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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

May 15, 2009 - Press Release

NVLA Asks for Assistance in Fight to Include Leasing in the Cash for Clunkers Bill

All vehicle lessors should be aware that the current wording of the Cash for Clunkers Bill, H.R. 1550, does not provide any cash incentive to potential consumers or fleet lessees of light trucks who choose to lease their vehicle purchase.

Tags: NVLA, National Vehicle Leasing Association, Cash for Clunkers

May 15, 2009 - Industry News

Yokohama Truck Tire Available in 4 Sizes

FULLERTON, CA – The tire contains special rock ejector platforms, stronger and more pliable rubber to reduce heat generation and reduce rolling resistance, and other features, according to Yokohama officials.

Tags: Yokohama, Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Tires

May 15, 2009 - Industry News

Pennington Gas Service Gets New Hybrid Hazmat Truck

MORENCI, MI – A Freightliner Business Class M2e Hybrid truck equipped with an Eaton hybrid electric drivetrain system was developed for Pennington Gas Service.

Tags: Eaton, Freightliner

May 15, 2009 - Industry News

Oncor & Ford Seek Stimulus Funds for Plug-In Hybrid & EV Tests

DALLAS – Oncor has joined Ford Motor Company's application for U.S. Department of Energy stimulus funds to support plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle testing.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, stimulus bill, Oncor, Vehicle Testing, Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles

May 12, 2009 - Press Release

GE Fleet Services to Host Free Webinar May 13

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – GE Capital Fleet Services will host a FREE online seminar Wednesday, May 13, examining the U.S. economy and what's in store through the remainder of 2009.

Tags: Economy, web seminar, GE Capital Fleet Services

May 12, 2009 - Industry News

2010 Toyota Sienna Prices Same as 2009-MY

TORRANCE, CA – Toyota Motor Sales announced manufacturer's suggested retail prices for the 2010 Sienna van will remain unchanged from 2009 model-year prices.

Tags: Toyota, 2009-MY, Pricing

May 8, 2009 - Industry News

Johnson Truck Bodies Offers Companies Express Financing

RICE LAKE, WI – A full suite of financing structures including loans, finance leases, and TRAC leases are available to companies of all sizes including owner-operators, processors, and distributors of refrigerated goods.

Tags: Refrigerated Truck, Truck Bodies

May 8, 2009 - Industry News

Cummins to Stall Engine Plant Operations

COLUMBUS, IN – The Columbus MidRange Engine Plant will close effective May 15 and remain idle until Chrysler resumes pickup truck production.

Tags: Cummins, production, Ram Truck

May 5, 2009 - Industry News

Detroit Big 3 Fleet Sales Down for April

TORRANCE, CA –– Chrysler experienced the highest drop in fleet sales for the month of April when compared with figures from a year ago, while General Motors and Ford sales results were within the same range of one another.

Tags: Chrysler, General Motors

May 5, 2009 - Industry News

Oncor Unveils Hybrid-Powered Bucket Trucks

DALLAS – Oncor, one of 14 utilities that participated in a 2006 trial of hybrid trucks in the field, has added two new hybrid-powered bucket trucks to its fleet.

Tags: CALSTART, Oncor

May 1, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth T800 LNG Trucks Available for Factory Order and Production

Kenworth T800 LNG

KIRKLAND, WA – The Kenworth T800 LNG truck offers performance and efficiency for heavy-duty port, freight, and vocational applications.

Tags: Kenworth, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas

April 30, 2009 - Industry News

Birmingham to Lease CNG Garbage Trucks

BIRMINGHAM, AL – The City of Birmingham will lease 70 natural gas-fueled garbage and rubbish trucks and apply for a $5 million federal grant to build a compressed natural gas station, according to the Birmingham News.

Tags: Natural Gas, grant, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels

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