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Multi-Axle Vehicle Tolls to Rise July 1

OAKLAND, CA -- The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) has reminded drivers of big-rig trucks, cars, and trucks hauling trailers, and other vehicles or combinations with more than two axles that the second step in the two-phase toll increase approved in 2010 for multi-axle vehicles on Bay Area toll bridges takes effect July 1.

BBM Acquires Heavy Duty Trucking Magazine

TORRANCE, CA – Bobit Business Media (BBM) , the publisher of Fleet Financials, has acquired Newport Business Media’s publishing properties — Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT), TruckingInfo.com, Heavy Duty Aftermarket Journal, and Newport Poster Network.

MotorWeek Visits Delaware!

OWINGS MILLS, MD - This week’s Clean Cities Success Story takes us to Delaware and highlights the state’s truck stop electrification program.

Qualcomm Teams with InstallerNet to Support Nationwide Market Adoption of MCP50

SAN DIEGO, CA - Qualcomm Incorporated and InstallerNet Inc. announced a strategic installation program to make it easier for commercial fleets to adopt Qualcomm’s Mobile Computing Platform 50 (MCP50).

Penske and GE Capital Extend PTL Partnership to 2023

READING, PA – Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P. announced that it has completed a series of transactions that include $700 million of new equity investments from its existing partners, Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and General Electric Capital Corporation, and a new $1.0 billion five-year unsecured senior credit facility with a group of 17 financial institutions.

PHH Arval Launches Telecommunications and Utility Conference, Survey

SPARKS, MD – Recently unveiled at the inaugural PHH Arval Telecommunications and Utility Conference, a new company survey shows that fleet managers are primarily focused on fuel economy and green initiatives.

Announcing Quadrant Manager 9.5

BURNABY, BC - Quadrant Manager 9.5 introduces many new features and enhancements to existing features.

Milwaukee County Welcomes Odyne Plug-In Hybrid Systems

WAUKESHA, WI – Milwaukee County held a press conference at Rainbow Park in West Allis, Wis., showcasing four new bucket trucks featuring Odyne Hybrid Systems that were built by DUECO, Inc. of Waukesha.

Study: ‘California-Only’ Diesel Will Come at High Cost for State

SACRAMENTO, CA -- The California Trucking Association (CTA) released a study that shows significant job losses directly attributable to CARB fuel policies.

Will ‘Big Brother’ be Watching?

GRAIN VALLEY, MO – A new provision in the U.S. Senate’s highway transportation funding legislation, will add an expensive “big brother,” according to the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), who wants it removed from the Senate bill.

Quantum Receives New Orders for Natural Gas Heavy Duty Truck Fuel Storage Systems

IRVINE, CA -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. announced that it has received a new purchase order from a leading natural gas vehicle system integrator for supplying its industry-leading, ultra-lightweight high capacity carbon composite compressed natural gas (CNG) storage tanks for long-haul trucks.

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FleetRisk Advisors Visits Work Truck Magazine

TORRANCE, CA – Vikas Jain, VP & GM, QES Saas for FleetRisk Advisors/Syletcus, spent a few hours visiting the Bobit Business Media headquarters office, in Torrance, to provide an in-depth discussion and overview of the FleetRisk Advisors offerings.

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McGowan Named Auto Truck Group Director Sales, Western Region

BARTLETT, IL – Auto Truck Group, a provider of custom upfitted vehicles, announces the promotion of Matt McGowan as director sales, western region.

What Are Your Top Fleet Manager Traits?

TORRANCE, CA - Of the Top 50 Traits of a Great Fleet Manager recently identified by Automotive Fleet, what are the "top of the top"?

CEI to Exhibit at NPTC 2012 Show

TREVOSE, PA – The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) will be an exhibitor at the National Private Truck Council’s 2012 Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition.

Altec Announces Adjustments in Equipment Pricing

BIRMINGHAM, AL — Altec Industries, Inc., announced the implementation of an average price increase of approximately 4.5 percent, effective May 2012.

NTEA Announces Work Truck Show Dates in Indianapolis Through 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI — On the heels of two back-to-back record-breaking events in 2011 and 2012, NTEA has committed to holding The Work Truck Show at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN, through 2016.

Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Celebrates Grand Opening of Technical Training Facility

STAUNTON, VA – Federated Member Hovis Auto & Truck Supply celebrated the grand opening of its Hovis Technical Training Center with an open house at the Mercer, Pa., facility.

Jasper Engines & Transmissions Updates Chrysler 47RE/48RE Transmissions

JASPER, IN - Jasper Engines & Transmissions has made an update to the Chrysler 47RE/48RE transmissions commonly found in Dodge RAM pickups.

(L-R) Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president; MHC Kenworth - Kansas City executives Jeff Murphy, Reed Murphy III, Ken Hoffman, Tim Murphy and Mike Murphy; and Preston Feight, Kenworth assistant general manager - marketing and sales.

Kenworth Names First PACCAR MX Dealer of Year Award

KIRKLAND, WA - MHC Kenworth - Kansas City was named the first recipient of the new Kenworth PACCAR MX Dealer of the Year award for the United States and Canada at the annual Kenworth Dealer Meeting held recently in Columbus.

RTA Offers Truckers Retread Plant Tours

PACIFIC GROVE, CA - The Retread Tire Association (RTA) wants every trucker to get a chance to see first-hand the care and detail that goes into the manufacturing of retreaded tires, one of the mainstays of the trucking industry.

Southern California Truck Drivers Crown Regional Champs

SAN BERNARDINO, CA - On April 21, 2012, the California Trucking Association (CTA) held the Southern Regional Competition as part of the 64th Annual California Truck Driving Championships.

American Truck Group Truck Wash Helps Clean Environment, Too

GULFPORT, MS - There may be no greater assault on the environment than that which is delivered by a commercial truck wash. But now, a truck wash can clean more than just trucks, it can help clean the environment, too.

Clean Energy Partners with Waste Pro USA for Strategic Fueling Locations

SEAL BEACH, CA – Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has contracted with Waste Pro USA to build, operate, and maintain a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on Waste Pro property in Fort Pierce, Fla.

ATD Moves 2013 Convention to Orlando

McLEAN, VA – The leadership of the American Truck Dealers (ATD) has decided once again to hold its 2013 Convention and Expo in conjunction with the National Automobile Dealers Association’s (NADA) annual event in Orlando, Fla., in February 2013.

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