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International LoneStar Showcased for Driving Pros at Mid-America Trucking Show

LOUISVILLE, KY – The International LoneStar recently took center stage during the big-rig’s debut at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS).

Rising Cost of Diesel Fuel Starts to Squeeze Truckers

GREEN BAY, WI – With diesel prices pushing over the $4 per gallon, many independent owner/operators are doing what they can — including eliminating idle time, taking lighter loads, driving slower, and keeping tires properly inflated — to cut costs and stem losses from their bottom lines.

Mattawan Truck Repairman Named Maintenance Man of the Year

MATTAWAN, MI - Randy Brinkert of Mattawan was recently named Maintenance Man of the Year by the Michigan Trucking Association.

New ZAP Electric Truck Offers More Payload Capacity

SANTA ROSA, CA – With gasoline prices predicted to reach new records in 2008 and government and corporate fleets scrambling to reduce costs, electric car pioneer ZAP is introducing a new electric truck for fleets with a greater payload rating.

PriorityStart! System Incorporates Changes

SPOKANE, WA – Baton Labs, Int’l (BLI) has made a number of product improvements to the PriorityStart! system for 2008.

Mike Diamond Plumbing Wins First Annual Truck Show Contest

CULVER CITY, CA – Mike Diamond Plumbing, Inc. has won the First Annual Truck Show Contest at the Annual 2007 PHCC Southern California Industry Trade Show in Long Beach, Calif.

Trucking Industry Will Spend Record Amount on Fuel

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Diesel fuel prices will reach record highs in 2008. The trucking industry will spend $135 billion on diesel this year, a $22 billion increase over what the trucking industry spent on diesel in 2007

Modec won The Work Truck Show 2008 Editors’ Choice Award for New Product Innovation. (L-R) Colin Smith, Modec engineering director; Terry Skelhon, Modec sales support engineer; Lord Borwick, Modec chairman; Steve Carey, NTEA senior director of operations; Bill Gillespie, Modec chief executive officer; William Doelle, Modec director business development

Electric Truck Named Most Innovative New Product at The Work Truck Show

COVENTRY, UK - The Modec, a new electric truck that generates zero emissions, was selected by trade media editors at The Work Truck Show 2008 as the most innovative product to debut at the show.

Tech Startup Unveils Vehicle Anti-Collision Radar

TROY, MI –Radar Safety Technologies LLC announced the FrontAlert Collision Alert System, the company’s first product, during a news conference at Troy-based Automation Alley.

Jones Is Installed as National Truck Equipment Association’s 44th President

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – Dennis Jones, vice president of sales & marketing for Auto Truck Group (Bensenville, Ill.), was installed as the 44th President of the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA).

ATD Convention Features Ford Marketing Heavyweight, Well-Known Political and Economic Analysts

McLEAN, VA – The American Truck Dealers (ATD) has assembled a leading lineup of manufacturing, political, and economic speakers for its 45th annual Convention & Exposition in Grapevine, Texas, Apr. 26-28.

Ryder System, Inc. Driver Gary Cockrell Named TRALA Driver of Year

ALEXANDRIA, VA - Gary Cockrell was selected as the Truck Renting and Leasing Association’s (TRALA) 2008 Driver of the Year.

AMP Research Power Step Now Available for the Newly Refined 2008

IRVINE, CA – The all-new 2008 Toyota Sequoia can now be outfitted with AMP Research’s Power Step,

Workhorse Offers PTO, Renames Walk-In Truck

TROY, MI - Workhorse Custom Chassis offers a power take-off (PTO) that can drive a multitude of products.

Leggett & Platt Wins New Product Innovation Award at The Work Truck Show 2008

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products has won The Work Truck Show 2008 New Product Innovation Award.

All-Electric Refrigeration Unit on Isuzu Trucks Eliminates Need for Diesel Motor to Run Compressor

CERITTOS, CA – Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. has made available an all-electric refrigeration unit that eliminates the need for a diesel motor to run the compressor on refrigerated trucks.

Toyota Extends Tacoma Truck Warranty

TORRANCE, CA – Toyota will extend warranty coverage on 813,000 Toyota Tacoma truck frames because of problems with corrosion.

Goodyear Introduces DuraSeal Technology in Line-Haul Trucking

DALLAS – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has adapted its self-sealing commercial tire technology on a broader scale for use on long-haul trucks.

PacLease Adds 14 New Locations

BELLEVUE, WA - PACCAR Leasing Company (PacLease) has added 14 new locations throughout the United States and Canada.

A.R.E.’s Tundra WorkForce

MASSILLON, OHIO – A.R.E.’s Tundra WorkForce is outfitted with a Deluxe Commercial Unit (DCU) truck caps and numerous aftermarket products that enhance the truck’s appearance and utility.

Kelderman Introduces 4” Lift Kit Options for the 2008 Ford F-450

OSKALOOSA, IOWA – Kelderman has now developed both air and non-air lift kits for the 450 Ford Super Duty.

XATA Shipping New In-Cab Color Display

MINNEAPOLIS – XATA Corporation has made available its TREQ color display unit (CDU), a new in-cab touch-screen computer that drivers can use for easier logging and communication.

MHC Kenworth – Kansas City was named 2007 Kenworth Medium Duty Dealer of the Year at the recent Kenworth Dealer Meeting in San Diego. From left are Gary Moore, Kenworth Truck Company; MHC Kenworth executives Reed Murphy III, Tim Murphy, Ken Hoffman, Jeff Murphy and Mike Murphy; and Bob Christensen, Kenworth Truck Company.

MHC Kenworth – Kansas CityNamed 2007 Kenworth Medium-Duty Dealer of Year

KIRKLAND, WA – MHC Kenworth – Kansas City was named 2007 Kenworth Medium-Duty Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada.

Port Panel Passes Clean Truck Plan

LONG BEACH, CA – Long Beach’s Harbor Commission passed final components of its Clean Trucks Program in the face of protestors seeking even tougher regulations.

New Green Cable Truck Developed at Con Edison

NEW YORK CITY – Con Edison’s has developed a more powerful vehicle that pulls 13,000- and 27,000-volt cable more quickly and safely, reducing the time streets are closed for construction work.

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