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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.

ARI Study Shows Fleet Need for Telematics

MT LAUREL, NJ – ARI found increasing driver productivity to be the most prevalent objective for utility fleet managers implementing GPS/telematics systems.

Yokohama Tire Corporation Names New President

FULLERTON, CA – Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) announced that Yasushi Tanaka will be the company’s new president and CEO, effective June 29. Tanaka succeeds Takao Oishi, who has been at the helm of YTC since April 2008.

Shipments Begin from Continental's Flat Tread Production Facility in Mexico

MORELIA, MICHOCAN - Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, has begun shipments of its flat precure treads from a new central manufacturing plant in Morelia, Mexico this month, with plans to eventually distribute the products throughout the Americas.

Omaha Standard PALFINGER Announces Several Organizational Initiatives

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA - Omaha Standard PALFINGER announced several organizational initiatives in support of the company's strategic initiatives and rapid growth.

Bestop Extends $100 Cash Back Rebate on PowerBoards

BROOMFIELD, CO - Bestop has extended its PowerBoard rebate through July 31. Consumers can get $100 back on any Bestop PowerBoard purchase. Submittals must be postmarked by August 31.

Southeastern Freight Lines Named Lowe's Platinum Carrier of the Year

LEXINGTON, SC - Southeastern Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, has been named Lowe's Platinum Carrier of the Year - the highest award designation possible for the home improvement retailer.

Remy International Formalizes Long-Term Supply Agreement With Odyne Systems LLC

PENDLETON, IN - Remy Electric Motors, LLC, North America's largest independent manufacturer of advanced electric propulsion motors, and Odyne Systems, LLC, a manufacturer of hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, have signed a long-term motor supply agreement.

Supreme Settles Litigation with The Armored Group

GOSHEN, IN - Supreme Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of specialized commercial vehicles, including truck bodies, shuttle buses, and armored vehicles settled its long-standing litigation with The Armored Group.

Quantum Receives Fleet Contract from Dow Chemical

IRVINE, CA - Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. announced it has received a contract to deliver 100-plus plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) pickup truck fleet vehicles powered to The Dow Chemical Company.

Last Chance! - Take Automotive Fleet's 2011 Personal Use Survey

TORRANCE, CA - Automotive Fleet needs your input! How does your company handle personal use of company-provided vehicles?

General Motors Arlington Assembly Plant employee Joe Gonzalez working on the line before the automaker's announcement.

GM to Invest $331 Million to Expand Plant for Future SUV Production

General Motors will add 110 jobs and invest $331 million to purchase tooling and equipment and expand the Arlington Assembly Plant to make future Chevrolet Tahoes, Suburbans, GMC Yukons, and Cadillac Escalades.

Fleet Advantage CEO John Flynn Named Finalist for Ernst & Young LLP Award

FT LAUDERDALE, FL - Ernst & Young LLP has announced that Fleet Advantage's CEO John Flynn is a finalist in the "Emerging" category of the company's awards competition, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011.

The CV-23's cost is comparable to the P70, according to UPS.

UPS Testing Composite Delivery Trucks

ATLANTA– UPS’s Automotive division is testing new CV-23 delivery truck prototypes it had custom built by working with Utlilimaster/Isuzu.

Federated Members Choose Federal-Mogul Outstanding Vendor of the Year

STAUNTON, VA - Federated Auto Parts recognized Federal-Mogul with its Outstanding Vendor of the Year Award for 2010.

Altec NUECO Announces Acquisition of Aerial Lift of Connecticut Assets

BIRMINGHAM, AL - Altec NUECO, a wholly owned subsidiary of Altec, Inc., announced that it has finalized the acquisition of certain assets of Aerial Lift of Connecticut, Inc. of Milford, Conn.

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