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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.

FMCSA Releases Final New Hours of Service Rule

WASHINGTON - U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Dec 22 announced a final rule that employs the latest research in driver fatigue to make sure truck drivers can get the rest they need to operate safely when on the road.

Balloting Open for 2012 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

TORRANCE, CA - Online voting for the 2011 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year is open until Feb. 3.

Rush Enterprises, Inc. Acquires West Texas Peterbilt

Rush Enterprises, Inc. announced that it has acquired certain assets of West Texas Peterbilt, a Peterbilt dealership group with five locations in Texas.

Reyco Granning Announces New President

Reyco Granning is pleased to announce an expansion in its senior management ranks. David Compton joins as President.

Southeastern Freight Lines Earns LTL Carrier of the Year Award from Schneider Logistics

Southeastern Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, was recognized as an LTL Carrier of the Year by Schneider Logistics, Inc.

(L-R) Dick Giromini, President & CEO, Wabash National Corporation; Brian Kupchella, President & COO, Truck-Lite Co. LLC; Jon Stineman, National Sales Director, Truck-Lite Co. LLC; Mark Webber, CFO, Wabash National Corporation.

Truck-Lite Recognized as 2011 Wabash National Outstanding Supplier

Wabash National Corporation recently selected Truck-Lite as a top supplier during its annual supplier conference.

Yokohama ‘Tire Tips’ Video: Cost-Saving Shopping Advice

FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama Tire Corporation's consumer-friendly educational video series - "Tire Tips" - is back with a new installment focusing on smart buying tips for tires in a tough economy.

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Alliance AutoGas EPA-Certification Includes E-Series and GM Medium-Duties

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Alliance AutoGas is now EPA-certified to convert more than 200 vehicle types to propane autogas utilizing the Prins System, including the latest model years for the popular Ford E-series vans, and additional certifications for several medium-duty GM platforms.

GreenHunter Water Acquires New Equipment Fleet

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS - GreenHunter Water, LLC, completed the purchase of new equipment assets, including five new Peterbilt 388 trucks, five 130 BBL Vacuum Trailers, and five vacuum pumps and related equipment.

SCAQMD Launches So. Cal Hybrid Truck Project

DIAMOND BAR, CA - The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is now working with Volvo, Capstone Turbine Corp. and Kenworth Truck Co. on a new commercial hybrid truck project.

Natural Gas Trucks: Kenworth Gives Advice

KIRKLAND, WA - Kenworth Truck Co., a manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty trucks, offers advice to fleet managers considering the purchase of natural gas-powered trucks.

Chrysler Providing DTE Energy With Test Fleet of 10 PHEV Ram 1500 Pickup Trucks

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Chrysler Group LLC, working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), will deliver 10 demonstration fleet Ram 1500 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) pickup trucks to DTE Energy of Detroit.

(L-R) Ed Loh, Editor in Chief, Motor Trend Magazine, presents Motor Trends, "2012 Truck of the Year" award for the Ford F-150 to Derrick Kuzak, group vice president, Global Product Development, Ford Motor Company, at Ford's World Headquarters.

Ford F-150 Named Motor Trend’s 2012 Truck of the Year

DEARBORN, MI - The 2012 Ford F-150, which was recently named Automotive Fleet's 2012 Truck of the Year, was named Motor Trend's 2012 Truck of the Year.

Kenworth Hosts Annual Truck Show Featuring Hybrid and CNG-Powered Kenworths

INDIANAPOLIS - More than 350 truck and fleet operators learned about new available equipment and the future of natural gas fuel in the trucking industry at a show held by Kenworth of Indianapolis / Palmer Trucks at the Indiana State Fair Grounds.

Freightliner Trucks Launches New Website

PORTLAND, OR - Freightliner Trucks launched a completely overhauled version of its website, www.FreightlinerTrucks.com.

BAF Secures CARB Certification for 2012 Ford Transit Connect

DALLAS - BAF, a wholly owned subsidiary of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced the company has received a CARB (California Air Resources Board) Executive Order (EO) for the 2012 dedicated CNG Ford Transit Connect.

DEF Pricing Service Launched

LONDON - Integer Research has launched a monthly Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) price reporting service called DEF Tracker, which includes information in five major U.S. metropolitan areas.

Annual Fleet Study Shows Solid Demand for Class 8 Trucks in 2012

COLUMBUS, OHIO - CK Commercial Vehicle Research has completed their annual fleet study for 2011, finding that one in four small, medium, and large for-hire, private and government fleets plan to add some capacity with new equipment.

ARI Launches Green Website to Aid Fleets with Environmental Management

MT LAUREL, NJ - The site is designed to be a resource to help fleet managers stay informed of environmental management issues related to alternative fuels, emissions, fuel use and new green technologies.

The Transit commercial van. Photo by Chris Wolski.

Ford Showcases Current and Future Commercial Truck Lineup

DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Company showcased its newest truck offerings during a two-day Commercial Truck Showcase Dec. 6 and 7 at its Dearborn Rouge River Center and testing facility.

Dana & Eaton Ending Joint Commercial Vehicle Marketing Relationship

MAUMEE, OHIO - Dana Holding Corporation and Eaton Corporation jointly announced that the marketing relationship between the two companies will end by the middle of 2012. Over the next six months, each company will be preparing to sell, market, and service customers independently of each other.

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