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Business Fleet Tests a 2011 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab With a Rollback Wrecker Package

TORRANCE, CA - Business Fleet catches up with old friends to put a 2011 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab with a rollback wrecker package through its paces.

Michelin Americas Truck Tires Focuses on Sidewall Protection

Michelin Americas Truck Tires (MATT) is introducing two tires for on/off road applications: the Michelin X Works XDY and the Michelin XDY-EX2.

RSC Bio Solutions Announces Distribution Through Major Suppliers

INDIAN TRAIL, NC- RSC Bio Solutions announced distribution of its new, ready-to-use Gunk Powered by SafeCare and Liquid Wrench Powered by EnviroLogic industrial cleaners, degreasers, and lubricants through Fastenal and Grainger, two industrial supply leaders, and O'Reilly, a major auto parts supplier.

Phillips Industries Launches New Online Catalog

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA - Phillips Industries, a supplier of electrical and air brake interface products, has placed its new full product catalog online at

Webb Severe Duty Names Kelley President

CULLMAN, AL - Marmon Highway Technologies has named Ken Kelley as President of Webb Severe Duty. Kelley is a 24-year veteran of the commercial vehicle industry with extensive background in sales, marketing, and engineering.

Yokohama Tire SVP Provides Mid-Year Company & Industry Report

FULLERTON, CA - Dan King, Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) senior vice president of sales and marketing discusses the strengths of 2011 and his outlook on a strong future.

Navistar Celebrates Opening of State-Of-The-Art Product Support Center in Illinois

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar, Inc. unveiled a new 70,000 square foot product support center in Woodridge, Ill.

Ford and Azure Dynamics to Add Hybrid Systems to F-Series Super-Duty Trucks

OAK PARK, MI - In collaboration with Ford , Azure Dynamic's plug-in hybrid technology will be initially integrated on Ford's F-Series Super Duty cab and chassis, the F-550, which is expected to be available in early 2013.

Odyne to Use Johnson Controls Batteries in Hybrid Systems for Trucks

WAUKESHA, WI - Johnson Controls has made a strategic investment in Odyne to fund expansion and to accelerate wide-scale commercialization of Odyne’s hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty work trucks.

FedEx Report Shows 15.1% Fleet Fuel Economy Improvement as of 2010

MEMPHIS, TN – FedEx released its 2010 Global Citizenship update, which had insight into how the company is improving its fleet’s fuel economy, the alternative-fuel vehicles it’s using and the company’s routing technologies.

PHH Arval Hosts Fleet Management Symposium and Ride and Drive

MILTON, ONTARIO - Attendees at PHH Arval's symposium and ride-and-drive event test-drove some of the industry’s newest vehicles, including 2012-MY previews.

Discrete Wireless Becomes NexTraq

ATLANTA, GA – Discrete Wireless has changed its name to NexTraq in an effort to rebrand the company and its products.

Vote for the Next Inductees to the Fleet Hall of Fame

TORRANCE, CA - Voting is now open for the 2011 Fleet Hall of Fame. Twenty-one individuals have been nominated by the industry, but only seven will be inducted this year.

Updated - Automakers Release 2012-MY Commercial Fleet Incentives

TORRANCE, CA - Several manufacturers have announced commercial fleet incentive programs for 2012-MY vehicles, ranging from $200-$4,000. Additions include Audi, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes, and Volkswagen.

Clean Truck Conference Helps Fight Fuel Costs; Giving Away 25 Free Registrations

PASADENA, CA - High fuel prices may be assaulting U.S. fleet operators, but the nation's leading clean truck consortium is launching a major counter-offensive to help fleets out.

Aero Industries Promotes Boyd to Flatbed Products Manager

INDIANAPOLIS - Aero Industries, a manufacturer in tarping systems and trailer accessories, announces Jeff Boyd as the new Flatbed Products Manager, a new position at Aero.

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JASPER Names Bawel President/COO

JASPER, IN - Jasper Engines & Transmissions announced that the Jasper Engines & Transmissions Board of Directors has reorganized by naming Zach Bawel as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Terex APW Names Waller Regional Sales Vice President

REDMOND, WA - Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP), a business segment of Terex Corporation, announced that Paul Waller has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Sales for the central region.

Shell Lubricants Offers Simplified Lubricant Choices for Fleet & Construction Industries

HOUSTON - Shell Lubricants is rolling out its redesigned global portfolio of transmission fluids, gearbox oils, mobile hydraulic oils, gear and axle oils, and greases for on- and off-highway vehicles and equipment.

Goodyear Launches Truck Service Network

AKRON, OHIO - Goodyear has formed a new on-highway truck service network, Uni-Maxx Truck Care.

The Work Truck Show Commits to Indianapolis Through 2013

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - The NTEA will hold The Work Truck Show, North America's largest work truck event, in Indianapolis, March 6-8, 2012, at the Indiana Convention Center. The NTEA will hold its annual event in Indianapolis in 2013, as well.

ARS/Rescue Rooter Rolls Out Propane Autogas Ford Vans

MEMPHIS, TN- ARS/Rescue Rooter has deployed of 21 propane autogas cargo and cutaway vans in the Los Angeles and Houston areas.

Penske Makes Introduces Mobile Website for Online Truck Rentals

READING, PA - Penske Truck Rental introduces a new mobile website that enables consumers to make truck rental reservations from virtually any smartphone.

Reducing Diesel Truck Fuel Costs During Summer Months

ST. LOUIS - Diesel fuel is one of the top expenses in the trucking and fleet maintenance industry. However, there are some important steps can be taken, especially during the hot summer months, to stretch fuel efficiency.

Navistar's PARTSMART Parts to be Sold Via

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar Parts now offers customers the option to order PARTSMART parts leveraging the powerhouse infrastructure of


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