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Energy Xtreme Wins The Work Truck Show 2011 Green Award

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI— Energy Xtreme of Austin, Texas has won The Work Truck Show 2011 Green Award for its new U36 Crossover mild-hybrid plug-in system.

Chevrolet Express/GMC Savana CNG System

AT&T to Deploy New CNG Chevrolet Express Cargo Vans

ATLANTA – AT&T plans to deploy 101 new Chevrolet Express Cargo 2500 vans powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) for its customer service fleet.

Freightliner Trucks Introduces New Severe Duty Family of Trucks

LAS VEGAS - Freightliner Trucks today introduced two new Severe Duty (SD) truck models. The new line of SD trucks is designed to serve the Class 7 and 8 vocational markets, providing a set-back axle position in both a 108-inch and 114-inch BBC configuration.

Freightliner Introduces New SmartPlex Electrical System

INDIANAPOLIS - Freightliner Trucks introduced the SmartPlex Electrical System for the Freightliner 114SD and Business Class M2 platforms. The electrical system provides unmatched flexibility for Truck Equipment Manufacturers (TEM) when configuring a truck to suit specific body installations.

The Work Truck Show 2011 Editors' Choice Award Goes to Dakota Bodies

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Dakota Bodies, Inc. (Watertown, S.D.) won The Work Truck Show 2011 Editors' Choice Award for its new Component Body.

Navistar & Women in Trucking Award "2011 Influential Woman of the Year"

SAN DIEGO - Navistar, Inc. and the Women In Trucking Association (WIT) presented the inaugural "Influential Woman of the Year" award to Rochelle Gorman, chief executive officer, CalArk International.

2012 Ram Chassis Cab Trucks Get Increased Capabilities

INDIANAPOLIS - Ram Truck announced that 2012 Ram 4500 and 5500 MD Chassis Cab commercial trucks will be available with an optional 30,000-lb. GCWR.

Navistar Showcases Lineup of Alternative-Energy Vehicles

INDIANAPOLIS - Navistar showcased a number alternative fueled vehicles for the work truck market at the Green Truck Summit at the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Work Truck Show

Assembly of Isuzu N-Series Gasoline Trucks by Spartan Motors to Begin in April 2011

ANAHEIM, CA - Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., announced that production of gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series trucks will begin April 18 at the Spartan Motors, Inc., facility in Charlotte, Mich.

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

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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.

RODI

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.

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