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National Trailer Dealers Association 20th Annual Convention

BRIGHTON, MI - Helping Trailer Dealers Succeed is the theme for the 20th Annual National Trailer Dealers Association Convention, Oct. 14-15, 2010, at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa in Palm Springs, Calif.

Hino Trucks Adds Hitachi as Preferred Financial Partner

NOVI, MI - Hino Trucks announced that it entered into an agreement with Hitachi Capital America Corp., that will expand Hino's current commercial financing options.

Register Now for the 2010 AFLA Conference

LAS VEGAS - Register now for the 2010 Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA) Conference, scheduled for Sept. 8-10 at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa at Summerlin. Register by Aug. 31 to receive a special room rate.

Verizon to Add 576 Chevrolet Hybrids to Fleet

NEW YORK - As part of an initiative to green its fleet, Verizon purchased 576 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrids, the only hybrid pickup trucks equipped with a two-mode hybrid system.

House Passes Legislation to Extend Biodiesel Credit

WASHINGTON - A $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit that expired Dec. 31 would be extended under legislation that passed the U.S. House of Representatives.

Hybrid Electric Vehicles Join UPS Fleet in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA - UPS announced its fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles had expanded with the deployment of 50 next-generation hybrid electric delivery trucks to Philadelphia.

TRALA-Opposed Trailer Owner Liability Bill Vetoed in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN - Minnesota legislation being pushed by trial lawyers and opposed by TRALA and the Minnesota Trucking Association was vetoed by Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) May 25.

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Calkins Joins Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products Group

ATLANTA - Tom DeVaux, vice president and general manager of Crown North America, a division of the Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products (CVP) Group, announced that Lee Calkins joined the company May 3.

ACS Helps Trucking Carriers Track Driver Fatigue, Lower Accident Rates

DALLAS - Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS), A Xerox Company, announced it is working with two popular highway travel centers to help the commercial trucking industry improve highway safety by monitoring driver fatigue.

Bridgestone Unveils R197 Truck Tire

NASHVILLE, TN - Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions introduced the Bridgestone R197, a low rolling resistance radial truck tire approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay program.

Teletrac Launches New Telematics Era with Fleet

GARDEN GROVE, CA - Teletrac announced the release of its newest integrated telematics solution, Fleet Director 8, taking vehicle fleet management to a new level.

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Continental's Ultra Low Profile Truck Tires Verified by SmartWay

FORT MILL, SC - Two additional truck tires from Continental Tire the Americas, LLC were added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership's list of verified fuel savings technologies.

Navistar's PartSmart Parts Now Honors Tax-Exempt Purchases Online

WARRENVILLE, IL - Tax-exempt customers now have the ability to purchase Navistar's PARTSMART Parts online without a tax penalty.

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Grote Launches Trilliant Technology Tour in First of 80-plus Cities

MADISON, IN - Grote Industries, a leader in high-performance LED lighting technology for the transportation industry, announced the first leg of its Trilliant Technology Tour road show has begun.

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Actron Introduces PocketScan Plus Compact Code Reader

CLEVELAND, OHIO - Actron, a seller of OBDII diagnostic tools, offers the new PocketScan Plus (Product Number CP9550) OBDII and CAN Code Reader for do-it-yourselfers and professional mechanics.

Leasing & Rental Companies Still Protected Under Graves Law

ALEXANDRIA, VA - An effort to repeal the federal law prohibiting states from imposing vicarious liability on owners of rented and leased vehicles was further quashed May 26 by the Truck Renting and Leasing Association and its industry allies.

Cintas Orders Set of 100 Hybrids for Calif. Fleet

MASON, OHIO - Cintas Corp. recently ordered 100 hybrid electric walk-in Ford vans, its first large-scale deployment of green technology, for use in its California vehicle fleet.

Obama Signs Policy Calling for Truck Fuel Economy Standards

WASHINGTON - At a White House Rose Garden ceremony, President Obama signed a policy calling on two federal agencies to develop national standards for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions for medium and heavy trucks.

Boyd Bros. Transportation Orders International Prostar+ Trucks

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar, Inc. announced it received an order from Boyd Bros. Transportation, Inc. for 325 International ProStar+ tractors equipped with EPA 2010 Advanced EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) MaxxForce 13 engines.

GMC Sierra HD Leads the Segment in Towing and Payload Ratings

DETROIT - GMC announced the new 2011 GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickups have increased towing and payload ratings through ongoing development and testing.

General Truck Tires Now Verified by SmartWay

FORT MILL, SC - Four truck tires in the General Tire brand have been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership's list of verified fuel savings technologies.

Navistar Signs 5-Year Supply Agreement with J.B. Hunt

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar, Inc. and J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. today announced that the two companies have reached a long-term supply agreement for Navistar to be the principal provider of International brand commercial trucks to J.B. Hunt through 2014.

Phased ROUSHchargers Provide Building Blocks for Horsepower

LIVONIA, MI - ROUSH Performance introduced a new Phased R2300 ROUSHcharger lineup that allows a growth of horsepower and torque through the life of the unit.

Navistar Launches eStar All-Electric Truck in 'Sustainable City'

PORTLAND, OR - Navistar, Inc. announced that Portland, Ore., will be the initial launch market for Navistar's eStar truck-the first full-production, purpose-built all-electric truck

Sysco Deploys Video-Based Solution to Reduce Vehicle Accidents

SAN DIEGO - Sysco Corporation has signed on to a 5-year commitment to deploy DriveCam's Driver Risk Management solution in its entire fleet of 9,000 vehicles.

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