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October 6, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Delivers More Than 7,000 New 2010 Vehicles

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar International Corporation announced the launch of its 2010 EPA-compliant trucks and buses is on track and progressing well, having shipped more than 7,000 units in total.

Tags: EPA 2010, Navistar, MaxxForce

October 6, 2010 - Industry News

NTEA Recognizes Safety & Quality Processes through Member Verification Program

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Through its Member Verification Program (MVP), the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) has requalified 2 member companies and approved 3 new member companies for their commitment to safety and quality standards.

Tags: NTEA, MVP

October 6, 2010 - Industry News

ATA's Safety Management Council Announces 2010 Award Recipients

ARLINGTON, VA - ATA's Safety Management Council announced its 2010 award winners at its Safety & Human Resources National Conference & Exhibition in Rogers, Ark.

Tags: ATA, Awards

October 6, 2010 - Industry News

Kinedyne Appoints New National Accounts Manager

O'Connor

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Kinedyne Corporation appointed Terry O'Connor as National Accounts Manager, effective immediately.

Tags: Kinedyne

October 6, 2010 - Industry News

Goodyear Raises Medium-Duty Truck Tire Prices

AKRON, OHIO - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. raised its medium-duty truck tire prices up to 8 percent Oct. 1. All brands were included in the increase.

Tags: Goodyear, price increase, Tires

October 6, 2010 - Industry News

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions Launches New Web Resource

MUSCATINE, IOWA - Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions (BBTS), a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, is re-launching trucktires.com, a Web site providing solutions and advice to help fleet customers increase tire life and reduce cost per mile.

Tags: Firestone, Bridgestone, Tires

October 6, 2010 - Industry News

Telogis Introduces New Fuel Card Reconciliation Report

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Telogis Inc., a platform for location intelligence, introduces a new feature to its Telogis Fleet vehicle management application that compares fuel card use to actual location data: The Fuel Card Reconciliation Report.

Tags: Fuel Cards, Telogis

October 6, 2010 - Industry News

RhinoTireUSA Introduces Green-Friendly Flat Tire Eliminator

MONTCLAIR, NJ - RhinoTireUSA introduces a new, environmentally friendly flat tire eliminator system to the U.S. market that promises to increase road safety and fuel efficiency, according to the manufacturer.

October 6, 2010 - Industry News

TRIB Offers Vehicle Air Fresheners

PACIFIC GROVE, CA - The Tire Retread and Information Bureau (TRIB) wants to send four free air fresheners for each truck, with no strings attached (except for the strings attached to the air fresheners).

Tags: TRIB, Retreads

October 6, 2010 - Industry News

Snap-on Flex Head Ratchet

Snap-On Drive Flex Head Ratchet (FLF80)

KENOSHA, WI - Snap-On Tools introduces the Snap-On 3/8-inch drive flex head ratchet (FLF80).

Tags: Snap-On

October 5, 2010 - Industry News

UPS Purchases 130 Hybrid-Electric Vehicles

ATLANTA - The 130 hybrids will be deployed next year, with 30 going to New York and New Jersey and 100 to California. UPS estimates these vehicles will save 66,085 gallons of fuel and 671 metric tons of CO2 annually, representing a 35-percent improvement in fuel economy.

Tags: UPS, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

October 4, 2010 - Industry News

Car & Truck of the Year Voting Ends Oct. 22

TORRANCE, CA - Less than three weeks are left to cast your vote for Automotive Fleet's annual Fleet Car and Truck of the Year. Voting is open to all professional fleet managers.

Tags: voting, Awards

September 30, 2010 - Industry News

Bill Allows Small Businesses to Speed Asset Depreciation

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate recently passed legislation that will allow businesses to depreciate up to 50 percent of the cost of the asset in the first year it is placed in service.

Tags: Depreciation, Legislation, TRALA, Senate

September 29, 2010 - Industry News

Ford Lifts Disguise on All-New Ranger for Worldwide Premiere in Sydney

2011 Ford Ranger Grille

SYDNEY - Ford is preparing to take the wraps off a comprehensively redesigned, new-generation compact pickup developed in Australia for sale in 180 global markets.

Tags: Ford Ranger, Class 1, Pickup Trucks, Ford

September 29, 2010 - Industry News

FedEx Muses on Fuels of the Future

MEMPHIS, TN - FedEx has some optimistic views of the camelina plant, which holds some promise in powering planes and is already being grown in parts of northwestern Pennsylvania.

Tags: FedEx

September 29, 2010 - Industry News

llinois GPS Task Force Appoints Rand McNally Director

SKOKIE, IL - Rand McNally's John McAvoy, director of engineering, was appointed to the Global Positioning System Technology and the Designated Truck Route System Task Force by John J. Cullerton, Illinois Senate President.

Tags: GPS, Rand McNally

September 29, 2010 - Industry News

New Association and Web Site for Commercial Truck Industry Focuses on Green Products and Technologies

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - The Green Truck Association (GTA) announced the official launch of www.greentruckassociation.com.

Tags: Green Truck Association

September 29, 2010 - Industry News

Schlecht of Omaha Truck Center Named Trucking's Top Truck Technician

RALEIGH, NC - First-time competitor Jeffrey Schlecht, Omaha Truck Center, Norfolk, Neb., was recognized today as the trucking industry's top technician after being named grand champion of the Technology & Maintenance Council's (TMC) 2010 National Technician Skills Competition.

Tags: ATA

September 29, 2010 - Industry News

JASPER Breaks Ground on Crawford Facility Expansion

JASPER, IN - Jasper Engines and Transmissions broke ground September 8 on a 41,250 square foot expansion to its Crawford County facility.

September 29, 2010 - Industry News

Enova Congratulates FCCC's Unveiling of Production Ready EV at HTUF Conference

DEARBORN, MI - Enova Systems, Inc. congratulates OEM partner Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) on the unveiling of their Enova-powered all-electric walk-in van (WIV) at the 2010 Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF).

Tags: Freightliner, Enova, Daimler Trucks

September 29, 2010 - Industry News

ROUSH Liquid Propane-Powered Micro Bird E-450 Debuts at BusCon

CHICAGO - Micro Bird will launch the G5, a new ROUSH liquid-propane powered E-450 Dual Rear Wheel (DRW) Cutaway vehicle, at the 2010 BusCon show.

Tags: Roush, Propane Autogas

September 29, 2010 - Industry News

New ARI Brief Helps Fleets Remain CSA 2010 Compliant

MT. LAUREL, NJ - Automotive Resources International (ARI) has prepared a new informational brief on the Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) 2010.

Tags: FMCSA, ARI, CSA 2010

September 29, 2010 - Industry News

Eaton Corp. Agrees to Acquire CopperLogic, Inc.

CLEVELAND - Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced it has agreed to acquire CopperLogic, Inc., a manufacturer of electrical and electromechanical systems.

Tags: Eaton, Mergers & Acquisitions

September 29, 2010 - Industry News

Naturalistic Study Refines Understanding of Distracted Driving Behavior

SAN DIEGO - DriveCam Inc. announced the results of a study to understand cell phone distraction in commercial trucks and buses, including any cell phone activity that involves using one's hands (texting/e-mailing/dialing/accessing the Internet) while driving significantly increased the odds of involvement in a crash/near crash.

Tags: Accidents, FMCSA, Driver Safety, DriveCam, Distracted Driving

September 29, 2010 - Industry News

2011 Ford F-150 All-New Powertrain Lineup

2011 Ford F-150

DALLAS - The signature class-leading capability and durability of the Ford F-150 are enhanced for 2011 with projected class-leading fuel economy and performance.

Tags: Ford F-150, EcoBoost, Powertrain