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Navistar Shutting Down Workhorse as Part of Cost-Cutting

UNION CITY, IN - Workhorse Custom Chassis is going out of business and is due to shut down in October.

Branches will start getting the Tacomas delivered in January 2013, and it will take until 2015 to complete the transition. Orkin plans to lease a total of about 5,000 Tacomas. Current Rangers will be sold as their lease term expires.

Orkin Announces Replacement for Ford Ranger

Orkin, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rollins Inc., announced it has chosen the Toyota Tacoma to replace its fleet of Ford Rangers.

Black Book Says Pace of Car Price Declines Picks Up; Trucks Show Opposite Pricing Momentum

GAINESVILLE, GABlack Book reported that resale values declines in the car segment have become increasingly large since April, though the truck segment, on the other hand, has seen price drops slow.

UD Trucks to End Production in U.S.

GREENSBORO, NC – UD Trucks will cease production of its cab-over-engine trucks in the U.S. market by the end of calendar year 2012, according to a company spokesperson.

Goodyear Debuts Self-Inflating Technology for Commercial Tires

AKRON, OHIO – Researchers at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company have been working on a new Air Maintenance Technology application that can aid in fuel savings and CO2 reductions while potentially improving performance and eliminating need for external inflation pressure intervention.

The Toyota Tacoma remains the best-selling compact pickup truck in the U.S. market and further ensures its leadership for 2013 by offering a new Limited Package for a touch of luxury in a hard-working pickup.

Toyota Announces Updates to Tacoma and Tundra

TORRANCE, CA - Toyota has announced several updates to its popular pickup truck line, which inclues the Tundra and Tacoma, including Display Navigation with Entune on the Tundra and a new Limited Package on the Tacoma.

The e-NV200 combines the advanced powertrain of the 100-percent electric Nissan LEAF with all the spaciousness, versatility, and practicality of the base vehicle-the NV200 multi-purpose compact van.

FedEx and Nissan Expand Cooperative Testing of the 100% Electric Nissan e-NV200 to New Global Markets

HANOVER, GERMANY – Nissan unveiled the all-new 100-percent electric Panel Van version e-NV200 Concept, decorated with Nissan and FedEx graphics and logos.

ecoPLUS Helps U.S. Fleets Reduce Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emissions by Up to 20%

CONCORD, MA - TomTom Business Solutions announced U.S. availability of TomTom ecoPLUS, a new add-on device that provides commercial fleets with an innovative and easy way to reduce fuel consumption and vehicle CO2 emissions.

New Texas Transportation Study Reveals Ways to Hire and Retain Truck Drivers

SAN ANTONIO - The 2012 Texas Trucking Industry Study shows Texas trucking companies that expect to grow this year are unique in seven key ways in terms of how they recruit and retain good truck drivers.

Eaton Supporting Deep Incentive Program for Hybrid Vehicles in California

GALESBURG, MI - Eaton Corporation has aligned with the California Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) to assist California-based fleets wanting to purchase low-emissions, fuel-efficient medium- and heavy-duty hybrid vehicles.

(L-R) Mark Hernandez , Mt. Holly plant manager; Roger Nielsen, COO, Daimler Trucks North America; Mike Allison, director fleet acquisition, design & policy, Duke Energy; and Ray Best, director Northern Region Large Business Customer Group, Duke Energy.

Freightliner Trucks Marks Production of 500,000th Vehicle at Mount Holly Plant

MOUNT HOLLY, NC - Freightliner Trucks celebrated the production of its 500,000th vehicle at its Mount Holly, N.C. plant on Sept. 12.

99 Cents Only Stores Lease 40 Natural Gas Trucks from Ryder

MIAMI - Ryder System, Inc., has been selected by 99 Cents Only Stores to provide a full-service lease for 40 compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors to replace diesel tractors in the retailer’s fleet.

Daniels will be responsible for leading the IMT sales team and helping direct business strategy for the company’s line of material-handling equipment and commercial vehicles.

Daniels Joins IMT as Director of Sales

Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT), announced that Don Daniels has joined IMT as the company’s director of sales.

U.S. Department of Transportation Orders HP Distribution LLP to Shut Down

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ordered Kansas-based commercial truck company HP Distribution LLP and an affiliated company, HP Distribution LLC, to immediately cease all transportation services based on serious safety violations that posed an imminent hazard to public safety.

Rand McNally Updates MileMaker and IntelliRoute Enterprise Software Applications

Rand McNally has released the latest update to its MileMaker and IntelliRoute software, the commercial transportation industry's source for truck-specific routing, mileages, and mapping.

KIOTI Tractor Offers Savings on Mechron 2200 UTVs

KIOTI Tractor a Division of Daedong-USA, Inc., announced its new savings program, offering the MECHRON 2200 UTVs.

Mitchell 1 Updates Programs to Now Include Information for 2011 Models

Mitchell 1, a Snap-on Company, updated its online programs,, and, to add diagnostic and repair information for 2011-model vehicles.

Pike Research: Sales of Natural Gas Trucks to Surpass 180,000 by 2019

BOULDER, CO – A new report from Pike Research forecasts steady growth in the market for natural gas trucks and buses: annual worldwide sales of these vehicles will more than double over the next seven years to more than 180,000 in 2019.

EVAOS Announces Green Fleet Demo Tour

SANTA CLARA, CA – EVAOS, Inc. announced the company’s Fall Green Fleet Demo Tour in California.

ATRI: Trucking Operational Costs Continue to Rise

ARLINGTON, VA – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released the findings of its 2012 update to "An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking."

Navman Wireless Releases Android Version of Mobile Fleet Tracking App

GLENVIEW, IL – Navman Wireless has released a new Android version of its mobile app for the OnlineAVL2 fleet tracking system, making it possible for dispatchers, fleet managers and executives to monitor and manage fleet activities from Android smartphones and tablets.

Allison Transmission, Dana Holding Corp. License Rights to NuVinci Technology

NEW YORK – Allison Transmission Holdings Inc., Dana Holding Corporation, and Fallbrook Technologies Inc. announced the formation of strategic relationships to develop, manufacture, and commercialize high-efficiency transmissions for passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, and off-highway equipment.


Stertil-Koni Sues Rotary Lift for Patent, Trade Dress and Copyright Infringement

Stertil-Koni USA, Inc. has filed a patent, trade dress and copyright infringement lawsuit against Vehicle Services Group, LLC, which does business under the name Rotary Lift (Vehicle Services Group is part of the Industrial Products segment of Dover Corporation

Maradyne Launches Social Media Pages

Maradyne High Performance Fans, a manufacturer of cooling fans and heaters, has created a Facebook page and YouTube channel to highlight a series of educational videos for end users and enthusiasts.

Chevron’s Delo Brand Lubricants Announces Inductees to Million Mile Club

Chevron Lubricants, maker of the Delo brand of engine oils, lubricants, and coolants, unveiled the drivers recently inducted to the Chevron Delo sponsored Red Eye Radio (formerly Midnight Trucking Radio) Million Mile Club in July and August 2012.


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