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FMCSA Launches Pre-Employment Screening Web Site

WASHINGTON - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has launched a Web site where trucking companies can register for access to a safety database they will be able to use for screening applicants for driving jobs.

New Sample Bill to Aid States in Banning Texting While Driving

WASHINGTON - U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood unveiled sample legislation Feb. 22 to be used as a starting point for states crafting new laws to prohibit texting while behind-the-wheel, the latest step in the campaign against distracted driving.

Mohawk Swing Arm Lift

Mohawk Swing Arm Lifting Pads

AMSTERDAM, NY - Mohawk two post side by side lifts are available in capacities of 7,000 to 30,000 lbs. As a new feature, Mohawk now offers Swing Arm Lifting Pads that attach to the swing arm and not just the slider.

Eagle One Makes Waxing Faster & Easier with Unique Gel Wax

LEXINGTON, KY - Eagle One has made waxing faster and easier than ever before with the introduction of unique Gel Wax.

Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing, Inc. Produces 5-Millionth Tire

WHITE, GA - Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. (TNA), manufacturer of Toyo Tires and Nitto brand tires, recently produced its 5-millionth tire.

Construction & Utility Fleet Trucks Go Green

SEDONA, AZ - Green Fleet LLC introduces IdleOff, a renewable energy idle reduction device that reduces a fleet's carbon footprint, the need for fossil fuel, and saves significant money for any size fleet.

Baytech Receives 2010 Certifications for CNG Vans & Pickups

LOS ALTOS, CA - Baytech Corporation obtained model-year 2010 Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board emissions certifications for Baytech's dedicated compressed natural gas fueled General Motors full-size vans and pickups.

Western Star Offers Cummins ISX15 for North American Customers

FORD MILL, SC - Western Star Trucks Sales, Inc., announced the availability of the Cummins ISX15 EPA 2010 engine for the North American market.

Hybrid Truck Brings Savings to California Food Bank

SANTA CLARA & SAN MATEO, CA - When Second Harvest Food Bank delivers fresh fruits and vegetables with its new Kenworth diesel-electric hybrid tractor, expected fuel savings could enable the food bank to provide an additional 14,000 meals annually.

Valvoline & Cummins Filtration Form DEF Marketing Alliance

NASHVILLE, TN - Cummins Filtration and Ashland Consumer Markets (Valvoline) announced a new alliance to package, market, and distribute Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) in North America.

Navistar's 'Drive for Jobs' Program Delivers for ATA

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar International Corporation recently presented a $10,000 check to the American Trucking Associations (ATA) in support of the ATA's driver recruitment initiative which promotes careers in the trucking industry as an option for returning military personnel.

NBB Urges Congress to Promptly Extend Biodiesel Tax Incentive

WASHINGTON - Manning Feraci, the National Biodiesel Board's (NBB) vice president for Federal Affairs, issued a statement in the wake of the Senate's procedural vote on Jobs legislation.

Reser’s Fine Foods Adds 35 Redesigned Trucks to Fleet

BEAVERTON, OR - Reser's Fine Foods announced the addition to its delivery fleet of 35 new viper red Kenworth medium-duty trucks complete with new graphic wraps on the van bodies.

The new Altec Industry aerial bucket trucks operate on propane and are expected to save $60,000 in annual fuel costs.

City of Inglewood Gets New Propane Trucks

INGLEWOOD, CA - The City of Inglewood, Calif., recently took delivery of four propane-powered aerial bucket trucks, expected to reduce fuels costs and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

In Memoriam: John Ruan, 1914-2010

DES MOINES, IA - John Ruan, founder of Ruan Transportation Management Systems, passed away Feb. 13. He was 96.

Used Truck Volumes Up; Prices Still Lowest Ever

WASHINGTON - While the used-truck market is seeing some strong improvement in demand and volumes, prices are at their lowest levels ever.

2010 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall on 8,000 2010 Tacoma 4WD Trucks

TORRANCE, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc, announced it will conduct a voluntary safety recall to inspect the front drive shaft on a small production run of certain 2010 model-year Tacoma 4WD trucks.

Navistar Parts' 'Buy More, $ave More' Promotion Offers Parts Rebates to Purchasers of Used Vehicles

WARRENVILLE, IL - Buying a used truck or bus at an International dealer, IC Bus dealer, or International Used Truck Center opens the door to significant parts rebates and special offers through a new promotion from Navistar Parts.

NBB Disappointed by Delay in Extending Biodiesel Tax Incentive

WASHINGTON - The decision to delay Senate consideration of an extension of the biodiesel tax incentive is certain to have a negative impact on the domestic biodiesel industry.

Calling All California Truck Fleets - Free Money to Purchase Hybrids Now Available

SACRAMENTO - Have trucks in California? You'd better get to your dealer fast, because the California Hybrid Voucher Incentive Program is open for business. On February 4th, the landmark program officially opened.

Goodyear Rolls Out New Medium Truck Tires

AKRON, OHIO - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. introduced several medium truck tires for a wide variety of applications at its recent dealer conference in Orlando, Fla., including a line of SmartWay-approved Dunlop long-haul tires.

4 More Yokohama Commercial Tires Earn EPA SmartWay Verification

FULLERTON, CA - Four more Yokohama Tire Corporation commercial truck tires have been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SmartWay list of verified technologies for tires.

California Distributors Ready to Deliver Air1 Diesel Exhaust Fluid

STOCKTON, CA - Nine California companies are ready to supply every county in California with Air1, a world-leading diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). The companies are ready to provide the education, equipment programs, and DEF supply options.

Wiring Harness Adaptor

Alliant Adds Wiring Harness Adaptor to GM Parts Lineup

MADISON, WI - Alliant Power has announced the addition of a new product for their expanding GM line of parts.

Pinnergy to Implement XATANET for Enhanced Fleet Performance

MINNEAPOLIS - XATA Corp., a leader in fleet optimization software and services, announced that Pinnergy, Ltd., a provider of drilling, fluid, and oil and gas waste disposal services to the energy industry, is installing XATANET on 78 of its trucks in the Barnett Shale area of Texas.

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