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GM to Cut Second Shift at Pontiac Truck in May: Shrinking Demand for Full-Size Vehicles Cited

DETROIT, MI – General Motors Corp. said it will stop production of its second shift at the Pontiac Truck plant, due to shrinking market demand for full-size pickup trucks.

Workhorse Introduces New Walk-In Truck Look

UNION CITY, IN – Workhorse's walk-in truck has a new look via a new nose and front grill.

WALTCO Introduces the New WDL-XT Series Liftgate

TALLMADGE, OHIO – WALTCO Truck Equipment Co. has introduced the Waltco Direct Lift (WDL) Extra Tough (XT) rail-type liftgate.

Muñoz Trucking Turns to Fleet One to Reduce Costs, Driver Downtime

HORIZON CITY, TEXAS – In order to manage the businesses growth, Texas-based Muñoz trucking has partnered with Tennessee-based Fleet One.

TRALA Seeking Texas Temporary Titling Registration Fix

ARLINGTON, VA – TRALA is urging the Texas Department of Transportation to reinstate a process for issuing temporary titling and operating authority to truck owners and motor carriers.

Detroit Diesel DD15 Debuts

REDFORD, MI – After nearly five years and $1.5 billion in development, the new heavy-duty Detroit Diesel DD15 engine has been unveiled at the Detroit Diesel plant.

Florida Truck Drivers May Be Banned From Fast Lane

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida Department of Transportation may be changing the rules of the road to limit the lanes truck drivers can use

Commercial Vehicle Group to Launch Safe Driver Program

WASHINGTON - The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is conducting a new road safety campaign, dubbed “Operation Safe Driver,” Oct. 21-28.

Alternative to GPS Simplifies Construction Management

SHELTON, CT – OEM Data Delivery (OEM DD), a manufacturer of jobsite data management systems, has introduced a wireless, hands-free way to capture individual machine locations.

The National Motor Freight Traffic Association Announces Adoption of New Organizational Structure and Operating Procedures

ALEXANDRIA, VA – National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc.'s (NMFTA) members voted to adopt a new organizational structure and set of operating procedures.

Goodyear Commercial Tire Academy Fortifies Customer Solutions

AKRON, OHIO – Goodyear's new Commercial Tire Academy Boot Camp in Dallas allows tire sales representatives to undergo a week of intense training to learn more about tire issues and how they affect a customer's tire program.

First Ever Canadian Plug-In Hybrid Electrical Vehicle (PHEV) Conference Coming to Winnipeg Nov. 1 and 2

WINNIPEG – The first-ever Canadian Plug-In Hybrid Electrical Vehicle (PHEV) Conference will be held in Winnipeg on Nov. 1 and 2.

Thule, Inc., to Debut 2008 Professional Line Products at the 2007 SEMA Show in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – Thule, Inc., a manufacturer of premium load carriers for all vehicles, will showcase its new Professional line of contractor-grade rack systems and accessories at the 2007 SEMA Show.

NationLink Wireless, Fleet One to Offer Customized GPS to Fleet One Customers

FRANKLIN, TN – NationLink Wireless and Fleet One have made a joint agreement to offer an enhanced GPS tracking system to all Fleet One customers.

Nation's Largest Truckload Carrier Earns ISO 9001:2000 Recertification

GREEN BAY, WI – Schneider National, Inc., a provider of transportation, logistics, and intermodal services, and its subsidiary, Schneider Logistics, recently received ISO 9001:2000 certification.

MILES Electric Vehicles Debuts New All-Electric Work Truck

SANTA MONICA, CA - All-electric automotive company Miles Electric Vehicles has upgraded its low-speed, zero emissions ZX40ST work truck.

MOTOR TREND Names Mazda CX-9 2008 Sport/Utility of the Year

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Mazda CX-9 is MOTOR TREND's 2008 Sport/Utility of the Year. The CX-9 reigned supreme out of a diverse crowd of 11 contenders, one of the highest quality fields MOTOR TREND has seen since it started evaluating sport/utilities.

Hino Trucks Offers Preferred Financing for the Credit-Challenged

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI - Hino Trucks, a light- and medium-duty truck manufacturer, will be reaching out to the market of credit-challenged customers. Hino Trucks has chosen Nevada-based Credit Funders, Inc., as a preferred finance resource.

Toyo Adds Second Size to Wide-Base Super Single Tire Line

CYPRESS, CA – Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corp. has added size 425/65R22.5 to its M320 wide-base super single tire line, according to Modern Tire Dealer magazine.

PHH FirstFleet Adds Thermo King to Truck Maintenance Network

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – PHH FirstFleet has announced the addition of Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, to its North American truck maintenance network.

Caterpillar and Cummins Rank Highest in Customer Satisfaction

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA – In their respective segments, Caterpillar and Cummins rank highest in satisfying customers with heavy-duty truck engines and transmissions.

The only wireless onboard scale on the market, Smart Scale detects temperature and pressure changes in a vehicle's air suspension and wirelessly relays this data to a handheld receiver.

TruckWeight Makes Agreement With Fairview Fittings & Mfg.

HALIFAX – TruckWeight Inc. has announced a product distribution and marketing agreement with Fairview Fittings & Mfg., a supplier of hose, industrial-quality fittings, valves, and related products for commercial vehicles and industrial use.

Goodyear Named Tire Supplier for International Truck

AKRON, OH – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's commercial tires are now available for specification on all International Truck & Engines vehicles.

Cadec Global Launches PowerVue

MANCHESTER, NH – Cadec Global, a provider of fleet management systems, has launched PowerVue, a trucking industry service oriented architecture (SOA)-based hosted fleet management solution.

Caterpillar Announces Management Changes and Reorganization of Engine Business

PEORIA, IL – Following the previous announcement of two new group presidents, Caterpillar Inc. has announced several changes at the vice president level.





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