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ExxonMobil Chemical Completes Manufacturing Facility to Produce New Specialty Compounds for Energy Efficient Tires

HOUSTON – ExxonMobil Chemical has announced the start-up of a manufacturing facility at its existing site in Pensacola, Fla., that provides new capacity for the production of a revolutionary new tire material technology that can improve vehicle fuel efficiency.

Volvo Group Total Truck Deliveries Rise Two Percent in July

WILLIAMSVILLE, NY – Total truck deliveries from Volvo Group’s four truck companies in July grew two percent to 19,243 from 18,824 reported in the year-earlier period.

Navistar Shareholders Re-Elect Full Slate of Directors

WARRENVILLE, IL – Shareholders of Navistar International Corporation re-elected 10 directors to the company’s board of directors.

Adrian Steel Announces New ADseries Van Shelving

ADRIAN, MI – Featuring ADjustable shelves that can easily be moved as needed, Adrian Steel's new ADaptable rail system allows shelving to be repositioned in the van without having to re-drill holes.

Peterbilt Launches Hybrid Truck Production

NAPA, CA – Peterbilt has begun production of medium-duty hybrid trucks, delivering two production Model 335 hybrid diesel-electric trucks to VinLux Fine Wine Transport of Napa, Calif., a joint venture of Biagi Bros.

In Memoriam: John Charles Ray

FANCY GAP, VA – John Charles Ray, 70, past chairman of the American Truck Dealers, died Sept. 8 at his home.

Nikkei Business Says GM in Talks to Sell Truck Ops to Isuzu

TOKYO – General Motors Corp is in talks to sell its midsize-truck operations to Isuzu Motors but Japan’s No. 2 truck maker said it had received no such offer.

FMCSA Waives Hours Regs for Gulf States Drivers

WASHINGTON – Motor carriers and drivers providing emergency in areas affected by Hurricane Gustav will be relieved of federal hours-of-service regulations.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Adds Marketing Manager

REDFORD, MI – Greg Gusko has joined the Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (FUSO) team as marketing manager.

Trucks, SUVs Gain Market Share at GM, Ford

DETROIT– General Motors Corp. (GM) and Ford Motor Co. executives said sales of trucks and SUVs in August again made up a bigger share of total sales as gasoline prices continued to fall from record highs in July.

City of Los Angeles Sanitation Bureau Awards Contract to Clean Energy to Supply Fuel for LNG-Powered Refuse Trucks

SEAL BEACH, CA – The Sanitation Bureau of the City of Los Angeles has awarded Clean Energy Fuels Corp. a contract for up to 10 years to supply Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuel for the City’s growing fleet of 340 LNG refuse trucks.

Ford Plans Conversion for Michigan SUV Plant

WAYNE, MI – Ford Motor Co. will invest at least $75 million to begin converting a Michigan SUV plant to small-car production as part of its strategic shift to sell more of the fuel-efficient vehicles in North America starting in 2010.

Southeast Toyota Distributors Opens Premier Truck Maintenance Facility

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (Southeast Toyota) has completed construction of an $8.5 million, 21,500-square-foot truck maintenance facility for its subsidiary Southeast Transportation Systems (STS).

Alcoa Launches Three New Wheel Lines for Full-Size Trucks

CLEVELAND – Alcoa Automotive Wheels, a Cleveland, Ohio-based business has expanded their aftermarket catalog to include three new wheel lines for full-size trucks.

Ford Plans Conversion for Michigan SUV Plant

WAYNE, MI – Ford Motor Co. will invest at least $75 million to begin converting a Michigan SUV plant to small-car production as part of its strategic shift to sell more of the fuel-efficient vehicles in North America starting in 2010.

Con Edison of New York Orders Hybrid Electric Trucks from Azure Dynamics

OAK PARK, MI – Azure Dynamics Corporation, a developer of hybrid electric and electric powertrains for commercial vehicles, has received an initial order for three units from Con Edison of New York for its Balance Hybrid Electric system integrated on Ford’s E-450 chassis.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Adds Two New District Managers

REDFORD, MI – Brad Munchrath and Larry Smith have joined Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (FUSO) as district managers.

Gas Company Converting Vehicles

DALLAS – Pioneer Natural Resources, a Dallas-based coal bed methane producer and one of the top employers in Las Animas County, plans to convert a fleet of company trucks from running on leaded gasoline to compressed natural gas.

Toyo Tire North America Receives ISO 9001:2000 Certification

WHITE, GA – Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing, Inc. (TNA) has received ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System Standards certification by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) of Houston.

Navistar Defense Continues to Increase Truck Sales to U.S. Military

WARRENVILLE, IL – Two new contracts of nearly $92 million highlight the increased sales of Medium Tactical Vehicles to the U.S. military from Navistar Defense, LLC.

Firestone Industrial Products’ Level-Rite Suspension Available for 2003-2008 Dodge Ram 4x4s

INDIANAPOLIS – Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC offers heavy-duty Level-Rite air spring over damper suspension for 2003-2008 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 4x4s.

Master Lock Trailer Receiver Lock & Key Safe Now Available

MILWAUKEE, WI – The Master Lock Trailer Receiver Lock & Key Safe features a unique design that provides a secure location for valuables right at a trailer hitch, without interfering with the ability to tow.

Commercial Caps Offer Several Ways to Reduce Fleet Costs

ELKHART, IN – LEER, a North American manufacturer of truck caps and tonneaus for light- and medium-duty pickup trucks, reports growing interest in its signature aluminum commercial cap, the DCC, in “wedge” and “hi-rise” configurations

UPS Driver Surpasses 1 Million Miles in His Truck

ROCKETT, TEXAS – UPS driver Brett Boyd has hit his 22nd anniversary with the company, as well as 1,000,000 miles driven.

International DuraStar Hybrid Customers Will Save up to $16,000 Helping to Offset High Price of Diesel Fuel

DALLAS – Navistar is extending its hybrid leadership among commercial truck manufacturers with innovative new programs designed to further cut the cost of ownership for its hybrid trucks at a time of extraordinarily high diesel prices.

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