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New Front-Discharge Mixer Design Highlights Terex Anniversary

WESTPORT, CT - It's been 40 years since a group of Midwestern ready mix concrete producers banded together to manufacture a new front-discharge ready mix truck that they called Advance. It's now owned by the Roadbuilding division of Terex, which has begun celebrating the anniversary.

“Mobile technology is the future of the trucking industry,” said Jay Coughlan, chairman and chief executive officer of XRS Corporation. “The use of handheld devices including smartphones and tablets is exploding, and they’ve already become a crucial part of life on the road for drivers and in the office for fleet managers."

Mobile Technology in Trucking Industry Spotlighted

MINNEAPOLIS - Mobile technology’s critical role in the trucking industry was the hot topic of conversation and education among more than 400 fleet managers, owner-operators, drivers, and industry experts during XRS Corporation’s first annual Xata User Event (XUE).

FMCSA Launches Facebook Page

WASHINGTON - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has launched a Facebook page to further increase transparency and public awareness of FMCSA safety programs, encourage collaboration, and stimulate innovation.

XL Hybrids Signs Supply Agreement with Johnson Controls

BOSTON – XL Hybrids, Inc., developer of a low-cost hybrid electric powertrain designed specifically for Class 1-3 commercial fleet use, signed a supply agreement with Johnson Controls, Inc.

The first F-650 rolls off the production line in Escobedo, Mexico, on Aug. 15, 2012. The model’s 6.8L V-10 gasoline engine is a class-exclusive in the medium-duty truck segment, according to the company.

Ford's 2012-MY 6.8L V-10 F-650 Begins Production

DETROIT – Ford Motor Company announced that its new 2012 F-650 began production on Aug. 15 at its Escobedo, Mexico, production plant.

Betts Spring Launches New Website

Betts Spring Company has launched a new interactive website focused exclusively on its heavy truck parts distribution operation, www.BettsTruckParts.com.

Mitchell 1 to Hold Shop Management System Training Workshop in Seattle

Mitchell 1 will hold this year’s third and final Shop Management System Training Workshop Oct. 4-6 in Seattle, Wash. at the Hotel Monaco.

Continental Emergency Road Service Now Available for Owner-Operators

As of August 1, 2012, OOIDA members are automatically enrolled in a new emergency road service program exclusive for the organization, called “TrukFix for OOIDA.”

PALFINGER North America Group Launches Redesigned Website

The PALFINGER North America Group (PNAG) consisting of PALFINGER North America, Interlift Inc, Omaha Standard PALFINGER, and PALFINGER American Roll-Off, announced the launch of its new website www.palfinger.com.

Linde Selects DriveCam to Reduce Risk Throughout Fleet

SAN DIEGO - DriveCam announced that Linde North America has made a five-year commitment to deploy DriveCam's Driver Risk Management solution in it's entire fleet.

Venchurs, Inc. Appoints New VP of Sales & Marketing

ADRIAN, MI – Venchurs, Inc. announced that Greg Golab has been appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing, while former VP Terry Karges will transition into a new role as advisor and member of the Venchurs Board of Directors.

Navistar's Troy Clarke to Provide Industry Keynote Address at 2013 ATD Convention

McLEAN, VA – The American Truck Dealers (ATD) announced that Troy Clarke, president of truck and engine operations for Navistar, Inc., will provide keynote remarks at the 2013 ATD Convention and Expo in Orlando, Fla., next February.

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JASPER Offers Over-the-Counter Transmission Valve Body

JASPER, IN - Jasper Engines & Transmissions is proud to offer its first-ever over-the-counter remanufactured transmission valve body.

Free Resources to Battle Distracted Driving: Drive Safely Work Week

VIENNA, VA - Drive Safely Work Week (DSWW) is Oct. 1-5, 2012. Download your free toolkit today.

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FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Want to see Hino Trucks in action? Tune into Hino TV. Check out vocations including Beverage, Roll-Back, Moving and the 338 Dump Truck.

Dept. of Energy Invests in R&D for Lightweight Vehicle Materials

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Energy Dept. has announced $8 million in funding for seven projects to create lighter and stronger materials for U.S. vehicles.

Florida Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition Launched

TALLAHASSEE, FL - A group of 15 companies announced the creation of The Florida Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (FNGVC), including TECO/Peoples Gas, Florida Natural Gas, Champion Brands, and JJ Taylor Companies.

Altec Recalling 141 Aerial-Device Utility Trucks

WASHINGTON – Altec Industries is recalling 141 2012 model-year aerial device vehicles built on the Navistar TerraStar chassis, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported.

Mitchell 1 to Hold Shop Management System Training Workshop in Seattle

POWAY, CA – Mitchell 1 will hold this year’s third and final Shop Management System Training Workshop Oct. 4-6 in Seattle, Wash. at the Hotel Monaco, located at 1101 4th Ave.

Northern California Chevron Refinery Fire Impacts West Coast Fuel Supply

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Because of the Chevron refinery fire in Northern California, the West Coast is facing a fuel shortage and rising gas prices. Something we all know places a burden on this state’s fragile economy.

FMCSA's Fit, Willing, and Able Policy Raises the Safety Bar

WASHINGTON, DC – The FMCSA’s Fit, Willing and Able policy guidance raises the safety bar for commercial trucks and buses by providing the specific criteria the agency considers when it grants, withholds, revokes or suspends a company’s operating authority registration.

Verizon Helps Companies Manage Fleets

NEW YORK – Verizon is enhancing Field Force Manager and Fleet Control to help companies achieve greater returns -- from managing mobile workforces to fleets on the street.

CEI Raises Driver Safety Awareness

TREVOSE, PA – The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) announced an enhancement to its online DriverCare Risk Manager application designed to raise fleet drivers’ awareness of their safety record.

Xata Changes Name to XRS Corporation

MINNEAPOLIS — Xata Corporation announced the company is changing its name to XRS Corporation and introduced a revolutionary all-mobile platform of the same name for trucking compliance, performance and fleet optimization.

Landi Renzo and Reading Equipment & Distribution Form Partnership

TORRANCE, CA - Landi Renzo USA and Reading Equipment & Distribution have announced a partnership to produce and deliver alternative-fuel vehicles using compressed natural gas (CNG) directly to Ford dealership floors across North America.

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