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RFID-Equipped Pickups Won’t Let Tools Go Missing

DETROIT – Ford Motor Co. is teaming up with ThingMagic, Inc., of Cambridge, to help ensure construction workers always carry the right tools for the job.

Last Chance to Vote First-Ever Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award!

TORRANCE, CA – Online voting begins Monday, Jan. 28, for the first-ever Work Truck magazine Medium-Truck of the Year.

Ford Transit Concept revealed at the Chicago Auto Show.

Ford Transit Connect Debuts at Chicago Auto Show

CHICAGO – Ford is tapping its global product strengths to mobilize and connect small business owners in North America with the European-engineered Ford Transit Connect.

Cummins Announces Availability Clean-Idle Engines

ORLANDO, FL – Cummins Inc. has made available its Clean Idle Certified on-highway engines, which meet the new California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) idle reduction regulation.

NTEA Showcases Hybrid and Alt-Fuel Work Trucks

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – The Work Truck Show 2008 and 44th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention, running Feb. 25-28, will feature a full-day “Hybrid Truck and Alternative Fuels Summit,” as well as a ride and drive.

PHH Arval Announces Strategic Partnership with CTS

SPARKS, MD – PHH Arval has formed a strategic partnership with the Center for Transportation Safety (CTS), a provider of risk management and training solutions for drivers.

Kenworth to Produce LNG Vehicles

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth Truck Company will expand its presence in the growing market for LNG vehicles by beginning production of Kenworth T800 LNG trucks at its Renton, Wash. manufacturing facility in 2009.

Survey Reveals How Truckers Address Rising Fuel Costs

MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OHIO – A recent survey by commercial auto insurer Progressive found out how truckers are addressing rising fuel costs.

LEER Flip-Lock

LEER Introduces “Flip-Lock” on 550 Tonneau Cover

ELKHART, IN – LEER has announced the addition of a new “Flip-Lock” twist handle to the 550 Series tonneau cover line.

GMC Denali XT Hybrid Truck

GMC Hybrid Truck Concept Debuts at Chicago Auto Show

CHICAGO – The Denali XT Hybrid, featured at the Chicago Auto Show, features an innovative hybrid powertrain, a 4.9L V-8 engine teamed to an electric motor.

Ford Tests Street Smarts with New Truck

DETROIT – As fans of hip-hop culture skew increasingly toward luxury looks, Ford wants to tap the market with the new Sport Trac Adrenalin.

Meritor WABCO Introduces OnGuard

ORLANDO, FL – Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems’ OnGuard technology is currently installed on nearly 200 vehicles and is targeted for third quarter 2008 availability as a factory-installed option at several OEM brands.

Toyota A-BAT Hybrid Concept

Toyota Showcases A-BAT Hybrid Concept

DETROIT – The recent Detroit Auto Show featured Toyota’s A-BAT Hybrid Concept. The vehicle has four doors, a pug nose, and a sloping roof line that comes down on either side of a four-foot cargo bed that can be extended to six feet by dropping the tailgate

Ford Work Solutions: Expanding The Capability and Productivity of Trucks

CHICAGO — Ford is further expanding its ‘smart’ features for truck customers, announcing a collection of industry-exclusive technologies for F-Series trucks and commercial E-Series vans.

Cox Communications Takes Delivery of Enova Hybrid Vehicles

Enova Systems, a developer of proprietary electric, hybrid, and fuel cell digital power management systems, has designed, integrated, and delivered two service vehicles with Enova's Post-Transmission Parallel Hybrid Drive System to Cox Communications.

Kenworth to Produce Liquefied Natural Gas Vehicles

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth Truck Company will expand its presence in the growing market for LNG vehicles by beginning production of Kenworth T800 LNG trucks at its manufacturing facility in Renton, Wash., in 2009.

Maxon Introduces the First Series Of “Severe Duty” Liftgates

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA – Maxon Lift Corp introduces the new Severe Duty BMRA (BMRSD) – a workhorse designed for customers running deliveries in harsh weather climates.

The National Truck Equipment Association to Showcase Hybrid and Alternative-Fuel Work Trucks

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – The Work Truck Show 2008 and 44th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention, running Feb. 25-28, will feature a full-day “Hybrid Truck and Alternative Fuels Summit,” as well as a ride and drive.

SYSCO Chooses XATA for Fleet Optimization

MINNEAPOLIS – SYSCO Corporation, a food-service marketer and distributor, has selected XATA as their preferred provider of onboard computer technology.

Sound Off!! Work Truck Wants to Hear from You!

TORRANCE, CAWork Truck wants your opinions and thoughts on replacement tires, idiling reduction, and maximizing truck resale.

Valley Offers New Silverado/Sierra 1500 Class III/IV Hitch

LODI, CA – Valley, a provider of hitches and towing accessories, now offers a Class III/IV receiver hitch to fit the new body style Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500.

Truck Enterprises Extends Kenworth Dealer Network

MANASSAS, VA – Truck Enterprises recently opened a new full-service facility that offers customers a large selection of new Kenworth trucks, enhanced service, and accessibility.

Safeway's U.S. Truck Fleet Goes Green

PLEASANTON, CA – Safeway Inc. has converted its entire U.S. truck fleet to cleaner-burning biodiesel fuel, making Safeway one of the first major retailers in the United States to convert its entire fleet of more than 1,000 trucks to cleaner-burning biodiesel fuel.

Freightliner Custom Chassis Mainstreams CNG Alternative-Fuel Technology for Walk-in Van

GAFFNEY, S.C. – Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) now offers a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered chassis for the walk-in van marketplace.

Corporate Express Piloting Hybrid-Electric Delivery Truck From Isuzu

BROOMFIELD, CO – Corporate Express US Inc., part of the Dutch-based Corporate Express NV, will be one of the first companies in North America to pilot a prototype diesel hybrid-electric delivery truck from Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc.

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