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Calif. Fleets Offered $20M for Hybrid Truck Purchases

SACRAMENTO, CA - As of Feb. 12, approximately $11 million is left in the California Hybrid Voucher Incentive Program. All fleets with trucks operating in California are eligible for up to 100 vouchers each, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Last Chance to Win $50 by Voting for Truck of the Year

TORRANCE, CA - Online voting for the 2010 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year is closes Modany, Feb. 15. If you haven't voted yet, professional fleet managers are encouraged cast their ballots for one of 18 nominated medium-duty work trucks at www.fleet-central.com/wt/truck-of-the-year.

Goodyear's New Super-Single Tire Offers Long Mileage for Mixed-Service Customers

AKRON, OHIO - Goodyear announced a new super-single mixed-service tire that enhances performance and helps lower cost-per-mile for truckers and fleet operators.

Super Duty Works Hard for Truck Fleets

DEARBORN, MI - In customer field work evaluations, Ford gave commercial businesses around the country pre-production models of the all-new 2011 Ford Super Duty months before the truck goes on sale.

LaVallee's Bakery Distributors, of Waltham, Mass., accepts the 100,000th

LaVallee's Bakery Distributors Buys 100,000th Truck Sold by Mitsubishi Fuso in North America

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) announced that it sold its 100,000th truck in North America. The purchaser, LaVallee's Bakery Distributors, of Waltham, Mass., delivers high-end fresh and frozen bakery products to more than 500 customers located across New England.

Navistar Pursues Natural Gas for MaxxForce 13 Engines

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar, Inc. signed a concept development agreement with Clean Air Power Ltd. to develop Navistar's MaxxForce 13 big bore engine to run on natural gas and clean diesel fuel for the North American market.

Penske Donates Trucks to Clinton Bush Haiti Fund to Support Relief Efforts

DETROIT - Penske Corporation and its family of companies announced that it donated more than $1 million worth of diesel-powered flatbed trucks to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.

Daimler Trucks donates 20 Fuso Canter Trucks to Haiti

STUTTGART, GERMANY - Daimler Trucks is supporting the people of Haiti, the Caribbean island that has been hard-hit by the recent earthquakes, by promptly sending them 20 Fuso Canter trucks (called Fuso FE models in the U.S.).

Sentinel Transportation Finds Safety Benefits from Kenworth Trucks

WILMINGTON, DE - Requiring both day cabs and sleepers for multiple applications, Sentinel prefers Kenworth T800s for durability and low-cost operations, and T660s for fuel efficiency and reliable performance.

Fleet Sentiment Buying Index Indicates Poor Order Activity for Q1

COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Q1 2010 FSR Equipment Buying Index as reported by CK Commercial Vehicle Research fell 21 percent from Q4 2009 to a reading of 54.5.

ATA Appoints New V.P. of Safety Policy

ARLINGTON, VA - The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has appointed industry expert Rob Abbott as vice president of safety policy.

GM Adds B-20 Biofuel Capability to Heavy-Duty Lineup

GRAPEVINE, TX - General Motors' new Duramax 6.6L turbo diesel engine has been substantially revised to include B-20 capability, as well as meet strict new emissions standards effective this year.

Airgas Adds SCR Technology to Fleet

RADNOR, PA - Airgas, Inc. announced its plan to have 400 to 500 diesel-engine trucks with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology in its fleet by the end of the year.

CTNA Changes Name

CHARLOTTE, NC - Continental Tire North America (CTNA) has changed its name to Continental Tire the Americas LLC.

Rechargeable using either 240-volt or standard 120 volt outlets, the all-electric Transit Connect can travel a range of 80 miles on a full charge, according to Ford.

Ford Unveils All-Electric Transit Connect

CHICAGO - Ford recently unveiled the all-electric version of the Ford Transit Connect at the Chicago Auto Show, confirming the zero-emissions small van will be in fleet operators' hands later this year.

ARI Welcomes Newest National Truck Sales Manager

MT. LAUREL, NJ - Automotive Resources International (ARI) welcomes Larry Evans as its newest national truck sales manager.

Chance to Win $50 by Voting for Truck of the Year

TORRANCE, CA - Professional fleet managers are encouraged to cast their ballots for one of 19 nominated medium-duty work trucks. A $50 American Express gift card will be awarded to one randomly selected professional fleet manager among the voters.

NY Fire Dept. to Add More Trucks to Fleet

HOLDEN, LA - The City of New York has awarded another large contract to supply the New York City Fire Department five heavy rescue trucks.

Firestone Industrial Products Company's Work-Rite Available for 2009 Dodge Ram 1500, Ford F-Series & Nissan Titan

INDIANAPOLIS - Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC's Work-Rite suspension solution is now available for a comprehensive list of Chevrolet, GMC, Dodge, Ford, and Nissan pickup trucks, commercial vehicles, and vans,.

Navistar Announces New Name & Direction for Mixer Business

LAS VEGAS - At a press conference at the annual World of Concrete trade show, Navistar International Corporation formally introduced Continental Mixers as the latest addition to the Navistar portfolio of brands.

Yokohama Tire to Adjust Prices on Light and Medium Commercial Truck Tires

FULLERTON, CA - Due to continued increases in the cost of raw materials and energy-related expenses, Yokohama Tire Corporation announced it will increase prices on its light and medium commercial truck tires by up to 7 percent, effective March 1

Daimler Trucks North America Partners with Cleaire Advanced Emission Controls for Diesel Retrofit Control Systems

PORTLAND, OR - Daimler Trucks North America LLC announced a partnership with Cleaire Advanced Emission Controls, LLC, to be the exclusive North American (excluding California) provider of Cleaire retrofit emission control systems.

Thyssenkrupp Elevator has Most Ford Transit Connects In Operation in North America

DETROIT - ThyssenKrupp Elevator has purchased 140 Ford Transit Connects to date, and uses an upfit package with a combination of shelves and drawers from Ford supplier Leggett & Platt.

Online Trucking Permit Service Available from J. J. Keller

NEENAH, WI - J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. announced the release of a Web service that helps companies obtain permits for vehicles that are oversize, overweight or not properly permitted to travel to designated locations.

Mitsubishi Fuso Announces New 'Get Up & Go' 1st Quarter Commercial Truck Incentive Program

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America (MFTA) announced a new incentive program for 1Q 2010. Called "Get Up & Go," it offers 1.9-percent APR financing for 24 or 36 months in the U.S. and 5.4-percent APR financing for 48 or 60 months in Canada.

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