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Ford Creates Tradesman-Focused Website for Super Duty

DEARBORN, MI – Ford created a new site, “We Own Work,” that features videos, testimonials, and statistics on industry use of Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks.

Waste Management Contracts with Clean Energy for CNG Stations

SEAL BEACH, CA - Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has signed an agreement with national refuse company Waste Management to provide maintenance and repair services for its compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations throughout the United States.

The new Escape, which makes its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 16, will be the first SUV to use gesture-based technology - similar to that found in video games - to open the rear liftgate.

Power Liftgate on All-New Ford Escape

DEARBORN, MI - Ford is introducing its all-new Escape SUV featuring a segment-first hands-free power liftgate that opens with a simple kicking gesture under the rear bumper and without the need to fumble for a key.

Minimizer Recognized for Excellence in Thermoform Engineering

For the past 4 years Minimizer has been quietly working on an industry-changing fender: Minimizer Chrome Poly. The launch of this new fender occurred Thursday, August 25 at The Great American Truck Show in Dallas, Texas.

(L to R) Ralph Gatti and Aden Miller, who both received the LTAA Hall of Fame Award at the 2011 SEMA Show, surround A.R.E. co-founder Sal Gatti.

A.R.E. Leaders Recieve 2011 LTAA Hall of Fame Award

MASSILLON, OHIO - Truck cap and tonneau cover manufacturer A.R.E. announced that Aden Miller and Ralph Gatti have received the SEMA Light-Truck Accessories Alliance (LTAA) 2011 Hall of Fame Award.

Richard Canny

XL Hybrids Appoints Former THINK Exec to Board of Directors

BOSTON - XL Hybrids, Inc., a company that provides hybrid vehicle technology for commercial fleets, announced Richard Canny has joined its board of directors.

Yara Opens New DEF Terminal in Houston

TAMPA, FL - Yara North America Inc., a Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) producer, announced the opening of its new storage terminal in Houston, with the arrival of its first shipment of Air1 DEF from the company's plant in Sluskil, Netherlands.

2012 Shell Rotella SuperRigs Calendar Available

The 29th anniversary edition of the Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar is available for free with the purchase of a minimum 10-gallon heavy duty oil change of Shell Rotella T Triple Protection, Shell Rotella T5, or Shell Rotella T6 from November 1-30 at participating service facilities.

Fontaine Modification Launches New Website

CHARLOTTE, NC - Fontaine Modification Company, a provider of truck modification services for OEMs, dealers, and fleets throughout North America, has redesigned and updated its website.

2011 National NGV Achievement Award Winners Announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. and ACWORTH GA - NGVAmerica and the Clean Vehicle Education Foundation (CVEF), have announced the 2011 winners of the prestigious annual NGV Achievement Awards.

Watch the Snap-on Rescue Rig in Action on Facebook and Win

KENOSHA, WI - Snap-on fans can see the Rescue Rig in action in a video series on Facebook starting Nov. 7 and, as a thank you, some lucky fans will win a coveted Snap-on Rescue Rig cap.

Truck-Lite's YouTube Channel Offers Entertaining Education

FALCONER, NY - Through the launch of a series of videos entitled Cappucci Labs, Mark Cappucci, Truck-Lite's director of national aftermarket sales, offers laughs while truly testing the durability, design and installation of some of Truck-Lite's most significant product launches.

2012 Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer Hits 100,000 Unit Sales Mark & Gets New Safety Features

DEARBORN, MI - America's love affair with the Ford Explorer is stronger than ever with more than 100,000 Explorers sold this year - making it the fastest-growing mid-size utility in the nation.

Getting the Most from Your Limited Budget Through Lifecycle Cost Analysis

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Financial constraints often force fleet managers to make tough equipment decisions. Should I repair a vehicle or replace it? This article by Bob Johnson, director of fleet relations at NTEA shows the benefits of a lifecycle analysis.

XL Hybrids to Deliver Hybrid Electric Conversions

BOSTON- XL Hybrids, Inc. will begin conducting customer pilot tests of its hybrid powertrain technology with GM 2500 Series vans, including the Chevy Express and GMC Savana.

Bright IDEA

Bright Automotive Enters into Agreement for Assembly of Bright IDEA PHEV Work-Truck Platform

ANDERSON, IN - Bright Automotive, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement for AM General LLC to be Bright's exclusive North American assembler for the Bright IDEA vehicle platform.

Ram 1500 PHEV

Chrysler Group LLC Provides CenterPoint Energy Test Fleet of PHEV Ram 1500 Pickup Trucks

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Chrysler Group LLC, working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), will deliver five demonstration fleet Ram 1500 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) pickup trucks to CenterPoint Energy's electric utility in Houston.


Maxon Announces New Additions to Its Sales Team

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA - Shauna Schneider is covering the Los Angeles market, and Mark Johnson is covering the northern Texas area.

Chelsea Jenkins, eastern regional fleet sales manager for ROUSH CleanTech.

ROUSH CleanTech Hires Eastern Region Fleet Sales Manager

LIVONIA, MI — ROUSH CleanTech has appointed Chelsea Jenkins as its new eastern region fleet sales manager.

Ford Dealers to Offer Natural Gas Engine on F-Series Super Duty Pickups

VANCOUVER, BC - Westport Innovations Inc.'s new natural gas Westport WiNG Power System will be available in Ford F-250 and F-350 super-duty pickup trucks sold and serviced through authorized Ford dealers.

U.S. DOE Launches Vehicle Lifetime Operating Costs Calculator

WASHINGTON – The tool allows users to compare emissions and the lifetime operating costs of different conventional vehicles and those running on alternative fuels and powertrains.

Ingersoll Rand W7150 Giveaway

DAVIDSON, NC - “LIKE” the Ingersoll Rand Facebook page between now and Nov. 20, 2011 for a chance to win a W7150 Cordless Impactool (valued at $649.99) from Ingersoll Rand.

ComplianceConnect Adds Compliance and Support to New and Existing Mobile Applications

SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER, SAN DIEGO, CA — Xata Corporation (NASDAQ: XATA), a leader in fleet optimization software, announced ComplianceConnect.

Hankook to Increase Commercial Tire Prices up to 8 Percent

WAYNE, NJ – Reflecting the ongoing trend of increasing tire prices, Hankook Tire America Corp. has announced that it will be raising it U.S. commercial tire prices by up to 8 percent. The amount of the increase will vary by product and size. The price changes will go into effect on Nov. 1, 2011.

Global Truck and Engine Maker Navistar Welcomes Free Trade Agreements

WARRENVILLE, IL – While new free trade agreements have generated everything from trepidation to outright hostility, Navistar International Corporation said that it fully supported recently inked agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea.


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