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TRALA-Opposed Increase In New Mexico Vehicle Excise Tax Fails

ALEXANDRIA, VA - TRALA and the New Mexico Trucking Association have successfully defeated legislation in New Mexico that would have resulted in a 33-percent increase in the State's vehicle excise tax.

GE Capital Fleet Services Launches New Truck Compliance Service

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - GE Capital Fleet Services announced the launch of TruckVantage Compliance, a new regulatory compliance service for truck customers.

AT&T Adds Electric Cargo Truck to St. Louis Fleet

DALLAS - AT&T has an all-electric Smith Newton cargo truck purchased last year operating in its commercial fleet in St. Louis, the company said. AT&T also is buying two of the first all-electric versions of the Ford Transit Connect van.

Kenworth Debuts New T440

ST. LOUIS - Kenworth is now accepting orders for its new Kenworth T440 model with production scheduled to begin during the second quarter.

Navistar Receives EPA Emissions Certification for 2010 MaxxForce DT

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar, Inc. received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its 2010 MaxxForce DT Advanced EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) mid-range diesel engines.

CALSTART Praises Deal to Exempt Clean Tech Manufacturing Equipment from State Sales Tax

PASADENA, CA - CALSTART, the nation's leading clean transportation consortium, praised a deal between the California Governor and the state's legislative leaders to exempt manufacturing equipment to produce clean energy and technology products, vehicles, and fuels from the state sales tax.

ARI Offers Support to Fleets for CSA 2010 Compliance

MT. LAUREL, NJ - Automotive Resources International (ARI), announced consulting support, driver training and web-based resources for CSA 2010 compliance.

Kenworth to Add Bendix ESP Stability System Option for Medium Duty Models

ST. LOUIS - Kenworth Truck Company will add Bendix Electronic Stability Program (ESP), a full stability program, as an option on select Kenworth medium-duty tractor and full truck applications with air brake systems.

Cummins Filtration Introduces NAP-Free Oat Coolant

NASHVILLE, TN - Cummins Filtration released its environmentally-friendly Fleetguard ES Compleat Organic Acid Technology (OAT) Coolant in a nitrite, amine and phosphate free (NAP-free) formulation.

SelecTrucks Re-Introduces 'Down-Payment Match' Promotion

PORTLAND, OR - SelecTrucks re-launched the Down Payment Match promotion to help customers move into a new, used vehicle.

Auto Safety House President Elected to NTEA Board of Trustees

PHOENIX - Auto Safety House LLC (ASH) announced that Jim LoPresti, ASH's president and CEO, was elected to the Board of Trustees for the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) as a distributor member representative.

Work Truck Show 2010 attendees selected the T100 Hybrid mobile air compressor from Airworks Compressors Corp. as the winner of The Work Truck Show 2010 Innovation Award. Shown in front of the T100 Hybrid are (l-r) Darryl Weflen, president, Sheila Stang, marketing, and John Engevik, national account manager.

Airworks Compressors Corp. Wins Innovation Award at The Work Truck Show 2010

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Airworks Compressors Corp., based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, took home the Innovation Award from The Work Truck Show 2010.

New Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) Retread Tire Buyers Guide Now Available

PACIFIC GROVE, CA - The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) has a new and completely updated version of the TRIB Retread Tire Buyers Guide available.

Tommy Gate Launches New Lift-N-Dump G2 Series

WOODBINE, IOWA - Tommy Gate Company, introduces the Lift-N-Dump G2 Series, the latest addition to Tommy Gate's G2 Dual Drive Series. The Lift-N-Dump G2 Series is a heavy-duty dual cylinder design liftgate with dump-through capabilities for dump bodies and platform dump bodies.

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CRL's 'All-Glass Look' Sprinter Van T-Vent Windows

LOS ANGELES - The all-new Sprinter Van now has "All Glass Look" Sprinter Van T-Vent Windows from C.R. Laurence Co., Inc. to complement their contemporary design.


WEATHER GUARD Boosts Value of Flagship Saddle Boxes

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL -­ WEATHER GUARD enhanced three more of its flagship saddle boxes with new attachment points for increased security and new, improved organization capacity.

Continental Tires Standard on Ram Chassis Cab

FORT MILL, SC - Continental Tire the Americas, LLC will supply the original equipment truck tires for Ram medium-duty Chassis Cab trucks starting in 2010 with the all-new 2011 model year trucks.

Workhorse Delivers UPS Its First New Fuel Efficient W62 Gas Chassis

ST. LOUIS - Workhorse Custom Chassis, an affiliate of Navistar International Corporation, is making it easy for customers such as UPS to spec the right truck for the job and achieve significant fuel savings with its upgraded W62 chassis for walk-in trucks.

The California Air Resources Board Approves EVI Zero Emission Vehicles

STOCKTON, CA - The California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved Electric Vehicles International's (EVI) fully electric return-to-base medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Minimizer Announces New Heavy Truck Young Executives Network

BLOOMING PRAIRIE, MN - Craig Kruckeberg, the Chief Visionary Officer of Minimizer, announced the formation of the Heavy Truck Young Executives Network.

Predestination Transportation Chooses XATA for Fleet Management

MINNEAPOLIS - XATA Corporation, a fleet optimization software and services company, announced that Predestination Transportation LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wood Fruitticher Food Service recently chose XATA for its fleet management solution.


Kenworth Introduces 16,000-Pound Rated Front Axle for T370 Model

ST. LOUIS - Kenworth Truck Company expanded the versatility of its T370 medium duty product with the introduction of a 16,000-lb. rated front axle.

Navistar's 2010 MaxxForce 7 Offers Uncompromised Commercial Truck Diesel Engine Design

ST. LOUIS - The 2010 MaxxForce 7 V-8 turbodiesel charged into the spotlight this week as Navistar unveiled the new engine at the National Truck Equipment Association's (NTEA) Work Truck Show in St. Louis.

GE Capital to Finance Navistar's U.S. Retail Truck & Bus Sales

NORWALK, CT - GE Capital, Navistar International Corporation, and Navistar Financial Corporation (NFC), jointly announced an expanded financing relationship under which GE Capital will become Navistar's preferred provider of retail financing solutions to support sales of Navistar trucks and school buses in the U.S.

Former Maintenance Leader of Penske Truck Leasing Firm Starts Consulting Firm

READING, PA - Kenneth McKibben, former head of Maintenance for Penske Truck Leasing for over 40 years, announced the formation of a new transportation consultant company, Single Source Transportation Solutions.


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