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Midwest Food Trucks Face Unfriendly Legislation

CLEVELAND, OHIO – Food truck operators face unfriendly legislation in Midwestern cities that keeps them from growing their businesses.

Driver Shortage Impact on Fleet Capacity is Widespread

COLUMBUS, OH - More than seven in 10 fleets surveyed for the Q2 2011 Fleet Sentiment Report indicate that the shortage of drivers is either impacting their fleet now or may in the future

Federated Customer Motown Automotive Celebrates 40th Anniversary

STAUNTON, VA - Federated member Motown Automotive celebrated its 40th anniversary on May 13 in grand style by holding an open house and customer appreciation day at its new 115,000 square-foot distribution center in Farmington Hills, Mich.

Kinedyne Appoints New Account Manager

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Kinedyne Corporation has appointed Randy Poore as the new account manager for its Northwest territory.

Redding named to lead Omaha Standard PALFINGER's Customer Support Group

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA - Mike Redding was named to lead Omaha Standard PALFINGER's (OSP) Customer Support Group for OSP's extensive line of service/utility bodies, platform bodies, hydraulic hoists, and hydraulic liftgates as well as the Company's new line of mechanics bodies, telescopic cranes, and air compressors.

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Launches Official Facebook and Twitter Pages

CYPRESS, CA - Exclusive photos and videos, automotive news, tire tips and prize giveaways. Fans will find all this and more on the new Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. Facebook and Twitter pages.

American Power Group Signs Agreement to Test CNG/Dual Disel Fuel Upgrades on Delivery Trucks

LYNNFIELD, MA - GreenMan Technologies, Inc., announced that its American Power Group, Inc. subsidiary ("APG") has signed an EPA Test Vehicle Exemption agreement with Paper Transport, Inc. to launch an over-the-road test of APG's dual fuel system.

Hankook Announces Price Increase

WAYNE, NJ - Hankook Tire America Corp. is raising prices on its line of commercial tires, including Hankook and Aurora brands, by up to 9 percent. The amount of the increase will vary by product line and size.

IMT Announces New Distributor in Eastern Texas

GARNER, IOWA - Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT), announced that General Truck Body, headquartered in Houston, with additional operations in Arlington, Texas, will serve IMT customers from North Texas across to Southern Arkansas, North and Southwestern Louisiana as well as Southeastern Texas.

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Active Fuel Management Gives Provides Balanced Fuel Efficiency for Sierra & Yukon V-8s

PONTIAC, MI - It takes a powerful and capable engine to pull a 10,000-pound trailer or carry a nearly 2,000-pound payload, but when cargo is left behind, Active Fuel Management (AFM) helps drivers get more miles out of a gallon of gas.

Ford Explorer & GOOD Partner to ‘Reinvent the Outdoors’

DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Company and the online community GOOD have joined together to launch "Reinventing the Outdoors," an online competition that brings together nonprofits and celebrities in the quest to win a $50,000 grant. The competition features the 2011 Ford Explorer.

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. has loaned a 2011 NPR ECO-MAX with a Supreme Aero body to Mike Wolfe at Antique Archeology.

Isuzu NPR ECO-MAX Joins Antique Archeology Team

ANAHEIM, CA - Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of low-cab-forward trucks, has delivered a 2011 Isuzu NPR ECO-MAX truck to Antique Archeology.

Navistar Demonstrates Continued Customer Commitment with Comprehensive Training for Dealer Organization

SALT LAKE CITY - Throughout the month, Navistar is hosting a series of comprehensive sales training "boot camps" to get dealer sales representatives up to speed with the myriad of advantages delivered by International brand heavy-duty trucks and MaxxForce engines.

2011 F-150 SuperCrew Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating

DEARBORN, MI - Ford said it now has 11 vehicles on the road in the U.S. that have earned Top Safety Picks.

NTSB Holds Truck and Bus Safety Conference

WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board held a public forum on large truck and bus safety on May 10-11.

Mack Recalls 329 Commercial Trucks

WASHINGTON - Mack Trucks is recalling 329 model-year 2011-2012 trucks that are equipped with Gunite automatic slack adjusters, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported.

GE National Electric Vehicle Experience Tour Features eStar from Navistar

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar's all-electric truck, eStar, is being featured in the GE EV Experience Tour. The nationwide tour is educating different industry segments and stakeholders on the emergence of electric vehicles (EV) and the benefits they can provide to businesses, governments and communities.

Republic Services to Install OPS Eco-Pur Oil Cleaning System on All New 2011 Trucks

WATERBURY, CT - Oil Purification Systems (OPS) announced that Republic Services, Inc., a provider of recycling and solid waste services, has signed an agreement to install the OPS Eco-Pur fluid cleaning system on all new 2011 Republic Services' trucks.

MEMA, HDMA Applaud Introduction of Commercial Vehicle Safety Technology Bill

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC - MEMA and HDMA strongly support a bill introduced by Reps. Geoff Davis (R-Ky.) and Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) on May 4 which provides a tax credit for commercial vehicle owners to purchase and install specific advanced safety.

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Master Lock Partners With Mike Rowe to Promote Work Truck Security

OAK CREEK, WI - Master Lock announced that it has formed a partnership with Mike Rowe, creator and host of Discovery Channel's popular program, Dirty Jobs, and founder of mikeroweWORKS.

ATA Calls for Sensible Security Credentialing

ARLINGTON, VA - The American Trucking Associations (ATA) called for Congress to enact sensible credentialing by eliminating duplicative background checks for commercial drivers.

Mercedes-Benz Opens 100th Sprinter Van Dealership

MONTVALE, NJ - Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) announced that it has established its 100th Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van dealership, bringing the total number of dealerships to 156 including the Freightliner Sprinter Van network.

Siemens Industry, Inc. Announces New President of Drive Technologies Division

ATLANTA - Siemens Industry, Inc. announced that Doug Keith was named president of its Drive Technologies Division, effective immediately.

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Isuzu N-Series Gasoline Trucks Return as Full Production Begins

ANAHEIM, CA - Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., announced that full production of gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series trucks has begun at the Spartan Motors, Inc., facility in Charlotte, Mich.

GM Recalling Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon

WASHINGTON - General Motors is recalling more than 4,600 model-year 2011 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks because of a potential problem with the windshield wiper, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reported.

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