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Shell Lubricants Announces 2007 Shell Technology Tour to Educate Fleet Managers

HOUSTON, TX – Shell Lubricants has announced the launch of the second annual Shell Technology Tour. The tour is a multimedia conference that will visit 10 cities and is designed to update fleet customers about the latest industry developments.

NMFTA and the NCC Appeal Surface Transportation Board's Decision Terminating the NCC's Antitrust Immunity

ALEXANDRIA, VA – National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) will challenge the Surface Transportation Board's (STB) decision in Ex Parte No. 656 Motor Carrier Bureaus — Periodic Review Proceeding, that if allowed to stand, would eliminate the antitrust immunity protecting the National Classification Committee's (NCC) classification-making activities effective Jan. 1, 2008.

Fatal Crash Triggers Truck Drivers' Safety Concerns

ROCHESTER, NY – Truck drivers and others in the local trucking industry say accidents like the one that killed five Perinton teenagers Tuesday are a constant source of concern.

Roadcheck 2007 Shows Advances in Truck Fleet Safety

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The U.S. trucking industry showed improvement in truck safety, including an increase in the number of drivers wearing their safety belts, as well as industry compliance with hazardous materials regulations.

McDonald's to Operate Delivery Fleet on Biodiesel in the UK

LONDON, UK – Fast-food chain McDonald's has become the latest hospitality operator to commit to running its delivery fleet on biodiesel.

Isuzu & Hino Motors to Jointly Work on Developing Cleaner Diesel Emissions

TOKYO, JAPAN – Japan's Isuzu Motors Ltd and Hino Motors Ltd will jointly develop technology for cleaning up emissions from diesel engines, in a bid to better compete with European and U.S. rivals.

Oregon Legislature OKs Bill to Clean Up Diesel Engines

SALEM, OR – The Oregon Legislature approved a bill intended to clean up old diesel engines in the state. It now moves to Gov. Ted Kulongoski's office

Ford Proposing $105M in Improvements at Kentucky Truck Plant

LOUISVILLE, KY – Ford Motor Co. has proposed making a $105 million investment to upgrade its Kentucky Truck Plant. announced its potential project at Kentucky Truck Plant during a Jun. 28 meeting of the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) in Frankfort, Ky.

Roadcheck 2007 Shows Advances in Truck Fleet Safety

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The U.S. trucking industry showed improvement in truck safety, including an increase in the number of drivers wearing their safety belts, as well as industry compliance with hazardous materials regulations.

GM to Sell Allison Transmission

DETROIT – General Motors has reached a deal to sell its Allison Transmission unit for $5.6 billion to private-equity firms Carlyle Group and Onex Corp., sending the automaker's shares to the highest level in 2 1/2 years.

U.S. and Chinese Companies Partner for Hybrid Truck Production

TORRANCE, CA – Electric, hybrid, and fuel cell power management systems manufacturer Enova Systems announced a partnership with a major Asia-based OEM to integrate and test its proprietary Post Transmission Parallel Hybrid system.

R.L. Polk Confirms Ford E-Series Vans Are Industry's Longest-Lasting Vans

DEARBORN, MI – R.L. Polk & Co., a provider of automotive market data, has certified that Ford has four times more full-size vans on the road with 250,000 miles or more than any other competitor.

Retriever Announces Loading/Unloading With Truck Engine Off

WAUKESHA, WI – Heavy-equipment transporters can trim emissions and help meet government “No Idle” regulations with Retriever, a new truck bed that can load and unload 30,000-lb. payloads with the truck's engine off.

A.R.E. Offers Z Series Truck Caps for 2007 Silverado/Sierra

MASSILLON, OH – A.R.E. has made a Z Series fiberglass truck cap for the 2007-model Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups in all bed sizes. A.R.E.'s Z Series caps are custom designed and manufactured to the customer's specifications.

Eastern Michigan Kenworth Opens New Full-Service Facility in Detroit Area to Extend Customer Support

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI – Eastern Michigan Kenworth recently opened its second full-service facility, located on Detroit's North side. The nearly 13,000-square-foot facility complements the recently improved 36,000 square-foot Dearborn site that serves the South side of the Detroit-area market.

Freightliner Trucks Has Body Builders Needs in Mind

PORTLAND, OR – Freightliner Trucks' Business Class M2 Body Builder Resource CD is now available for download on Body builders, upfitters, and dealers can now visit to download pertinent chassis and electrical information they need to work on the Freightliner Business Class M2 family of trucks.

NationLink Wireless, Fleet One to Offer Customized GPS

FRANKLIN, TN – NationLink Wireless and Fleet One announced a joint agreement to offer an enhanced GPS tracking system to all Fleet One customers.

Transformers Movie Features GMC TopKick

DETROIT The new Transformers movie features Ironhide, a GMC TopKick medium-duty truck that transforms into an Autobot weapons specialist. In the movie, the GMC TopKick serves as the tactical and cool-headed right-hand robot that helps save the world from the Decepticons, evil robots from an alien world.

Dan Goodwill and Associates and Schneider Logistics Plan Transportation Consulting Services Alliance

GREEN BAY, WI – Dan Goodwill and Associates Inc., a Canadian-based transportation consulting firm, and Schneider Logistics, Inc., an international logistics provider and part of the Schneider National enterprise, has formed a strategic alliance to provide transportation advisory services to shippers throughout North America.

Southwest Gas Gets Ford's Ethanol Hybrids

LAS VEGAS– Ford Motor Company's demonstration fleet of ethanol-fueled hybrids is ready to go to work on the streets of Las Vegas. Ford recently handed over the keys to an E-85 Escape Hybrid to Southwest Gas — the vehicle will be used in customer service applications.

PacLease Announces New Locations to Serve United States and Canada

BELLEVUE, WA – PACCAR Leasing Company continues to steadily expand its franchise network in North America with the addition of 10 locations in the United States and two new locations in Canada.

Kenworth Privileges Program Expands to More Than $1,600 in Parts and Service Savings Opportunities

KIRKLAND, WA – The Kenworth Privileges Program now features more than 70 offers totaling over $1,600 in parts and service savings.

New NationaLease Web Site Lets Businesses Find Truck Rentals

CHERRY HILL, NJ – NationaLease has a new Web site — — which enables businesses to rent trucks through the company's vast network of members.

GE Capital Solutions Embarks on Major Drive into Medium-Duty Trucking

DANBURY, CT — GE Capital Solutions' Transportation Finance unit has launched a full range of financial solutions, from leases and loans to wholesale floor plan financing, to the medium-duty truck sector (classes 4-7) specifically targeting operators and dealers of small and medium fleet sizes.

Toyota Subsidiary to Open Truck Factory in West Virginia

WILLIAMSTOWN, WV – A Toyota subsidiary plans to open a truck plant in West Virginia. Hino Motors said it plans to open a facility in Williamstown on the site of a closed factory.

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