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2010 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty/2010 Dodge Dakota Take Top TAWA Honors

SAN ANTONIO - Dodge Ram Heavy Duty and Dodge Dakota took top honors at the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) annual Truck Rodeo outside of San Antonio.

California Bans Lead Wheel Weights

SACRAMENTO - California officially has banned the sale of lead wheel weights. Will a federal bill follow California's lead?

Navistar Announces $1.5 Billion Debt Offerings

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar International Corporation announced plans to issue, subject to market conditions, $1 billion of senior notes due 2021 and $500 million of senior subordinated convertible notes due 2014.

New Vocational Fuel & Fluid Filling Practice Study Helps SCR Stakeholders Plan for EPA 2010 Emissions Technologies

GREENSBORO, NC - A national research study of vocational trucks (Classes 3-8) conducted by Quixote Group Research indicates that nearly 80 percent of the vocational market for diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) will be served by supplies at truck stops and retail service stations.

2010 Compact SUV of Texas - Jeep Patriot

2010 Jeep Patriot 4x4 Named 'Compact SUV of Texas'

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Voting after their annual Truck Rodeo in San Antonio, members of the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) named the 2010 Jeep Patriot "Compact SUV of Texas," giving Jeep Patriot top honors over competitors in the compact SUV category.

2009 Subaru Outback 2.5i

Subaru First Automaker with 2 Consecutive Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year Titles

CHERRY HILL, NJ - Subaru of America, Inc. announced the Subaru Outback has been named Motor Trend's 2010 Sport/Utility Vehicle of the Year.

Reticent Hero Sees Goodyear Highway Hero Award as Affirmation for all Drivers

AKRON, OHIO - Rick Dent still remembers the fateful day on July 14, 2004, when he dove into a water-filled, snake-infested roadside pond to try and save the lives of a man and his two children as their car sank.

NTEA Recognizes Safety and Quality Processes through Member Verification Program

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Through its Member Verification Program (MVP), the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) has recognized three member companies and re-qualified 17 companies for their commitment to safety and quality standards.

A.R.E. Installs Alurack & Jet Rack Storage Systems On Exterminator Project Truck

MASSILLON, OHIO - A.R.E.'s Exterminator project truck continues with the installation of two storage systems, Prime Design's AluRack and A.L. Hansen Manufacturing Company's Jet Rack, in the latest video at A.R.E.'s YouTube channel

Pace Edwards Retractable Covers Solve the Dodge Ram Box 'Challenge'

ELKHART, IN - Pace Edwards has developed a retractable cover that fits the Dodge Ram with the Ram Box option.

Ford F-150 with LEER DCC Truck Cap

LEER Introduces New DCC Commercial Truck Cap

ELKHART, IN - In response to growing demand for its premium commercial cap, the DCC, LEER has tripled its aluminum production capacity, adding plants in Indiana and California.

Continental Tires Introduces HDR1

FORT MILL, SC - Capitalizing on its success in the regional highway segment, Continental Tire North America, Inc. has introduced the HDR1 drive tire for sales in the North American market.

IIHS Studies Impact of Cell Phone Laws

ARLINGTON, VA - The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) recently sought out the impact of cell phone laws in changing patterns of driver cell phone use in New York, Connecticut, and the District of Columbia.

Fleets Cut Maintenance Costs Utilizing microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter

VALHALLA, NY - Since launching its "Fleet Adoption Program" in April, SOMS Technologies, LLC, developer and manufacturer of the microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter, has announced that over 100 fleets have joined the program.

GPS Causing Truck Crashes

ALBANY, NY - Gov. David Paterson recently proposed penalties including jail time and confiscation of trucks to come down on drivers who use GPS to take more hazardous routes and end up striking bridges.

Pittsburgh Cuts Garbage Truck Fleet Emissions

PITTSBURGH - The City of Pittsburgh has retrofitted 14 garbage trucks in its city fleet with pollution controls that reduce the amount of soot emissions by 90 percent.

2010 Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback Named 2010 Sport/Utility of the Year

CHERRY HILL, NJ - The Subaru Outback has been named 2010 Sport/Utility of the Year by Motor Trend magazine.

Pirelli to Raise Tire Prices

ROME, GA - A 10-percent price increase on several Pirelli tires will go into effect on Nov. 1 in the U.S.

Butsch Promoted to Joy Global Director of Fleet Operations

MILWAUKEE - Mike Butsch has been promoted to director of fleet operations for Joy Global, Milwaukee. Joy Global's business units include P&H Mining Equipment Inc., Joy Mining Machinery Inc., and Continental Crushing and Conveyor Inc.

Last Chance to Vote for 2010-MY Fleet Truck of the Year

TORRANCE, CA - Online balloting is now open to award the 2010 Fleet Truck of the Year honors. Voting is open to all professional fleet managers whose fleet units include light-duty trucks. The ballot closes Oct. 15.

Penske Truck Leasing Opens New Facility

READING, PA - Penske Truck Leasing announced the opening of its new 21,400-square-foot state-of-the-art facility in Jessup, Md.

Mitsubishi Fuso Signs New Dealer, Expands North American Coverage into Puerto Rico

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) announced it signed an agreement with Guaraguao Truck Sales, Inc., Bayamón, Puerto Rico, naming Guaraguao as an authorized sales and service dealer for Mitsubishi Fuso medium-duty work trucks.

PACCAR Parts Unveils Convenient Centralized Billing for Truck Fleet Operators

RENTON, WA - PACCAR Parts unveiled an enhanced fleet-service program that provides guaranteed national pricing, customized reporting, and centralized billing for fleet customers through Kenworth PremierCare and Peterbilt TruckCare services.

Isuzu Commercial Truck Introduces Priority Service Maintenance Program

CERRITOS, CA - Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. introduced a Priority Service Maintenance Program that will guaranty preventive maintenance costs with fixed parts and labor expenses for three to six years depending on the term, mileage, and utilization.

Baytech Obtains 2010 Certifications for 6.0L Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Engine

LOS ALTOS, CA - Baytech Corporation obtained 2010 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) emissions certifications for Baytech's dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled 6.0L heavy-duty engine that is used in General Motors, Isuzu, and Workhorse Custom Chassis heavy-duty vehicles.


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