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The Work Truck Show 2009 and 45th Annual NTEA Convention to Appear in Chicago

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI — The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) announces that The Work Truck Show will be held in Chicago for the first time in 2009, and will return to St. Louis, in 2010.

Transfer Flow Introduces 50-Gallon, Mid-Ship Fuel Tank for ’99-’08 Ford F350, F450, and F550 Chassis Cab Models

CHICO, CA - Transfer Flow, a manufacturer of aftermarket fuel tank systems, has introduced a 50-gallon, mid-ship, diesel fuel tank system for 1999-2008 Ford F350, F450, and F550 chassis cabs with 84², 108², and 120² cab-axle lengths, as well as some 60² cab-axle models.

Sterling Trucks CompleteLease Web Site Now Available

REDFORD, MI – Sterling Truck Corporation has launched a new Web site:, designed for customers researching full-service leasing opportunities.

Daimler Trucks North America Expands Engine Offerings

PORTLAND, OR – Daimler Trucks North America will offer a full line of its own Detroit Diesel engines, as well as Cummins heavy- and medium-duty engines, across its Freightliner, Sterling, Western Star, and Thomas Built Buses vehicle range.

Caterpillar and Navistar to Pursue Strategic Alliance

WARRENVILLE, IL – Caterpillar Inc. and Navistar International Corporation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to pursue global on-highway truck business opportunities and cooperate on a variety of engine platforms.

NVLA Launches New Lifeline E-Newsletter

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Vehicle Leasing Association has launched an updated version of Lifeline, the association’s electronic newsletter.

Kenworth To Show T370 Hybrid Utility Truck at Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference June 15-18

KIRKLAND, WA - Kenworth Truck Company will display a medium duty diesel-electric hybrid utility truck and participate in a drive-through demonstration at the 55th annual Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Renews Transportation Contract With Ryder

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has renewed a three-year Dedicated Contract Carriage (DCC) transportation contract with Ryder.

J. J. Keller Introduces New Waste Manifest and Label Maker Software

NEENAH, WI – J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. recently introduced Keller-Soft Waste Manifest and Label Maker software, a tool that automates completion of the Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest form.

Goodyear Receives Hino Motors’ Quality Excellence Award

AKRON, OHIO – Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. recently presented The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company with its Quality Excellence Award for commercial tires on Hino medium-duty trucks.

Daimler Trucks North America LLC Recognizes 43 Masters of Quality

PORTLAND, OR – Daimler Trucks North America LLC has recognized 43 North American manufacturers from the United States, Canada, and Mexico as recipients of Daimler Trucks North America’s Masters of Quality supplier quality award for 2007.

Kenworth T800 Adds Automatic Transmission Offerings

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth has introduced new automatic transmission offerings for customers in construction and short-haul applications with high horsepower requirements.

Magnadyne Offers CCD Cameras & LCD Monitor for Industrial Applications

COMPTON, CA – Magnadyne Corporation is showing three-color CCD cameras and a color LCD monitor for industrial use, such as RVs, trucks, delivery vehicles, and other heavy-duty applications.

GM to End Work at Four Truck Plants

DETROIT – General Motors Corp (GM) is expected to announce that it will stop production at four truck plants in North America.

Yokohama Will Adjust Consumer Tire Prices Up to Six Percent

FULLERTON, CA - Due to continued record increases in the costs of raw materials and energy, Yokohama Tire Corp. will adjust prices on its consumer tires by up to six percent, effective Jul. 1.

Goodyear Announces Commercial Tire Price Hikes

AKRON, OHIO – Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is raising prices on some of its commercial tires up to nine percent, effective Jul. 1.

Smith to Produce Electric Trucks in U.S.

CITY, ST – Smith Electric Vehicles has announced a new pure electric truck for North America that will go into production later this year.

Bay Area Air District Issues Call for Goods Movement Projects

SAN FRANCISCO – The Bay Area Air Quality Management District's 2008 Goods Movement Program provides funding to retrofit or replace engines or purchase new equipment for large trucks, trains, and harbor craft.

BP Asphalt Launches New Truck Safety Program

CHICAGO – BP Asphalt's new truck safety program, TruckSafe, is intented to reduce injuries and incidents related to the handling and transporting of hot liquid asphalt via truck.

New Top Spin and Quick Flip Soft Tonneaus for 2008 Silverado/Sierra

LOGAN, UTAH – Downey Products' Top Spin and Quick Flip soft tonneau covers are now available for 2008 Chevrolet/GMC pickups including the Silverado, Sierra, Colorado, and Canyon.

Cambridge Iron Sees Savings with TireVigil Pro Tire Monitoring and Management System

TROY, MI – Baltimore-based Cambridge Iron and Metal has selected TireStamp's Corp.'s TireVigil Pro system for monitoring the tires on its fleet of trucks.

SwRI Initiates Diesel Emissions Accelerated Aging Cycle Consortium

SAN ANTONIO – Southwest Research Institute will launch a cooperative research program this month to develop accelerated aging procedures for diesel emission systems and components.

Loughrey to Retire as Cummins Inc. President and CEO in March 2009; to Become Cummins Vice Chairman on Aug. 1

COLUMBUS, IN – Joe Loughrey, president and CEO for Cummins, will retire in March 2009. Effective this Aug. 1, Loughrey will become Cummins vice chairman and remain a member of the board of directors until his retirement.

LEER Tonneaus Lower Drag, Translating to Improved Gas Mileage

MILTON, PA – As people from coast to coast face staggering increases in fuel prices, LEER is reminding pickup truck owners that LEER tonneaus save gas and improve fuel mileage.

Dodge Unveils More Fuel-Efficient 2009 Ram

AUBURN HILLS, MI - The 2009 Dodge Ram could boast a 20-percent improvement in fuel efficiency.

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