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June 11, 2008 - Industry News

GM to End Work at Four Truck Plants

DETROIT – General Motors Corp (GM) is expected to announce that it will stop production at four truck plants in North America.

Tags: General Motors

June 5, 2008 - Industry News

Ford Motor Company Completes Sale of Jaguar/Land Rover to Tata Motors

DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Company has completed the sale of its Jaguar Land Rover operations to Tata Motors.

Tags: Land Rover, Jaguar, Tata Motors

June 4, 2008 - Industry News

Smith to Produce Electric Trucks in U.S.

CITY, ST – Smith Electric Vehicles has announced a new pure electric truck for North America that will go into production later this year.

Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles

June 4, 2008 - Industry News

Loughrey to Retire as Cummins Inc. President and CEO in March 2009; to Become Cummins Vice Chairman on Aug. 1

COLUMBUS, IN – Joe Loughrey, president and CEO for Cummins, will retire in March 2009. Effective this Aug. 1, Loughrey will become Cummins vice chairman and remain a member of the board of directors until his retirement.

Tags: Cummins

June 4, 2008 - Industry News

LEER Tonneaus Lower Drag, Translating to Improved Gas Mileage

MILTON, PA – As people from coast to coast face staggering increases in fuel prices, LEER is reminding pickup truck owners that LEER tonneaus save gas and improve fuel mileage.

Tags: LEER

May 27, 2008 - Industry News

Continental Will Raise Truck Tire Prices on July 1

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Continental Tire North America Inc. will raise commercial tire prices effective Jul. 1. The increases, up to eight percent, will apply to Continental, General, Semperit, and all private brand truck tires.

Tags: Continental, Tires

May 27, 2008 - Industry News

New Doran 360HD Tire Pressure Monitoring System Features “Green Means GOOD” Indicator

CINCINNATI – The new Doran 360HD Tire Pressure Monitoring System provides the driver ‘at- a-glance’ status updates with a new patent pending Green Means GOOD indicator.

Tags: TPMS

May 27, 2008 - Industry News

DEL Hydraulics Announces Their Appointment as a Distributor of Maxilift Monoboom Cranes and Cobra Service Cranes

BUFFALO, NY – The Maxilift telescopic boom crane is ideal for installation on light commercial vehicles, such as pickup truck bodies and transport vehicles.

May 21, 2008 - Industry News

Daimler Closes Big ‘Green’ Vehicle Deal With UPS

SAN FRANCISCO – Daimler AG said United Parcel Service Inc. ordered 200 hybrid electric vehicles and 300 compressed natural gas vehicles in what the German automaker called the biggest sale of “green” trucks ever recorded.

Tags: UPS, Daimler, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

May 21, 2008 - Industry News

Hybra-Drive Selected to Build Hydraulic Hybrid Truck for Testing

PASADENA, CA – A government-corporate partnership led by CALSTART has selected a Michigan firm to build three identical hydraulic hybrid delivery trucks for real-world testing by UPS, FedEx Ground, and Purolator.

Tags: Purolator, UPS, Class 6, CALSTART, HTUF, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

May 21, 2008 - Industry News

A.R.E. Offers Total Truck Bed Solutions

Tundra with truck cover.

MASSILLON, OHIO – Truck cap and tonneau cover manufacturer A.R.E. delivers total in-bed organizational solutions that can help fleet owners lower operating costs while remaining productive.

Tags: A.R.E., Truck Caps, Tonneau Covers

May 21, 2008 - Industry News

UQM ZeroTruck Debuts in Las Vegas

FREDERICK, CO – UQM Technologies, Inc.’s ZeroTruck made its industry debut at the AFVi's 2008 Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference and Expo in Las Vegas.

Tags: LCF, ZeroTruck, UQM Technologies, Battery-Electric Vehicles

May 21, 2008 - Industry News

Calif. Says Mack, VTNA, Cummins Engines Meet NOx Standard, Exempt From Idling Rule

SACRAMENTO, CA – Mack Trucks Inc., Cummins Inc., and Volvo Trucks North America have received certification that their heavy-duty engines meet California’s nitrogen oxide emission standards, providing users an exemption from the state’s five-minute idling regulation.

Tags: Volvo, Cummins, CARB, Mack Trucks

May 21, 2008 - Industry News

Port of Los Angeles & SCAQMD Roll Out Heavy-Duty Electric Truck

SAN PEDRO, CA – Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently joined officials from the Port of Los Angeles and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) for the introduction of a new, powerful electric truck.

Tags: Port of Los Angeles, SCAQMD, Balqon Corp., Battery-Electric Vehicles

May 14, 2008 - Industry News

Sterling Introduces its First Natural Gas-Powered Vehicle

Sterling Natural Gas

LAS VEGAS – Sterling Truck Corporation has rolled out a new natural gas (NG)-fueled tractor. The Sterling Set-Back 113 fueled with Natural Gas is ideal for port operations, as well as natural gas utilities and municipalities.

Tags: Natural Gas, Sterling, Tractor

May 14, 2008 - Industry News

Goodyear Launches New Long-Wearing Kelly Regional Tire

AKRON, OHIO – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has introduced a new Kelly Armorsteel KRH regional tire for pickup and delivery and school buses.

Tags: Goodyear

May 14, 2008 - Industry News

Freightliner Trucks Offers 4.5 Percent Financing on All Variations of the Cascadia

PORTLAND, OR – Freightliner Trucks, in conjunction with Daimler Truck Financial, is offering an industry low of 4.5 percent financing on all variations of the Freightliner Cascadia in the U.S. Market.

Tags: Financing, Freightliner

May 14, 2008 - Industry News

Navistar Releases Over-the-Road and Wind Tunnel Testing Results of International ProStar

WARRENVILLE, IL – Navistar has released results of extensive testing confirming that the International ProStar is the most aerodynamic and fuel-efficient Class 8 truck on the road.

Tags: Navistar, Freightliner

May 7, 2008 - Industry News

AEP Will Have the Largest Diesel Hybrid Truck Fleet of Any American Utility Company

SPRINGFIELD, OHIO – American Electric Power (AEP), one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, is expanding its green efforts to include more hybrid trucks.

Tags: International DuraStar, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

May 7, 2008 - Industry News

New Weather Guard Hi-Side Truck Boxes Offer Increased Security and Durability

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL – Knaack LLC’s new WEATHER GUARD Hi-Side Truck Boxes provide contractors with secure, durable, and convenient tool storage above the bed of their trucks.

Tags: Knaack, Weather Guard

May 7, 2008 - Industry News

Diamondback Offers Custom Truck-Bed Solutions for Light Truck Fleets

PHILIPSBURG, PA – DiamondBack, manufacturers of the DiamondBack HD cover, offers complete truck-bed systems that can be customized for specific fleet applications.

April 30, 2008 - Industry News

American Electric Power Orders 18 International DuraStar Hybrid Trucks

SPRINGFIELD, OHIO – American Electric Power (AEP), one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, is expanding its green efforts to include more hybrid trucks.

Tags: American Electric Power, International DuraStar, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

April 30, 2008 - Industry News

Courier Goes the Extra Mile with Electric Experiment

CANADA – Fleet operators in Canada’s courier industry are increasingly using electric vehicles. The Purolator Quicksider operates 10 hours a day in downtown Toronto, delivering about 220 packages and parcels with zero greenhouse-gas emissions.

Tags: Purolator

April 30, 2008 - Industry News

Hino Trucks Has Record Retail Month, Announces 2008 Sales Goal

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI – Hino Trucks experienced a record month in March 2008 posting retail sales of 900 units and achieving 15-percent market share in the Class 6 market segment.

Tags: Hino

April 30, 2008 - Industry News

American Camper Shell Taps SNUGTOP to Equip 60 Telco Utility Trucks

LONG BEACH, CA – TelePacific Communications has added the new SNUGPRO fiberglass truck cap from SNUGTOP to 60 new Chevy Colorado utility trucks for its field service fleet.

Tags: Chevrolet, Utility Vehicle

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