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NTEA & CALSTART Partner to Provide an Expanded Green Truck Summit

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Two of the leading organizations driving the development and deployment of "green" technology for fleet vehicles are joining forces to produce an in-depth educational conference.

Navistar Launches MaxxForce TV

WARRENVILLE, IL - As Navistar completes its final testing stages and prepares for the upcoming launch of its 2010 MaxxForce engines, a new online entertainment channel - MaxxForce TV - is making its debut.

Penske Truck Leasing and Freightliner Hit the Road for 2010 SCR Engine Seminars

READING, PA - Penske Truck Leasing announced a 16 city, North American 2010 Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Engine Seminar and Open House, debuting Sept. 15 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and wrapping up Nov. 17 in Portland, Ore.

U.S. Military Reorders ZAP Electric Truck

SANTA ROSA, CA - Electric vehicle pioneer ZAP has received a follow-on order from the U.S. military for additional Zaptruck XL electric vehicles and charging stations for shipment to a second international base.

House Passes Bill to Encourage Hybrid Trucks

WASHINGTON - The House on passed a bill Sept. 9 to encourage research and production of hybrid-powered commercial vehicles. The bill, passed by voice vote, would create a grant program for research and development of hybrid heavy-duty trucks.

McLeod First to Integrate Rand McNally's Intelliroute Dock2Dock Software

BIRMINGHAM, AL - In a move to bring more precise routing technology to customers, McLeod Software and Rand McNally announced the integration of Rand McNally's recently released IntelliRoute Dock2Dock solution with the latest release of McLeod's transportation management system.

Model 100XR fiberglass truck cap for the 2009 Ford F-150

LEER Releases All New 100XR Model Fiberglass Cap

ELKHART, IN - LEER, a fiberglass truck cap and tonneau manufacturer, announced the release of the Model 100XR fiberglass truck cap for the 2009 Ford F-150.

Raider Releases New Mid-Rise Design Cobra

ELKHART, IN - Raider, a manufacturer of fiberglass truck caps and tonneaus, has announced the release of its new mid-rise cap, the Cobra.

Century DCU – The Commercial Truck Cap That Gets the Job Done

ELKHART, IN - With its tough .030 mil aluminum skin and thick-wall skeleton frame, the Century DCU has what it takes to support hard-working professionals who count on their trucks to earn their living.

Pilot Begins Operating Nation's 1st Fuel Island DEF Pumps

KNOXVILLE, TN - Pilot Travel Centers, a retail operator of travel centers with more than 350 owned or licensed retail interstate locations in 41 states, is now operating the nation's first two Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) fuel island pumps.

New Fuel Economy & GHG Emission Standards Proposed

WASHINGTON - Instead of three standards, the Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency worked with state agencies to propose clearer standards for all automakers, beginning with the 2012 model-year.

Ford will launch the all-new, 7-seat C-MAX in North America in late 2011 as a "whitespace" vehicle.

Ford to Launch 7-Seat C-Max in U.S. by 2011

DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Company's new 7-seat C-MAX introduced Sept. 15 at the Frankfurt Motor Show will arrive in North America beginning late 2011.

Free Safety Webinar Series Available for Fleets

TORRANCE, CA - Topics will cover at-fault accidents, distracted driving, and brakes.

Nassau County to Purchase 40 CNG Dump Trucks

MINEOLA, NY - Nassau County has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for the purchase of forty environmentally-friendly compressed natural gas (CNG) dump trucks for the Department of Public Works.

Platte River Power to Save Costs with New Oil Filter

VALHALLA, NY - Platte River Power Authority has converted about half of its fleet of hybrid and non-hybrid service vehicles to an oil filter designed to cut down on operating costs.

Ford Unveils New Diesel for 2011 Super Duty

The all-new 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbocharged diesel engine will debut in the 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty, available in spring 2010.

Wisconsin Utilities Purchase Plug-In Hybrid Utility Trucks

Marshfield and Plymouth Utilities, headquartered in Wisconsin, are the first utilities in the state to own and add a plug-in hybrid utility truck to their fleets.

U.S. Military Orders More Electric Trucks

SANTA ROSA, CA - Based on an initial trial order placed in June, the new order includes eleven Zaptruck XLs as well as five 220-volt fast charging stations.

Marsh Expands Relationship with GreenRoad

NEW YORK - Marsh and GreenRoad announced they are teaming together so all Marsh U.S. brokerage clients will have the opportunity to obtain services from GreenRoad at favorable rates. Marsh first started offering GreenRoad's services to its captive clients in November 2008.

Kenworth Adds Special Web Site Section For New Kenworth T470 Model Targets Vocational and Municipal Applications

KIRKLAND, WA - Kenworth Truck Company has created a special Web site section for the new Kenworth T470 model, which entered production recently.

Meijer Places First U.S. EPA 2010 Fleet Order with Daimler Trucks North America

PORTLAND, OR - Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that Meijer, an EPA SmartWay award-winning retailer, had placed the nation's first fleet order for U.S. EPA 2010 trucks with the company.

Ford Announces Approval of B-20 in Super Duty Trucks

DETROIT - As more public and commercial fleet managers take steps to green their operations, Ford Motor Co. has responded by making its 2011 line of F-Series Super Duty diesel pickup trucks compatible with biodiesel blends up to B-20.

William Shatner to Present Keynote Address at The Work Truck Show 2010 and Annual NTEA Convention

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - William Shatner will draw upon his nearly 60 years in show business to inspire and entertain attendees of The Work Truck Show 2010 and 46th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention.

Hino Trucks Continues SCR Advancement and Announces Emissions Technology Pricing

NOVI, MI - As previously announced, Hino Trucks has elected to utilize Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) to meet the stringent 2010 emissions regulations.

New Look for Kinedyne Flatbed Straps: Black Edging and Gold Color Webbing

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Anyone traveling America's highways has seen them - flatbed trailers rolling along, cargo held securely in place by Kinedyne's bright yellow tie-down straps. But now, that widely recognized strap is changing.

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