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Detroit Diesel Unveils New Two-Year Extended Warranty on Powerpacks Replacement Fuel Injectors

PORTLAND, OR - Detroit Diesel PowerPacks, a set of six reliabilt fuel injectors for Series 60 and MBE 4000 engines, now are available with an extended two-year, 150,000-mile warranty when installed by the experts at authorized Detroit Diesel service outlets.

GE Security and Liberty Mutual Agency Markets Team Up

BRADENTON, FL and BOSTON - GE Security, Inc., a business of GE Enterprise Solutions, and Liberty Mutual Agency Markets, a strategic business unit of Liberty Mutual Group, announced national availability of Onboard Advisor.

Jack Roush Commends Clean Cities Grants for Propane Inclusion

LIVONIA, MI - Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the selection of 25 cost-share projects under the Clean Cities program that will be funded with nearly $300 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Freightliner Receives High Customer Satisfaction Rating

PORTLAND, OR - Freightliner Trucks announced it has received the "Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Vocational Segment Class 8 Trucks" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Heavy Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction Study.

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TomTom WORK Introduces LIVE Connected Services for Commercial Fleets in the U.S.

CONCORD, MA -TomTom WORK announced the availability in the U.S. market of TomTom WORK Active, a connected navigation solution for businesses offering LIVE services, as well as enhanced fleet monitoring and reporting capabilities.

New Truck, CAP & Steel Racks by Hauler Racks

MINNEAPOLIS - From the original manufacture of aluminum racks, Hauler Racks is introducing two new product lines. These unique universal racks are designed to allow dealers to stock fewer part numbers.

Continental Introduces HTR2

FORT MILL, SC - Continental Tire North America, Inc., has released its new HTR2, an all-position wide base tire for construction vehicles operating mainly on regional roads.

Mohawk's USL-6000 portable 6' tall scissor lift.

Mohawk Introduces New Scissor Lift

AMSTERDAM, NY - Mohawk's USL-6000 is a portable 6' tall scissor lift. This patented lift offers full under-vehicle access for all under-car work, as well as tire & brake service at mid-height.

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Andax Industries LLC Launches New Distributor Web Site for Hardigg Storm Cases

SAINT MARYS, KS - Storm Cases are airtight, watertight, and dent and shatter resistant and are available in a full line of sizes for any type of equipment

Fresenius Medical Care Deploys Mobile Generator Truck

CHICAGO - The mobile truck will be deployed to dialysis clinics in the Chicago area and keep them running during a power outage.

Andax Industries Launches New Distributor Web site for Hardigg Storm Cases

Storm Cases come in a full line of sizes for any equipment - from digital cameras and lenses, medical equipment, electronics and computers to guns, tactical, and military equipment.

Furniture Brands Int’l Outsources N.C. Trucking Operations

ST. LOUIS - Furniture Brands International is consolidating with Montana-based Watkins Shepard Trucking in an attempt to be more economical and efficient with its shipping operations.

OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety Course Now Mandatory in Seven States

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - Seven states now have laws on the books that require construction workers to complete the OSHA 10-hour construction safety training course before they can work on certain construction projects.

Michelin Supports Tire Fuel Efficiency Ratings

GREENVILLE, SC - Michelin North America Inc. has filed comments with the NHTSA in support of the agency's proposed tire fuel efficiency consumer information program, which is in the rulemaking phase.

NYC Fleet Gets Greener with Hybrid Trucks

NEW YORK CITY - New York City put its first medium-duty diesel-electric hybrid truck, the Kenworth T370 hybrid, into service this past spring.

Penske Truck Leasing to Sell Used Trucks on eBay Motors

READING, PA - Penske Truck Leasing announced the availability of direct-to-consumer used commercial truck sales through eBay Motors.

Detroit Diesel BlueTec SCR Tests 25 Million Miles

DALLAS - During panel discussions held at the Great American Truck Show in Dallas, Detroit Diesel Corp. announced its BlueTec emissions technology completed 25 million miles of testing ahead of schedule.

P&R Paper Reduces Carbon Footprint with T370 Hybrid

REDLANDS, CA - P&R Paper Supply has introduced "Earth Line" products and a new hybrid truck.

N.A. Commercial Vehicle Market Hints Improvement

COLUMBUS, IN - Class 5-7 commercial vehicle net orders for July 2009 were off 51 percent from 2008, influenced by the cancellation of orders due to General Motors exit from the segment.

DTNA Wins Telematics Service and Application Award

PORTLAND, OR - Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) was awarded the Best Telematics Service & Application for Commercial Vehicles award by Telematics Update for its new RunSmart Predictive Cruise system.

Navistar Engine Group Receives GM Award

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar Engine Group has been awarded the 2008 General Motors Supplier Merit Award for Outstanding Power Train and excellent performance in quality, service, technology, and price.

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Valence Powers World's Largest Electric Truck

AUSTIN, TEXAS - Valence Technology customer Tanfield Group handed over six Smith Newton trucks to six leading U.S. brands.

SureStart LVD switch

Cole Hersee Introduces Low Voltage Disconnect Switch

SOUTH BOSTON, MA - Cole Hersee has introduced its SureStart Low Voltage Disconnect (LVD) Switch 48513, which electronically senses battery voltage and conserves starting power by disconnecting non-critical loads

Silver Eagle Improves Performance with Pocket Dossier

BURLINGTON, NJ - Silver Eagle Distributors has improved fleet maintenance efficiency with Pocket Dossier from Arsenault Associates.

Minimizer Announces Axle Product Design Enhancements

BLOOMING PRAIRIE, MN - Seeking to improve and streamline Minimizer's family of poly truck fender products, the company has made design enhancements to the MIN2200 "TT Twin."





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