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New Ford Ranger Pick-Up Debuts in Europe

BRENTWOOD, TN - A new Ford Ranger pick-up, on sale in the U.S. in 2011, will make its first public appearance in Europe at the Geneva Motor Show March 5-15.

Physics and Chemistry Combine at 2009 Work Truck Show

ATLANTA - Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products will exhibit commercial automotive products featuring eCoupled wireless technology, and MAG Dock, the industry's first magnesium-based docking station at the 2009 Work Truck Show.

Smith Electric Vehicles U.S. Corp. to Assemble Zero-Emission Trucks

OVERLAND PARK, KS – Smith Electric Vehicles U.S. Corp., a Delaware corporation temporarily headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., announced plans to assemble and market all-electric, zero-emission commercial vehicles in North America.

J. J. Keller Introduces Online Vehicle Maintenance Application

NEENAH, WI – Maintenance Manager Online provides a central place to schedule and record common maintenance, report on repair orders, schedule mechanics, and track inventory of vehicle parts.

Wal-Mart Settles Trucker Discrimination Lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO - Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. said it had settled for $17.5 million in a class action lawsuit in which plaintiffs claimed the retailer had discriminated against African Americans seeking jobs as truck drivers.

Navistar Executive to Lead Workhorse Custom Chassis

UNION CITY, IN - Navistar International Corporation has elected long-time Navistar and Ford executive David Tarrant to be CEO for Workhorse Custom Chassis in addition to his present duties as VP and general manager, Light Duty Vehicles and Joint Ventures for Navistar.

NTEA Offers Survival Strategies to Truck Equipment Manufacturers and Distributors

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - According to the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), companies in the work truck industry are facing consolidation pressures and increased competition, and the current economic climate only makes the future more challenging.

PACCAR Parts Offers New Extended Warranties on Several Aftermarket Parts

RENTON, WA - PACCAR Parts announces extended warranties up to 24 months on several of its PACCAR branded all-makes aftermarket parts including clutches, air springs, fuel tanks, mufflers, mirrors, and fenders.

Mitsubishi Fuso Names New VP, Sales Operations

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Michael (Mike) Rumsey has been appointed to the position of vice president, sales operations for Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America.

RFID Cube Gives Site Managers Real-Time Control Over Jobsite Activity and Costs

SHELTON, CT - OEM Data Delivery has introduced the RFID Cube, another option in its fleet management line of products.

Pulltarps Mfg. Announces New Adjustable Tarp System Housing Design for Truck Tarp Systems

El CAJON, CA - Pulltarps Manufacturing announces an all new line of Adjustable Tarp System Housings for manual and automatic arm tarping systems for dump trucks and trailers.

Valley Introduces New Electric Tongue Jack for Trailers

LODI, CA - Hooking trailers to tow vehicles just got easier thanks to the new Electric Tongue Jack for deluxe models #76057 in white and #76058 in black from Valley.

UPS Completes Deployment of 300 New 'Green' Trucks

ATLANTA – Over the past month, UPS has deployed 300 new delivery trucks powered by compressed natural gas to seven cities in Colorado, Georgia, Oklahoma, and California.

Economic Stimulus Provides Funding for Fleets

PRINCETON, NJ – President Obama has signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which includes significant funds for fleets.

Kenworth Introduces Hybrid Service Truck Targeted To Companies with Field Service Operations

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth Truck Company introduced its first diesel-electric hybrid truck in a service application at the recent World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas.

Navistar’s Launches Partsmart Value Line

WARRENVILLE, IL – In response to the tough economic times, Navistar is launching a new value line, private label brand of truck parts aimed at cost-conscious truck owners.

Wheels Introduces New Way to Measure Fleet Performance

DES PLAINES, IL – Wheels, Inc., fleet leasing company, recently introduced technology enhancements to support its Application Code concept, which was introduced to the industry earlier this year.

Mohawk Lifts Announces New Mobile Jack Stands

AMSTERDAM, NY – Mohawk Lifts has announced the certification of their low, medium, and full height Mobile Jacks Stands, which have been ETL certified to pass ANSI/PALD standards.

TruckWeight Introduces TruckWeight FleetLink

HALIFAX, N.S. - TruckWeight Inc. introduced TruckWeight FleetLink, a telematics device that gives fleet managers the ability to electronically capture and communicate axle-weight data generated by the company’s Smart Scale wireless scale for commercial vehicles.

Red Dot Corp. To distribute ClimaCab All-Electric Heating and Cooling System

SEATTLE – Red Dot Corp. announced that Glacier Bay Inc.’s ClimaCab all-electric climate-control system for commercial vehicles will be available to its network of warehouse distributors starting February 2009.

Dodge Introduces "New Crew" of Ram Chassis Cabs

AUBURN HILLS, MI - The all-new Dodge Ram Chassis Cabs feature more than 25 safety and security features.

New Tundra Platinum and Work Truck Packages on Display

TORRANCE, CA - New Toyota Tundra includes an all-new 4.6-liter V8 engine.

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.


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