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J. J. Keller's FleetMentor Launches Driver Qualification File Enhancement

NEENAH, WI - FleetMentor has completed a series of five enhancements to the service that now provides subscribers an easier way to manage driver qualification (DQ) files within the service.

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IMMI Introduces the New CargoBuckle Ladder Rack System

WESTFIELD, IN - The Outdoor division of IMMI officially launched its new CargoBuckle Ladder Rack System, a professional grade retractable ratchet tie-down system that takes the hassle out of securing ladders and cargo.

The Work Truck Show 2009 Attendance Grows 18.5%

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - More than 8,400 work truck industry professionals attended The Work Truck Show 2009 and 45th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention at the McCormick Place West Building in Chicago, March 3-6.

Ford F-150 Recognized as Most Rugged Truck by Customers in <i>Kelley Blue Book</i>'s Online Survey

DEARBORN, MI - Kelley Blue Book announced Ford Motor Company is the winner of the 2009 Brand Image Award for the "Most Rugged Truck Brand."

Analysts Upgrades Navistar, Saying Truckmaker will Rebound Early in Economic Recovery

CHICAGO - Barrington Research analyst Walter Liptak raised his investment rating on the shares of truck and engine maker Navistar International Corp. from "market perform" to "outperform," calling the Warrenville, Ill. company a classic "early-cycle play" that will be among the first stocks to recover when the economy turns up.

Eaton Assists Truck Fleet Owners in Applying for Government Diesel Hybrid Grants

KALAMAZOO, MI - Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced it has established a program to assist diesel truck fleet owners in applying for the $156 million in grants for diesel hybrid trucks that are available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

J. J. Keller and Alacra Announce Partnership

NEENAH, WI - J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., a provider of risk and regulatory information, has partnered with Alacra, Inc. by adding specialized regulatory and compliance content to the Alacra Store.

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Ford E-Series Super Duty Ambulance Offers More Power & Toughness with Lower Acquisition Cost

CHICAGO - A revised Ford E-Series Super Duty Ambulance package for 2010 - featuring a 6.8L gasoline engine, a comprehensive array of heavy-duty components, and a lower base model costs was unveiled at the recent National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) trade show.

Freightliner to Introduce Allison Automatic LBSS

PORTLAND, OR - Freightliner Trucks, a North American heavy-duty truck manufacturer serving GVW Class 3-8 trucks, will be the first OEM to introduce Allison Transmission's new Load-Based Shift Scheduling (LBSS) transmission feature.

Outcalt is Installed as 45th President of the National Truck Equipment Association

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Andrew Outcalt, president of Meyer Products and Swenson Spreader (Cleveland), was installed as the 45th President of the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) at The Work Truck Show 2009, held in Chicago.

Reading Truck Body Wins Two Awards at The Work Truck Show

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Reading Truck Body, LLC's new Aluminum Classic II service body earned The Work Truck Show 2009 Editors' Choice Award for New Product Innovation and the inaugural Work Truck Show Green Award.

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Vantage Vehicle International Launches PRIMO 4WD Line: All Purpose, Heavy-Duty, All-Terrain Utility Vehicles

CORONA, CA - Vantage Vehicle International, Inc. announced the national release of its PRIMO 4WD heavy-duty, all terrain utility truck and passenger and cargo van line through a national network of distributors.

Bobcat Company and Polaris Industries Inc. Announce Long-Term Strategic Alliance

WEST FARGO, ND - Bobcat Company and Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn., announced a long-term strategic alliance that will leverage the complementary strengths of both companies to penetrate work-related market segments globally.

Ford Super Duty Repeats Work Truck of the Year Win

CHICAGO - The Ford F-Series Super Duty once again took Work Truck of the Year honors at the National Truck Equipment Association Work Truck Show, March 4.

Kenworth Receives Record Order for 185 Hybrid Trucks

KIRKLAND, WA - Coca-Cola has ordered 150 Kenworth T370 diesel-electric tractors and 35 Kenworth T370 hybrid trucks, all of which will be on the road this year.

2011 F-59 Super Duty Commercial Stripped Chassis

Ford Reveals New 2011 F-59 Super Duty Commercial Stripped Chassis

CHICAGO - Ford expands its commercial stripped chassis offerings with the new F-59 Super Duty delivering an impressive combination of generous payload capacity, low step-in and loading heights, and proven reliability and durability.

Kraft and Honda Acquire New Hybrid Trucks for Pilots, EVI Unveils Electric Truck in U.S.

- Kraft Foods Inc. will put a new refrigerated diesel-electric hybrid truck on the road to transport frozen food, American Honda Motor Co. Inc. will start using a hybrid truck to haul service parts in Georgia, and Electric Vehicles International USA is introducing its fully-electric work truck to the U.S. market.

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation Launches Hydraulic Hybrid at NTEA Work Truck Show

CHICAGO - Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) introduced the newest addition to its robust alternative powertrain chassis development program - the pilot hydraulic hybrid walk-in van chassis.

Wheels Truck Experts Spotlighted at NTEA Work Truck Show

DES PLAINES, IL - Dave Decker, manager of Truck Engineering at Wheels, Inc., fleet-leasing company, and Erik Nelson, a Wheels truck engineer, were both spotlighted at the NTEA Work Truck Show held in Chicago March 3-6.

Daimler Trucks North America Opens Benchmark Plant in Mexico

STUTTGART, GERMANY / SALTILLO, COAHUILA, MEXICO - Daimler Trucks North America, LLC (DTNA) observed the grand opening of a new $300 million manufacturing plant in Saltillo, Coahuila, in northern Mexico.

Smith Electric Vehicles U.S. Corporation to Assemble Zero-Emission Commercial Trucks in North America

CHICAGO - Smith Electric Vehicles U.S. Corp. (SEV U.S. Corp.), announced its plan to assemble and market all-electric zero-emission commercial vehicles in North America.

PHH Arval Launches Risk and Safety Program for Trucks

SPARKS, MD – Designed to cover the whole spectrum of risk and safety needs for commercial truck fleets, PHH's program identifies high risk drivers, provides targeted driver training, and efficiently manages the risk and costs of collisions that do happen.

Free March 10 Fleet Webinar: How to Secure Stimulus Plan Grant Funding

PRINCETON, NJ - The NAFA Fleet Management Association, in conjunction with the Environmental Defense Fund, will host a free webinar March 10 on securing federal grant money toward the purchase of medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks.

Navistar CEO Still Interested in GM Unit

CHICAGO - The top executive of Navistar International Corp said that he remained interested in the possibility of acquiring General Motors' medium-duty truck unit - though he has no interest in the facility where those vehicles are made.

Toyo Tires Rolls Out Two New Sizes of M154 for Commercial Trucks Showcases Product Line at Work Truck Show in Chicago

CYPRESS, CA - Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has rolled out two new sizes of its popular Toyo M154 ultra-premium, regional highway commercial tire. The two new sizes are 265/75R22.5 and 245/75R22.5, both in load range G.


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