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Coke Deploys More Hybrid Trucks

ATLANTA – Coca Cola Enterprises can now claim the largest hybrid truck fleet in North America, according to the company, having announced that they’ll be adding 185 hybrid trucks to their fleet, thus boosting the total number of environmentally friendly trucks to 327.

Yokohama Tire Corporation’s Commercial Truck Tires Receive EPA SmartWay Approval

FULLERTON, CA – Three commercial truck tires produced by Yokohama Tire Corporation have been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay program, which promotes cleaner, more efficient truck technologies.

DUECO acquires Odyne Corp.

WAUKESHA, WI – DUECO Inc., a manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty trucks for the utility and contracting market, purchased the assets of Odyne Corp., a clean technology company that specializes in propulsion systems for hybrid trucks and buses.

2010 ROUSH Liquid Propane Injected F-250

ROUSH Expands Propane Vehicle Lineup with Unveil of Liquid Propane Injected F-250 Pickup

LAS VEGAS – Hammering home their success in offering a propane-powered truck, ROUSH Performance unveiled the next product in the lineup - the 2010 ROUSH Liquid Propane Injected F-250 at the 2009 International Builders’ Show.

Dennis DeLeonard

TAG, LLC Names New VP

ELKHART, IN - Dennis DeLeonard has been named vice president Sales, Marketing, and Business Development for Truck Accessories Group, LLC (TAG).

Geolandar H/T-S G051

Yokohama Tire Corporation Earns 2009 Consumer Digest’s ‘Best Buy’ Award for its Geolandar H/T-S

FULLERTON, CA – Yokohama Tire Corporation’s Geolandar H/T-S tire has been named by Consumer Digest as one of its “2009 Best Buys.”

Detroit Diesel Launches Advanced Diagnostics Features for DDDL

REDFORD, MI – Detroit Diesel Corporation has launched advanced diagnostics features for its Detroit Diesel Diagnostic Link (DDDL) tool.

Truck Web Services Offers <b>Black Book</b> Feature to Dealers

NORFOLK, VA – Truck Web Services, an Internet solutions provider for the commercial truck industry, and a division of Dominion Enterprises, has announced it has incorporated Black Book’s vehicle valuations as an add-on feature to its Internet solution.

Navistar and Ford Motor Company Reach New Business Agreement

DEARBORN, Mich. and WARRENVILLE, Ill. – Ford Motor Company and Navistar International Corporation have reached an agreement to restructure their ongoing business relationship and settle all existing litigation between the companies.

FMCSA Issues Final Chassis Safety 'Roadability' Regulations

ARLINGTON, VA – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released final regulations for the Requirements for Intermodal Equipment Providers and Motor Carriers and Drivers Operating Intermodal Equipment.

Hino Trucks Receives Second J.D. Power and Associates Customer Satisfaction Award for 2008

NOVI, MI – Hino Trucks has ranked highest among conventional medium-duty truck engines in a 2008 J.D. Power and Associates Study.

Yokohama Tire Corporation’s Commercial Truck Tires Receive EPA SmartWay Approval

FULLERTON, CA – Three commercial truck tires produced by Yokohama Tire Corporation have been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay program, which promotes cleaner, more efficient truck technologies.

DOE Drops ’09 Diesel Price Projection to $2.27 a Gallon

WASHINGTON – Diesel fuel will average $2.27 a gallon this year and $2.54 in 2010, down substantially from previous projections.

Electric Passenger Van

Vantage Vehicle International Launches Its Line of Neighborhood All-Electric Utility Trucks and Vans

CORONA, CA —Vantage Vehicle International, Inc., a Corona, California-based manufacturer of mini-vehicles is pleased to announce the national release of its all-electric utility truck and passenger and cargo van line through a national network of distributors.

‘No Hassle in 2010’ - Navistar Launches Emissions Education Campaign for Vehicle Buyers Weighing 2010 Options

WARRENVILLE, IL – Navistar Inc., the maker of International brand commercial vehicles and MaxxForce brand diesel engines, launched an education campaign aimed at clarifying the issues surrounding 2010 emissions technologies.

30-Gallon Toolbox Fuel Tank

Work Smarter, Not Harder with Transfer Flow’s New 30-Gallon Fuel Tank and Tool Box Combo

CHICO, CA – Get two useful accessories for the price of one with Transfer Flow’s new 30-gallon Fuel Tank and Tool Box Combo for late model Ford and GM gas pick-ups.

Fiat to Acquire 35-percent Stake in Chrysler

TURIN, ITALY – In a joint statement, Fiat, Chrysler, and Chrysler's majority shareholder Cerberus Capital Management L.P, said they have signed "a non-binding term sheet to establish a global strategic alliance."

Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Voting Opens

TORRANCE, CA – Online voting is now open to choose the 2009 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year. Open to professional fleet managers, the ballot offers 20 Class 4-6 medium-duty models and vehicle series.

Navistar Sees Higher 2009 & 2010 Truck Demand

NEW YORK – Truck and engine maker Navistar International Corp. said it expects a slight rebound in North American truck sales this year and a bigger one in 2010, sending its shares up 13 percent.

Cummins Reaffirms Readiness for EPA 2010 Regulations

COLUMBUS, OHIO - Cummins Inc. reaffirmed that its entire on-highway product range, including its industry-leading ISX, will be ready to meet the new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations for the North American market beginning in 2010.

Nearly 800 Trucking Companies Out of Business Due to Recession

WASHINGTON – Few occupations feel every jolt along the nation's economic highway as deeply as trucking. Although the American Trucking Associations reported a slight rise in business in November, the previous month was the worst October for hauling cargo by truck in five years.

New ‘Green’ Trucks, Exhibitors and More Added to The Work Truck Show 2009 Line-Up

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI — More new product launches, “green” vehicles, exhibitors and educational sessions have been added to The Work Truck Show 2009 and 45th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention.

2009 Ford F-150 Becomes America’s Safest Full-Size Pickup by Earning Top 5-Star Crash Ratings

DEARBORN, MI – The all-new 2009 Ford F-150 became America’s safest full-size pickup by earning 5-star ratings in both government crash tests.

Baytech Obtains 2009 8.1l Heavy-Duty CNG Engine Certifications

LOS ALTOS, CA – Baytech Corporation has obtained 2009 EPA and CARB certifications for Baytech’s compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled GM 8.1L heavy-duty engine.

Isuzu to Go with SCR for 2010

IRVINE, CA –Isuzu Commercial Truck of America announced that it intends to use selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to achieve the 2010 standards for emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by diesel engines.

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