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Cummins Receives EPA Certification for ISX15 Engine

COLUMBUS, IN – Cummins Inc. announced that it has received certification for its ISX15 engine from the U.S. EPA, meeting both the agency's 2013 regulations and the new greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency rules that will take effect in 2014.

Nine Nominated for 2013 National Truck of the Year

McLEAN, VA – The American Truck Dealers (ATD) announced the nine nominees for the 2013 ATD Commercial Truck of the Year, a national award recognizing the top truck entries in the heavy- and medium-duty categories.

Next Generation Silverado Undergoing Final Validation

DETROIT – GM engineers are conducting the final validation of the next generation Silverado light-duty pickups. The new Silverado will start production in 2013.

Greenkraft Obtains CARB Certificate/EO for 2012 General Motors 4.8L V-8 in Natural Gas

SANTA ANA, CA -- The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has issued an Executive Order (EO) on Greenkraft Inc’s 2012 dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems on General Motors 14,000 lbs. GVRW and above 4.8L V-8 engine.

Significant features include available Hill Descent Control, segment-first HID headlamps, and segment-exclusive power-folding and telescoping trailer tow mirrors.

Ford Debuts 2013 F-150 King Ranch in Texas

DALLAS – The 2013 Ford F-150 King Ranch was debuted at the 2012 State Fair of Texas. The new model is available with a 5.0L V-8 or 3.5L EcoBoost engine, and achieves 11,300 lbs. of trailer towing capability, according to Ford.

The HHVs in Baltimore will be deployed immediately, while the vehicles in Atlanta will be introduced before the end of 2012.

UPS to Add 40 Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles to its Fleet

BALTIMORE – UPS announced it will deploy 20 hydraulic hybrid vehicles in Baltimore and 20 in Atlanta. Developed by Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation and Parker Hannifin Corporation, the vehicles are expected to improve fuel economy up to 35 percent.

Beaty Joins CALSTART as Vice President

PASADENA, CA – Kevin Beaty joins CALSTART as a vice president and director of its high-efficiency truck program. Prior to joining CALSTART, Beaty worked for Eaton Corporation.

The new Silverado will start production in 2013.

Next-Generation Silverado Undergoing Final Validation

DETROIT – Engineers are conducting the final validation of the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado light-duty pickups, according to GM.

Cummins Receives EPA Certification for ISX15 Engine

COLUMBUS, IN – Cummins has received certification for its ISX15 engine from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), meeting both the EPA 2013 regulations and the new greenhouse gas (GHG) and fuel-efficiency rules that will take effect in 2014.

The partnership between Hino Trucks and Morgan Corporation is designed to provide customers a 21-day turnaround from chassis or order receipt on stocked trucks.

Hino’s New Partnership to Provide Faster Turnaround on Freight Van Bodies

NOVI, MI – Hino Trucks has partnered with Morgan Corporation on a quick delivery, dry freight van body program for its conventional trucks. The new program is designed to have a 21-day turnaround from chassis or order receipt on stocked trucks.

Williams Innovations Rolls Out Teleswivel Hitch Systems At Sunbelt Rentals

DURHAM, NC – Sunbelt Rentals is fielding TeleSwivel brand proximity hitches to all of its vehicles that tow trailers, starting with hitch adapters on new pick-up trucks for managers and sales reps and receiver hitches in new roll back, stake body, and service trucks.

Alcoa Study: Forged Aluminum Wheels Cut Commercial Carbon Footprints

CLEVELAND – Alcoa released the findings of a peer-reviewed life cycle assessment (LCA) which concludes that Alcoa aluminum wheels substantially cut the carbon footprint of commercial vehicles.

Ram's Halo Truck Line Offers New, Exclusive Features

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Ram’s halo truck line focuses on best-in-class capability and best-in-class total cost of ownership. For 2013, the new Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab trucks also receive an all-new interior, the latest infotainment technology and exclusive upfit solutions.

Ford to Extend ‘We Own Work’ Campaign Across Entire F-Series Line

DALLAS – To tell the F-150 story, Ford is extending its “We Own Work” campaign across the F-Series lineup, inviting social engagement by providing an online forum for hard-working, hard-playing owners to share their F-150 stories and recognize their collective contributions.

Qualcomm’s TT210 Offers Enhanced Capabilities for Better Trailer Management

Qualcomm Incorporated, a provider of integrated wireless systems, applications and services to transportation and logistics companies, announced the release of its latest edition of Trailer Tracks 210 (TT210).

The Great GOJO Giveaway U.S. Fall Promo Underway

THE GREAT GOJO GIVEAWAY fall promotion from GOJO Industries, Inc. has kicked off for U.S. employees in the automotive, construction, manufacturing, mining, and utilities industries.

Walter Surface Technologies headquarters.

Walter Celebrates 60 Years of Surface Treatment Technologies

When Walter J. Somers and a few colleagues opened the first office in the Montreal region in 1952, they took the first steps on a new and unfamiliar path.

KIOTI Tractor Announces 5-Year Warranty on CS2410 Subcompact Tractor

KIOTI Tractor announced an exclusive opportunity to receive a complementary, five-year KIOTI Tractor warranty with the purchase of their new CS2410 subcompact tractor.

XRS Corporation Announces Winner of Xtra Mile Award

MINNEAPOLIS - XRS Corporation celebrated National Truck Driver Appreciation Week with the Xtra Mile Award to recognize a driver who has gone above and beyond.

J.D. Power and Associates: Medium-Duty Truck Fuel Efficiency Improves

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA - Although reported fuel economy and quality improve for medium-duty trucks, the impact on satisfaction with new engines meeting the 2010 EPA emission regulations is negligible even as fuel prices rise.

Is Your Fleet One of the Top 100 Commercial Truck Fleets?

TORRANCE, CA - Does your fleet operate more than 500 trucks, or has your fleet composition or size changed recently? Let us know!

Navistar Shutting Down Workhorse as Part of Cost-Cutting

UNION CITY, IN - Workhorse Custom Chassis is going out of business and is due to shut down in October.

Branches will start getting the Tacomas delivered in January 2013, and it will take until 2015 to complete the transition. Orkin plans to lease a total of about 5,000 Tacomas. Current Rangers will be sold as their lease term expires.

Orkin Announces Replacement for Ford Ranger

Orkin, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rollins Inc., announced it has chosen the Toyota Tacoma to replace its fleet of Ford Rangers.

Black Book Says Pace of Car Price Declines Picks Up; Trucks Show Opposite Pricing Momentum

GAINESVILLE, GABlack Book reported that resale values declines in the car segment have become increasingly large since April, though the truck segment, on the other hand, has seen price drops slow.

UD Trucks to End Production in U.S.

GREENSBORO, NC – UD Trucks will cease production of its cab-over-engine trucks in the U.S. market by the end of calendar year 2012, according to a company spokesperson.


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