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Continental Improves Regional Tire for P&D Service

FORT MILL, SC - Responding to customer requests for a more rugged regional truck tire, Continental Tire North America, Inc. announced it has enhanced its HSR1 tire's performance capabilities for pick-up and delivery applications.

SOMS Technologies Announces Pilot Program With TruGreen

VALHALLA, NY - SOMS Technologies, LLC, developer and manufacturer of the microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter, has announced that a pilot testing program is well underway with TruGreen.

New E-Line Saddle Box Offers Exceptional Features and Value

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL ­ -­ Knaack L.L.C. and WEATHER GUARD Products announced the introduction of the new E-Line Model 143 Saddle Box at the Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) annual tradeshow in Atlanta.

Plustek Launches Document Scanners for Transportation & In-Truck Scanning

CERRITOS, CA - Plustek Technology Inc., a manufacturer of consumer, prosumer, professional, and office imaging devices, announced its line of document scanners aimed specifically at the transportation industry.

Minimizer Poly Fenders Now Utilized by Salt Mine Industry

BLOOMING PRAIRIE, MN - Minimizer poly fenders are the perfect match for the salt mine industry in Utah. Steve Cook, an Outside Sales and Parts Representative with Kenworth Sales Company out of Salt Lake City, was contacted a year ago by Morton Salt.

Truck Fleets Guaranteed Up to 4% MPG Improvement

DALLAS - Valvoline is teaming up with tiwi to launch the first and only program proven to deliver better fleet fuel mileage, backed with an exclusive limited Fuel Proof Guarantee.

Firestone Industrial Products Company Launches Ride-Rite LS

INDIANAPOLIS - Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC announced the development of Ride-Rite LS-new load adaptive shocks that are an ideal upgrade to the company's Ride-Rite air helper springs.

Tire Shipments to Drop 13% Due to Decline in OE Demand

WASHINGTON - The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) projects an approximate 13-percent drop in tire shipments in 2009 primarily due to sharp decreases in demand for original equipment passenger and commercial truck tires, according to Modern Tire Dealer.

Kenworth Introduces 2010 Heavy Duty Body Builder Manual

KIRKLAND, WA - Kenworth Truck Company has released the Kenworth 2010 Heavy Duty Body Builder Manual, which offers useful information and guidelines for truck specification and design during the body planning and installation processes.

Mitsubishi Fuso Announces New 4th Quarter Incentive Program for Its Commercial Trucks

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America (MFTA) has announced a new incentive program for the 4Q 2009. Called "Drive & Conquer," it offers 1.9-percent APR financing for 24 or 36 months in the U.S. to qualifying retail customers who purchase and take delivery of a new model Mitsubishi Fuso medium duty truck by December 31.

TruGreen Announces Pilot Program to Test microGreen Oil Filter

MEMPHIS, TN - TruGreen, a lawn care services provider, announced it has been using a microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter on vehicles in Florida.

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.





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