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Pace Edwards Introduces Retractable Truck Bed Cover Line For '09 Ford F-150

CENTRALIA, WA - The new Ford F-150 is here, and Pace Edwards introduces a complete line of flush-fit, retractable truck bed covers specifically designed for these trucks.

Toyo Tires Adds New Sizes Light Truck and SUV Tire Line

CYPRESS, CA - Toyo Tire U.S.A., Corp. added new sizes to its full line of light truck and SUV tire products since November.

Cummins Unveils Products for EPA 2010 Regulations

LOUISVILLE, KY - Cummins Inc. unveiled its on-highway engine lineup ready to meet the new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations for the North American market.

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President Obama Previews Plug-In Hybrid Electric Utility Truck System

POMONA, CA - President Barack Obama previewed an innovative plug-in hybrid-electric utility truck with a power system developed by industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

ATA Chairman Endorses Truck Productivity Reform

HILTON HEAD, S.C. - The American Trucking Associations are addressing the challenges to freight transportation by encouraging size and weight provisions to maximize productivity and decrease roadway demand; examining the potential for truck-only lanes; and improving use of existing infrastructure through freight planning.

Electric Vehicles International Builds Momentum for its U.S. Launch as it Brings the Company's "Road Ready" Commercial EV to California

LONG BEACH, CA - Electric Vehicles International (EVI), a manufacturer of commercial electric vehicles, announced it will be demonstrating its 'Road Ready' commercial vehicle at Faster Freight - Cleaner Air (FFCA California).

Kenworth Medium Duty Hybrids, T800 LNG Trucks Eligible for U.S. Federal Stimulus Package Aid

KIRKLAND, WA - Truck fleets that purchase new Kenworth medium duty hybrid trucks and tractors or Kenworth T800 liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles, then permanently remove an equal number of aged existing diesel-fueled trucks from the marketplace in exchange, are eligible to apply for grant money available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

J. J. Keller's FleetMentor Launches Driver Qualification File Enhancement

NEENAH, WI - FleetMentor has completed a series of five enhancements to the service that now provides subscribers an easier way to manage driver qualification (DQ) files within the service.

CargoBuckle Ladder Rack System

IMMI Introduces the New CargoBuckle Ladder Rack System

WESTFIELD, IN - The Outdoor division of IMMI officially launched its new CargoBuckle Ladder Rack System, a professional grade retractable ratchet tie-down system that takes the hassle out of securing ladders and cargo.

The Work Truck Show 2009 Attendance Grows 18.5%

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - More than 8,400 work truck industry professionals attended The Work Truck Show 2009 and 45th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention at the McCormick Place West Building in Chicago, March 3-6.

Ford F-150 Recognized as Most Rugged Truck by Customers in <i>Kelley Blue Book</i>'s Online Survey

DEARBORN, MI - Kelley Blue Book announced Ford Motor Company is the winner of the 2009 Brand Image Award for the "Most Rugged Truck Brand."

Analysts Upgrades Navistar, Saying Truckmaker will Rebound Early in Economic Recovery

CHICAGO - Barrington Research analyst Walter Liptak raised his investment rating on the shares of truck and engine maker Navistar International Corp. from "market perform" to "outperform," calling the Warrenville, Ill. company a classic "early-cycle play" that will be among the first stocks to recover when the economy turns up.

Eaton Assists Truck Fleet Owners in Applying for Government Diesel Hybrid Grants

KALAMAZOO, MI - Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced it has established a program to assist diesel truck fleet owners in applying for the $156 million in grants for diesel hybrid trucks that are available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

J. J. Keller and Alacra Announce Partnership

NEENAH, WI - J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., a provider of risk and regulatory information, has partnered with Alacra, Inc. by adding specialized regulatory and compliance content to the Alacra Store.

Ford&#39;s E-Series Super Duty Ambulance Package

Ford E-Series Super Duty Ambulance Offers More Power & Toughness with Lower Acquisition Cost

CHICAGO - A revised Ford E-Series Super Duty Ambulance package for 2010 - featuring a 6.8L gasoline engine, a comprehensive array of heavy-duty components, and a lower base model costs was unveiled at the recent National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) trade show.

Freightliner to Introduce Allison Automatic LBSS

PORTLAND, OR - Freightliner Trucks, a North American heavy-duty truck manufacturer serving GVW Class 3-8 trucks, will be the first OEM to introduce Allison Transmission's new Load-Based Shift Scheduling (LBSS) transmission feature.

Outcalt is Installed as 45th President of the National Truck Equipment Association

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Andrew Outcalt, president of Meyer Products and Swenson Spreader (Cleveland), was installed as the 45th President of the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) at The Work Truck Show 2009, held in Chicago.

Reading Truck Body Wins Two Awards at The Work Truck Show

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Reading Truck Body, LLC's new Aluminum Classic II service body earned The Work Truck Show 2009 Editors' Choice Award for New Product Innovation and the inaugural Work Truck Show Green Award.

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Vantage Vehicle International Launches PRIMO 4WD Line: All Purpose, Heavy-Duty, All-Terrain Utility Vehicles

CORONA, CA - Vantage Vehicle International, Inc. announced the national release of its PRIMO 4WD heavy-duty, all terrain utility truck and passenger and cargo van line through a national network of distributors.

Bobcat Company and Polaris Industries Inc. Announce Long-Term Strategic Alliance

WEST FARGO, ND - Bobcat Company and Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn., announced a long-term strategic alliance that will leverage the complementary strengths of both companies to penetrate work-related market segments globally.

Ford Super Duty Repeats Work Truck of the Year Win

CHICAGO - The Ford F-Series Super Duty once again took Work Truck of the Year honors at the National Truck Equipment Association Work Truck Show, March 4.

Kenworth Receives Record Order for 185 Hybrid Trucks

KIRKLAND, WA - Coca-Cola has ordered 150 Kenworth T370 diesel-electric tractors and 35 Kenworth T370 hybrid trucks, all of which will be on the road this year.

2011 F-59 Super Duty Commercial Stripped Chassis

Ford Reveals New 2011 F-59 Super Duty Commercial Stripped Chassis

CHICAGO - Ford expands its commercial stripped chassis offerings with the new F-59 Super Duty delivering an impressive combination of generous payload capacity, low step-in and loading heights, and proven reliability and durability.

Kraft and Honda Acquire New Hybrid Trucks for Pilots, EVI Unveils Electric Truck in U.S.

- Kraft Foods Inc. will put a new refrigerated diesel-electric hybrid truck on the road to transport frozen food, American Honda Motor Co. Inc. will start using a hybrid truck to haul service parts in Georgia, and Electric Vehicles International USA is introducing its fully-electric work truck to the U.S. market.

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation Launches Hydraulic Hybrid at NTEA Work Truck Show

CHICAGO - Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) introduced the newest addition to its robust alternative powertrain chassis development program - the pilot hydraulic hybrid walk-in van chassis.


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