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GE Capital Fleet Services to Unveil Trucking Industry Customer Website

IRVING, TEXAS - GE Capital, Americas unveiled a proprietary website of premium-rich content to its trucking industry customers at the American Truck Dealers (ATD) Convention and Exposition April 15-18 in Phoenix.

AutoZone Recognizes Top Suppliers

MEMPHIS, TN - AutoZone, Inc., the nation's leading retailer and a leading distributor of auto parts and accessories, recognized Great Neck Saw as Extra Miler: Supplier of the Year during the annual AutoZone Vendor Summit held in Memphis, Tenn.

'Carhartt Tough' Contest Winners Announced

CINCINNATI - Cintas Corporation and Carhartt announce the winners of the Are You Carhartt Tough? contest - Jonathan Backus, a lineman from Hampton, Va. and John Irish, a truck driver from West Allis (Milwaukee area), Wis.

Ryan Named National Truck Dealer of the Year at ATD Convention

PHOENIX - Richard Ryan of South Carolina was named the national Truck Dealer of the Year at the American Truck Dealers (ATD) annual conference, held this year in Phoenix.

NADA University Launches Social Networking Site to Prepare 'Next Generation' of Truck Dealers

PHOENIX - NADA University launched a new social networking community site focused on helping the next generation of commercial truck dealers make a smooth transition when it's their time to run the business.

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Hino Trucks Partners with WebTech Wireless

NOVI, MI - Hino Trucks has partnered with WebTech Wireless to offer Hino INSIGHT, a fleet management telematics solution that provides the tools needed to lower total operating costs and improve customer satisfaction.

Ryder Opens 16th Facility in Southern California

MIAMI - Ryder System, Inc., a transportation and supply chain management solutions company, opened a truck rental, leasing, and maintenance facility in Ventura, Calif., to offer comprehensive transportation solutions to customers in the area.

Kenworth & Hino Trucks Win Top Honors at ATD Convention

PHOENIX - The Kenworth T700 with PACCAR MX engine (heavy-duty) and the 2012 Hino model 338 (medium-duty) were named winners of the American Truck Dealers Commercial Truck of the Year for 2011.

Auto Truck Group to Open First Canadian Production Facility

BARTLETT, IL - Auto Truck Group LLC, a full-line upfitter serving the work truck industry, will expand operations into Canada with the opening of a new production facility in Mississauga, ON.

General Motors Announces Fleet Sales and Support Personnel Changes

DETROIT, MI - General Motors announced a number of changes to its personnel with respect to fleet sales and support services.

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Terex AWP Names Adam Rimmer VP of Customer Services

REDMOND, WA - In this role, Rimmer assumes responsibility for the Americas' field service, customer care, sales operations, parts and used equipment teams. He will report directly to Matt Fearon, Vice President and General Manager, Terex AWP Americas.

Yokohama to Adjust OTR Tire Prices May 1

FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama Tire Corporation has announced it will implement a price increase of up to 10 percent on all of its off-the-road (OTR) tires in the U.S., effective May 1.

ARB Announces Special Compliance Option for California On-Road Diesel Fleets

SACRAMENTO, CA - ARB announces an early action compliance credit for trucking fleets that install a particulate filter by July 1, or that make a commitment to purchase a particulate filter by May 1.

Auto Truck Group Names Brent MacLean Director, Business Development

BARTLETT, IL - MacLean will be responsible for truck equipment sales to major fleet accounts, dealers, and fleet management companies across Canada and customers with cross-border operations in the U.S. and Canada.

IMPCO Automotive Announces New Ford Commercial Truck CNG Certifications From the EPA

SANTA ANA, CA - IMPCO Automotive announced that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued 2011 model-year Certifications for IMPCO dedicated Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fuel Systems for the certain Ford Motor Company vehicles.

Phillips Industries Establishes Toll-Free Technical Assistance Number

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA - Phillips Industries, a supplier of electrical equipment for commercial vehicles, has established a new toll free technical assistance number: (888) 959-0995.

New 'Rugged Telematics Alliance' Brings Turnkey Solutions to the Heavy Equipment Industry

WOODRIDGE, IL - The Morey Corporation announced the formation of the Rugged Telematics Alliance, committed to providing Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and other enterprises in the Heavy Vehicle & Equipment space with a turnkey telematics solution that will generate visibility, efficiency and cost savings.

Jerry Kissinger, driver of a 1991 Mack Superliner, was honored as the first U.S. inductee into the Shell Rotella Million Mile Haul of Fame at MATS.

Shell Rotella Million Mile Haul of Fame Announced

HOUSTON - The Shell Rotella Million Mile Haul of Fame is being introduced to honor drivers who respect their rig and its engine, and seeks to honor an exclusive group of professional drivers who have driven a single vehicle whose engine has logged 1 million miles or more under the protection of Shell Rotella heavy-duty oil.

JASPER Acquires Canam Marketing for Stronger Presence in USPS Components

JASPER, IN - The Jasper Engine & Transmission Exchange Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP) has acquired Canam Marketing Corporation.

Ryder Acquires Commercial Truck Leasing, Rental & Maintenance Portfolio of B.I.T. Leasing

MIAMI - Ryder System, Inc., a transportation and supply chain management solutions company, announced it has completed the acquisition of the lease, rental and maintenance portfolio of B.I.T. Leasing Inc. (BIT).

ATA Points Out Outdated Rules to DOT

ARLINGTON, VA - Responding to President Obama's call to help reduce the regulatory burden on U.S. businesses, American Trucking Associations (ATA) highlighted nine outdated, obsolete, or onerous rules that the Department of Transportation should reconsider.

It’s a Tie: Truck Trend Says Chevrolet, GMC ‘Best in Class’

DETROIT - Truck Trend magazine says the GMC Sierra 2500HD and Silverado HD are the "Best in Class 2011 Work Truck" and GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Tahoe are judged "Best in Class 2011 Full-Size SUV."

Rhino Linings Corp. Celebrates 23 Years

SAN DIEGO - Happy 23rd anniversary to Rhino Linings Corporation, the global provider of protective polyurethane, polyurea, polyaspartic and epoxy coatings.

Mitchell 1 Offers Service Information Skills Station to State SuperTech Event Organizers

POWAY, CA - Mitchell 1 offers to operate a complete Service Information Skills Station to state trucking organizations that hold annual SuperTech competitions.

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Freightliner Trucks to Offer Pre-Wire Option for Telogis Telematics Platform

LAS VEGAS - Freightliner Trucks announced that it will provide its vocational customers with a Telogis telematics pre-wire option. Available in Cummins-equipped Freightliner Business Class M2, 108SD, and 114SD vocational trucks, Freightliner Trucks' pre-wire option allows for a quick upfit of the Telogis system.

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