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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.

Work Truck Associate Publisher Bob Brown (r) presents the Medium-Duty Truck of the Year award to Len DeLuca, director of Ford Commercial Trucks.

Ford F-Series Super Duty Selected 2008 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

ATLANTAWork Truck magazine presented the first-ever Medium-Duty Truck of the Year to the Ford F-Series Super Duty in a special presentation Feb. 26 at the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) 2008 Work Truck Show.

Save the Date: AFLA’s 40th Annual Conference

PHOENIX – The Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA) will hold its 2008 Annual Meeting & Conference Sept. 10-12 at the Camelback Inn in Phoenix.

Daimler Trucks Forms Light Commercial Vehicle Unit

PORTLAND, OR– Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced the launch of a Light Commercial Vehicle Team,

Duraliner Van Panels Add Protection for Commercial Cargo Vans

LAPEER, MI – Durakon Industries, manufacturer of Duraliner bedliners, now sells Duraliner van panels for Ford, Chevy, GMC, and Dodge Sprinter cargo vans.

Leggett & Platt Introduces eCoupled Technology

ATLANTA – Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products introduces eCoupled technology, wireless power that eliminates power cords and battery chargers on the jobsite.

Monroe Truck Equipment to Expand to Ohio

CARDINGTON, OHIO – Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc. (MTE) will expand to the state of Ohio, where it will establish a complete truck equipment distribution and installation facility serving dealers, municipalities, and end-users.

Azure Dynamics Wins Hybrid-Electric Supply Deal

OAK PARK, MI - Hybrid-electric and electric vehicle powertrain developer Azure Dynamics Corp. announced it has signed a supply agreement with an Indiana company that manufactures commercial step vans and shuttle buses.

CT State Bill Seeks to Exempt Parts and Labor Sales Tax

ALEXANDRIA, VA – TRALA-supported legislation to establish a sales tax exemption for maintenance and repair costs on trucks over 26,000 lbs. was introduced in the Connecticut Assembly on Feb. 14, 2008.

PacLease Announces a New West Coast U.S. Location

BELLEVUE, WA – PACCAR Leasing Company (PacLease) continues its North American franchise network expansion with the addition of a new full-service lease location in Hayward, Calif.

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.

Duracover Tonneau Covers Increase Security and Fuel Efficiency

LAPEER, MI – Duracover Tonneau covers are now available for Toyota Tundra trucks.

NMFTA Announces Board Members Changes

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc. announced two changes to the Classification Commodity Standards Board (CCSB) Members.

Automakers Focusing on Safety in Pickups

DETROIT – When the redesigned Ford F-150 and Dodge Ram hit dealerships this fall, some important safety features will also be standard, including electronic stability systems.

Rostra Precision Controls Offers ParkPilot Kit for Trucks

LAURINBURG, N.C. – Rostra Precision Controls, Inc. has introduced a ParkPilot Ultrasonic Smart Parking System designed specifically for trucks that did not come factory equipped with obstacle sensing.

Fleet Boosts Safety and Stats with Dossier Software

BURLINGTON, NJ – United Drilling of Plumsteadville, Pa., has significantly improved its DOT Safe Stat rating using Arsenault’s Dossier fleet maintenance management software to direct and document vehicle maintenance.

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Silverado Named 2008 Truck of the Year

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA – The Chevrolet Silverado was named 2008 Truck of the Year by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC).

Ford to Equip Vehicles with Mobile Offices

CLEVELAND – This fall, buyers of Ford commercial vehicles will be able to check inventories, print invoices, retrieve documents or spreadsheets, or even check fuel prices from remote computers while on the road.

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