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Sudden Layoffs Leave Company Drivers Stranded at Gas Pumps

HOUSTON - Arrow Trucking employees were reportedly unaware they had been laid off until their gas cards no longer worked or someone showed up to tow away their trucks.

2010 North American Car & Truck of the Year Finalists Announced

DETROIT - The winners will be announced Jan. 11 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Bill Seeks to Increase Max Truck Weight to 97K

WASHINGTON - Over-the-highway trucks will be able to carry up to 97,000 pounds if the Safe and Efficient Transportation Act of 2009, which is currently in House subcommittee, passes. Under present law, trucks can carry up to 80,000 pounds.

Continental Adds Ultra Low Profile Truck Tires

FORT MILL, SC - Meeting the challenges of large capacity and car-carrier trucks, Continental Tire North America, Inc. announced the addition of new drive and steer tires in ultra low profile sizes to its lineup.

ATA Says 'Highway Investment will Spur Recovery'

WASHINGTON - Investment in highway construction and repair will create jobs and spur economic recovery, officials from the American Trucking Associations (ATA) told President Barack Obama at last week's National Jobs Summit.

Year Will End with 'Modest' Freight Growth

WASHINGTON - This year will end with "modest freight growth," according to FTR Associates, a group that tracks trucking industry trends. "We expect 2010 to be in the 2.8% range."

Ford Super Chief

Ford Super Chief: Future of Trucks

DEARBORN, MI - According to J Mays, group vice president of global design and Ford's Chief creative officer, the Ford F-250 Super Chief concept builds on the Ford Truck reputation and truck leadership commitment the company has had for 25 years in this country.

Chevrolet Offers Dealer-Installed Wireless Internet Systems for SUVs, Trucks & Vans

DETROIT - Owners of several Chevrolet models can transform their vehicle into a rolling Wi-Fi hot spot with Chevrolet Wi-Fi by Autonet Mobile.

ROUSH propane-powered E-Series van.

ROUSH Adds E-Series Vans to Propane Vehicle Lineup

LIVONIA, MI - Based on the reception for the propane-fueled pickups offered by ROUSH Performance, the company is launching into the next phase of their liquid propane injected vehicle offerings with a line of E-Series vans.

ENVigor Combines High-Performance & Eco Sensibilities with a Power Line-up of Sizes

FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama Tire Corporation is raising the bar on performance with the introduction of its all-new AVID ENVigor. The tire is the first to offer consumers the ideal blend of all-season performance, low rolling resistance, smooth comfort, and long treadlife.

Toyo Tires Receive U.S. EPA SmartWay Verification for 3 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, a new drive tire soon available in the U.S.

Wal-Mart Drivers Get New Trucks for Driving Safely

PLAINVIEW, TX - The Wal-Mart Transportation Division is awarding brand new rigs to drivers who log 3 million miles without being in a preventable accident.

Purolator Adding 200 Hybrid Electric Trucks to Fleet

OAK PARK, MI - The new trucks, integrated on a Ford E-450 chassis and scheduled for delivery in 2010, join approximately 205 other Azure trucks already at work in Purolator's fleet.

New Wireless Internet Available for Chevrolet Models

DETROIT - A new dealer-installed system now available for several Chevrolet models enables full Internet access inside the vehicle, and up to a 150 feet radius around the vehicle with a laptop or mobile Wi-Fi device.

Propane Option Now Offered for E-Series Vans

LIVONIA, MI - ROUSH Performance is launching into the next phase of their liquid propane injected vehicle offerings with a line of E-Series vans.

2010 Ram Heavy Duty

Ram Heavy-Duty Named 2010 <i>MOTOR TREND</i> Truck of the Year

AUBURN HILLS, MI - The Ram Heavy Duty was one of four trucks eligible for this year's Truck of the Year award. Competitors included the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, the Ford Transit Connect, and the Toyota Tundra 4.6L work truck.

Fleet Equipment LLC, Fleet Leasing Accused of Bribing Shelby County Clerks

MEMPHIS, TN - An ongoing criminal investigation into the Shelby County Clerk's Office stems from allegations that clerks accepted money from individuals registering vehicles in exchange for favorable service.

Sedgwick County's New Kenworth T470s Fit Fleet Needs

WICHITA, KS - Sedgwick County had been looking for a vehicle that would be heavier than a Class 7 truck, but not as pricey as a full-size Class 8.

Campbell Named General Manager of Chevrolet

DETROIT - General Motors announced Dec. 9 that Jim Campbell has been named general manager - Chevrolet, effective immediately. In his previous assignment, Campbell was general manager of GM's Fleet and Commercial Operations.

Universal Aluminum Econo Truck Rack

Hauler Racks, Inc. Announces the New "UETR" Rack

MINNEAPOLIS - Hauler Racks announced its new, aggressively priced Universal Aluminum Econo Truck Rack.

The Reda Lock Guard helps protect &quot;hockey puck&quot; locks from the elements.

Reda Lock Guard Protects Locks from the Elements

CHICAGO - There is now a way of protecting your external Hockey Puck Padlocks from snow, ice, salt, and your basic road grime. These external locks are exposed to the elements of weather and freeze, rust, and jam up constantly. The Reda Lock Guard has solved these basic problems.

Navistar Receives Sustainability Award for Continued Efforts to Protect the Environment

MELROSE PARK, IL - Navistar's Melrose Park engine plant was recently honored with the prestigious Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award. This is the 14th time Navistar's Melrose Park engine plant has received the award.

Toyo Tires Receives ISO 9001:2008 Certification

CYPRESS, CA - Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has received re-certification to the latest ISO 9001:2008 management system standards. The certificate acknowledges Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. for sales, warranty service and end user technical support.

Continental Holds 'Beat the Best' Fleet Fuel Workshop

FORT MILL, SC - Continental Tire North America, Inc. recently offered truck fleet customers the chance to go inside the complexities of fuel efficiency during a new event, the "Beat the Best" fuel savings workshop at its proving grounds in Uvalde, Texas.

Shown is a 2010 Ford F-150 XLT

F-150 Wins ALG Residual Value Award for Best Full-Size Pickup

LOS ANGELES - The 2010 Ford F-150 received the 2010 Residual Value Award in the Full-Size Pickup category from ALG.





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