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AMP Research Power Step Now Available for the Newly Refined 2008

IRVINE, CA – The all-new 2008 Toyota Sequoia can now be outfitted with AMP Research’s Power Step,

Workhorse Offers PTO, Renames Walk-In Truck

TROY, MI - Workhorse Custom Chassis offers a power take-off (PTO) that can drive a multitude of products.

Leggett & Platt Wins New Product Innovation Award at The Work Truck Show 2008

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products has won The Work Truck Show 2008 New Product Innovation Award.

All-Electric Refrigeration Unit on Isuzu Trucks Eliminates Need for Diesel Motor to Run Compressor

CERITTOS, CA – Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. has made available an all-electric refrigeration unit that eliminates the need for a diesel motor to run the compressor on refrigerated trucks.

Toyota Extends Tacoma Truck Warranty

TORRANCE, CA – Toyota will extend warranty coverage on 813,000 Toyota Tacoma truck frames because of problems with corrosion.

Goodyear Introduces DuraSeal Technology in Line-Haul Trucking

DALLAS – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has adapted its self-sealing commercial tire technology on a broader scale for use on long-haul trucks.

PacLease Adds 14 New Locations

BELLEVUE, WA - PACCAR Leasing Company (PacLease) has added 14 new locations throughout the United States and Canada.

A.R.E.’s Tundra WorkForce

MASSILLON, OHIO – A.R.E.’s Tundra WorkForce is outfitted with a Deluxe Commercial Unit (DCU) truck caps and numerous aftermarket products that enhance the truck’s appearance and utility.

Kelderman Introduces 4” Lift Kit Options for the 2008 Ford F-450

OSKALOOSA, IOWA – Kelderman has now developed both air and non-air lift kits for the 450 Ford Super Duty.

XATA Shipping New In-Cab Color Display

MINNEAPOLIS – XATA Corporation has made available its TREQ color display unit (CDU), a new in-cab touch-screen computer that drivers can use for easier logging and communication.

MHC Kenworth – Kansas City was named 2007 Kenworth Medium Duty Dealer of the Year at the recent Kenworth Dealer Meeting in San Diego. From left are Gary Moore, Kenworth Truck Company; MHC Kenworth executives Reed Murphy III, Tim Murphy, Ken Hoffman, Jeff Murphy and Mike Murphy; and Bob Christensen, Kenworth Truck Company.

MHC Kenworth – Kansas CityNamed 2007 Kenworth Medium-Duty Dealer of Year

KIRKLAND, WA – MHC Kenworth – Kansas City was named 2007 Kenworth Medium-Duty Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada.

Port Panel Passes Clean Truck Plan

LONG BEACH, CA – Long Beach’s Harbor Commission passed final components of its Clean Trucks Program in the face of protestors seeking even tougher regulations.

New Green Cable Truck Developed at Con Edison

NEW YORK CITY – Con Edison’s has developed a more powerful vehicle that pulls 13,000- and 27,000-volt cable more quickly and safely, reducing the time streets are closed for construction work.

Warner Announces New Pickup Conversion

NOBLESVILLE, IN – Warner Bodies has released their new pickup conversion for the Dodge 3500/4500/5500 and the Sterling Bullet.

Coke to Buy Green Hybrid Trucks

ATLANTA – Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc., Coke’s largest bottler, has agreed to buy 120 trucks this year using a diesel-electric hybrid system developed by Eaton Corp.

Michelin Will Raise Commercial Tire Prices

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Michelin North America Inc. will raise prices on its Michelin and BFGoodrich brand commercial truck tires up to eight percent on Apr. 1.

Goodyear Signs Tire Contract with PG&E

AKRON, OHIO – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has signed a three-year contract to supply tires and business solutions to Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Company.

Dodge Continues Commercial Vehicle Market Offensive With Strategic Upgrades, Enhancements

ATLANTA – Dodge continues its commercial vehicle market offensive with a barrage of product enhancements, including the 2008 Dodge Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 Chassis Cabs; the 2008 Dodge Sprinter; and the all-new 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan cargo van

Ford Announces 2009 E-Series Lineup

SANTA MONICA, CA – At the National Truck Equipment Association Work Truck Show here, Ford unveiled its makeover for the E-series.

Land Rover Uses RFID to Track Fleet

IRVINE, CA – Land Rover is using WhereNet active RFID, real-time locating system (RTLS) technology to help automate processing of more than 150,000 new vehicles annually.

DriverTech Integrates ALK’s CoPilot Truck

PRINCETON, N.J. – DriverTech LLC has integrated ALK’s CoPilot Truck navigation into its tri-mode mobile communications and onboard computing system.

International Celebrates Medium-Duty Success

ATLANTA – As the first OEM to announce it will meet EPA 2010 emissions standards on its medium-duty engines without selective catalytic reduction (SCR), International officials said they’re poised to continue their leadership in the Class 6 and 7 segments.

Custom Truck Sales Named 2007 Kenworth Dealer of Year

KIRKLAND, WA – Custom Truck Sales in Regina, Sask., was named 2007 Kenworth Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada at the annual Kenworth Dealer Meeting held recently in San Diego.

Andax Offers New Drip Shield

ST. MARYS, KS – Andax Industries LLC’s new Drip Shield allows users to put a shield down at a moment’s notice to create a barrier between leaking containers and the floor, counter, or work area.

Con-way Truckload Signs with Qualcomm

SAN DIEGO – Qualcomm Incorporated and Con-way Truckload have plans to convert Con-way Truckload’s entire fleet of tractors to Qualcomm’s next-generation OmniVision mobile computing platform.

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