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ATA Supports Ban on Text Messaging to Improve Highway Safety

ARLINGTON, VA - The American Trucking Associations strongly supports the safety objectives in new legislation that encourages states to ban texting while operating a motor vehicle.

PacLease Continues U.S. Location Growth - Adds Two New Locations to Serve Iowa

BELLEVUE, WA - PACCAR Leasing Company (PacLease) continues its expansion with the announcement of two new locations in Cedar Rapids and Davenport, Iowa.

Kenworth Earns 2009 J.D. Power and Associates Customer Satisfaction Awards

KIRKLAND, WA - Kenworth Truck Company achieved the highest ranking in customer satisfaction among Class 8 truck owners in the Over the Road, Pickup and Delivery (P&D), and Dealer Service segments.

Grand Prize Hino Truck to be Raffled at 2010 Florida Tow Show

NOVI, MI - Hino Trucks has teamed up with Miller Industries to provide one lucky tow operator a chance to win a fully loaded 2010 Hino model 258ALP with a Century 12 Series LCG Carrier.

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Toyota Announces Pricing on 2010 Highlander, FJ Cruiser, RAV4, and Tacoma

TORRANCE, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., announced manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the 2010 FJ Cruiser off-road sport/utility vehicle (SUV), Highlander mid-size SUV, RAV4 compact SUV, and Tacoma pickup truck.

Spicer Axles Designed to Increase Productivity of Medium-Duty Fleets

KALAMAZOO, MI - Dana Holding Corporation announced the launch of the Spicer S140 series, a new family of single-drive, medium-duty axles.

Pilot Travel Centers Announce 'At-the-Pump' Diesel Exhaust FluidLocations and Installation Timing

KNOXVILLE, TN - Pilot Travel Centers announced installation plans for the roll-out of 100 diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) "at-the-pump" locations.

Dennison Lubricants Inc. 'Goes Green' with EcoPower Motor Oil from Safety-Kleen

LAKEFIELD, MA - Dennison Lubricants Inc., a distributor of motor oils and industrial lubricants in New England, is "going green" with EcoPower, a new, environmentally friendly motor oil priced similarly to standard motor oils.

Rugged Industrial Generators Provide Power Where Needed

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Known for compact gen-sets, Next Generation Power also offers a standard line of low-speed, radiator-cooled Industrial Generators.

Texting Tow Truck Driver Lands in Swimming Pool

LOCKPORT, NY - After colliding with a stopped car, the tow truck flatbed went through a yard and sideswiped a house, with one of the towed vehicles hitting the house, then continued through a privacy fence and into the in-ground pool.

NHTSA & GHSA to Help States Effectively Enforce Texting Bans

WASHINGTON - In addition to supporting an NHTSA enforcement demonstration project showcasing how states can effectively enforce a cell phone ban, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) also urges employers ban all cell phone/texting use during working hours.

Freightliner Introduces Hybrid-Electric Retrofit Program

GAFFNEY, SC - Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation has launched a new program to retrofit older walk-in vans with new hybrid-electric systems.

Mitchell 1 Launches Online Service Information for Medium Trucks

POWAY, CA - Mitchell 1 released its new online service information for medium trucks on July 1. is a complete web-based service and repair information product covering Class 4-7 medium-duty straight trucks built from 1990 to the present.

Meritor Axles Now Standard on International Medium-Duty Trucks

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar and ArvinMeritor, Inc., announced that under the terms of a new long-term supply agreement, Meritor axles are now in standard position on International medium-duty trucks.

A.R.E. Supernet & Bedrug for a More Organized & Efficient Truck

MASSILLON, OHIO - A new video from leading truck cap and tonneau cover manufacturer A.R.E. showcases how its flexible cargo net - the SuperNet - can be paired with a BedRug bedliner to turn a truck bed into an organized, efficient trunk.

Mitsubishi Fuso's Split Rear-View Mirror Now Standard on all 2010 FE and FG Models

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) has announced that all new 2010 FE and FG model Mitsubishi Fuso medium-duty trucks will come equipped with door-mounted split rear view mirrors as standard equipment.

Channellock Dedicates New Projects to Quality & Made in America Mission

MEADVILLE, PA - New marketing efforts celebrate Channellock's commitment to American-based manufacturing and quality. Five benchmark CHANNELLOCK product lines - tongue and groove, cutting, long nose and lineman's pliers and adjustable wrenches - are featured in videos that demonstrate the functionality and quality of each.

New Secure Fuel System Datasheet from OEM Data Delivery

SHELTON, CT - New Secure Fuel System datasheet from OEM Data Delivery describes a new technology for the tracking of dispensed fuel to prevent theft or unauthorized use.

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MBB Interlift Updates Liftgate

CERRITOS, CA - MBB Interlift, a liftgate manufacturer, announced the company has added a "new and improved" liftgate to their product offering.

Cummins Filtration Offers Extended Range of API Certified DEF Products

NASHVILLE, TN - Cummins Filtration announced they have expanded their product line to include convenient, smaller-sized packaging options as well as dispensing equipment for Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF).

Firestone Industrial Products Introduces Digital Air Command Accessory Systems

INDIANAPOLIS - Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC introduces the new Digital Air Command I and Digital Air Command II air accessory systems designed to provide an instant air source for all Firestone air helper spring kits.

Dennis Bowe, national sales manager, TAG

Dennis Bowe Joins TAG as National Fleet Sales Manager

ELKHART, IN - Dennis DeLeonard, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development for Truck Accessories Group, LLC (TAG), a North American producer of truck caps and tonneaus, announces the addition of Dennis Bowe to the TAG Sales Team, as National Fleet Sales Manager.

Smith Delivers Electric Trucks to Commercial Fleets

WASHINGTON - Representatives from Coca-Cola Enterprises, Staples, Frito-Lay, and AT&T were each presented keys to an all-new Smith Newton, the world's largest commercially available battery-electric-powered truck.

Study: Texting Raises Crash Risk 23.2 Times

BLACKSBURG, VA - Truck and heavy-vehicle drivers who text-message while driving are 23.2 times more likely to be involved in a crash or near-crash as non-distracted motorists, according to new research conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.

NHTSA Issues New Braking Rules for Large Trucks

WASHINGTON - The new standard requires that a tractor-trailer traveling at 60 miles per hour comes to a complete stop in 250 feet instead of the previous 355 feet listed in the old standard.


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