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Commercial Tire Prices to Rise Again in November

UNIONTOWN, OH - Michelin North America and Falken Tire Corp. plan to raise tire prices in November. Goodyear, Bridgestone, and Yokohama raised tire prices in September.

GM Confirms New Chevrolet Colorado Pickup for U.S.

DETROIT – General Motors confirmed that a version of the all-new Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup will be built and sold in the United States. Product details, timing, pricing, and production location will be announced at a later date

President George W. Bush Named Keynote Speaker for The Work Truck Show 2012

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI — NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, welcomes President George W. Bush as the keynote speaker at The Work Truck Show 2012. President Bush will speak at the President’s Breakfast & NTEA Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 7. The Breakfast event runs from 7:30am–9:15am. The Work Truck Show 2012 will be held at the Indiana Convention Center, March 5-8, 2012.

Mitchell 1 Adds Repair Estimator Feature to DIY Online Program

POWAY, CA – Mitchell 1 announces it has enhanced its popular DIY online program (aka eAutoRepair.net) for automotive do-it-yourselfers and car enthusiasts by adding a repair estimator feature, which is accessible through a subscription to Mitchell 1 DIY.

Automotive Equipment Manufacturer BendPak-Ranger Promises to Hold Prices Through Mid-2012

SANTA PAULA, CA - At a time when industry wide inflation is hovering around 10%, popular car lift and garage equipment manufacturer BendPak-Ranger announced today to its global dealers and consumers that they will not raise their prices through mid-2012. The company credits manufacturing efficiencies with easing the rise in raw materials and manufacturing costs.

Gallaudet University Chooses Freightliner Custom Chassis S2C Commercial Bus Chassis

GAFFNEY, SC - Gallaudet University will expand its student transportation fleet with new commercial buses built on the S2C chassis from Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC).

Expanded Integration With Parts Catalogs Drives Increased Customer Satisfaction

ELK GROVE, CA - ALLDATA LLC, the leading provider of manufacturers' vehicle repair information and solutions for the professional automotive service and collision repair industries, has increased customer satisfaction through recently launched updates to their shop management system, ALLDATA Manage.

Webinar: Getting More from Your Fleet Loss Recovery Program

A step-by-step review of the loss recovery process reveals how and why fleets are missing out, and what you can do to improve your loss recovery score sheet.

Ford Offers 36-Gallon Fuel Tank on F-150 EcoBoost 4x4

DALLAS - With its new standard 36-gallon fuel tank, the powerful and fuel-efficient 2012 Ford F-150 EcoBoost pickup can drive nearly the entire length of California - from Oregon to Mexico - on one tank of gas.

GM Will Sell Commercial CNG Bi-Fuel Pickup in 2012

DETROIT - General Motors will sell a compressed natural gas bi-fuel version of its Sierra and Silverado commercial pickup trucks early in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Yara North America opens new NOLA Gateway Terminal

TAMPA, FL - Yara North America Inc., a subsidiary of the world’s leading crop nutrition company, today celebrated the opening of its new NOLA Gateway Terminal in Convent, St. James Parish, La., located approximately 60 miles up the Mississippi River from New Orleans.

Saddle Creek Contracts with Clean Energy on CNG Truck Fueling Station

SEAL BEACH, CA - Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has signed a 10-year contract with third-party logistics provider Saddle Creek Transportation, Inc., to build, operate, and maintain a new compressed natural gas (CNG) truck fueling station at the company's headquarters.

Hino Ranks Highest in MD Truck Customer Satisfication for 2nd Year

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA - With a score of 807 in J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Medium-Duty Customer Satisfaction Study , Hino ranks highest in customer satisfaction within the conventional truck segment for a second consecutive year. H

Visitors interact with Yokohama Tire Corporation's exhibit at the Museum of Science, Boston.

Yokohama Tire’s Orange Oil Tire Technology Now on Display at Boston's Museum of Science

FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama Tire Corporation’s eco-tire technology is now officially on display at the Museum of Science, Boston. The two-year exhibit, which opened today,showcases Yokohama’s BluEarth-1, the company’s latest orange oil-infused passenger car tire, as well as the ultra-thin AIRTEX Advanced Liner, which helps consumers cut fuel costs by keeping their tires properly inflated.

The Ram 1500 Tradesman HD.

Chrysler Expands Ram 1500 Lineup With New Tradesman and Express Models

DALLAS – Chrysler’s Ram Truck brand said it’s planning to offer a new Heavy Duty model for its Ram 1500 Tradesman line. The company also said it's adding Crew Cab and Quad Cab models to its Ram 1500 Express model lineup.

The 2012-MY F-150 XLT.

2012-MY F-150 Features Driveline Updates That Improve Towing and Traction

DALLAS - One new feature on the 2012-MY F-150 is Hill Start Assist, which helps keep the truck from rolling backward at a stop.

Caterpillar & Navistar Announce Plans for New COE Vocational Truck

PEORIA, IL - Caterpillar Inc. and Navistar International Corporation announced the next phase of cooperation between the two companies to develop, manufacture, sell, and support vocational and on-highway trucks for the North America market and the rest of the world.

Administration Delays Releasing CAFE Standards

WASHINGTON - The federal government is delaying the release of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards until mid-November, citing the need for additional time.

New Webinars Will Focus on GPS, Propane & Fleet Loss Recovery

TORRANCE, CA - Work Truck and its partners are presenting a number of webinars in October and November. Details on each webinar are included below. You can click on the title for each webinar to register.

Terresolve Technologies Announces Launch of EnviroLogic 115

MENTOR, OHIO - Terresolve Technologies, a producer of environmentally safe lubricants and functional fluids, announced the launch of EnviroLogic 115, an ISO 15 grade readily biodegradable hydraulic fluid .

Hankook Tire America Corp. Opens New Northeast Region Distribution Center

WAYNE, NJ - Hankook Tire announced the opening of its new Northeast Distribution Center located in the township of South Brunswick, N.J., will serve as the distribution hub for Hankook customers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

Terex Auger Drills & Tooling Now Available Through DUECO

WATERTOWN, SD - Terex Utilities has signed DUECO, Inc. to carry its line of auger drills and auger tooling in the Western Region. The line includes the Terex models 330, 650 and 800 Auger Drills, Auger Tooling and aftermarket parts sales and support.

First ContiLifeCycle Dealership Opens in U.S.

BLUEFIELD, WV - Trucking fleets in West Virginia and southwestern Virginia searching for a premium retread with the same technologies as a new truck tire now have a servicing dealer.

Ford Launches Head-to-Head Comparison Website for Pickup Buyers

DEARBORN, MI - Ford truck customers can now access an online tool to find the best F-150 engine to fit their needs and see how it rates on capability and fuel efficiency, as well as compare it to the competition.

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Saddle Creek Corp. Invests in Natural Gas Trucks

LAKELAND, FL - Saddle Creek Corp., a nationwide third-party logistics provider, announced that the company is investing in alternative-fuel vehicles for its for-hire fleet as part of the company's commitment to sustainability and agreed to purchase 40 Freightliner natural gas trucks in early 2012.

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