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LEER Introduces New DCC Commercial Truck Cap

ELKHART, IN - In response to growing demand for its premium commercial cap, the DCC, LEER has tripled its aluminum production capacity, adding plants in Indiana and California.

Continental Tires Introduces HDR1

FORT MILL, SC - Capitalizing on its success in the regional highway segment, Continental Tire North America, Inc. has introduced the HDR1 drive tire for sales in the North American market.

IIHS Studies Impact of Cell Phone Laws

ARLINGTON, VA - The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) recently sought out the impact of cell phone laws in changing patterns of driver cell phone use in New York, Connecticut, and the District of Columbia.

Fleets Cut Maintenance Costs Utilizing microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter

VALHALLA, NY - Since launching its "Fleet Adoption Program" in April, SOMS Technologies, LLC, developer and manufacturer of the microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter, has announced that over 100 fleets have joined the program.

GPS Causing Truck Crashes

ALBANY, NY - Gov. David Paterson recently proposed penalties including jail time and confiscation of trucks to come down on drivers who use GPS to take more hazardous routes and end up striking bridges.

Pittsburgh Cuts Garbage Truck Fleet Emissions

PITTSBURGH - The City of Pittsburgh has retrofitted 14 garbage trucks in its city fleet with pollution controls that reduce the amount of soot emissions by 90 percent.

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Subaru Outback Named 2010 Sport/Utility of the Year

CHERRY HILL, NJ - The Subaru Outback has been named 2010 Sport/Utility of the Year by Motor Trend magazine.

Pirelli to Raise Tire Prices

ROME, GA - A 10-percent price increase on several Pirelli tires will go into effect on Nov. 1 in the U.S.

Butsch Promoted to Joy Global Director of Fleet Operations

MILWAUKEE - Mike Butsch has been promoted to director of fleet operations for Joy Global, Milwaukee. Joy Global's business units include P&H Mining Equipment Inc., Joy Mining Machinery Inc., and Continental Crushing and Conveyor Inc.

Last Chance to Vote for 2010-MY Fleet Truck of the Year

TORRANCE, CA - Online balloting is now open to award the 2010 Fleet Truck of the Year honors. Voting is open to all professional fleet managers whose fleet units include light-duty trucks. The ballot closes Oct. 15.

Penske Truck Leasing Opens New Facility

READING, PA - Penske Truck Leasing announced the opening of its new 21,400-square-foot state-of-the-art facility in Jessup, Md.

Mitsubishi Fuso Signs New Dealer, Expands North American Coverage into Puerto Rico

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) announced it signed an agreement with Guaraguao Truck Sales, Inc., Bayamón, Puerto Rico, naming Guaraguao as an authorized sales and service dealer for Mitsubishi Fuso medium-duty work trucks.

PACCAR Parts Unveils Convenient Centralized Billing for Truck Fleet Operators

RENTON, WA - PACCAR Parts unveiled an enhanced fleet-service program that provides guaranteed national pricing, customized reporting, and centralized billing for fleet customers through Kenworth PremierCare and Peterbilt TruckCare services.

Isuzu Commercial Truck Introduces Priority Service Maintenance Program

CERRITOS, CA - Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. introduced a Priority Service Maintenance Program that will guaranty preventive maintenance costs with fixed parts and labor expenses for three to six years depending on the term, mileage, and utilization.

Baytech Obtains 2010 Certifications for 6.0L Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Engine

LOS ALTOS, CA - Baytech Corporation obtained 2010 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) emissions certifications for Baytech's dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled 6.0L heavy-duty engine that is used in General Motors, Isuzu, and Workhorse Custom Chassis heavy-duty vehicles.

Baytech Obtains 2010 Certifications for 6.0L Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Engine

LOS ALTOS, CA - Baytech Corporation obtained 2010 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) emissions certifications for Baytech's dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled 6.0L heavy-duty engine that is used in General Motors, Isuzu, and Workhorse Custom Chassis heavy-duty vehicles.

Auto Truck Group begins CNG Conversions

BARTLETT, IL - Auto Truck Group partnered with two leading CNG conversion companies to convert Ford and GM work trucks to operate on CNG (Compressed Natural Gas).

ALK Technologies Updates PC*MILER Navigator Truck-Specific Software and Map Data

PRINCETON, NJ - ALK Technologies updated the software and digital map data for PC*MILER Navigator, the No. 1 selling, easy-to-use, portable navigation device for owner operators leased operators, and company drivers.

Tire Tariffs: Are Chinese Truck Tires Next?

WASHINGTON - Will additional tariffs be imposed on medium- and heavy-duty truck tire imports from China, which have increased nearly 55 percent since 2004?

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STRATTEC Unveils First Padlock to Open Using Truck Key

MILWAUKEE - Attention auto enthusiasts, outdoorsmen, or anyone else who's ever searched for a lock key or struggled to remember a combination: STRATTEC Security Corp. has just created a series of locks that open with your car or truck key.

A.R.E. Exterminator Project Truck Continues with MegaStep Install

MASSILLON, OHIO - A.R.E. installed a set of stainless steel Luverne MegaStep(r) running boards as the team continues to build The A.R.E. Exterminator project truck.

NAVTEQ Selected by Rand McNally to Power New Truck Navigation Device

LAS VEGAS - NAVTEQ Transport is powering the IntelliRoute TND 500, a new truck navigation device by Rand McNally designed for owner-operators and professional truck drivers.

Transit Connect Boosts Florist’s Productivity

DEARBORN, MI - Michigan-based Mancuso Florists has benefited from the fuel efficiency of its Ford Transit Connect, which has helped the business cut down on fuel costs while maximizing deliveries.

Stonyfield Farm Cuts Emissions & Fuel Use

LONDONDERRY, NH - In addition to reducing its total annual CO2 emissions by more than 40 percent between 2006-2008, the yogurt company also achieved $2.5 million in fuel cost savings in 2007 and 2008 alone.

Last Chance to Vote for 2010-MY Fleet Car & Truck of the Year

TORRANCE, CA - Voting for the seventh annual Automotive Fleet 2010-MY Fleet Car and Truck of the Year awards closes Thursday, Oct. 15.

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