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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.

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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.

Baltimore Fleet May Save $6M with Trash Collection System

BALTIMORE - The City of Baltimore began a route optimization project for its trash collection system July 2009 that could save the City about $6 million a year.

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Chrysler Announces Pricing for All-New Ram Chassis Cab Models

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Chrysler Group LLC announced pricing for the all-new 2011 Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 Chassis Cab models, scheduled to arrive in dealerships in the second quarter of 2011.

TRALA-Opposed Increase In New Mexico Vehicle Excise Tax Fails

ALEXANDRIA, VA - TRALA and the New Mexico Trucking Association have successfully defeated legislation in New Mexico that would have resulted in a 33-percent increase in the State's vehicle excise tax.

GE Capital Fleet Services Launches New Truck Compliance Service

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - GE Capital Fleet Services announced the launch of TruckVantage Compliance, a new regulatory compliance service for truck customers.

AT&T Adds Electric Cargo Truck to St. Louis Fleet

DALLAS - AT&T has an all-electric Smith Newton cargo truck purchased last year operating in its commercial fleet in St. Louis, the company said. AT&T also is buying two of the first all-electric versions of the Ford Transit Connect van.

Kenworth Debuts New T440

ST. LOUIS - Kenworth is now accepting orders for its new Kenworth T440 model with production scheduled to begin during the second quarter.

Navistar Receives EPA Emissions Certification for 2010 MaxxForce DT

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar, Inc. received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its 2010 MaxxForce DT Advanced EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) mid-range diesel engines.

CALSTART Praises Deal to Exempt Clean Tech Manufacturing Equipment from State Sales Tax

PASADENA, CA - CALSTART, the nation's leading clean transportation consortium, praised a deal between the California Governor and the state's legislative leaders to exempt manufacturing equipment to produce clean energy and technology products, vehicles, and fuels from the state sales tax.

ARI Offers Support to Fleets for CSA 2010 Compliance

MT. LAUREL, NJ - Automotive Resources International (ARI), announced consulting support, driver training and web-based resources for CSA 2010 compliance.

Kenworth to Add Bendix ESP Stability System Option for Medium Duty Models

ST. LOUIS - Kenworth Truck Company will add Bendix Electronic Stability Program (ESP), a full stability program, as an option on select Kenworth medium-duty tractor and full truck applications with air brake systems.

Cummins Filtration Introduces NAP-Free Oat Coolant

NASHVILLE, TN - Cummins Filtration released its environmentally-friendly Fleetguard ES Compleat Organic Acid Technology (OAT) Coolant in a nitrite, amine and phosphate free (NAP-free) formulation.

SelecTrucks Re-Introduces 'Down-Payment Match' Promotion

PORTLAND, OR - SelecTrucks re-launched the Down Payment Match promotion to help customers move into a new, used vehicle.

Auto Safety House President Elected to NTEA Board of Trustees

PHOENIX - Auto Safety House LLC (ASH) announced that Jim LoPresti, ASH's president and CEO, was elected to the Board of Trustees for the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) as a distributor member representative.

Work Truck Show 2010 attendees selected the T100 Hybrid mobile air compressor from Airworks Compressors Corp. as the winner of The Work Truck Show 2010 Innovation Award. Shown in front of the T100 Hybrid are (l-r) Darryl Weflen, president, Sheila Stang, marketing, and John Engevik, national account manager.

Airworks Compressors Corp. Wins Innovation Award at The Work Truck Show 2010

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Airworks Compressors Corp., based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, took home the Innovation Award from The Work Truck Show 2010.

New Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) Retread Tire Buyers Guide Now Available

PACIFIC GROVE, CA - The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) has a new and completely updated version of the TRIB Retread Tire Buyers Guide available.





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