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OPEC's oil price basket trend from Jan. 2010 to Jan. 2011.

Gas Prices Hit $3.31 Average Due to Middle East Unrest

TORRANCE, CA – Oil and gas prices are on the rise, caused by fears of supply disruption due to unrest in the Middle East. OPEC has informally agreed to increase output to allay supply concerns.

ATC has assessed the damage to the company's 70,000 sq. ft. main production building and it appears to be a total loss.

Fire Breaks Out in ATC Truck Cover Plant, Destroys 1 Building

GARNETT, KS - On Feb. 8, ATC Truck Covers, a fiberglass truck cap and tonneau cover manufacturer in Garnett, Kan., had a fire start in one of its four buildings around 1 a.m. No one was injured and plans are in place for continued service.

ROUSH CleanTech Propane Autogas Ford E-450 Cutaways Receive CARB Approval

PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, MI - ROUSH CleanTech's brand new propane autogas fuel system for Ford E-450 cutaway vans has received certification by both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) for sale in all 50 states.

Yokohama to Adjust Prices on All Consumer Tires March 1

FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama Tire Corporation announced it will increase prices by up to 8 percent on all of its consumer tires, which include passenger, performance, and light truck tires.

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) marked the production of its 1,000th hybrid electric vehicle with a celebration at its Mt. Holly, N.C. plant. The 1,000th vehicle - a Freightliner Business Class® M2 106 Hybrid truck - is manufactured at the Mt. Holly location.

DTNA Builds 1,000th Hybrid-Electric Vehicle

MT. HOLLY, NC - Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) marked the production of its 1,000th hybrid electric vehicle with a celebration at its Mt. Holly, N.C. plant.

Proposed US 2012 Budget Cuts DERA, Fuel Cell Funding, Boosts Electric

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration’s proposed 2012 budget eliminates or reduces funding for a number of programs, from DERA to fuel cells, and creates a consumer rebate for the purchase of electric vehicles.

CleanFUEL USA and Bi-Phase Technologies will serve as tier-two suppliers for the 49- and 75-gallon capacity LPG fuel system option, respectively, for the 2012 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana.

Chevrolet & GMC to Offer LPG Option for Cutaway Vans

General Motors will offer a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) option for the 2012 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana cutaway 3500 and 4500 vans.

Michelin Creates National Fleet Service Network

GREENVILLE, SC - Michelin North America launched its own franchised commercial tire service network.

Ryder Completes Acquisition of The Scully Companies, Inc.

MIAMI - Ryder System, Inc., a transportation and supply chain management solutions company, completed its previously announced acquisition of The Scully Companies, Inc., based in California.

North American-European Propane Summit to be Held in D.C., Feb. 9

WASHINGTON - A panel discussion will cover the North American propane autogas market in addition to discussion of propane autogas usage worldwide.

Frito-Lay Looking at Propane Autogas for Up to 2,000 Vehicles

PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, MI - Frito-Lay has partnered with ROUSH CleanTech to develop a liquid propane autogas conversion system for Ford E-350 dual rear-wheel cutaway chassis vehicles. Joe Gold, fleet asset and engineering manager at Frito-Lay North America, said there is potential within the Frito-Lay fleet to convert up to 2,000 gasoline-powered vehicles to propane autogas.

Last Chance! Vote for 2011 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

TORRANCE, CA - Vote online today for the 2011 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year. Voters will be entered into a random drawing for a chance to win an iPod Nano Touch*.

2012 Nissan NV

Nissan Begins Production for All-New Nissan NV

FRANKLIN, TN - Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) officially launched production of its all-new 2012 Nissan NV commercial van with Job One ceremonies at its expanded Canton, Miss., assembly facility.

New Snap On Catalog App

Snap-on Offers New Catalog App

KENOSHA, WI - The latest tools and equipment Snap-on has to offer can now be accessed from the palm of your hand with your iPad or iPhone by downloading the new Snap-on catalog app.

Vision Wheel 19.5-inch heavy-duty wheels

Vision Wheel Introduces New Heavy-Duty Wheels

PORTAGE, IN - Vision Wheel has introduced a series of 19.5-inch heavy-duty styles that reduce the cost of operating 1-ton pickups.

SnowEx SB-1000 Salt Box

SnowEx Introduces New Salt Box

WARREN, MI - SnowEx introduces the SB-1000 salt box, an economical version of its popular storage systems. The SB-1000 features a durable design but is inexpensive, making it ideal for entry-level needs.

A.R.E. AluRack

New AluRack Roof Rack Available from A.R.E.

MASSILLON, OHIO - A.R.E. expanded its line of truck cap accessories with the AluRack by Prime Design - a 100-percent aluminum construction roof-mounted rack available from A.R.E. for full-size short bed and long bed trucks.

L-3 MPRI Provides Distracted Driving Lesson for Schneider National

ALEXANDRIA, VA and GREEN BAY, WI - L-3 MPRI announced it has delivered a custom training solution on distracted driving to Schneider National, Inc.,

Maine Gov. Signs Oil Truck Delivery Order

PORTLAND, ME - Maine's governor has signed an emergency order to allow heating oil delivery drivers to be on the road longer to make sure homes stay warm during some of the coldest temperatures of the winter.

EnPak Lifecycle Cost Calculator

Miller Launches New EnPak Life Cycle Costs Calculator

APPLETON, WI - Miller Electric Mfg. Co. introduces the new EnPak Life Cycle Costs Calculator for its EnPak Mechanic Series - a truck-integrated, diesel engine-driven air compressor, generator, and hydraulic pump.

Tommy Gate Cantilever Lift

Tommy Gate Breaking New Ground in Van Applications

WOODBINE, IOWA - TOMMY Gate Company is in the final stages of testing on the first American-made cantilever lift for panel vans.

HDS-35PX Heavy Duty Lift

BendPak's Introduces Fleet Parking Lift

SANTA PAULA, CA - BendPak's all-new HDS-35PX is designed specifically for parking and storing large, heavy vehicle fleets, the HDS-35PX features a 35,000-lb. lifting capacity and a maximum lifting height of nearly 15 feet. Other uses include RV storage, truck rental, government, and utility vehicle parking.

Robinson Hired at Westin Automotive Products

IRWINDALE, CA - Westin Automotive Products, Inc. announced that John Robinson was hired as the new Southeast Regional Sales Manager.

EPA, DOT, and California Align Timeframe for Proposing Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Standards

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state of California have announced that they will work on a single timeframe, with a deadline of Sept. 1, 2011, for proposing fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for model year 2017-2025 cars and light-duty trucks.

Ryder Completes Acquisition of Carmenita Leasing in California

MIAMI - Ryder System, Inc., a transportation and supply chain management solutions company, has completed its previously announced acquisition of substantially all the assets of the full service leasing and rental business of Carmenita Leasing, Inc.





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