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Smith Delivers Electric Trucks to Commercial Fleets

WASHINGTON - Representatives from Coca-Cola Enterprises, Staples, Frito-Lay, and AT&T were each presented keys to an all-new Smith Newton, the world's largest commercially available battery-electric-powered truck.

Study: Texting Raises Crash Risk 23.2 Times

BLACKSBURG, VA - Truck and heavy-vehicle drivers who text-message while driving are 23.2 times more likely to be involved in a crash or near-crash as non-distracted motorists, according to new research conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.

NHTSA Issues New Braking Rules for Large Trucks

WASHINGTON - The new standard requires that a tractor-trailer traveling at 60 miles per hour comes to a complete stop in 250 feet instead of the previous 355 feet listed in the old standard.

Awards to Recognize ‘Green’ Fleet Leaders

TORRANCE, CA - AF will honor fleet managers who have demonstrated leadership in going green at the 2009 Green Fleet Conference in Chicago. Nominate yourself or a colleague for this award!

Medium-Duty Forecast Continues to Slide

COLUMBUS, IN - The forecast for heavy-duty trucks and trailers remained steady, but the medium-duty forecast continues to slide. ACT Research Co. forecasts Class 5-7 medium-duty production will be off 44 percent in 2009 before regaining half the decline in 2010.

Navistar Engine Group Forms Three Regional Business Units

MELROSE PARK, IL - Navistar Engine Group has created three regional business units to better focus on its expanding customer base around the world. The three units - North America, South America and Global - will be led by a team of Navistar veterans:

NTEA Member Verification Program Recognizes Safety & Quality

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Through its Member Verification Program (MVP), the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) has recognized 8 member companies and re-qualified 16 companies for their commitment to safety and quality standards.

FleetPride Acquires Fleet Supply of Tallahassee, Inc.

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS - FleetPride, Inc., an independent aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, announced it completed the acquisition of Fleet Supply of Tallahassee, Inc.

Penske Truck Leasing Opens Facility Along Route 66

READING, PA - Penske Truck Leasing announced the opening of a 6,600-square-foot Albuquerque, N.M. facility.

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Yokohama Tire Corporation's Director Appointed to Tire Society Advisory Board

FULLERTON, CA - Dan Guiney, Yokohama Tire Corporation's director of technical services, has been appointed a member of the Tire Society's advisory board.

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New REZNOR Used-Oil-Fired Heaters

MEMPHIS, TN - Thomas & Betts - HVAC Division (REZNOR) announces the addition of Models RA-150 and RAD-150 Waste Oil Heaters to its line of products specifically designed for onsite recycling of used oils.

Keytroller Introduces Genie Card

TAMPA, FL - Keytroller, LLC introduces the Genie Card wireless automatic RFIC card ignition enabler. This proactive device prevents equipment theft from "hot wiring."

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A.R.E. Truck Caps & Tonneau Covers Available for 2009 Dodge Ram

MASSILLON, OHIO - Fiberglass truck cap and tonneau cover manufacturer A.R.E. announces product availability for the 2009 Dodge Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 models.

It took Temple and the crew of the JASPER Time eight hours to haul the 121-inch monster aboard.

JASPER Associate Hooks Record Marlin

DESTIN, FL - Jasper Engines and Transmissions Associate Chip Temple landed a record-setting catch at the recent Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic held in Destin, Fla.

Trucking Conditions Index Drops Slightly

NASHVILLE, IN - The FTR Trucking Conditions Index eased down two points in May to a reading of -22, reflecting the effects of continued over-capacity in the trucking industry.

New Study Benchmarks Truck Industry Preference for EPA 2010 Emissions Technologies

GREENSBORO, NC - A national research study indicates that purchase consideration for SCR (selective catalytic reduction) remains significantly higher than increased EGR.

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New Kenworth T470 Brochure Offers Key Specifications for Vocational, Municipal Applications

KIRKLAND, WA - The new Kenworth T470 brochure featuring Kenworth's newest truck model is available from Kenworth dealers in the United States and Canada.

Navistar on Track with 2010 Engines as Final Testing Nears Completion

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar announced it is on track with its 2010 engine testing and will be prepared for a successful engine launch in the months ahead.

Back Row (l-r) Steven Batiste, Frito-Lay; Ted Tamul, C.H. Robinson; and John Wiehoff, C.H. Robinson. Front Row (l-r):  Troy Witanen, C.H. Robinson; Molly Williams, C.H. Robinson; Bill Cowher, Broadca ster and former Pittsburgh Steelers Coach; Rodney Noble, Frito-Lay; Mark Whittaker, PepsiCo.

Frito-Lay Awards C.H. Robinson Worldwide 'Inbound Supplier of the Year'

MINNEAPOLIS - Frito-Lay named C.H. Robinson its "Inbound Supplier of the Year" for continually exceeding their service and execution expectations.

Kenworth Receives 2009 Exemplary Innovation Award for LNG Technician Training Program in California

KIRKLAND, WA - Kenworth Truck Company recently received a 2009 Exemplary Innovation Award from the California Economic & Workforce Development program in association with the California Community Colleges.

Auto Truck Inc. Announces Two Personnel Changes

BARTLETT, IL - Auto Truck Inc. has hired Matt McGowan as Local Market Sales manager for their Bartlett, IL facility. Matt will oversee Auto Truck's inside and outside sales staff in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

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Compact Diesel Generator Can Be Remote-Mounted

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Next Generation Power now offers a diesel 5.5 kW Generator with a remote radiator and fan for mounting in an enclosed compartment.

Continental Introduces Wide-Base Trailer Tire

FORT MILL, SC - Continental Tire North America, Inc. is now offering cost-conscious trucking companies its first solution for both weight and fuel savings, with the introduction on July 1 of the HTL1, a wide-base trailer tire.

Super-Scoop for Banks Ram-Air Intake for '02-'09 Chevy Duramax

ASUZA, CA - Banks Ram-Air Intake is proven to increase air density-and with the optional Super-Scoop, the Ram-Air Intake maximizes airflow, air density, fuel economy and power!

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Diamondback Truck Covers Releases New Fleet Products for UTVs and New Web Site

PHILIPSBURG, PA - DiamondBack Truck Covers, known for their tough and functional fleet tonneau covers and accessories for pickup trucks announced the release of a new line of fleet products for UTVs and Side by Sides.

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