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California State Vehicles Found to be Underutilized

SACRAMENTO, CA - A Sacramento Bee investigation discovered many of the new cars and trucks purchased for the State of California this year, which cost more than $5.5 million, have been idle for months.

Mack & Volvo Truckmakers Will Merge in Organizational Move

ALLENTOWN, PA and GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN - Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America will merge next month into a single organization called North American Trucks to sharpen efficiency.

Mitsubishi Fuso Medium Duty-Trucks in North America to Use BlueTec SCR Technology to Meet 2010 Emissions

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA), announced its EPA 2010-emissions compliant commercial trucks will use engines equipped with BlueTec technology developed by Mitsubishi Fuso and Daimler AG.

Eaton Takes Lead Role in Hybrid Truck Users Forum

KALAMAZOO, MI - Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation will take a leadership role at the Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF) National Conference, Oct. 27 - 29, in Atlanta.

Versatility of Ford F-150 Shines Brightly at 2009 SEMA Show

LAS VEGAS - The versatility and widespread consumer appeal of the Ford F-150 have made F-Series the best-selling line of trucks in the marketplace for 32 years running - and the most customized trucks in the $31.8 billion aftermarket industry.

American Trucking Associations Teams with CVSA and FMCSA for Operation Safe Driver

ARLINGTON, VA - The American Trucking Associations is working in conjunction with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and other safety partners, to educate all motorists about highway safety through the Operation Safe Driver program.

Isuzu Announces Enhanced Gold Star Warranty for Used Commercial Trucks

CERRITOS, CA - Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc has announced the enhancement of its Gold Star Warranty Program for Isuzu-built N-Series and Chevrolet/GMC W-Series Class 3-5 used trucks.

Peterbilt Earns 2009 J.D. Power and Associates Customer Satisfaction Award for Conventional Medium-Duty Trucks

DENTON, TEXAS - Peterbilt Motors Company achieved the highest ranking in customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Medium Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction Study in the conventional medium-duty truck segment.

Michelin Unveils Studded Winter Tire for Vans

GREENVILLE, SC - Groupe Michelin introduced the Michelin Agilis X-ICE North, a studded winter tire specifically designed for utility vans.

J. J. Keller Offers Driver's Vehicle Inspection Audit Service

NEENAH, WI - J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., announced a Driver's Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) auditing service in which they scan, audit, and archive vehicle inspection documents for clients that seek a cost-effective way to monitor regulatory compliance, and to improve safety and maintenance in their organization.

GM 6.0L V-8 Engine

JASPER Adds Late-Model GM to Remanufactured Gas Engine Line-up For Immediate Release

JASPER, IN - Jasper Engines & Transmissions, a leader in remanufactured drivetrain products, has added the 6.0LV-8 late-model GM engines to its remanufactured gas engine line-up.

Town Fair Tire Outfits All Retail Stores with Haweka Wheel Balancer Tooling

FORT WORTH, TEXAS - Town Fair Tire completed installation and training of the Haweka Universal System in all of its stores this October.

Jim Brown

Jim Brown named Omaha Standard-Palfinger Product Manager

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA - Jim Brown was named Product Manager over all Omaha Standard-Palfinger branded products. He will be responsible for leading the company's new product development efforts and managing the overall commercial success of current product offerings.

Oil Eater Brake Washer

No Electricity Needed With New Brake Washer

SKOKIE, IL - Clean brake parts without using electricity with the new air powered Oil Eater Professional Brake Washer, which includes a cover that also functions as a catch basin.

2010 Dodge Ram Laramie Crew Cab

Pricing for All-New 2010 Dodge Ram Heavy-Duty Announced

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Chrysler Group LLC announced pricing for the all-new 2010 Ram 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty trucks, scheduled to arrive in dealerships at the end of the 2009 calendar-year.

UPS Testing New Hydraulic Hybrid Trucks

ATLANTA - The trucks use a Freightliner custom chassis and hydraulic hybrid system from Parker Hannifin Corp., and are being financed by the Department of Energy's Clean Cities program.

Each patrol vehicle is expected to save an estimated $3,500 through the transition to the new paint scheme. (Photo credit: Sedgwick County)

Sedgwick County Sheriff’s New Look to Save Money

WICHITA, KS - After nearly 17 years, the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s office is changing the paint scheme of its fleet of “Shamu” patrol vehicles.

New Ambulances for Aiken County

AIKEN, SC - Aiken County Emergency Services will add three ambulances to its fleet in the coming weeks, bringing the total emergency response vehicles to 14.

National Guard Bureau Orders 800 Off-Road Vehicles

MINNEAPOLIS - The National Guard Bureau, the federal organization that oversees equipment purchases for the National Guard, will spend $2.4 million on the purchase of Polaris RANGER 800 CREW Side-by-Sides.

U.S. Economy Tops Trucking Industry Worries

WASHINGTON - The state of the U.S. economy is the top concern of trucking industry executives, according to a recent survey by the American Transportation Research Institute.

2010 F-150 SVT Raptor

Powered by SVT Raptor, Ford F-150 Named 2009 'Truck of Texas

DALLAS - The 2010 Ford F-150, powered by the all-new SVT Raptor, was named 2009 "Truck of Texas" by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA).

2010 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty/2010 Dodge Dakota Take Top TAWA Honors

SAN ANTONIO - Dodge Ram Heavy Duty and Dodge Dakota took top honors at the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) annual Truck Rodeo outside of San Antonio.

California Bans Lead Wheel Weights

SACRAMENTO - California officially has banned the sale of lead wheel weights. Will a federal bill follow California's lead?

Navistar Announces $1.5 Billion Debt Offerings

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar International Corporation announced plans to issue, subject to market conditions, $1 billion of senior notes due 2021 and $500 million of senior subordinated convertible notes due 2014.

New Vocational Fuel & Fluid Filling Practice Study Helps SCR Stakeholders Plan for EPA 2010 Emissions Technologies

GREENSBORO, NC - A national research study of vocational trucks (Classes 3-8) conducted by Quixote Group Research indicates that nearly 80 percent of the vocational market for diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) will be served by supplies at truck stops and retail service stations.





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