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April 14, 2010 - Industry News

Diamondback Introduces New Fleet Tonneau Covers at The NTEA Work Truck Show

PHILIPSBURG, PA - DiamondBack Automotive Accessories Inc. unveiled two new covers designed for fleet use at the NTEA Work Truck Show in St. Louis, March 10.

Tags: Tonneau Cover, truck cover

April 14, 2010 - Industry News

Supreme Corporation Announces "SUPREME EXPRESS" Program

GOSHEN, IN - Supreme Corporation's new SUPREME EXPRESS Aluminum Van Body Program gives customers a completed Aluminum Van Body in 10 business days or 15 business days with an approved liftgate.

April 14, 2010 - Industry News

SPAL USA Offers Sealed-Motor Blowers

ANKENY, IOWA - OEM and aftermarket manufacturer SPAL USA introduced a new line of blowers featuring sealed motors to deliver improved interior air circulation in on- and off-highway applications.

Tags: SPAL USA

April 13, 2010 - Industry News

Survey Says Half of Fleets to Purchase Alt-Fuel Vehicles

LAS VEGAS - Almost half of fleets plan to purchase alternative fuel vehicles in the next three years, according to a phone survey conducted by the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi).

Tags: Alternative-fuel vehicles, Alternative Fuels

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

UPS Drivers Trained with Videogames & Hands-On Activities

ATLANTA - UPS has gone beyond traditional driver training methods with videogame technology and hands-on learning in an effort to recruit and effectively train 25,000 driver candidates -- most of whom are in their 20s -- over the next five years.

Tags: Productivity, UPS, Training

April 8, 2010 - Industry News

Daimler, Nissan, Renault to Cooperate on Commercial Vehicles

Carlos Ghosn (left), chairman and CEO of Renault-Nissan Alliance, and Dr. Dieter Zetsche, chairman and CEO of Daimler AG, signed the contract April 7, 2010. (Photo credit: Daimler)

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - Mercedes-Benz Vans will offer an all-new, entry-level van intended for commercial usage beginning in 2012. The technical basis of this van will come from Renault.

Tags: Nissan, Commercial Fleets, Daimler AG

April 7, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Issues Rule Requiring Electronic On-Board Recorders for Truck Companies with Serious Hours-of-Service Violations

WASHINGTON - The U.S. DOT's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a new rule requiring interstate commercial truck and bus companies with serious patterns of hours-of-service (HOS) violations to install electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) in all their vehicles.

Tags: DOT, FMCSA, Hours of Service

April 7, 2010 - Industry News

EPA Grants Approval for ROUSH Propane-Fueled E-150 / E-250 / E-350

ROUSH Propane-Powered E-250

LIVONIA, MI - ROUSH Performance received positive news from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that their 2010 E-150, E-250, and E-350 propane fuel conversion system has met the Federal emission regulatory requirements as established by the government agency.

Tags: Roush, Ford E-250, Ford E-350, Propane Autogas

April 7, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Goes 'Beyond the Truck' with OnCommand Integrated Service Tools

LOUISVILLE, KY - Navistar, Inc. introduced OnCommand by Navistar- a bundled approach to service and after-sales support offerings.

Tags: International, Workhorse, Navistar

April 7, 2010 - Industry News

Kenworth Medium Duty Models Add Multiplex Instrumentation, Driver Information Center

ST. LOUIS - Kenworth Truck Company increased the performance, serviceability, driver comfort, and fuel efficiency awareness of its medium-duty models with the introduction of enhanced multiplex instrumentation, Kenworth Driver Information Center and modern dash styling.

Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks

April 7, 2010 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises, Inc. to Form Division Responsible for Operating Dealerships Offering Navistar Products

SAN ANTONIO - Rush Enterprises, Inc., which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, signed an agreement to purchase certain assets, subsidiaries, and affiliates of Lake City Companies, LLC which operates commercial truck sales representing brands such as International and Mitsubishi Fuso.

April 7, 2010 - Industry News

MaxxForce 13 Big Bore Engine Receives EPA Certification

LOUISVILLE, KY - Navistar, Inc. announced it has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its 2010 MaxxForce 13 Advanced EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) big bore diesel engines.

Tags: Engine, MaxxForce

April 7, 2010 - Industry News

Transportation Safety Technologies Releases Idle Guard 200

INDIANAPOLIS - Transportation Safety Technologies (TST) announced the Idle Guard 200, a solid state timer that automatically prevents unnecessary engine idling in fleet and delivery vehicles.

Tags: Idling

April 7, 2010 - Industry News

Bridgestone Will Hike OTR Tire Prices

NASHVILLE, TN - Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC's Off-Road Tire division raised prices on its mining, construction, and industrial tires up to 4 percent on April 1.

Tags: Tire Costs, Bridgestone

April 7, 2010 - Industry News

Palfinger Launces New line of Mechanics Bodies, Service Cranes & Air Compressors

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA - The PALFINGER North America Group (PNAG) continues to show its strong commitment to their customers by offering new and innovative ways to make their businesses more profitable.

Tags: PALFINGER

April 7, 2010 - Industry News

Tommy Gate Launches New Flatbed, Stake & Van G2 Series

G2 Flatbed on Truck

WOODBINE, IOWA - Tommy Gate Company introduces the Flat­bed, Stake, and Van G2 Series, the latest addition to Tommy Gate's G2 Dual Drive Series.

Tags: Tommy Gate

April 6, 2010 - Industry News

UPS Deploys 200 Hybrid Electric Trucks

ATLANTA - UPS has further expanded its fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles with the deployment of 200 next-generation hybrid electric delivery trucks in eight U.S. cities.

Tags: UPS, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles

April 1, 2010 - Industry News

Feds Push for Permanent Texting Ban

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Transportation Department is proposing a ban on behind-the-wheel text messaging by interstate commercial truck and bus drivers.

Tags: legislation, Texting

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

Kenworth Enhances Hybrid Packaging for 2010, Adds New Inverter Design

Kenworth T370 Hybrid Utility

ST. LOUIS - Kenworth Truck Company has enhanced its best in class componentry packaging for its T270 Class 6 and T370 Class 7 diesel-electric hybrid models and also added a new inverter design for 2010.

Tags: Kenworth, T370, Utility, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

Terex Utilities Takes Wins The Work Truck Show Green Award

At The Work Truck Show 2010, the Terex Utilities HyPowerTM Hybrid system won The Work Truck Show Green Award for innovation in fuel utilization. Here, Steve Carey, National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) senior director of operations, congratulates Terry Vanconant, Terex Utilities marketing communications and promotions coordinator (left) in the Terex booth.

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Terex Utilities, based in Watertown, S.D., won The Work Truck Show Green Award for its HyPower Hybrid system. A panel of trade media editors selected the HyPower Hybrid system as the best new product that advances fuel utilization.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Terex, Awards

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins Announces Driver Training Support for EPA 2010 Products

LOUISVILLE, KY - Cummins Inc. announced the newest collection of driver education materials designed for customers of Cummins EPA 2010 on-highway engines which includes a DVD, CD, and Tips Card that enable customers to learn about engine features and more.

Tags: Cummins, Driver Training

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

Kenworth Introduces NavPlus Navigation and Infotainment System for Class 5-8 Trucks

LOUISVILLE, KY - Kenworth Truck Company introduced the Kenworth NavPlus, a PACCAR proprietary navigation and infotainment technology system for Class 5-8 trucks.

Tags: GPS, Kenworth, Class 6, Class 7, navigation system, Class 8, Class 5

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

FedEx Introduces First All-Electric Trucks to be Used in the U.S. Parcel Delivery Business

FedEx Electric Truck

CHICAGO - FedEx Corp. announced the expansion of its alternative-energy vehicle fleet with the first all-electric FedEx parcel delivery trucks in the United States.

Tags: Navistar, Battery-Electric Vehicles, FedEx

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

Yokohama Tire Corporation's Low Rolling Resistance Tires Help Truckers and the Environment

Zenvironment 703ZL

FULLERTON, CA - All commercial truck owners want tires that last longer, perform better and use less fuel. It's also a bonus if they minimize the impact on the environment; much like Yokohama Tire Corporation's low rolling resistant Zenvironment line.

Tags: Yokohama, Tires

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

Toyo M154 Becomes 4th Commercial Tire to Receive U.S. EPA SmartWay Verification

CYPRESS, CA - The M154 by Toyo Tires has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SmartWay verification as a steer tire when used in a set on a rig equipped with the company's M657 drive tire and M127 free-rolling tire for trailer axles.

Tags: SmartWay, Toyo Tires, EPA, Tires