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Navistar Moves Beyond Traditional Markets With New Global Initiatives

WARRENVILLE, IL – Navistar International Corp has expanded its global product lineup and dealer network and added to its portfolio of military contracts.

FMCSA to Leave Hours-of-Service Rule Unchanged

WASHINGTON – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in a notice to be published in Wednesday’s Federal Register, said it was making no changes to its controversial hours-of-service rule.

PacLease Adds 14 New Locations to Serve United States

BELLEVUE, WA – After seeing the number of its locations double in four years, PACCAR Leasing Company continues its rapid expansion with the announcement of 14 independently owned additional locations throughout the United States.

Rand McNally Commercial Transportation Launches New RouteTools Software

SKOKIE, IL – In a move to provide professional truck drivers with tools to maximize productivity and profits, Rand McNally, creator of the Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas, has introduced new commercial truck routing and business management software for the PC.

With a Transfer Flow’s 50-Gallon Auxiliary Fuel Tank System Extends Truck Range

CHICO, CA - According to Transfer Flow, Inc., its 50-gallon auxiliary fuel tank helps trucks increase their range and save money at the pumps.

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.





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