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New “Snugpro” Commercial Cap for 2008 Ford Super Duty Trucks

LONG BEACH, CA - New 2008 Ford F-250, F-350 and F-450 Super Duty pickups destined to join the work force can now be equipped with a durable SnugPro cap from industry leader SNUGTOP.

PHH FirstFleet Partners with Wright Express to Introduce Fuel Card

SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE – PHH FirstFleet, a national provider of asset management, financial services, and high technology operational support to private truck fleets, and Wright Express Corp. have introduced of a new branded fleet fuel card for PHH FirstFleet customers.

Exclusive Chassis Manufacturer Previews Featured at NTEA New Model Truck Product Conference, Sept. 17–19

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – The New Model Truck Product Conference (TPC) is Sept. 17–19, at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn in Dearborn, Mich. It will be hosted by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) and is an annual members-only event.

Miles Electric Vehicles Debuts Zero Emissions All-Electric Truck at FedFleet Expo

ORLANDO, FL – Miles Electric Vehicles, maker of an advanced line of low-speed all-electric cars and trucks, debuted its new zero emissions, all-electric ZX40ST truck at the FedFleet Exposition in Orlando, July 24-26.

GM/Isuzu Launch Team with first 2008 gas-powered, low cab forward truck at GM’s assembly plant in Janesville, Wis.

2008 Isuzu N-Series and GM W-Series Gas-Powered Trucks Now Available

JANESVILLE, WI – The first 2008 gas-powered Isuzu N-Series and GMC/Chevrolet W-Series low cab forward trucks have rolled off the production line at the GM assembly plant in Janesville, Wis.

PacLease Newsletter Focuses on Driver Management and Incentive Programs

BELLEVUE, WA – PACCAR Leasing Company (PacLease) has recently published a newsletter detailing how driver incentive programs can lead to better fuel economy and how PacTrac, PacLease's telematics solution, can enhance fleet management, help customers cut costs, and improve driver productivity.

Mid-Size Vans Continue to Lose Market Share

THOUSAND OAKS, CA – The mid-size van segment continues to lose market share while at the same time losing several models. In June, the mid-size van market share was just 4.4 percent of the new-vehicle retail industry, slightly more than one-half of its share in 1995.

AFVi Presents Biofuels Forum Sept. 20

LAS VEGAS – On Sept. 20, from 8 a.m.–5:00 p.m., the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) is holding a one-day forum called, “Biofuels Drive Economic Solutions.”

7th Hybrid Truck Users Forum National Meeting to Be Held Sept. 19–21

SEATTLE – WestStart and the U.S. Army National Automotive Center (NAC) are holding the 7th Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF) National Meeting Sept. 19–21 in Seattle, Wash.

A.R.E. Introduces DCU Truck Caps for the 2007 Toyota Tundra

MASSILLON, OHIO – A.R.E., a manufacturer of truck caps and tonneau covers, has made available its Deluxe Commercial Unit (DCU) for the 2007 Toyota Tundra (all cab and box configurations).

Penton's EquipmentWatch Launches Enhanced Fleet Manager with New Green Guide Valuation Capabilities

NEW YORK – Penton Media's EquipmentWatch, a provider of online heavy equipment data, has launched its latest version of EquipmentWatch Fleet Manager, now including Green Guide online valuation data for construction equipment and lift trucks.

Allied Waste to Convert Truck Fleet to B-20 Biodiesel Fuel

BOISE, IDAHO – Allied Waste is fully converting its garbage-hauling and recycling fleet to B-20 biodiesel fuel. Clean-burning fuel is especially important at a time of frequent air-quality alerts in the Treasure Valley, the company said.

Alliant Switches Over Fleet of 800 to Biofuels

DES MOINES, IOWA – Alliant Energy's fleet of 800 service vehicles now sport a biodiesel and E-85 decal. Alliant Energy recently put into full gear a pilot program started last year to fuel its 800-vehicle fleet of service trucks by biodiesel and the E-85 blend of ethanol and accomplished it.

Ohio Among States Considering Truck-Only Lanes

DAYTON, OHIO – At least nine states are considering proposals to separate big rigs from cars on interstate highways, hoping to reduce congestion, improve safety, and increase commerce by moving goods faster

Wal-Mart Truck Fleet Rolls Fuel Savings

BENTONVILLE, AR – Wal-Mart laid out ambitious environmental goals in late 2005, and now that it is nearing the two-year mark, it is compiling a major report on how far it has come with the program overall, including reducing waste, using more renewable energy, and stocking more green products.

Volkswagen May Split Up Truck Unit

FRANKFURT, GERMANY – Volkswagen AG may split up its truck unit to add its heavy-truck factory in Resende, Brazil, to a possible merged entity of MAN AG, Scania AB, and VW.

Delmar Learning Releases Professional Truck Technician Training Series

ALBANY, NY – Delmar Learning has launched a new set of training courses geared toward medium-/heavy-duty truck technicians: The Professional Truck Technician Training Series (PTTTS).

Goodyear Goes the SmartWay with Fuel Max Truck Tires

AKRON, OHIO – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. reports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified its commercial tires featuring Fuel Max Technology for use on SmartWay-eligible trucks.

Ryder Announces Logistics Contract Extension and Expansion With Whirlpool

MIAMI – Whirlpool Corporation is extending and expanding its contract with Ryder System, Inc. for parts warehousing and distribution services for six additional years.

PHH FirstFleet Introduces Enhanced Truck Services

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL – PHH FirstFleet has announced the expansion of its capabilities for private truck fleets in North America to include enhanced fuel and maintenance services for managers overseeing medium and heavy trucks and equipment.

Members of Congress Quiz FMCSA on Oversight

WASHINGTON – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has improved its oversight and compliance reviews of high-risk carriers, but work remains to be done.

FOX Commits to Biodiesel for MLB All-Star Game

SAN FRANCISCO – Fans who tuned into the Major League Baseball All-Star Game watched a broadcast powered by biodiesel. FOX Sports used B-20, a blend of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent diesel, in all of its generators, satellite trucks, and other diesel equipment at its television compound in San Francisco.

‘Green' Company Powers Fleet With Yellow Grease

GREENPOINT, NY – Greenpoint-based GreenDepot, a national supplier of green building materials, has become the city's first private company to power its fleet with green fuel.

International Truck and Engine Corp. to Offer SmartWave TPMS to Fleets

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Dana Corporation will be offering SmarTire Systems Inc.'s SmartWave TPMS tire pressure monitoring system retrofit kits to International Truck and Engine Corporation.

Goodyear to Supply Dart Network Truck Tires & Retreads

AKRON, OHIO – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced it has been awarded a supply arrangement by Dart Transit Company, the nation's 14th largest truckload dry-van carrier, and its network of companies, based in Eagan, Minn.

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