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Ford Providing 2011 F-150 Test Drives Across the County

DEARBORN, MI - The first drive event will be held in Dallas at Texas Motor Speedway on Sept. 24-25. Other cities include Houston, Atlanta, Orlando, Los Angeles, and Aberdeen, Maryland.

Frito-Lay Starts 'Charge' on Largest Fleet of All-Electric Trucks in North America

PLANO, TEXAS - PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America division is setting the wheels in motion for what will ultimately be the largest fleet of commercial all-electric trucks in North America.

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2011 Toyota Tundra Gets More Powerful Base Engine

TORRANCE, CA - Toyota has streamlined the Tundra full-size pickup truck line for 2011, focusing on the 28 most in-demand configurations. In addition, the Tundra's base 4.0L V-6 engine gains Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) for 2011, increasing power and performance.

Truck-Involved Traffic Fatalities Reach Historic Low; Decline by 20 Percent in 2009

ARLINGTON, VA - The number of truck-involved traffic fatalities declined 20 percent in 2009, dropping from 4,245 in 2008 to 3,380 in 2009. The reduction is the lowest level in recorded Department of Transportation history and also shows a 33-percent decrease in fatalities since the improved hours-of-service regulations first became effective in January 2004.

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Nissan Announces U.S. Pricing for 2011 Pathfinder, Xterra & Frontier

FRANKLIN, TN - Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) announced U.S. pricing for the 2011 Nissan Pathfinder SUV, Xterra SUV, and Frontier mid-size pickup. All three vehicles are on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide.

Diesel Direct & Freightliner Trucks Develop First-Ever Diesel Electric Hybrid Fuel Truck

PORTLAND, OR - Diesel Direct and Freightliner Trucks together have developed the first-ever diesel electric hybrid fuel truck. The innovative Freightliner Business Class M2 106 Hybrid will be used to deliver fuel to fleets primarily in Massachusetts.

Penske Truck Leasing Places 64th on 2010 InformationWeek 500 List

READING, PA - Penske Truck Leasing has been recognized for its information technology excellence, earning entry on the 2010 InformationWeek 500 list, placing 64th overall.

National Roadside Service (NRS) and Mitchell 1 Team Up to Promote NRS Fleet Program

DENVER - National Roadside Service (NRS) teamed up with its corporate partner, Mitchell 1, in an effort to educate commercial fleet vehicle owners about the importance of protecting their investment with the NRS Fleet Program

JAC, Navistar Sign Two Integrated Joint Venture Agreements to Produce & Market Commercial Trucks and Diesel Engines

BEIJING - An affiliate of Navistar International Corporation and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. Ltd. (JAC) signed a joint venture agreement to develop, build, and market advanced diesel commercial engines in China.

Firestone Industrial Products Offers No-Drill Ride-Rite Kits for 2011 Ford Super Duty

INDIANAPOLIS - Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC announces new no-drill Ride-Rite air helper spring kits are available for the 2011 Ford Super Duty F-250/F-350, fitting gas (part #2520) or diesel (part #2535) 2WD and 4WD models with the factory in-bed hitch.

Viamente Route Planner 2.1 Allows Online Route Planning

MILAN - Viamente rolled out the Viamente Route Planner 2.1, its latest version of the Web-based Routing and Scheduling Optimization Software that makes route planning simple and cost-effective, according to the company.

Bee Line Introduces New Mobile Alignment System Package

BETTENDORF, IOWA - Bee Line Company, a heavy-duty tractor and trailer wheel alignment and frame correction systems company, announced the addition of a new mobile alignment system package to its heavy-duty alignment product line.

2011 Isuzu NPR ECO-MAX Trucks participating in the ECO-Advantage Tour.

Isuzu to Promote Environmentally Friendly New Trucks with Nationwide Tour

ANAHEIM, CA - The first and only low-cab-forward medium-duty trucks on the U.S. market to meet stringent new 2010 emissions regulations are about to receive nationwide recognition.

Nissan Commercial Vehicles Announces Official Partnership with Adrian Steel to Upfit 2012 Nissan NV

FRANKLIN, TN - Nissan Commercial Vehicles announced a strategic partnership with Adrian Steel, a leading manufacturer of commercial vehicle equipment, to become an official upfitter for the all-new 2012 Nissan NV commercial van.

South Carolina Vehicle Conversion Centers Roll Out First Round of Propane Autogas Vehicles

HARRISONBURG, VA - Two South Carolina vehicle conversion centers, Greenville County and Light'N'Up, deployed 15 propane Autogas vehicles last month as part of a large-scale, Recovery Act-funded alternative-fuel vehicle project in the Southeast United States.

Althen Named President of Penske Logistics as Hartnett Announces Retirement

READING, PA - Penske Logistics President Vincent Hartnett has announced his intention to retire in January 2011 after more than 38 years of service to the Penske organization.

Truck Dealers Lay Out State of Industry, Urge Sales Incentives in White House Meeting

WASHINGTON - The American Truck Dealers (ATD) led a coalition of trucking industry executives to meet with senior members of the Obama administration and to discuss the state of the industry, the impact of higher costs resulting from new emission mandates, and options to boost medium- and heavy-duty truck sales.

Navistar to Move to Lisle; Technology Center Moves to Another Illinois Location

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar, Inc., Chairman, President, and CEO Dan Ustian announced that the company will be moving to Lisle, Ill., at the former Alcatel-Lucent East campus on Warrenville Road.

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Yokohama Tire Corporation Launches SmartSolution

FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama Tire Corporation announced the launch of SmartSolution, a new and innovative communication campaign aimed at commercial tire dealers, fleet owners, and truck operators.

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Pace Edwards Offers Retractable Utility Bed Cover

CENTRALIA, WA - The Retractable Utility Bed Cover from Pace Edwards designed specifically for utility truck beds, is the only manufacturer to offer a retractable cover with an electric or manual feature.

Ford to Offer 50th Anniversary E-Series Van

DEARBORN, MI - To commemorate 50 years since the E-Series' debut in 1961, Ford announced it will offer a special 50th anniversary edition, available as an XLT model, the van's premium package.

Schwenk began his career with Jasper on April 1, 1946. A World War II veteran, he was hired by Jasper founders, Hilda and Alvin Ruxer, as a bookkeeper.

In Memoriam:<br>Gervase Schwenk, 1923-2010

JASPER, IN - Gervase Schwenk, a 64-year associate of Jasper Engines & Transmissions, passed away Sept. 8. He was 86.

Voting Open for 2011 Fleet Car & Truck of the Year Awards

TORRANCE, CA - Fleet managers may vote for one vehicle in both car and truck categories and are encouraged to select the car and/or truck that best fits their company fleet needs.

Titan Prepares to Raise OTR Tire Prices

QUINCY, IL - Titan Tire Corp. will raise aftermarket prices on Titan branded OTR tires effective Oct. 1, 2010.

UPS Begins 90-Day Trial of Fully Electric Walk-In Van

STOCKTON, CA - Electric Vehicles International (EVI) announced that UPS has begun a 90-day demonstration trial of their walk-in van (EVI-WI).

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