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UPS Drivers Trained with Videogames & Hands-On Activities

ATLANTA - UPS has gone beyond traditional driver training methods with videogame technology and hands-on learning in an effort to recruit and effectively train 25,000 driver candidates -- most of whom are in their 20s -- over the next five years.

Carlos Ghosn (left), chairman and CEO of Renault-Nissan Alliance, and Dr. Dieter Zetsche, chairman and CEO of Daimler AG, signed the contract April 7, 2010. (Photo credit: Daimler)

Daimler, Nissan, Renault to Cooperate on Commercial Vehicles

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - Mercedes-Benz Vans will offer an all-new, entry-level van intended for commercial usage beginning in 2012. The technical basis of this van will come from Renault.

DOT Issues Rule Requiring Electronic On-Board Recorders for Truck Companies with Serious Hours-of-Service Violations

WASHINGTON - The U.S. DOT's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a new rule requiring interstate commercial truck and bus companies with serious patterns of hours-of-service (HOS) violations to install electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) in all their vehicles.

ROUSH Propane-Powered E-250

EPA Grants Approval for ROUSH Propane-Fueled E-150 / E-250 / E-350

LIVONIA, MI - ROUSH Performance received positive news from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that their 2010 E-150, E-250, and E-350 propane fuel conversion system has met the Federal emission regulatory requirements as established by the government agency.

Navistar Goes 'Beyond the Truck' with OnCommand Integrated Service Tools

LOUISVILLE, KY - Navistar, Inc. introduced OnCommand by Navistar- a bundled approach to service and after-sales support offerings.

Kenworth Medium Duty Models Add Multiplex Instrumentation, Driver Information Center

ST. LOUIS - Kenworth Truck Company increased the performance, serviceability, driver comfort, and fuel efficiency awareness of its medium-duty models with the introduction of enhanced multiplex instrumentation, Kenworth Driver Information Center and modern dash styling.

Rush Enterprises, Inc. to Form Division Responsible for Operating Dealerships Offering Navistar Products

SAN ANTONIO - Rush Enterprises, Inc., which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, signed an agreement to purchase certain assets, subsidiaries, and affiliates of Lake City Companies, LLC which operates commercial truck sales representing brands such as International and Mitsubishi Fuso.

MaxxForce 13 Big Bore Engine Receives EPA Certification

LOUISVILLE, KY - Navistar, Inc. announced it has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its 2010 MaxxForce 13 Advanced EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) big bore diesel engines.

Transportation Safety Technologies Releases Idle Guard 200

INDIANAPOLIS - Transportation Safety Technologies (TST) announced the Idle Guard 200, a solid state timer that automatically prevents unnecessary engine idling in fleet and delivery vehicles.

Bridgestone Will Hike OTR Tire Prices

NASHVILLE, TN - Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC's Off-Road Tire division raised prices on its mining, construction, and industrial tires up to 4 percent on April 1.

Palfinger Launces New line of Mechanics Bodies, Service Cranes & Air Compressors

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA - The PALFINGER North America Group (PNAG) continues to show its strong commitment to their customers by offering new and innovative ways to make their businesses more profitable.

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Tommy Gate Launches New Flatbed, Stake & Van G2 Series

WOODBINE, IOWA - Tommy Gate Company introduces the Flat­bed, Stake, and Van G2 Series, the latest addition to Tommy Gate's G2 Dual Drive Series.

UPS Deploys 200 Hybrid Electric Trucks

ATLANTA - UPS has further expanded its fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles with the deployment of 200 next-generation hybrid electric delivery trucks in eight U.S. cities.

Feds Push for Permanent Texting Ban

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Transportation Department is proposing a ban on behind-the-wheel text messaging by interstate commercial truck and bus drivers.

Kenworth T370 Hybrid Utility

Kenworth Enhances Hybrid Packaging for 2010, Adds New Inverter Design

ST. LOUIS - Kenworth Truck Company has enhanced its best in class componentry packaging for its T270 Class 6 and T370 Class 7 diesel-electric hybrid models and also added a new inverter design for 2010.

At The Work Truck Show 2010, the Terex Utilities HyPowerTM Hybrid system won The Work Truck Show Green Award for innovation in fuel utilization. Here, Steve Carey, National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) senior director of operations, congratulates Terry Vanconant, Terex Utilities marketing communications and promotions coordinator (left) in the Terex booth.

Terex Utilities Takes Wins The Work Truck Show Green Award

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Terex Utilities, based in Watertown, S.D., won The Work Truck Show Green Award for its HyPower Hybrid system. A panel of trade media editors selected the HyPower Hybrid system as the best new product that advances fuel utilization.

Cummins Announces Driver Training Support for EPA 2010 Products

LOUISVILLE, KY - Cummins Inc. announced the newest collection of driver education materials designed for customers of Cummins EPA 2010 on-highway engines which includes a DVD, CD, and Tips Card that enable customers to learn about engine features and more.

Kenworth Introduces NavPlus Navigation and Infotainment System for Class 5-8 Trucks

LOUISVILLE, KY - Kenworth Truck Company introduced the Kenworth NavPlus, a PACCAR proprietary navigation and infotainment technology system for Class 5-8 trucks.

FedEx Electric Truck

FedEx Introduces First All-Electric Trucks to be Used in the U.S. Parcel Delivery Business

CHICAGO - FedEx Corp. announced the expansion of its alternative-energy vehicle fleet with the first all-electric FedEx parcel delivery trucks in the United States.

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Yokohama Tire Corporation's Low Rolling Resistance Tires Help Truckers and the Environment

FULLERTON, CA - All commercial truck owners want tires that last longer, perform better and use less fuel. It's also a bonus if they minimize the impact on the environment; much like Yokohama Tire Corporation's low rolling resistant Zenvironment line.

Toyo M154 Becomes 4th Commercial Tire to Receive U.S. EPA SmartWay Verification

CYPRESS, CA - The M154 by Toyo Tires has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SmartWay verification as a steer tire when used in a set on a rig equipped with the company's M657 drive tire and M127 free-rolling tire for trailer axles.

TRP Introduces CleanBlue Diesel Exhaust Fluid

RENTON, WA - TRP Aftermarket Parts has introduced CleanBlue diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). TRP CleanBlue can be used in all diesel powered vehicles that use selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission, a major air pollutant.

FSX Cleaning Machine Now Available From Navistar Parts

WARRENVILLE, IL - To provide maintenance of diesel particulate filters (DPF), Navistar Parts has added the industry-leading FSX Cleaning System to its line of products available through International dealers.

Rand McNally Unveils Intelliroute TND 700

LOUISVILLE, KY - As part of its goal to provide the most innovative routing and navigation products for professional drivers, Rand McNally launched the IntelliRoute TND 700, a new truck GPS device with a 7-inch state-of-the-art high-definition screen, and enhanced software features.

GM Stops Delivery of 2010-MY Express & Savana Models

Effective immediately, General Motors has ordered all Chevrolet and GMC dealers, upfitters, and body companies to stop the delivery of certain 2010 model-year Chevrolet Express 2500/3500 and GMC Savana 2500/3500 vehicles.

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