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SCSPA Replacement Program to Focus on Pre-1994 Trucks

CHARLESTON, SC - Continuing its efforts to reduce port-related air emissions, the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) has completed the first truck survey in the Southeast and is collaborating on a regional program aimed at helping truck owners replace the oldest trucks.

EPA, DOT Publishes Formal Fuel Efficiency and Emissions Standards Proposal

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have released for public consumption their Heavy-Duty National Program.

Isuzu & GM to End Diesel Engine Partnership

DETROIT - Isuzu Motors Ltd. and General Motors Co. will end their partnership in diesel engine development, an area where the Detroit-based automaker now plans to go it alone.

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Williams Innovations Announces TeleSwivel 210

DURHAM, NC - TeleSwivel brand hitches, which extend out from the vehicle and move side-to-side, dramatically increase the "target zone"- up to 25 times - for connecting a truck and trailer.

BAE Systems Announces Development of HybriDrive Parallel Propulsion System for Trucks

JOHNSON CITY, NY - BAE Systems, a developer and producer of hybrid electric technologies, is developing a parallel hybrid propulsion system designed for medium- and heavy-duty truck applications.

Commercial Trucks Will Be Among the Fastest-Growing Markets for Hybrid Drivetrain

BOULDER, CO - In the face of rising fuel costs and stricter emissions regulations in many parts of the world, fleet operators are increasingly looking to hybrid drivetrain designs to help make their medium- and heavy-duty trucks cleaner and more fuel efficient.

JASPER Makes Valve Body Update to Ford 4R70W Transmission

JASPER, IN - Jasper Engines & Transmissions has made an update to the valve body of Ford 4R70W transmissions produced after 2001.

ARI Acquires Auto Truck Group

MT. LAUREL, NJ - ARI (Automotive Resources International) announced that it has acquired the assets of Auto Truck Group (ATG), headquartered in Bartlett, Ill. ATG, a work truck upfitter, will become Auto Truck Group LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ARI.

TRALA Participates in Ryder-Hosted Border Security Meeting

WASHINGTON - TRALA joined industry partners and government agencies participating in the North American Border Security Meeting conference hosted by TRALA-member company Ryder System, Inc. in Novi, Mich.

Midway Specialty Vehicles Completes Project with Cleveland Metroparks

ELKHART, IN - Midway Specialty Vehicles, a provider of customized specialty vehicle conversions, recently completed a project with Cleveland Metroparks for customization of a 170-inch wheelbase extended dual rear wheel Sprinter.

2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost Beats Competition at Davis Dam Demonstration

DEARBORN, MI - The 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost won in a powertrain performance exercise while towing a trailer against key competitors during a demonstration near Davis Dam in Arizona.

Silverado HD Named 2011 Motor Trend Truck of the Year

PHILADELPHIA - The Chevrolet Silverado HD is the 2011 Motor Trend Truck of the Year, completing a rare same-year sweep of the prestigious car and truck awards. Chevrolet also earned the 2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year award.

California Energy Commission Approves Wrightspeed's Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Plant Grant

SAN JOSE, CA - Wrightspeed, Inc., an advanced clean energy transportation company, announced that the California Energy Commission has approved its $1,197,064 grant solicitation for the development of its Digital DriveSystem retrofit kit for medium-duty fleet trucks.

Snap-on Announces 'Free Accessory' Software Promotion

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL - With Snap-on's "Free Accessory software promotion, VERUS, MODIS, SOLUS PRO, and SOLUS owners in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico who invest in Snap-on's latest upgrade, Software Bundle 10.4, will receive a free credit up to $185 towards diagnostic accessories.

PennDOT: Time to Check Vehicles, Pack Emergency Kit

HARRISBURG, PA - With temperatures and wind chills hovering in the teens or lower in Pennsylvania, PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler this week urged motorists to be sure that vehicles are properly serviced and contain a well-stocked emergency kit.

U.S. DOT Proposes Rear View Visibility Rule

WASHINGTON - NHTSA believes automobile manufacturers will install rear mounted video cameras and in-vehicle displays to meet the proposed standards. Will rear-view cameras become as universal as safety belts?

J. J. Keller Introduces an On-the-Road CSA Reference for Truck Drivers

NEENAH, WI - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) plans to roll out its new CSA enforcement initiative soon. To help motor carriers and drivers succeed under CSA, J. J. Keller announces CSA Handbook: A Complete Guide for CMV Drivers.

New Mitsubishi Fuso 4P10 high-efficiency, turbocharged diesel engine

Mitsubishi Fuso Unveils New Advanced Powertrain for Its Class 3-5 Medium-Duty Work Trucks

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) announced that its parent company, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation (MFTBC), Kawasaki, Japan, has unveiled a new, highly evolved powertrain to be introduced in the next generation of Mitsubishi Fuso Class 3-5 commercial trucks in North America.

Mansfield Oil Deploys Bulk Air1 DEF Remote Tank Monitoring and Web Based Inventory Management Capability

ATLANTA - Mansfield Oil Company, an independent supplier of refined fuels, ethanol, and diesel exhaust fluid nationwide, announced it has completed adding DEF tank monitoring to their supply chain management suite of web applications.

GE Capital Fleet Services Provides Telematics Solutions to Raymond Handling Concepts

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - GE Capital Fleet Services announced it will provide its telematics-based Mobile Resource Intelligence program to Raymond Handling Concepts, a provider of high-density storage and order-picking systems used in warehousing and distribution.

Dow Kokam and PVI Partner in Deployment of First Fully Electric Refuse Trucks

LYON, FRANCE - Dow Kokam and PVI announced an agreement to supply advanced lithium polymer battery systems to power the first ever fully electric refuse trucks.

Five State Trucking Associations Choose SLEEP ACCESS

NASHVILLE, TN - SLEEP ACCESS manages sleep health programs on a large, national scale or even a smaller, localized approach through its network of local sleep health professionals.

The HDR1 Eco Plus is now available through Continental dealers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico in load ranges G and H, size 275/80R22.5.

Gaining SmartWay Traction: Continental Introduces HDR1 Eco Plus

FORT MILL, SC - Leading the SmartWay challenge, the Commercial Tire Division of Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (CTA) introduced one of the few open-shoulder drive tires to be verified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for low rolling resistance - the HDR1 Eco Plus.

Up to $2,000 in Instant Rebates with Snap-on's 'The Doubler' Rebate Program

KENOSHA, WI - Not only is Snap-On offering its standard rebates on all Snap-on products, but the company will double your rebate if you purchase a featured Snap-on tool storage unit or diagnostic product from a participating Snap-on franchisee or representative.

Ford Motor Company and Azure Dynamics have begun shipping the first Ford Transit Connect Electrics to early customers in North America and to the United Kingdom for a demonstration project.

Ford & Azure Dynamics Mark Production and Delivery of First Transit Connect Electrics

DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Company and Azure Dynamics have begun shipping the first Ford Transit Connect Electrics to early customers in North America and to the United Kingdom for a demonstration project.





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