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FedEx Hybrid-Electric Fleet Surpasses Two-Million-Mile Mark

MEMPHIS, TN – FedEx Corp hit a major milestone for its existing hybrid-electric truck fleet: more than 2 million miles of revenue service. The hybrid trucks improve fuel economy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and cut particulate pollution by 96 percent.

CALSTART Blue Sky Award Winners Announced

PASADENA, CA – CALSTART (www.calstart.org) – North America’s leading advanced transportation technologies consortium – announced the winners of its prestigious Blue Sky Award 2008.

Cars.com Takes on Truck Market with Acquisition of PickupTrucks.com

CHICAGO – Cars.com announced it will expand its offering for truck buyers and advertisers with its acquisition of PickupTrucks.com, an authoritative web source for pickup truck news and information.

Cargo and General Liability Insurance Now Available From Progressive

MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OHIO – Progressive is rounding out its offerings for small businesses with cargo and general liability insurance.

TRALA Supports Federal Standard Over N.J. Speed Limiter Bill

WASHINGTON – TRALA is opposing the consideration of New Jersey legislation that would mandate speed limiting devices on any commercial truck operating in the state until a decision is made on a federal rule.

American Electric Power Orders 18 International DuraStar Hybrid Trucks

SPRINGFIELD, OHIO – American Electric Power (AEP), one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, is expanding its green efforts to include more hybrid trucks.

NADA Used Car Guide Enhances Commercial Truck Guide With Expanded Options

MCLEAN, VA – In response to customer feedback, NADA Used Car Guide has enhanced its ATD/NADA Official Commercial Truck Guide with a series of expanded construction options.

Advancements Help Minimize the Environmental Impact of Trucks and Diesel Engines, According to Navistar

WARRENVILLE, IL – As the world becomes more vigilant and active about key environmental issues, many industries have renewed commitments to green initiatives.

Courier Goes the Extra Mile with Electric Experiment

CANADA – Fleet operators in Canada’s courier industry are increasingly using electric vehicles. The Purolator Quicksider operates 10 hours a day in downtown Toronto, delivering about 220 packages and parcels with zero greenhouse-gas emissions.

New ATD Chairman Touts Need for Truck Technicians Even in Tough Economic Times

DALLAS – Gary Gibson, president of Tri-State Sterling Trucks in Cincinnati, Ohio, takes over as the new chairman of the American Truck Dealers (ATD) division of the National Automobile Dealers Association.

Hino Trucks Has Record Retail Month, Announces 2008 Sales Goal

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI – Hino Trucks experienced a record month in March 2008 posting retail sales of 900 units and achieving 15-percent market share in the Class 6 market segment.

National Truck Equipment Association Launches Newly Redesigned NTEA.com Web Site

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) has launched a newly redesigned Web site, www.ntea.com

American Camper Shell Taps SNUGTOP to Equip 60 Telco Utility Trucks

LONG BEACH, CA – TelePacific Communications has added the new SNUGPRO fiberglass truck cap from SNUGTOP to 60 new Chevy Colorado utility trucks for its field service fleet.

Goodyear Joins U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership

AKRON, OHIO – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership, which previously approved using the company’s Fuel Max line-haul tires on SmartWay tractors and trailers.

NATM Associate Member of the Year Award Presented to 3M

TOPEKA, KS – The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) presented 3M, based in Saint Paul, Minn., with the Associate Member of the Year Award.

ShockWatch FleetControl Manager Monitors Forklifts, Increases ROI on Vehicle-Mounted Computers

DALLAS – For forklifts and other warehouse trucks utilizing vehicle-mounted computers (VMC), ShockWatch uses the onboard computer to deliver its new FleetControl Manager.

Kenworth Names 2008 Parts Council Members to Help Enhance Customer Support

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2008 Kenworth Parts Council members. The council consists of leading parts managers from Kenworth dealerships in the United States and Canada.

New Braunfels, Texas, Truck Dealer Marvin Rush Wins Top Industry Honor

DALLAS – W. Marvin Rush, chairman of Rush Enterprises located in New Braunfels, Texas, won the Truck Dealer of the Year Award, sponsored jointly by Heavy Duty Trucking and the American Truck Dealers (ATD) division of the National Automobile Dealers Association.

Fast-Food Operator Cooks Up Fuel for Truck Fleet

GLENDALE, CA – A Glendale restaurateur has tapped a different supply of energy than corn or hydrogen to fuel his business vehicles.

YouTube Video Shows How Truck-Only Lanes Would Work

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – A video posted on YouTube explains what truck-only lanes could look like and how they might operate.

Moishe’s to Become First Green Moving Company on East Coast

NEW YORK – Moishe’s Moving and Storage Systems are going green. The eco-friendly move makes Moishe’s the first all-green moving company on the East Coast.

TRALA Fighting Colorado $6 Per Day Rental Tax Proposal

WASHINGTON – TRALA and its industry allies are opposing legislation that would impose a statewide $6 per day tax on motor vehicle rentals in Colorado.

EPA Announces Availability of Diesel Retrofit Grants

WASHINGTON – EPA has announced the availability of almost $50 million in grant funding to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engine.

Pirelli Recalls 8,000 Light Truck Tires

ROME, GA – Pirelli Tire North America Inc. is recalling approximately 8,000 size LT235/80R17 light truck tires, which are primarily used on large pickup trucks and SUVs.

Detroit Diesel Offers Free Upgrades for EPA ’07 Series 60 Customers

REDFORD, MI – Detroit Diesel Corporation’s new software release will soon be available to customers, free of charge, which will enhance the fuel economy of EPA ’07 Series 60 engines.





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