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ARI Acquires Auto Truck Group

MT. LAUREL, NJ - ARI (Automotive Resources International) announced that it has acquired the assets of Auto Truck Group (ATG), headquartered in Bartlett, Ill. ATG, a work truck upfitter, will become Auto Truck Group LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ARI.

TRALA Participates in Ryder-Hosted Border Security Meeting

WASHINGTON - TRALA joined industry partners and government agencies participating in the North American Border Security Meeting conference hosted by TRALA-member company Ryder System, Inc. in Novi, Mich.

Midway Specialty Vehicles Completes Project with Cleveland Metroparks

ELKHART, IN - Midway Specialty Vehicles, a provider of customized specialty vehicle conversions, recently completed a project with Cleveland Metroparks for customization of a 170-inch wheelbase extended dual rear wheel Sprinter.

2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost Beats Competition at Davis Dam Demonstration

DEARBORN, MI - The 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost won in a powertrain performance exercise while towing a trailer against key competitors during a demonstration near Davis Dam in Arizona.

Silverado HD Named 2011 Motor Trend Truck of the Year

PHILADELPHIA - The Chevrolet Silverado HD is the 2011 Motor Trend Truck of the Year, completing a rare same-year sweep of the prestigious car and truck awards. Chevrolet also earned the 2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year award.

California Energy Commission Approves Wrightspeed's Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Plant Grant

SAN JOSE, CA - Wrightspeed, Inc., an advanced clean energy transportation company, announced that the California Energy Commission has approved its $1,197,064 grant solicitation for the development of its Digital DriveSystem retrofit kit for medium-duty fleet trucks.

Snap-on Announces 'Free Accessory' Software Promotion

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL - With Snap-on's "Free Accessory software promotion, VERUS, MODIS, SOLUS PRO, and SOLUS owners in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico who invest in Snap-on's latest upgrade, Software Bundle 10.4, will receive a free credit up to $185 towards diagnostic accessories.

PennDOT: Time to Check Vehicles, Pack Emergency Kit

HARRISBURG, PA - With temperatures and wind chills hovering in the teens or lower in Pennsylvania, PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler this week urged motorists to be sure that vehicles are properly serviced and contain a well-stocked emergency kit.

U.S. DOT Proposes Rear View Visibility Rule

WASHINGTON - NHTSA believes automobile manufacturers will install rear mounted video cameras and in-vehicle displays to meet the proposed standards. Will rear-view cameras become as universal as safety belts?

J. J. Keller Introduces an On-the-Road CSA Reference for Truck Drivers

NEENAH, WI - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) plans to roll out its new CSA enforcement initiative soon. To help motor carriers and drivers succeed under CSA, J. J. Keller announces CSA Handbook: A Complete Guide for CMV Drivers.

New Mitsubishi Fuso 4P10 high-efficiency, turbocharged diesel engine

Mitsubishi Fuso Unveils New Advanced Powertrain for Its Class 3-5 Medium-Duty Work Trucks

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) announced that its parent company, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation (MFTBC), Kawasaki, Japan, has unveiled a new, highly evolved powertrain to be introduced in the next generation of Mitsubishi Fuso Class 3-5 commercial trucks in North America.

Mansfield Oil Deploys Bulk Air1 DEF Remote Tank Monitoring and Web Based Inventory Management Capability

ATLANTA - Mansfield Oil Company, an independent supplier of refined fuels, ethanol, and diesel exhaust fluid nationwide, announced it has completed adding DEF tank monitoring to their supply chain management suite of web applications.

GE Capital Fleet Services Provides Telematics Solutions to Raymond Handling Concepts

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - GE Capital Fleet Services announced it will provide its telematics-based Mobile Resource Intelligence program to Raymond Handling Concepts, a provider of high-density storage and order-picking systems used in warehousing and distribution.

Dow Kokam and PVI Partner in Deployment of First Fully Electric Refuse Trucks

LYON, FRANCE - Dow Kokam and PVI announced an agreement to supply advanced lithium polymer battery systems to power the first ever fully electric refuse trucks.

Five State Trucking Associations Choose SLEEP ACCESS

NASHVILLE, TN - SLEEP ACCESS manages sleep health programs on a large, national scale or even a smaller, localized approach through its network of local sleep health professionals.

The HDR1 Eco Plus is now available through Continental dealers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico in load ranges G and H, size 275/80R22.5.

Gaining SmartWay Traction: Continental Introduces HDR1 Eco Plus

FORT MILL, SC - Leading the SmartWay challenge, the Commercial Tire Division of Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (CTA) introduced one of the few open-shoulder drive tires to be verified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for low rolling resistance - the HDR1 Eco Plus.

Up to $2,000 in Instant Rebates with Snap-on's 'The Doubler' Rebate Program

KENOSHA, WI - Not only is Snap-On offering its standard rebates on all Snap-on products, but the company will double your rebate if you purchase a featured Snap-on tool storage unit or diagnostic product from a participating Snap-on franchisee or representative.

Ford Motor Company and Azure Dynamics have begun shipping the first Ford Transit Connect Electrics to early customers in North America and to the United Kingdom for a demonstration project.

Ford & Azure Dynamics Mark Production and Delivery of First Transit Connect Electrics

DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Company and Azure Dynamics have begun shipping the first Ford Transit Connect Electrics to early customers in North America and to the United Kingdom for a demonstration project.

New Penske Truck Leasing, Rental and Logistics Blog

READING, PA - Penske Truck Leasing introduced its new corporate blog called, "Move Ahead." It will serve as the official blog for Penske Truck Leasing, Penske Truck Rental, Penske Logistics and Penske Used Trucks.

Phillips Industries Launches Qwik Tech Tips Newsletter for Fleets

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA - Phillips Industries has launched Qwik Tech Tips, a monthly newsletter which offers easy solutions to electrical maintenance issues facing trucking fleets.

Hino Truck Engines Rank Highest in J.D. Power Study

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA - While fuel economy levels vary widely among truck engine manufacturers, fleets with the most fuel-efficient engines may benefit from significant cost savings and higher satisfaction, particularly after a year-over-year increase in gas and diesel prices,.

NTEA Names Successor to Carney as Executive Director

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Board of Trustees has named Steve Carey, NTEA senior director of operations, to replace long-time Executive Director Jim Carney. Carney will retire April 30, 2012, after what will be a 36-year career with the NTEA (35 years as executive director).

Ram Offers Additional Paint Options to Commercial Customers

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Based on customer demand, the Ram Truck brand has announced that it will add a "National Fire Safety Lime Yellow" paint option to 2011 Ram commercial trucks, including 2500/3500 Heavy Duty pickups and 3500/4500/5500 Chassis Cab trucks.

All-New 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Named '2011 Urban Truck of the Year'

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Editors of Decisive Auto magazine and a panel of 15 independent automotive journalists selected the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee as Decisive Media's "Urban Truck of the Year."

ROUSH CleanTech Announces Company Leaders

LIVONIA, MI - ROUSH Enterprises presents a winning line up with the announcement of Joe Thompson and Todd Mouw leading the company's newest venture, ROUSH CleanTech , a product-based alternative fuel-powered engine company destined to change the way fleets do business.


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