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Penske Logistics Earns ScottsMiracle-Gro Service Excellence Award

READING, PA - Penske Logistics has been honored by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company with the 2010 Outstanding Service Excellence Award, for its outstanding dedicated contract carriage services, both inbound and outbound.

LINE-X Hires New Financial Staff

HUNTSVILLE, AL - LINE-X Protective Coatings, a developer and provider of high performance protective coatings, announced the hiring of two new financial experts for the LINE-X corporate team.

Waltco Names Miller VP of Sales

TALLMADGE, OHIO - Waltco Lift Corp. has named Steve Miller to the position of vice president of sales. Miller brings extensive industry and sales experience to his new role.

BendPak's new facility.

BendPak Breaks Ground on New Manufacturing Complex

SANTA PAULA, CA - BendPak recently announced that after nearly three years of planning, construction has commenced on an all-new, $65 million, mega-sized manufacturing facility that will nearly double the size of their current manufacturing and administrative capacity.

Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall on Certain Tunda Trucks

TORRANCE, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc, announced it will conduct a voluntary safety recall on approximately 51,000, 2011 model-year Tundra trucks to inspect the rear drive shaft.

How Stressed Are Your Drivers?

TORRANCE, CA - Work Truck magazine wants to know what you think! Check out our new reader polls and provide your input. This week's poll: truck driver stress.

Bill Gibson to Retire from General Motors

DETROIT - Bill Gibson, director, sales for General Motors Fleet & Commercial Operations, will retire from GM effective April 30 after 38 years with the automaker.

PurePOWER Technologies Begins To Offer Lost Foam Casting Process

COLUMBIA, SC- PurePOWER Technologies LLC announced that it will begin using the ductile ironlost foam casting process in its foundry in Waukesha, Wis., this year.

Betts Spring Inks Long-Term Agreement with DTNA

FRESNO, CA - Betts Spring Company finalized a three-year renewable long-term agreement with Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) to supply Betts and Life-Time Fenders branded spray suppression products and other proprietary components manufactured to DTNA specifications.

MacLean

Auto Truck Group Names MacLean Director, Business Development

BARTLETT, IL - Industry veteran Brent MacLean joined Auto Truck Group, awork truck upfitter, as director, business development.

GE Capital Fleet Services to Unveil Trucking Industry Customer Website

IRVING, TEXAS - GE Capital, Americas unveiled a proprietary website of premium-rich content to its trucking industry customers at the American Truck Dealers (ATD) Convention and Exposition April 15-18 in Phoenix.

AutoZone Recognizes Top Suppliers

MEMPHIS, TN - AutoZone, Inc., the nation's leading retailer and a leading distributor of auto parts and accessories, recognized Great Neck Saw as Extra Miler: Supplier of the Year during the annual AutoZone Vendor Summit held in Memphis, Tenn.

'Carhartt Tough' Contest Winners Announced

CINCINNATI - Cintas Corporation and Carhartt announce the winners of the Are You Carhartt Tough? contest - Jonathan Backus, a lineman from Hampton, Va. and John Irish, a truck driver from West Allis (Milwaukee area), Wis.

Ryan Named National Truck Dealer of the Year at ATD Convention

PHOENIX - Richard Ryan of South Carolina was named the national Truck Dealer of the Year at the American Truck Dealers (ATD) annual conference, held this year in Phoenix.

NADA University Launches Social Networking Site to Prepare 'Next Generation' of Truck Dealers

PHOENIX - NADA University launched a new social networking community site focused on helping the next generation of commercial truck dealers make a smooth transition when it's their time to run the business.

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Hino Trucks Partners with WebTech Wireless

NOVI, MI - Hino Trucks has partnered with WebTech Wireless to offer Hino INSIGHT, a fleet management telematics solution that provides the tools needed to lower total operating costs and improve customer satisfaction.

Ryder Opens 16th Facility in Southern California

MIAMI - Ryder System, Inc., a transportation and supply chain management solutions company, opened a truck rental, leasing, and maintenance facility in Ventura, Calif., to offer comprehensive transportation solutions to customers in the area.

Kenworth & Hino Trucks Win Top Honors at ATD Convention

PHOENIX - The Kenworth T700 with PACCAR MX engine (heavy-duty) and the 2012 Hino model 338 (medium-duty) were named winners of the American Truck Dealers Commercial Truck of the Year for 2011.

Auto Truck Group to Open First Canadian Production Facility

BARTLETT, IL - Auto Truck Group LLC, a full-line upfitter serving the work truck industry, will expand operations into Canada with the opening of a new production facility in Mississauga, ON.

General Motors Announces Fleet Sales and Support Personnel Changes

DETROIT, MI - General Motors announced a number of changes to its personnel with respect to fleet sales and support services.

RIMMER

Terex AWP Names Adam Rimmer VP of Customer Services

REDMOND, WA - In this role, Rimmer assumes responsibility for the Americas' field service, customer care, sales operations, parts and used equipment teams. He will report directly to Matt Fearon, Vice President and General Manager, Terex AWP Americas.

Yokohama to Adjust OTR Tire Prices May 1

FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama Tire Corporation has announced it will implement a price increase of up to 10 percent on all of its off-the-road (OTR) tires in the U.S., effective May 1.

ARB Announces Special Compliance Option for California On-Road Diesel Fleets

SACRAMENTO, CA - ARB announces an early action compliance credit for trucking fleets that install a particulate filter by July 1, or that make a commitment to purchase a particulate filter by May 1.

Auto Truck Group Names Brent MacLean Director, Business Development

BARTLETT, IL - MacLean will be responsible for truck equipment sales to major fleet accounts, dealers, and fleet management companies across Canada and customers with cross-border operations in the U.S. and Canada.

IMPCO Automotive Announces New Ford Commercial Truck CNG Certifications From the EPA

SANTA ANA, CA - IMPCO Automotive announced that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued 2011 model-year Certifications for IMPCO dedicated Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fuel Systems for the certain Ford Motor Company vehicles.

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