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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 (www.pinkjeep.com), 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.

Learn How to Manage Your Truck Fleet More Effectively

TORRANCE, CA – Join Work Truck magazine for a free, interactive live event December 10. Sponsored by Ford Fleet, the 60-minute Webinar will begin at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST).

FleetCards USA Launches New FleetCards TrendWatch Advisory Council

ATLANTA – The new FleetCards TrendWatch council will identify new and upcoming trends and articulate them to the industry.

Mitsubishi Fuso Offers New Incentive

REDFORD, MI – Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America announced its “Show Me the Money” sales event, an incentive program open to all retail customers in the United States who purchase a new Mitsubishi Fuso truck and take delivery by Dec. 31.

Green Products to Be Recognized at the Work Truck Show 2009

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – In an effort to recognize companies that develop innovative products and technology that improve work truck fuel utilization, the National Truck Equipment Association has created The Work Truck Show Green Award.

Kenworth Truck Company Offers Key Tips on Spec’ing for Medium-Duty Trucks

LEBANON, MO - Kenworth Truck Company recommends that companies know their payload, terrain conditions, and body requirements to better spec medium-duty trucks for business applications.

Rand McNally Commercial Transportation Launches New IntelliRoute Dock2Dock Software Using NAVTEQ Map Data

SKOKIE, IL – Rand McNally’s new IntelliRoute Dock2Dock solution provides truck-attributed dock-to-dock navigation on city and inter-neighborhood streets

NADA & ATD Successful in Effort to Exempt Auxiliary Power Units From Federal Excise Tax

WASHINGTON – The National Automobile Dealers Association and American Truck Dealers led a successful effort to exempt Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) from the 12 percent federal excise tax (FET).





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