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PHH Arval Hosts Fleet Management Symposium and Ride and Drive

MILTON, ONTARIO - Attendees at PHH Arval's symposium and ride-and-drive event test-drove some of the industry’s newest vehicles, including 2012-MY previews.

Discrete Wireless Becomes NexTraq

ATLANTA, GA – Discrete Wireless has changed its name to NexTraq in an effort to rebrand the company and its products.

Vote for the Next Inductees to the Fleet Hall of Fame

TORRANCE, CA - Voting is now open for the 2011 Fleet Hall of Fame. Twenty-one individuals have been nominated by the industry, but only seven will be inducted this year.

Updated - Automakers Release 2012-MY Commercial Fleet Incentives

TORRANCE, CA - Several manufacturers have announced commercial fleet incentive programs for 2012-MY vehicles, ranging from $200-$4,000. Additions include Audi, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes, and Volkswagen.

Clean Truck Conference Helps Fight Fuel Costs; Giving Away 25 Free Registrations

PASADENA, CA - High fuel prices may be assaulting U.S. fleet operators, but the nation's leading clean truck consortium is launching a major counter-offensive to help fleets out.

Aero Industries Promotes Boyd to Flatbed Products Manager

INDIANAPOLIS - Aero Industries, a manufacturer in tarping systems and trailer accessories, announces Jeff Boyd as the new Flatbed Products Manager, a new position at Aero.

Zach Bawel

JASPER Names Bawel President/COO

JASPER, IN - Jasper Engines & Transmissions announced that the Jasper Engines & Transmissions Board of Directors has reorganized by naming Zach Bawel as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Terex APW Names Waller Regional Sales Vice President

REDMOND, WA - Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP), a business segment of Terex Corporation, announced that Paul Waller has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Sales for the central region.

Shell Lubricants Offers Simplified Lubricant Choices for Fleet & Construction Industries

HOUSTON - Shell Lubricants is rolling out its redesigned global portfolio of transmission fluids, gearbox oils, mobile hydraulic oils, gear and axle oils, and greases for on- and off-highway vehicles and equipment.

Goodyear Launches Truck Service Network

AKRON, OHIO - Goodyear has formed a new on-highway truck service network, Uni-Maxx Truck Care.

The Work Truck Show Commits to Indianapolis Through 2013

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - The NTEA will hold The Work Truck Show, North America's largest work truck event, in Indianapolis, March 6-8, 2012, at the Indiana Convention Center. The NTEA will hold its annual event in Indianapolis in 2013, as well.

ARS/Rescue Rooter Rolls Out Propane Autogas Ford Vans

MEMPHIS, TN- ARS/Rescue Rooter has deployed of 21 propane autogas cargo and cutaway vans in the Los Angeles and Houston areas.

Penske Makes Introduces Mobile Website for Online Truck Rentals

READING, PA - Penske Truck Rental introduces a new mobile website that enables consumers to make truck rental reservations from virtually any smartphone.

Reducing Diesel Truck Fuel Costs During Summer Months

ST. LOUIS - Diesel fuel is one of the top expenses in the trucking and fleet maintenance industry. However, there are some important steps can be taken, especially during the hot summer months, to stretch fuel efficiency.

Navistar's PARTSMART Parts to be Sold Via Amazon.com

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar Parts now offers customers the option to order PARTSMART parts leveraging the powerhouse infrastructure of Amazon.com.

Hino Trucks Approves Use of B-20 Biodiesel

Hino Trucks’ complete product line of Class 4 and 5 cabover, and Class 6 and 7 conventional trucks are now approved to use up to B-20 biodiesel.

The 2011 Ram 1500 Express.

U.S. News & World Report Names 2011 Ram 1500 Best Full-Size Pickup

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Among the eight pickup trucks listed in the article, the Ram 1500 achieved the highest score.

Waste Management Adds 1,000th Natural Gas Truck to Fleet

CARSON, CA - The company celebrated delivery of its 1,000 natural gas vehicle at its property in Carson, Calif. with Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster starting up the new recycling truck.

ALLDATA Expands Database of Manufacturers' Automotive Repair Information

ELK GROVE, CA - ALLDATA LLC, significant updates to its OE information database. In May 2011, repair information was updated for 118 vehicle models.

Goodyear Closes Tennesse Plant

UNION CITY, TN - The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced it has ceased production at its tire manufacturing facility in Union City, Tenn.

Betts Spring Expands Spraydown Distribution to Trailer Market

FRESNO, CA - Betts Spring Company (www.bettsspring.com) has expanded its strategic alliance with Crane Plastics to now include the exclusive distribution rights of Spraydown Aero Guard Systems to North American trailer manufacturers and aftermarket distributors.

NTEA Requalifies 54 Member Companies Through Member Verification Program

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Through its Member Verification Program (MVP), the NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, has requalified 54 member companies and approved two new member companies for their commitment to safety and quality standards.

Tom Marty, Mid-State Truck, Plover, Wis.

Navistar Service Technicians Compete at Service-Technician Rodeo

SCHAUMBURG, IL - Tom Marty and Luc Ouellet took home the "Top Service Technician" Awards at the 2011 Navistar Service-Technician Rodeo after going head-to-head with ten other commercial bus and service technicians in a series of simulations designed to test technical skills and speed.

Tom Linebarger and Tim Solso.

Solso to Retire as Cummins Chairman & CEO, Linebarger to Assume Leadership

COLUMBUS, IN - The Board of Directors of Cummins Inc. announced the retirement of Tim Solso, 64, the Company's chairman and CEI since 2000. Solso will be succeeded by Tom Linebarger, Cummins president and COO as of Jan. 1, 2012.

TravelCenters of America to Accept Voyager Fuel Payment Cards

MINNEAPOLIS and WESTLAKE, OHIO - U.S. Bank has reached agreement with TravelCenters of America, LLC (TA) for TA to accept Voyager Fleet Systems fuel payment cards.

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