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Monroe Brakes Line Now Includes Extensive Air Disc Brake Coverage for Trucks

MONROE, MI – Tenneco Inc. has introduced Monroe Dynamics disc brake pads and shoes, which covering the latest air disc brake systems from Workhorse, Knorr Bremse, Meritor Wabco, and other manufacturers.

Penske Truck Leasing Opens New Body Shop

READING, PA – Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new, 20,000-square-foot collision repair center in Lithia Springs, Ga.

Pacer Deploying Clean Truck Equipment in Southern California

CONCORD, CA – Pacer International, Inc.,, announced that its subsidiaries, Pacer Cartage, Inc., Harbor Rail Transport, and PDS Trucking, Inc., deployed 230 new clean trucks for use in their Southern California operations in late November.

Isuzu Announces North American Restructuring

CERRITOS, CA – Isuzu Motors Limited approved a restructuring plan for its North American affiliated companies, establishing a new entity, Isuzu North America Corporation (INAC).

Detroit Diesel Reaches BlueTec SCR Testing Milestone

REDFORD, MI – Detroit Diesel Corporation has surpassed seven million miles of demonstrated testing on its BlueTec Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology.

Toyota’s Truck Plant Is Rolling Again

SAN ANTONIO – Toyota’s 2,000-employee San Antonio plant started production of the company’s 2009 model Tundra pickups Monday, ending a three-month shutdown forced by a faltering economy and weak sales.

New Kenworth T800 LNG Brochure Features Low Emissions Solution

KIRKLAND, WA – The new Kenworth T800 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) truck brochure featuring Kenworth’s latest low emissions solution is now available from Kenworth dealers in the United States and Canada.

Firestone Industrial Products Announces New Ride-Rite Kit for 2009 Ford F-150

INDIANAPOLIS – Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC offers its no-drill Ride-Rite air helper spring kit for the new 2009 Ford F-150.

Discover New Products, Green Trucks, and Training at The Work Truck Show 2009

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – The Work Truck Show 2009 and 45th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention, held Mar. 3-6, will feature 500,000 square feet of new vocational trucks, equipment, and related products.

2009 Dossier Fleet Maintenance Calendar Features Photo Contest Winners

BURLINGTON, N.J. – The 2009 Dossier fleet maintenance wall calendar from Arsenault Associates has been released.

MBB Interlift Introduces ILUK Under Slider Liftgate

CERRITOS, CA – MBB INTERLIFT recently launched the ILUK Under Slider liftgate that features an under mount platform for both truck and trailer applications.

Century Truck Caps Now Has Ultra With Tailgate Security Cap for 2009 Dodge

ELKHART, IN – Century Truck Caps, a division of the Truck Accessories Group, LLC (TAG) has released the Ultra for the new 2009 Dodge truck in both 5’ 7” box length and 6’4” quad cab box length.

Model Shown: 2004 Dodge Ram; Part No. 31019S; Suggested Retail Price: $1,775

Gaylord Features Butterfly Lid

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA – Gaylord’s fiberglass butterfly features a hinge that runs lengthwise down the center, allowing full truck bed access from both the driver side and passenger side.

Hybrids May Soon See a Surge

NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA – This past summer, the Port of Los Angeles saw an unusual sight — an electric truck ferrying containers from terminals to warehouses and rail yards.

Manage Your Truck Fleet More Effectively

TORRANCE, CA – Saving money on maintenance and fuel and improving bottom line are just a few subjects to be discussed during Work Truck magazine's free, 60-minute interactive live event December 10 at 11 a.m. PST. Sign up now!

Hino Trucks Ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Conventional Medium-Duty Trucks, J.D. Power and Associates Reports

NOVI, MI - For the third year in a row, Chevrolet ranked highest in customer service with dealer service.

Daimler to Drop Sterling Brand, Eliminate 3,500 Jobs

REDFORD TOWNSHIP, MI– Daimler AG announced it will close its Sterling Trucks division in North America and cut 3,500 jobs as it reins in production and shifts manufacturing to Mexico.

LEER Truck Caps and Tonneaus Now Available for 2009 Dodge Ram

ELKHART, IN – LEER has announced the release of the 100R Series fiberglass truck caps and the 700 Series tonneau covers for the new 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup.

J. J. Keller’s FleetMentor to Begin Offering Free Webcasts

NEENAH, WI – FleetMentor, an online toolbox and fleet management advisor by J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., will begin offering free live, monthly Webcasts for transportation professionals.

Bush Truck Leasing Extends Program to Dealers

CINCINNATI, OHIO – Bush Truck Leasing, a provider of commercial-truck lease programs and transportation services for fleets and independent contractors, is now offering its leasing services to dealers.

New TireStat Commercial-Grade TPMS Is Released by Mobile Awareness, LLC

CLEVELAND, OHIO – Mobile Awareness, LLC, a provider of transportation safety products, has released TireStat, Tire Pressure Monitoring & Maintenance System (TPMS) products geared toward commercial trucks, trailers, buses, off-road, construction, utility vehicles, and RVs.

Fleet Advantage Launched

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – John Flynn has developed a new business model, Fleet Advantage, an IT-based truck leasing product and consultancy that provides a highly personalized service through reporting and fleet management systems.

Kenworth’s Chillicothe Plant Receives Global Six Sigma Award

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth Truck Company’s plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, received the Global Six Sigma award for Best Project Achievement in the Health, Safety, and Environment category at the recent 2008 Global Six Sigma & Business Improvement Awards ceremony in Orlando, Fla.

Tire Maintenance Cut by 75% With New TireVigil Features

TROY, MI – TireStamp Inc. has added two new features to its TireVigil Tire Pressure Management solution for fleet customers.

Cat Lift Trucks Announces New Web Site

HOUSTON – Cat Lift Trucks, a provider of lift trucks, launched its new customer Web site redesigned to provide up-to-date product details and information.

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