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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.

PHH Arval Enhances Online Capabilities for Fleet Drivers

SPARKS, MD - In its continuing effort to make it easier for fleet drivers to handle business related to their vehicles, PHH Arval has added new functionality to both PHH InterActive for Drivers, its secure Web site, and PHH Connect, its mobile application.

Truck Groups to Facilititate IntelliDrive Workshop

ARLINGTON, VA - The Trucking Industry Mobility and Technology Coalition (TIMTC) will facilitate a Truck IntelliDrive and Smart Roadside session at the Technology and Maintenance Council's (TMC) 2010 Fall Meeting in Raleigh, N.C., Sept. 22.

Remember to Inspect Your Vehicle Lifts

MADISON, IN – Rotary Lift has an important message for technicians and maintenance managers: Remember to inspect your lifts. In addition to daily operator inspections, all vehicle lifts be inspected by a qualified lift inspector at least annually.

Eaton to Participate in Morgan Stanley Global Industrials Conference

CLEVELAND - Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced that Alexander Cutler, Eaton chairman and chief executive officer, will speak at the Morgan Stanley Global Industrials Conference in New York City, September 1.

Kettering University Unveils Biomethane Truck

FLINT, MI - Kettering University and officials from Swedish Biogas International unveiled Flint's first biomethane fuel truck during an Aug. 19 ceremony on campus.

FleetCards TrendWatch on Diesel

ATLANTA - FleetCards USA shares tips from their trends advisory council - FleetCards TrendWatch - regarding fuel efficiencies and diesel fuel.

Curt Manufacturing Recalls Class 3 Hitches

WASHINGTON - Curt Manufacturing Inc. is recalling nearly 6,700 Class 3 receiver hitches sold as aftermarket equipment, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Seatbelt Issue Spurs GM Crossover Recall

WASHINGTON - General Motors Corp. is recalling more than 207,000 crossovers because of a potential problem with the second row of seatbelts, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Truck Fleet Profit Improvement Points to Continued Commercial Vehicle Rebound

COLUMBUS, IN - A strong rebound in net margins for publicly traded truckload companies in the second calendar quarter is expected to fuel continued improvement in demand for heavy-duty vehicles and trailers.

Video Replay Available of 2011 Ford F-150 Powertrain Forum

DEARBORN, MI - For 2011, the F-150 has been completely updated under the hood with an array of new engines designed to deliver class-leading technology that boosts fuel economy, performance, and capability.

Boccadoro

Eaton Names New Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing

CLEVELAND - Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced that Steve Boccadoro has been named senior vice president - Sales and Marketing, effective Aug. 15.

ZAP Delivers Fleet of Electric Trucks

SANTA ROSA, CA - Electric vehicle pioneer ZAP announced that its newest dealer, Alvarez ZAP, has opened in Riverside, Calif., and will be serving commercial and government markets throughout the entire Inland Empire.

Toyota Announces Prices for 2011 4Runner Mid-Size SUV

TORRANCE, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc., announced manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the 2011 4Runner mid-sized sport/utility vehicle (SUV).

A.R.E. Creates 'Tornado-Tough' Truck for TV Show

MASSILLON, OHIO - To travel through 100 mph winds and softball-size hail, tornado chaser Tim Samaras, star of the hit television show "Storm Chasers" on Discovery Channel, needed a dependable truck he could drive into the eye of the storm. He turned to A.R.E. to help.

General Truck Tires Earn New Brand Identity, Starting with Grabber OA

FORT MILL, SC - Thanks to a new look, new product names, and a new focus, General Truck Tires was relaunched this month with a stronger focus and an identity that will resonate with commercial truck drivers across the Americas.





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