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Safety System for Dump Truck & Trailer Tail Gates

GRAND FORKS, B.C. - Precision EndGate Safety (PES) works with independent dump truck owners, construction companies, and executives concerned about being sued and the impact of rising insurance costs due to accidents involving their dump trucks.

Hino Trucks Launches New Web Site

NOVI, MI - Hino Trucks has launched an updated Web site at www.hino.com that provides insight into the expanding vocational breadth of Hino truck applications and enhanced resources for new and returning customers.

Remanufacturing Reduces Carbon Footprint

JASPER, IN – Compared to data from the U.S. Department of Energy, Jasper Engines' remanufacture of a drivetrain component averaged only 1 percent of the energy consumed of manufacturing the entire vehicle.

Freightliner M2 Trucks to Use Continental Tires

FORT MILL, SC - Continental tires will now become standard original equipment on all Freightliner Business Class M2 medium-duty trucks.

Commercial Vehicles to Give Bikers 6 Feet of Space

AUSTIN, TX – Commercial vehicles and large trucks in Texas would be required to give bicyclists and other vulnerable road users at least six feet of passing clearance under the "Safe Passing" bill, according to The Houston Chronicle.

FMCSA Offers Driver Safety Web Site for Fleets

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration now offers a commercial motor vehicle Web-based safety training program for both drivers and fleet safety managers responsible for driver training.

Port of Los Angeles to Put 1,000 Alt-Fuel Trucks in Service

SAN PEDRO, CA – The Port has launched a 2009 alternative-fuel truck incentive program to put 900 compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, as well as 100 electric trucks, into service this year.

Johnson Truck Bodies Offers Companies Express Financing

RICE LAKE, WI – A full suite of financing structures including loans, finance leases, and TRAC leases are available to companies of all sizes including owner-operators, processors, and distributors of refrigerated goods.

Cummins to Stall Engine Plant Operations

COLUMBUS, IN – The Columbus MidRange Engine Plant will close effective May 15 and remain idle until Chrysler resumes pickup truck production.

Free Ford Work Solutions Web Seminar May 14

TORRANCE, CA – Learn about the Ford Work Solutions In-Dash Computer and 'Crew Chief,' the industry's only OEM telematics solution in a free Web seminar May 14.

Navistar Products Qualify for Government Grants

WARRENVILLE, IL – International truck and IC Bus dealers offer a suite of products that may qualify under federal, state, and local clean diesel grant programs, according to Navistar.

Mitsubishi Fuso Announces Q2 Incentive Program

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America (MFTA) has announced a new incentive program for the 2Q 2009 called "Navigate Great Savings."

Penske Truck Leasing Expands Collision Mgmt. Offering

READING, PA - Penske Truck Leasing now offers Claims InSite, a collision management solution, to complement its North America truck collision repair centers.

AMSOIL Introduces Diesel Recovery

SUPERIOR, WI - AMSOIL has introduced a new diesel fuel additive that quickly dissolves gelled fuel to allow operators to continue driving with minimal downtime.

Valley Smart Trailer Wireless Lighting Monitor

LODI, CA - The Smart Trailer Wireless Lighting Monitor from Valley is designed to provide constant monitoring of all trailer signal lights, including tail lights, market lights, stop and turn lights, while driving.

S.U.R.&R. Introduces New AC300 Deluxe A/C Line Kit

AKRON, OHIO - A/C lines can be repaired or replaced in minutes with this convenient, all-in-one kit which includes 126 pieces and 30' of hose.

Minimizer Sponsors "Back On The Road 2009"

BLOOMING PRAIRIE, MN - Dennis Lott was named winner of Arrow Truck Sales "Back On The Road 2009" campaign, presented by Volvo Trucks North America.

Mobileye Inc. Partners with Al & Ed's Autosound

LOS ANGELES - Mobileye Inc. announces the establishment of a retail and distribution relationship with Van Nuys, California-based Al & Ed's Autosound, one of the nation's leading mobile electronics specialists.

California to Cut GHG Emissions by 10 Percent by 2020

SACRAMENTO - The Air Resources Board has adopted a regulation that will implement Governor Schwarzenegger's low carbon fuel standard calling for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from California's transportation fuels by ten percent by 2020.

Oncor Unveils Hybrid-Powered Bucket Trucks

DALLAS – Oncor, one of 14 utilities that participated in a 2006 trial of hybrid trucks in the field, has added two new hybrid-powered bucket trucks to its fleet.

Kenworth T800 LNG

Kenworth T800 LNG Trucks Available for Factory Order and Production

KIRKLAND, WA – The Kenworth T800 LNG truck offers performance and efficiency for heavy-duty port, freight, and vocational applications.

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2010 Toyota Tundra and 2010 Toyota Sequoia Pricing Announced

TORRANCE, CA - Both the 2010 Toyota Tundra and 2010 Toyota Sequoia will see an increase in price. Added equipment is included on both models.

Navistar First Truck and Bus Maker to Receive Hybrid Certification from California Air Resources Board

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar becomes the first truck and bus manufacturer to receive total hybrid vehicle certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for improving fuel economy and overall emissions.

Continental Offers Retread Tires for Medium-Duty Trucks

FORT MILL, SC - Continental Tire North America Inc. (CTNA) has joined the ranks of medium truck tire manufacturers offering their own retread products.

Tube Step

New Style Step Tube Available for Dodge 4500/5500 & Sterling Bullet

CALEDONIA, MI - Steffens Enterprises, Inc. is pleased to announce that its patented Style Step step tube is now available for the popular Dodge 4500/5500 Heavy Duty cab & chassis as well as the Sterling Bullet 4500/5500 work truck applications.

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