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Peterbilt Illinois to Expand Rockford Facility, Creating Up to 30 Jobs

ROCKFORD, IL – Peterbilt of Rockford is almost doubling the size of its Rockford facility, expanding the building from 11,000 to 21,000 square feet and give the dealership more office, display and service area.

Sterling Heights Dodge Adds New Commercial Truck Center

STERLING HEIGHTS, MI – Anthony Viviano, chairman of Sterling Heights Dodge and Meadowbrook Dodge in Michigan, has added a new Commercial Center to Sterling Heights Dodge and the launch of their new corporate fleet program called Fleet Elite.

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Damar Offers the TruckDeck

PARKER, CO – DAMAR Corporation LLC has introduced the DAMAR TruckDeck, a bed storage and organization accessory available for most popular pickup trucks.

Auto Truck Group Celebrates 90th Anniversary

BENSENVILLE, IL – Auto Truck Group is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. On Mar. 28, 1918, Hervey R. Dailey founded the company, then known as Auto Truck Steel Body.

GM Extends Engine Supply Agreement With Navistar Affiliate MWM International Motores

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – The board of directors of General Motors Brazil and MWM International Motores, an affiliate of Navistar Inc., have signed a strategic agreement to manufacture 420,000 units of a completely new diesel engine to serve GM’s new vehicle line to be launched by 2011.

Raser Developing Plug-In Hybrid Pickup

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Raser Technologies is developing a plug-in hybrid pickup truck. Instead of being propelled using both the electric motor and internal combustion engine, the truck will travel using only its electric motor.

Century Offers New Showroom Marketing Tools to Dealer Network

ELKHART, IN– Century Truck Caps, a division of the Truck Accessories Group, LLC (TAG), has three additional mini display units that will provide dealers with new showroom marketing tools.

Cox Enterprises Reduces Fuel Usage and Carbon Emissions With New Fuel-Sipping Hybrid Trucks

Continuing its transition to a more environmentally-friendly fleet, Cox Enterprises has added nine International Durastar Hybrid Bucket Trucks to its fleet.

Old Dominion Launches New Web-Based Service to Track Equipment

THOMASVILLE, N.C. – Old Dominion Freight Line Inc., has launched a new Web-based equipment locator on its Web site, www.odfl.com.

Transportation Trades Department President Responds to Extension of Cross-Border Trucking Program

WASHINGTON – The following statement was offered by Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, in reaction to the Department of Transportation's extension of the cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico.

Morgan Corporation Names New Members to Distributor Advisory Council

MORGANTOWN, PA – Morgan Corporation, a manufacturer of dry freight and refrigerated truck bodies has named new members to its valued Distributor Advisory Council, which represents and serves as the voice of Morgan's network of authorized distributors.

U.S. DOT Secretary Visits Navistar’s Melrose Park Engine Plant

MELROSE PARK, IL – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Mary Peters recently visited Navistar’s Engine Group headquarters in Melrose Park, Ill., to evaluate first-hand the benefits of a burgeoning new technology available for the commercial transportation industry — diesel hybrid electric power.

Standard Register Recognized by Daimler Trucks North America as “Master of Quality”

DAYTON, OHIO – Standard Register has been recognized by Daimler Trucks North America as a Master of Quality supplier for 2007.

Yokohama Tire to Adjust Prices on OTR and Commercial Tires

FULLERTON, CA – Continued record increases in the cost of raw materials and energy have caused Yokohama Tire Corporation to increase prices on its large and extra large bias/radial off-the-road (OTR) tires up to four percent, and on its medium-truck and light truck commercial tires by up to six percent.

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

SOUTH PASADENA, FL – The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) will hold its 2008 Trade Show & Convention Aug. 27–29 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

JETT-Track Announces Sweepstakes: Giving Away Five Free GPS Truck Tracking Units

SOLANA BEACH, CA – JETT-Track will hold its “Jett-Track Sweepstakes” to give away five GPS truck tracking units.

Freightliner Trucks Makes Available High-Visibility Seat Belts

PORTLAND, OR – Freightliner Trucks announced the availability of high-visibility seat belts as a factory-installed option on the Cascadia, Columbia, Century Class S/T, and M2.

2008 HTUF National Conference’s Preliminary Agenda Available

SOUTH BEND, IN – The Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF) National Conference 2008 will take place Oct. 14-16 in South Bend, Ind.

Clean Diesel Emerging Technology Grant Funding Now Available

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to award approximately $3.4 million in grants to establish projects using emerging technologies to reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engines.

UPS Takes a Hit from Soaring Fuel

ATLANTA – On Jul. 22 United Parcel Service (GPS) reported an in-line profit that was hit by fuel costs and a weak U.S. economy, but the package delivery company’s shares rose more than three percent as analysts said it was performing well despite multiple challenges.

Transfer Flow Introduces 50-Gallon Refueling Tank for Domestic and Imported Full-Size Trucks

CHICO, CA – Transfer Flow’s new 50-gallon Refueling Tank is capable of safely transport gasoline, diesel, ethanol, methanol, or kerosene.

Habermann Named Telematics Product Manager for Thermo King

MINNEAPOLIS – John Habermann has been named Telematics product manager for Thermo King Corporation, responsible for leading strategic business development, sales, and marketing for Thermo King’s telematics business.

UPS Driver Gets Special, Final Delivery

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL – Jeff Hornagold loved being a UPS driver. So when the suburban Chicago man died this week of lung cancer, longtime co-worker Michael McGowan agreed to take him on one last delivery.

Tom Rozuk of Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions Named TRALA 2009 Annual Meeting Chairman

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) has announced that Tom Rozuk, manager, National Fleet Sales for Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions (BBTS) has been selected to serve as TRALA’s 2009 Annual Meeting Chairman.

New York State Motor Truck Association Said Proposed State Rule Will Waste Fuel, Add to Inflation

ALBANY, NY – Excessive state taxation and regulation are increasing the cost of everything that trucks transport.

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