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South Carolina Vehicle Conversion Centers Roll Out First Round of Propane Autogas Vehicles

HARRISONBURG, VA - Two South Carolina vehicle conversion centers, Greenville County and Light'N'Up, deployed 15 propane Autogas vehicles last month as part of a large-scale, Recovery Act-funded alternative-fuel vehicle project in the Southeast United States.

Althen Named President of Penske Logistics as Hartnett Announces Retirement

READING, PA - Penske Logistics President Vincent Hartnett has announced his intention to retire in January 2011 after more than 38 years of service to the Penske organization.

Truck Dealers Lay Out State of Industry, Urge Sales Incentives in White House Meeting

WASHINGTON - The American Truck Dealers (ATD) led a coalition of trucking industry executives to meet with senior members of the Obama administration and to discuss the state of the industry, the impact of higher costs resulting from new emission mandates, and options to boost medium- and heavy-duty truck sales.

Navistar to Move to Lisle; Technology Center Moves to Another Illinois Location

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar, Inc., Chairman, President, and CEO Dan Ustian announced that the company will be moving to Lisle, Ill., at the former Alcatel-Lucent East campus on Warrenville Road.

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Yokohama Tire Corporation Launches SmartSolution

FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama Tire Corporation announced the launch of SmartSolution, a new and innovative communication campaign aimed at commercial tire dealers, fleet owners, and truck operators.

Pace Edwards Utility Bed

Pace Edwards Offers Retractable Utility Bed Cover

CENTRALIA, WA - The Retractable Utility Bed Cover from Pace Edwards designed specifically for utility truck beds, is the only manufacturer to offer a retractable cover with an electric or manual feature.

Ford to Offer 50th Anniversary E-Series Van

DEARBORN, MI - To commemorate 50 years since the E-Series' debut in 1961, Ford announced it will offer a special 50th anniversary edition, available as an XLT model, the van's premium package.

Schwenk began his career with Jasper on April 1, 1946. A World War II veteran, he was hired by Jasper founders, Hilda and Alvin Ruxer, as a bookkeeper.

In Memoriam:<br>Gervase Schwenk, 1923-2010

JASPER, IN - Gervase Schwenk, a 64-year associate of Jasper Engines & Transmissions, passed away Sept. 8. He was 86.

Voting Open for 2011 Fleet Car & Truck of the Year Awards

TORRANCE, CA - Fleet managers may vote for one vehicle in both car and truck categories and are encouraged to select the car and/or truck that best fits their company fleet needs.

Titan Prepares to Raise OTR Tire Prices

QUINCY, IL - Titan Tire Corp. will raise aftermarket prices on Titan branded OTR tires effective Oct. 1, 2010.

UPS Begins 90-Day Trial of Fully Electric Walk-In Van

STOCKTON, CA - Electric Vehicles International (EVI) announced that UPS has begun a 90-day demonstration trial of their walk-in van (EVI-WI).

Madison Gas & Electric Chooses Plug-In Hybrid for Fleet

Odyne Systems, LLC, working in collaboration with DUECO, Inc., has provided Madison Gas & Electric its first Odyne 18 kWh plug-in hybrid unit mounted on a Terex 60 ft. bucket truck.


King Joins ROUSH's Propane Team

LIVONIA, MI - The ROUSH liquid propane vehicle program continues to grow in terms of visibility, early adopters, and staff. The Livonia, Mich., company announced that Peter King has joined the division as executive director.

J. J. Keller Selected by Coca-Cola Enterprises for Supplier Excellence

NEENAH, WI - J. J. Keller was awarded the 2009 Supplier Excellence Award for Cost, Quality and Service by Coca-Cola Enterprises.

2011 F-150 SVT Raptor

2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Adds Options & 6.2L Engine

DEARBORN, MI - A new standard 6.2L V-8 engine pumping out 411 horsepower, new technologies, and a newly available SuperCrew option that gives Raptor customers more choices in cab size all ensure the 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor are some changes Ford made for the new model-year.

2011 Toyota Tacoma

2011 Toyota Tacoma Adds New T|X Packages & Upgrades

TORRANCE, CA - The Toyota Tacoma offers two new packages for 2011 based on a concept truck first shown at the 2009 Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) Show.

Free Seminar to Help Fleets Cut Fuel & Maintenance Costs

REDLANDS, CA - Esri will be offering a free half-day seminar Sept. 30 on how to help small and midsized fleets reduce fuel use, vehicle wear and tear, and time spent building routes using ArcLogistics vehicle routing and scheduling software.

SelecTrucks Extends Down Payment Match Promotion through Year-End

PORTLAND, OR - SelecTrucks is extending its popular Down Payment Match promotion through December 31, 2010, matching 100 percent, up to $2,500, of a small fleet's or owner-operator's down payment.

Awards to Recognize 'Green' Fleet Leaders

TORRANCE, CA - Automotive Fleet and Government Fleet magazine wants to honor fleet managers with its second annual "Fleet Environmental Leadership" Awards.

Cummins Produces 26,000 EPA 2010 Engines

COLUMBUS, IN - After seven months' production of its EPA 2010 certified and compliant engines, Cummins has built and shipped more than 20,000 heavy-duty and mid-range engines with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) exhaust aftertreatment.

Seasonally-Adjusted July Commercial Trailer Orders Continue Positive Streak

COLUMBUS, IN - July commercial trailer net orders were up 74 percent from a very weak July of 2009, continuing a healthy rebound from what was one of the worst years in the commercial trailer industry.

Upgraded Tools for Food Supply Chain Optimization

MINNEAPOLIS - XATA Corporation, a fleet optimization software and services company, announced that Delhaize Group is leveraging XATANET across its Food Lion, Hannaford, and Sweetbay Banners to maximize its fleet performance with one common technology platform.

SnowEx SP-2200

SnowEx Introduces New Spreader Options for Dump Bodies

WARREN, MI - The new SP-2200 and SP-2200-H from SnowEx provide under-tailgate options for installing spreaders on dump bodies.

Pricing Announced for CNG Express & Savana Vans

The fully integrated and dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) option, available this fall for Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans, will be priced at $15,910 MSRP.

Load Board Increase Revenue and Profit Per Truck

PORTLAND, OR - Based on a recent survey of more than 500 carriers, TransCore's 2010 Carrier Benchmark Survey found that carriers using load boards for more than 40 percent of their loads earned $800 more per truck every month than carriers who used load boards less frequently.

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