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Sterling Trucks Debuts New Mid-Size Integrated Sleeper

REDFORD, MI – Sterling Truck Corporation has introduced the Sterling NightShift, a new integrated sleeper. Designed to maximize productivity and driver retention in regional haul applications, the NightShift features best-in-size storage of a mid-size, mid-roof sleeper, and a stand-up walk-through configuration.

PacLease Announces 3 New Eastern Michigan Locations in the U.S.

BELLEVUE, WA – PACCAR Leasing Company (PacLease) continues its North American franchise network expansion with the addition of three new full-service lease locations.

Kenworth LNG T800 Trucks

New Kenworth T800 LNG Trucks Help Drayage Fleet With Clean Air Efforts in Los Angeles, Long Beach

RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, CA – Vic La Rosa, president of Total Transportation Services, Inc. (TTSI), a drayage, warehouse and transportation company in Rancho Dominguez, Calif., is helping bring cleaner air to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and surrounding areas that the fleet serves.

Navistar, American LaFrance Plan Vocational Truck Joint Venture

WARRENVILLE, IL – Navistar, Inc. and American LaFrance, LLC have new plans to work together to develop, manufacture, and support low cab-over engine (LCOE) vocational trucks.

Ford Launches Industry-First Side Mirror Design on 2009 Edge Minimizing Blind Spot Risk

DEARBORN, MI – Ford is moving quickly to address driver demands for increased visibility with the Blind Spot Mirror, pulling ahead the feature’s introduction by one year to launch this fall as standard equipment on the 2009 Ford Edge.

SpaceKap Truck Cover

A.R.E. Named U.S. Distributor of SpaceKap Truck Caps

MASSILLON, OHIO – Truck cap and tonneau cover manufacturer A.R.E. is now the exclusive U.S. distributor of the SpaceKap, a truck cap manufactured by Canadian-based Fibrocap Inc.

Goodyear Seeks Special Truck Drivers as Highway Heroes

AKRON, OHIO – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is starting its second quarter-century of celebrating truck-driver heroics. The company announced that a search is on for U.S. and Canadian drivers who come to the rescue of fellow motorists.

ConocoPhillips Introduces Heavy Duty Engine Oil

HOUSTON – ConocoPhillips Company, the fourth largest U.S. lubricants supplier, announced the introduction of Kendall SHP Diesel 5W40 Full Synthetic, a premium tier API CJ-4 diesel engine oil.

Freightliner Trucks and Meritor WABCO Offer Collision Safety System

PORTLAND, OR - Freightliner Trucks, in conjunction with Meritor WABCO, has announced the availability of the OnGuard Collision Safety System for select Cascadia and Century Class S/T fleets.

EPA Keeps Biofuels Levels in Place after Considering Texas’ Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following extensive analysis, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Stephen L. Johnson announced his decision to deny a request submitted by the State of Texas to reduce the nationwide Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).

Fleet One Announces New OTR Sales Hires

NASHVILLE, TN - Fleet One, LLC, a provider of fuel cards and fleet-related payment solutions to businesses and government agencies with vehicles, recently announced new hires for its Over The Road sales force.

Paccar’s Fuel-Saving Hybrid Trucks Aimed at Nation’s Distribution Industry

SEATTLE – Kirkland-based Kenworth Truck, a subsidiary of Paccar, plans to begin full production of its T270 and T370 hybrid trucks in early September.

Peterbilt Illinois to Expand Rockford Facility, Creating Up to 30 Jobs

ROCKFORD, IL – Peterbilt of Rockford is almost doubling the size of its Rockford facility, expanding the building from 11,000 to 21,000 square feet and give the dealership more office, display and service area.

Sterling Heights Dodge Adds New Commercial Truck Center

STERLING HEIGHTS, MI – Anthony Viviano, chairman of Sterling Heights Dodge and Meadowbrook Dodge in Michigan, has added a new Commercial Center to Sterling Heights Dodge and the launch of their new corporate fleet program called Fleet Elite.

Damar TruckDeck

Damar Offers the TruckDeck

PARKER, CO – DAMAR Corporation LLC has introduced the DAMAR TruckDeck, a bed storage and organization accessory available for most popular pickup trucks.

Auto Truck Group Celebrates 90th Anniversary

BENSENVILLE, IL – Auto Truck Group is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. On Mar. 28, 1918, Hervey R. Dailey founded the company, then known as Auto Truck Steel Body.

GM Extends Engine Supply Agreement With Navistar Affiliate MWM International Motores

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – The board of directors of General Motors Brazil and MWM International Motores, an affiliate of Navistar Inc., have signed a strategic agreement to manufacture 420,000 units of a completely new diesel engine to serve GM’s new vehicle line to be launched by 2011.

Raser Developing Plug-In Hybrid Pickup

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Raser Technologies is developing a plug-in hybrid pickup truck. Instead of being propelled using both the electric motor and internal combustion engine, the truck will travel using only its electric motor.

Century Offers New Showroom Marketing Tools to Dealer Network

ELKHART, IN– Century Truck Caps, a division of the Truck Accessories Group, LLC (TAG), has three additional mini display units that will provide dealers with new showroom marketing tools.

Cox Enterprises Reduces Fuel Usage and Carbon Emissions With New Fuel-Sipping Hybrid Trucks

Continuing its transition to a more environmentally-friendly fleet, Cox Enterprises has added nine International Durastar Hybrid Bucket Trucks to its fleet.

Old Dominion Launches New Web-Based Service to Track Equipment

THOMASVILLE, N.C. – Old Dominion Freight Line Inc., has launched a new Web-based equipment locator on its Web site, www.odfl.com.

Transportation Trades Department President Responds to Extension of Cross-Border Trucking Program

WASHINGTON – The following statement was offered by Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, in reaction to the Department of Transportation's extension of the cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico.

Morgan Corporation Names New Members to Distributor Advisory Council

MORGANTOWN, PA – Morgan Corporation, a manufacturer of dry freight and refrigerated truck bodies has named new members to its valued Distributor Advisory Council, which represents and serves as the voice of Morgan's network of authorized distributors.

U.S. DOT Secretary Visits Navistar’s Melrose Park Engine Plant

MELROSE PARK, IL – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Mary Peters recently visited Navistar’s Engine Group headquarters in Melrose Park, Ill., to evaluate first-hand the benefits of a burgeoning new technology available for the commercial transportation industry — diesel hybrid electric power.

Standard Register Recognized by Daimler Trucks North America as “Master of Quality”

DAYTON, OHIO – Standard Register has been recognized by Daimler Trucks North America as a Master of Quality supplier for 2007.





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