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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.

TBEI Introduces Bob Fines as President and CEO

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Truck Bodies and Equipment International (TBEI) has appointed Bob Fines as president and CEO.

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.

Navistar Expands Hybrid Truck Line with New International DuraStar Hybrid Tractor

SOUTH BEND, IN – Navistar is continuing its development of environmentally responsible vehicles with the expansion of its industry-leading line of diesel electric hybrid trucks.

UPS Purchases Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles

ATLANTA – As part of a public-private partnership to increase the commercial availability and use of alternative-fuel vehicles, UPS has purchased hydraulic hybrid vehicles.

Kenworth Medium-Duty Hybrid Trucks Draw Accolades at Annual Hybrid Truck Users Forum

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth Truck Company gave participants a close look at its lineup of medium-duty, diesel-electric hybrid trucks during the 8th annual Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF) in South Bend, Ind.

Goodyear Will Idle Truck Tire Production

AKRON, OHIO – Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will temporarily idle commercial truck tire production at its Danville, Va., and Topeka, Kan., plants for two weeks in November and December.

Commercial Auto Insurer Announces Progressive Truck Tips Contest

MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OHIO – Commercial auto insurance company Progressive is holding a contest for the public. Anyone can submit their “best truck tips” online at the Progressive Truck Tips Web site for a shot at a $5,000 grand prize.

J. J. Keller Introduces Dispatch Manager Software Designed for Small- to Mid-Sized Fleets

NEENAH, WI – J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. has released its Dispatch Manager, a software program designed to manage dispatching and load tracking in transportation companies.

Ford Work Solutions Presents Free Live Event

DETROIT – Ford Fleet is sponsoring a free, interactive, 60-minute event — “Learn How to Manage Your Truck Fleet More Effectively” — Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. (PST)/2 p.m. (ET).

Baytech First to Certify 2009-MY CNG Pickups and Vans

LOS ALTOS, CA – Baytech Corporation has obtained EPA and CARB certifications for its dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG)-fueled 2009 General Motors full-size pickups and vans.

Pink Jeep Tours Unveils Tour Trekker Sightseeing Vehicles

LAS VEGAS – For nearly four years, Pink Jeep Tours (, an off-road tour company in the Southwest, developed and refined the Tour Trekker.

Isuzu President Says it Will Increase Medium-Duty Marketshare in North America

TOKYO – The president of the Tokyo-based OEM, Susumu Hosoi, reinforced that his company is on the verge of staging “an aggressive offensive” to increase its medium-duty marketshare in North America

Chinese Express Interest in Developing Turbine Truck Technology

DELAND, FL – Turbine Truck Engines, Inc. (TTE) has received a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) from Aerospace Machinery and Electric Equipment Co., Ltd. (AMEC).

Truck Plant Employees OK Local Work Rules

LOUISVILLE, KY – Union workers at Ford Motor Co.’s Kentucky Truck Plant have overwhelmingly approved a local labor agreement covering work rules, vacation procedures, and plant safety.

MTE Launches GM Hood Assist

MONROE, WI – Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc. (MTE), headquartered in Monroe, Wis., is proud to announce the launch of a new product designed to make it easier to open the hood on larger GM model trucks — the MTE Hood Assist.

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