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First ContiLifeCycle Dealership Opens in U.S.

BLUEFIELD, WV - Trucking fleets in West Virginia and southwestern Virginia searching for a premium retread with the same technologies as a new truck tire now have a servicing dealer.

Ford Launches Head-to-Head Comparison Website for Pickup Buyers

DEARBORN, MI - Ford truck customers can now access an online tool to find the best F-150 engine to fit their needs and see how it rates on capability and fuel efficiency, as well as compare it to the competition.

Freightliner Business Class M2 112

Saddle Creek Corp. Invests in Natural Gas Trucks

LAKELAND, FL - Saddle Creek Corp., a nationwide third-party logistics provider, announced that the company is investing in alternative-fuel vehicles for its for-hire fleet as part of the company's commitment to sustainability and agreed to purchase 40 Freightliner natural gas trucks in early 2012.

American Power Group Recieves First EPA Engine Family Approval

LYNNFIELD, MA -American Power Group, Inc. has been notified by the U.S. EPA that its first Clean Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Engine Conversion Submission was approved for the Outside Useful Life Heavy Duty 2004 Caterpillar C-15 engine family.

Rand McNally & McLeod Team on HOS Application

CHICAGO - At the McLeod User Conference in Chicago, Rand McNally showcased its TruckPC and TND 760 Fleet Edition products, which now are integrated and available with McLeod's recently announced LoadMaster Enterprise and Powerbroker Version 10.3 applications.

The UNI-MAXX TRUCK CARE website provides transportation industry professionals with information about Goodyear's recently launched on-highway truck service network

Goodyear Debuts Truck Care Website

AKRON, OHIO - Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. has launched a new website for fleets and owner-operators looking for reliable on-highway truck and commercial tire service.

CNG-powered truck

Ryder Announces New ‘Flex-to-Green’ Lease Offering

MIAMI - Ryder System, Inc. announced the launch of its new “Flex-to-Green” lease offering, making it easier for private fleet operators to jump start their sustainability programs by providing the option of incorporating alternative-fuel vehicles into their fleets in support of their business objectives.

Employers With Mixed-Class Fleets Could Lose the Motor Carrier OT Exemption

ROCHESTER, NY– The decision by a federal district court in New York applies to employees otherwise exempt from overtime under the Motor Carrier Act who drive vehicles that weigh less than 10,000 lbs. during a normal workweek.

Vote for the 2012-MY Fleet Vehicle of the Year

TORRANCE, CA - Open to professional fleet managers only, the 2012 Fleet Vehicle of the Year online ballot covers fleet-available 2012-MY cars and light-duty trucks.

Branick Highlights Tire Life Advantages with Nitrogen Inflation

FARGO, ND - On the heels of numerous tire price increases, Branick Industries highlights the advantages of extending tire life by using nitrogen inflation.

Department of Justice Fines Bridgestone

NASHVILLE - Bridgestone Corp. announced that it has entered into a plea agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The company will pay a $28 million criminal fine for its involvement in a bid rigging conspiracy and improper payments to Latin American officials, according to Modern Tire Dealer magazine.

Denali National Park & Preserve Surveys Propane Autogas in Alaska's Wilderness

LIVONIA, MI - Denali National Park and Preserve has been weighing propane autogas against various alternative fuel options for their fleet vehicles by testing a ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas Ford F-250 over a six-week span.

Supreme Industries Announces New Credit Facility

GOSHEN, IN - Supreme Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of specialized commercial vehicles, including truck bodies, shuttle buses, and armored vehicles, announced it has entered into a credit agreement with Wells Fargo Capital Finance, LLC, as the lender and agent, establishing a four-year, $45 million revolving secured senior credit facility.

ARI & ROUSH CleanTech Partner to Provide Alternative-Fuel Evaluation

MT. LAUREL, NJ - ARI unveiled its ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas demo vehicle. ARI, in partnership with ROUSH CleanTech, a leader in alternative fuel technology, will provide in-house demonstrations of this groundbreaking technology to its clients.

Rotary Lift Expands Factory Training for Installers

MADISON, WI - Since 1989, Rotary Lift has provided regular factory training classes on proper lift installation and service for its Rotary Authorized Installer (RAI) network. Recently, the company added a third full day to its RAI training classes in order to thoroughly cover new products.

Duane Reade & Smith Electric Vehicles Partner on All-Electric Delivery Vehicles

NEW YORK and KANSAS CITY, MO - In an effort to improve fuel efficiency standards and lower carbon dioxide emissions, Duane Reade announced a partnership with Smith Electric Vehicles to add Newton zero-emission, all-electric commercial trucks to its delivery fleet.

John Heller of Caterpillar. Source: ibmimpact

Caterpillar Vice President John Heller to Retire

PEORIA, IL - Caterpillar Inc. announced that John Heller, 57, has elected to retire following more than 38 years of exemplary service to the company. Heller has been a Caterpillar vice president since 2004, and is currently chief information officer and vice president with responsibility for the Global Information Services Division.

NTSB Calls for Ban on Use of Mobile Phones by Commercial Drivers

WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended banning the use of mobile phones by commercial drivers except in emergencies following a crash where 11 people were killed.

FleetWave2 is developed on the latest Microsoft .NET platform, making it easier to tailor to specific customer requirements, deploy more quickly, and integrate with legacy systems.

Chevin Fleet Solutions Releases FleetWave2

FITCHBURG, MA - With its new and improved features, enhanced speed, and sleek user interface, FleetWave2 provides the data fleet managers need to effectively control their fleets.

Rand McNally Offering Lifetime Map Updates for its GPS Products

Rand McNally announced that all IntelliRoute TND GPS purchasers will be eligible to participate in a Lifetime Map Program.

Air Power Systems Announces Acquisition of Assets

Air Power Systems Company (APSCO, Inc.), a global manufacturer of pneumatic, cylinder, valves and control solutions, announced the acquisition of assets from Wil-Fab Manufacturing.

Morgan Thermal Ceramics Recieves Award from Akebono Brake Corp.

Morgan Thermal Ceramics recently received the "2010 Akebono Performance Excellence Award: Quality and Delivery" from Akebono Brake Corporation.

Illinois Bill Requires Posting of Truck Routes and Education on Truck GPS

SKOKIE, IL - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation aimed at enhancing truck safety in the state by making truck routing and restrictions more accessible to the commercial trucking industry.

Yokohama Tire Corporation to Adjust All Commercial Truck Tire Prices Oct. 1

FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama Tire Corporation has announced it will implement a price increase of up to 8 percent on all of its light and medium commercial truck tires in the U.S., effective October 1.

The eStar features a windshield design with nearly 180-degree visibility, improving safety, and a low-floor design allowing easy loading and unloading.

Coca-Cola Charges Toward a Greener Fleet

ATLANTA - As part of Coca-Cola's ongoing efforts to innovate through its fleet of distribution vehicles, the Company will soon deliver select products in five U.S. cities with all of their normal fizz, but less of the gas. Beginning in September, six eStar all-electric, zero-emission trucks will be part of Coca-Cola's growing fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles

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