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Hardin Trucking Adopts Cell Phone Ban, Texting

BRUCE, MS - Hardin Trucking, Inc. and affiliated partner employees are banned from texting or talking on a hand-held cell phone while behind the wheel of a company vehicle or while using a company-issued phone in their personal vehicle.

Commercial Truck Industry Opposes Legislation That Would Shift Authority to Set Fuel Economy Rules

WASHINGTON - Important segments of the commercial truck industry-dealers and drivers, in a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, voiced their strong opposition today to a Senate bill that would nullify fuel economy rules established by Congress under the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) in 2007.

Mercedes-Benz Engines Rank High in Heavy-Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Study

REDFORD, MI - Mercedes-Benz engines received the award for "Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Vocational Heavy-Duty Truck Engines" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Heavy Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Study.

2010 MaxxForce Big Bore Diesels Include New Engine Brake & Power Boost Options

LOUISVILLE, KY - Navistar, Inc. is giving Class 8 truckers more choices for getting up to speed in 2010, and one better way to help them slow down when needed.

Knapheide Offering Roush Propane Fuel Systems

LIVONIA, MI - Knapheide Manufacturing Company has become ROUSH Performance's newest partner to sell and install the ROUSH line of liquid propane fuel systems for Ford Commercial trucks, vans, and cutaways.

PHH Arval Hosts Annual Truck Fleet Management Conference

SPARKS, MD - PHH Arval recent annual Truck Fleet Management Conference, held in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., focused on a wide variety of topics of concern to managers of private truck fleets.

2010 Firestone Industrual Products Catalog Now Available

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC offers its 2010 air helper springs catalog detailing products and accessories available for today's trucks, SUVs, and vans.

Cummins Debuts Enhanced Quickcheck 5200 Handheld Device

LOUISVILLE, KY - Cummins QuickCheck 5200 handheld device brings the ease of adjusting engine features and parameters and reading trip information into the palms of customer hands.

Diamondback Introduces New Fleet Tonneau Covers at The NTEA Work Truck Show

PHILIPSBURG, PA - DiamondBack Automotive Accessories Inc. unveiled two new covers designed for fleet use at the NTEA Work Truck Show in St. Louis, March 10.

Supreme Corporation Announces "SUPREME EXPRESS" Program

GOSHEN, IN - Supreme Corporation's new SUPREME EXPRESS Aluminum Van Body Program gives customers a completed Aluminum Van Body in 10 business days or 15 business days with an approved liftgate.

SPAL USA Offers Sealed-Motor Blowers

ANKENY, IOWA - OEM and aftermarket manufacturer SPAL USA introduced a new line of blowers featuring sealed motors to deliver improved interior air circulation in on- and off-highway applications.

Survey Says Half of Fleets to Purchase Alt-Fuel Vehicles

LAS VEGAS - Almost half of fleets plan to purchase alternative fuel vehicles in the next three years, according to a phone survey conducted by the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi).

UPS Drivers Trained with Videogames & Hands-On Activities

ATLANTA - UPS has gone beyond traditional driver training methods with videogame technology and hands-on learning in an effort to recruit and effectively train 25,000 driver candidates -- most of whom are in their 20s -- over the next five years.

Carlos Ghosn (left), chairman and CEO of Renault-Nissan Alliance, and Dr. Dieter Zetsche, chairman and CEO of Daimler AG, signed the contract April 7, 2010. (Photo credit: Daimler)

Daimler, Nissan, Renault to Cooperate on Commercial Vehicles

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - Mercedes-Benz Vans will offer an all-new, entry-level van intended for commercial usage beginning in 2012. The technical basis of this van will come from Renault.

DOT Issues Rule Requiring Electronic On-Board Recorders for Truck Companies with Serious Hours-of-Service Violations

WASHINGTON - The U.S. DOT's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a new rule requiring interstate commercial truck and bus companies with serious patterns of hours-of-service (HOS) violations to install electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) in all their vehicles.

ROUSH Propane-Powered E-250

EPA Grants Approval for ROUSH Propane-Fueled E-150 / E-250 / E-350

LIVONIA, MI - ROUSH Performance received positive news from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that their 2010 E-150, E-250, and E-350 propane fuel conversion system has met the Federal emission regulatory requirements as established by the government agency.

Navistar Goes 'Beyond the Truck' with OnCommand Integrated Service Tools

LOUISVILLE, KY - Navistar, Inc. introduced OnCommand by Navistar- a bundled approach to service and after-sales support offerings.

Kenworth Medium Duty Models Add Multiplex Instrumentation, Driver Information Center

ST. LOUIS - Kenworth Truck Company increased the performance, serviceability, driver comfort, and fuel efficiency awareness of its medium-duty models with the introduction of enhanced multiplex instrumentation, Kenworth Driver Information Center and modern dash styling.

Rush Enterprises, Inc. to Form Division Responsible for Operating Dealerships Offering Navistar Products

SAN ANTONIO - Rush Enterprises, Inc., which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, signed an agreement to purchase certain assets, subsidiaries, and affiliates of Lake City Companies, LLC which operates commercial truck sales representing brands such as International and Mitsubishi Fuso.

MaxxForce 13 Big Bore Engine Receives EPA Certification

LOUISVILLE, KY - Navistar, Inc. announced it has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its 2010 MaxxForce 13 Advanced EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) big bore diesel engines.

Transportation Safety Technologies Releases Idle Guard 200

INDIANAPOLIS - Transportation Safety Technologies (TST) announced the Idle Guard 200, a solid state timer that automatically prevents unnecessary engine idling in fleet and delivery vehicles.

Bridgestone Will Hike OTR Tire Prices

NASHVILLE, TN - Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC's Off-Road Tire division raised prices on its mining, construction, and industrial tires up to 4 percent on April 1.

Palfinger Launces New line of Mechanics Bodies, Service Cranes & Air Compressors

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA - The PALFINGER North America Group (PNAG) continues to show its strong commitment to their customers by offering new and innovative ways to make their businesses more profitable.

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Tommy Gate Launches New Flatbed, Stake & Van G2 Series

WOODBINE, IOWA - Tommy Gate Company introduces the Flat­bed, Stake, and Van G2 Series, the latest addition to Tommy Gate's G2 Dual Drive Series.

UPS Deploys 200 Hybrid Electric Trucks

ATLANTA - UPS has further expanded its fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles with the deployment of 200 next-generation hybrid electric delivery trucks in eight U.S. cities.


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