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Port of Los Angeles & SCAQMD Roll Out Heavy-Duty Electric Truck

SAN PEDRO, CA – Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently joined officials from the Port of Los Angeles and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) for the introduction of a new, powerful electric truck.

Top Service Technician Wrangles Glory at 2008 Navistar Rodeo

GLENDALE HEIGHTS, IL – Per Meling of White’s International Trucks in Greensboro, N.C., was named the winner of the second annual Navistar Service-Technician Rodeo.

Fleet Safety Program Sends Driving Concerns to E-mail, Cell Phone

SANTA BARBARA, CA – Mission Linen Supply has recently contracted with National Driver Accountability Program (NDAP) to use the latest technology to monitor employees’ driving habits.

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Sterling Introduces its First Natural Gas-Powered Vehicle

LAS VEGAS – Sterling Truck Corporation has rolled out a new natural gas (NG)-fueled tractor. The Sterling Set-Back 113 fueled with Natural Gas is ideal for port operations, as well as natural gas utilities and municipalities.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute Industry Excellence Awards Announced

LAS VEGAS – Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) recognized outstanding leadership in the alternative fuels and vehicles industry as part of the opening day of the 14th Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Conference + Expo 2008.

Goodyear Launches New Long-Wearing Kelly Regional Tire

AKRON, OHIO – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has introduced a new Kelly Armorsteel KRH regional tire for pickup and delivery and school buses.

Freightliner Trucks Offers 4.5 Percent Financing on All Variations of the Cascadia

PORTLAND, OR – Freightliner Trucks, in conjunction with Daimler Truck Financial, is offering an industry low of 4.5 percent financing on all variations of the Freightliner Cascadia in the U.S. Market.

Navistar Releases Over-the-Road and Wind Tunnel Testing Results of International ProStar

WARRENVILLE, IL – Navistar has released results of extensive testing confirming that the International ProStar is the most aerodynamic and fuel-efficient Class 8 truck on the road.

Durham Introduces a New Series of Three-Sided Trucks

DURHAM, CT – Durham Manufacturing, has introduced a new series of three-sided trucks. One of the series is without shelves, a second has one adjustable shelf, a third has two adjustable shelves, and a fourth has three adjustable shelves.

Arkansas Wants to Turn Jobless Into Truck Drivers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has announced a new pilot initiative to train displaced workers and other eligible unemployed Arkansans as truck drivers.

Kinedyne Offers Road Safety Advice

TORONTO – Dodging potholes, debris, and loose cargo from truck beds and trailers can cause major accidents. Steadymate by Kinedyne gives advice on how to use tie-down and cargo equipment the right way.

Second Training Trailer to Help Meet Demand

MIDDLESEX, U.K.- Autocar’s original classroom on wheels has been an unqualified success. In 2007, it provided training to more than 800 technicians in over 300 locations, from New England to the West Coast.

International Dealer Network’s Top Technicians Compete at Rodeo

GLENDALE HEIGHTS, IL – In a head-to-head, hands-on test of their technical skill and speed, eight of the top service technicians in the International dealer network will compete to determine who is the best of the best at the second annual Navistar Service-Technician Rodeo on May 14.

AEP Will Have the Largest Diesel Hybrid Truck Fleet of Any American Utility Company

SPRINGFIELD, OHIO – American Electric Power (AEP), one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, is expanding its green efforts to include more hybrid trucks.

New Weather Guard Hi-Side Truck Boxes Offer Increased Security and Durability

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL – Knaack LLC’s new WEATHER GUARD Hi-Side Truck Boxes provide contractors with secure, durable, and convenient tool storage above the bed of their trucks.

Diamondback Offers Custom Truck-Bed Solutions for Light Truck Fleets

PHILIPSBURG, PA – DiamondBack, manufacturers of the DiamondBack HD cover, offers complete truck-bed systems that can be customized for specific fleet applications.

Truck Tonnage Fell More Than 3% in March

ARLINGTON, VA – Truck tonnage dropped 3.3 percent last month to its lowest level since November 2007.

Texas State Grant Funds Eaton Technology Use to Reduce Texas Shuttle Bus Fleet GHG Emissions

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation’s fuel-saving hydraulic launch assist (HLA) technology will be used on a South Texas fleet of urban shuttle buses to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

FedEx Hybrid-Electric Fleet Surpasses Two-Million-Mile Mark

MEMPHIS, TN – FedEx Corp hit a major milestone for its existing hybrid-electric truck fleet: more than 2 million miles of revenue service. The hybrid trucks improve fuel economy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and cut particulate pollution by 96 percent.

CALSTART Blue Sky Award Winners Announced

PASADENA, CA – CALSTART (www.calstart.org) – North America’s leading advanced transportation technologies consortium – announced the winners of its prestigious Blue Sky Award 2008.

Cars.com Takes on Truck Market with Acquisition of PickupTrucks.com

CHICAGO – Cars.com announced it will expand its offering for truck buyers and advertisers with its acquisition of PickupTrucks.com, an authoritative web source for pickup truck news and information.

Cargo and General Liability Insurance Now Available From Progressive

MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OHIO – Progressive is rounding out its offerings for small businesses with cargo and general liability insurance.

TRALA Supports Federal Standard Over N.J. Speed Limiter Bill

WASHINGTON – TRALA is opposing the consideration of New Jersey legislation that would mandate speed limiting devices on any commercial truck operating in the state until a decision is made on a federal rule.

American Electric Power Orders 18 International DuraStar Hybrid Trucks

SPRINGFIELD, OHIO – American Electric Power (AEP), one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, is expanding its green efforts to include more hybrid trucks.

NADA Used Car Guide Enhances Commercial Truck Guide With Expanded Options

MCLEAN, VA – In response to customer feedback, NADA Used Car Guide has enhanced its ATD/NADA Official Commercial Truck Guide with a series of expanded construction options.

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