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U.S. DOE Awards Daimler Trucks N.A. & Detroit Diesel Corporation $40 Million for Partnership

PORTLAND, OR - Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced it received nearly $40 million in funding through the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) 21st Century Truck Technology Partnership.

International Telematics' Advanced ibright Telemetry System on Mitsubishi Fuso MD Trucks

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) announced it partnered with International Telematics, the provider of the ibright vehicle telemetry system, to provide Mitsubishi Fuso owners with the most advanced telemetry system available.

Toyo Tires Receive U.S. EPA SmartWay Verification for Three Commercial Tires

CYPRESS, CA - Toyo Tires received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SmartWay verification for a set of its premium commercial tire products, the M137 steer tire, M127 free rolling tire for trailer axles, and the M657.

OOIDA Members Eligible for $1,500 Rebate & Special Financing on New Volvo Trucks

GREENSBORO, NC - Volvo Trucks North America offers Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) members a $1,500 rebate on new Volvo trucks purchased during 2010.

NTEA Launches Market Data and Industry Statistics Section of Web Site

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), an association for the work truck industry, announced the launch of the new Market Data and Industry Statistics section of www.NTEA.com.

North American Heavy-Duty Truck Net Orders Post Year-over-Year Gain

COLUMBUS, IN - Net orders for heavy-duty Class 8 commercial vehicles rose to 11,919 units in December, up 37 percent from December 2008.

New WEATHER GUARD Van Storage for Ford Transit Connect

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL - WEATHER GUARD is introducing brand new van storage solutions for the Ford Transit Connect van. The new storage solutions are designed and crafted to fit the Transit Connect, a commercial vehicle in Europe now available in the U.S. market.

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FS2: Filter-in-FIlter Fuel System Protection for Dodge Ram

NASHVILLE, TN - Cummins Filtration announced the launch of the Fleetguard FS2: Filter-in-Filter fuel system technology for Dodge Ram trucks with 6.7L Cummins turbo diesel engines.

Alarned Trailer Lock System Protects Cargo

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Next Generation Power, a distributor for Xena Security with strong links to the trucking industry, has developed the alarmingly strong Cargo Door Lock.

UPS Deploys 245 New CNG Trucks

ATLANTA - UPS has deployed 245 new delivery trucks powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) to cities in Colorado and California over the past month.

Schnucks Fleet Boosts Efficiency Efforts

ST. LOUIS - Schnucks will use XATANET's fleet operations software platform and services for real-time communications and for monitoring the performance of its 85-vehicle fleet of trucks.

Mike Albert Helps Design ‘Rolling Showroom’ Truck

CINCINATTI - Mike Albert Vehicle Fleet Management representatives recently met with The Hillman Group Inc. to unveil a customized vehicle designed to act as a rolling showroom for Hillman's products.

APS Plans Fleet of 250+ Hybrid Trucks by 2020

PHOENIX - Arizona Public Service Co. (APS), a subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corp., plans to add more than 250 hybrid trucks to its fleet over the next 10 years.

Navman Wireless Adds Interactive Drilldown Report to Fleet Management Systems

GLENVIEW, IL - In an industry-first enhancement to its widely adopted OnlineAVL2 fleet tracking and management software, Navman Wireless today introduced an interactive drilldown report on fleet performance that allows managers to move from a summary view to the vehicle level in a few clicks for faster analysis and troubleshooting.

Navistar Offers Customer Parts Recovery Program

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar launched a program that allows customers to return new, unused parts from their stock to receive cash or credit for future purchases. This program, known as Customer Parts Recovery (CPR), supplements and improves upon the GPRP program, which was only accessible to large fleet customers.

PSE&G Truck Fleet Equipped with Extra Fire Protection

MINNETONKA, MN - Fireaway LLC announced that PSE&G, New Jersey's largest utility company, will outfit its fleet of service trucks with Stat-X First Responders, advanced aerosol based fire suppression devices that can be tossed into a burning manhole to suppress a blaze within seconds.

Hino Trucks Engines Rank Highest in Customer Satisfaction for 2nd Consecutive Year

NOVI, MI - Hino Trucks engines rank highest in customer satisfaction for a second consecutive year according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Medium-Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Customer Satisfaction Study.

Toyo Truck Tires Receive SmartWay Verification

CYPRESS, CA - Three Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. premium commercial tire lines have received SmartWay verification from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): the M137 steer tire, M127 trailer tire, and M657 drive tire.

I.D. Systems Acquires GE Asset Intelligence

HACKENSACK, NJ - I.D. Systems, Inc., a leading provider of wireless asset management solutions, announced that it acquired Asset Intelligence, LLC, a business unit of General Electric Co.

Penske Truck Leasing Agrees to Acquire Bright Truck Leasing & Bright Distribution

READING, PA - Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., announced it entered into an agreement with the Bright family to acquire Bright Truck Leasing & Bright Distribution, providers of full-service truck leasing, truck rental, maintenance, and logistics operations.

Cummins Recieves $54M in Federal Funding for Light-Duty and SuperTruck Porjects

COLUMBUS, IN - United States Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu today announced that Cummins will receive nearly $54 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) for two projects aimed at improving fuel efficiency in heavy-duty and light-duty vehicles.

GM Announces New Director of Fleet & Commercial Operations

DETROIT - General Motors announced 31-year company veteran Brian Small has been named executive director for Fleet and Commercial Operations, succeeding Jim Campbell, promoted in December to head the automaker's Chevrolet brand.

Fuel Efficiency Projects Awarded $187M DOE Funding

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected nine projects totaling more than $187 million to improve fuel efficiency for heavy-duty trucks and passenger vehicles.

2010 North American Car and Truck of the Year Winners Announced

DETROIT - The awards are designed to recognize the most outstanding vehicles of the year based on factors that include innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction, and value for the dollar.

Penske Truck Leasing to Acquire Bright Truck Leasing & Bright Distribution

READING, PA - Penske Truck Leasing Co. has entered into an agreement to acquire Bright Truck Leasing & Bright Distribution. Financial terms were not disclosed.





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