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Dodge Says Truck Market Is Alive and Well

SANTA BARBARA, CA – The redesigned 2009 Dodge Ram is now on its way to dealers in a market that’s not as robust as it was even a year ago.

New Biodiesel Specifications Published by ASTM International

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA – Higher costs at the pump, renewable energy, and alternate sources continue to headline today’s news, and a group of newly published ASTM International specifications sets the standard for one type of these fuels: biodiesel.

Daimler Trucks North America Plans Decisive Response to Changed Economic Environment

PORTLAND, OREGON - Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) recently announced a comprehensive plan to adjust and strengthen company operations in response to continuing depressed demand across the industry and structural changes in the company's core markets.

PHH Arval Launches New Regulatory and Compliance Service for Truck Fleets

SPARKS, MD – PHH Arval, a subsidiary of PHH Corporation, has introduced a new program to help fleets with trucks stay in compliance with U.S. federal safety regulations.

Chrysler Fleet Offers ‘No Charge’ Ship-Thru Transportation for 2009 Qualified Fleet Orders

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Chrysler Fleet announces big savings with Chrysler / Dodge / Jeep “no-charge” ship-thru charges to upfitters for 2009-model-year qualified fleet orders.

Adrian Steel Now Offers Customizable Cargo Management Solutions

ADRIAN, MI – Adrian Steel Company, a manufacturer of commercial van and pickup equipment, has announced its new ADseries van shelving.

Kenworth T800s Help Pave the Way for Thomas Cavanagh Construction Success

ASHTON, ONTARIO – When Mike Cavanagh sees the fleet of Kenworth T800s hauling rock and aggregate to help build a new section of Highway 7, outside of Ottawa, he marvels at the growth the company has achieved over the past 50 years.

Azure Dynamics Receives Order From a Major Baking Industry Fleet for Balance Hybrid Electric Vehicles

OAK PARK, MI – Azure Dynamics Corporation has received an order from one of the largest baking companies in the United States for two Balance Hybrid Electric Ford E-450 Walk In Vans.

A.R.E. Offers ‘Build Before You Buy’ Web Feature

MASSILLON, OHIO – Truck cap and tonneau manufacturer A.R.E. has launched a new interactive tool on its Web site that allows consumers to custom build and view a truck cap or tonneau prior to purchase.

Johnson Matthey Technology Puts World’s Cleanest Class 8 Diesel Trucks on Southern California Roads

LONG BEACH, CA – Older big-rig trucks now can have cleaner emissions than even the most modern clean diesel trucks. Johnson Matthey’s latest diesel emissions technology, the SCRT system, was unveiled in Southern California recently at the “Future Is Green” conference.

ZeroTruck Production Is Gearing Up

LOS ANGELES – Electrorides Inc. of Laguna Niguel, Calif., is setting up production to roll out this fall a fully electric zero emission medium-duty truck branded ZeroTruck.

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NTEA Receives Three Diamond Awards

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) was recently honored with three Diamond Awards, the highest honor bestowed upon a non-profit by the Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE).

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ARI Appoints Jackson to Truck Sales Team

MT. LAUREL, NJ – Automotive Resources International has added Rob Jackson to its team of truck sales managers.

America’s Body Company Acquired by The Reading Group

COLUMBUS, OHIO – America’s Body Company (ABC) has been acquired by The Reading Group, LLC from Leggett & Platt, Inc. ABC has one of the nation’s largest networks of truck equipment distribution, installation and manufacturing facilities.

Kenworth Goes Green with Revamped Trucks

GREEN BAY, WI – Kenworth is rolling out a new diesel-electric hybrid system. But what sets this vehicle apart from others is a gray box, about the size of an oversized piece of luggage, attached to the chassis frame on the driver’s side.

Navistar Introduces Industry-First Hybrid Battery Lease

DALLAS – Navistar is now offering customers “extra savings and peace of mind” when buying an International DuraStar diesel/electric hybrid truck. Among the new options is a 60-month battery-lease program, said to be the first of its kind in the North American truck industry.

Layton Truck Moves to New Denver Facility

DENVER – Layton Truck Equipment, a part of the Auto Truck Group, finds a new home on Denver’s east side. Since March 2004 Layton Truck Equipment had been doing business out a 17,000-square-foot facility just north of Downtown Denver.

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All-New 2009 Ford F-150 Provides Enhanced Fuel Efficiency

DEARBORN, MI – The new 2009 F-150 now provides unsurpassed fuel efficiency, thanks to significant miles per gallon improvement across the entire F-150 lineup.

Select International to Showcase Assessment Expertise for Trucking Industry at ATA Management Conference & Exhibition

NEW ORLEANS – Select International will introduce RoadWorthy, a remote assessment that provides intelligent decision support for driver selection, at The American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference and Exhibition.

Auto Truck Group Announces Snowplow Promotion

BENSENVILLE, IL– Auto Truck Group is now beginning a new promotion to sell the Meyer EZ-Mount Xpress snowplow. The EZ-Mount Xpress is Meyer’s premium snowplow that features a fast and easy mounting system.

ExxonMobil Chemical Completes Manufacturing Facility to Produce New Specialty Compounds for Energy Efficient Tires

HOUSTON – ExxonMobil Chemical has announced the start-up of a manufacturing facility at its existing site in Pensacola, Fla., that provides new capacity for the production of a revolutionary new tire material technology that can improve vehicle fuel efficiency.

Volvo Group Total Truck Deliveries Rise Two Percent in July

WILLIAMSVILLE, NY – Total truck deliveries from Volvo Group’s four truck companies in July grew two percent to 19,243 from 18,824 reported in the year-earlier period.

Navistar Shareholders Re-Elect Full Slate of Directors

WARRENVILLE, IL – Shareholders of Navistar International Corporation re-elected 10 directors to the company’s board of directors.

Adrian Steel Announces New ADseries Van Shelving

ADRIAN, MI – Featuring ADjustable shelves that can easily be moved as needed, Adrian Steel's new ADaptable rail system allows shelving to be repositioned in the van without having to re-drill holes.

Peterbilt Launches Hybrid Truck Production

NAPA, CA – Peterbilt has begun production of medium-duty hybrid trucks, delivering two production Model 335 hybrid diesel-electric trucks to VinLux Fine Wine Transport of Napa, Calif., a joint venture of Biagi Bros.

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