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California Cartage Company & Ports of Long Beach & Los Angeles Gets ‘Greener’

PORTLAND, OR – Daimler Trucks North America celebrated the delivery of 132 new natural gas (NG)-fueled tractors to drivers who contract with California Cartage Company and 100 new NG trucks for the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles’ Clean Truck Program.

ACRAFIT anti-siphon device by PACCAR

PACCAR Parts Introduces the ACRAFIT Anti-Siphon Device to Prevent Fuel Theft

RENTON, WA — PACCAR Parts introduced the ACRAFIT anti-siphon device that can help truck fleets keep from having their profits siphoned off by fuel thieves.

Oshkosh Gets $1.12 Billion in U.S. Truck Support Work

OSHKOSH, WI - Oshkosh Corp., a Wisconsin-based maker of military trucks, won a contract valued at as much as $1.12 billion to provide support services for heavy- and medium- duty trucks used by the U.S.government.

Work Truck Wants to Hear From You!!

TORRANCE, CA – Do you use short-term truck rentals? Take a moment to tell us your thoughts and experiences, and look for the results in an upcoming issue of Work Truck magazine.

EPA to Require Sensors for Emissions in 2010

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its final rule requiring heavy-truck manufacturers to install onboard diagnostic systems starting in 2010 to alert drivers when engine emission systems are malfunctioning or deteriorating.

Penske Truck Leasing Expands CyntrX Fleet-Technology Product Offering from EVA

READING, PA – Penske Truck Leasing announced it has expanded its relationship with Enhanced Vehicle Applications (EVA) to offer a wider selection of their products for onboard commercial truck tracking technology.

Ford F-150

Ford F-150 Named ‘2009 Best Redesigned Vehicle’ from Kbb.com

DEARBORN, MI – Editors at Kelley Blue Book’s www.kbb.com announced Ford’s all-new 2009 F-150 — an American icon with class-leading capability and unsurpassed fuel economy — has earned the title of “2009 Best Redesigned Vehicle.”

MAN Buys VW's Brazil Heavy Truck Business

FRANKFURT/SAO PAULO – German Industrial conglomerate MAN AG announced its agreement to buy Volkswagen’s Brazil-based truck and bus business, enabling it to expand its previously small presence in South America.

DS Waters Chooses CEI for Collision Management and Subrogation Services

TREVOSE, PA – DS Waters of America, Inc., (DS Waters), a nationwide producer and distributor of bottled water and coffee, has selected The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI), for collision management and subrogation services.

Tommy Gate RF Model

Tommy Gate Launches NEW RF Model

WOODBINE, IOWA – Tommy Gate Company introduces the RF Model, Tommy Gate’s first two-piece folding railgate.

Ryder Announces Strategic Initiatives to Increase Competitiveness and Drive Long-Term Profitable Growth

MIAMI – Ryder System, Inc. announced several strategic and tactical initiatives to address current global economic conditions and drive long-term profitable growth.

Jasper Innovative Solutions Purchases Assets of Mac Motors

JASPER, IN – Jasper Innovative Solutions, sister company of Jasper Engines & Transmissions, has purchased the Postal Division assets of Mac Motors, a supplier of vehicle parts to the United States Postal Service VMF facilities.

Mitsubishi Fuso Consolidates North American Operations

KAWASAKI, JAPAN – Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), a commercial vehicle manufacturer, announced it is consolidating North American operations at Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America (MFTA), Logan Township, N.J.

Penske Truck Leasing Teams Up with PeopleNet

READING, PA – Penske Truck Leasing announced it has teamed with PeopleNet for onboard commercial truck technology solutions.

Kenworth Medium-Duty Crew Cab

Kenworth Offers Aftermarket Crew Cab Conversion Option for Medium Duty Trucks

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth Truck Company offers an aftermarket crew cab conversion option for Kenworth T170, T270, and T370 medium-duty conventional models.

Production Ends at Michigan Truck Plant, Conversion Begins for Small-Vehicle Production

WAYNE, MI – Production operations ended at Ford Motor Company’s Michigan Truck Plant as the last vehicle rolled off the assembly line.

Hankook Tire Achieves EPA SmartWay Certification

WAYNE, NJ – Hankook Tire, a tire manufacturing company, has had three of its commercial fleet tires certified for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay Program.

Ryder Introduces Hybrid Trucks

MIAMI – Ryder System, Inc., a transportation and supply chain management solution company, announced the launch of its RydeGreen Hybrid straight truck line, now available for order by Ryder lease customers.

<i>Motor Trend</i> Names Ford F-150 2009 Truck of the Year

LOS ANGELESMotor Trend announced the selection of the all-new Ford F-150 as its 2009 Truck of the Year.

2009 Toyota Tundra

Toyota Announces Prices for 2009 Tundra Full-Size Pickup

TORRANCE, CA – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., has announced manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the 2009 Tundra full-size pickup truck, reflecting an overall average increase of $109 (0.4 percent) on all Tundra models.

Daimler Said Truck-Market Slump in U.S. May Last Eight Years

STUTTGART, GERMANY – Daimler AG has predicted that the U.S. market for heavy-duty vehicles won’t rebound to the peak sales levels of 2006 for at least five years.

Kenworth to Cut Washington Production, Lay Off 400

RENTON, WA – Kenworth Truck Co. will scale back most of its truck production at its Renton, Wash., plant and lay off more than 400 workers as sales slump.

Ryder Improves Driver Safety With GreenRoad Safety Center

REDWOOD SHORES, CA – Ryder has installed the GreenRoad Safety Center at select company locations.

OEM Data Delivery Introduces Telematics System for Heavy Equipment

SHELTON, CT - OEM Data Delivery, a developer of jobsite data management tools, has introduced a telematics system designed for owners of heavy equipment that want to track and manage their assets and each unit’s fuel consumption.

Zap Electric Truck XL

ZAP Delivers New Four-Wheel Electric Truck

SANTA ROSA, CA – Electric car pioneer ZAP has introduced its four-wheel ZAP Truck XL. The new addition to ZAP’s line offers an 800 pound payload.





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