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2009 Ford F-150 Becomes America’s Safest Full-Size Pickup by Earning Top 5-Star Crash Ratings

DEARBORN, MI – The all-new 2009 Ford F-150 became America’s safest full-size pickup by earning 5-star ratings in both government crash tests.

Baytech Obtains 2009 8.1l Heavy-Duty CNG Engine Certifications

LOS ALTOS, CA – Baytech Corporation has obtained 2009 EPA and CARB certifications for Baytech’s compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled GM 8.1L heavy-duty engine.

Isuzu to Go with SCR for 2010

IRVINE, CA –Isuzu Commercial Truck of America announced that it intends to use selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to achieve the 2010 standards for emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by diesel engines.

FMCSA Unveils Chassis Rule

WASHINGTON – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published an intermodal equipment rule that should boost truckers’ productivity by speeding up operations and ensuring chassis are safer.

Navistar Offers Weak 2009 Forecast

NEW YORK – Navistar International Corp. provided a soft 2009 forecast on Jan. 5, citing weak demand in North America where sales volumes are expected to remain near 30-year lows.

Ford’s F-Series Reigns as America’s Best-Selling Truck and Best-Selling Vehicle in 2008

DEARBORN, MI –For the 32nd year in a row, Ford’s F-Series is America’s best-selling truck with 2008 sales of 515,513. F-series outsold its nearest truck rival by more than 50,000 units.

California Cartage Company & Ports of Long Beach & Los Angeles Gets ‘Greener’

PORTLAND, OR – Daimler Trucks North America celebrated the delivery of 132 new natural gas (NG)-fueled tractors to drivers who contract with California Cartage Company and 100 new NG trucks for the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles’ Clean Truck Program.

ACRAFIT anti-siphon device by PACCAR

PACCAR Parts Introduces the ACRAFIT Anti-Siphon Device to Prevent Fuel Theft

RENTON, WA — PACCAR Parts introduced the ACRAFIT anti-siphon device that can help truck fleets keep from having their profits siphoned off by fuel thieves.

Oshkosh Gets $1.12 Billion in U.S. Truck Support Work

OSHKOSH, WI - Oshkosh Corp., a Wisconsin-based maker of military trucks, won a contract valued at as much as $1.12 billion to provide support services for heavy- and medium- duty trucks used by the U.S.government.

Work Truck Wants to Hear From You!!

TORRANCE, CA – Do you use short-term truck rentals? Take a moment to tell us your thoughts and experiences, and look for the results in an upcoming issue of Work Truck magazine.

EPA to Require Sensors for Emissions in 2010

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its final rule requiring heavy-truck manufacturers to install onboard diagnostic systems starting in 2010 to alert drivers when engine emission systems are malfunctioning or deteriorating.

Penske Truck Leasing Expands CyntrX Fleet-Technology Product Offering from EVA

READING, PA – Penske Truck Leasing announced it has expanded its relationship with Enhanced Vehicle Applications (EVA) to offer a wider selection of their products for onboard commercial truck tracking technology.

Ford F-150

Ford F-150 Named ‘2009 Best Redesigned Vehicle’ from

DEARBORN, MI – Editors at Kelley Blue Book’s announced Ford’s all-new 2009 F-150 — an American icon with class-leading capability and unsurpassed fuel economy — has earned the title of “2009 Best Redesigned Vehicle.”

MAN Buys VW's Brazil Heavy Truck Business

FRANKFURT/SAO PAULO – German Industrial conglomerate MAN AG announced its agreement to buy Volkswagen’s Brazil-based truck and bus business, enabling it to expand its previously small presence in South America.

DS Waters Chooses CEI for Collision Management and Subrogation Services

TREVOSE, PA – DS Waters of America, Inc., (DS Waters), a nationwide producer and distributor of bottled water and coffee, has selected The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI), for collision management and subrogation services.

Tommy Gate RF Model

Tommy Gate Launches NEW RF Model

WOODBINE, IOWA – Tommy Gate Company introduces the RF Model, Tommy Gate’s first two-piece folding railgate.

Ryder Announces Strategic Initiatives to Increase Competitiveness and Drive Long-Term Profitable Growth

MIAMI – Ryder System, Inc. announced several strategic and tactical initiatives to address current global economic conditions and drive long-term profitable growth.

Jasper Innovative Solutions Purchases Assets of Mac Motors

JASPER, IN – Jasper Innovative Solutions, sister company of Jasper Engines & Transmissions, has purchased the Postal Division assets of Mac Motors, a supplier of vehicle parts to the United States Postal Service VMF facilities.

Mitsubishi Fuso Consolidates North American Operations

KAWASAKI, JAPAN – Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), a commercial vehicle manufacturer, announced it is consolidating North American operations at Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America (MFTA), Logan Township, N.J.

Penske Truck Leasing Teams Up with PeopleNet

READING, PA – Penske Truck Leasing announced it has teamed with PeopleNet for onboard commercial truck technology solutions.

Kenworth Medium-Duty Crew Cab

Kenworth Offers Aftermarket Crew Cab Conversion Option for Medium Duty Trucks

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth Truck Company offers an aftermarket crew cab conversion option for Kenworth T170, T270, and T370 medium-duty conventional models.

Production Ends at Michigan Truck Plant, Conversion Begins for Small-Vehicle Production

WAYNE, MI – Production operations ended at Ford Motor Company’s Michigan Truck Plant as the last vehicle rolled off the assembly line.

Hankook Tire Achieves EPA SmartWay Certification

WAYNE, NJ – Hankook Tire, a tire manufacturing company, has had three of its commercial fleet tires certified for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay Program.

Ryder Introduces Hybrid Trucks

MIAMI – Ryder System, Inc., a transportation and supply chain management solution company, announced the launch of its RydeGreen Hybrid straight truck line, now available for order by Ryder lease customers.

<i>Motor Trend</i> Names Ford F-150 2009 Truck of the Year

LOS ANGELESMotor Trend announced the selection of the all-new Ford F-150 as its 2009 Truck of the Year.


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