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Hankook to Increase Commercial Tire Prices up to 8 Percent

WAYNE, NJ – Reflecting the ongoing trend of increasing tire prices, Hankook Tire America Corp. has announced that it will be raising it U.S. commercial tire prices by up to 8 percent. The amount of the increase will vary by product and size. The price changes will go into effect on Nov. 1, 2011.

Global Truck and Engine Maker Navistar Welcomes Free Trade Agreements

WARRENVILLE, IL – While new free trade agreements have generated everything from trepidation to outright hostility, Navistar International Corporation said that it fully supported recently inked agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea.

Milestone Equipment and Scrap Metal Services Acquire GE Capital Trailer Fleet

TIBURON, CA & BURNHAM, IL – Milestone Equipment and Scrap Metal Services entered into a new joint venture Scrapstone Intermodal Services, LLC with the acquisition of 7,300 intermodal dry van trailers from GE Capital on October 24.

Kenworth introduces two medium-duty cabovers. From the left are the new Kenworth K270 Class 6 cabover and the Kenworth K370 Class 7 cabover.

Kenworth Introduces Medium-Duty Cabovers for Urban Delivery Applications

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth Truck Co. announced it has expanded its medium-duty product line with the introduction of its new Kenworth K270 Class 6 and Kenworth K370 Class 7 cabovers, designed for urban delivery companies.

The Reach commercial van.

Utilimaster Begins Production of Isuzu Reach Commercial Van

ANAHEIM, CA - Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., and Utilimaster Corp. have begun production of the all-new Reach commercial walk-in van at Utilimaster’s assembly facility in Wakarusa, Indiana.

Ford and Chrysler Get Top Honors at Texas Truck Rodeo

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) hosts its annual Truck Rodeo every year. This year, the Detroit Three came away with a number of awards.

Ram Expands Power Wagon Model Range

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – Chrysler’s Ram Truck division said it's adding two models to its Ram Power Wagon lineup, the ST and Laramie, both of which are designed for off-road use.

Zonar Celebrates 10 Years of Innovation

SEATTLE - In October 2011, Zonar marked its 10th anniversary of providing customers with innovative fleet management solutions.

Hankook Tire's AH24 Premium Regional Haul Commercial Tire Receives SmartWay Verification

WAYNE, NJ - Hankook Tire announced the verification of its AH24 Premium Regional Steer/All-Position commercial tire as SmartWay verified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay Technology Program.

Registration Now Open for NTEA Work Truck Show 2012

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Registration is now open for North America's largest work truck event, The Work Truck Show 2012.

VIPAR Heavy Duty Announces Agreement with Meritor Aftermarket Services

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL –VIPAR Heavy Duty has announced a new program with Meritor Aftermarket Services to offer third party logistics (3PL) services to the VIPAR Heavy Duty supplier community.

Terex Adds Foley Equipment as New Utilities Equipment Distributor

WICHITA, KS - Foley Equipment Company now distributes the full line of Terex Utilities equipment, including Terex aerial devices, cable placers, digger derricks, and auger drills and tooling.

Is Your Fleet One of the Top 100 Truck Fleets?

TORRANCE, CA - Automotive Fleet is updating its annual listing of the Top 100 Truck fleets. If you have more than 500 trucks in your fleet, take a moment to update your information today.

Go Natural CNG Truck

Go Natural CNG to Open Additional Facility in Tulsa, Okla.

WOODS CROSS, UTAH - Go Natural CNG is opening an additional sales and installation facility in Tulsa, Okla. Go Natural's partner, AutoSource Motors, will be sharing the new Oklahoma facility.

Hino Trucks Showcases B-20 Approved Diesel-Electric Hybrid Trucks at HTUF

BALTIMORE - The 2012 Hino 195h diesel-electric hybrid cab-over truck showed off its capabilities running on a 20-percent biodiesel blend (B-20) and hybrid-electric power during the HTUF Ride-and-Drive event on Oct. 13.

Capstone Turbine to Work with Kenworth & Peterbilt on Hybrid Concept Truck Programs

CHATSWORTH, CA - Capstone Turbine Corporation (, a clean-technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced that it is working with domestic heavy-duty truck manufacturers Kenworth and Peterbilt to demonstrate Class 7 and Class 8 microturbine range extended series hybrid trucks.

International ProStar+

New Driver Features Showcased on International ProStar+, TranStar Models

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS - Navistar showcased several driver-centric features on two of its most popular models-the International ProStar+ and the International TranStar at tne 2011 American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition.

Eco-Driving Improves Fuel Economy 22% in Commercial Transportation Fleets

SAN DIEGO - The results of SmartDrive Systems Commercial Transportation Fuel Efficiency Study reveal that commercial fleets can save more than $12,500 per vehicle annually, by engaging in fuel-efficient, eco-driving best practices.

Mark Fields, Ford Motor Company's president of The Americas.

Ford to Bring F-650 and F-750 Production to U.S.

DEARBORN, MI - In its announcement that the UAW has ratified a new four-year labor agreement with Ford, the automaker announced it plans to insource production of its F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks currently built in Escobedo, Mexico, to its Avon Lake, Ohio plant.

Funding Available for California Hybrid & Electric Buses/Trucks

SACRAMENTO, CA - $11 million of funding is still available to California fleets, public or private, to purchase hybrid or electric buses and trucks through the California Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.

Reyco Granning Discards Traditional Corporate Structure

MOUNT VERNON, MO - Reyco Granning announced the realignment of their corporate structure to increase customer response time and satisfaction.

Linehaul Heavy Duty Joins Vipar Heavy Duty

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL - Linehaul Heavy Duty LLC has joined the VIPAR Heavy Duty network of distributors.

BAE HybriDrive series

BAE Systems HybriDrive Parallel System Achieves 30% Fuel Economy Savings

JOHNSON CITY, NY - Road tests conducted by BAE Systems reveal that commercial trucks powered by the company's green HybriDrive parallel hybrid electric propulsion system use 30-percent less fuel than trucks running on traditional diesel engines.

Continental Plans to Invest More Than $500 Million to Build New Plant in Sumter, S.C.

SUMTER, SC - Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (CTA) announced that it will build an all-new tire plant in Sumter, S.C. to meet growing demand from both the retail level and automotive manufacturers.


NTEA Executive Director Inducted Into MSAE Hall of Fame

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Jim Carney, CAE, executive director of NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry has been inducted into the Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE) Hall of Fame.


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