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February 13, 2008 - Industry News

2009 Ford Truck Models Add Techonology

NEW YORK – Ford unveiled pretty technologically-savvy trucks at the Chicago Auto Show for its 2009 model line.

Tags: F-Series, RFID, Bluetooth, Garmin, Ford SYNC

February 13, 2008 - Industry News

Anthony Liftgates Adds to its Product Offerings

Cantilver Type Tali-lift

PONTIAC, IL – Anthony Liftgates Inc. has teamed up with ANTEO of Bologna, Italy, to become the exclusive sales and distribution network for ANTEO products,

February 13, 2008 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers Rebate for CBC Members

Kenworth Class 8

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth Truck Company announced an extension through 2008 of a truck purchase rebate program with the Consolidated Buying Company (CBC) and its petroleum hauler and grocery distribution members.

Tags: Kenworth, Rebate

February 13, 2008 - Industry News

Adventure Package From Leer 'Gears Up' Pickups

ELKHART, IN – The new LEER Adventure Package combines popular options to gear up any truck for action and includes the Thule roof rack system with a choice of accessories for outdoor hobbies.

Tags: LEER

February 13, 2008 - Industry News

Nitto Tire Offers DURA Grappler Highway Terrain Tire

DURA Grappler Highway Terrain Tire

CYPRESS, CA - Nitto Tire North America, Inc. has introduced the Nitto Dura Grappler Highway Terrain tire.

February 13, 2008 - Industry News

RFID-Equipped Pickups Won’t Let Tools Go Missing

DETROIT – Ford Motor Co. is teaming up with ThingMagic, Inc., of Cambridge, to help ensure construction workers always carry the right tools for the job.

Tags: F-Series, RFID, Ford E-Series

February 13, 2008 - Industry News

Last Chance to Vote First-Ever Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award!

TORRANCE, CA – Online voting begins Monday, Jan. 28, for the first-ever Work Truck magazine Medium-Truck of the Year.

Tags: Work Trucks, Truck of the Year, Medium-Duty Trucks, Awards

February 8, 2008 - Global News

2009 Chevrolet Traverse Offers XM NavTraffic

2009 Traverse

CHICAGO — XM announced the all-new 2009 Chevrolet Traverse will be the first Chevrolet vehicle to offer XM NavTraffic as a factory-installed feature.

Tags: Chevrolet

February 8, 2008 - Industry News

Toyo to Raise Tire Prices March 1

CYPRESS, CA – Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. will increase its consumer and commercial tire prices up to 6 percent on March 1.

Tags: Toyo, Tires

February 8, 2008 - Industry News

Suzuki Debuts All-New 2009 Equator

The three Equator models offered by Suzuki.

CHICAGO – American Suzuki Motor Corp. debuted its all-new 2009 Equator mid-size pickup truck at this year’s Chicago Auto Show.

Tags: Suzuki, Auto Shows

February 6, 2008 - Industry News

Ford Transit Connect Debuts at Chicago Auto Show

Ford Transit Concept revealed at the Chicago Auto Show.

CHICAGO – Ford is tapping its global product strengths to mobilize and connect small business owners in North America with the European-engineered Ford Transit Connect.

February 6, 2008 - Industry News

Cummins Announces Availability Clean-Idle Engines

ORLANDO, FL – Cummins Inc. has made available its Clean Idle Certified on-highway engines, which meet the new California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) idle reduction regulation.

Tags: Cummins, CARB

February 6, 2008 - Industry News

NTEA Showcases Hybrid and Alt-Fuel Work Trucks

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – The Work Truck Show 2008 and 44th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention, running Feb. 25-28, will feature a full-day “Hybrid Truck and Alternative Fuels Summit,” as well as a ride and drive.

Tags: NTEA, Alternative Fuels, Ride and Drive, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

February 6, 2008 - Industry News

LEER Introduces “Flip-Lock” on 550 Tonneau Cover

LEER Flip-Lock

ELKHART, IN – LEER has announced the addition of a new “Flip-Lock” twist handle to the 550 Series tonneau cover line.

Tags: LEER

February 6, 2008 - Industry News

GMC Hybrid Truck Concept Debuts at Chicago Auto Show

GMC Denali XT Hybrid Truck

CHICAGO – The Denali XT Hybrid, featured at the Chicago Auto Show, features an innovative hybrid powertrain, a 4.9L V-8 engine teamed to an electric motor.

Tags: General Motors, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

February 6, 2008 - Industry News

Ford Tests Street Smarts with New Truck

DETROIT – As fans of hip-hop culture skew increasingly toward luxury looks, Ford wants to tap the market with the new Sport Trac Adrenalin.

February 6, 2008 - Industry News

Toyota Showcases A-BAT Hybrid Concept

Toyota A-BAT Hybrid Concept

DETROIT – The recent Detroit Auto Show featured Toyota’s A-BAT Hybrid Concept. The vehicle has four doors, a pug nose, and a sloping roof line that comes down on either side of a four-foot cargo bed that can be extended to six feet by dropping the tailgate

Tags: Toyota, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Concept Vehicles

February 5, 2008 - Industry News

GM to Display Gas-Friendly Commercial Vehicle Lineup at 2008

CHICAGO – General Motors will showcase several gas-saving commercial vehicles at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show Feb. 6–17.

Tags: Chevrolet, Auto Shows, General Motors

February 5, 2008 - Industry News

Order Banks for All-New Forester Now Open

CHERRY HILL, N.J. - Order banks for the all-new 2009 Forester are now open. Fleet management companies are in the process of their behind-the-scenes set up to offer full information soon.

Tags: Subaru, Forester

February 1, 2008 - Industry News

Isuzu Stops Distributing U.S New Passenger Vehicles

CERRITOS, CA – Effective Jan. 31, 2009, Isuzu Motors America, Inc. will discontinue distributing new Isuzu passenger vehicles in North America.

Tags: Isuzu

January 30, 2008 - Industry News

SoundOff Signal Intros Predator Single & Dual Dash/Deck/Grille Lights

HUDSONVILLE, MI – SoundOff Signal has released its new Predator Dash/Deck/Grille lights, which provides enhanced side visibility by adding lens material on the side of the light for greater light output and enhanced side angle visibility.

Tags: SoundOff Signal, LED Lighting

January 14, 2008 - Industry News

Revealed: Porsche Panamera Hybrid

Porsche Panamera Hybrid

ATLANTA – The standard Panamera will make its debut in 2009 as a 2010 model, and the Cayenne Hybrid is slated to arrive "at the end of the decade."

Tags: Porsche

December 21, 2007 - Industry News

GM and Navistar Reach Tentative Agreement on

GM North America President Troy Clarke (left) and Daniel C. Ustian, chairman, president and CEO Navistar International seal the deal in front of a Chevy Kodiak and GMC TopKick.

NEW YORK/WARRENVILLE, IL – General Motors Corporation and International Truck and Engine Corporation have entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding under which Navistar would purchase certain assets, intellectual property and distribution rights for GM's medium-duty truck business.

December 21, 2007 - Industry News

Chevrolet Sweeps 2008 Fleet Car & Truck of the Year Awards

TORRANCE, CA – For the first time in the awards' history, one manufacturer captured both 2008 Fleet Car and Truck of the Year honors.

Tags: Chevrolet, Truck of the Year

December 13, 2007 - Industry News

Ford to Recall 1.17 Million Diesel Trucks, Va

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Ford Motor Co. is recalling 1.17 million sports utility vehicles, vans and trucks to repair an engine sensor that might lead to stalling.

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