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Dominion Virginia Power Shows Off Biodiesel Hybrid Trucks

NORFOLK, VA – Dominion Virginia Power displayed its five electric hybrid vehicles April 22 at its Cromwell Drive field office, according to The Virginia-Pilot.

New Incentive Program for Mitsubishi Fuso

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America (MFTA) has announced a new "Navigate Great Savings" incentive program for the second-quarter 2009.

Interactive Web Seminar Series in May

TORRANCE, CA - Join us in May for two FREE interactive seminars to understand the functionality of the Ford Work Solutions In-Dash Computer and "Crew Chief," the only OEM telematics solution in the industry.

Kenworth AG210L Suspension

Kenworth AG210L, AG400L Rear Suspensions Now Available for Order on Medium Duty Trucks

KIRKLAND, WA - The new Kenworth AG210L single-axle and Kenworth AG400L tandem-axle rear suspensions are now available for order on Kenworth medium-duty models.

Armadillo

Armadillo Liners Portable Bed Liner Installations

HOUSTON - Armadillo Liners announces fast, easy, affordable, and portable bed liner installations. No 55 gallon drums, no mixing, or large inventory as cartridges come six kits to a case (one case per truck), according to the manufacturer.

Go the Distance with Transfer Flow's 56-Gallon Replacement Tank for Dodge-Cummins Applications

CHICO, CA - Commercial drivers and enthusiasts alike can get more driving range without sacrificing bed space using Transfer Flow's extra-sized replacement fuel tank.

Extang and TruXedo Acquire Assets of BedRug from Wise Industries

OLD HICKORY, TN - THI, the parent company of Extang Corporation and TruXedo, Inc., has acquired the operating assets of BedRug from Wise Industries, Inc.

Toyo Tires Introduces New Open Country H/T with Tuff Duty

CYPRESS, CA - Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. introduces the new Toyo Open Country H/T with Tuff Duty. Engineered for high torque diesel pickup trucks that tow trailers or occasionally haul heavy loads, the Open Country H/T with Tuff Duty is an extension of the company's flagship Open Country H/T for light trucks and SUVs.

Demountable Truck Body System Helps Reduce Fleet Size

GLASSBORO, NJ - One cost-reducing option available to straight-truck fleets is the Demountable Concepts Interchangeable Truck Body System. In many cases, operators can reduce their fleet size by up to 50 percent, freeing-up capital to keep valuable employees on the payroll.

Republic Services to Deploy First CNG Refuse Fleet in Idaho

BOISE, ID – Along with the City of Boise, Republic determined a CNG refuse fleet would bring significant air quality and environmental benefits to the area and help the city achieve consistent compliance with increasingly stringent standards set by the EPA.

MailExpress Steps Up 'Green' Efforts

ATLANTA – In addition becoming an EPA-certified SmartWay Transport partner, the company has also launched a program to replace its fleet of trucks with low-emission vehicles.

FedEx to Use Federal Grant for Electric Lift Trucks

SPRINGFIELD, MO – FedEx will get $1.3 million to deploy 35 fuel cell systems as battery replacements for a complete fleet of electric lift trucks at its existing service center in Springfield, Miss.

Waste Management's Use of LNG Trucks Honored by American Lung Association

SAN DIEGO – Emissions reduced from the company's San Diego-based 125 LNG-powered truck fleet are the equivalent of removing 9,200 cars from San Diego highways.

TMC Committee Working to Improve Fleet & Vendor Relationships

ARLINGTON, VA – The new committee will take on some long-standing issues between fleets and service providers to create industry practices, improve efficiencies, and build better relationships between fleets and service vendors, according to layover.com.

ROUSH Propane-Powered F-150

ROUSH Propane-Powered F-150 Receives CARB Approval

LIVONIA, MI - The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has granted approval to the ROUSH propane-powered F-150 pickup which means that it meets the strict emission standards of the state.

New Kenworth Brochure Features Medium-Duty Hybrids

KIRKLAND, WA - Kenworth has produced a new brochure on its T270 Class 6 and T370 Class 7 diesel-electric hybrid trucks and tractors.

QWIKLINER Spray-On Bed Liner

QWIKLINER is an easy to use, no clean up and NO VOC's spray-on bed liner option. Offering a low cost lining system that delivers the highest quality 100-percent solid polyurea lining in eight standard colors.

Accele Announces New Door and Compartment Locking Actuator

Accele's new 7037T door and compartment locking actuator is a new motor and cable driven actuator that can fit into any locking application. It even has a manual override knob to open lock if a person is locked inside accidentally.

New MIRREX Bluetooth Headset Offers Truckers Hands-Free Option to Use Cell Phones While Driving

RENTON, WA - Each year more states and provinces enact restrictions on the use of hand-held cell phones while driving. That's why more truck drivers are looking at hands-free options to answer calls on their cell phones while out on the road.

Introducing the STEINEL Heat Blower Series

BLOOMINGTON, MN - STEINEL announces the launch of its Professional Heat Blower Series. These tools feature a powerful air delivery rate up to 23 CFM.

Banjo style adapter fitting, from Kurt Urban Performance

Kurt Urban Performance Releases New LS Oil Adapter

COMMERCE, MI - Performance engines often require additional oil ports. The innovative new adapters from Kurt Urban Performance allow for an easy "bolt on" method of adding up to 4 external oil feeds to a GM LS Gen 3 or 4 engine.

NTEA Recognizes Safety & Quality Processes with Member Verification Program

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – Since 2005, NTEA's Member Verification Program has recognized distributors, manufacturers, and upfitters for implementing quality business practices and complying with specific government safety regulations.

Trucker Arrested for Illegal Substances in Company Vehicle

EL PASO, TX – A Texas man was recently arrested when an Oregon State Police trooper found marijuana plants, hashish, and a kit used for falsifying urine tests during a check of the man's commercial truck, according to The StatesmanJournal.com.

200+ Commercial Trucks Taken Out of Service During One-Day Safety Inspection

HARRISBURG, PA – Out of 1,258 commercial vehicles inspected, 243 were placed out of service, and Pennsylvania state police issued 791 traffic citations and 1,917 written warnings for vehicle and driver violations.

Nebraska Public Power District Adds New Hybrid Truck to Fleet

COLUMBUS, NE – The Nebraska Public Power District has acquired a hybrid diesel-electric bucket truck as one of its service vehicles for use in the field.





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