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August 18, 2009 - Industry News

Small Business Fleets Invest in Transit Connect

2010 Ford Transit Connect

DETROIT - Ford says small business owners are reacting positively and decisively to Transit Connect vehicles arriving at Ford dealerships nationwide.

Tags: Ford Transit Connect, small business owners

August 18, 2009 - Industry News

GM Working on Medium-Duty Truck Agreement

DETROIT - General Motors said it is working on a new agreement for medium-duty truck dealers that will allow them to continue to provide warranty, maintenance, and repair services.

Tags: Warranty, Medium-Duty Trucks, General Motors

August 5, 2009 - Industry News

PacLease Continues U.S. Location Growth - Adds Two New Locations to Serve Iowa

BELLEVUE, WA - PACCAR Leasing Company (PacLease) continues its expansion with the announcement of two new locations in Cedar Rapids and Davenport, Iowa.

Tags: PacLease, Paccar

July 28, 2009 - Industry News

Smith Delivers Electric Trucks to Commercial Fleets

WASHINGTON - Representatives from Coca-Cola Enterprises, Staples, Frito-Lay, and AT&T were each presented keys to an all-new Smith Newton, the world's largest commercially available battery-electric-powered truck.

Tags: AT&T, PG&E, Smith Electric Vehicles, Smith Newton, Coca-Cola, Frito-Lay, Staples, Battery-Electric Vehicles

July 22, 2009 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Opens Facility Along Route 66

READING, PA - Penske Truck Leasing announced the opening of a 6,600-square-foot Albuquerque, N.M. facility.

Tags: Penske

July 9, 2009 - Industry News

Freightliner Introduces its First Natural Gas Truck

Freightliner Business Class M2 112

PORTLAND, OR - The Freightliner Business Class M2 112 NG is powered by the Cummins Westport ISL G.

Tags: Natural Gas, Freightliner

June 23, 2009 - Industry News

Volvo Begins Selling Trucks That Meet 2010 Emissions Standards

GREENSBORO, NC – The trucks meet the standards using Selective Catalytic Reduction, which also increases fuel efficiency and reduces carbon emissions, according to a statement by the manufacturer.

Tags: Emissions, Volvo, EPA

June 19, 2009 - Industry News

NorthWestern Energy Unveils Hybrid Bucket Truck in Missoula

BUTTE, MT – NorthWestern Energy unveiled its first hybrid bucket truck June 10 in Missoula.

Tags: Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

June 18, 2009 - Industry News

City of Longview to Lease 6 Sanitation Trucks

LONGVIEW, TEXAS – The City of Longview recently entered into a $955,000 lease agreement for six sanitation trucks, according to The News-Journal.

Tags: Vehicle Leasing, Sanitation, Refuse Fleets

June 16, 2009 - Industry News

Ferrellgas Presented First 2010 Propane-Injected F-250

Jack Roush, founder and chairman of the board of directors for ROUSH Enterprises, presented the keys to the first production 2010 ROUSH liquid propane-injected Ford F-250 to Ferrellgas President and Chief Operating Officer Steve Wambold.

LIVONIA, MI – Ferrellgas recently received the first production 2010 ROUSH liquid propane-injected F-250 from Motorsports legend Jack Roush, founder and chairman of the board of directors for ROUSH Enterprises.

Tags: ROUSH, Ferrellgas, Ford F-250

June 12, 2009 - Industry News

Forgotten Harvest Adds First Hybrid Truck to Fleet

Susan Goodell, exec. director of Forgotten Harvest, accepts keys to a new 2009 Freightliner M2 Hybrid Class 7 diesel-electric truck from (l-r) Klaus Entenmann, president and CEO of Daimler Financial Services; Chris Patterson, retired president and CEO, Daimler Trucks North America; and Ron Ricci, president of Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies. (Photo credit: Joe Wilssens, Daimler Financial Services).

OAK PARK, MI – Daimler Trucks North America, Daimler Financial Services, and Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies recently donated a 2009 M2e Hybrid Freightliner diesel-electric truck to the mobile food rescue organization.

Tags: Forgotten Harvest, Truck Bodies, Daimler, Daimler Trucks North America

June 12, 2009 - Industry News

Nestle Waters Showcases Hybrid Truck at Capitol Hill Event

WASHINGTON – Nestle Waters North America displayed one of its diesel-electric hybrid delivery trucks June 11 at the first "Hybrid on the Hill" event in Washington, D.C.

Tags: CALSTART, HTUF, Medium-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Showcase, Green Technology, Nestle, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

June 11, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Manufacturers Association Elects New Officers

CHICAGO – Elected were Skip Yeakel of Volvo Trucks North America, as TMA chair; Bob Morrison, PACCAR Inc, as vice chair; and Jeff Marsee, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, as treasurer.

Tags: Volvo, Isuzu, Kenworth, International, Freightliner, Peterbilt, Western Star, Mack Trucks

June 9, 2009 - Industry News

Coca-Cola Deploys 15 Hybrid Trucks in Massachusetts

NEEDHAM, MA – Coca-Cola Enterprises deployed 15 hybrid-electric delivery trucks at the Needham Market Service Center, the largest single deployment of hybrid vehicles in the company's history, according to the Needham Times.

Tags: Coca-Cola, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

June 9, 2009 - Industry News

GM to Honor Commitments to Fleet Customers as Medium-Duty Truck Production Ceases

2009 TopKick

DETROIT – Jim Campbell, general manager, GM Fleet and Commercial Operations, reassured fleet customers sold orders for the Chevrolet Kodiak and GMC TopKick would be filled through the end of July.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, production halt, General Motors, Topkick, Kodiak

June 5, 2009 - Industry News

GM & Penske Outline Proposed Purchase of Saturn Brand

DETROIT – Penske would obtain the rights to the brand as well as certain other Saturn assets, while General Motors would continue production, on a contract basis, of the Saturn Aura, Vue, and Outlook.

Tags: Penske, Saturn, General Motors

June 4, 2009 - Press Release

Jasper Unveils New Corporate Web Site

JASPER, IN – Newly-designed flash content and streaming video add depth and entertainment to provide the user with information in order to make an informative decision about Jasper products.

Tags: Website, Jasper Engines

June 4, 2009 - Industry News

City of Peoria Seeks Funds for Hybrid Trucks

PEORIA, AZ – Peoria is among six cities that joined the Arizona Department of Commerce Energy Office to file for a Clean Cities federal stimulus grant through the U.S. Department of Energy, according to The Arizona Republic.

Tags: Funding, Clean Cities, Federal Grant

June 3, 2009 - Industry News

Penske Logistics Expands Commitment to EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership

READING, PA - Penske Logistics announced an expanded commitment to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Transport Partnership, a move that underscores its commitment to environmentally responsible operations.

Tags: SmartWay, Penske, EPA

June 1, 2009 - Industry News

GM Remains 'Committed to Fleet and Commercial Customers'

DETROIT – General Motors promised "strong commitment" to fleet and commercial customers "remains unchanged," according to Jim Campbell, GM general manager fleet and commercial operations, in a statement addressing the automaker's June 1 bankruptcy.

Tags: General Motors

June 1, 2009 - Press Release

Mack Delivers Hybrid Refuse Truck to NYC

NEW YORK, NY – During a recent event in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Mack Trucks, Inc. was recognized for delivering a diesel-electric hybrid MACK TerraPro Low Entry model refuse truck to the City of New York.

Tags: New York, New York City, Class 8, Refuse Fleets

May 29, 2009 - Industry News

Commercial Truck Fees Up 35% in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The 35-percent increase could mean up to $350,000 a year for the heaviest trucks, according to Capitol News Service.

Tags: Florida, DMV

May 22, 2009 - Industry News

Inspection Takes 144 Commercial Vehicles Out of Service

HARRISBURG, PA – The Pennsylvania State Police Department inspected 2,281 commercial vehicles and placed 144 vehicles and 78 drivers out of service May 13 during Operation SAFE Driver.

Tags: Commercial Fleets, Inspections

May 22, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Company Licenses Fleet Out of State to Pay Less Taxes & Fees

DENVER – One of Colorado's largest trucking companies has reportedly been licensing most of its fleet out of state for 13 years to avoid paying Colorado sales taxes and emissions fees, according to 9news.com.

May 19, 2009 - Industry News

Bill Introduced to Reduce Truck Traffic

WASHINGTON – S1036, a bill just introduced in Congress which aims to increase use of non-highway, intermodal freight by 10 percent by 2020 has kicked up a lot of dust lately, according to Trucker.com.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Truck Fleet, Commercial Trucks

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