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EPA, DOT, and California Align Timeframe for Proposing Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Standards

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state of California have announced that they will work on a single timeframe, with a deadline of Sept. 1, 2011, for proposing fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for model year 2017-2025 cars and light-duty trucks.

Ryder Completes Acquisition of Carmenita Leasing in California

MIAMI - Ryder System, Inc., a transportation and supply chain management solutions company, has completed its previously announced acquisition of substantially all the assets of the full service leasing and rental business of Carmenita Leasing, Inc.

Nissan partners with Original Wraps, Inc. for graphic personalization of new Nissan NV Commercial Van.

Nissan Offers No-Charge Upfitting and Graphics Packages for 2012 NV Commercial Van

FRANKLIN, TN - Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) announced a new program offering a choice of a no-charge commercial upfit package or no-charge exterior graphics package for businesses purchasing or leasing a new Nissan NV1500, NV2500 HD, or NV3500 HD commercial van.

Whirlpool Facility Operated by Penske Logistics Earns Certification and Top Marks

READING, PA - Whirlpool Corporation's regional distribution center in Perris, Calif., operated by Penske Logistics, earned certification and a top rating of 93.6 percent from the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC).

Kinedyne Exec Receives ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence Designation

BRANCHBURG, NJ - The American Society for Quality (ASQ) recently recognized Kinedyne Corporation's Global Quality Director, Peter Miko, with its Certified Manager of Quality / Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE) designation.

Goodyear Belts' Manufacturer Adds Gatorgauge Video to Youtube Library

AKRON, OHIO - Installers and DIYers looking for more tips on inspecting and replacing serpentine belts now have another online reference thanks to Veyance Technologies, the exclusive manufacturer of Goodyear Engineered Products.

Snap-On No Compromise Tour

Snap-on NO COMPROMISE Tour Adding New Features in 2011

KENOSHA, WI - As the Snap-on NO COMPROMISE Tour starts its third year touring the country in January, several new features, as well as a few surprises, are in store for the highly successful traveling tool demo and exhibition.

Line-X Protective Coatings Launches New Website

HUNTSVILLE, AL - LINE-X Protective Coatings, a developer and provider of high-performance protective coatings, announced the launch of its new and improved website.

Work Truck Magazine Poll - Resale of Upfit Trucks

TORRANCE, CA - Work Truck magazine wants to hear from you! Take a moment to give us your input on important topics and help us with future article research.

ATG's Dondlinger Merges Fleet Body Equipment Into Existing Operations

CHICAGO, IL – Auto Truck Group's Jim Dondlinger announced that he and his management team had successfully re-organized operations to include its newest upfitting company, Fleet Body Equipment.

4th Annual Green Fleet Conference Set for Oct. 3-4 in Grapevine, Texas

TORRANCE, CA – Bobit Business Media has announced the dates for the 4th Annual Green Gleet Conference. The event will take place Oct. 3-4, 2011 at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas.

ARI's Cardile to Oversee Auto Truck Group Upfitter Operations, White Promoted to Senior VP

MT. LAUREL, N.J. – Automotive Resources International has announced that Frank Cardile, senior vice president of operations and client relations, will oversee the upfitting operations of newly-acquired Auto Truck Group (ATG) in addition his other duties. The company also announced that Bob White was promoted to senior vice president of fleet services.

2011 Kia Sportage

2011 Kia Sportage Named 'International Truck of the Year' by ICOTY Jury

DETROIT - Presented during the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit during a presentation sponsored by Bridgestone Tire, the 2011 Kia Sportage compact CUV was honored with the "International Truck of the Year" award by Road & Travel magazine.

J. J. Keller Hires DOT & Fleet Safety Expert Ray Guest

NEENAH, WI - J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., a provider of risk and regulatory management products, publications and services, announced that DOT and fleet safety subject matter expert Ray Guest joined its organization as a safety consultant.

NTEA Recognizes Safety & Quality Processes Through MVPs

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

'Man Caves' Vehicle Fueled by Propane Autogas Showcased at International Builder's Show

PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, MI - ROUSHCleanTech's liquid propane-autogas-powered Ford E-350 cutaway van, featured on the DIY Network television show "Man Caves," will be showcased as Ford's presentation vehicle at the National Association of Home Builder's International Builders Show.

Top Truck Drivers Selected to New America's Road Team

ARLINGTON, VA - The American Trucking Associations (ATA) announced the Captains of the 2011-2012 America's Road Team, a group of million-mile, accident-free professional truck drivers.

Kumho KL Truck Tires: Modified, Verified & Certified

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA - Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc. is in the process of re-naming its KL line of truck tires to better illustrate just how environmentally friendly they are.

RTA is a 'Good Buddy' to Trucker Buddy

PACIFIC GROVE, CA - The Retread Tire Association (RTA) has donated money to Trucker Buddy International to show its support.

Check Corporation's durable Mold-in-Place seat heater systems are available to deliver warmth and comfort to operators of construction, agricultural and industrial equipment.

Check Mold-in-Place Seat Heaters Available for Construction & Agriculture Markets

TROY, MI - Check Corporation's durable Mold-in-Place seat heater systems are available to deliver warmth and comfort to operators of construction, agricultural and industrial equipment.

ALI Offers Updated Vehicle Lifting Points Guide For Frame-Engaging Lifts

CORTLAND NY - The Automotive Lift Institute, Inc. (ALI) announces the availability of the 2011 edition of ALI's "VEHICLE LIFTING POINTS for FRAME ENGAGING LIFTS."

'Torque It Up' with Snap-on's Ratchet Socket Promotion

KENOSHA, WI - For a limited time, Snap-on is offering its 2011 ratchet and socket promotion.

The 2011 Ford Explorer.

2011 Ford Explorer Named North American Truck of the Year at NAIAS

DETROIT - Ford announced that the 2011 Ford Explorer was named the North American Truck of the Year by a panel of 49 journalists from the U.S. and Canada. The award for this honor was presented to Ford at the start of the 2011 North American International Auto Show.

Nissan partners with Original Wraps Inc. to provide Nissan NV customers with vehicle graphics personalization technology.

Nissan Partners With Original Wraps to Personalize NV Commercial Van

NV customers will be able to create their own design and use their own logos through the Nissan Commercial Vehicle website, www.nissancommercialvehicles.com, beginning this month.

Changes Proposed for Driver Hours-of-Service Rules

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on Dec. 23 issued a regulatory proposal that would revise hours-of-service (HOS) requirements for commercial truck drivers.

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