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Venchurs Unveils Newest XPLORE Jeep Grand Cherokee

ADRIAN, MI - Venchurs unveiled the newest XPLORE Adventure Series vehicle at its headquarters in Adrian, Mich. The XPLORE Grand Cherokee is a hand-built, special edition Jeep for enthusiasts.

Work Truck magazine Associate Publisher Robert Brown (second from r.) presents the Ram Chassis Cab team with the 2011 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award. From left, Joe Veltri, Vice President -- Product Planning; Fred Diaz, President and CEO Ram Truck Brand and Head of National Sales; and Scott Kunselman, Senior Vice President -- Engineering. Shown in back is the 2011 Ram 4500 Chassis Cab.

2012 Ram Chassis Cab Trucks Get Increased Capabilities

AUBURN HILLS, MI - 2012 Ram 4500 and 5500 medium-duty (Class 4 and 5) Chassis Cab commercial trucks are available with an optional 30,000-lb. gross combined weight rating (GCWR), an increase from 26,000 lbs.

Mastercraft Tire Promotion Gives Back $50

FINDLAY, OHIO - Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. launched its Mastercraft "Summer of $avings" rebate promotion July 1, which ends Aug. 31.

Bridgestone Americas Raises Truck Tire Prices

NASHVILLE, TN - Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC is raising Bridgestone and Firestone truck tire prices effective immediately, according to news from Modern Tire Dealer.

Nissan Increases MSRP for 2012-MY NV Commercial Van Lineup

Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) announced an interim pricing increase on 2012 Nissan NV commercial van models sold in the United States, effective immediately.

Navistar Donates Vehicle to Assist In Alabama Rebuilding Efforts

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar is donating a used step van to the Hale Empowerment and Revitilization Organization in Hale County, Ala.

BrightFleet.com Publishes White Paper on the Risks Associated with Driving a 15-Passenger Van

ORLANDO, FL - BrightFleet.com, a hazard perception evaluation and risk mitigation website, published a white paper "15-Passenger Van Safety," describing the inherent safety hazards associated with 15-passenger vans and how drivers can mitigate the risk of a collision with the proper preparation and training.

Cummins Onan Offers Apple iPad 2 as Prize in Photo Contest for Commercial Vehicles

MINNEAPOLIS - Cummins Onan has launched a contest to encourage people to submit photos of their commercial vehicles that use a Cummins Onan generator. The contest, which runs from May 20 through July 20, 2011, is offering an Apple iPad 2 as the prize for the best photo submitted.

Navistar Names Jim Spangler Chief Communications Officer

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar, Inc. announced that Jim Spangler has been named Chief Communications Officer and will lead the company's Corporate Communications globally.

Mid-Atlantic States' Unique Plan to Replace Dirtiest Trucks

COLLEGE PARK, MD - Four Mid-Atlantic States are teaming up to offer one of the nation's most generous programs aimed at replacing old, highly polluting trucks.

Isuzu Commercial Trucks Now Powered by B-20 Biodiesel

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. (ICTA) has confirmed that all of its new 2011 and forward model year diesel engines, including its four popular N-Series truck models as well as the new Isuzu Reach commercial van, are compatible with use of up to 20 percent biodiesel blends (B20).

Alta Dena Dairy Expands SoCal Fleet with Ryder Natural Gas Trucks

MIAMI - Ryder System, Inc. announced delivery of five natural gas-fueled delivery vehicles to Dean Foods, Ryder’s first customer for natural gas commercial vehicles made available through Ryder’s agreement with the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) in Southern California.

One of FedEx Express' Sprinter vans along with a new Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. eCell all-electric vehicle.

FedEx Express Deploying 4,000 New Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

MEMPHIS, TN - The bulk of the new vehicles the company is placing into service are BlueTEC clean diesel Sprinter vans.

PHH FirstFleet Hosts 12th Annual Truck Conference

SPARKS, MD - PHH FirstFleet, the truck and equipment leasing division of PHH Arval, held its 2011 Truck Conference at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Seminole, Florida on May 11-12.

OnTerra Provides RouteSavvy to Global Dispatch

DENVER - OnTerra Systems announced that Global Dispatch (www.globaldispatch.aero) has subscribed to OnTerra's RouteSavvy Web Service, and achieved significant improvements to company operations and cost reductions as a result.

Comdata Offers Sleep Healthcare Solutions for Truck Drivers

BRENTWOOD, TN - Comdata Corporation launches a new set of regulatory compliance solutions that focus on the health of the truck drivers.

Navistar Awarded Diesel Re-Power Development Contract

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar, Inc. was awarded a development contract by the United States Postal Service (USPS) under which Navistar will engineer a diesel powertrain replacement for USPS delivery vehicles.

ARI Links Mobile Fleet Tools to New Fuel Site Locator

MT. LAUREL, NJ - ARI, Automotive Resources International announced the addition of the Fuel Site Locator to its mobile fleet tools, through its long-term partner Wright Express (WEX).

BAE Systems Launches HybriDrive Website

JOHNSON CITY, NY — BAE Systems has launched a website to showcase its HybriDrive family of hybrid-electric products at www.hybridrive.com.

A.R.E. Launches New Commercial Fleet Website

MASSILLON, OH - Available at www.4are.com/fleet, the new site provides detailed descriptions of the manufacturer's commercial products.

Monro Muffler Brake Completes Vespia Tire Centers Acquisition

ROCHESTER, NY - The 24 Vespia locations purchased expand Monro's footprint in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania, according to the company.

Yokohama Launches New ‘User-Centric’ Website

FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama Tire Corp.'s new website features an interactive driving style selector, product "hot spots," an area on the company's tire technology, and integrated social media.

One of UPS' package delivery trucks. (Photo courtesy of UPS.)

UPS Telematics Initiative Reduces Fuel Use, Allows for Conditions-Based PM Program

ATLANTA – UPS' telematics technology is capable of providing vast amounts of data about how the company's delivery trucks are operating.

Snap-On Discusses How to Choose a Floor Jack

KENOSHA, WI - To make the proper floor jack choice, you must first consider the vehicles that you will be working on.

Quigley Motor Company Announces Changes to Warranty Programs

MANCHESTER, PA - Quigley Motor Co., Inc. (QMCI) announced changes to its warranty programs. Starting with 2011 model-year GM products, the company will now carry a limited five-year/100,000-mile warranty on selected 4x4 powertrain components.

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