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March 4, 2008 - Industry News

2009 Ford E-Series Upgraded To Manage Fleets

ATLANTA – Ford introduced an upgraded E-Series for 2009 at the NTEA 2008 Work Truck Show, featuring an improved interior and the automaker’s new Ford Work Solutions, a collection of electronic tools to manage fleets more efficiently, track and secure tools, and enhance productivity.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Ford

February 27, 2008 - Industry News

Ford F-Series Super Duty Selected 2008 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Work Truck Associate Publisher Bob Brown (r) presents the Medium-Duty Truck of the Year award to Len DeLuca, director of Ford Commercial Trucks.

ATLANTAWork Truck magazine presented the first-ever Medium-Duty Truck of the Year to the Ford F-Series Super Duty in a special presentation Feb. 26 at the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) 2008 Work Truck Show.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Medium-Duty Trucks, Work Trucks

February 27, 2008 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Forms Light Commercial Vehicle Unit

PORTLAND, OR– Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced the launch of a Light Commercial Vehicle Team,

Tags: Sterling Trucks, DTNA

February 27, 2008 - Industry News

Duraliner Van Panels Add Protection for Commercial Cargo Vans

LAPEER, MI – Durakon Industries, manufacturer of Duraliner bedliners, now sells Duraliner van panels for Ford, Chevy, GMC, and Dodge Sprinter cargo vans.

February 27, 2008 - Industry News

New Green Cable Truck Developed at Con Edison

NEW YORK CITY – Con Edison’s has developed a more powerful vehicle that pulls 13,000- and 27,000-volt cable more quickly and safely, reducing the time streets are closed for construction work.

Tags: Con Edison, Cable Truck

February 27, 2008 - Industry News

Duracover Tonneau Covers Increase Security and Fuel Efficiency

LAPEER, MI – Duracover Tonneau covers are now available for Toyota Tundra trucks.

Tags: Toyota Tundra

February 27, 2008 - Industry News

NMFTA Announces Board Members Changes

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc. announced two changes to the Classification Commodity Standards Board (CCSB) Members.

February 27, 2008 - Industry News

Automakers Focusing on Safety in Pickups

DETROIT – When the redesigned Ford F-150 and Dodge Ram hit dealerships this fall, some important safety features will also be standard, including electronic stability systems.

Tags: Ford F-150, Pickup Trucks, IIHS, Ram Truck

February 27, 2008 - Industry News

Rostra Precision Controls Offers ParkPilot Kit for Trucks

LAURINBURG, N.C. – Rostra Precision Controls, Inc. has introduced a ParkPilot Ultrasonic Smart Parking System designed specifically for trucks that did not come factory equipped with obstacle sensing.

Tags: Rostra

February 27, 2008 - Industry News

Silverado Named 2008 Truck of the Year

2008 Chevrolet Silverado

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA – The Chevrolet Silverado was named 2008 Truck of the Year by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC).

Tags: Chevrolet Silverado, Awards

February 22, 2008 - Industry News

ALK Technologies Launches CoPilot Truck 11

PRINCETON, NJ – ALK Technologies, Inc., a developer of GPS navigation, routing, mileage, and mapping solutions, announced the launch of CoPilot Truck 11.

Tags: GPS

February 20, 2008 - Industry News

Ford to Equip Vehicles with Mobile Offices

CLEVELAND – This fall, buyers of Ford commercial vehicles will be able to check inventories, print invoices, retrieve documents or spreadsheets, or even check fuel prices from remote computers while on the road.

February 20, 2008 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks North America Takes Top Honors

PORTLAND, OR – Daimler Trucks North America's strong performance in the U.S. Class 6/7 medium-duty commercial vehicle segments resulted in it surpassing its competitors in overall market share in 2007 for the first time in the company's history.

Tags: DTNA, Medium-Duty Trucks

February 20, 2008 - Industry News

Sound Off!! Work Truck Wants to Hear from You!

TORRANCE, CAWork Truck wants your opinions and thoughts. What questions do you have about replacement truck tires? What programs do you use to promote truck idle reduction? What do you do to maximize the truck resale in your fleet?

Tags: Forum, Work Trucks

February 20, 2008 - Industry News

Enhance the Mobile Workspace, No Strings Attached

ATLANTA – Increase mobile workspace efficiency with eCoupled technology, wireless power that eliminates power cords and battery chargers on the jobsite.

Tags: Leggett & Platt

February 20, 2008 - Industry News

Isuzu and Jobsite Magazine Present N-Series Truck

MARINA, CA – Al Sciuto, owner of Monterey Bay Floor Company, has won the 9th annual “Jobsite/Isuzu Truck Giveaway” contest over 22,000 other entrants.

Tags: Isuzu, LCF

February 20, 2008 - Industry News

A.R.E. Prop Light Accessory Now Available

A.R.E. Prop Light

MASSILLON, OHIO– A.R.E. has expanded its line of truck cap and tonneau cover accessories with the Prop Light, a new pin-switch activated LED light that mounts inside a fiberglass tonneau cover or truck cap.

Tags: A.R.E.

February 19, 2008 - Industry News

Hybrid SUV Fleet to Premiere at the Oscars

LOS ANGELES – The red-carpet arrivals at the 80th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 24, will be transformed with advanced technology vehicles from GMC and Chevrolet.

February 15, 2008 - Industry News

2008 Geneva Auto Show Preview: Infiniti Confirms Debut of Second-Generation FX

GENEVA — Infiniti announced the coming-out party for the highly anticipated 2009 Infiniti FX will be presided over by Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn on March 4.

February 15, 2008 - Industry News

Ryder to Establish Distribution Center for Education Co.

PLAINFIELD, IN – Ryder System, Inc. will establish a national distribution center in Plainfield, Ind., for education company K¹² Inc., creating up to 90 new jobs for Ryder by 2010.

Tags: Ryder System

February 13, 2008 - Industry News

PG&E Co. Plans to Test Plug-in Hybrid SUVs

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco-based Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) will buy and test two plug-in hybrids, from Raser Technologies Inc., designed to achieve more than 100 mpg in typical daily driving, with little to no greenhouse gas emissions

Tags: PG&E, Raser, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

February 13, 2008 - Industry News

Council May Purchase Hybrid SUV for ‘Green Fleet’

ATHENS, OHIO – Athens might purchase a hybrid SUV to replace the Athens Police Department’s unmarked vehicle.

Tags: Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

February 13, 2008 - Industry News

DD15 Engine Now Available in Sterling Trucks

ORLANDO, FL – Sterling Truck Corporation’s new DD15(tm) engine is now available for order in Sterling trucks.

Tags: Sterling Trucks, DD15

February 13, 2008 - Industry News

Yokohama Rolls Out Two Medium Truck Tires

FULLERTON, CA – Yokohama Tire Corp. displayed two new medium truck tires, the 501ZA and the 103ZR, at the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) Show in Orlando, Fla.

Tags: Yokohama, Tires

February 13, 2008 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks North America Launches New Vehicle Team

REDFORD, MI – Daimler Trucks North America has established a new Light Commercial Vehicle Team, combining the resources of Sterling Truck Corporation’s Class 3-5 lines and Mitsubishi Fuso brand low cab-over engine (LCOE) operations in North America.

Tags: Sterling Trucks, Mitsubishi Fuso

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