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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.

Advancements Help Minimize the Environmental Impact of Trucks and Diesel Engines, According to Navistar

WARRENVILLE, IL – As the world becomes more vigilant and active about key environmental issues, many industries have renewed commitments to green initiatives.

Courier Goes the Extra Mile with Electric Experiment

CANADA – Fleet operators in Canada’s courier industry are increasingly using electric vehicles. The Purolator Quicksider operates 10 hours a day in downtown Toronto, delivering about 220 packages and parcels with zero greenhouse-gas emissions.

New ATD Chairman Touts Need for Truck Technicians Even in Tough Economic Times

DALLAS – Gary Gibson, president of Tri-State Sterling Trucks in Cincinnati, Ohio, takes over as the new chairman of the American Truck Dealers (ATD) division of the National Automobile Dealers Association.

Hino Trucks Has Record Retail Month, Announces 2008 Sales Goal

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI – Hino Trucks experienced a record month in March 2008 posting retail sales of 900 units and achieving 15-percent market share in the Class 6 market segment.

National Truck Equipment Association Launches Newly Redesigned NTEA.com Web Site

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) has launched a newly redesigned Web site, www.ntea.com

American Camper Shell Taps SNUGTOP to Equip 60 Telco Utility Trucks

LONG BEACH, CA – TelePacific Communications has added the new SNUGPRO fiberglass truck cap from SNUGTOP to 60 new Chevy Colorado utility trucks for its field service fleet.

Goodyear Joins U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership

AKRON, OHIO – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership, which previously approved using the company’s Fuel Max line-haul tires on SmartWay tractors and trailers.

NATM Associate Member of the Year Award Presented to 3M

TOPEKA, KS – The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) presented 3M, based in Saint Paul, Minn., with the Associate Member of the Year Award.

ShockWatch FleetControl Manager Monitors Forklifts, Increases ROI on Vehicle-Mounted Computers

DALLAS – For forklifts and other warehouse trucks utilizing vehicle-mounted computers (VMC), ShockWatch uses the onboard computer to deliver its new FleetControl Manager.

Kenworth Names 2008 Parts Council Members to Help Enhance Customer Support

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2008 Kenworth Parts Council members. The council consists of leading parts managers from Kenworth dealerships in the United States and Canada.

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