlander and Highlander HV vehicles sold in the United States to replace the airbag sensor assembly.

Navistar Names New VP of Custom Products

WARRENVILLE, IL- Navistar, Inc. announced that William Osborne has been named vice president of Custom Products. In this role, Osborne will have accountability for Navistar's Monaco RV and Workhorse business units.

Yokohama Tire Corp. Wins Presidents’ Business Achievement Award by the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce

FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama Tire Corporation has been named recipient of the 2011 Presidents' Business Achievement Award by the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce, which annually recognizes businesses for their innovation, entrepreneurship and outstanding business citizenship.

GE Capital Survey Sees Positive Outlook for Trucking Industry

IRVING, TEXAS - Nearly three-quarters (71 percent) of rucking company executives surveyed by GE Capital, Transportation Finance expect business conditions to improve in 2011 but they are concerned about the impact of external and internal factors on their profit margins.

Isuzu family of trucks.

Isuzu Announces Advanced Telematics Technology in N-Series Trucks

ANAHEIM, CA - Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of low-cab-forward trucks, announced that it will offer Fleet Director, the state-of-the-art telematics system from Teletrac, Inc., as an option in its 2011 and 2012 model year N-Series trucks.

Federated customer Dave Cook, owner of Middlesex-based Dave's Towing, won a new Chevy Colorado truck as the grand prize winner of the Federated "Surf or Turf Sweepstakes."

Federated Customer Receives 'Surf or Turf Sweepstakes' Grand Prize

STAUNTON, VA- Residents of Middlesex, Pa. should not be surprised to see Federated customer Dave Cook, owner of Middlesex-based Dave's Towing, driving a brand new truck instead of one of his trusted tow trucks.

The Nissan NV200 will be the exclusive taxicab for New York City from 2013 to 2023.

Nissan NV200 Selected for NYC Taxi Fleet

NEW YORK CITY – The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) has selected the Nissan NV200 as the exclusive taxi of New York City beginning in late 2013.

ROUSH CleanTech Showing Propane-Powered Vehicles at ACT Expo in California

PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, MI - ROUSH CleanTech arrives in Long Beach this week to showcase the positive economics of propane autogas powered Ford work trucks, vans, and shuttles at the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo.

Bill Gibson Joins SCT Fleet Solutions

LONGWOOD, FL - SCT Fleet Solutions, a provider of fuel efficiency & safety solutions for the fleet industry, announced the appointment of William (Bill) D. Gibson to the position of Vice President, Sales and Marketing.

Xentx Lubricants Announces First Fleet-Wide Installation

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Green Planet Group, Inc., announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Xentx Lubricants began its first fleet-wide installation of its Xentx Diesel Fuel Additive.

Free Webinar on New EPA Rules for Generators on Commercial Vehicles

MINNEAPOLIS - Cummins Onan is offering a free Webinar about certain new emission regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Sacramento Food Truck Operators Face Restrictive City Ordinance

SACRAMENTO, CA - In Sacramento, food truck operators are facing challenges from local legislation that prevent them from doing business effectively.

Penske Logistics Earns ScottsMiracle-Gro Service Excellence Award

READING, PA - Penske Logistics has been honored by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company with the 2010 Outstanding Service Excellence Award, for its outstanding dedicated contract carriage services, both inbound and outbound.

LINE-X Hires New Financial Staff

HUNTSVILLE, AL - LINE-X Protective Coatings, a developer and provider of high performance protective coatings, announced the hiring of two new financial experts for the LINE-X corporate team.

Waltco Names Miller VP of Sales

TALLMADGE, OHIO - Waltco Lift Corp. has named Steve Miller to the position of vice president of sales. Miller brings extensive industry and sales experience to his new role.

BendPak's new facility.

BendPak Breaks Ground on New Manufacturing Complex

SANTA PAULA, CA - BendPak recently announced that after nearly three years of planning, construction has commenced on an all-new, $65 million, mega-sized manufacturing facility that will nearly double the size of their current manufacturing and administrative capacity.

Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall on Certain Tunda Trucks

TORRANCE, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc, announced it will conduct a voluntary safety recall on approximately 51,000, 2011 model-year Tundra trucks to inspect the rear drive shaft.

How Stressed Are Your Drivers?

TORRANCE, CA - Work Truck magazine wants to know what you think! Check out our new reader polls and provide your input. This week's poll: truck driver stress.

Bill Gibson to Retire from General Motors

DETROIT - Bill Gibson, director, sales for General Motors Fleet & Commercial Operations, will retire from GM effective April 30 after 38 years with the automaker.

PurePOWER Technologies Begins To Offer Lost Foam Casting Process

COLUMBIA, SC- PurePOWER Technologies LLC announced that it will begin using the ductile ironlost foam casting process in its foundry in Waukesha, Wis., this year.

Betts Spring Inks Long-Term Agreement with DTNA

FRESNO, CA - Betts Spring Company finalized a three-year renewable long-term agreement with Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) to supply Betts and Life-Time Fenders branded spray suppression products and other proprietary components manufactured to DTNA specifications.

MacLean

Auto Truck Group Names MacLean Director, Business Development

BARTLETT, IL - Industry veteran Brent MacLean joined Auto Truck Group, awork truck upfitter, as director, business development.





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