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Unicell Introduces New Aerodynamic Van Body

BUFFALO, NY – Unicell Body Company introduced their newest fiberglass van body design at the recent General Motors “Partners In Excellence” dealer conference in Atlantic City.

Chevy-Workhorse Motor Home Chassis Boosts Market Share 17 Points from 2004 to January 2008

UNION CITY, IN – In the midst of a down market, the Chevy Workhorse cab chassis for Class C motor homes continues to increase market share, growing to 28 percent for 2007, a five-point increase over its 2006 average.

Truckers Protest High Gas Prices

BAKERSFIELD, CA – On April 1, truck drivers hit their brakes over high gas prices. With diesel prices soaring, truckers said gas prices have to come down or the price to haul a load needs to go up.

Transfer Flow Introduces Mid-Ship Fuel Tanks for Dodge Heavy-Duty Chassis Cab Trucks

DETROIT – Transfer Flow, Inc. has introduced mid-ship replacement fuel tanks for the 2007-2008 Dodge 4500/5500 chassis cab and 2008 Sterling Bullet CONV45/55 chassis cab trucks.

2008 Production Model MILES ZX40ST Work Truck to Be Introduced at the Green California Summit in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, CA – The zero emissions, AC motor MILES ZX40ST work truck will be showcased publicly for the first time at the Green California Summit.

Propane Alternative-Fuel Road Show Comes to California

SACRAMENTO, CA – From Apr. 16-18, the Propane Alternative-Fuel Road Show is allowing attendees to drive the next generation propane vehicle technology.

Truck Companies Expected to Spend $135 Billion on Fuel in 2008

SOMERSET, PA – The cost of fuel is not only affecting motorists driving around town, but also truckers topping off their diesel tanks.

Michelin Focused on Improving Truck Fuel Economy

LOUISVILLE, KY– Commercial truck tires that improve service life, operating efficiency, and save fuel were the focus of Michelin’s two displays at the 2008 Mid-America Trucking Show

Cummins Provides the Latest Technology in Recon Products

LOUISVILLE, KY– Demand for ReCon products continues to be strong in all Cummins global markets. To ensure customers have the latest emissions-capable products, Cummins continues to make the components and engines available as remanufactured products.

Navistar Parts Introduces DoubleSix Custom Parts Line

LOUISVILLE, KY – An exclusive line of parts, from Navistar Parts, for the new International LoneStar was unveiled at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Delphi Data Connectivity Systems Bring New Technologies Into Truck Cabs, Sleeper Boxes

LOUISVILLE, KY – Delphi ’s Data Connectivity Systems enable OEMs to bring vehicle technologies inside truck cabs and sleeper compartments.

Toyo M137 Premium High Performance Steer Radial for Long Haul

CYPRESS, CA – Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has introduced the M137 premium high-performance steer radial for long haul, over-the-highway applications.

New Rearsight Back-Up Camera System Available for Nissan Titan, Ford F-150

LAURINBURG, NC – Rostra Precision Controls Inc. has introduced a RearSight back-up camera system for the 2008 Nissan Titan and 2008 Ford F-150.

Cummins ComfortGuard APU Solutions Comply With CARB 2008 Idle Reduction Regulation

LOUISVILLE, KY – Cummins Inc.'s two new ComfortGuard APU solutions are compliant to meet the 2008 California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) idle reduction regulation.

Toyo Introduces New M154 Ultra-Premium Regional Highway Truck Tire

CYPRESS, CA – Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.’s new M154TM ultra-premium, all-steel regional highway tire for medium trucks was created using e-balance.

International LoneStar Showcased for Driving Pros at Mid-America Trucking Show

LOUISVILLE, KY – The International LoneStar recently took center stage during the big-rig’s debut at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS).

Rising Cost of Diesel Fuel Starts to Squeeze Truckers

GREEN BAY, WI – With diesel prices pushing over the $4 per gallon, many independent owner/operators are doing what they can — including eliminating idle time, taking lighter loads, driving slower, and keeping tires properly inflated — to cut costs and stem losses from their bottom lines.

Mattawan Truck Repairman Named Maintenance Man of the Year

MATTAWAN, MI - Randy Brinkert of Mattawan was recently named Maintenance Man of the Year by the Michigan Trucking Association.

New ZAP Electric Truck Offers More Payload Capacity

SANTA ROSA, CA – With gasoline prices predicted to reach new records in 2008 and government and corporate fleets scrambling to reduce costs, electric car pioneer ZAP is introducing a new electric truck for fleets with a greater payload rating.

PriorityStart! System Incorporates Changes

SPOKANE, WA – Baton Labs, Int’l (BLI) has made a number of product improvements to the PriorityStart! system for 2008.

Mike Diamond Plumbing Wins First Annual Truck Show Contest

CULVER CITY, CA – Mike Diamond Plumbing, Inc. has won the First Annual Truck Show Contest at the Annual 2007 PHCC Southern California Industry Trade Show in Long Beach, Calif.

Trucking Industry Will Spend Record Amount on Fuel

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Diesel fuel prices will reach record highs in 2008. The trucking industry will spend $135 billion on diesel this year, a $22 billion increase over what the trucking industry spent on diesel in 2007

Modec won The Work Truck Show 2008 Editors’ Choice Award for New Product Innovation. (L-R) Colin Smith, Modec engineering director; Terry Skelhon, Modec sales support engineer; Lord Borwick, Modec chairman; Steve Carey, NTEA senior director of operations; Bill Gillespie, Modec chief executive officer; William Doelle, Modec director business development

Electric Truck Named Most Innovative New Product at The Work Truck Show

COVENTRY, UK - The Modec, a new electric truck that generates zero emissions, was selected by trade media editors at The Work Truck Show 2008 as the most innovative product to debut at the show.

Tech Startup Unveils Vehicle Anti-Collision Radar

TROY, MI –Radar Safety Technologies LLC announced the FrontAlert Collision Alert System, the company’s first product, during a news conference at Troy-based Automation Alley.

Jones Is Installed as National Truck Equipment Association’s 44th President

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – Dennis Jones, vice president of sales & marketing for Auto Truck Group (Bensenville, Ill.), was installed as the 44th President of the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA).





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