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4 More Yokohama Commercial Tires Earn EPA SmartWay Verification

FULLERTON, CA - Four more Yokohama Tire Corporation commercial truck tires have been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SmartWay list of verified technologies for tires.

California Distributors Ready to Deliver Air1 Diesel Exhaust Fluid

STOCKTON, CA - Nine California companies are ready to supply every county in California with Air1, a world-leading diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). The companies are ready to provide the education, equipment programs, and DEF supply options.

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Alliant Adds Wiring Harness Adaptor to GM Parts Lineup

MADISON, WI - Alliant Power has announced the addition of a new product for their expanding GM line of parts.

Pinnergy to Implement XATANET for Enhanced Fleet Performance

MINNEAPOLIS - XATA Corp., a leader in fleet optimization software and services, announced that Pinnergy, Ltd., a provider of drilling, fluid, and oil and gas waste disposal services to the energy industry, is installing XATANET on 78 of its trucks in the Barnett Shale area of Texas.

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Rotary Lift Reveals 'Y'

MADISON, IN - Rotary Lift has unveiled the Y-Lift, the first in a series of new vehicle lifts with faster speed designed to help improve technician productivity and increase shop productivity.

New Shell Rotella T3 NG is Dedicated Natural Gas Engine Oil

HOUSTON - Shell Lubricants continues to meet today's transportation needs with the introduction of Shell Rotella T3 NG Energized Protection oil for use in compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueled engines.

Telematics Data Standard Released

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO - The Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) has been working with OEMs to write the telematics data standard. Participating OEMs could begin supporting delivery of data using the standard format by October 2010.

Pepco Rolls Out Hybrids

WASHINGTON - Pepco Holdings recently rolled out its latest hybrid bucket truck and hybrid plug-in SUV at the Washington Auto Show. The fleet currently includes more than 50 hybrid vehicles.

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Ford Improves Fuel Economy on SUVs

CHICAGO - The all-new Ford Explorer and Edge will offer a fuel-efficient, turbocharged four-cylinder engine, expected to boost fuel economy.

Calif. Fleets Offered $20M for Hybrid Truck Purchases

SACRAMENTO, CA - As of Feb. 12, approximately $11 million is left in the California Hybrid Voucher Incentive Program. All fleets with trucks operating in California are eligible for up to 100 vouchers each, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Last Chance to Win $50 by Voting for Truck of the Year

TORRANCE, CA - Online voting for the 2010 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year is closes Modany, Feb. 15. If you haven't voted yet, professional fleet managers are encouraged cast their ballots for one of 18 nominated medium-duty work trucks at www.fleet-central.com/wt/truck-of-the-year.

Goodyear's New Super-Single Tire Offers Long Mileage for Mixed-Service Customers

AKRON, OHIO - Goodyear announced a new super-single mixed-service tire that enhances performance and helps lower cost-per-mile for truckers and fleet operators.

Super Duty Works Hard for Truck Fleets

DEARBORN, MI - In customer field work evaluations, Ford gave commercial businesses around the country pre-production models of the all-new 2011 Ford Super Duty months before the truck goes on sale.

LaVallee's Bakery Distributors, of Waltham, Mass., accepts the 100,000th

LaVallee's Bakery Distributors Buys 100,000th Truck Sold by Mitsubishi Fuso in North America

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) announced that it sold its 100,000th truck in North America. The purchaser, LaVallee's Bakery Distributors, of Waltham, Mass., delivers high-end fresh and frozen bakery products to more than 500 customers located across New England.

Navistar Pursues Natural Gas for MaxxForce 13 Engines

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar, Inc. signed a concept development agreement with Clean Air Power Ltd. to develop Navistar's MaxxForce 13 big bore engine to run on natural gas and clean diesel fuel for the North American market.

Penske Donates Trucks to Clinton Bush Haiti Fund to Support Relief Efforts

DETROIT - Penske Corporation and its family of companies announced that it donated more than $1 million worth of diesel-powered flatbed trucks to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.

Daimler Trucks donates 20 Fuso Canter Trucks to Haiti

STUTTGART, GERMANY - Daimler Trucks is supporting the people of Haiti, the Caribbean island that has been hard-hit by the recent earthquakes, by promptly sending them 20 Fuso Canter trucks (called Fuso FE models in the U.S.).

Sentinel Transportation Finds Safety Benefits from Kenworth Trucks

WILMINGTON, DE - Requiring both day cabs and sleepers for multiple applications, Sentinel prefers Kenworth T800s for durability and low-cost operations, and T660s for fuel efficiency and reliable performance.

Fleet Sentiment Buying Index Indicates Poor Order Activity for Q1

COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Q1 2010 FSR Equipment Buying Index as reported by CK Commercial Vehicle Research fell 21 percent from Q4 2009 to a reading of 54.5.

ATA Appoints New V.P. of Safety Policy

ARLINGTON, VA - The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has appointed industry expert Rob Abbott as vice president of safety policy.

GM Adds B-20 Biofuel Capability to Heavy-Duty Lineup

GRAPEVINE, TX - General Motors' new Duramax 6.6L turbo diesel engine has been substantially revised to include B-20 capability, as well as meet strict new emissions standards effective this year.

Airgas Adds SCR Technology to Fleet

RADNOR, PA - Airgas, Inc. announced its plan to have 400 to 500 diesel-engine trucks with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology in its fleet by the end of the year.

CTNA Changes Name

CHARLOTTE, NC - Continental Tire North America (CTNA) has changed its name to Continental Tire the Americas LLC.

Rechargeable using either 240-volt or standard 120 volt outlets, the all-electric Transit Connect can travel a range of 80 miles on a full charge, according to Ford.

Ford Unveils All-Electric Transit Connect

CHICAGO - Ford recently unveiled the all-electric version of the Ford Transit Connect at the Chicago Auto Show, confirming the zero-emissions small van will be in fleet operators' hands later this year.

ARI Welcomes Newest National Truck Sales Manager

MT. LAUREL, NJ - Automotive Resources International (ARI) welcomes Larry Evans as its newest national truck sales manager.

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