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NBB Urges Congress to Promptly Extend Biodiesel Tax Incentive

WASHINGTON - Manning Feraci, the National Biodiesel Board's (NBB) vice president for Federal Affairs, issued a statement in the wake of the Senate's procedural vote on Jobs legislation.

Reser’s Fine Foods Adds 35 Redesigned Trucks to Fleet

BEAVERTON, OR - Reser's Fine Foods announced the addition to its delivery fleet of 35 new viper red Kenworth medium-duty trucks complete with new graphic wraps on the van bodies.

The new Altec Industry aerial bucket trucks operate on propane and are expected to save $60,000 in annual fuel costs.

City of Inglewood Gets New Propane Trucks

INGLEWOOD, CA - The City of Inglewood, Calif., recently took delivery of four propane-powered aerial bucket trucks, expected to reduce fuels costs and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

In Memoriam: John Ruan, 1914-2010

DES MOINES, IA - John Ruan, founder of Ruan Transportation Management Systems, passed away Feb. 13. He was 96.

Used Truck Volumes Up; Prices Still Lowest Ever

WASHINGTON - While the used-truck market is seeing some strong improvement in demand and volumes, prices are at their lowest levels ever.

2010 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall on 8,000 2010 Tacoma 4WD Trucks

TORRANCE, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc, announced it will conduct a voluntary safety recall to inspect the front drive shaft on a small production run of certain 2010 model-year Tacoma 4WD trucks.

Navistar Parts' 'Buy More, $ave More' Promotion Offers Parts Rebates to Purchasers of Used Vehicles

WARRENVILLE, IL - Buying a used truck or bus at an International dealer, IC Bus dealer, or International Used Truck Center opens the door to significant parts rebates and special offers through a new promotion from Navistar Parts.

NBB Disappointed by Delay in Extending Biodiesel Tax Incentive

WASHINGTON - The decision to delay Senate consideration of an extension of the biodiesel tax incentive is certain to have a negative impact on the domestic biodiesel industry.

Calling All California Truck Fleets - Free Money to Purchase Hybrids Now Available

SACRAMENTO - Have trucks in California? You'd better get to your dealer fast, because the California Hybrid Voucher Incentive Program is open for business. On February 4th, the landmark program officially opened.

Goodyear Rolls Out New Medium Truck Tires

AKRON, OHIO - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. introduced several medium truck tires for a wide variety of applications at its recent dealer conference in Orlando, Fla., including a line of SmartWay-approved Dunlop long-haul tires.

4 More Yokohama Commercial Tires Earn EPA SmartWay Verification

FULLERTON, CA - Four more Yokohama Tire Corporation commercial truck tires have been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SmartWay list of verified technologies for tires.

California Distributors Ready to Deliver Air1 Diesel Exhaust Fluid

STOCKTON, CA - Nine California companies are ready to supply every county in California with Air1, a world-leading diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). The companies are ready to provide the education, equipment programs, and DEF supply options.

Wiring Harness Adaptor

Alliant Adds Wiring Harness Adaptor to GM Parts Lineup

MADISON, WI - Alliant Power has announced the addition of a new product for their expanding GM line of parts.

Pinnergy to Implement XATANET for Enhanced Fleet Performance

MINNEAPOLIS - XATA Corp., a leader in fleet optimization software and services, announced that Pinnergy, Ltd., a provider of drilling, fluid, and oil and gas waste disposal services to the energy industry, is installing XATANET on 78 of its trucks in the Barnett Shale area of Texas.

Rotary "Y" Lift

Rotary Lift Reveals 'Y'

MADISON, IN - Rotary Lift has unveiled the Y-Lift, the first in a series of new vehicle lifts with faster speed designed to help improve technician productivity and increase shop productivity.

New Shell Rotella T3 NG is Dedicated Natural Gas Engine Oil

HOUSTON - Shell Lubricants continues to meet today's transportation needs with the introduction of Shell Rotella T3 NG Energized Protection oil for use in compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueled engines.

Telematics Data Standard Released

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO - The Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) has been working with OEMs to write the telematics data standard. Participating OEMs could begin supporting delivery of data using the standard format by October 2010.

Pepco Rolls Out Hybrids

WASHINGTON - Pepco Holdings recently rolled out its latest hybrid bucket truck and hybrid plug-in SUV at the Washington Auto Show. The fleet currently includes more than 50 hybrid vehicles.

2010 Ford Explorer

Ford Improves Fuel Economy on SUVs

CHICAGO - The all-new Ford Explorer and Edge will offer a fuel-efficient, turbocharged four-cylinder engine, expected to boost fuel economy.

Calif. Fleets Offered $20M for Hybrid Truck Purchases

SACRAMENTO, CA - As of Feb. 12, approximately $11 million is left in the California Hybrid Voucher Incentive Program. All fleets with trucks operating in California are eligible for up to 100 vouchers each, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Last Chance to Win $50 by Voting for Truck of the Year

TORRANCE, CA - Online voting for the 2010 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year is closes Modany, Feb. 15. If you haven't voted yet, professional fleet managers are encouraged cast their ballots for one of 18 nominated medium-duty work trucks at www.fleet-central.com/wt/truck-of-the-year.

Goodyear's New Super-Single Tire Offers Long Mileage for Mixed-Service Customers

AKRON, OHIO - Goodyear announced a new super-single mixed-service tire that enhances performance and helps lower cost-per-mile for truckers and fleet operators.

Super Duty Works Hard for Truck Fleets

DEARBORN, MI - In customer field work evaluations, Ford gave commercial businesses around the country pre-production models of the all-new 2011 Ford Super Duty months before the truck goes on sale.

LaVallee's Bakery Distributors, of Waltham, Mass., accepts the 100,000th

LaVallee's Bakery Distributors Buys 100,000th Truck Sold by Mitsubishi Fuso in North America

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) announced that it sold its 100,000th truck in North America. The purchaser, LaVallee's Bakery Distributors, of Waltham, Mass., delivers high-end fresh and frozen bakery products to more than 500 customers located across New England.

Navistar Pursues Natural Gas for MaxxForce 13 Engines

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar, Inc. signed a concept development agreement with Clean Air Power Ltd. to develop Navistar's MaxxForce 13 big bore engine to run on natural gas and clean diesel fuel for the North American market.





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