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Rotary Lift Expands Factory Training for Installers

MADISON, WI - Since 1989, Rotary Lift has provided regular factory training classes on proper lift installation and service for its Rotary Authorized Installer (RAI) network. Recently, the company added a third full day to its RAI training classes in order to thoroughly cover new products.

Duane Reade & Smith Electric Vehicles Partner on All-Electric Delivery Vehicles

NEW YORK and KANSAS CITY, MO - In an effort to improve fuel efficiency standards and lower carbon dioxide emissions, Duane Reade announced a partnership with Smith Electric Vehicles to add Newton zero-emission, all-electric commercial trucks to its delivery fleet.

John Heller of Caterpillar. Source: ibmimpact

Caterpillar Vice President John Heller to Retire

PEORIA, IL - Caterpillar Inc. announced that John Heller, 57, has elected to retire following more than 38 years of exemplary service to the company. Heller has been a Caterpillar vice president since 2004, and is currently chief information officer and vice president with responsibility for the Global Information Services Division.

NTSB Calls for Ban on Use of Mobile Phones by Commercial Drivers

WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended banning the use of mobile phones by commercial drivers except in emergencies following a crash where 11 people were killed.

FleetWave2 is developed on the latest Microsoft .NET platform, making it easier to tailor to specific customer requirements, deploy more quickly, and integrate with legacy systems.

Chevin Fleet Solutions Releases FleetWave2

FITCHBURG, MA - With its new and improved features, enhanced speed, and sleek user interface, FleetWave2 provides the data fleet managers need to effectively control their fleets.

Rand McNally Offering Lifetime Map Updates for its GPS Products

Rand McNally announced that all IntelliRoute TND GPS purchasers will be eligible to participate in a Lifetime Map Program.

Air Power Systems Announces Acquisition of Assets

Air Power Systems Company (APSCO, Inc.), a global manufacturer of pneumatic, cylinder, valves and control solutions, announced the acquisition of assets from Wil-Fab Manufacturing.

Morgan Thermal Ceramics Recieves Award from Akebono Brake Corp.

Morgan Thermal Ceramics recently received the "2010 Akebono Performance Excellence Award: Quality and Delivery" from Akebono Brake Corporation.

Illinois Bill Requires Posting of Truck Routes and Education on Truck GPS

SKOKIE, IL - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation aimed at enhancing truck safety in the state by making truck routing and restrictions more accessible to the commercial trucking industry.

Yokohama Tire Corporation to Adjust All Commercial Truck Tire Prices Oct. 1

FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama Tire Corporation has announced it will implement a price increase of up to 8 percent on all of its light and medium commercial truck tires in the U.S., effective October 1.

The eStar features a windshield design with nearly 180-degree visibility, improving safety, and a low-floor design allowing easy loading and unloading.

Coca-Cola Charges Toward a Greener Fleet

ATLANTA - As part of Coca-Cola's ongoing efforts to innovate through its fleet of distribution vehicles, the Company will soon deliver select products in five U.S. cities with all of their normal fizz, but less of the gas. Beginning in September, six eStar all-electric, zero-emission trucks will be part of Coca-Cola's growing fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles

Webinar: Understanding the Impact of CSA on Truck Fleets

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - GE Capital Fleet Services will host a free webinar Sept 20, focusing on the U.S. Department of Transportation's Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) safety enforcement program.

IMPCO Automotive Announces New EPA Bi-Fuel Certification for Ford F-250/350

SANTA ANA, CA - IMPCO Automotive announced that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued 2011 model-year Certifications for its Bi-Fuel Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fuel Systems for Ford Motor Company's F-250 and F-350 Pickups equipped with the 6.2L V-8 gaseous prepped engine.

Pictured is the European version of the Fiat Doblo.

Chrysler to Bring Fiat Doblo Van to U.S. As Ram in 2013

AUBURN HILLS, MI; ISTANBUL, TURKEY; TURIN, ITALY - Chrysler stated its Turkish joint-venture partner will invest more than $160 million in homologation and customer modifications for the U.S. and Canadian markets.

Eaton Acquires High Power Inverter Technology

CLEVELAND - Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced that it has acquired the assets of IE Power, Inc.

Assistant Secretary of Defense Confirmed HTUF Keynote Speaker

PASADENA, CA - One of the nation's experts on energy security, Assistant Secretary of Defense Sharon Burke, will address the world's largest gathering of advanced, clean high-efficiency truck and bus users and makers in Baltimore, Md., Oct. 12.

Rand McNally Lowers IntelliRoute TND Prices

SKOKIE, IL - Rand McNally is dropping the price of its line of IntelliRoute TND products. Effective today, the IntelliRoute TND 510 is now priced at $299.99 USD and the TND 710 is priced at $399.99 USD, plus applicable taxes.

Toyo Tires Launches the Ultimate Ride Sweepstakes

CYPRESS, CA - Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. announced the company's largest promotion ever, the Ultimate Ride Sweepstakes.

EMA and TMA Become the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association

CHICAGO - The Engine Manufacturers Association, which includes the Truck Manufacturers Association, announced the use of the name Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association for the trade group, effective immediately.

International Ranks Highest in Heavy-Duty Truck Engine Satisfaction

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA - Heavy-duty truck engine quality has improved from 2010, after technology changes related to emissions standards revisions caused a spike in engine-related problems during recent years.

Hybrid Medium and HD Truck Sales to Surpass 100,000 Vehicles Annually by 2017

BOULDER, CO - As the global economy begins tentative steps toward recovery, truck manufacturers are looking to technologies that can help mitigate the rising cost of diesel fuel while meeting increasingly strict emissions requirements.

Chevrolet Silverado HD Redesigned for 2012-MY

DETROIT - Redesigned for 2011, the Chevrolet Silverado heavy-duty lineup rolls into 2012 with greater towing and payload capacities.

The 2012-MY Tacoma.

Toyota’s 2012-MY Tacoma Features Redesigned Exterior and Interior

TORRANCE, CA - The 2012-MY Tacoma features a new look from the A-pillar forward and new all-weather flooring and new interior as part of some of the changes.

The 2012-MY Ram 1500 Tradesman.

Ram Boosts Gas and Diesel Engine Performance on 2012-MY Trucks

AUBURN HILLS, MI - For the 2012-MY, Ram boosted performance on its 5.7L Hemi and 6.7L Cummins turbo diesel.

Michelin Increases Truck Tire Prices

GREENVILLE, SC - Michelin, BFGoodrich, Uniroyal, and private and associate passenger and light truck replacement tires sold in the United States are increasing in price, effective Oct. 3, 2011.


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