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Leasing & Rental Companies Still Protected Under Graves Law

ALEXANDRIA, VA - An effort to repeal the federal law prohibiting states from imposing vicarious liability on owners of rented and leased vehicles was further quashed May 26 by the Truck Renting and Leasing Association and its industry allies.

Cintas Orders Set of 100 Hybrids for Calif. Fleet

MASON, OHIO - Cintas Corp. recently ordered 100 hybrid electric walk-in Ford vans, its first large-scale deployment of green technology, for use in its California vehicle fleet.

Obama Signs Policy Calling for Truck Fuel Economy Standards

WASHINGTON - At a White House Rose Garden ceremony, President Obama signed a policy calling on two federal agencies to develop national standards for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions for medium and heavy trucks.

Boyd Bros. Transportation Orders International Prostar+ Trucks

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar, Inc. announced it received an order from Boyd Bros. Transportation, Inc. for 325 International ProStar+ tractors equipped with EPA 2010 Advanced EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) MaxxForce 13 engines.

GMC Sierra HD Leads the Segment in Towing and Payload Ratings

DETROIT - GMC announced the new 2011 GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickups have increased towing and payload ratings through ongoing development and testing.

General Truck Tires Now Verified by SmartWay

FORT MILL, SC - Four truck tires in the General Tire brand have been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership's list of verified fuel savings technologies.

Navistar Signs 5-Year Supply Agreement with J.B. Hunt

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar, Inc. and J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. today announced that the two companies have reached a long-term supply agreement for Navistar to be the principal provider of International brand commercial trucks to J.B. Hunt through 2014.

Phased ROUSHchargers Provide Building Blocks for Horsepower

LIVONIA, MI - ROUSH Performance introduced a new Phased R2300 ROUSHcharger lineup that allows a growth of horsepower and torque through the life of the unit.

Navistar Launches eStar All-Electric Truck in 'Sustainable City'

PORTLAND, OR - Navistar, Inc. announced that Portland, Ore., will be the initial launch market for Navistar's eStar truck-the first full-production, purpose-built all-electric truck

Sysco Deploys Video-Based Solution to Reduce Vehicle Accidents

SAN DIEGO - Sysco Corporation has signed on to a 5-year commitment to deploy DriveCam's Driver Risk Management solution in its entire fleet of 9,000 vehicles.

Ford's Sharonville Plant to Build New 2011 Super Duty Transmission

CINCINNATI, OHIO - The new 6R140 heavy-duty TorqShift six-speed automatic transmission, specifically engineered for the new Super Duty diesel and gasoline engine will be built at the Sharonsville, Ohio plant.

FTR Associates Says Fleet Hiring Capability Will Constrain Driver Supply

NASHVILLE, IN - For fleets needing additional drivers the constraint will be in their ability to hire and train prospects from the available labor pool.

A.R.E. Tonneau Covers Now Available for 2011 Ford Super Duty

MASSILLON, OHIO - A.R.E. offers truck owners a complete lineup of caps and tonneau covers for the new 2011 Ford Super Duty that are custom made to fit the size and shape of the new Ford's regular, extended, and quad cabs design as well as both long and short beds.

GM to Offer Fleets CNG & LPG Full-Size Vans

General Motors announced it will offer fleets compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) powered versions of the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans later this year.

New Book Seeks to Improve Interaction between Motorists and Commercial Drivers

CROSSVILLE, TN - A long haul trucker aims to provide crucial information on how the normal, everyday driver of a non-commercial vehicle can drive safely around commercial vehicles.

Navistar Officially Unveils eStar: First Purpose-Built All-Electric Commercial Truck

ELKHART COUNTY, IN - Navistar, Inc. announced that it will deliver to FedEx the first full-production eStar-Navistar's all-electric commercial truck.

Navistar Continues to Strengthen Dealer Network by Adding New Dealers in Key Markets

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar, Inc. announced five changes in its dealer network that will significantly strengthen its already industry-leading distribution and service channel.

VPG Launches New Web Site

MIAMI - The Vehicle Production Group LLC (VPG) announced the launch of a new Web site,, which is highly interactive and allows visitors to build and reserve their very own MV-1.

Maxi-Seal Earns ISO 9001:2008 Certification

GRANDVIEW, MO - Maxi-Seal Harness Systems, a subsidiary of Peterson Manufacturing, announced its achievement of ISO 9001:2008 certification.

Spare Shield

Spare Shield Helps Protect Spare Tires from Theft

CHICAGO - Spare tire theft is becoming an increasing problem for auto dealerships and fleets who own SUVs, pickups, and vans. For vehicles with a spare tire attached to the undercarriage vehicles, SPARE SHIELD can save hundreds of dollars in replacement and repairs.

WEATHER GUARD Products Unveils New Steel Low-Profile Saddle Box

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL - In an effort to continuously meet the needs of professional contractors, the WEATHER GUARD brand is introducing its new, all-steel, low-profile saddle box.

Morey Corporation Enhances MT-13 Telematics-Based Fleet Management Product

WOODRIDGE, IL - Continuing to focus on the telematics products portion of its business, The Morey Corporation announced enhancements to its Rugged TRAX MT-13, a telematics-based fleet management product for light- to medium-duty fleet owners and operators.

GE Debuts GE NIGHTHAWK PLATINUM Halogen Headlights

CLEVELAND, OHIO - GE Lighting, a unit of GE's Appliances & Lighting business, introduces the NIGHTHAWK PLATINUM, a new halogen headlight that puts up to 90 percent more light on the road compared to new standard halogen headlights.

Navistar International Corporation Resolves Lawsuit Against EPA

WARRENVILLE, IL - The EPA promised to hold a public workshop or hearing to address issues Navistar raised in its federal court appeal of EPA's certification policies for SCR-equipped diesel powered trucks.

Nissan Diesel Changes Name to UD Trucks, Updates Web Site

IRVING, TEXAS - Nissan Diesel Motor Co., Ltd. changed its English company name to UD Trucks Corporation, effective Feb. 1. Simultaneous with this company name change, the current Nissan Diesel brand name will also be changed to a new brand name called UD Trucks.

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