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DD15 Engine Now Available in Sterling Trucks

ORLANDO, FL – Sterling Truck Corporation’s new DD15(tm) engine is now available for order in Sterling trucks.

Yokohama Rolls Out Two Medium Truck Tires

FULLERTON, CA – Yokohama Tire Corp. displayed two new medium truck tires, the 501ZA and the 103ZR, at the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) Show in Orlando, Fla.

Daimler Trucks North America Launches New Vehicle Team

REDFORD, MI – Daimler Trucks North America has established a new Light Commercial Vehicle Team, combining the resources of Sterling Truck Corporation’s Class 3-5 lines and Mitsubishi Fuso brand low cab-over engine (LCOE) operations in North America.

Work Truck Show and NTEA Convention Just Two Weeks Away

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – The Work Truck Show 2008, held in conjunction with the 44th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention, is just two weeks away!

Sterling Introduces New Safety Features

ORLANDO, FL – Sterling Truck Corporation has introduced a number of new factory-installed safety options available on Sterling Set-Back A-Line, Set-Back L-Line, Set-Forward L-Line, and Acterra models.

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LoneStar Stands Out at Chicago Auto Show

CHICAGO – Of the 40-plus brands on display at the Chicago Auto Show, which is being held Feb. 8-17, Navistar International Corp.’s LoneStar makes the biggest statement.

2009 Ford Truck Models Add Techonology

NEW YORK – Ford unveiled pretty technologically-savvy trucks at the Chicago Auto Show for its 2009 model line.


CEI Appoints New Business Development Manager

TREVOSE, PA – The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) has named Luann Dunkerley, a 28-year veteran of the truck services industry, Business Development Manager for the Northeast region.

PacLease Announces Two New Locations

BELLEVUE, WA – PACCAR Leasing Company (PacLease) continues its North American franchise network expansion with the addition of two new full-service lease locations with DSU Peterbilt PacLease in Kelso, Wash., and Medford, Ore.

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Anthony Liftgates Adds to its Product Offerings

PONTIAC, IL – Anthony Liftgates Inc. has teamed up with ANTEO of Bologna, Italy, to become the exclusive sales and distribution network for ANTEO products,

Old Dominion Freight Line to Sign Purchase Agreement

THOMASVILLE, N.C. – Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., (ODFL) will purchase selected assets of Bob’s Pickup & Delivery headquartered in Sidney, Mont.

Successful NMFTA/CCSB/CRC Meeting

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc. (NMFTA) held a successful February meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Feb. 3–6.

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Kenworth Offers Rebate for CBC Members

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth Truck Company announced an extension through 2008 of a truck purchase rebate program with the Consolidated Buying Company (CBC) and its petroleum hauler and grocery distribution members.

Adventure Package From Leer 'Gears Up' Pickups

ELKHART, IN – The new LEER Adventure Package combines popular options to gear up any truck for action and includes the Thule roof rack system with a choice of accessories for outdoor hobbies.

DURA Grappler Highway Terrain Tire

Nitto Tire Offers DURA Grappler Highway Terrain Tire

CYPRESS, CA - Nitto Tire North America, Inc. has introduced the Nitto Dura Grappler Highway Terrain tire.

RFID-Equipped Pickups Won’t Let Tools Go Missing

DETROIT – Ford Motor Co. is teaming up with ThingMagic, Inc., of Cambridge, to help ensure construction workers always carry the right tools for the job.

Last Chance to Vote First-Ever Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award!

TORRANCE, CA – Online voting begins Monday, Jan. 28, for the first-ever Work Truck magazine Medium-Truck of the Year.

Ford Transit Concept revealed at the Chicago Auto Show.

Ford Transit Connect Debuts at Chicago Auto Show

CHICAGO – Ford is tapping its global product strengths to mobilize and connect small business owners in North America with the European-engineered Ford Transit Connect.

Cummins Announces Availability Clean-Idle Engines

ORLANDO, FL – Cummins Inc. has made available its Clean Idle Certified on-highway engines, which meet the new California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) idle reduction regulation.

NTEA Showcases Hybrid and Alt-Fuel Work Trucks

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – The Work Truck Show 2008 and 44th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention, running Feb. 25-28, will feature a full-day “Hybrid Truck and Alternative Fuels Summit,” as well as a ride and drive.

PHH Arval Announces Strategic Partnership with CTS

SPARKS, MD – PHH Arval has formed a strategic partnership with the Center for Transportation Safety (CTS), a provider of risk management and training solutions for drivers.

Kenworth to Produce LNG Vehicles

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth Truck Company will expand its presence in the growing market for LNG vehicles by beginning production of Kenworth T800 LNG trucks at its Renton, Wash. manufacturing facility in 2009.

Survey Reveals How Truckers Address Rising Fuel Costs

MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OHIO – A recent survey by commercial auto insurer Progressive found out how truckers are addressing rising fuel costs.

LEER Flip-Lock

LEER Introduces “Flip-Lock” on 550 Tonneau Cover

ELKHART, IN – LEER has announced the addition of a new “Flip-Lock” twist handle to the 550 Series tonneau cover line.

GMC Denali XT Hybrid Truck

GMC Hybrid Truck Concept Debuts at Chicago Auto Show

CHICAGO – The Denali XT Hybrid, featured at the Chicago Auto Show, features an innovative hybrid powertrain, a 4.9L V-8 engine teamed to an electric motor.

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