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Toyo Rated #1 Overall Brand for Medium Truck Tires

CYPRESS, CA – Toyo brand tires have once again been rated the #1 Overall Brand for Medium Truck Tires in Tire Review magazine’s annual Tire Brand Study of North American tire dealers.

Navistar Marks 75 Years With Dedication of Newest Engine Plant

HUNTSVILLE, AL – Navistar Engine Group is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its first production diesel engine.

TomTom WORK Introduces Truck Navigation

HANOVER, GERMANY – TomTom WORK, the B2B division of TomTom, presented the newest trends in connected navigation services for vehicle fleets at the IAA Commercial Vehicles exhibition in Hanover, Germany.

Trucks Lead the Way to a Cleaner Future

ARLINGTON, VA – According to Tommy Hodges, chairman of Titan Transfer, Inc. — headquartered in Shelbyville, Tenn.— Titan and the American Trucking Associations (ATA) have now committed themselves to doing something about the climate crisis.

Cummins Recognized as Sustainability Leader on Global and Regional Levels

COLUMBUS, IN – For the fourth year in a row, Cummins Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World index, which represents the top 10 percent of the world’s largest 2,500 companies in corporate sustainability.

Sleep-Related Crash Prompts NTSB Call for Research

WASHINGTON – Trucking companies should work harder to enforce rest for their drivers, and the government should move toward mandating the use of alarm systems to alert exhausted truckers.

NADA/ATD Successful in Effort to Exempt Auxiliary Power Units From Federal Excise Tax

WASHINGTON – The National Automobile Dealers Association and American Truck Dealers led a successful effort to exempt Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) from the 12 percent federal excise tax (FET).

Mobile Technology From J. J. Keller Now Available

NEENAH, WI – J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. has recently announced the availability of J. J. Keller Mobile, a mobile resource and asset management system. J. J. Keller Mobile tracks, monitors, and records fleet performance and regulatory compliance of operations.

Growing Green at The Work Truck Show 2009

CLEVELAND – The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) has intensified its focus on hybrid and alternative-fuel vocational trucks and equipment at The Work Truck Show 2009

New Diesel-Electric Hybrid Truck Unveiled

WYOMING, MI – It is a new truck that could save nearly 1,000 gallons of fuel a year. The new DuraStar Hybrid truck was unveiled recently at West Michigan International Trucks in Wyoming.

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.

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