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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.

American Power Group Signs Agreement to Test CNG/Dual Disel Fuel Upgrades on Delivery Trucks

LYNNFIELD, MA - GreenMan Technologies, Inc., announced that its American Power Group, Inc. subsidiary ("APG") has signed an EPA Test Vehicle Exemption agreement with Paper Transport, Inc. to launch an over-the-road test of APG's dual fuel system.

Hankook Announces Price Increase

WAYNE, NJ - Hankook Tire America Corp. is raising prices on its line of commercial tires, including Hankook and Aurora brands, by up to 9 percent. The amount of the increase will vary by product line and size.

IMT Announces New Distributor in Eastern Texas

GARNER, IOWA - Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT), announced that General Truck Body, headquartered in Houston, with additional operations in Arlington, Texas, will serve IMT customers from North Texas across to Southern Arkansas, North and Southwestern Louisiana as well as Southeastern Texas.

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Active Fuel Management Gives Provides Balanced Fuel Efficiency for Sierra & Yukon V-8s

PONTIAC, MI - It takes a powerful and capable engine to pull a 10,000-pound trailer or carry a nearly 2,000-pound payload, but when cargo is left behind, Active Fuel Management (AFM) helps drivers get more miles out of a gallon of gas.

Ford Explorer & GOOD Partner to ‘Reinvent the Outdoors’

DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Company and the online community GOOD have joined together to launch "Reinventing the Outdoors," an online competition that brings together nonprofits and celebrities in the quest to win a $50,000 grant. The competition features the 2011 Ford Explorer.


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