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Ford Motor Company and Azure Dynamics have begun shipping the first Ford Transit Connect Electrics to early customers in North America and to the United Kingdom for a demonstration project.

Ford & Azure Dynamics Mark Production and Delivery of First Transit Connect Electrics

DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Company and Azure Dynamics have begun shipping the first Ford Transit Connect Electrics to early customers in North America and to the United Kingdom for a demonstration project.

New Penske Truck Leasing, Rental and Logistics Blog

READING, PA - Penske Truck Leasing introduced its new corporate blog called, "Move Ahead." It will serve as the official blog for Penske Truck Leasing, Penske Truck Rental, Penske Logistics and Penske Used Trucks.

Phillips Industries Launches Qwik Tech Tips Newsletter for Fleets

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA - Phillips Industries has launched Qwik Tech Tips, a monthly newsletter which offers easy solutions to electrical maintenance issues facing trucking fleets.

Hino Truck Engines Rank Highest in J.D. Power Study

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA - While fuel economy levels vary widely among truck engine manufacturers, fleets with the most fuel-efficient engines may benefit from significant cost savings and higher satisfaction, particularly after a year-over-year increase in gas and diesel prices,.

NTEA Names Successor to Carney as Executive Director

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Board of Trustees has named Steve Carey, NTEA senior director of operations, to replace long-time Executive Director Jim Carney. Carney will retire April 30, 2012, after what will be a 36-year career with the NTEA (35 years as executive director).

Ram Offers Additional Paint Options to Commercial Customers

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Based on customer demand, the Ram Truck brand has announced that it will add a "National Fire Safety Lime Yellow" paint option to 2011 Ram commercial trucks, including 2500/3500 Heavy Duty pickups and 3500/4500/5500 Chassis Cab trucks.

All-New 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Named '2011 Urban Truck of the Year'

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Editors of Decisive Auto magazine and a panel of 15 independent automotive journalists selected the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee as Decisive Media's "Urban Truck of the Year."

ROUSH CleanTech Announces Company Leaders

LIVONIA, MI - ROUSH Enterprises presents a winning line up with the announcement of Joe Thompson and Todd Mouw leading the company's newest venture, ROUSH CleanTech , a product-based alternative fuel-powered engine company destined to change the way fleets do business.

Goodyear Unveils SUV/Light-Truck Winter Tires

AKRON, OHIO - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has introduced the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT, the company's first dedicated winter tire for SUVs and light trucks.

Authorized Transmission Remanufacturing Moves to New Headquarters

MUNDELEIN, IL - Authorized Transmission Remanufacturing, Inc.,(ATR) a national supplier of fleet transmissions throughout the U.S. and Canada, announced they have moved into their new 100,000 sq. ft. world class remanufacturing plant located in Mundelein, Ill.

AT&T Deploys 2,000th CNG Vehicle in Fleet

DALLAS - AT&T has added the 2,000th compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle into its corporate vehicle fleet -- a Ford E250 van deployed in San Leandro, Calif. This milestone is part of a $565 million planned investment announced in March 2009 to replace approximately 15,000 fleet vehicles with alternative-fuel models through 2018.

Verizon Offers Fleets XATA Turnpike Solution to Support CSA 2010 Compliance

BASKING RIDGE, NJ and MINNEAPOLIS - Verizon Wireless announced that the XATA Turnpike fleet management and compliance solution is now available to Verizon Wireless enterprise customers.

ATR Moves to New Remanufacturing Facility

MUNDELEIN, IL - Authorized Transmission Remanufacturing, Inc., a national supplier of fleet transmissions throughout the U.S. and Canada, is proud to announce that it has moved into its new 100,000 sq. ft. world-class remanufacturing plant located in Mundelein, Ill.

Two upfitted versions of the Isuzu NPR ECO-MAX visited over 200 Isuzu truck dealers between September 7th and November 17th.

Isuzu NPR ECO-MAX Trucks Return from Nationwide Tour

ANAHEIM, CA - The first low-cab-forward medium-duty trucks in the U.S. market to meet stringent new 2010 emissions regulations returned November 17th from their nationwide introductory tour.

Trucking Industry Expert Returns to ATA as Senior Vice President of Legislative Affairs

ARLINGTON, VA -- The American Trucking Associations (ATA) announced the appointment of Mary Phillips as senior vice president of Legislative Affairs. Phillips returns to ATA after serving as Vice President of Legislative Affairs in 2005 and 2006.

Technology & Maintenance Council Announces 2011 Annual Meeting Details

TAMPA, FL - "Extending the Boundaries of Vehicle Maintenance" is the theme of American Trucking Associations' Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) 2011 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, to be held Feb. 8-11 at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Fla.

Veolia Environmental Services Adopts Compressed Natural Gas Technology for Fort Myers Fleet

FORT MYERS, FL - Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc., the solid waste division of Veolia Environmental Services North America (VESNA), announced the introduction of a new fleet of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered trucks to its Fort Myers (Lee County) service area.

Cummins Confirms Support for Greenhouse Gas & Fuel-Efficiency Standards

COLUMBUS, IN - Cummins Inc. further confirmed its support for greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency standards for heavy- and medium-duty commercial vehicles and engines during its testimony at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) public hearing in Chicago.

Paper Transport's CNG-Powered Freightliner Trucks Reach More Than 130,000 Miles

PORTLAND, OR - Paper Transport, one of the nation's leading regional truckload service carriers, recently reached more than 130,000 miles each on its two Freightliner Business Class M2 112 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles.

Ryder to Offer DEF at All Full-Service Locations in North America

MIAMI, FL - Ryder System, Inc. , a transportation and supply chain management solution company, will soon be offering Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) at every full service Ryder location in North America.

FleetCor Announces Fuelman and FleetWide Cards

ATLANTA, GA - FleetCor Technologies, Inc. announced the expansion of its Fuelman and FleetWide fleet card acceptance to all 8,500 Chevron and Texaco locations throughout the U.S.

TomTom & Tracker Management Deliver Live Driver Updates & Accurate Arrival Times

CONCORD, MA - TomTom and Tracker Management Systems are partnering to help towing fleet operators improve efficiency, reduce costs and increase control of drivers and equipment.

Manheim Heavy Truck and Equipment Announces Partnership With Proxibid

ATLANTA - Manheim Heavy Truck & Equipment now offers customers - including private business owners like construction companies- a new channel for online buying wholesale inventory through a partnership with Proxibid.

Firestone Announces New Work-Rite Kits Ideal for Trucks Carrying Additional Weight on the Front

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Several new Work-Rite suspension kits have been developed by Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC to provide added support to trucks carrying extra weight on the front with equipment like snow plows and winches.

Yokohama Tire Corporation to Adjust Prices on OTR and Commercial Tires

FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama Tire Corporation announced it will increase prices on its light and medium commercial truck, and off-the-road (OTR) tires in the United States, effective January 1, 2011. The adjustments are due to continued increases in the cost of raw materials and energy-related expenses.

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