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Toyo to Raise Prices 8 Percent

CYPRESS, CA - Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. will raise its passenger, light truck, commercial truck, and OTR tire prices up to 8 percent, along with in-line adjustments, on June 1.

Goodyear to Raise Prices June 1

AKRON, OHIO - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is the latest tire manufacturer to announce upcoming price increases.

Volvo Trucks Introduces New Volvo FMX

GOTEBORG, SWEDEN - Volvo Trucks is launching the rugged, new Volvo FMX, based on the very successful FM platform, which is well proven in demanding construction applications

Yokohama Tire Corporation Teams With Isuzu to Launch Commercial Truck Dealer Program

FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama Tire Corporation announced it is partnering with Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. on an innovative commercial truck dealer program.

Enova Integrates Ford F-150 & Chevy Express Cargo Van with All-Electric Ze Drive System

TORRANCE, CA - Enova Systems, Inc. expanded its all electric Zero Emissions (Ze) drive system offerings to include a Ford F-150 utility truck and Chevrolet Express cargo van.

Pennsylvania Distributor Ready to Deliver Air1 Diesel Exhaust Fluid

AVOCA, PA - Prominent Pennsylvania lubricants company Craft Oil is equipped to supply 68 counties in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania with Air1, a diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).

Winn-Dixie Enhances 450-Truck Fleet with XATANET

MINNEAPOLIS - XATA Corporation, a fleet optimization software and services company, announced that Winn-Dixie will use XATA's XATANET solution and fleet management applications to optimize its delivery fleet.

TRALA Fighting Registration Fee for RI Rental Trailers

ALEXANDRIA, VA - TRALA is aggressively opposing Rhode Island legislation that would require payment of a $40 annual fee for the registration of every trailer used for the transportation of persons or of household goods in the state.

DTNA Reaches 10,000 New Orders for Vehicles Equipped with SCR Technology

PORTLAND, OR - Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) has secured more than 10,000 orders for new vehicles equipped with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions technology.

Coca-Cola Reduces Direct Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 99 Percent

WASHINGTON - Coca-Cola has introduced a series of innovations throughout the nation's Capitol designed to reduce the Company's environmental footprint at each step in the manufacturing, distribution, and sales processes.

Penske Truck Leasing ordered 600 Volvo VN670 tractors with EPA2010-certified Volvo D13 engines and selective catalytic reduction (SCR). The initial 100 units of the order have been built and are the remaining 500 VN670s will be produced and delivered over the next several months.

Penske Truck Leasing Orders 600 Volvo VNs

READING, PA - Penske ordered 600 Volvo VN670 tractors with EPA2010-certified Volvo D13 engines and selective catalytic reduction (SCR).

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Chameleon 2000 Awards Missouri Fleet Director TaleGator at 2010 NAFA I & E

DETROIT - Chameleon 2000, a new addition to the 2010 NAFA I&E, not only brought its fuel-saving lightweight van partition device to Detroit's Cobo Hall for the expo; the company also held a drawing for a unique giveaway item - the TaleGator.

AmeriGas Takes Delivery of Propane F-250 Pickup

WASHINGTON - ROUSH Enterprises CEO Jack Roush handed AmeriGas Propan'es CEO the keys to a brand-new 2010 propane-fueled F-250 pickup, the first of many ROUSH vehicles to be added to the AmeriGas fleet.

Knapheide Now Offering Propane Fuel Systems

LIVONIA, MI - ROUSH Performance announces that the Knapheide Manufacturing Company has become their newest partner to sell and install their line of ROUSH liquid propane fuel systems for Ford Commercial trucks, vans, and cutaways.

Hauler Racks & ProRac Systems Announce Merger

MINNEAPOLIS - Effective immediately, Hauler Racks and ProRac Systems are now one company. Through the merger, the companies expect to offer customers a wider range of products.

ADT Security Services recently purchased 1,500 Ford Transit Connects and intends to double that number within the next six months, saving some $5.3 million annually in fuel costs while reducing carbon emissions.

ADT Security Expects $5.3M Savings in Fuel Costs

DEARBORN, MI - ADT Security Services expects to save $5.3 million annually in fuel costs while reducing carbon emissions by operating approximately 3,000 Ford Transit Connects.

Isuzu Commercial Truck & Utilimaster Partner on New Commercial Van

ANAHEIM, CA - The walk-in van will combine the functionality and design flexibility of a custom-built work truck with the styling and ergonomics of a cargo van.

AmeriFleet Introduces WorkTruck Transport

ALPHARETTA, GA - WorkTruck Transport will fulfill the unique needs of upfitters and truck fleets with logistics services and turnkey deliveries in accordance with the highest safety standards and at competitive prices.

Yokohama and Isuzu Team to Launch Commercial Truck Dealer Program

FULLERTON, CA - Creating a new way to provide products and service to fleet owners and owner/operators - including national accounts - Yokohama Tire Corporation announced it is partnering with Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. on an innovative commercial truck dealer program.

Michelin Will Hike Truck Tire Prices

GREENVILLE, SC - Michelin North America Inc. will raise prices on replacement truck tires sold in the U.S. by 3-7 percent on May 1

Navistar Withdraws Lawsuit Against CARB

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar International Corporation withdrew a lawsuit previously filed against the California Air Resources Board (CARB) following an agreement with CARB that addresses the issues that prompted the court action.

Hino Model 268 Commercial Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

NOVI, MI - Hino Trucks model 268 took home the 2010 Medium Duty Commercial Truck of the Year award, announced April 25, during a ceremony at the American Truck Dealers (ATD) Convention & Expo, the first time a medium-duty version of the award was given.

ICTA and Utilimaster Announce New Commercial Van

ANAHEIM, CA - Isuzu Commercial Truck of America (ICTA), Inc., distributor of low-cab-forward trucks, and Utilimaster, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty chassis and vehicles, introduced an all-new commercial van.

Spartan Motors Reports 2010 First Quarter Results

CHARLOTTE, MI - Spartan Motors, Inc. announced break-even results for its 2010 first quarter with net sales of $122.5 million.

Three generations of the Blatt family work for Greencrete, which uses three new Kenworth W900S CNG mixers. At far right is Jerry Blatt, owner of Sandman Inc., parent company of Greencrete and Star Concrete in San Jose, Calif. From left are his grandson Tyler Blatt and son Brandon Blatt, Greencrete's supervisor of operations.

Greencrete First Fleet to Add Kenworth CNG Mixers Into Operations

SAN JOSE, CA - Jerry Blatt thinks running CNG-powered Kenworth mixers makes a lot of sense for his company's new division, Greencrete.





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