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Wisconsin Utilities Purchase Plug-In Hybrid Utility Trucks

Marshfield and Plymouth Utilities, headquartered in Wisconsin, are the first utilities in the state to own and add a plug-in hybrid utility truck to their fleets.

U.S. Military Orders More Electric Trucks

SANTA ROSA, CA - Based on an initial trial order placed in June, the new order includes eleven Zaptruck XLs as well as five 220-volt fast charging stations.

Marsh Expands Relationship with GreenRoad

NEW YORK - Marsh and GreenRoad announced they are teaming together so all Marsh U.S. brokerage clients will have the opportunity to obtain services from GreenRoad at favorable rates. Marsh first started offering GreenRoad's services to its captive clients in November 2008.

Kenworth Adds Special Web Site Section For New Kenworth T470 Model Targets Vocational and Municipal Applications

KIRKLAND, WA - Kenworth Truck Company has created a special Web site section for the new Kenworth T470 model, which entered production recently.

Meijer Places First U.S. EPA 2010 Fleet Order with Daimler Trucks North America

PORTLAND, OR - Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that Meijer, an EPA SmartWay award-winning retailer, had placed the nation's first fleet order for U.S. EPA 2010 trucks with the company.

Ford Announces Approval of B-20 in Super Duty Trucks

DETROIT - As more public and commercial fleet managers take steps to green their operations, Ford Motor Co. has responded by making its 2011 line of F-Series Super Duty diesel pickup trucks compatible with biodiesel blends up to B-20.

William Shatner to Present Keynote Address at The Work Truck Show 2010 and Annual NTEA Convention

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - William Shatner will draw upon his nearly 60 years in show business to inspire and entertain attendees of The Work Truck Show 2010 and 46th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention.

Hino Trucks Continues SCR Advancement and Announces Emissions Technology Pricing

NOVI, MI - As previously announced, Hino Trucks has elected to utilize Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) to meet the stringent 2010 emissions regulations.

New Look for Kinedyne Flatbed Straps: Black Edging and Gold Color Webbing

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Anyone traveling America's highways has seen them - flatbed trailers rolling along, cargo held securely in place by Kinedyne's bright yellow tie-down straps. But now, that widely recognized strap is changing.

MasterLock Backup Camera

Avoid Blind Spots with Master Lock's New Plug'n Go Back-Up Camera

MILWAUKEE, WI - Master Lock, a manufacturer of padlocks and related security products, has introduced an easy-to-install and affordable way to help combat the "blind spot" problem with the introduction of its Plug'n Go Back-Up Camera.

Toyo Tires Adds New Sizes of Light Truck Tires

CYPRESS, CA - Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. announces a new size in its light-truck tires.

PECO Expands Green Fleet

PHILADELPHIA - PECO has expanded its utility fleet of vehicles with more compressed natural gas and hybrid vehicles.

Avista Service Trucks to Use Biodiesel

SPOKANE, WA - Avista began testing the use of the B-20 blend of biodiesel in two flatbeds, a line truck, and a bucket truck in August.

Spartanburg County Sheriff Ends Outsourced Maintenance

SPARTANBURG, SC - After using an outside vendor five years, the vehicles have been returned to the county's fleet maintenance department for service and repairs.

Chemung County Trucks to Run on Propane

ELMIRA, NY - Chemung County is using Federal stimulus money to help convert some county vans and trucks to run on liquid propane.

Ford to Build Engine for 2011-MY Super Duty

DEARBORN, MI - Ford will debut its Ford-engineered-tested-and-manufactured 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbocharged diesel engine technology in the 2011 F-Series Super Duty truck.

DMV Fees Up 25% in New York

ALBANY, NY - Because commercial vehicles vary by weight, the increase in registration fees will range from $3 to $52.

Gilbarco Ships First Encore S DEF Dispensers

GREENSBORO, NC - Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) dispensers will be required for many heavy transport trucks equipped with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology to reduce emissions beginning in January 2010.

Bobcat to Consolidate Operations in North Dakota

WEST FARGO, ND - Bobcat Company announced it is transferring all North American machinery production to its original manufacturing facility in Gwinner, N.D. This will result in discontinuing production at Bobcat's Bismarck, N.D., plant by the end of 2009.

$20.4 Million Grants Available to ‘Green’ CA Fleets

SACRAMENTO - The California Air Resources Board is helping to accelerate the deployment of approximately 800 new hybrid medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by providing vouchers for the purchase of new hybrid trucks and buses.

TMC & Hino to Test Breathalyzer Ignition-interlock System

TOKYO - Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Hino Motors, Ltd. announced as part of their efforts to eradicate drunk driving, they will jointly test a breath-alcohol ignition-interlock system under development by TMC.

Daimler Trucks N.A. Adds $9,000 Surcharge for 2010 Cummins ISX15 Engine & SCR Emissions Technology

PORTLAND, OR - Daimler Trucks North America will offer customers their choice in EPA 2010-compliant engines and emissions technologies from both Detroit Diesel and Cummins. A $9,000 surcharge will be added to vehicles with Cummins ISX15 engine and emissions technology.

Daimler Trucks N.A. to Participate in U.S. DOE Clean Cities Programs Valued at Nearly $100 Million

PORTLAND, OR - The United States Department of Energy (DOE) announced its selection of 25 cost-share projects under the Clean Cities program that will be funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Hino Trucks Continues SCR Advancement and Announces Emissions Technology Pricing

NOVI, MI - Hino Trucks has elected to utilize Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) to meet the stringent 2010 emissions regulations.

Kenworth T470

Kenworth T470 Adds Second Horsepower Rating

KIRKLAND, WA - Kenworth Truck Company has added a second horsepower rating for the new Kenworth T470 model.





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