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Goodyear to Drop Republic Brand, Boost Kelly

AKRON, OHIO - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is consolidating its brand offerings by dropping its Republic associate tire brand as of Jan. 1, 2010.

Ford & Azure Dynamics Team Up to Deliver Battery Electric Commercial Van in 2010

DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Company announced that Azure Dynamics Corporation has joined in a collaborative effort to deliver a pure battery electric Ford Transit Connect van for the United States and Canadian markets in 2010.

Navistar & JAC to Explore Diesel Engine Joint Venture in China

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar, Inc. and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. Ltd. ("JAC") will explore a potential engine joint venture to develop, build, and market advanced diesel engines for commercial vehicles in China.

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.

(L-R) Dr. Joerg Zuern, head of Product Development Mercedes-Benz Trucks; Ted Kulongoski, Governor of Oregon; and Martin Daum, president & CEO Daimler Trucks North America.

Governor of Oregon Visits Daimler Headquarters to Learn about Alternative Drives for Commercial Vehicles

STUTTGART, GERMANY - Ted Kulongoski, governor of the U.S. state of Oregon, visited Daimler AG in Stuttgart as part of his European trip. One of the production locations of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is Portland, Ore.

C.R. England & Mobileye Announce 1,000th Installation of Vision-Based Driver-Assistance Technology in Trucking Fleet

LOS ANGELES - Global vision-based analytics pioneer Mobileye, Inc., and refrigerated trucking leader C.R. England announced the installation of the 1,000th AWS-4000 driving-assist product in C.R. England's fleet.

Man Restores Vintage 1957 Fleet Milk Truck

PORTSMOUTH, VA - A 1957 Milk Truck is restored to family-owned Badger Farm Creameries colors and shows to a surviving family member. Operating since 1877, Badger Farms closed its doors in 1970s.

Chicago's Mid-Town Petroleum Brings Air1 Diesel Exhaust Fluid to Local Fleets in Advance of 2010 Clean Air Act Mandates

CHICAGO - Mid-Town Petroleum announced an exclusive relationship with a leading diesel exhaust fluid solution - Air1 - thanks to its role as a member of Mansfield Oil's Delivery.

Ford Adds 34 Parts to Collision Truckload Program; Lowers Overall Repair Costs

DEARBORN, MI - Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD) has refreshed the offerings on its popular Collision Parts Truckload Program.

Peterson Tunnel Light Line Adds Another Bright Spot

GRANDVIEW, MO - Peterson Manufacturing expanded its LED line of Tunnel Lights with the brilliant new 274 Series ‑ a 2-inch round, grommet-mounted accessory light for trucks and trailers.

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JASPER Conducts Transmission Submersion Testing

JASPER, IN - Jasper Engines & Transmissions created a transmission submersion test to check assembled units for leaks before they are dynamometer tested.

Mohawk Introduces Medium-Duty Truck Lift

AMSTERDAM, NY - Mohawk's TP-16 is a clear floor above ground lift capable of raising medium duty vehicles up to 16,000 lbs.

Choice Environmental Converts to CNG

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - Choice Environmental Services debuted its new compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse truck fueling station and fleet of natural gas trucks.

Frito-Lay Collisions Down 70%

PLANO, TEXAS - PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America has seen a 70-percent decline in collisions since 1999 through the Million Milers program and its extensive safety efforts.

Walmart Drivers Help Earn Money for High School

RED BLUFF, CA - The Walmart Foundation made a financial contribution to local schools for every accident-free mile its private fleet truck drivers drove during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.

Transit Connect Helps ‘Green’ Ambius Fleet

BUFFALO GROVE, IL - Seeking a smaller overall vehicle package with the capacity and payload necessary to transport all sizes and scope of greenery, the interior landscape company recently bought a fleet of 70 Ford Transit Connect vans.

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Honda to Launch New 2010 Accord Crossover

TORRANCE, CA - The all-new 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour crossover utility vehicle, set to debut Nov. 20, combines features of the Accord V-6 Sedan with increased cargo space and functionality.

Telematics to Boost Truck Fleet Efficiency & Safety

ATLANTA - According to a global study unveiled at the HTUF Conference this week, 71-percent of respondents believe technology will be one of the most important external forces impacting the industry in 2020.

TruGreen to Cut Maintenance Costs by 65%

MEMPHIS, TN - The national lawn care services provider is testing microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter on vehicles in efforts to reduce maintenance costs and emissions.

California State Vehicles Found to be Underutilized

SACRAMENTO, CA - A Sacramento Bee investigation discovered many of the new cars and trucks purchased for the State of California this year, which cost more than $5.5 million, have been idle for months.

Mack & Volvo Truckmakers Will Merge in Organizational Move

ALLENTOWN, PA and GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN - Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America will merge next month into a single organization called North American Trucks to sharpen efficiency.

Mitsubishi Fuso Medium Duty-Trucks in North America to Use BlueTec SCR Technology to Meet 2010 Emissions

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA), announced its EPA 2010-emissions compliant commercial trucks will use engines equipped with BlueTec technology developed by Mitsubishi Fuso and Daimler AG.

Eaton Takes Lead Role in Hybrid Truck Users Forum

KALAMAZOO, MI - Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation will take a leadership role at the Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF) National Conference, Oct. 27 - 29, in Atlanta.

Versatility of Ford F-150 Shines Brightly at 2009 SEMA Show

LAS VEGAS - The versatility and widespread consumer appeal of the Ford F-150 have made F-Series the best-selling line of trucks in the marketplace for 32 years running - and the most customized trucks in the $31.8 billion aftermarket industry.

American Trucking Associations Teams with CVSA and FMCSA for Operation Safe Driver

ARLINGTON, VA - The American Trucking Associations is working in conjunction with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and other safety partners, to educate all motorists about highway safety through the Operation Safe Driver program.

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