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International Ranks Highest in Heavy-Duty Truck Engine Satisfaction

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA - Heavy-duty truck engine quality has improved from 2010, after technology changes related to emissions standards revisions caused a spike in engine-related problems during recent years.

Hybrid Medium and HD Truck Sales to Surpass 100,000 Vehicles Annually by 2017

BOULDER, CO - As the global economy begins tentative steps toward recovery, truck manufacturers are looking to technologies that can help mitigate the rising cost of diesel fuel while meeting increasingly strict emissions requirements.

Chevrolet Silverado HD Redesigned for 2012-MY

DETROIT - Redesigned for 2011, the Chevrolet Silverado heavy-duty lineup rolls into 2012 with greater towing and payload capacities.

The 2012-MY Tacoma.

Toyota’s 2012-MY Tacoma Features Redesigned Exterior and Interior

TORRANCE, CA - The 2012-MY Tacoma features a new look from the A-pillar forward and new all-weather flooring and new interior as part of some of the changes.

The 2012-MY Ram 1500 Tradesman.

Ram Boosts Gas and Diesel Engine Performance on 2012-MY Trucks

AUBURN HILLS, MI - For the 2012-MY, Ram boosted performance on its 5.7L Hemi and 6.7L Cummins turbo diesel.

Michelin Increases Truck Tire Prices

GREENVILLE, SC - Michelin, BFGoodrich, Uniroyal, and private and associate passenger and light truck replacement tires sold in the United States are increasing in price, effective Oct. 3, 2011.

The 2012-MY Ram Cargo van coming off the assembly line at Chrysler's Windsor, Canada, plant.

First Ram Cargo Van Rolls Out of Assembly Plant

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Earlier this week the first 2012-MY Ram Cargo Van (C/V) rolled out of the company’s Windsor, Canada, assembly plant.

ALI Expands Staff to Sport Lift Inspector Certification Program

CORTLAND, NY - Dale Soos has joined the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) as a Senior Project Engineer in the company's Cortland, N.Y., headquarters.

Xentx Lubricants Launches Private Label Line

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Green Planet Group, Inc., announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Xentx Lubricants, Inc, is on schedule to begin delivery of a private label line of products for Canadian consumption.

BluEarth Sidewall Tire

Yokohama Tire Corporation's Orange Oil Tire Technology Highlighted at Museum of Science

FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama Tire Corporation's BluEarth-1 - the company's latest orange oil-infused passenger car tire will be highlighted in a special two-year exhibit at the Museum of Science, Boston starting in the fall of this year.

Valence Technology Receives $7.2M Order from EVI for UPS Trucks

AUSTIN, TEXAS - Valence Technology, Inc., a U.S.-based global manufacturer of advanced energy storage solutions, announced a $7.2 million purchase order from Electric Vehicles International (EVI) to deliver lithium phosphate batteries for use in 100 UPS delivery vehicles.

2012 Chevrolet Silverado Delivers WiFi Powered by Autonet Mobile

DETROIT - Chevy WiFi powered by Autonet Mobile delivers high-speed Internet service to the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado, transforming it into an on-demand mobile office for small-business owners, contractors and travelers.

GM Cutting Truck Output in Indiana, Adding Shifts at Michigan Plant

DETROIT - General Motors Co. (GM) will extend a temporary shutdown at its full-size truck plant in Indiana and add shifts to a pickup factory in Michigan to improve the balance of inventory on dealer lots.

Bridgestone Launches 3 Truck Tires at GATS

DALLAS - Three new Bridgestone commercial tires were introduced this week at the 2011 Great American Trucking Show (GATS) Aug. 25-27, 2011, in Dallas, Texas. They are the Greatec R125A, the M799 mixed service radial, and the M770 drive tire.

Central Hudson's new Chevrolet Volt

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Adds Volt to Growing Alt-Fuel Fleet

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- A Chevrolet Volt is now a part of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.’s utility fleet, and the vehicle will be tested as part of a research and development program for plug-in electric hybrid vehicles.

NETS Partners with U.S. DOT, Offers Free Resource

Vienna, VA -- The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety has partnered with the U.S. Department of Transportation to offer a free comprehensive toolkit to help companies address distracted driving and improve the driving safety of employees, employee family members and the members of the community in which the organization operates.

Yokohama Tire Corporation’s iPad App Wins Another Award

FULLERTON, CA – The Yokohama Tire Explorer iPad app has earned an honorable mention award in the Apps-Business category in the 41st annual Creativity International Awards competition. Yokohama’s app also won a Silver ADDY Award in the Mobile Marketing category at the Los Angeles area chapter of the American Advertising Federation’s in March.

Navistar's International Trucks Launch 'Turn-In-Three' Lease Program

WARRENVILLE, IL - International Trucks has developed the Turn-In-Three program, which offers customers a fixed monthly payment over six years, full warranty coverage, and a new truck after three years into the program.

Ten FedEx Drivers Earn Honors at National Truck Driving Championships

MEMPHIS, TN – Ten drivers representing FedEx Corp. operating companies placed among the top-three finishers in their respective truck classes at the 2011 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) in Orlando, Fla., Aug. 9-13.

Three New North American sizes from BKT Tires

AKRON, OHIO - BKT Tires North America has announced the availability of several new sizes of three agricultural tires. The new sizes are available in the U.S. and Canada.

DOE Awards Cooper Tire & Rubber $1.5M

FINDLAY, OHIO - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has awarded Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. a $1.5 million grant for the development of advanced fuel efficiency technologies during the next three years.

Ford Bolsters EcoBoost Commitment for 2012

DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Company is expanding its range of vehicles with the EcoBoost engine, offering the fuel-efficient powertrain in the 2012 Ford Edge and Explorer that are arriving in dealerships now.

NAFA Supports New Standards For Heavy-Duty Trucks And Buses Announced By White House

PRINCETON, NJ- On August 9, President Barack Obama announced a national program of standards for work trucks, buses, and other heavy-duty vehicles with the goal of raising fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Join the Work Truck Magazine LinkedIn Communitty

TORRANCE, CA - Join the Work Truck magazine LinkedIn community. Discussions are getting lively and new members are joining every day.

Derrick Kuzak, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development, (left) and Takeshi Uchiyamada, Toyota executive vice president, Research & Development, sign a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on a new rear-wheel-drive hybrid system for light trucks and SUVs, and to collaborate on development of next-generation standards for in-car telematics.

Ford and Toyota to Jointly Develop Hybrid System for Light Trucks and SUVs

DEARBORN, MI - Ford and Toyota stated that although they will jointly develop this new hybrid system, they will integrate it separately on their respective vehicles.


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