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Isuzu Announces Organizational Changes

TOYKO – Effective February 9, 2009, the following organizational changes will occur at Isuzu Commercial Truck of America (ICTA).

2010 Transit Connect

Ford Transit Connect for North America Revealed at the 2009 Chicago Show

CHICAGO/COLOGNE – The North American market version of the Ford Transit Connect commercial vehicle is making its debut at the 2009 Chicago Motor Show, Feb. 13-22.

Detroit Diesel BlueTec SCR Technology Weathers 12 Million Miles of Testing

ORLANDO, FL– Detroit Diesel announced that it has completed 12 million miles of testing on its BlueTec Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology, including its third year of engineering testing in some of the harshest of winter environments possible.

Last Chance to Vote for Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

TORRANCE, CA – Last chance to vote! Online voting for the 2009 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year closes Sunday, Feb. 15th!

Study Reveals Commercial Truckers Prefer EGR Over SCR for Diesel Engines

PRINCETON, N.J. – Heavy- and medium-duty commercial truckers knowledgeable on the upcoming 2010 EPA diesel emissions changes would mostly rather have exhaust gas recirculation technology in new diesel engines than selective catalytic reduction technology.

Tanfield to Build Electric Trucks in U.S.

TYNE & WEAR, U.K. – The Tanfield Group, a British electric truck maker, is plugging into the U.S. market, with plans to build and sell a line of medium-duty electric trucks in the United States.

Midway Introduces “Green” Pinnacle Bus

ELKHART, IN – Midway Specialty Vehicles is pleased to introduce the new Pinnacle Bus. Built on a Sprinter chassis, the Pinnacle is designed to be “environmentally friendly” and able to annually reduce CO2 carbon monoxide emissions by up to 12,500 lbs.

PacLease Continues Record Growth – Adds 13 New Locations to Serve United States and Canada

BELLEVUE, WA – PACCAR Leasing Company (PacLease) continues its rapid expansion with the announcement of 13 new locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Navistar First to Earn EPA Certification as Both Transport Partner and Truck Manufacturer

WARRENVILLE, IL – Navistar continues to distinguish itself as an industry leader in environmental responsibility by becoming the first Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to receive dual certification by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for helping to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Wal-Mart Tests New PACCAR Hybrid Trucks

BENTONVILLE, AR - Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announced it will test a new type of heavy-duty commercial hybrid truck and a new type of alternatively fueled truck, developed by Bellevue, Wash.-based PACCAR.

ARI Appoints John Storz to Manager of Heavy Truck and Equipment Remarketing

MT. LAUREL, NJ - ARI - Automotive Resources International, has appointed John Storz to manager heavy truck and equipment remarketing.

Intergis Introduces New “Kuva” GPS Wireless Asset Tracking Device at The 2009 International Builders’ Show

LAS VEGAS – Intergis, a single-source provider of mobile resource management and logistics technologies, introduced the new Kuva, a configurable wireless asset tracking device for the construction and homebuilding industries.

Master Lock Introduces First-of-its-Kind Truck Bed U-Lock

MILWAUKEE – Master Lock, a manufacturer of padlocks and related security products, announced the availability of its revolutionary new Truck Bed U-Lock locking system that safely and conveniently secures virtually anything you can carry in a pick-up truck’s cargo area.

Things Are Getting Sticky at Roush

LIVONIA, MI – Things are getting sticky at ROUSH Performance with the introduction of a new ROUSH Threadlocker and ROUSH Super Glue.

LEER DCC – The Commercial Truck Cap that Takes On the Toughest Jobs

ELKHART, IN –Whether it’s a new home construction site, a long-distance gas transmission line, a farm irrigation system, or any other tough, dirty job, the LEER DCC has the durability, security, capacity, and experience to get the job done, according to the manufacturer.

Innovative StrapPak unveiled by Kinedyne Corporation

BRANCHBURG, NJ – Kinedyne Corporation has introduced StrapPak — an accessory designed to help effectively secure the loose end — up to 30 feet in length — of a ratchet strap.

Freightliner Plans Massive Charlotte-Area Layoff

PORTLAND, OR – Truck manufacturer Freightliner has announced plans to lay off more than 2,100 employees at three plants in North Carolina because of sagging sales.

Publix Selects Cadec's Fleet Management System for Improved Efficiency, Savings and Supply Chain Visibility

MANCHESTER, NH – Cadec Global, a provider of advanced fleet management solutions, announced Publix Super Markets, Inc., an employee-owned supermarket chain in the U.S., is now a Cadec customer.

LEER Truck Caps and Tonneaus Now Available For 2009 Dodge Ram

ELKHART, IN – LEER, a Truck Accessories Group, LLC Company, has announced the release of the 100R Series fiberglass truck caps and the 700 Series tonneau covers for the new 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup.

Coke Deploys More Hybrid Trucks

ATLANTA – Coca Cola Enterprises can now claim the largest hybrid truck fleet in North America, according to the company, having announced that they’ll be adding 185 hybrid trucks to their fleet, thus boosting the total number of environmentally friendly trucks to 327.

Yokohama Tire Corporation’s Commercial Truck Tires Receive EPA SmartWay Approval

FULLERTON, CA – Three commercial truck tires produced by Yokohama Tire Corporation have been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay program, which promotes cleaner, more efficient truck technologies.

DUECO acquires Odyne Corp.

WAUKESHA, WI – DUECO Inc., a manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty trucks for the utility and contracting market, purchased the assets of Odyne Corp., a clean technology company that specializes in propulsion systems for hybrid trucks and buses.

2010 ROUSH Liquid Propane Injected F-250

ROUSH Expands Propane Vehicle Lineup with Unveil of Liquid Propane Injected F-250 Pickup

LAS VEGAS – Hammering home their success in offering a propane-powered truck, ROUSH Performance unveiled the next product in the lineup - the 2010 ROUSH Liquid Propane Injected F-250 at the 2009 International Builders’ Show.

Dennis DeLeonard

TAG, LLC Names New VP

ELKHART, IN - Dennis DeLeonard has been named vice president Sales, Marketing, and Business Development for Truck Accessories Group, LLC (TAG).

Geolandar H/T-S G051

Yokohama Tire Corporation Earns 2009 Consumer Digest’s ‘Best Buy’ Award for its Geolandar H/T-S

FULLERTON, CA – Yokohama Tire Corporation’s Geolandar H/T-S tire has been named by Consumer Digest as one of its “2009 Best Buys.”


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