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Hino Trucks Showcases B-20 Approved Diesel-Electric Hybrid Trucks at HTUF

BALTIMORE - The 2012 Hino 195h diesel-electric hybrid cab-over truck showed off its capabilities running on a 20-percent biodiesel blend (B-20) and hybrid-electric power during the HTUF Ride-and-Drive event on Oct. 13.

Capstone Turbine to Work with Kenworth & Peterbilt on Hybrid Concept Truck Programs

CHATSWORTH, CA - Capstone Turbine Corporation (, a clean-technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced that it is working with domestic heavy-duty truck manufacturers Kenworth and Peterbilt to demonstrate Class 7 and Class 8 microturbine range extended series hybrid trucks.

International ProStar+

New Driver Features Showcased on International ProStar+, TranStar Models

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS - Navistar showcased several driver-centric features on two of its most popular models-the International ProStar+ and the International TranStar at tne 2011 American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition.

Eco-Driving Improves Fuel Economy 22% in Commercial Transportation Fleets

SAN DIEGO - The results of SmartDrive Systems Commercial Transportation Fuel Efficiency Study reveal that commercial fleets can save more than $12,500 per vehicle annually, by engaging in fuel-efficient, eco-driving best practices.

Mark Fields, Ford Motor Company's president of The Americas.

Ford to Bring F-650 and F-750 Production to U.S.

DEARBORN, MI - In its announcement that the UAW has ratified a new four-year labor agreement with Ford, the automaker announced it plans to insource production of its F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks currently built in Escobedo, Mexico, to its Avon Lake, Ohio plant.

Funding Available for California Hybrid & Electric Buses/Trucks

SACRAMENTO, CA - $11 million of funding is still available to California fleets, public or private, to purchase hybrid or electric buses and trucks through the California Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.

Reyco Granning Discards Traditional Corporate Structure

MOUNT VERNON, MO - Reyco Granning announced the realignment of their corporate structure to increase customer response time and satisfaction.

Linehaul Heavy Duty Joins Vipar Heavy Duty

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL - Linehaul Heavy Duty LLC has joined the VIPAR Heavy Duty network of distributors.

BAE HybriDrive series

BAE Systems HybriDrive Parallel System Achieves 30% Fuel Economy Savings

JOHNSON CITY, NY - Road tests conducted by BAE Systems reveal that commercial trucks powered by the company's green HybriDrive parallel hybrid electric propulsion system use 30-percent less fuel than trucks running on traditional diesel engines.

Continental Plans to Invest More Than $500 Million to Build New Plant in Sumter, S.C.

SUMTER, SC - Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (CTA) announced that it will build an all-new tire plant in Sumter, S.C. to meet growing demand from both the retail level and automotive manufacturers.


NTEA Executive Director Inducted Into MSAE Hall of Fame

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Jim Carney, CAE, executive director of NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry has been inducted into the Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE) Hall of Fame.

Ford Dealers to Offer Natural Gas Engine on F-Series Super Duty Pickups

VANCOUVER, BC - Westport Innovations Inc., announced that the new natural gas Westport WiNG Power System (WiNG) will be available in the popular Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickup trucks sold and serviced through authorized Ford dealers.

Medium- & Heavy-Duty Markets Remain Strong

COLUMBUS, IN - Forecasts for both heavy-duty and medium-duty vehicles remain basically unchanged from last month.

Commercial Tire Prices to Rise Again in November

UNIONTOWN, OH - Michelin North America and Falken Tire Corp. plan to raise tire prices in November. Goodyear, Bridgestone, and Yokohama raised tire prices in September.

GM Confirms New Chevrolet Colorado Pickup for U.S.

DETROIT – General Motors confirmed that a version of the all-new Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup will be built and sold in the United States. Product details, timing, pricing, and production location will be announced at a later date

President George W. Bush Named Keynote Speaker for The Work Truck Show 2012

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI — NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, welcomes President George W. Bush as the keynote speaker at The Work Truck Show 2012. President Bush will speak at the President’s Breakfast & NTEA Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 7. The Breakfast event runs from 7:30am–9:15am. The Work Truck Show 2012 will be held at the Indiana Convention Center, March 5-8, 2012.

Mitchell 1 Adds Repair Estimator Feature to DIY Online Program

POWAY, CA – Mitchell 1 announces it has enhanced its popular DIY online program (aka for automotive do-it-yourselfers and car enthusiasts by adding a repair estimator feature, which is accessible through a subscription to Mitchell 1 DIY.

Automotive Equipment Manufacturer BendPak-Ranger Promises to Hold Prices Through Mid-2012

SANTA PAULA, CA - At a time when industry wide inflation is hovering around 10%, popular car lift and garage equipment manufacturer BendPak-Ranger announced today to its global dealers and consumers that they will not raise their prices through mid-2012. The company credits manufacturing efficiencies with easing the rise in raw materials and manufacturing costs.

Gallaudet University Chooses Freightliner Custom Chassis S2C Commercial Bus Chassis

GAFFNEY, SC - Gallaudet University will expand its student transportation fleet with new commercial buses built on the S2C chassis from Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC).

Expanded Integration With Parts Catalogs Drives Increased Customer Satisfaction

ELK GROVE, CA - ALLDATA LLC, the leading provider of manufacturers' vehicle repair information and solutions for the professional automotive service and collision repair industries, has increased customer satisfaction through recently launched updates to their shop management system, ALLDATA Manage.

Webinar: Getting More from Your Fleet Loss Recovery Program

A step-by-step review of the loss recovery process reveals how and why fleets are missing out, and what you can do to improve your loss recovery score sheet.

Ford Offers 36-Gallon Fuel Tank on F-150 EcoBoost 4x4

DALLAS - With its new standard 36-gallon fuel tank, the powerful and fuel-efficient 2012 Ford F-150 EcoBoost pickup can drive nearly the entire length of California - from Oregon to Mexico - on one tank of gas.

GM Will Sell Commercial CNG Bi-Fuel Pickup in 2012

DETROIT - General Motors will sell a compressed natural gas bi-fuel version of its Sierra and Silverado commercial pickup trucks early in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Yara North America opens new NOLA Gateway Terminal

TAMPA, FL - Yara North America Inc., a subsidiary of the world’s leading crop nutrition company, today celebrated the opening of its new NOLA Gateway Terminal in Convent, St. James Parish, La., located approximately 60 miles up the Mississippi River from New Orleans.

Saddle Creek Contracts with Clean Energy on CNG Truck Fueling Station

SEAL BEACH, CA - Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has signed a 10-year contract with third-party logistics provider Saddle Creek Transportation, Inc., to build, operate, and maintain a new compressed natural gas (CNG) truck fueling station at the company's headquarters.


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