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Trucking Repossessions Decline in 3rd Quarter 2009

WESTBURY, NY - Repossessions and liquidations of trucking equipment and machine tools in the third quarter of 2009 declined as compared to similar figures from 2008.

Ford Updates Pickup Box & Cab Assembly Programs

DEARBORN, MI - Ford Customer Service Division has refreshed its pickup box and Super Duty cab assembly programs, growing the box offerings by more than a third and adding part numbers for 2008-2010 models to the cab program.

RSC Equipment Rental Introduces Equipment Emission Tracking

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - RSC Equipment Rental, the operating company of RSC Holdings Inc., launched an equipment emission tracking service that automatically calculates greenhouse gas and criteria pollutant emissions from diesel powered equipment.

Manheim Unveils Key Enhancements to Web Site Aimed at Buyers & Sellers of Heavy Trucks and Equipment

ATLANTA - Thanks to key enhancements to Manheim's heavy truck and equipment Web pages, both buyers and sellers of these units will now have more targeted information at their fingertips to help grow their businesses.

Navistar Acquires Engine Components Business from Continental & Forms New Operating Company

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar, Inc., concluded an agreement to acquire certain assets and the membership interests of Continental Diesel Systems US, LLC, to manufacture key fuel injection components for its MaxxForce diesel engines.

Minimizer Announces Design Enhancements and Product Number Changes to Multiple Axle Product Line Up

BLOOMING PRAIRIE, MN - Seeking to improve and streamline its poly truck fender product offerings, Minimizer has announced design enhancements to the MIN2400, "The Texas Double."

SnowEx Introduces Full Line of De-Icing/Anti-Icing Sprayers

WARREN, MI - Responding to the growing popularity of liquid brine solutions for use in snow and ice maintenance applications, SnowEx, a product division of TrynEx International, introduces a complete line of AccuSpray de-icing/anti-icing sprayers.

Puradyn Continues to Expand Business in the Oil and Gas Services Industry

BOYNTON BEACH, FL - Puradyn Filter Technologies Inc., continues to expand business with initial orders for more than 200 puraDYN bypass oil filtration systems from a major global land and offshore oil platform service contractor.

Pulltarps Mfg. Announce New Ultimate 5 Spring Enclosed Pivot Design for Automatic Arm Systems

EL, CAJON, CA - The Pulltarps Ultimate 5 Spring aluminum automatic arm kits are a new line of arm tarping systems. The Ultimate 5 Spring pivots are cast aluminum that fully enclose the five springs to protect them from the elements.

Central Hudson to Buy 8 Hybrid Trucks

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY - Central Hudson has been awarded a $700,000 stimulus grant to defray the incremental costs of four hybrid and four plug-in electric hybrid line trucks for use in daily utility operations.

Transit Connect Becomes ‘Bike-Friendly’

DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Company and Serotta Competition Bicycles have developed a high-tech mobile bicycle "fitting room" for the 2010 Ford Transit Connect, which will be toured across the country starting in early 2010.

New Ford Fleet Powertrain Rebate Available

DETROIT - For a limited time only, Ford is offering up to $300 in rebates for fleets that replace powertrain assemblies in-house.

First Inflatable Seat Belts to Debut on Ford Explorer

DEARBORN, MI - Ford will introduce inflatable rear seat belts on the next-generation Ford Explorer, which goes into production next year for the North American market. Over time, Ford plans to offer the technology in vehicles globally.

Goodyear to Drop Republic Brand, Boost Kelly

AKRON, OHIO - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is consolidating its brand offerings by dropping its Republic associate tire brand as of Jan. 1, 2010.

Ford & Azure Dynamics Team Up to Deliver Battery Electric Commercial Van in 2010

DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Company announced that Azure Dynamics Corporation has joined in a collaborative effort to deliver a pure battery electric Ford Transit Connect van for the United States and Canadian markets in 2010.

Navistar & JAC to Explore Diesel Engine Joint Venture in China

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar, Inc. and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. Ltd. ("JAC") will explore a potential engine joint venture to develop, build, and market advanced diesel engines for commercial vehicles in China.

Isuzu Commercial Truck Introduces Priority Service Maintenance Program

CERRITOS, CA - Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. introduced a Priority Service Maintenance Program that will guaranty preventive maintenance costs with fixed parts and labor expenses for three to six years depending on the term, mileage, and utilization.

(L-R) Dr. Joerg Zuern, head of Product Development Mercedes-Benz Trucks; Ted Kulongoski, Governor of Oregon; and Martin Daum, president & CEO Daimler Trucks North America.

Governor of Oregon Visits Daimler Headquarters to Learn about Alternative Drives for Commercial Vehicles

STUTTGART, GERMANY - Ted Kulongoski, governor of the U.S. state of Oregon, visited Daimler AG in Stuttgart as part of his European trip. One of the production locations of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is Portland, Ore.

C.R. England & Mobileye Announce 1,000th Installation of Vision-Based Driver-Assistance Technology in Trucking Fleet

LOS ANGELES - Global vision-based analytics pioneer Mobileye, Inc., and refrigerated trucking leader C.R. England announced the installation of the 1,000th AWS-4000 driving-assist product in C.R. England's fleet.

Man Restores Vintage 1957 Fleet Milk Truck

PORTSMOUTH, VA - A 1957 Milk Truck is restored to family-owned Badger Farm Creameries colors and shows to a surviving family member. Operating since 1877, Badger Farms closed its doors in 1970s.

Chicago's Mid-Town Petroleum Brings Air1 Diesel Exhaust Fluid to Local Fleets in Advance of 2010 Clean Air Act Mandates

CHICAGO - Mid-Town Petroleum announced an exclusive relationship with a leading diesel exhaust fluid solution - Air1 - thanks to its role as a member of Mansfield Oil's Delivery.

Ford Adds 34 Parts to Collision Truckload Program; Lowers Overall Repair Costs

DEARBORN, MI - Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD) has refreshed the offerings on its popular Collision Parts Truckload Program.

Peterson Tunnel Light Line Adds Another Bright Spot

GRANDVIEW, MO - Peterson Manufacturing expanded its LED line of Tunnel Lights with the brilliant new 274 Series ‑ a 2-inch round, grommet-mounted accessory light for trucks and trailers.

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JASPER Conducts Transmission Submersion Testing

JASPER, IN - Jasper Engines & Transmissions created a transmission submersion test to check assembled units for leaks before they are dynamometer tested.

Mohawk Introduces Medium-Duty Truck Lift

AMSTERDAM, NY - Mohawk's TP-16 is a clear floor above ground lift capable of raising medium duty vehicles up to 16,000 lbs.

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