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Navigating the Alphabet Soup of Truck Acronyms

DETROIT – Nearly every full-size pickup owner has a unique use for his or her truck. And considering the GMC Sierra’s 19 different cab and box combinations, the veritable alphabet soup of models practically has its own language of acronyms.

Auto Truck Group Receives New Ship Through For Chevrolet & GMC Products

BARTLETT, IL – Auto Truck Group has been awarded ship through capabilities for the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SWB 2WD and 4WD. The vehicle will be added to the Fort Worth, Texas location.

IMT Announces Ashdown as Senior Chief Engineer

GARNER, IA – Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT) announced that Glen Ashdown has been hired as the company’s new senior chief engineer. Ashdown brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the design, manufacturing and product support of large mobile equipment.

Mitchell 1 Introduces SureTrack

POWAY, CA – Mitchell 1 announces the release of SureTrack, a new all-in-one repair information resource that brings together a unique combination of intelligence and expertise to help aftermarket automotive shops increase accuracy and efficiency from diagnosis to completed repair.

TomTom Business Solutions Partners with Intac International

BOSTON, MA – TomTom Business Solutions announced its partnership with Intac International, the maker of Wintac – the award winning all-in-one business automation software for field service and installation companies.

XRS Corporation Promotes Christian Schenk to SVP, Product Strategy & Market Growth

MINNEAPOLIS — XRS Corporation (formerly Xata Corporation), announced that the company’s board of directors has promoted and appointed Christian Schenk to senior vice president, product strategy & market growth, and a member of the company’s executive committee.

2013 Shell Rotella SuperRigs Calendar Available for Free with Shell Rotella Oil Change

HOUSTON – The 2013 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar is filled with some of the best looking heavy duty trucks in North America. Truckers can be the first to get the 2013 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar through November 30th, while supplies last.

DMAX Builds 1.5 Millionth Duramax Diesel Engine

MORAINE, OHIO – General Motors announced today the production of its 1,500,000th Duramax 6.6L diesel engine at its DMAX Ltd. Joint venture with Isuzu Motors Ltd.

Allison Transmission and UAW Extend Labor Agreement

INDIANAPOLIS – Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. announced that its labor agreement with United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 933, which was set to expire at midnight on Nov. 14, has been extended until noon on Nov. 21.

Propel Fuels & Solazyme Deliver World’s Kicks off Algae-based Fuel Pilot

REDWOOD CITY, CA – Propel Fuels, a retailer of renewable fuels and clean mobility solutions, and Solazyme, Inc., a renewable oil and bioproducts company, are bringing algae-derived fuel to retail pumps for what they believe to be the first time in history.

G.D.S. Express Installs Rand McNally TND 760 in Its Company Trucks

SKOKIE, IL – After a year-long study of mobile fleet management systems, G.D.S. Express, Inc. (GDS) is installing Rand McNally’s TND 760 in its company trucks, Rand McNally announced.

LexisNexis Reports 9 Percent Rise in False Driver Employment History in 2012

ATLANTA – LexisNexis Risk Solutions announced the results of the third annual LexisNexis Commercial Driver Safety Report: Industry Insights, Analysis and Trending, designed to help trucking companies hire drivers smarter.

2013 Ram 1500 has Truckload of Performance Parts and Accessories

AUBURN HILLS, MI – From a $12 trailer hitch plug to a $3,311 lift kit, Mopar will offer more than 300 performance parts and accessories for the new 2013 Ram 1500.

Mitsubishi Fuso Moving Inventory to Make Trucks Available for Hurricane Sandy Relief

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ — Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) announced that it has consolidated a significant portion of its medium-duty truck inventory at its port facilities in Baltimore, where they can be delivered immediately to its dealers across the affected states to aid in Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

By utilizing this software, JASPER Quality Engineers are able to drive improvements in the remanufacturing process by analyzing this data to determine the perfect method for assembling transmission clutches.

JASPER Updates Transmission Hydraulic Clutch Testing

JASPER, IN - The Quality Engineers of Jasper Engines & Transmissions have updated the company’s transmission hydraulic clutch testing process.

DUECO, Inc. Provides Crews and Equipment to Support Hurricane Sandy Clean Up

WAUKESHA, WI – DUECO, Inc. has customers throughout the East Coast and elsewhere in the country working their DUECO built trucks and crews hard to restore power throughout the area.

Atlas Highlights Differences in State Driving Laws

EVANSVILLE, IN — Atlas Van Lines, is spreading the word on driving laws concerning distracted driving and passenger safety.

Truck Drivers Hitch Their Success to Mobile Technologies

LOS ANGELES, CA – Things are looking up for the trucking industry. The American Trucking Associations anticipates that U.S. companies will bring on nearly 100,000 new drivers each year, for the next 10 years.

Tow Trucks Helping Distressed Motorists In Storm-Ravaged New York, New Jersey

MEDFORD, MA - Tow truck drivers up and down the East Coast came to the aid of their fuel-starved brethren in New York and New Jersey this past week by creating a supply line of diesel and gasoline to keep local tow providers responding to distressed motorists in storm-damaged areas.

Jerry Cortese, director of sales-western region for Auto Truck Group.

Auto Truck Group Hires New Director of Sales for the Western Region

BARTLETT, IL — Auto Truck Group has hired Jerry Cortese to the position of Director of Sales-Western Region. Former Director of Sales-Western Region, Matt McGowan, has accepted the position of Director of Sales-Eastern Region for Auto Truck Group.

ARI celebrated the grand opening of its Houston Call Center on November 9, 2012.<br />

ARI Celebrates Grand Opening of Its Houston Call Center

HOUSTON - This is the sixth ARI call center in North America and it will help support ARI’s continued commitment to superior customer service in every aspect of its business.

Terex Services North America Formed

REDMOND, WA – Terex Corporation (TEX) announced today that it will leverage the combined strengths of Terex Equipment Services (TES) and Crane America Services (CAS) to form the new service provider: Terex Services North America.

Trimble Takes Driver Safety to the Next Level

LAS VEGAS – Trimble announced that it has released new enhancements to the Trimble GeoManager Driver Safety solution, allowing field service organizations to more easily manage and communicate behaviors that influence driver and vehicle safety.

Powertrain Integration, Triad Services Group Form Partnership

MADISON HEIGHTS, MI – Powertrain Integration, LLC (PI) and Triad Services Group, LLC (Triad) have entered into a partnership to provide total vehicle services.

Navman Wireless Plans New Add-on for FMCSA Compliance

GLENVIEW, IL – Navman Wireless USA announced an agreement with Innovative Software Engineering (ISE) that will equip fleet managers using the Navman Wireless OnlineAVL2 fleet tracking system.


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