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ARI Study Shows Fleet Need for Telematics

MT LAUREL, NJ – ARI found increasing driver productivity to be the most prevalent objective for utility fleet managers implementing GPS/telematics systems.

Yokohama Tire Corporation Names New President

FULLERTON, CA – Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) announced that Yasushi Tanaka will be the company’s new president and CEO, effective June 29. Tanaka succeeds Takao Oishi, who has been at the helm of YTC since April 2008.

Shipments Begin from Continental's Flat Tread Production Facility in Mexico

MORELIA, MICHOCAN - Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, has begun shipments of its flat precure treads from a new central manufacturing plant in Morelia, Mexico this month, with plans to eventually distribute the products throughout the Americas.

Omaha Standard PALFINGER Announces Several Organizational Initiatives

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA - Omaha Standard PALFINGER announced several organizational initiatives in support of the company's strategic initiatives and rapid growth.

Bestop Extends $100 Cash Back Rebate on PowerBoards

BROOMFIELD, CO - Bestop has extended its PowerBoard rebate through July 31. Consumers can get $100 back on any Bestop PowerBoard purchase. Submittals must be postmarked by August 31.

Southeastern Freight Lines Named Lowe's Platinum Carrier of the Year

LEXINGTON, SC - Southeastern Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, has been named Lowe's Platinum Carrier of the Year - the highest award designation possible for the home improvement retailer.

Remy International Formalizes Long-Term Supply Agreement With Odyne Systems LLC

PENDLETON, IN - Remy Electric Motors, LLC, North America's largest independent manufacturer of advanced electric propulsion motors, and Odyne Systems, LLC, a manufacturer of hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, have signed a long-term motor supply agreement.

Supreme Settles Litigation with The Armored Group

GOSHEN, IN - Supreme Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of specialized commercial vehicles, including truck bodies, shuttle buses, and armored vehicles settled its long-standing litigation with The Armored Group.

Quantum Receives Fleet Contract from Dow Chemical

IRVINE, CA - Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. announced it has received a contract to deliver 100-plus plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) pickup truck fleet vehicles powered to The Dow Chemical Company.

Last Chance! - Take Automotive Fleet's 2011 Personal Use Survey

TORRANCE, CA - Automotive Fleet needs your input! How does your company handle personal use of company-provided vehicles?

General Motors Arlington Assembly Plant employee Joe Gonzalez working on the line before the automaker's announcement.

GM to Invest $331 Million to Expand Plant for Future SUV Production

General Motors will add 110 jobs and invest $331 million to purchase tooling and equipment and expand the Arlington Assembly Plant to make future Chevrolet Tahoes, Suburbans, GMC Yukons, and Cadillac Escalades.

Fleet Advantage CEO John Flynn Named Finalist for Ernst & Young LLP Award

FT LAUDERDALE, FL - Ernst & Young LLP has announced that Fleet Advantage's CEO John Flynn is a finalist in the "Emerging" category of the company's awards competition, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011.

The CV-23's cost is comparable to the P70, according to UPS.

UPS Testing Composite Delivery Trucks

ATLANTA– UPS’s Automotive division is testing new CV-23 delivery truck prototypes it had custom built by working with Utlilimaster/Isuzu.

Federated Members Choose Federal-Mogul Outstanding Vendor of the Year

STAUNTON, VA - Federated Auto Parts recognized Federal-Mogul with its Outstanding Vendor of the Year Award for 2010.

Altec NUECO Announces Acquisition of Aerial Lift of Connecticut Assets

BIRMINGHAM, AL - Altec NUECO, a wholly owned subsidiary of Altec, Inc., announced that it has finalized the acquisition of certain assets of Aerial Lift of Connecticut, Inc. of Milford, Conn.

U.S. Fuel Demand Increased in April as Economy Grew, API Says

WASHINGTON - U.S. fuel demand rose in April as economic growth bolstered consumption of diesel by truckers, according to the American Petroleum Institute.

eStar Delivers Real-World Results for FedEx

WARRENVILLE, IL - FedEx showcased a prototype of the eStar electric truck during last month's "Charge Up Route 66" tour that began in Chicago and ended in Los Angeles as part of the Fortune Brainstorm Green Conference.

Cummins Tests Four-Cylinder Diesel in a Nissan Titan

MINNEAPOLIS - Cummins is in the advanced stages of developing a new four-cylinder diesel engine potentially for the U.S. market.

PHH Arval’s Center for Transportation Safety is 2011 Stevie Award Finalist

SPARKS, MD - Center for Transportation Safety, a division of PHH Arval, was named a Finalist for New Product or Service of the Year in the Services category of the ninth annual American Business Awards and is now eligible for a Stevie Award.

Midwest Food Trucks Face Unfriendly Legislation

CLEVELAND, OHIO – Food truck operators face unfriendly legislation in Midwestern cities that keeps them from growing their businesses.

Driver Shortage Impact on Fleet Capacity is Widespread

COLUMBUS, OH - More than seven in 10 fleets surveyed for the Q2 2011 Fleet Sentiment Report indicate that the shortage of drivers is either impacting their fleet now or may in the future

Federated Customer Motown Automotive Celebrates 40th Anniversary

STAUNTON, VA - Federated member Motown Automotive celebrated its 40th anniversary on May 13 in grand style by holding an open house and customer appreciation day at its new 115,000 square-foot distribution center in Farmington Hills, Mich.

Kinedyne Appoints New Account Manager

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Kinedyne Corporation has appointed Randy Poore as the new account manager for its Northwest territory.

Redding named to lead Omaha Standard PALFINGER's Customer Support Group

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA - Mike Redding was named to lead Omaha Standard PALFINGER's (OSP) Customer Support Group for OSP's extensive line of service/utility bodies, platform bodies, hydraulic hoists, and hydraulic liftgates as well as the Company's new line of mechanics bodies, telescopic cranes, and air compressors.

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Launches Official Facebook and Twitter Pages

CYPRESS, CA - Exclusive photos and videos, automotive news, tire tips and prize giveaways. Fans will find all this and more on the new Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. Facebook and Twitter pages.

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