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Hino Trucks Receives Second J.D. Power and Associates Customer Satisfaction Award for 2008

NOVI, MI – Hino Trucks has ranked highest among conventional medium-duty truck engines in a 2008 J.D. Power and Associates Study.

Yokohama Tire Corporation’s Commercial Truck Tires Receive EPA SmartWay Approval

FULLERTON, CA – Three commercial truck tires produced by Yokohama Tire Corporation have been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay program, which promotes cleaner, more efficient truck technologies.

DOE Drops ’09 Diesel Price Projection to $2.27 a Gallon

WASHINGTON – Diesel fuel will average $2.27 a gallon this year and $2.54 in 2010, down substantially from previous projections.

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Vantage Vehicle International Launches Its Line of Neighborhood All-Electric Utility Trucks and Vans

CORONA, CA —Vantage Vehicle International, Inc., a Corona, California-based manufacturer of mini-vehicles is pleased to announce the national release of its all-electric utility truck and passenger and cargo van line through a national network of distributors.

‘No Hassle in 2010’ - Navistar Launches Emissions Education Campaign for Vehicle Buyers Weighing 2010 Options

WARRENVILLE, IL – Navistar Inc., the maker of International brand commercial vehicles and MaxxForce brand diesel engines, launched an education campaign aimed at clarifying the issues surrounding 2010 emissions technologies.

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Work Smarter, Not Harder with Transfer Flow’s New 30-Gallon Fuel Tank and Tool Box Combo

CHICO, CA – Get two useful accessories for the price of one with Transfer Flow’s new 30-gallon Fuel Tank and Tool Box Combo for late model Ford and GM gas pick-ups.

Fiat to Acquire 35-percent Stake in Chrysler

TURIN, ITALY – In a joint statement, Fiat, Chrysler, and Chrysler's majority shareholder Cerberus Capital Management L.P, said they have signed "a non-binding term sheet to establish a global strategic alliance."

Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Voting Opens

TORRANCE, CA – Online voting is now open to choose the 2009 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year. Open to professional fleet managers, the ballot offers 20 Class 4-6 medium-duty models and vehicle series.

Navistar Sees Higher 2009 & 2010 Truck Demand

NEW YORK – Truck and engine maker Navistar International Corp. said it expects a slight rebound in North American truck sales this year and a bigger one in 2010, sending its shares up 13 percent.

Cummins Reaffirms Readiness for EPA 2010 Regulations

COLUMBUS, OHIO - Cummins Inc. reaffirmed that its entire on-highway product range, including its industry-leading ISX, will be ready to meet the new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations for the North American market beginning in 2010.

Nearly 800 Trucking Companies Out of Business Due to Recession

WASHINGTON – Few occupations feel every jolt along the nation's economic highway as deeply as trucking. Although the American Trucking Associations reported a slight rise in business in November, the previous month was the worst October for hauling cargo by truck in five years.

New ‘Green’ Trucks, Exhibitors and More Added to The Work Truck Show 2009 Line-Up

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI — More new product launches, “green” vehicles, exhibitors and educational sessions have been added to The Work Truck Show 2009 and 45th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention.

2009 Ford F-150 Becomes America’s Safest Full-Size Pickup by Earning Top 5-Star Crash Ratings

DEARBORN, MI – The all-new 2009 Ford F-150 became America’s safest full-size pickup by earning 5-star ratings in both government crash tests.

Baytech Obtains 2009 8.1l Heavy-Duty CNG Engine Certifications

LOS ALTOS, CA – Baytech Corporation has obtained 2009 EPA and CARB certifications for Baytech’s compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled GM 8.1L heavy-duty engine.

Isuzu to Go with SCR for 2010

IRVINE, CA –Isuzu Commercial Truck of America announced that it intends to use selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to achieve the 2010 standards for emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by diesel engines.

FMCSA Unveils Chassis Rule

WASHINGTON – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published an intermodal equipment rule that should boost truckers’ productivity by speeding up operations and ensuring chassis are safer.

Navistar Offers Weak 2009 Forecast

NEW YORK – Navistar International Corp. provided a soft 2009 forecast on Jan. 5, citing weak demand in North America where sales volumes are expected to remain near 30-year lows.

Ford’s F-Series Reigns as America’s Best-Selling Truck and Best-Selling Vehicle in 2008

DEARBORN, MI –For the 32nd year in a row, Ford’s F-Series is America’s best-selling truck with 2008 sales of 515,513. F-series outsold its nearest truck rival by more than 50,000 units.

California Cartage Company & Ports of Long Beach & Los Angeles Gets ‘Greener’

PORTLAND, OR – Daimler Trucks North America celebrated the delivery of 132 new natural gas (NG)-fueled tractors to drivers who contract with California Cartage Company and 100 new NG trucks for the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles’ Clean Truck Program.

ACRAFIT anti-siphon device by PACCAR

PACCAR Parts Introduces the ACRAFIT Anti-Siphon Device to Prevent Fuel Theft

RENTON, WA — PACCAR Parts introduced the ACRAFIT anti-siphon device that can help truck fleets keep from having their profits siphoned off by fuel thieves.

Oshkosh Gets $1.12 Billion in U.S. Truck Support Work

OSHKOSH, WI - Oshkosh Corp., a Wisconsin-based maker of military trucks, won a contract valued at as much as $1.12 billion to provide support services for heavy- and medium- duty trucks used by the U.S.government.

Work Truck Wants to Hear From You!!

TORRANCE, CA – Do you use short-term truck rentals? Take a moment to tell us your thoughts and experiences, and look for the results in an upcoming issue of Work Truck magazine.

EPA to Require Sensors for Emissions in 2010

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its final rule requiring heavy-truck manufacturers to install onboard diagnostic systems starting in 2010 to alert drivers when engine emission systems are malfunctioning or deteriorating.

Penske Truck Leasing Expands CyntrX Fleet-Technology Product Offering from EVA

READING, PA – Penske Truck Leasing announced it has expanded its relationship with Enhanced Vehicle Applications (EVA) to offer a wider selection of their products for onboard commercial truck tracking technology.

Ford F-150

Ford F-150 Named ‘2009 Best Redesigned Vehicle’ from

DEARBORN, MI – Editors at Kelley Blue Book’s announced Ford’s all-new 2009 F-150 — an American icon with class-leading capability and unsurpassed fuel economy — has earned the title of “2009 Best Redesigned Vehicle.”

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Remaining active in the fleet industry for more than 50 years, Ed Bobit is chairman and founder of Bobit Business Media (BBM), Automotive Fleet editor, and a founding AFLA member.

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