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Smith Dairy Trucking staff were joined by CNG station designers and construction supervisors to break ground for the Ohio’s first business-installed CNG fueling station open to the public.

Smith Dairy Trucking Breaks Ground for CNG Fueling Island

ORRVILLE, OHIO – Smith Dairy Trucking hosted a day-long event that included over 12 workshops and presentations that focused on understanding compressed natural gas (CNG) and how this alternative fuel can be incorporated into a fleet of any size.

Markel to Acquire Havco

RICHMOND, VA – Markel Corporation announced that its subsidiary, Markel Ventures, has acquired a majority interest in Havco WP LLC, a privately held company headquartered in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Havco is a manufacturer of laminated oak and composite wood flooring that is utilized in the assembly of truck trailers, intermodal containers, and truck bodies.

N.J. Trucking Executive Urges Adoption of Commuter Protection Act

ARLINGTON, VA – In testimony before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, NFI Chief Financial Officer Steve Grabell warned that rapidly increasing toll rates are a threat to consumers and to the trucking industry.

Win a Fully Loaded 2012 Hino 258 at Florida Tow Show

NOVI, MI - The Professional Wreckers of Florida [PWOF] will raffle a new 2012 Hino 258, fully loaded, with a Miller Industries Carrier at the Florida Tow Show held April 19-22, 2012, in Orlando.

Penske Logistics Earns PepsiCo Operational Excellence Award

READING, PA – PepsiCo Worldwide Flavours awarded Penske Logistics with its 2011 Operational Excellence Award for transportation management services.

Cequent Announces Distribution Through O'Reilly Auto Parts

SOLON, OHIO – Reese Towpower is now available at O’Reilly Auto Parts store locations and online.

Snap-On Offers Comprehensive & Flexible Extended Warranty Program

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL - Professional service technicians in the United States can now extend their original platform warranty with the new Snap-on extended warranty program.

Yokohama gear is now available for direct purchase online by Yokohama enthusiasts.

Yokohama Tire Corporation Launches New s-STORE

FULLERTON, CA – The wait is over: Yokohama gear is now available for direct purchase online by Yokohama enthusiasts.

With a twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 engine making at least 350 hp and four-wheel drive with a Terrain Management System, Explorer Sport delivers enhanced on-road dynamics with sporty design cues inside and out.

New Ford Explorer Sport

DEARBORN, MI – The first-ever performance version of the Ford Explorer arrives this year with the highest projected fuel economy among gasoline-engine-powered, high- performance SUVs.

New Safety Rule for Medical Examinations on Interstate Truck Drivers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced an important new safety rule that requires healthcare professionals who perform medical examinations for interstate truck and bus drivers to be trained, tested, and certified on the specific physical qualifications that affect a driver’s ability to safely operate the vehicle.

Progressive Trucking Hero Contest

MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OHIO – Progressive Insurance is giving truckers across the country the opportunity to be recognized for their everyday courage with the Real Life Trucking Hero Contest.

Latest Hankook Tire Gauge Index Finds American Drivers Are Thinking Green

WAYNE, NJ - With the environment top-of-mind for many people, the Hankook Tire Spring Gauge Index revealed that 61 percent of drivers would be interested in buying eco-friendly tires, with 68 percent of those drivers citing better fuel economy and gas savings as their top reasons.

Leading Fleets Take Delivery of World’s First Commercially Available Hybrid Hydraulic Parcel Delivery Trucks

PASADENA, CA - Members of the HTUF Parcel Delivery Working Group have recieved hydraulic hybrid package delivery evaluation vehicles from Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC), Morgan Olson, and Parker Hannifin.

The 2013 bi-fuel Chevrolet Silverado HD includes a compressed natural gas (CNG) capable engine that seamlessly transitions between CNG and gas fuel systems. The bi-fuel Silverado HD will be covered by General Motors' extensive warranty, and will meet all EPA and CARB emission certification requirements. (Photo by James Fassinger for Chevrolet)

Pricing for Chevrolet & GMC Bi-Fuel Pickups Announced

DETROIT - Fleet and retail customers can now place orders for the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra 2500 HD with a bi-fuel option, which will sell for $11,000 above the suggested base-vehicle price, according to the automaker.

Key Equipment Finance Launches Streamlined New Website

SUPERIOR, CO - The new site works on all mobile devices and makes it easier to find information about equipment finance.

CoPilot Truck is In-Cab Navigation Solution for Qualcomm’s MCP50

Princeton, NJ - ALK Technologies, Inc., a provider of GeoLogistics and navigation software, has announced the availability of CoPilot Truck Optimized by Qualcomm Incorporated for Qualcomm's Mobile Computing Platform 50 (MCP50).

GM Trucks Top Vincentric 2012 Best Fleet Value in America Awards

BINGHAM FARMS, MI – The 7th annual Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America awards were announced today, with General Motors’ van and heavy-duty pickup showing particular strength. The automaker picked up 9 awards.

Truck Driver Turnover Sees a Surprise Drop at end of 2011

ARLINGTON, VA -- After a year of quarterly increases, the turnover rate for truck drivers at large truckload fleets unexpectedly dipped one percentage point to an annualized rate of 88 percent, according to American Trucking Associations (ATA) Chief Economist Bob Costello.

Ford and Dow Team up to Cut Truck Weight

DEARBORN, MI. – While fuel economy is an important element in making fleets efficient, vehicle weight also plays an important role, particularly with work trucks that may be filled with products and equipment.

The MY-2013 Super Duty Platinum Series features an all-new interior and touch-screen functionality designed specifically for drivers who may be wearing heavy work gloves.

MY-2013 Ford F-Series Super Duty to Offer Platinum Series and SYNC with MyFord Touch

DEARBORN, MI – The MY-2013 F-Series Super Duty will be available in a Platinum series model and with the addition of SYNC with MyFord Touch.

Telogis Driver Scorecard Enhances Driver Safety

ALISO VIEJO, CA — Telogis Inc. has enhanced its driver safety capabilities with the introduction of Telogis Driver Scorecard .

Commercial Vehicle Group Receives Caterpillar’s Platinum Supplier Status

NEW ALBANY, OHIO -- Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. has announced that its electrical systems facility in Edgewood, Iowa, has been awarded Platinum status in accordance with Caterpillar Inc.'s Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP).

Branick Debuts New Website & Videos

FARGO, ND - Branick Industries has completed a website redesign project and the new site is being debuted at

The updated site offers new training and tech tips, plus enhanced information about Federated marketing and support programs for professional service technicians.

Federated Auto Parts Adds New Features to Redesigned Website

STAUNTON, VA – Federated Auto Parts has redesigned its website to offer more information for its members and their service technician customers.

Rhino Linings Offers Work Truck Readers Exclusive Discount

SAN DIEGO - Rhino Linings is taking protection to entirely new level by offering the protection you’d expect to get in a truck bed in the form of a do-it-yourself garage floor coating kit.


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