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EPA/DOT Miss Opportunity to Include Natural Gas in Greenhouse Gas Emissions & Fuel Efficiency Regs

WASHINGTON - Domestically produced natural gas, which already fuels fleets across the country, has been left out of the government's proposed rule to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency in medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, in spite of the fact that natural gas is the cleanest burning alternative transportation fuel commercially available today.

GM to Invest $37 Million in Lansing Delta Township

LANSING, MI - General Motors announced a $37 million investment in its Lansing Delta Township assembly plant earmarked for tooling and equipment to enhance the plant's manufacturing capabilities.

CKCVR Annual Fleet Study Shows Increased Demand for Class 8 Trucks in 2011

COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Annual Fleet Study by CK Commercial Vehicle Research shows a 47-percent increase in the number of fleets who plan new Class 8 and medium-duty power unit purchases in 2011 versus those that planned orders for 2010 as reported in the annual study conducted in October 2009.

Navistar Issues Statement on Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Regulations for Heavy Trucks

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar issues a response to the regulatory proposal to improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses released Oct. 25 by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) announced it is expanding operations at its Salem, Virginia manufacturing plant.

Yokohama Tire Corporation Announces Salem, Virginia Plant Expansion

FULLERTON, CA - Due to increasing demand for its consumer and light truck tires, Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) announced it is expanding operations at its Salem, Virginia manufacturing plant.

Snap-On's 90th Anniversary EPIQ

Snap-on Offers Special 90th Anniversary Limited Edition EPIQ

KENOSHA, WI - In honor of its 90th Anniversary, Snap-on is offering a special limited edition EPIQ. Featuring the 90th Anniversary logo, the tool storage unit is a complete, secured productivity system.

Mitchell 1 Celebrates 15 Years of Management Software Evolution

POWAY, CA - It's been 15 years since Mitchell Repair's first Microsoft Windows-based shop management software was released as 'Series I' on Sept. 21, 1995.

Free Webinar on How to Get an ROI from Safety

TORRANCE, CA - Automotive Fleet is hosting a Webinar on Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern). Join us for an informative look at driving safety and how focusing on the driver can help you drive smarter and safer, increasing the efficiency of your fleet.

Snap-on Tools Save Time & Make Money

KENOSHA, WI - The key to your success and to profitability is the ability to minimize the time it takes to perform a standard task. Snap-on tools are designed and manufactured to help improve efficiency and productivity.

Smith Electric Vehicles Delivers All-Electric Trucks To Staples

KANSAS CITY - Smith Electric Vehicles today announced a new purchase order of their all-electric commercial trucks by Staples, the world's largest office supply chain store.

General Motors Offers Green Options for Fleet

SAN DIEGO - The first public showing this week of the industry's only fully integrated compressed natural gas cargo van leads General Motors' commitment to helping commercial customers decrease the environmental impact of their fleets.

ROUSH CleanTech Driving Alternative Fuels & Propane Forward

LIVONIA, MI -ROUSH CleanTech aims to increase the intensity of the corporate investment ROUSH has already made in liquid propane injection powered vehicles, while expediting new products to the market and putting more clean-fueled vehicles on roads worldwide.

Telogis Introduces New Fleet Management Platform: Telogis Fleet 8

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Telogis, the platform for location intelligence, introduces Telogis Fleet 8: a reliable and scalable GPS fleet management software.

Toyota Tacoma X-Runner RTR

Toyota Tacoma X-Runner RTR (Ready to Race)

TORRANCE, CA - The Tacoma X-Runner RTR (Ready to Race) project pickup truck, which will make its public debut at the 2010 SEMA Show, is an exercise in demonstrating Toyota's engineering abilities by creating an in-house, high performance vehicle through the utilization of Toyota parts.

Kinedyne Announces Expansion of Sales Force

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Kinedyne Corporation, a cargo control products company for the transportation industry, expanded its sales force to further enhance the service and support offered to its customers.

Ford Launches Fuel-Efficient F-150

DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Company is launching the all-new 3.7L V-6 engine in the 2011 F-150, according to Ford. It is projected to deliver best-in-class 23 mpg highway, pending EPA certification.

Last Chance to Vote for Car and Truck of the Year

TORRANCE, CA - Friday, Oct. 22, is the last day to vote for Automotive Fleet's annual Fleet Car and Truck of the Year. Last year's winners were the 2010-MY Chevrolet Malibu and Silverado.

Medium-Duty Truck Production is Climbing

COLUMBUS, IN - Production of medium-duty commercial trucks is slowly climbing and will be up 12 percent this year vs. 2009, according to ACT Research.

Free Webinar: How Propane Can Reduce Fleet Costs

TORRANCE, CA - Sponsored by Ferrellgas and ROUSH, Work Truck is hosting a free Webinar on the benefits of using propane autogas, including how it can help reduce operating costs by up to 30 percent.

Food Safety Expert to Address Trucking Group

ARLINGTON, VA - Food safety issues have been on the minds of food transportation companies recently following an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding food transportation industry practices.

Tire Centers Unveils Track My Tread program

DUNCAN, SC - Tire Centers LLC (TCI) says its new Track My Tread computer program will allow customers to keep close tabs on their medium-duty truck tires through the products' lifecycle.

RIGID Model WB1250 Wet/Dry Vacuum

Promotion Offers Free RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacuum

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL - KNAACK and WEATHER GUARD are offering a free RIDGID Model WD1250 Wet/Dry Vacuum with a purchase of $500 or more of any KNAACK jobsite storage or WEATHER GUARD truck or van storage equipment.

Cummins Filtration Releases Redesigned Diesel Pro Fuel Filtration Series

NASHVILLE, TN - Cummins Filtration released two new Diesel Pro fuel filtration systems: Fleetguard FH235 with a flow rate of 60 GPH(230 L/H) and FH236 with a flow rate of 90 GPH(341L/H) Series Diesel Pro.

Kinedyne Introduces GRIP LINK Line to U.S. Market

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Kinedyne Corporation is now offering the GRIP LINK line of heavy-duty tire chains to both trucking fleet operators and drivers throughout the United States.

Snap-on's QD2R100 click-type torque instruments.

Snap-on QD Series Torque Instruments

KENOSHA, WI - Snap-on introduces it's QD series click type torque instruments (QD2R100 and QD3R250).

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