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J. J. Keller Introduces 2nd Edition Roadside Inspections Training Program in Prep for CSA 2010

NEENAH, WI - FMCSA is stepping up enforcement with a new, major initiative - the Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) 2010. This program will track, measure and evaluate carriers and drivers, using 24 months of all safety-based inspection violations to rank and target carriers for new FMCSA enforcement interventions.

NBB Releases Study on Critical Importance of Biodiesel Tax Credit

WASHINGTON - The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) released a study conducted which examined the economic impact of the biodiesel industry and the negative consequences of allowing the credit to lapse. The biodiesel tax incentive is currently set to expire on December 31, 2009.

MaxxForce Big Bore Engines Exceed Expectations

WARRENVILLE, IL - With a full year in the marketplace and more than 5,200 units built, Navistar's MaxxForce 11.0L and 13.0L big bore heavy-duty diesel engines are providing customers with a new level of performance, drivability and fuel efficiency.

PALFINGER North America Announces New Sales/Product Manager for EPSILON & AMERICAN HAWK Crane Products

NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO - PALFINGER North America announced the appointment of Tom Zwickle as the National Sales and Product Manager for the EPSILON Timber and Recycling cranes and AMERICAN HAWK Bulk Waste cranes.

2011 Ford First-Responder Vehicle

2011 Ford Super Duty Fire Truck Aids Families Of Fallen Los Angeles Firefighters

LOS ANGELES - For those who rely on their trucks 24/7 for emergency rescue work, the new 2011 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT chassis cab - which can be upfitted as a fire department first-responder vehicle - was showcased at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Hybrid Truck & Bus Voucher Fleet Training Workshop

DIAMOND BAR, CA - The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has funded $20.4 million for the Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP), aimed at accelerating California deployment of new hybrid medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

2010 Class 4-7 Trucks to Sell at Same Levels as 2009

WASHINGTON - While small points of optimism signal the economy finally may be starting to recover, that recovery is weak. Truck sales this year will be barely better than the dismal 2009 market.

KONE to Run Fleet of Transit Connect Models

COAL VALLEY, IL - Over the next three years, the global elevator and escalator company plans to fill its 700-unit fleet with the Ford Transit Connect.

Sudden Layoffs Leave Company Drivers Stranded at Gas Pumps

HOUSTON - Arrow Trucking employees were reportedly unaware they had been laid off until their gas cards no longer worked or someone showed up to tow away their trucks.

2010 North American Car & Truck of the Year Finalists Announced

DETROIT - The winners will be announced Jan. 11 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Bill Seeks to Increase Max Truck Weight to 97K

WASHINGTON - Over-the-highway trucks will be able to carry up to 97,000 pounds if the Safe and Efficient Transportation Act of 2009, which is currently in House subcommittee, passes. Under present law, trucks can carry up to 80,000 pounds.

Continental Adds Ultra Low Profile Truck Tires

FORT MILL, SC - Meeting the challenges of large capacity and car-carrier trucks, Continental Tire North America, Inc. announced the addition of new drive and steer tires in ultra low profile sizes to its lineup.

ATA Says 'Highway Investment will Spur Recovery'

WASHINGTON - Investment in highway construction and repair will create jobs and spur economic recovery, officials from the American Trucking Associations (ATA) told President Barack Obama at last week's National Jobs Summit.

Year Will End with 'Modest' Freight Growth

WASHINGTON - This year will end with "modest freight growth," according to FTR Associates, a group that tracks trucking industry trends. "We expect 2010 to be in the 2.8% range."

Ford Super Chief

Ford Super Chief: Future of Trucks

DEARBORN, MI - According to J Mays, group vice president of global design and Ford's Chief creative officer, the Ford F-250 Super Chief concept builds on the Ford Truck reputation and truck leadership commitment the company has had for 25 years in this country.

Chevrolet Offers Dealer-Installed Wireless Internet Systems for SUVs, Trucks & Vans

DETROIT - Owners of several Chevrolet models can transform their vehicle into a rolling Wi-Fi hot spot with Chevrolet Wi-Fi by Autonet Mobile.

ROUSH propane-powered E-Series van.

ROUSH Adds E-Series Vans to Propane Vehicle Lineup

LIVONIA, MI - Based on the reception for the propane-fueled pickups offered by ROUSH Performance, the company is launching into the next phase of their liquid propane injected vehicle offerings with a line of E-Series vans.

ENVigor Combines High-Performance & Eco Sensibilities with a Power Line-up of Sizes

FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama Tire Corporation is raising the bar on performance with the introduction of its all-new AVID ENVigor. The tire is the first to offer consumers the ideal blend of all-season performance, low rolling resistance, smooth comfort, and long treadlife.

Toyo Tires Receive U.S. EPA SmartWay Verification for 3 Commercial Tires

CYPRESS, CA - Toyo Tires received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SmartWay verification for a set of its premium commercial tire products, the M137 steer tire, M127 free-rolling tire for trailer axles, and the M657, a new drive tire soon available in the U.S.

Wal-Mart Drivers Get New Trucks for Driving Safely

PLAINVIEW, TX - The Wal-Mart Transportation Division is awarding brand new rigs to drivers who log 3 million miles without being in a preventable accident.

Purolator Adding 200 Hybrid Electric Trucks to Fleet

OAK PARK, MI - The new trucks, integrated on a Ford E-450 chassis and scheduled for delivery in 2010, join approximately 205 other Azure trucks already at work in Purolator's fleet.

New Wireless Internet Available for Chevrolet Models

DETROIT - A new dealer-installed system now available for several Chevrolet models enables full Internet access inside the vehicle, and up to a 150 feet radius around the vehicle with a laptop or mobile Wi-Fi device.

Propane Option Now Offered for E-Series Vans

LIVONIA, MI - ROUSH Performance is launching into the next phase of their liquid propane injected vehicle offerings with a line of E-Series vans.

2010 Ram Heavy Duty

Ram Heavy-Duty Named 2010 <i>MOTOR TREND</i> Truck of the Year

AUBURN HILLS, MI - The Ram Heavy Duty was one of four trucks eligible for this year's Truck of the Year award. Competitors included the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, the Ford Transit Connect, and the Toyota Tundra 4.6L work truck.

Fleet Equipment LLC, Fleet Leasing Accused of Bribing Shelby County Clerks

MEMPHIS, TN - An ongoing criminal investigation into the Shelby County Clerk's Office stems from allegations that clerks accepted money from individuals registering vehicles in exchange for favorable service.

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