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Work Truck Show 2010 Dates & Location Announced

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - North America's largest vocational truck event, The Work Truck Show, will be held in St. Louis in March 2010, in conjunction with the 46th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention.

Leer Offers DeWalt-Branded Thule Racks

ELKHART, IN - Thule, exclusive rack supplier to LEER truck caps and tonneau covers, recently entered into an agreement with DeWALT to offer DeWALT-branded commercial racks.

Precision Fleet Brakes Increases Cryogenic Processing Capabilities

AUSTIN, TEXAS - Precision Fleet Brakes opened a new full service, state-of-the-art cryogenic production center in Gardena, Calif. Precision has expanded its processing capabilities to produce four times more rotors than before.

Free Fuel Optimization Module for Interstate Fleets from TransCore

PORTLAND, OR - TransCore's Fuel & Mileage Tax Reporting Service adds a free fuel optimization module that efficiently routes trucks to multiple, interstate destinations, minimizing fuel use and cost.

A.R.E. Offers Deluxe Commercial Unit Truck Cap for 2009 Models

MASSILLON, OHIO - Truck cap and tonneau cover manufacturer A.R.E. offers its Deluxe Commercial Unit (DCU) to outfit a wide selection of 2009 truck models including Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Isuzu, Nissan, and Toyota models.

Fuel Cell-Powered Crown Forklift Showcased at Annual Symposium

NEW BREMEN, OHIO - At a recent Ohio Fuel Cell Symposium, forklift manufacturer Crown Equipment Corporation demonstrated how emerging fuel-cell technology can be used to power industrial vehicles, including Crown lift trucks.

Firestone Introduces New Work-Rite Suspension Solution

INDIANAPOLIS - Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC expands its product line with Work-Rite, an entry-level load management system featuring micro-cellular urethane load assist springs that install to the vehicle's frame and axle to augment the factory suspension.

Volvo Begins Selling Trucks That Meet 2010 Emissions Standards

GREENSBORO, NC – The trucks meet the standards using Selective Catalytic Reduction, which also increases fuel efficiency and reduces carbon emissions, according to a statement by the manufacturer.

New Tire Label to List Fuel Economy

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed a new replacement tire label that would include, for the first time, information about the tire's impact on fuel economy and carbon dioxide emission reductions.

City of Santa Monica Purchases All-Electric Zero-Emission Truck

SANTA MONICA, CA – The ZeroTruck meets the needs of the city's Water Division and sustainability goals to reduce emissions and use of petroleum.

PG&E to Test First Smith Electric Vehicles All-Electric Utility Truck

KANSAS CITY, MO – The all-electric aerial utility truck, produced by SEV U.S. and SEV U.K. with an aerial bucket integrated by Altec Industries Inc., is the first unit of its kind to be put into operation by a major utility company before being brought to the market.

UPS to Allow Hearing-Impaired Drivers

SAN FRANCISCO – The company has agreed to allow some deaf and hard-of-hearing employees to compete for jobs driving small delivery vans after special testing and training, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

NorthWestern Energy Unveils Hybrid Bucket Truck in Missoula

BUTTE, MT – NorthWestern Energy unveiled its first hybrid bucket truck June 10 in Missoula.

Navistar Awarded First Total Hybrid Vehicle Certification

SACRAMENTO – The Air Resources Board has awarded its first total hybrid vehicle certification for trucks and buses to Navistar.

Hyster Company Celebrates 80 Years of Lift Truck Manufacturing

GREENVILLE, NC – Hyster Company, a lift truck designer and manufacturer in North America, celebrates its 80th year as a lift truck manufacturer this year.

City of Longview to Lease 6 Sanitation Trucks

LONGVIEW, TEXAS – The City of Longview recently entered into a $955,000 lease agreement for six sanitation trucks, according to The News-Journal.

Mitsubishi Fuso Continues Industry-Leading 5-Year Warranty on 2010 Models

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) has announced that it will continue its full warranty package-including its three-year bumper-to-bumper warranty and its exclusive five-year/175,000 mi warranty on all of its 2010 model medium-duty trucks.

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Kenworth Expands Product Line with Kenworth T470

KIRKLAND, WA - Kenworth Truck Company significantly expanded its product range in the vocational and municipal markets with the introduction of the new Kenworth T470 model.

Hino Trucks Announces Strategic Partnership

NOVI, MI - Hino Trucks announced a new cooperative agreement that will give Hino access to Castrol and BP branded lubricants specially designed to meet or exceed industry standards for maintaining and servicing medium and heavy-duty vehicles.

Firestone Introduces New Suspension Solution

INDIANAPOLIS - Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC expands its product line with Work-Rite, an entry-level load management system featuring micro-cellular urethane load assist springs that install to the vehicle's frame and axle to augment the factory suspension.

Company Shows Off 'BedSlide' Manners

MEDFORD, OR - BedSlide, a brand of IFW, Inc., and the perfect solution to easy, safe and convenient cargo retrieval, really knows how to showcase a product, and their Web site proves that keeping it simple and easy is one of the keys to sales.

Load'N'Go Lowboy Makes Debut

PHOENIX - Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies has started delivering a new product for its Load'N'Go line - the industry's first fully removable and transferable, full size, steel utility body - the Lowboy.

Precision Fleet Brakes Relocates Headquarters in Austin

AUSTIN, TEXAS - Effective immediately, Precision Fleet Brakes has relocated its headquarters to a larger office space in Austin, Texas for easier access to major expressways and to be closer to the company's warehouse.

JASPER Unveils New Corporate Web Site

JASPER, IN - Jasper Engines & Transmissions is excited to announce the unveiling of its new and improved corporate Web site, www.jasperengines.com.

WEATHER GUARD Equipment Replacement Keys Now Online

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL - Knaack LLC now offers replacement key service online for all WEATHER GUARD truck and van equipment, offering convenience and time savings for distributors and end users.





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