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ServiceMaster's TruGreen Fleet to Add Hybrid Electric Trucks

OAK PARK, MI - TruGreen, a major professional lawn-care provider, is adding 10 hybrid electric trucks to its fleet for use in California.

Verizon to Add 300 CNG Vans to Calif. Truck Fleets

HEMET, CA - The 300 new vans being retrofitted by Steelweld Equipment Co. will be used in Southern California by Verizon technicians who install and repair broadband, TV, and voice communications services for the company's residential and small-business customers.

Verizon to Add More Than 260 Hybrid Vehicles to Its Fleet in New Jersey

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Verizon will add more than 260 hybrid vehicles to its New Jersey fleet this year as part of its ongoing commitment to conserving fuel, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and contributing to improved air quality in the communities it serves across the Garden State.

Hino Trucks Announces Warranty for 2011 Lineup

NOVI, MI - Hino Trucks announced a new standard engine warranty of 5 years/250,000 miles. In addition to the standard items covered by Hino Trucks' past engine warranty, the new coverage has been expanded to cover key components such as fuel injectors, the fuel injection supply pump and the turbo charger.

CARB Releases Draft Amendments to California Truck & Bus Rule and SmartWay Mandate

SACRAMENTO - The California Air Resources Board (CARB) released draft regulatory language for proposed amendments to the In-Use On-Road Diesel Vehicle Regulation (Truck and Bus Rule) and the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Regulation (California SmartWay mandate).

A GMC Denali 3500HD was the 13 millionth vehicle to roll off Flint's assembly line.

Flint Assembly Celebrates 'Lucky 13' Million Vehicles

FLINT, MI - At 10:45 a.m. Sept. 30, a 2011 GMC Sierra Denali 3500HD rolled off the line at Flint Assembly and took its place in General Motors' history. Dubbed "Lucky 13", the heavy-duty pickup became the 13 millionth vehicle produced at Flint Assembly since it opened in 1947 as a builder of cars.

Navistar Delivers More Than 7,000 New 2010 Vehicles

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar International Corporation announced the launch of its 2010 EPA-compliant trucks and buses is on track and progressing well, having shipped more than 7,000 units in total.

NTEA Recognizes Safety & Quality Processes through Member Verification Program

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Through its Member Verification Program (MVP), the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) has requalified 2 member companies and approved 3 new member companies for their commitment to safety and quality standards.

ATA's Safety Management Council Announces 2010 Award Recipients

ARLINGTON, VA - ATA's Safety Management Council announced its 2010 award winners at its Safety & Human Resources National Conference & Exhibition in Rogers, Ark.

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Kinedyne Appoints New National Accounts Manager

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Kinedyne Corporation appointed Terry O'Connor as National Accounts Manager, effective immediately.

Goodyear Raises Medium-Duty Truck Tire Prices

AKRON, OHIO - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. raised its medium-duty truck tire prices up to 8 percent Oct. 1. All brands were included in the increase.

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions Launches New Web Resource

MUSCATINE, IOWA - Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions (BBTS), a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, is re-launching trucktires.com, a Web site providing solutions and advice to help fleet customers increase tire life and reduce cost per mile.

Telogis Introduces New Fuel Card Reconciliation Report

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Telogis Inc., a platform for location intelligence, introduces a new feature to its Telogis Fleet vehicle management application that compares fuel card use to actual location data: The Fuel Card Reconciliation Report.

RhinoTireUSA Introduces Green-Friendly Flat Tire Eliminator

MONTCLAIR, NJ - RhinoTireUSA introduces a new, environmentally friendly flat tire eliminator system to the U.S. market that promises to increase road safety and fuel efficiency, according to the manufacturer.

TRIB Offers Vehicle Air Fresheners

PACIFIC GROVE, CA - The Tire Retread and Information Bureau (TRIB) wants to send four free air fresheners for each truck, with no strings attached (except for the strings attached to the air fresheners).

Snap-On Drive Flex Head Ratchet (FLF80)

Snap-on Flex Head Ratchet

KENOSHA, WI - Snap-On Tools introduces the Snap-On 3/8-inch drive flex head ratchet (FLF80).

UPS Purchases 130 Hybrid-Electric Vehicles

ATLANTA - The 130 hybrids will be deployed next year, with 30 going to New York and New Jersey and 100 to California. UPS estimates these vehicles will save 66,085 gallons of fuel and 671 metric tons of CO2 annually, representing a 35-percent improvement in fuel economy.

Car & Truck of the Year Voting Ends Oct. 22

TORRANCE, CA - Less than three weeks are left to cast your vote for Automotive Fleet's annual Fleet Car and Truck of the Year. Voting is open to all professional fleet managers.

Bill Allows Small Businesses to Speed Asset Depreciation

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate recently passed legislation that will allow businesses to depreciate up to 50 percent of the cost of the asset in the first year it is placed in service.

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Ford Lifts Disguise on All-New Ranger for Worldwide Premiere in Sydney

SYDNEY - Ford is preparing to take the wraps off a comprehensively redesigned, new-generation compact pickup developed in Australia for sale in 180 global markets.

FedEx Muses on Fuels of the Future

MEMPHIS, TN - FedEx has some optimistic views of the camelina plant, which holds some promise in powering planes and is already being grown in parts of northwestern Pennsylvania.

llinois GPS Task Force Appoints Rand McNally Director

SKOKIE, IL - Rand McNally's John McAvoy, director of engineering, was appointed to the Global Positioning System Technology and the Designated Truck Route System Task Force by John J. Cullerton, Illinois Senate President.

New Association and Web Site for Commercial Truck Industry Focuses on Green Products and Technologies

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - The Green Truck Association (GTA) announced the official launch of www.greentruckassociation.com.

Schlecht of Omaha Truck Center Named Trucking's Top Truck Technician

RALEIGH, NC - First-time competitor Jeffrey Schlecht, Omaha Truck Center, Norfolk, Neb., was recognized today as the trucking industry's top technician after being named grand champion of the Technology & Maintenance Council's (TMC) 2010 National Technician Skills Competition.

JASPER Breaks Ground on Crawford Facility Expansion

JASPER, IN - Jasper Engines and Transmissions broke ground September 8 on a 41,250 square foot expansion to its Crawford County facility.

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