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STAHL Utility Service Van Body Available in Cab-Height Model

WOOSTER, OHIO – The STAHL Utility Service Van (USV) is available in a Cab-Height model that is ideal for residential use or other applications requiring a smaller footprint or where vehicle height is restricted.

Goodyear Armor Max Commercial Tires Meet TREAD Act Rules

AKRON, OHIO – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has developed commercial-duty light-truck tires that address the stringent regulations established by the federal TREAD Act.

International Truck and Engine Dealer Named Pennsylvania Truck Dealer of the Year

WARRENVILLE, IL – The Pennsylvania Truck Dealers (PTD) recently named Five Star International Trucks Inc. Pennsylvania's “2007 Dealer of the Year” during their annual convention.

Thule Raises Money in Memory of Former Spokesperson and World's Strongest Man Super Series Champion

SEYMOUR, CT – Thule, Inc. raised $6,500 in memory of former Thule spokesperson and World's Strongest Man (WSM) Super Series Champion, Jesse Marunde, during a fundraising event hosted by the company at the 2007 SEMA Show that was held at The Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Penske Donates Early Truck to Hershey's Antique Auto Museum

READING, PA – Penske Truck Leasing has donated a 1914 Garford Stake Bed Truck to the Antique Auto Museum in Hershey, Pa.

Coke to Add 120 Hybrid-Electric Trucks in 2008

NEW YORK CITY – Coca-Cola Enterprises has added five hybrid-electric trucks to their distribution center in the Bronx. The Bronx sales center has 90 trucks servicing customers in Manhattan and the Bronx.

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Sterling Bullet Starts Rolling Off Production Lines

REDFORD, MI – The Sterling Bullet — a new chassis-cab, Class 4-5 vehicle introduced in March — has begun production. The trucks have already begun arriving in dealerships.

Chevrolet Announces 2009 Silverado Hybrid

DETROIT – Chevrolet recently introduced the 2009 Silverado Hybrid, a full-size pickup that achieves 40 percent greater city fuel economy and a 25 percent improvement in overall fuel economy over the traditional Silverado.

Yokohama Tire to Increase Prices for Commercial Truck Tires

FULLERTON, CA – Due to the continued record increases in the cost of raw materials and energy, Yokohama Tire Corporation said it will increase prices on its tires.

Production Underway for the 2008 Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Production of the all-new 2008 Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs is underway at Chrysler LLC's Saltillo Assembly Plant in Saltillo, Mexico.

Goodyear Offers to Exchange Certain Small Truck and Minivan Tires

AKRON, OHIO – Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. offered exchanges Friday for certain tires sold for use with minivans and small trucks, but insisted the decision is not a recall

Brown Goes 'Green'

ATLANTA – UPS recently rolled out a small parcel delivery service in Northern California using 42 electric cars and trucks from ZAP.

Ryder Unveils Line of “Green” Tractor and Trailer Solutions

MIAMI – Ryder System, Inc. has launched its RydeGreen line of tractors and trailers, designed to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Roadmaster Drivers School Acquires North Carolina Location

TAMPA, FL – In what is its ninth school acquisition to date, Roadmaster has acquired Interstate Driving Academy in Dunn, North Carolina.

UPS Green Fleet Is Limited So Far

ATLANTA – Atlanta-based UPS is operating some electric vehicles in U.S. cities. Diesel-electric hybrids, natural-gas-powered trucks, and other experimental vehicles also cruise city streets and highways.

PacLease Announces Three New Southern U.S. Locations

BELLEVUE, WA – PACCAR Leasing Company (PacLease) continues its North American franchise network expansion with the addition of three new full-service lease locations in Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina.

Navistar and Union Return to Talks

CHICAGO – Navistar International Corp. and the United Auto Workers resumed contract talks outside Chicago as a month-long strike continues.

Peterbilt Ranks Highest in Customer Satisfaction by J.D. Power

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA — Peterbilt ranks highest in customer satisfaction among conventional cab medium-duty trucks, while Chevrolet ranks highest in medium-duty truck dealer service satisfaction.

Michigan Fleet on the Road 100 Million Miles with No Oil Change

TROY, MI – Hare Express, Inc., a just-in-time delivery service to the automotive industry, has exceeded 100 million miles without an engine oil change using the puraDYN oil filtration system.

NAVTEQ Expands NAVTEQ Transport for the Trucking and Logistics Industries

CHICAGO – NAVTEQ has announced an expanded version of NAVTEQ Transport with new coverage, new data types, and a harmonized global specification to enhance the functionality of truck routing and logistics planning applications.

LEER Supports Mark Wellman Adventure Sports Expo for Soldiers with Disabilities

ORLANDO, FL – LEER is supporting No Limits and The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 30– Dec. 5, as part of the fourth annual Road to Recovery Conference.

2007 Engines Performing Well, Say Caterpillar Customers

PEORIA, IL – A complete line of four Caterpillar 2007 engines in full production and readily available. Customers are providing feedback on how the newest additions to the Caterpillar engine line are doing on the road.

Kenworth Expands Merchandise Collection for 2008, Online Ordering Available

KIRKLAND, WA – The 2008 Kenworth Merchandise Collection featuring nearly 60 new items is now available online in time for the holiday season.

Little-Known IRS Tax Break Makes Investing in GPS Tracking Technology More Affordable

SALISBURY, MD – A GPS tracking system can improve the performance of a fleet's mobile workforce and some excellent opportunities exist to help business owners overcome the cost hurdle.

Water Company Truck Is Stolen; One Suspect in Custody

ALORTON, IL – An Illinois-American Water Co. had his truck stolen while on the job. The employee was out of his work truck performing a routine meter reading in the John DeShields housing complex when it was stolen

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