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Rechargeable using either 240-volt or standard 120 volt outlets, the all-electric Transit Connect can travel a range of 80 miles on a full charge, according to Ford.

Ford Unveils All-Electric Transit Connect

CHICAGO - Ford recently unveiled the all-electric version of the Ford Transit Connect at the Chicago Auto Show, confirming the zero-emissions small van will be in fleet operators' hands later this year.

ARI Welcomes Newest National Truck Sales Manager

MT. LAUREL, NJ - Automotive Resources International (ARI) welcomes Larry Evans as its newest national truck sales manager.

Chance to Win $50 by Voting for Truck of the Year

TORRANCE, CA - Professional fleet managers are encouraged to cast their ballots for one of 19 nominated medium-duty work trucks. A $50 American Express gift card will be awarded to one randomly selected professional fleet manager among the voters.

NY Fire Dept. to Add More Trucks to Fleet

HOLDEN, LA - The City of New York has awarded another large contract to supply the New York City Fire Department five heavy rescue trucks.

Firestone Industrial Products Company's Work-Rite Available for 2009 Dodge Ram 1500, Ford F-Series & Nissan Titan

INDIANAPOLIS - Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC's Work-Rite suspension solution is now available for a comprehensive list of Chevrolet, GMC, Dodge, Ford, and Nissan pickup trucks, commercial vehicles, and vans,.

Navistar Announces New Name & Direction for Mixer Business

LAS VEGAS - At a press conference at the annual World of Concrete trade show, Navistar International Corporation formally introduced Continental Mixers as the latest addition to the Navistar portfolio of brands.

Yokohama Tire to Adjust Prices on Light and Medium Commercial Truck Tires

FULLERTON, CA - Due to continued increases in the cost of raw materials and energy-related expenses, Yokohama Tire Corporation announced it will increase prices on its light and medium commercial truck tires by up to 7 percent, effective March 1

Daimler Trucks North America Partners with Cleaire Advanced Emission Controls for Diesel Retrofit Control Systems

PORTLAND, OR - Daimler Trucks North America LLC announced a partnership with Cleaire Advanced Emission Controls, LLC, to be the exclusive North American (excluding California) provider of Cleaire retrofit emission control systems.

Thyssenkrupp Elevator has Most Ford Transit Connects In Operation in North America

DETROIT - ThyssenKrupp Elevator has purchased 140 Ford Transit Connects to date, and uses an upfit package with a combination of shelves and drawers from Ford supplier Leggett & Platt.

Online Trucking Permit Service Available from J. J. Keller

NEENAH, WI - J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. announced the release of a Web service that helps companies obtain permits for vehicles that are oversize, overweight or not properly permitted to travel to designated locations.

Mitsubishi Fuso Announces New 'Get Up & Go' 1st Quarter Commercial Truck Incentive Program

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America (MFTA) announced a new incentive program for 1Q 2010. Called "Get Up & Go," it offers 1.9-percent APR financing for 24 or 36 months in the U.S. and 5.4-percent APR financing for 48 or 60 months in Canada.

Kumho Introduces Four Medium Truck Tires

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA - Four medium truck tires will be introduced by Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc. in 2010. One is the KMA02, a wide-base, on/off-road mixed service tire.

Navistar Selects Continental Tires as Standard Equipment for Severe Service and Medium Duty

FORT MILL, SC - Navistar and Continental Tire North America, Inc. announced Continental truck tires are the standard fitment for all International PayStar, WorkStar, and DuraStar severe service and medium-duty vehicles.

ATA Joins Suit Challenging California Low Carbon Fuel Standard

ARLINGTON, VA - The American Trucking Associations (ATA) joined petroleum refiners and other end-users in a legal challenge to California's recently enacted low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS).

Cummins Announces Multiyear Agreement with Chrysler Group LLC

COLUMBUS, IN - Cummins Inc., announced a multiyear extension of its current agreement with Chrysler Group LLC. Cummins will supply 6.7L Turbo Diesel engines for Ram Heavy Duty pickups and Chassis Cab trucks while continuing to grow its partnership with Chrysler.

GE Capital Fleet Services Adds New Customer and Expands Telematics Mapping Application

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - GE Capital Fleet Services announced an expansion of its 25-year relationship with G4S Wackenhut and the launch of a new version of Mobile Resource Intelligence.

Rhino Linings Corporation Adds Additional Product to Its Bed Liner Family

SAN DIEGO, CA - Rhino Linings Corp., a global leader in protective linings, introduces its newest product, Rhino Hybrid lining, to its family of truck bed linings solutions.

Nissan Diesel Changing to ‘UD Trucks’

TOKYO - Effective February 1, Japanese truck manufacturer Nissan Diesel will change its name and brand image to "unify the company's current scattered identity under one global brand, while also increasing its visibility within its parent company, the Volvo group."

NAFA Requests a Restoration of the Federal Tax Credit for Biodiesel

PRINCETON, NJ - NAFA Fleet Management Association is urging fleet management professionals to write their local Senators in support of extending the tax credit for biodiesel, which expired December 31, 2009.

Mich. Lawmakers Propose 40% Diesel Tax Increase

LANSING, MI - Michigan lawmakers have proposed a 6-cent increase in the state's diesel tax to help pay for road improvements.

Smith Electric Vehicles Awarded GSA Schedule

WASHINGTON - Smith's all-electric, fuel- and emissions-free commercial trucks are now available for purchase by U.S. government agencies and military forces.

Balloting Begins for 2010 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

TORRANCE, CA - Online voting for the 2010 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year is now open. Professional fleet managers are encouraged cast their ballots for one of 19 nominated medium-duty work trucks.

U.S. Bans Texting by Truck and Bus Drivers

WASHINGTON - Truck and bus drivers who travel interstate roadways are now banned from using a handheld device to send text messages, U.S. officials said.

Navistar Selected As Partner in Development of DOE 'Super Truck'

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar announced it will receive more than $37 million in federal funding to partner with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to pioneer new fuel efficiency and emissions-reducing technologies.

Detroit Diesel Corporation Family of Advanced Engines with BlueTec 2010 Certified

PORTLAND, OR - Detroit Diesel Corporation's high performance, fuel efficient family of engines, including the DD13, DD15, and DD16 with the BlueTec emissions control system, has been certified by the Environmental Protection Agency as meeting 2010 emissions regulations.


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