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'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.

Balloting Open for 2011 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

TORRANCE, CA - Online voting for the 2011 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year is now open. Professional fleet managers are encouraged cast their ballots for one of 19 nominated medium-duty work trucks.

Electric vehicle recharging stations such as this one in Rock Hill, South Carolina represent ways that Eaton is extending its power management focus from hybrid vehicle systems to a complete line of charging systems for electric vehicles. (Photo: Business Wire)

Eaton Hybrid Systems Achieve 100 Million Miles of Service, Saving 4 Million Gallons of Fuel

KALAMAZOO, MI - Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced that customers of its hybrid systems have collectively accumulated more than 100 million miles of service, reducing fuel consumption by 4 million gallons of diesel fuel and harmful emissions by 40,000 metric tons.

3rd Year Hino Trucks Engines Rank Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Conventional Medium-Duty Truck Owners

NOVI, MI - Hino Trucks engines rank highest in customer satisfaction among conventional medium duty truck owners for an unprecedented third year in a row according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 U.S. Medium Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Customer Satisfaction Study.

Drive Safely Work Week 2010 Reaches 20 Million U.S. Employees

VIENNA, VA - The 2010 Drive Safely Work Week (DSWW) campaign, sponsored by NETS in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation, reached nearly 5,000 unique public and private organizations representing more than 20 million U.S. employees, or 12.5 percent of the total U.S. workforce.

Carhartt Jacket

Zip It Up Promotion Offers Free Carhartt Jacket

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL - WEATHER GUARD is offering a free Carhartt Jacket, embroidered with the WEATHER GUARD logo, with a purchase of $750 or more of any WEATHER GUARD Truck Equipment or Van Storage Solutions.

EQ Camshaft Thrust Plate

EngineQuest Introduces New Camshaft Thrust Plates for Ford & Chevrolet Vehicles

LAS VEGAS - EngineQuest (EQ), a supplier of stock and performance cylinder heads and engine components, introduced new replacement camshaft thrust plates for the aftermarket.

Snap-on Adds FAQ Section to Diagnostics Website

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL - Snap-on announces it has added a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section to its recently redesigned diagnostic website to serve as the ideal place for customers to get answers related to Snap-on's diagnostic products.

Balloting Begins for 2011 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

TORRANCE, CA - Online voting for the 2011 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year is now open. Professional fleet managers are encouraged cast their ballots for one of 19 nominated medium-duty work trucks.

Top 10 Work Truck Articles from 2010

TORRANCE, CA - The 2010 calendar-year saw an increased interest in telematics and spec'ing trucks, concern over EPA rulings impacting medium-duty truck fleets, and concern over distracted driving liability.

Top 10 Work Truck News Items for 2010

TORRANCE, CA - The 2010 calendar-year saw all-new vehicle introductions, concern over texting and distracted driving, and increased scrutiny over truck fuel economy standards.

ARI Acquires Auto Truck Group, Merges Fleet Body Equipment Into ATG

MT. LAUREL, NJ -- Automotive Resources International (ARI), announced that it has acquired the assets of Auto Truck Group, headquartered in Bartlett, Ill.

FMCSA Launches New Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) Program for Commercial Trucks & Buses

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today took a major step toward improving commercial truck and bus safety with the launch of the Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) program.

TRALA Comments To FASB On Lease Accounting Changes

WASHINGTON - TRALA formally submitted comments today with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in response to their Exposure Draft, Proposed Accounting Standards Update Leases Topic 840.

NY Judge Blocks Costly Mandate to Retrofit Diesel Trucks

NEW YORK - A New York Supreme Court judge recently blocked a Department of Environmental Conservation mandate requiring the owners of heavy-duty diesel vehicles to retrofit their fleets with costly new equipment.

CHESEBRO

Chesebro Named Omaha Standard-Palfinger Project Engineer

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA - Clayton Chesebro was named Project Engineer - Liftgates, responsible for all engineering design and project management functions pertaining to new product development and integration of the company's line of MBB Palfinger and Eagle Lift liftgates.

Snap-on Video Podcasts Now Available on iTunes

KENOSHA, WI - Snap-on video podcasts are now available for free on iTunes. Just search the iTunes store for "Snap-on TV" and subscribe to the podcasts.

JASPER Adds Reverse Servo Cover Support Plate for Ford 4R55E/5R55E Transmissions

JASPER, IN - Jasper Engines & Transmissions has made an update to the reverse servo of Ford 4R55E/5R55E transmissions produced between 1995 and 2008.

Centric Parts Announces New Fleet Vehicle Brake Systems

LOS ANGELES - Centric Parts has introduced a complete brake program for fleets that includes applications for performance fleet vehicles as well as extended-use fleet vehicles.

InterMotive red, extended length seat belts.

InterMotive Launches Sale of Red Seat Belts

AUBURN, CA - InterMotive announces that red, extended length seat belts can be ordered as a ship-thru option from Ford Motor Company (installed by Manning Equipment) for the 2011 F250-550 Crew Cab.

U.S. House Approves Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA)

WASHINGTON - The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) now just needs President Obama's signature for the bipartisan legislation to be reauthorized for five more years as the U.S. House of Representatives approved DERA this morning by a voice vote.

Gienow Eliminates Second Shift Dedicated to Loading Straight-Trucks

CALGARY, AB, CANADA - Gienow, the Calgary, Alberta-based window and door manufacturing company, recently implemented the Demountable Truck Body System by Demountable Concepts, Inc. to accelerate its loading processes enough to eliminate a second shift for a significant reduction in operating costs.

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