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Truck Drivers Offer Safety Tips For Holiday Travel

ARLINGTON, VA - More than 84.4 million motorists are expected to travel over 50 miles or more during the year-end holiday. American Trucking Associations want to ensure those motorists arrive at their destinations safely.

Three Goodyear Truck Tire Retread Products Earn SmartWay Verification

AKRON, OHIO – The recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay verification of three Goodyear truck tire retreads – the G316 AT Fuel Max, the G572 LHD Fuel Max and the G305 ATS Fuel Max – is another example of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s ongoing commitment to fuel efficiency.

Ford F-350

Venchurs Announces EPA-Certified CNG Conversions for 2013 Ford Super Duty Trucks

ADRIAN, MI – Venchurs Vehicle Systems, a CNG Converter for Ford, announced the availability of its Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified CNG conversions for the 2013 Ford Super Duty truck line.

IRS Changes Standard Mileage Reimbursement Rate to 56.5 Cents for 2013

WASHINGTON - The new IRS mileage reimbursement rate reflects an increase of 1 cent, up from 55.5 cents per mile in 2011 and 2012.

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado (left) and GMC Sierra (right).

GM Unveils All-new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra

DETROIT – General Motors unveiled two all-new trucks on Thursday, its 2014-MY Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. The automaker's President of GM North America Mark Reuss presented the new vehicles during a press conference on Thursday. The all-new pickup trucks offer new engines, new exterior styling, and a range of interior features and connectivity choices.

The 1955 Sierra featured hooded headlights and panoramic glass.

The MY-2014 GMC Sierra has a Legacy Stretching Back Over a Century

DETROIT - The all-new 2014 GMC Sierra fullsize pickup will be the latest in a bloodline that stretches back over a century.

Webasto and ESW Group Form Strategic Partnership

FENTON, MI – Webasto Product North America and ESW Group announced the integration of their two technologies, giving fleets and municipalities the opportunity to obtain Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) funding for emission control and idle reduction equipment.

Monarch Beverage Company Uses DriveCam to Reduce Risk

SAN DIEGO – DriveCam, Inc., a Driver Risk Management company, announced that Monarch Beverage Company has made a 5-year commitment to deploy DriveCam’s Driver Risk Management solution throughout its fleet of 130 vehicles.

Cummins Builds 2 Millionth Pickup Engine for Ram

COLUMBUS, IN – Cummins Inc. announced the production of the 2 millionth pickup engine for Ram at its Columbus MidRange Engine Plant (CMEP).

CleanFUEL & Menards Open 37 Propane Autogas Fueling Stations

GEORGETOWN, TX – CleanFUEL USA, a supplier of propane autogas infrastructure and engine systems, announced the installation of 37 propane autogas fueling stations at Menards home improvement stores.

Driver Turnover Remains High

ARLINGTON, VA – The annualized linehaul driver turnover rate at large truckload fleets remained over 100 percent for the second straight month, and the churn at smaller truckload carriers rose to a five-year high, according to American Trucking Associations' (ATA) Trucking Activity Report.

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Volkswagen Names Mike Peterson Fleet Account Manager Midwest Region

HERNDON, VA – Volkswagen of America announced the appointment of Mike Peterson to the position of Fleet Account Manager of the Midwest Region

Chevron’s Delo Brand Lubricants Announces November 2012 Inductees to Million Mile Club

SAN RAMON, CA – Chevron Products Company (a Chevron U.S.A. Inc. division) unveiled the eight drivers inducted to the Chevron Delo sponsored Red Eye Radio (formerly Midnight Trucking Radio) Million Mile Club in November 2012.

American Power Group Signs National Distributor and Master Marketing Agreement with WheelTime Network LLC

LYNNFIELD, MA – American Power Group Corporation announced that its subsidiary, American Power Group, Inc. has signed a National Distributor and Master Marketing Agreement with WheelTime Network LLC.

Phillips 66 Lubricants Launches Vehicular Natural Gas Engine Oils

HOUSTON – As part of its continued investment in and support of customers using natural gas powered vehicles, Phillips 66 Lubricants has launched two vehicular natural gas engine oils, tri-branded (Phillips 66, Conoco & 76 Lubricants) Guardol NG and Kendall Super-D NG.

Tom Horne Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

DENTON, TX – Peterbilt Motors Company is pleased to announce that Tom Horne of Hunter Peterbilt has been posthumously awarded the Marvin F Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s 2012 Used Truck Association (UTA) Convention.

Navistar Appoints Samuel J. Merksamer To Board Of Directors

LISLE, IL – Navistar International Corporation announced Samuel J. Merksamer, managing director at Icahn Capital LP, has been appointed to the company's Board of Directors.

The 2014-MY Ford Transit full-size van will offer gasoline and diesel engine options.

Ford Says 2014 Transit Van to Offer 3.2L Diesel Engine Option

DEARBORN, MI – Ford revealed new details on the new diesel engine available for the automaker’s all-new full-size 2014-MY Transit van.

Westport to Add CNG Ford F-450 and F-550 in 2013

VANCOUVER, BC – Westport Innovations Inc. announced that it will expand its product offerings with the introduction of natural gas powered versions of the Ford F-450 and F-550 Super Duty trucks in mid-2013.

Grakon Honored Fifth Time in a Row by PACCAR

SEATTLE – Grakon, LLC announced that it has once again received PACCAR, Inc.’s “50 PPM” Quality Achievement Award.

ATA Urges Further Dialogue on CSA Data Limitations

ARLINGTON, VA – A white paper issued by American Trucking Associations (ATA) indicated the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance Safety Accountability lacks sufficient data on the majority of the industry to render meaningful scores for most motor carriers.

The 2013 Ram 1500.

2013 Ram 1500 Named Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year

AUBURN HILLS, MIMotor Trend magazine has named the all-new 2013 Ram 1500 its 2013 Truck of the Year. Automotive Fleet magazine's audience also recently named the 2013 Ram 1500 the Fleet Truck of the Year,

U.S. DOT Orders Georgia-Licensed Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver to Cease Operating

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Georgia-licensed truck driver Johnny Felton, Jr., an imminent hazard and ordered him to immediately cease all commercial vehicle driver operations.

STOWERS

PHH Arval’s Rob Stowers Elected to ELFA Independent Middle Market Business Council Steering Committee

SPARKS, MD – Rob Stowers, senior vice president, Truck and Equipment Leasing at PHH Arval, has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Independent Middle Market Business Council Steering Committee.

Chevron’s Delo Brand Lubricants Announces October 2012 Inductees to Million Mile Club

SAN RAMON, CA – Chevron Products Company unveiled the 10 drivers inducted to the Chevron Delo sponsored Red Eye Radio.

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