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Full-Stability Solution for International DuraStar & WorkStar Trucks

WARRENVILLE, IL - As part of Navistar's commitment to meeting the highest standards in the industry, International DuraStar and WorkStar medium-duty and severe service trucks now offer the latest advancements in electronic stability control technology

Diesel-Powered Charging System Fits Many Applications

JACKSONVILLE, FL - A leader in industrial, mobile and home power solutions, Next Generation Power has added a line of DC Power Units.

Tuffy Security Products Security Deck Enclosure

CORTEZ, CO - the Tuffy Security Deck Enclosure creates a large and lockable storage area completely protected on all sides. It works in conjunction with the vehicle rear door and lock.

Toyo Tires Named Georgia Manufacturer of the Year

ATLANTA - Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. (TNA) was recently named Georgia Manufacturer of the Year. The award was received in the large company category, which honors those with more than 500 employees.

Bill Introduced to Reduce Truck Traffic

WASHINGTON – S1036, a bill just introduced in Congress which aims to increase use of non-highway, intermodal freight by 10 percent by 2020 has kicked up a lot of dust lately, according to Trucker.com.

Pepsi Bottling Group Acquires Hydrogen-Injected Trucks

WYTHEVILLE, VA – The Pepsi Bottling Group's truck fleet in the New River Valley region of Virginia has added 21 hydrogen-injected trucks in an effort to boost fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.

Kenworth T800

Kenworth Receives EPA Clean Air Excellence Award

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency recently presented Kenworth Truck Company with a 2008 EPA Clean Air Excellence award during a special ceremony in Washington.

AlertDriving Releases Hazard Perception Evaluation for CDL Drivers

TORONTO – AlertDriving has released its Commercial Truck Hazard Perception Evaluation program, created specifically for commercial truck drivers.

Yokohama Truck Tire Available in 4 Sizes

FULLERTON, CA – The tire contains special rock ejector platforms, stronger and more pliable rubber to reduce heat generation and reduce rolling resistance, and other features, according to Yokohama officials.

Pennington Gas Service Gets New Hybrid Hazmat Truck

MORENCI, MI – A Freightliner Business Class M2e Hybrid truck equipped with an Eaton hybrid electric drivetrain system was developed for Pennington Gas Service.

Oncor & Ford Seek Stimulus Funds for Plug-In Hybrid & EV Tests

DALLAS – Oncor has joined Ford Motor Company's application for U.S. Department of Energy stimulus funds to support plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle testing.

Green Fleet Awards Honor Pioneering Programs

PRINCETON, N.J. - The Second Annual Green Fleet Awards showcased ideas that ranged from the easy-to-implement to the long-range. All made significant strides, though, in environmental responsibility.

Detroit Diesel Now EPA ENERGY STAR Partner

REDFORD, MI - Detroit Diesel announced new initiatives to support its commitment to the environment by becoming an ENERGY STAR partner. Detroit Diesel, through its voluntary participation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will work to improve energy efficiency and fight global warming.

Kenworth Hybrid Crew Cab

New Kenworth Medium-Duty Hybrid Crew Cab Conversion

KIRKLAND, WA - Kenworth Truck Company has added an aftermarket crew cab conversion option for the Kenworth T270 and T370 medium-duty diesel-electric hybrids in pickup and delivery and utility applications.

Mohawk Lift Pad

Mohawk Introduces Screw-Type Lift Pads

AMSTERDAM, NY - Mohawk Lifts introduces height adjustable screw-type lift pads. Mohawk's adjustable screw pads are available for all 7,000 to 20,000 lb. capacity two-post vehicle lifts.

SCOTCHMAN Features the ShearMaster 610

PHILIP, SD - Scotchman Industries is pleased to feature their ShearMaster 610 Production Flat Bar Shear. Designed with the high production end-user in mind, this machine combines large capacity with many standard features turning it into a high production shear.

New Titan Tow Bar Makes Tough Jobs Easier

PENDER, NE - If you've got a big load to tow, you want a Titan. That's exactly what Blue Ox brings to heavy-duty towing needs with its new top of the line Titan tow bar, which can handle up to 10,000 lbs. with its Class IV rating.

New Materials & Technology Deliver Efficiency to Fleet

ATLANTA - Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products (L&P CVP) is shaping today's mobile business model with technologies and innovative materials that boost efficiency on and off the jobsite.

Accident at Five Corners

Safety System for Dump Truck & Trailer Tail Gates

GRAND FORKS, B.C. - Precision EndGate Safety (PES) works with independent dump truck owners, construction companies, and executives concerned about being sued and the impact of rising insurance costs due to accidents involving their dump trucks.

Hino Trucks Launches New Web Site

NOVI, MI - Hino Trucks has launched an updated Web site at www.hino.com that provides insight into the expanding vocational breadth of Hino truck applications and enhanced resources for new and returning customers.

Remanufacturing Reduces Carbon Footprint

JASPER, IN – Compared to data from the U.S. Department of Energy, Jasper Engines' remanufacture of a drivetrain component averaged only 1 percent of the energy consumed of manufacturing the entire vehicle.

Freightliner M2 Trucks to Use Continental Tires

FORT MILL, SC - Continental tires will now become standard original equipment on all Freightliner Business Class M2 medium-duty trucks.

Commercial Vehicles to Give Bikers 6 Feet of Space

AUSTIN, TX – Commercial vehicles and large trucks in Texas would be required to give bicyclists and other vulnerable road users at least six feet of passing clearance under the "Safe Passing" bill, according to The Houston Chronicle.

FMCSA Offers Driver Safety Web Site for Fleets

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration now offers a commercial motor vehicle Web-based safety training program for both drivers and fleet safety managers responsible for driver training.

Port of Los Angeles to Put 1,000 Alt-Fuel Trucks in Service

SAN PEDRO, CA – The Port has launched a 2009 alternative-fuel truck incentive program to put 900 compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, as well as 100 electric trucks, into service this year.





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