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J. J. Keller Introduces Dispatch Manager Software Designed for Small- to Mid-Sized Fleets

NEENAH, WI – J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. has released its Dispatch Manager, a software program designed to manage dispatching and load tracking in transportation companies.

Ford Work Solutions Presents Free Live Event

DETROIT – Ford Fleet is sponsoring a free, interactive, 60-minute event — “Learn How to Manage Your Truck Fleet More Effectively” — Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. (PST)/2 p.m. (ET).

Baytech First to Certify 2009-MY CNG Pickups and Vans

LOS ALTOS, CA – Baytech Corporation has obtained EPA and CARB certifications for its dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG)-fueled 2009 General Motors full-size pickups and vans.

Pink Jeep Tours Unveils Tour Trekker Sightseeing Vehicles

LAS VEGAS – For nearly four years, Pink Jeep Tours (www.pinkjeep.com), an off-road tour company in the Southwest, developed and refined the Tour Trekker.

Isuzu President Says it Will Increase Medium-Duty Marketshare in North America

TOKYO – The president of the Tokyo-based OEM, Susumu Hosoi, reinforced that his company is on the verge of staging “an aggressive offensive” to increase its medium-duty marketshare in North America

Chinese Express Interest in Developing Turbine Truck Technology

DELAND, FL – Turbine Truck Engines, Inc. (TTE) has received a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) from Aerospace Machinery and Electric Equipment Co., Ltd. (AMEC).

Truck Plant Employees OK Local Work Rules

LOUISVILLE, KY – Union workers at Ford Motor Co.’s Kentucky Truck Plant have overwhelmingly approved a local labor agreement covering work rules, vacation procedures, and plant safety.

MTE Launches GM Hood Assist

MONROE, WI – Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc. (MTE), headquartered in Monroe, Wis., is proud to announce the launch of a new product designed to make it easier to open the hood on larger GM model trucks — the MTE Hood Assist.

Learn How to Manage Your Truck Fleet More Effectively

TORRANCE, CA – Join Work Truck magazine for a free, interactive live event December 10. Sponsored by Ford Fleet, the 60-minute Webinar will begin at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST).

FleetCards USA Launches New FleetCards TrendWatch Advisory Council

ATLANTA – The new FleetCards TrendWatch council will identify new and upcoming trends and articulate them to the industry.

Mitsubishi Fuso Offers New Incentive

REDFORD, MI – Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America announced its “Show Me the Money” sales event, an incentive program open to all retail customers in the United States who purchase a new Mitsubishi Fuso truck and take delivery by Dec. 31.

Green Products to Be Recognized at the Work Truck Show 2009

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – In an effort to recognize companies that develop innovative products and technology that improve work truck fuel utilization, the National Truck Equipment Association has created The Work Truck Show Green Award.

Kenworth Truck Company Offers Key Tips on Spec’ing for Medium-Duty Trucks

LEBANON, MO - Kenworth Truck Company recommends that companies know their payload, terrain conditions, and body requirements to better spec medium-duty trucks for business applications.

Rand McNally Commercial Transportation Launches New IntelliRoute Dock2Dock Software Using NAVTEQ Map Data

SKOKIE, IL – Rand McNally’s new IntelliRoute Dock2Dock solution provides truck-attributed dock-to-dock navigation on city and inter-neighborhood streets

NADA & ATD Successful in Effort to Exempt Auxiliary Power Units From Federal Excise Tax

WASHINGTON – The National Automobile Dealers Association and American Truck Dealers led a successful effort to exempt Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) from the 12 percent federal excise tax (FET).

Cummins Announces Standby Commitment to Purchase $25 Million in Stock to Support Irwin Financial Restructuring Plan

COLUMBUS, IN – Cummins Inc. has agreed to provide a standby commitment in support of the previously announced restructuring plan by Irwin Financial Corporation.

Mobile Awareness, LLC Releases VisionStat Portable Wireless Color Camera System for Hitching Alignment & Temporary Use

CLEVELAND– Mobile Awareness, LLC, a provider of transportation safety products, has released its VisionStat Portable, a new transportable wireless camera system.

Delphi Audio Systems Help Commercial Fleet Owners Enhance Cabin Comfort and Convenience

TROY, MI – Delphi Corporation provides audio systems with multi-functionality aimed to meet the needs of commercial truck drivers, manufacturers, and fleet owners.

Cadec Launches Mobius Insight

PITTSBURGH – Cadec Global has launched Mobius Insight, a new add-on feature to its flagship Mobius TTS solution.

Europe's First Car & Van Rental Industry Show to Launch in September 2009

HANNOVER, GERMANY – The Expo, launched by UKIP Media & Events Ltd., held in Hannover, Germany, will showcase key technologies, services, and strategies vital for the daily operations of rental companies.

Yokohama Tire Corporation to Adjust Prices on Replacement Tires

FULLERTON, CA – Effective Dec. 1, Yokohama Tire Corporation will increase prices on all of its consumer tires by up to 10 percent as a result of increases in the cost of raw materials.

Navistar Expands Hybrid Truck Line with New International DuraStar Hybrid Tractor

SOUTH BEND, IN – At the Hybrid Truck Users Forum in South Bend, Ind., Navistar unveiled an additional hybrid truck configuration — the International DuraStar Hybrid tractor.

Penske Truck Leasing Joins EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership and Names New Vice President of Sustainability

READING, PA – Penske Truck Leasing has announced its collective support and participation in the SmartWay Transport Partnership.

Natural Gas Suppliers Make Case for Alternative Fuel Trucks

SAN PEDRO, CA – Clean Energy made its case for alternative-fueled trucks to independent owner-operator drayage drivers, with a little help from officials from the San Pedro Bay ports, the South Coast AQMD, and a few trucking companies.

Michelin Rolls Out SaverGreen Truck Tire

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Groupe Michelin has introduced a medium truck tire, the Michelin X Energy SaverGreen, which contains the company’s Energy Flex “heat- stable” casing.

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