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Accuride Boosts North American Aluminum Truck Wheel Capacity

EVANSVILLE, IN - Accuride Corporation, a supplier of components to the commercial vehicle industry, announced that it significantly enhanced its aluminum truck wheel production capacity during 2011.

Ryder Signs Source Interlink to Flex-to-Green Lease for Natural Gas Trucks

MIAMI - Ryder System, Inc. has signed its first Flex-to-Green lease agreement with Source Interlink Companies, Inc. Ryder's alternative-fuel fleet includes compressed and liquid natural gas vehicles, as well as hybrid vehicles,

The e-NV200 Concept is powered by an 80kW AC synchronous motor.

Nissan Unveils Electric NV200 Commercial Van Concept in Detroit

DETROIT - Nissan said its e-NV200 Concept is a preview of a near-future production version of a full-electric vehicle. The automaker said it’s targeting the vehicle primarily for fleet use.

GPS Insight to Host Webinar on GPS on Jan. 19

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - GPS Insight will be hosting a webinar showcasing fleet managers who use GPS tracking to cut fleet costs and increase revenue in the service industry on Thursday, Jan. 19.

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Lutz Joins VIA Motors, A123 to Supply Battery Packs

WALTHAM, MA - A123 Systems will supply complete lithium-ion battery packs to VIA Motors, an electric vehicle company building next-generation electrified trucks, vans and SUVs. Former GM vice chairman Bob Lutz recently joined VIA as well.

Top 10 Most Viewed News & Articles on Worktruckonline.com for 2011

TORRANCE, CA - Here are the 10 most viewed news items on WorkTruckOnline.com in 2011 (as of Jan. 4, 2012):

Branick Extends Exclusive North American Nitrogen Tire Inflation Membrane Agreement with Air Products

FARGO, ND - Branick Industries has extended its exclusive North American nitrogen tire inflation membrane agreement with Air Products. The two companies have been collaborating for 10 years and the extension allows Branick to continue to be the exclusive manufacturer of nitrogen tire inflation systems sold in North America containing Air Products' PRISM Membrane technology.

PeopleNet Founder & CEO to Lead Trimble's Worldwide Transportation & Logistics Div.

SUNNYVALE, CA - Trimble announced the appointment of PeopleNet founder and CEO Ron Konezny as general manager of Trimble's worldwide Transportation and Logistics (T&L) Division.

Atlas Van Lines Driver Award 'Super Van Operator' Award

EVANSVILLE, IN - Atlas Van Lines announced that PVO Charles Allen has been selected as the 2011 Special Commodities Super Van Operator by the American Moving and Storage Association.

Webinar: Mythbusters - Truck Edition

TORRANCE, CA - Join Automotive Fleet and GE Capital Fleet Services for a complimentary webinar to find out the facts behind several common misconceptions about truck fleets and the impact they can have on your business.

Yokohama to Adjust Commercial Tire Prices Up to 8 Percent, Feb. 1

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

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Range Rover Evoque Named Autoweek's 'Best of Best' Truck for 2011

MAHWAH, NJ - Land Rover North America announced that the 2012 Range Rover Evoque was named Autoweek's "Best of Best" truck for 2011.

FedEx and UPS Respond to Videos of Bad Driver Behavior

MEMPHIS, TN and ATLANTA – During the holiday delivery season, individual customers of FedEx and UPS posted videos of delivery drivers mishandling packages on the online video sharing website YouTube.

Yokohama Increasing Off-Road Tire Prices by 15%

FULLERTON, CA – Yokohama Tire Corp. said it’s increasing the prices of all of its off-road tires in the U.S. by 15%, effective Jan. 1, 2012.

ATA Says Final Hours-of-Service Rule Will Put More Trucks on Roads During Peak Traffic

ARLINGTON, VA –The American Trucking Associations (ATA) released a statement last week that expressed its frustration and disappointment over the final FMCSA rule governing hours of service for truck drivers.

Minimizer Hires Tim Trom as VP of Operations & Finance

BLOOMING PRAIRIE, MN - Minimizer is pleased to announce the addition of Tim Trom as the Company’s Vice President of Operations & Finance. Tim will be joining Minimizer’s management team at the Company’s corporate offices.

'Mythbusters' Uses Line-X Protective Coatings

HUNTSVILLE, AL - LINE-X Protective Coatings, the nation’s leading developer and provider of high performance protective coatings, has “officially” been confirmed as the ultimate protection against C-4 live-fire explosions and police dog attacks.

Rotary Lift Gives Away Its 50,000th SmartLift Inground Lift

MADISON, IN - As part of the celebration to commemorate the 15th anniversary of SmartLift, the world’s most popular inground lift, Rotary Lift conducted a campaign to give away the 50,000th SmartLift.

Air Resource Board Approves Altec JEMS Products

BIRMINGHAM, AL - The California Air Resource Board (CARB) has approved the Altec Jobsite Energy Management System (JEMS) when used in any power take-off (PTO), diesel-fueled truck application with a GVW rating over 10,000 lbs.

Knapheide Launches Social Media Campaign

QUINCY, IL - The Knapheide Manufacturing Company, the nation’s largest and most popular manufacturer of service and platform bodies, has launched a Facebook page in conjunction with its existing YouTube page.

VIA Motors to Introduce eREV Pickup Truck, SUV, and Van at Detroit Auto Show

DETROIT, MI – VIA Motors is set to unveil three new extended-range electric vehicles – the eREV Pickup Truck, SUV, and Van – during a press conference Jan. 10 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Altec Gets CARB Approval for Truck Energy Management System

BIRMINGHAM, AL - The JEMS is an integrated plug-in system powered by application-specific battery packs. The system provides power for the aerial device, truck cabin heating and air conditioning, and export power for hand tools and other electrical accessories.

UPDATED: Starting Jan. 3, Commercial Drivers Banned from Hand-Held Cell Phone Use

Effective Jan. 3, 2012, interstate drivers using a commercial driver’s license are banned from hand-held cell phone use and texting while driving a commercial vehicle.

The Ram Cargo Van (Ram C/V).

Chrysler Shows New Ram Cargo Van Features, Details Customization Options

LOS ANGELES – Chrysler showed its new Ram Cargo Van at a media event in Los Angeles on Dec. 21, giving attendees the opportunity to check it out and drive it.

ARI Recognizes Top Auctioneers with Distinction Award

MT. LAUREL, N.J. - Automotive Resources International (ARI) announced the first-ever recipients of its Auctioneer of Distinction award.

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