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PALFINGER North America Group Announces New Distribution Company

NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO - The PALFINGER North America Group announced the formation of Paltec Truck Equipment Company, which will began business Jan. 1.

Cole Hersee Showcases Surestart LVD Switch at Work Truck Show 2010

BOSTON - Cole Hersee will be showcasing the SureStart Low Voltage Disconnect (LVD) Switch 48513, LVD Switch 48510, and Smart Battery Isolator 48525 at the Work Truck Show 2010 March 9 - 10, 2010 at America's Center in St. Louis, MO.

Steelweld Acquires the Midbox Product

ST. CLAIR, MO - With this latest addition, Steelweld expands its operations to include Shreveport, La.

Yokohama to Increase Prices on Light & Medium-Duty Tires

FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama Tire Corporation announced it will increase prices on its light and medium commercial truck tires by up to 7 percent, effective March 1.

In Memoriam: Frank Fraser Jr., 1924-2009

SANTA MONICA, CA - Frank Fraser Jr., a retired automotive marketing executive and a former truck editor for Automotive Fleet magazine, died Dec. 31. He was 85.

Mercedes-Benz USA Announces New Pricing for 2010 Sprinter Van

MONTVALE, NJ - Mercedes-Benz USA announced new pricing for the 2010 line of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter commercial vans in the U.S. market.

Minnesota Temporarily Waives 5 Percent Biodiesel Mandate

ST. PAUL, MN - The Minnesota Department of Commerce has temporarily waived the 5-percent biodiesel mandate for No. 1 diesel fuel in the state due to cold weather.

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Cummins Receives EPA 2010 Certification for Heavy-Duty & Midrange Engines

COLUMBUS, IN - Cummins Inc. received certification from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its 2010 Heavy-Duty big-bore ISX15 and MidRange ISB6.7, ISC8.3 and ISL9 engines.

U.S. DOE Awards Daimler Trucks N.A. & Detroit Diesel Corporation $40 Million for Partnership

PORTLAND, OR - Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced it received nearly $40 million in funding through the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) 21st Century Truck Technology Partnership.

International Telematics' Advanced ibright Telemetry System on Mitsubishi Fuso MD Trucks

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) announced it partnered with International Telematics, the provider of the ibright vehicle telemetry system, to provide Mitsubishi Fuso owners with the most advanced telemetry system available.

Toyo Tires Receive U.S. EPA SmartWay Verification for Three Commercial Tires

CYPRESS, CA - Toyo Tires received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SmartWay verification for a set of its premium commercial tire products, the M137 steer tire, M127 free rolling tire for trailer axles, and the M657.

OOIDA Members Eligible for $1,500 Rebate & Special Financing on New Volvo Trucks

GREENSBORO, NC - Volvo Trucks North America offers Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) members a $1,500 rebate on new Volvo trucks purchased during 2010.

NTEA Launches Market Data and Industry Statistics Section of Web Site

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), an association for the work truck industry, announced the launch of the new Market Data and Industry Statistics section of www.NTEA.com.

North American Heavy-Duty Truck Net Orders Post Year-over-Year Gain

COLUMBUS, IN - Net orders for heavy-duty Class 8 commercial vehicles rose to 11,919 units in December, up 37 percent from December 2008.

New WEATHER GUARD Van Storage for Ford Transit Connect

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL - WEATHER GUARD is introducing brand new van storage solutions for the Ford Transit Connect van. The new storage solutions are designed and crafted to fit the Transit Connect, a commercial vehicle in Europe now available in the U.S. market.

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FS2: Filter-in-FIlter Fuel System Protection for Dodge Ram

NASHVILLE, TN - Cummins Filtration announced the launch of the Fleetguard FS2: Filter-in-Filter fuel system technology for Dodge Ram trucks with 6.7L Cummins turbo diesel engines.

Alarned Trailer Lock System Protects Cargo

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Next Generation Power, a distributor for Xena Security with strong links to the trucking industry, has developed the alarmingly strong Cargo Door Lock.

UPS Deploys 245 New CNG Trucks

ATLANTA - UPS has deployed 245 new delivery trucks powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) to cities in Colorado and California over the past month.

Schnucks Fleet Boosts Efficiency Efforts

ST. LOUIS - Schnucks will use XATANET's fleet operations software platform and services for real-time communications and for monitoring the performance of its 85-vehicle fleet of trucks.

Mike Albert Helps Design ‘Rolling Showroom’ Truck

CINCINATTI - Mike Albert Vehicle Fleet Management representatives recently met with The Hillman Group Inc. to unveil a customized vehicle designed to act as a rolling showroom for Hillman's products.

APS Plans Fleet of 250+ Hybrid Trucks by 2020

PHOENIX - Arizona Public Service Co. (APS), a subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corp., plans to add more than 250 hybrid trucks to its fleet over the next 10 years.

Navman Wireless Adds Interactive Drilldown Report to Fleet Management Systems

GLENVIEW, IL - In an industry-first enhancement to its widely adopted OnlineAVL2 fleet tracking and management software, Navman Wireless today introduced an interactive drilldown report on fleet performance that allows managers to move from a summary view to the vehicle level in a few clicks for faster analysis and troubleshooting.

Navistar Offers Customer Parts Recovery Program

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar launched a program that allows customers to return new, unused parts from their stock to receive cash or credit for future purchases. This program, known as Customer Parts Recovery (CPR), supplements and improves upon the GPRP program, which was only accessible to large fleet customers.

PSE&G Truck Fleet Equipped with Extra Fire Protection

MINNETONKA, MN - Fireaway LLC announced that PSE&G, New Jersey's largest utility company, will outfit its fleet of service trucks with Stat-X First Responders, advanced aerosol based fire suppression devices that can be tossed into a burning manhole to suppress a blaze within seconds.

Hino Trucks Engines Rank Highest in Customer Satisfaction for 2nd Consecutive Year

NOVI, MI - Hino Trucks engines rank highest in customer satisfaction for a second consecutive year according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Medium-Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Customer Satisfaction Study.

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