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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

2011 Ford F-150

2011 Ford F-150 All-New Powertrain Lineup

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.

Lift-A-Loft Develops New Truck Mounted Scissors Lift

MUNCIE, IN - Lift-A-Loft Corporation announced the development of a brand-new self-contained scissors lift that can easily mount or be removed from the bed of a pickup truck.

Couplemate Trailer Parts Launches All-New 'SUV - STEP'

RENO, NV - Couplemate Trailer Parts of North America announced the U.S. and Canadian release of its new SUV STEP.

Snap-on Tool of the Month:Tire Gauge Inflator

KENOSHA, WI - Keeping tires inflated at their proper level is a great way to improve fuel efficiency and using Snap-on's tire gauge inflator (TGIFS1) can help.

WebTech Wireless Enters Medium-Duty Commercial Truck Market

VANCOUVER, BC - WebTech Wireless Inc., a provider of vehicle fleet location-based services (LBS) and telematics technology, has signed an LBS supply agreement with Hino Trucks, a Toyota Group Company, for the delivery of 1,000 Quadrant WT7000E Locators.

104 Frito-Lay Drivers Achieve 1 Million Accident-Free Miles

PLANO, TEXAS - With the latest batch of drivers in the U.S. and Canada achieving one million or more accident-free miles, Frito-Lay now has more than 500 active "Million Milers" on the roads daily.

Ford Providing 2011 F-150 Test Drives Across the County

DEARBORN, MI - The first drive event will be held in Dallas at Texas Motor Speedway on Sept. 24-25. Other cities include Houston, Atlanta, Orlando, Los Angeles, and Aberdeen, Maryland.

Frito-Lay Starts 'Charge' on Largest Fleet of All-Electric Trucks in North America

PLANO, TEXAS - PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America division is setting the wheels in motion for what will ultimately be the largest fleet of commercial all-electric trucks in North America.

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2011 Toyota Tundra Gets More Powerful Base Engine

TORRANCE, CA - Toyota has streamlined the Tundra full-size pickup truck line for 2011, focusing on the 28 most in-demand configurations. In addition, the Tundra's base 4.0L V-6 engine gains Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) for 2011, increasing power and performance.

Truck-Involved Traffic Fatalities Reach Historic Low; Decline by 20 Percent in 2009

ARLINGTON, VA - The number of truck-involved traffic fatalities declined 20 percent in 2009, dropping from 4,245 in 2008 to 3,380 in 2009. The reduction is the lowest level in recorded Department of Transportation history and also shows a 33-percent decrease in fatalities since the improved hours-of-service regulations first became effective in January 2004.

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Nissan Announces U.S. Pricing for 2011 Pathfinder, Xterra & Frontier

FRANKLIN, TN - Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) announced U.S. pricing for the 2011 Nissan Pathfinder SUV, Xterra SUV, and Frontier mid-size pickup. All three vehicles are on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide.

Diesel Direct & Freightliner Trucks Develop First-Ever Diesel Electric Hybrid Fuel Truck

PORTLAND, OR - Diesel Direct and Freightliner Trucks together have developed the first-ever diesel electric hybrid fuel truck. The innovative Freightliner Business Class M2 106 Hybrid will be used to deliver fuel to fleets primarily in Massachusetts.

Penske Truck Leasing Places 64th on 2010 InformationWeek 500 List

READING, PA - Penske Truck Leasing has been recognized for its information technology excellence, earning entry on the 2010 InformationWeek 500 list, placing 64th overall.

National Roadside Service (NRS) and Mitchell 1 Team Up to Promote NRS Fleet Program

DENVER - National Roadside Service (NRS) teamed up with its corporate partner, Mitchell 1, in an effort to educate commercial fleet vehicle owners about the importance of protecting their investment with the NRS Fleet Program





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