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Nissan Diesel Changes Name to UD Trucks, Updates Web Site

IRVING, TEXAS - Nissan Diesel Motor Co., Ltd. changed its English company name to UD Trucks Corporation, effective Feb. 1. Simultaneous with this company name change, the current Nissan Diesel brand name will also be changed to a new brand name called UD Trucks.

Jack Roush hands the keys of a 2010 ROUSH propane-fueled F-250 pickup to AmeriGas Propane, L.P. Chief Executive Officer Gene Bissell.

AmeriGas Adds ROUSH Propane-Powered F-250 To Fleet

LIVONIA, MI - AmeriGas Propane, L.P. Chief Executive Officer Gene Bissell took a tour of the ROUSH Performance vehicle assembly area to see first-hand how the Michigan company is gearing up to convert thousands of gasoline engines in Ford trucks and vans to run on propane.

AmeriFleet Gains PDMA Certification

ALPHARETTA, GA - AmeriFleet Transportation, announced the enhancement of their Complete Asset Recovery service with PDMA (Prescription Drug Marketing Act) certification.

Airport Shuttles Turn to ROUSH Propane Vans to Meet New Vehicle Restrictions

LIVONIA, MI - Due to a requirement by Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to require servicing fleets to run their vehicles on an alternative fuel, companies are turning to ROUSH propane-fueled E-Series vans to meet requirements.

Truck Accessories Group (TAG) Announces Promotions

ELKHART, IN -Bob Hill has been appointed sales manager for the Truck Accessories Group (TAG) Midwest. Granville Dennison has also joined the TAG organization as national fleet and commercial sales manager.

Continental to Hike Tire Prices June 1

FORT MILL, SC - Continental Tire the Americas LLC will raise passenger, light truck and medium truck tire prices on June 1 due to escalating raw material costs.

Firestone Offers Ride-Rite Air Helper Spring Kits for Ford E-150 & Transit Connect

INDIANAPOLIS - Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC introduced its Ride-Rite air helper spring kits for a range of commercial Ford applications, including the 2008-current Ford E-150 (not extended van), the 2009-current Ford E-150 (extended van), and the Ford Transit Connect.

Prime Lube Offers BlueSky Diesel Exhaust Fluid to Meet EPA Mandates

CARTERET, NJ - Prime Lube, Inc., secured a strategic partnership with Germany's Kruse Group to become the first Mid-Atlantic manufacturer of BlueSky Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) for distribution across 12 states, the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces.

High Density Plastic Van Partition Offers Fleet Fuel Savings

SARASOTA, FL - In an economy that stretches every dollar budgeted to support a business, the Chameleon 2000 is offering fleet owners relief in one the most expensive areas - fuel.

La. House Rejects Cell Phone Ban for Truck Drivers

BATON ROUGE, LA - The Louisiana House sidetracked a bill May 6 that would have banned truck drivers from talking on hand-held cell phones while driving.

UPS Deploys 25 Hybrids in Houston

HOUSTON - UPS announced its fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles has expanded with the deployment of 25 next-generation hybrid electric delivery trucks to Houston.

Toyo to Raise Prices 8 Percent

CYPRESS, CA - Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. will raise its passenger, light truck, commercial truck, and OTR tire prices up to 8 percent, along with in-line adjustments, on June 1.

Goodyear to Raise Prices June 1

AKRON, OHIO - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is the latest tire manufacturer to announce upcoming price increases.

Volvo Trucks Introduces New Volvo FMX

GOTEBORG, SWEDEN - Volvo Trucks is launching the rugged, new Volvo FMX, based on the very successful FM platform, which is well proven in demanding construction applications

Yokohama Tire Corporation Teams With Isuzu to Launch Commercial Truck Dealer Program

FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama Tire Corporation announced it is partnering with Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. on an innovative commercial truck dealer program.

Enova Integrates Ford F-150 & Chevy Express Cargo Van with All-Electric Ze Drive System

TORRANCE, CA - Enova Systems, Inc. expanded its all electric Zero Emissions (Ze) drive system offerings to include a Ford F-150 utility truck and Chevrolet Express cargo van.

Pennsylvania Distributor Ready to Deliver Air1 Diesel Exhaust Fluid

AVOCA, PA - Prominent Pennsylvania lubricants company Craft Oil is equipped to supply 68 counties in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania with Air1, a diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).

Winn-Dixie Enhances 450-Truck Fleet with XATANET

MINNEAPOLIS - XATA Corporation, a fleet optimization software and services company, announced that Winn-Dixie will use XATA's XATANET solution and fleet management applications to optimize its delivery fleet.

TRALA Fighting Registration Fee for RI Rental Trailers

ALEXANDRIA, VA - TRALA is aggressively opposing Rhode Island legislation that would require payment of a $40 annual fee for the registration of every trailer used for the transportation of persons or of household goods in the state.

DTNA Reaches 10,000 New Orders for Vehicles Equipped with SCR Technology

PORTLAND, OR - Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) has secured more than 10,000 orders for new vehicles equipped with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions technology.

Coca-Cola Reduces Direct Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 99 Percent

WASHINGTON - Coca-Cola has introduced a series of innovations throughout the nation's Capitol designed to reduce the Company's environmental footprint at each step in the manufacturing, distribution, and sales processes.

Penske Truck Leasing ordered 600 Volvo VN670 tractors with EPA2010-certified Volvo D13 engines and selective catalytic reduction (SCR). The initial 100 units of the order have been built and are the remaining 500 VN670s will be produced and delivered over the next several months.

Penske Truck Leasing Orders 600 Volvo VNs

READING, PA - Penske ordered 600 Volvo VN670 tractors with EPA2010-certified Volvo D13 engines and selective catalytic reduction (SCR).

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Chameleon 2000 Awards Missouri Fleet Director TaleGator at 2010 NAFA I & E

DETROIT - Chameleon 2000, a new addition to the 2010 NAFA I&E, not only brought its fuel-saving lightweight van partition device to Detroit's Cobo Hall for the expo; the company also held a drawing for a unique giveaway item - the TaleGator.

AmeriGas Takes Delivery of Propane F-250 Pickup

WASHINGTON - ROUSH Enterprises CEO Jack Roush handed AmeriGas Propan'es CEO the keys to a brand-new 2010 propane-fueled F-250 pickup, the first of many ROUSH vehicles to be added to the AmeriGas fleet.

Knapheide Now Offering Propane Fuel Systems

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

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