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Friday, February 28, 2014

MANHEIM ANNOUNCES NEW GENERAL MANAGERS

ATLANTA -- As part of its continuing focus on developing talent and improving its customer experience, Manheim has named Michael Meyer as general manager for Manheim Arena Illinois and Greg Beck as general manager for Manheim San Francisco Bay.

“Mike is a dynamic leader who will use his expertise and experiences to deliver solutions that help our customers succeed,” said Rock Anderson, RVP, West Region Operations. “The hiring of Greg is a true testament to Manheim’s goal of putting leaders in place to drive business growth and expand our customer base. Our customers will benefit from their leadership experiences, and vast industry knowledge and insights.”

Meyer, who joined Manheim in 2010 as dealer sales manager at Manheim El Paso, assumed his new role on Jan. 27. He has more than 10 years of automotive wholesale experience, including nearly five with Manheim.

Later in 2010, Meyer was promoted to market account manager at Manheim El Paso. He served as general manager at Manheim El Paso before transitioning to the Bolingbrook, Ill., operating location.  Prior to joining Manheim, Meyer spent five years with Auction Broadcasting Company in Michigan.

Originally from Michigan, Meyer earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Beck has spent more than 13 years in the automotive wholesale industry. He began his role at Manheim San Francisco Bay, located in Hayward, on Feb. 18.

During his career, Beck spent more than nine years with E-Z GO Textron, where he was responsible for fleet golf cart sales and management for Northern California and Nevada.

A graduate of San Jose State University with a bachelor’s degree in management/economics, Beck is a Livermore, California resident. Beck began working in the automobile remarketing industry in 2001, and has experience as an operating location general manager, co-general manager and general sales manager.

About Manheim (www.manheim.com)

Manheim is the leading global provider of vehicle remarketing services, connecting buyers and sellers of used vehicles to the largest wholesale used-vehicle marketplace.   The company helps dealer and commercial customers achieve results by providing physical and digital auction channels, data analysis, financing, transportation and mobile products and solutions.

Manheim pioneered in-lane vehicle auctions and has been an innovator in both digital and mobile auction platforms.  Manheim registers nearly 8 million used vehicles annually, facilitating transactions representing more than $50 billion in value.  Manheim’s research and consulting arm, Manheim Consulting, provides industry-leading market intelligence and publishes the widely recognized annual Used Car Market Report.  The company offers dealer financing though NextGear Capital, Inc., and transportation services through Ready Auto Transport.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim has more than 20,000 employees in 107 worldwide sites and generates annual revenues of more than $2.5 billion.  A subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Manheim participates in “Go Green with Manheim,” the company’s sustainability program.

HENNESSY INDUSTRIES RECEIVES NAPA SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR UNPRECEDENTED SEVENTH TIME

LA VERGNE, Tenn. (February 28, 2014) – For the seventh time in 16 years, Tennessee-based Hennessy Industries, Inc., the largest full-line wheel-service equipment manufacturer in North America, was named Supplier of the Year by the National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA).

“At Hennessy, we pride ourselves on exceeding expectations to provide quality products with exceptional customer service,” said Kevin Keefe, Hennessy Industries’ vice president of marketing. “Our continuous focus on lean manufacturing and management is an absolute priority, and it guides us as we develop the best products and provide the best service possible for our customers.”

Each year, NAPA recognizes one supplier based on an overall rating relative to customer expectations and satisfaction. The criteria include customer expectations and satisfaction, with a focus on quality, delivery, sales growth and commercial support.

Hennessy is the only company to receive the award seven times.

Hennessy was selected from nominees across the country by NAPA tools and equipment sales team members. In conjunction with the award, NAPA also recognized Hennessy for its 97 percent order fill rate.

“We’re honored to receive this award again. It belongs to everyone who works in our headquarters and manufacturing facilities in La Vergne, Tenn. and Bowling Green, Ky., and it’s a great reminder about why we do what we do,” said Keefe.

About Hennessy Industries:

Hennessy Industries manufactures COATS®, BaseLine? by COATS®, AMMCO® and BADA® products, and is the largest full-line wheel-service equipment manufacturer in North America. Hennessy is recognized for its state-of-the-art technology in the manufacturing of COATS® tire changers and wheel balancers, AMMCO® brake lathes and lifts, and BADA® wheel-balancing weights.

Hennessy is headquartered in La Vergne, Tenn., with manufacturing facilities in Tennessee and Kentucky. To learn more, visit www.ammcoats.com.

PHH Arval Opens First Commercial Truck Center in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, Va., Feb. 27, 2014 – PHH Arval, a leading global fleet management services provider, today announced the opening of its commercial truck center in Virginia Beach. Commercial Truck Center of Virginia, LLC (“CTC of Virginia”),  located at 740 S. Military Highway, is the company’s first in the country to focus on used light, medium and heavy-duty trucks.

“The Port of Norfolk and large military presence supports a number of independent freight and transport businesses that will find value in our inventory of used trucks,” said Tom Keilty, COO and senior vice president for PHH Arval. “In addition, CTC of Virginia will enhance returns for our customers’ leased assets by providing a retail channel of distribution for off-lease vehicles.”

“CTC of Virginia is a welcome industry for Virginia Beach,” said Warren D. Harris, director of Virginia Beach Economic Development. “PHH Arval is a leading innovator of global fleet management services, and we anticipate this new commercial truck center will be a model to be replicated in other areas of the country. It will certainly be beneficial for this region’s numerous logistics-dependent companies to have these services available to enhance their operations.”

CTC of Virginia offers a large selection of off-lease light work trucks that are a good fit for small business contractors such as plumbers, electricians, and general contracting companies. PHH Arval’s newest enterprise joins other franchise locations in Williamsburg, Va. and Edenton, N.C.

About PHH Arval
PHH Arval, a subsidiary of PHH Corporation (NYSE: PHH), is a leading fleet management services provider in the United States and Canada. PHH Arval provides fleet management solutions to a broad range of industries. Through consultative expertise, flexible customer service, and innovative technology, PHH Arval helps clients reduce costs and increase productivity. PHH is a founding member of the PHH Arval Global Alliance, which operates more than two million vehicles across North America, Europe, Australia, Africa, Asia and South America. For more information, visit www.phharval.com, LinkedIn, Twitter or call (800) ONLY-PHH.



About Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development


The mission of the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development is to attract and retain national and international businesses to stimulate capital investment and create jobs. Virginia Beach is the most populous city in Virginia with a population of 447,000, and it is the 37th largest in the United States. It is recognized as one of the Best Run Cities in America by 24/7 Wall St. The Department of Economic Development received re-accreditation through the International Economic Development Council in 2012 and is one of only 29 economic development organizations in the world to have this recognition. Virginia Beach has been recognized as 7th in Leading the Country in a Manufacturing Revival by Forbes. It is listed among the Top Five Overall Mid-sized American Cities of the Future, Top 10 for Economic Potential and Top Five for Infrastructure by fDi Magazine. CNNMoney.com ranked Virginia Beach as the Easiest Place to Start a Business and the 2nd Most Business-Friendly City in the country. For more information, visit www.yesvirginiabeach.com.

MANHEIM PENNSYLVANIA RAISES $31,750 FOR JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE PROGRAMS

MANHEIM, Pa., – In recognition of the care provided to the Lancaster County area and southeastern Pennsylvania, Manheim Pennsylvania hosted a charity auction and Texas’Em Poker Tournament on Feb. 20 that raised $31,750 to benefit the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center and Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute.

“Manheim Pennsylvania is proud to support Johns Hopkins Hospital and these wonderful programs that continue to save so many lives,” said Julie Picard, vice president and general manager of Manheim Pennsylvania. “We are very pleased with tonight’s turnout of employees, customers and NextGEN participants that will help Johns Hopkins and its programs make a difference in the lives of so many. We are honored to provide support as the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center and Heart and Vascular Institute fight the two biggest killers on the planet.”

“This investment helps accelerate discoveries made by cancer and heart disease experts at Johns Hopkins,” said Michael Hibler, senior associate director of development for Johns Hopkins Medicine. “Our goal is to translate these discoveries into clinical achievements that help patients.”

More than 100 participated in the charity auction and Texas Hold’em poker tournament that included the sale of two late-model vehicles and two Manheim Pennsylvania lithographic prints.

Prior to the event, leukemia survivor Randy Derr, Manheim Pennsylvania assistant general manager, shared his story of cancer treatments at Johns Hopkins 13 years ago. Susan Adcock, whose husband is an auctioneer at Manheim Pennsylvania, talked about receiving a heart transplant at Johns Hopkins in June 2013 and introduced the family of the young man’s heart she received.

Manheim Pennsylvania’s top buyers and sellers, and participants of the 2013 NextGEN series and their guests were invited to participate in the auction and tournament. The charity auction and poker tournament provided NextGEN participants, Manheim Pennsylvania employees and Manheim customers an opportunity to support both the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center and Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute.

This fundraiser served as the final session of the four-part NextGEN series that began in 2013. NextGEN is an educational series developed by Manheim Pennsylvania to strengthen existing remarketing knowledge, and prepare the next generation of auto remarketing leaders. Participants include family members of dealer principals, owners and managers. Manheim Pennsylvania hosted three NextGEN series events last year.

Photo Captions

Group picture: From left: John Crispeno, manager of promotions, Manheim Pennsylvania; Charlie Adcock; Darren Teague, auction manager, Manheim Pennsylvania; Tim VanDam, Manheim Market Vice President, Northeast; Julie Picard, vice president and general manager, Manheim Pennsylvania; Susan Adcock, heart recipient; Denise Wagner, mother of son whose heart was donated to Susan Adcock; David Adcock; and Randy Derr, assistant general manager, Manheim Pennsylvania.

Poker tournament: More than 100 participated in the Texas Hold’em poker tournament at Manheim Pennsylvania on Feb. 20.

About Manheim (www.manheim.com)
Manheim is the leading global provider of vehicle remarketing services, connecting buyers and sellers of used vehicles to the largest wholesale used-vehicle marketplace.   The company helps dealer and commercial customers achieve results by providing physical and digital auction channels, data analysis, financing, transportation and mobile products and solutions.

Manheim pioneered in-lane vehicle auctions and has been an innovator in both digital and mobile auction platforms.  Manheim registers nearly 8 million used vehicles annually, facilitating transactions representing more than $50 billion in value.  Manheim’s research and consulting arm, Manheim Consulting, provides industry-leading market intelligence and publishes the widely recognized annual Used Car Market Report.  The company offers dealer financing though NextGear Capital, Inc., and transportation services through Ready Auto Transport.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim has more than 20,000 employees in 107 worldwide sites and generates annual revenues of more than $2.5 billion.  A subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Manheim participates in “Go Green with Manheim,” the company’s sustainability program.

About Johns Hopkins Medicine (http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/usa/)
From the 1889 opening of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, to the opening of the School of Medicine four years later, there emerged the concept of combining research, teaching and patient care. This model, the first of its kind, would lead to a national and international reputation for excellence and discovery.

Today, Johns Hopkins uses one overarching name—Johns Hopkins Medicine—to identify its entire medical enterprise. This $5 billion system unites the physicians and scientists of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with the health professionals and facilities that make up the broad, integrated Johns Hopkins Health System.

ARI’s Steve Durdin to Speak at NRECA’s TechAdvantage Conference

MT. LAUREL, NJ (February 27, 2013): ARI®, a leading global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, is pleased to announce that Steve Durdin, ARI’s manager of GMS and fuel programs, will present “Using Garage Management Systems to Get Ahead,” at this year’s NRECA TechAdvantage Conference and Expo, taking place March 3-6 in Nashville, Tennessee.

The session, which is scheduled for March 6 at 8:30 a.m., will offer an overview on how garage management systems can help streamline operations and provide fleet managers with critical insight by capturing the data related to work done on vehicles and equipment. Attendees will learn how to analyze garage system data in order to compute a total cost of ownership and how to evaluate that data, which can help a fleet manager make predictive decisions about their fleet. Durdin will also highlight the important factors a fleet manager should take into account when considering whether to implement a garage management system.

“Garage management systems are an important tool that can help fleet managers understand their fleet and drive value when it comes to the bottom line,” said Rob Hoysgaard, ARI’s director of sales support and a utility fleet specialist. “This important and informative session will help attendees understand how they can effectively use a garage management system to improve productivity and lower operating costs.”

Attendees can also meet and visit with the ARI Utility Team and learn about new trends in utility fleet management during the conference. ARI will be exhibiting in Booth #822.



About ARI®

ARI, part of the Holman Automotive Group, is a global vehicle fleet management organization that drives the best results for each of its clients’ unique and complex needs by employing the industry’s best fleet professionals, processes, and technology. A workforce numbering more than 2,500 collaborates across offices located throughout North America, Europe, the UK, and Hong Kong to manage more than 1,000,000 fleet vehicles in North America, the UK and Europe, and combined with its strategic partners more than two million fleet vehicles globally. A leader in its industry, ARI has been recognized as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE magazine. ARI is headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Learn more at www.arifleet.com and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

LEGGETT & PLATT CVP APPOINTS VICE PRESIDENTOF SALES & MARKETING


ATLANTA, February 24, 2014 – Leggett & Platt CommercialVehicle Products (CVP), an industry leader in manufacturing commercial vehiclecargo management equipment and providing fleet and OEM partner upfitting, hasannounced that Brad Wagoner has been appointed Vice President of Sales &Marketing with direct oversight of the Masterack and Crown North America divisions.Brad joins CVP’s senior management team and will oversee sales for the divisions’national fleet account, distributor, public safety, and OEM integration as wellas divisional marketing activities.

Brad joinedCVP in July 2013 in the capacity of National Alternative Fuels Sales Manager bringingtwenty-five plus years of corporate executive management experience withvarious automotive and truck component companies, both public and private. Hisspecific focus has been in the Sales, Marketing, and Operational disciplines.

“Brad’sexperience and committed vision will compliment and extend our efforts toprovide our Masterack and Crown North America customers with the best singlesource solution for complete supply chain management and total vehicle needs,”said Ross Haith, President CVP.


About Leggett & Platt CommercialVehicle Products
Leggett& Platt Commercial Vehicle Products (CVP) is a division of globaldiversified manufacturer Leggett & Platt, Inc. (NYSE: LEG). Headquarteredin Atlanta, GA, CVP is a group of companies that provide a single source forcommercial vehicle needs. Through its brands CVP designs, manufactures andinstalls commercial vehicle interior systems, truck equipment and accessoriesunder well-known industry brands: a) Masterack, van interiors and truckaccessories equipment designer, manufacturer and installer; b) Crown NorthAmerica, automotive original equipment accessories program integrator; and c)Gamber-Johnson, rugged docking stations and vehicle mounts manufacturer. TheCVP family of companies includes 10 facilities in North America. For moreinformation, visit www.leggettcvp.com. 

Schneider Selling Used Fleet Trailers to Make Way for New Equipment

GREEN BAY, Wis. – (February 26, 2014) – Schneider, one of the nation’s largest trucking companies and home to one of the industry’s largest selections of used fleet equipment, announced today that it will add 5,700 trailers to its offering of used equipment for sale. The truckload carrier plans to invest in more new equipment this year, making now the right time for its used trailers to find new homes. Over 400 used trailers are immediately available, and additional trailers will be added to Schneider’s inventory monthly throughout the year.

Trailers offered by Schneider are well-maintained 1999-2004 model-year 53-foot dry vans. Prices range from $4,000-$8,000, and all trailers for sale have been maintained to Schneider’s high standards. The company’s used fleet equipment inventory can be viewed online at www.schneidertrucks.com.

“Schneider’s used fleet trailers are versatile and a solid investment for trucking operations, storage units, farm use, construction projects and pallet companies,” said Rob Reich, vice president, Maintenance, at Schneider. “Buyers will be hard pressed to find a better value.”

Schneider has used fleet trucks for sale. In addition to its Schneider Finance division, which provides options to current and prospective Schneider owner-operators on premium new and used trucks, Schneider offers used fleet trucks to buyers, who are not required to lease the units with Schneider.

The current inventory of used fleet tractors and trailers is available at 18 Schneider locations across the United States: Atlanta; Charlotte, N.C.; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas; Fontana, Calif.; Sacramento, Calif.; Gary, Ind.; Harrisburg, Penn.; Houston; Indianapolis; Laredo, Texas; New Orleans; Portland, Ore.; Salt Lake City; St. Louis; West Memphis, Ark.; and Phoenix. Used fleet tractors are also available in Toronto.

Those interested can visit http://www.schneidertrucks.com to view details and pictures of current inventory; a downloadable list of trailers and fleet trucks on sale is also available. For more information, contact a sales representative at 800-635-9801 or email trucksales@schneider.com.

About Schneider

Schneider is the premier provider of truckload, intermodal and logistics services. Offering the broadest portfolio in the industry, Schneider’s solutions include Regional, Long-Haul, Expedited, Dedicated, Bulk, Intermodal, Brokerage, Cross-Dock Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Port Logistics.
A $3.6 billion company, Schneider has been delivering superior customer experiences and safely getting it done for nearly 80 years. For more information about Schneider, visit www.schneider.com or follow on Twitter: @WeAreSchneider.

Lytx Announces Winners of its First Annual "Driver of the Year"and "Coach of the Year" Awards

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 25, 2013) - Lytx, Inc. (formerly DriveCam, Inc.), a global leader in delivering driver safety and compliance solutions, announced today the winners of its first annual “Driver of the Year” and “Coach of the Year” Awards. The announcement and awards presentation was made at the second annual DriveCam powered by Lytx? Users Conference in San Diego, CA.

The awards honor drivers and coaches among the hundreds of organizations currently using the DriveCam® Program to improve overall fleet performance. For drivers, Lytx recognized those who operate their vehicles in a safe and responsible manner, have excelled in the DriveCam Program, and whose contributions have enhanced the overall image of commercial transportation. For coaches, the award honored those who have excelled in the “coach” role and whose contributions have enhanced the overall safety of their organization.

Winners of the “Driver of the Year” Award were given in the following industries:

Trucking/Distribution
First Place -- Troy Hurt of Linde North America
Second Place -- James Lapinski of Cemex
Waste
First Place -- Dennis Burrell of Waste Management
Second Place (tie) -- Clinton Coley of Waste Industries
Second Place (tie) -- James Williams of City of Tyler
Transit/Motor Coach
First Place -- Casey Howarth of MV Transportation
Second Place -- John Sanders of First Transit
Services/Utilities
First Place -- Betty Hoots of Renzenberger, Inc.
Second Place -- Charles Craig of ARS


Winners of “Coach of the Year” Awards were:

First Place -- Myron Broadnax of MV Transportation
Second Place -- Scott Speirs of Waste Management
In addition, the international first place award for Driver of the Year was given to Ian Peters of DS Smith (UK).

 "As a leading provider of fleet safety solutions, we are honored to recognize these drivers and coaches who are truly making a difference and are among the safest in the transportation industry," said Del Lisk, vice president of safety solutions for Lytx. “These winners may work in different sectors of the transportation industry, but they all share a common commitment to safe driving and improving their driving skills that is evident in their performance every single day.  We’re proud to support them and thousands of their fellow drivers through the DriveCam Program.”

DriveCam powered by Lytx improves safety by combining data and video analytics with real-time driver feedback and coaching, resulting in reductions in collision-related costs and fuel consumption. Using the patented Lytx Engine?, the DriveCam Solution scores, prioritizes and tracks the results of driving behaviors to identify improvement opportunities for increased safety.  An in-vehicle device captures driving behavior, which is objectively reviewed and scored by trained professionals, then passed on to the fleet for use in coaching drivers.



About Lytx

At Lytx (formerly DriveCam, Inc.), we harness the power of data to change human behavior and help good companies become even better. Our flagship product, DriveCam powered by Lytx?, is a leading solution for driver safety in the industries we serve, and our RAIR? Compliance Services helps DOT-regulated fleets comply with safety regulations, complementing the DriveCam program. Our solutions protect drivers from more than 950 commercial and government fleet clients worldwide who drive more than 20 billion miles annually. Our clients realize significant ROI by lowering operating and insurance costs, while achieving greater efficiency and compliance. Most of all, we strive to help save lives – on our roads and in our communities, every day. Lytx is privately held and headquartered in San Diego.  For more information, visit www.lytx.com.

Willison Products Releases new FUPRO Diesel Fuel Filtration System Designed to Detect and Prevent Water from Entering the Fuel Injection System while Purifying the Fuel to 2 Microns


Willison Products is releasing a diesel filtration systemwhich is an innovative breakthrough in the diesel industry. Any diesel owner ormechanic knows that one tank of bad fuel can paralyze a Diesel engine until theinjection system is repaired. If an individual gets just one tank of bad fuelit can cost between $7000.00 to $20,000.00 to repair, plus the loss of use.Commercial fleets can suffer greater costs and possibly lose accounts becauseof "down" time. Until now, there have been very few options and evenfewer preventions to counter this major expense. The reality is that managingthis down time effectively is critical to the health of the organization.Willison Products' new fuel filtration system is manufactured and assembled inRoyse City, Texas. 

Willison Products is offering their diesel fuel filtrationsystem for as little as $210.00 for just a filter system which includes allmounting hardware to the advanced system with gauge and self-testingwater-in-fuel sensor for $450.00. A local new truck dealer has sold the systemfor 4 years and he personally gives customers a written Guarantee that theywill have no fuel system failures as long as Willison Products' filter is inservice. Our customers can expect our filters to last from 35,000 miles to50,000 miles with good fuel. The cost of replacing those filters when theyfinally expire is $33.00 to $38.00

Willison Products is a sole proprietorship began in Novemberof 2007, and the first fuel filtration system was successfully installed atthat time. Willison Products is actively involved in research, development,manufacturing, sales, and installation of aftermarket diesel fuel systems. Theresearch and development team is led by owner Bill Willison who has beenactively involved as a diesel mechanic for over twenty years, and was certifiedas an ASE master diesel mechanic. Willison Products has a number of otherproducts currently in the research and development stage. Willison Products hasa longstanding history of innovative accommodations and is committed toupholding the high standards and values that have made them so successful.Willison Products stands behind the products and services with a money-backguarantee. 

VOLVO CARS NORTH AMERICA WINS DRIVERS TALK RADIO’S 2014 BEST SPORT-LUXURY SEDAN

Las Vegas – (Feb. 26, 2014) – Drivers Talk Radio Awards announced today it has selected the 2015 Volvo S60 as its Best Sport-Luxury Sedan for 2014.

“The new 2015 Volvo S60 dominated this top category because not only did it meet all of our criteria, but Volvo's new modular engine platforms were exactly what the S60 needed to make it a winner in Sport-Luxury Sedan Class,” said Rick Titus, host and judge, Drivers Talk Radio.

Drivers Talk Radio Awards prides itself in approaching its "Best in Class" judging from a “consumer’s perspective” as purchased to function in the real world, not a test tube. Not influenced by advertising or peer pressure, Drivers Talk Radio’s judging committee conducts all its testing as if they owned the car. As Drivers Talk Radio reminds listeners, "that won't be the deal sitting in the driveway tomorrow morning, it will be the investment you made to run and drive safely every day.” Drivers Talk Radio believes that, to a consumer, a vehicle is so much more than numbers. “Our mandate is to remain objective and mindful of the end user,” said Titus.

The Drivers Talk Radio Awards will announce additional winners in various categories in the upcoming months. Following is Drivers Talk Radio "Best in Class" automotive judging criteria:

Segment Competitiveness: A vehicle's placement in a specific market segment must guarantee that the vehicle is at least the equal of the other vehicles in the class.

Comparative Segment Value: From base price to fully optioned, a vehicle must display a strong value to consumers shopping for vehicles in that class.

Safety Rating: Both government and private testing must rate the vehicle at the top of its segment to be considered "Best in Class."

Highway Handling and Performance: A vehicle must convey a sense of confidence in all highway and traffic conditions and platform stability in all weather and road conditions.  An engine's ability to produce power when needed and smoothness under load are weighted equally to its miles per gallon (MPG) and steady-state sound levels.

Convenience of Use: A vehicle must be easy to live with on a daily basis. Driver and passenger loading, cargo and storage and all essential controls must be easy to locate and use.

Connectivity: A vehicle must meet consumer expectations of connectivity competitively for the segment in which it competes.

Drivers Talk Radio, hosted by automotive expert Rick Titus, reviews the newest vehicles in the automotive marketplace, discusses the most thought-provoking automotive topics and conducts live interviews with the industry's movers and shakers. Boasting a top business ranking on Stitcher.com, the leading Internet radio app, show topics include new car models, technology, industry news and announcements, concept cars and products. As an expert in the full breadth of the automotive industry, Titus communicates his depth of experience and knowledge to educate consumers, train professionals and entertain enthusiasts.

In addition to Stitcher, Drivers Talk Radio is available on YouTube and on iTunes and can be heard from California to Australia and beyond. On www.driverstalkradio.com, consumers can find behind-the-scenes content and road tests, along with a blog and schedule of station podcasts. Weekly programs are centered on navigating the truthfulness of the industry’s marketing maze as an interpreter explaining complicated mechanical issues in simple terms.

For more information on the Drivers Talk Radio Awards and a calendar of upcoming shows, please visit www.driverstalkradio.com. Find Drivers Talk Radio and Rick Titus on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.


About Volvo North America
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC, (www.volvocars.com/us) is a subsidiary of Volvo Car Group of Gothenburg, Sweden. VCNA provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to Volvo automobile retailers in the United States. For more information please refer to the VCNA media website at: http://www.media.volvocars.com/us, and follow Volvo’s blog at: www.volvoblog.us.


About Drivers Talk Radio/Rick Titus

Hosted by automotive expert, Rick Titus, Drivers Talk Radio is a broad-reaching program that discusses the automotive industry in an informative and entertaining fashion. The show includes interviews with the industry’s top movers and shakers, discussions of the most controversial automotive topics, current reviews of vehicles and products and consumer tips. In its 14th year of production, Drivers Talk Radio has won 20 prestigious International Automotive Media Conference (IAMC) awards and has reviewed more than 400 vehicles. Titus has compiled four decades of hands-on involvement with cars and trucks, including a stint as head of engineering at a top automotive accessories manufacturer. His experience has led him to become the country’s only leading automotive industry authority serving automotive consumers, dealerships and corporate brands alike. Titus is a lifetime member of the American Automotive Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association (AARWBA).

MANHEIM OPERATING LOCATIONS HONORED BY FORD

ATLANTA – Manheim operating locations in Chicago, St. Louis and Texas Hobby have been selected as recipients of a 2013 Ford Auction Recognition Award. As part of the Ford Auction Service Award Program, these locations were honored for their performance against key service level criteria.

Ford recognized winners in four groups: GT, Mach 1, Cobra and Boss. In two out of these four groups, Manheim auctions were selected as winners in both the closed and open sale categories.

Manheim Chicago was selected best for open and closed sales in the Mach 1 group, a grouping of the highest-volume auctions. Manheim St. Louis earned the award for best in the GT group, a grouping of smaller-volume auctions.

Additionally, Manheim Texas Hobby in Houston won the Ford ASAP Second Half Sprint Closed Sale Award as the auction with the greatest improvement in the second half versus the first half of 2013.

“We are proud of these three locations and their great accomplishments in 2013,” said Nick Peluso, Manheim senior vice president of customer management. “This is a testament to the great partnership Manheim and these locations have with Ford. We value our partnership with Ford, and appreciate this terrific recognition.”

About Manheim (www.manheim.com)
Manheim is the leading global provider of vehicle remarketing services, connecting buyers and sellers of used vehicles to the largest wholesale used-vehicle marketplace.   The company helps dealer and commercial customers achieve results by providing physical and digital auction channels, data analysis, financing, transportation and mobile products and solutions.

Manheim pioneered in-lane vehicle auctions and has been an innovator in both digital and mobile auction platforms.  Manheim registers nearly 8 million used vehicles annually, facilitating transactions representing more than $50 billion in value.  Manheim’s research and consulting arm, Manheim Consulting, provides industry-leading market intelligence and publishes the widely recognized annual Used Car Market Report.  The company offers dealer financing though NextGear Capital, Inc., and transportation services through Ready Auto Transport.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim has more than 20,000 employees in 107 worldwide sites and generates annual revenues of more than $2.5 billion.  A subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Manheim participates in “Go Green with Manheim,” the company’s sustainability program.

ARI Set to Exhibit at the Annual NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis

MT. LAUREL, NJ (February 26, 2014): ARI®, a leading global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, will once again exhibit at the annual NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana, March 5-7. ARI’s team of truck and supply chain specialists will be on hand in Booth #5351 to discuss all of the challenges that come with managing a complex vocational fleet, as well as the latest industry trends.

In addition, during the show’s Green Truck Summit, ARI will host a breakout session exploring the return on investment (ROI) of alternative fuels and green technology. The session, taking place March 4 at 4:30 p.m. in room 102 of the Indiana Convention Center, will be presented by Brian Matuszewski, manager of sustainable strategies for ARI, and Gregg Hodgdon, director of fleet operations for The E.A. Sween Company.

“While many fleets have explored sustainable initiatives at some point, most have not adopted them because it is difficult for fleet managers to accurately quantify the ROI of these strategies,” said Matuszewski. “The goal for this breakout session is to help fleet managers understand how to effectively determine the ROI of potential sustainable solutions, which in turn will help them to make more informed business decisions with regard to their fleet.”

During the one-hour breakout session, Matuszewski and Hodgdon will illustrate innovative ways to calculate the potential return on investment for various green initiatives. The session will also include a step-by-step methodology fleet managers can adapt and use to assess whether a possible sustainable solution is the right fit for their fleet. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss how evolving technologies are helping fleets control total cost of ownership.

For information about the NTEA’s Work Truck Show or the Green Truck Summit, please visit www.ntea.com/worktruckshow.



About ARI®

ARI, part of the Holman Automotive Group, is a global vehicle fleet management organization that drives the best results for each of its clients’ unique and complex needs by employing the industry’s best fleet professionals, processes, and technology. A workforce numbering more than 2,600 collaborates across offices located throughout North America, Europe, the UK, and Hong Kong to manage more than 1,000,000 fleet vehicles in North America, the UK and Europe, and combined with its strategic partners more than two million fleet vehicles globally. A leader in its industry, ARI has been recognized as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE magazine. ARI is headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Learn more at www.arifleet.com and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

GGB Gearing Up for Exhibit at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014

THOROFARE, N.J. (February 25, 2014) – GGB Bearing Technology, the global leader in high performance bearing solutions, announces it will be exhibiting at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014, which will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Booth #83651, March 4-8.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG is an internationally attended trade show dedicated to showcasing the latest advancements in the construction industry. Industry leaders from the concrete, mining, earthmoving, asphalt, aggregate and utilities industries will be in attendance to demonstrate new products, technology, and material handling and procurement techniques. Construction industry experts will also give educational presentations throughout the 5-day exposition regarding emerging trends, management and the applications of revolutionary technologies.

GGB bearing products are commonly used in the construction industry and off-highway equipment, and play a pivotal role in the reliability of heavy-duty earthmoving and digging equipment. A wide range of GGB plain bearing products will be on display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, and our bearing experts will be on-hand to discuss the value of plain bearings in construction equipment applications.

Visit the GGB website for more information on high performance plain bearing solutions.

About GGB Bearing Technology

GGB is the world’s leading manufacturer of high performance, self-lubricating and prelubricated bearings with production facilities in the U.S., Germany, France, Brazil, Slovakia and China. The company serves more than 50,000 customers worldwide in a broad spectrum of applications and industries including automotive, fluid power, agricultural and construction equipment, sports and recreation equipment, renewable energy, primary metals and general industrial. Its product offerings include metal-polymer, solid polymer, filament wound and metal bearings and bushing blocks. Also provided are industry-leading R&D and testing capabilities, flexible manufacturing, superior technical support and a global network of distributors.

About EnPro Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NPO)

EnPro Industries, Inc. is a leader in sealing products, metal-polymer and filament wound bearings, components and service for reciprocating compressors, diesel and dual-fuel engines, and other engineered products for use in critical applications by industries worldwide. http://www.enproindustries.com/

EPA Honors Corporate Leadership in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Center for Corporate Climate Leadership announced the third annual Climate Leadership Award winners in partnership with the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry (TCR). Nineteen awards were given to 15 organizations and two individuals in the public and private sectors for their leadership in addressing climate change by reducing carbon pollution.

The 2014 Climate Leadership Award recipients are:

Organizational Leadership Award: City of Chula Vista, Sprint, and University of California, Irvine

Individual Leadership Award: Sam Brooks, Associate Director, D.C. Department of General Services, and Robert Taylor, Energy Manager, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

Supply Chain Leadership Award: Sprint

Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (Goal Achievement Award): The Boeing Company; Caesars Entertainment; Cisco Systems, Inc.; Ecolab; The Hartford; IBM; Johnson Controls; Kohl's Department Stores; Mack Trucks; and Novelis

Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (Goal Setting Certificate): Fruit of the Loom, Inc.; Hasbro, Inc.; and Kohl's Department Stores


“Our Climate Leadership Award winners have made great strides in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and are providing leadership nationwide in many sectors of our economy,” said Janet McCabe, acting assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. "Their innovative approaches and commitment to reducing carbon pollution demonstrate that efforts to address climate change are repaid by saving money and energy, while supporting more livable and resilient communities, and a healthier, better protected environment now and for future generations."

The national awards program recognizes and incentivizes exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in response to climate change. Award recipients represent a wide array of industries, including finance, manufacturing, retail, technology, higher education and local government.

“The Association of Climate Change Officers is pleased to recognize another exceptional class of organizations and individuals who are demonstrating leadership in driving climate action into their organizational cultures,” said Daniel Kreeger, ACCO’s co-founder and executive director. “These award recipients are demonstrating critical devotion and leadership to managing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the risks and challenges posed by climate change. These recipients are role models for corporate, organizational, and individual leaders who can and should be responding proactively to climate change risks and opportunities.”

“Communities and businesses are already experiencing the impacts of climate change, and we need to act now to protect both our environment and our economy,” said C2ES President Eileen Claussen. “We join EPA in applauding the winners of the Climate Leadership Awards. These companies, organizations, and individuals demonstrate that we can save energy, reduce emissions, and take decisive steps toward a low-carbon future. We hope their accomplishments will serve as an example for others to follow.”

“The Climate Registry applauds this year’s Climate Leadership Award winners for demonstrating a meaningful, results-oriented response to climate change,” said David Rosenheim, executive director of TCR. “Exhibiting transparency, consistent metrics, and innovative mitigation measures, our deserving award recipients are building a stronger platform for policy, innovation, and business solutions to reducing carbon pollution.”

The President’s Climate Action Plan calls on the federal government to work with all stakeholders to take action to cut the harmful carbon pollution that fuels climate change. These organizations and individuals are working to do just that.

The awards are held in conjunction with the 2014 Climate Leadership Conference at the Hyatt Mission Bay Hotel in San Diego, Calif.

More information about the 2014 Climate Leadership Award winners is available at www.epa.gov/climateleadership/awards/2014winners.html

The EPA's Center for Corporate Climate Leadership was launched in 2012 to establish norms of climate leadership by encouraging organizations with emerging climate objectives to identify and achieve cost-effective GHG emission reductions, while helping more advanced organizations drive innovations in reducing their greenhouse gas impacts in their supply chains and beyond. The Center serves as a comprehensive resource to help organizations of all sizes measure and manage GHG emissions, providing technical tools, ground-tested guidance, educational resources, and opportunities for information sharing and peer exchange among organizations interested in reducing the environmental impacts associated with climate change.

More information about EPA’s Center for Corporate Climate Leadership: www.epa.gov/climateleadership