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Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions Launches New Web Resource

MUSCATINE, IOWA - Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions (BBTS), a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, is re-launching trucktires.com, a Web site providing solutions and advice to help fleet customers increase tire life and reduce cost per mile.

Telogis Introduces New Fuel Card Reconciliation Report

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Telogis Inc., a platform for location intelligence, introduces a new feature to its Telogis Fleet vehicle management application that compares fuel card use to actual location data: The Fuel Card Reconciliation Report.

RhinoTireUSA Introduces Green-Friendly Flat Tire Eliminator

MONTCLAIR, NJ - RhinoTireUSA introduces a new, environmentally friendly flat tire eliminator system to the U.S. market that promises to increase road safety and fuel efficiency, according to the manufacturer.

TRIB Offers Vehicle Air Fresheners

PACIFIC GROVE, CA - The Tire Retread and Information Bureau (TRIB) wants to send four free air fresheners for each truck, with no strings attached (except for the strings attached to the air fresheners).

Snap-On Drive Flex Head Ratchet (FLF80)

Snap-on Flex Head Ratchet

KENOSHA, WI - Snap-On Tools introduces the Snap-On 3/8-inch drive flex head ratchet (FLF80).

UPS Purchases 130 Hybrid-Electric Vehicles

ATLANTA - The 130 hybrids will be deployed next year, with 30 going to New York and New Jersey and 100 to California. UPS estimates these vehicles will save 66,085 gallons of fuel and 671 metric tons of CO2 annually, representing a 35-percent improvement in fuel economy.

Car & Truck of the Year Voting Ends Oct. 22

TORRANCE, CA - Less than three weeks are left to cast your vote for Automotive Fleet's annual Fleet Car and Truck of the Year. Voting is open to all professional fleet managers.

Bill Allows Small Businesses to Speed Asset Depreciation

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate recently passed legislation that will allow businesses to depreciate up to 50 percent of the cost of the asset in the first year it is placed in service.

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Ford Lifts Disguise on All-New Ranger for Worldwide Premiere in Sydney

SYDNEY - Ford is preparing to take the wraps off a comprehensively redesigned, new-generation compact pickup developed in Australia for sale in 180 global markets.

FedEx Muses on Fuels of the Future

MEMPHIS, TN - FedEx has some optimistic views of the camelina plant, which holds some promise in powering planes and is already being grown in parts of northwestern Pennsylvania.

llinois GPS Task Force Appoints Rand McNally Director

SKOKIE, IL - Rand McNally's John McAvoy, director of engineering, was appointed to the Global Positioning System Technology and the Designated Truck Route System Task Force by John J. Cullerton, Illinois Senate President.

New Association and Web Site for Commercial Truck Industry Focuses on Green Products and Technologies

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - The Green Truck Association (GTA) announced the official launch of www.greentruckassociation.com.

Schlecht of Omaha Truck Center Named Trucking's Top Truck Technician

RALEIGH, NC - First-time competitor Jeffrey Schlecht, Omaha Truck Center, Norfolk, Neb., was recognized today as the trucking industry's top technician after being named grand champion of the Technology & Maintenance Council's (TMC) 2010 National Technician Skills Competition.

JASPER Breaks Ground on Crawford Facility Expansion

JASPER, IN - Jasper Engines and Transmissions broke ground September 8 on a 41,250 square foot expansion to its Crawford County facility.

Enova Congratulates FCCC's Unveiling of Production Ready EV at HTUF Conference

DEARBORN, MI - Enova Systems, Inc. congratulates OEM partner Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) on the unveiling of their Enova-powered all-electric walk-in van (WIV) at the 2010 Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF).

ROUSH Liquid Propane-Powered Micro Bird E-450 Debuts at BusCon

CHICAGO - Micro Bird will launch the G5, a new ROUSH liquid-propane powered E-450 Dual Rear Wheel (DRW) Cutaway vehicle, at the 2010 BusCon show.

New ARI Brief Helps Fleets Remain CSA 2010 Compliant

MT. LAUREL, NJ - Automotive Resources International (ARI) has prepared a new informational brief on the Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) 2010.

Eaton Corp. Agrees to Acquire CopperLogic, Inc.

CLEVELAND - Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced it has agreed to acquire CopperLogic, Inc., a manufacturer of electrical and electromechanical systems.

Naturalistic Study Refines Understanding of Distracted Driving Behavior

SAN DIEGO - DriveCam Inc. announced the results of a study to understand cell phone distraction in commercial trucks and buses, including any cell phone activity that involves using one's hands (texting/e-mailing/dialing/accessing the Internet) while driving significantly increased the odds of involvement in a crash/near crash.

2011 Ford F-150

2011 Ford F-150 All-New Powertrain Lineup

DALLAS - The signature class-leading capability and durability of the Ford F-150 are enhanced for 2011 with projected class-leading fuel economy and performance.

Lift-A-Loft Develops New Truck Mounted Scissors Lift

MUNCIE, IN - Lift-A-Loft Corporation announced the development of a brand-new self-contained scissors lift that can easily mount or be removed from the bed of a pickup truck.

Couplemate Trailer Parts Launches All-New 'SUV - STEP'

RENO, NV - Couplemate Trailer Parts of North America announced the U.S. and Canadian release of its new SUV STEP.

Snap-on Tool of the Month:Tire Gauge Inflator

KENOSHA, WI - Keeping tires inflated at their proper level is a great way to improve fuel efficiency and using Snap-on's tire gauge inflator (TGIFS1) can help.

WebTech Wireless Enters Medium-Duty Commercial Truck Market

VANCOUVER, BC - WebTech Wireless Inc., a provider of vehicle fleet location-based services (LBS) and telematics technology, has signed an LBS supply agreement with Hino Trucks, a Toyota Group Company, for the delivery of 1,000 Quadrant WT7000E Locators.

104 Frito-Lay Drivers Achieve 1 Million Accident-Free Miles

PLANO, TEXAS - With the latest batch of drivers in the U.S. and Canada achieving one million or more accident-free miles, Frito-Lay now has more than 500 active "Million Milers" on the roads daily.

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