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NATDA Announces 2008 Trade Show and Convention in Fort Worth, Texas

SOUTH PASADENA, FL – The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) will hold the first of its kind trade show and convention for trailer dealers.

Diesel Exhaust Bad for Heart

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – A study at The University of Edinburgh measured the effects of diesel exhaust on heart and blood vessel function on 20 men who had previously suffered a heart attack.

Truckers Lean Toward Bio-Based Fuel

WASHINGTON – The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is implementing a new “Grow and Go” program in attempts to educate the trucking industry about the benefits of using biodiesel fuel.

New & Improved Hino Air Deflector Re-Launched

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI – The new & improved Hino Air Deflector (G-MAD), manufactured by Global Vehicle Systems Inc., was re-launched.

West Brother's Companies Win Second Round of Trucking Industry Safety Awards

RALEIGH, N.C. – West Brother's Companies has just been honored with three new safety awards from Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.

SNUGTOP “Hi-Liner” Cap For Toyota Tundra Double Cab

LONG BEACH, CA - SNUGTOP's extra roomy “Hi-Liner” cap is now available for Toyota Tundra pickups. It fits Double Cab models with the standard 78.7” bed.

Volvo U.S. Deliveries Dip

IRVINE, CA – Truck deliveries by world No.2 truck-maker Volvo fell four percent in January through August as gains in Europe and Asia failed to offset lingering weakness in North America.

New Product Features Added to KNAACK Storage Equipment for Increased Security and Efficiency

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL – Knaack LLC added new features to select JOBMASTER and STORAGEMASTER chests and piano boxes in the KNAACK Secure Jobsite Storage line.

Toyota Number One in Lift Truck Sales for Fifth Consecutive Year

IRVINE, CA – For the fifth consecutive year, Toyota is ranked as the world's largest lift truck supplier based on 2006 revenue reports.

Rostra Makes Rearsight Back-Up Camera System Available for 2007 Dodge Sprinter Vans

LAURINBURG, N.C. – Rostra Precision Controls Inc. has developed the 2007 Dodge Sprinter Van RearSight back-up camera system in response to body style changes made by DaimlerChrysler this year.

American Frozen Food Institute Urges Secretary of Transportation to Address Hours of Service Issue

MCLEAN, VA – The American Frozen Food Institute has urged Secretary of Transportation to bring resolution to a U.S. Court of Appeals decision vacating the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's 2005 Hours-of-Service (HoS) regulations.

AmeriGas Signs Logistics Management Agreement

WATERLOO, ONTARIO – AmeriGas, a large U.S. retail propane marketer, has selected logistics management solutions from Descartes to manage its national delivery operations.

Telargo Announces New HOS Module

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Telargo, Inc., a provider of mobile asset management solutions, has added a new Hours of Service (HoS) module to its fleet management solution.

New Regulation Could Force Old Trucks Off the Road

DIAMOND BAR, CA – The California Air Resources Board (CARB) proposed that all trucks built before 2007 are retrofitted to reduce nitrogen oxide and particulate matter emissions.

Bridgestone Introduces New Commercial Drive Tire

CHICAGO – Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC (BFNT) recently introduced its next-generation Bridgestone drive tire to the market: the L320 on/off-highway radial.

PacLease Announces Three Additional Locations in Texas and One in Pennsylvania

BELLEVUE, WA – PACCAR Leasing Company (PacLease) continues to expand its franchise network in North America with the addition of three locations in Texas and one location in Pennsylvania.

Highland Commercial Roofing Goes ‘Green' With Biodiesel Fuel Conversion

LOS ANGELES – Highland Commercial Roofing Company, a commercial roofing contractor operating in California and Arizona, has converted their entire California truck fleet to run on biodiesel fuel.

California Biodiesel Industry Starts Trade Group

SACRAMENTO, CA – Biodiesel industry leaders have created the California Biodiesel Alliance, a new not-for-profit trade association to promote increased use and production of high quality, renewable biodiesel fuel in California.

PacLease Expands with Four New Locations

BELLEVUE, WA – PACCAR Leasing Company (PacLease) continues to expand its franchise network in North America with the addition of four East Coast locations.

Overweight Trucks Damage Infrastructure

MINNEAPOLIS – More than a half-million overweight trucks are allowed onto the nation's roads and bridges — an increasingly routine practice that some officials say is putting dangerous wear and tear on an already groaning infrastructure.

Indianapolis Based Peterbilt Dealership Group Offers Full-Service Leasing Through PacLease

INDIANAPOLIS – Utility-Peterbilt of Indianapolis recently opened a new PacLease franchise at its dealership location. The franchise, Utility-Peterbilt PacLease of Indianapolis, becomes the first Peterbilt-PacLease franchise in the area.

Senate Blocks Mexican Trucks Program

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate has voted to block a one-year experiment allowing Mexican trucks to transport cargo past a commercial zone along the border.

PC*MILER 21 Integration Certified by TMW Systems

PRINCETON, N.J. – TMW Systems, Inc. has integrated and certified ALK's latest versions of PC*MILER and PC*MILER|Tolls with its TMWSuite and TruckMate transportation management software solutions.

GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services Adds Point-of-Interest and Geofencing Functionality to its Telematics Product

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services has added Point-of-Interest information uploading and Geofencing functionality to its Telematics product.

EPA Creates ‘Grow and Go' Program

SPRINGFIELD, IL – An expanded federal initiative and growing customer demand for “green” shippers are expected to accelerate biodiesel use in the trucking industry.





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