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Truck Tire Prices Hiking Up

AKRON, OHIO - Several tire manufacturers have announced increases in pricing for commercial truck tires.

GM Suspends Shreveport Assembly Plant Production

DETROIT – General Motors announced it has suspended production at its Shreveport Assembly plant in Louisiana for the week of March 21


Sill Installed as 47th President of the NTEA

INDIANAPOLIS - Steven Sill, president of Aspen Equipment Company (Bloomington, Minn.), was installed as the 47th President of the NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, at The Work Truck Show 2011, held in Indianapolis.

New NTEA Logo

NTEA has a New Look

INDIANAPOLIS - The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) is excited to celebrate its evolution as an organization by unveiling a new logo, which uses the acronym NTEA, a bold tagline "The Association for the Work Truck Industry," and simple graphic.

:  Work Truck magazine Associate Publisher Robert Brown (second from r.) presents the Ram Chassis Cab team with the 2011 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award. From left, Joe Veltri, vice president -- Product Planning; Fred Diaz, president and CEO Ram Truck Brand and head of National Sales; and Scott Kunselman, senior vice president -- Engineering. Shown in back is the 2011 Ram 4500 Chassis Cab.

Ram 4500/5500 Named Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

DETROIT - The 2011 Ram 4500/5500 was named Work Truck magazine's Medium-Duty Truck of the Year.

Rush Enterprises Acquires Ford Franchise in Orlando

SAN ANTONIO - Rush Enterprises, Inc., which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, announced that its subsidiary, Rush Truck Centers of Florida, Inc., has acquired certain assets of Heintzelman's Truck Center.


Former QUALCOMM Exec Rodi Joins Rand McNally

SKOKIE, IL - Rand McNally announced that Jim Rodi has joined the company as senior vice president of Mobile Communications.

DOT Proposes New HazMat Rule

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) released a proposed rule that the department said will improve the safe transfer of hazardous materials to and from rail cargo and highway cargo trucks.

Japan Automakers Halt Production, Assess OTD Impact

JAPAN – In the wake of the recent 8.9 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami affecting northern Japan, automakers located in that country have shut down production and have not decided whether they will resume operations later this week.

Continental to Hike Truck Tire Prices

FORT MILL, SC - Continental Tire will increase the price of its Continental, General, and AmeriSteel brand truck tires by 10 percent effective April 1 for replacement sales channels in the U.S. only.

Leggett & Platt and Landi Renzo Partner to Produce Natural Gas Vehicles

ATLANTA - L&P CVP, with Landi Renzo, had a Ford E-250 commercial van upfit with a dedicated CNG alternative fuel system.

Cummins Showcases Product Offering For Work Truck Market

INDIANAPOLIS - Cummins is showcasing its on-highway engines and technology at The Work Truck Show 2011.

NTEA Show Features New Vehicle Launches

INDIANAPOLIS - This year’s NTEA Work Truck Show featured new vehicle launches from a range of manufacturers as well as a number of vehicles with new types of fueling/power systems, from natural gas to propane autogas and electric.

Propane Pavilion at Work Truck Show Packed with Propane Autogas Innovation, Power

INDIANAPOLIS - Fleet managers can drive work trucks and vans fueled by propane autogas at the 2011 Work Truck Show through March 10 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

The new International TerraStar comes with a 300 hp 6.4L MaxxForce 7 V-8 engine, which delivers 660 lb.-ft. torque.

Navistar Introduces International TerraStar 4x4 Commercial Truck

INDIANAPOLIS Navistar unveiled its new TerraStar Commercial Truck 4x4 variant at the NTEA Show in Indianapolis.

inthinc VP Joins American Trucking Association Technical Maintenance Council

SALT LAKE CITY - The Technical Maintenance Council develops industry best practices for onboard vehicle technologies.

The Reach is powered by Isuzu's biodiesel fuel compatible 4JJ1-TC 3.0L turbocharged engine.

Isuzu, Utilimaster Unveil Reach Commercial Van

INDIANAPOLISIsuzu and Utilimaster unveiled a new commercial van that will come in two wheelbases and three body lengths.

A ZeroTruck model that Dow Kokam will supply the battery system for.

Dow Kokam, ZeroTruck Sign Agreement for Electric Medium Duty Trucks

MIDLAND, MI – Dow Kokam has agreed to supply advanced lithium-ion battery systems for electric Class 3-6 work vehicles made by ZeroTruck.

The line includes standard chassis designs for class 3 through class 5 — the Canter FE125, Canter FE160 and Canter FE180, but also extends to a 7-passenger crew cab model, the Canter FE160CC and the 4-wheel drive FG4X4.

Mitsubishi Fuso Introduces New Canter FE/FG Series Trucks

INDIANAPOLIS - The new lineup of 2012-model Mitsubishi Fuso cabovers come in five models, covering weight ratings from Class 3 through Class 5.

The propane autogas fuel system will be available for 2012 and later models of the Ford F-450 and F-550 truck series.

ROUSH Launches Ford F-450 / F-550 Propane Autogas Fuel System

INDIANAPOLIS - ROUSH launched its new system at the NTEA Work Truck Show. The propane autogas fuel system will be available for 2012 and later models of the Ford F-450 and F-550 truck series.

JASPER Holds “Strive to Thrive” Presentations in Buffalo & Boston

BOSTON - “Strive To Thrive” was designed by JASPER’s Customer Advisory Group to help independent garage owners (IGOs) grow and be more profitable.

Snap-On Double Rebates on Featured Tool Storage, Diagnostics Products

KENOSHA, WI – Snap-on’s “The Doubler” instant rebate program offers standard rebates on all Snap-on products and double rebates on purchases of featured Snap-on tool storage unit or diagnostic products.

All new truck models are powered by the Hino J05E Series engine. The 5-liter engine is rated at 210 hp and 440 lb. ft. of torque.

Hino Launches Four New Cab-Over-Engine Trucks

NOVI, MI - Hino Trucks launched four new cab over engine (COE) trucks at NTEA.

Independent Test Shows Hino Trucks' 19.8% Fuel Efficiency Advantage

NOVI, MI – The 2011-MY Hino Truck model 268 (25,950 lbs. GVW) outperformed a competitor in fuel efficiency in a recent independent real-world test, according to Hino Truck.

2011 HTUF National Conference

PASADENA, CA - The HTUF National Conference 2011 is the largest hybrid and high efficiency commercial vehicle event in North America.


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