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SwRI Initiates Diesel Emissions Accelerated Aging Cycle Consortium

SAN ANTONIO – Southwest Research Institute will launch a cooperative research program this month to develop accelerated aging procedures for diesel emission systems and components.

Loughrey to Retire as Cummins Inc. President and CEO in March 2009; to Become Cummins Vice Chairman on Aug. 1

COLUMBUS, IN – Joe Loughrey, president and CEO for Cummins, will retire in March 2009. Effective this Aug. 1, Loughrey will become Cummins vice chairman and remain a member of the board of directors until his retirement.

LEER Tonneaus Lower Drag, Translating to Improved Gas Mileage

MILTON, PA – As people from coast to coast face staggering increases in fuel prices, LEER is reminding pickup truck owners that LEER tonneaus save gas and improve fuel mileage.

Dodge Unveils More Fuel-Efficient 2009 Ram

AUBURN HILLS, MI - The 2009 Dodge Ram could boast a 20-percent improvement in fuel efficiency.

Refiners Tilt to Diesel Over Gasoline

WASHINGTON – U.S. refiners by now would be moving full-speed to ramp up gasoline production in advance of the summer driving season, but instead they are trying to maximize output of more-profitable diesel fuel.

Continental Will Raise Truck Tire Prices on July 1

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Continental Tire North America Inc. will raise commercial tire prices effective Jul. 1. The increases, up to eight percent, will apply to Continental, General, Semperit, and all private brand truck tires.

J. J. Keller Offers Custom Solutions Online Presentation

NEENAH, WI – J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. recently launched an online presentation that features its Custom Solutions services.

New Doran 360HD Tire Pressure Monitoring System Features “Green Means GOOD” Indicator

CINCINNATI – The new Doran 360HD Tire Pressure Monitoring System provides the driver ‘at- a-glance’ status updates with a new patent pending Green Means GOOD indicator.

Midwest Trucking Company Earns Back-to-Back Fleet Safety Awards

BENSENVILLE, IL – Central States Trucking, one of the fastest growing trucking companies in the Midwest, has earned back-to back fleet safety awards from Acuity Insurance and A.N. Ansay & Associates (broker).

DEL Hydraulics Announces Their Appointment as a Distributor of Maxilift Monoboom Cranes and Cobra Service Cranes

BUFFALO, NY – The Maxilift telescopic boom crane is ideal for installation on light commercial vehicles, such as pickup truck bodies and transport vehicles.

Tracking Technology Combines Best of GPS, Cellular, and Radio Capabilities

SHELTON, CT – OEM Data Delivery (OEM DD), a developer of technology tools for managing worksites and high-value equipment, has introduced the ST-900 Service Tracker with cellular modem and radio communications capabilities.

Ride of Pride Travels from North Carolina to the Capitol

CLEVELAND, N.C. – Escorted by hundreds of motorcyclists from North Carolina to Washington, D.C., the Freightliner Ride of Pride made its seventh annual trip to the Capitol to honor veterans, POWs, and MIAs on Memorial Day.

Daimler Closes Big ‘Green’ Vehicle Deal With UPS

SAN FRANCISCO – Daimler AG said United Parcel Service Inc. ordered 200 hybrid electric vehicles and 300 compressed natural gas vehicles in what the German automaker called the biggest sale of “green” trucks ever recorded.

New Mexico Agrees to TRALA Proposal for Plate-Based Tax Checks

WASHINGTON – Lessors and their customers are applauding New Mexico’s new policy of using license plate numbers to conduct tax compliance queries at Ports of Entry (POE) into the state.

17.1 Million Retreaded Tires Sold in North America During 2007

PACIFIC GROVE, CA – According to the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) approximately 17.1 million retreaded tires were sold in North America in 2007.

Hybra-Drive Selected to Build Hydraulic Hybrid Truck for Testing

PASADENA, CA – A government-corporate partnership led by CALSTART has selected a Michigan firm to build three identical hydraulic hybrid delivery trucks for real-world testing by UPS, FedEx Ground, and Purolator.

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A.R.E. Offers Total Truck Bed Solutions

MASSILLON, OHIO – Truck cap and tonneau cover manufacturer A.R.E. delivers total in-bed organizational solutions that can help fleet owners lower operating costs while remaining productive.

UQM ZeroTruck Debuts in Las Vegas

FREDERICK, CO – UQM Technologies, Inc.’s ZeroTruck made its industry debut at the AFVi's 2008 Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference and Expo in Las Vegas.

Calif. Says Mack, VTNA, Cummins Engines Meet NOx Standard, Exempt From Idling Rule

SACRAMENTO, CA – Mack Trucks Inc., Cummins Inc., and Volvo Trucks North America have received certification that their heavy-duty engines meet California’s nitrogen oxide emission standards, providing users an exemption from the state’s five-minute idling regulation.

Port of Los Angeles & SCAQMD Roll Out Heavy-Duty Electric Truck

SAN PEDRO, CA – Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently joined officials from the Port of Los Angeles and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) for the introduction of a new, powerful electric truck.

Top Service Technician Wrangles Glory at 2008 Navistar Rodeo

GLENDALE HEIGHTS, IL – Per Meling of White’s International Trucks in Greensboro, N.C., was named the winner of the second annual Navistar Service-Technician Rodeo.

Fleet Safety Program Sends Driving Concerns to E-mail, Cell Phone

SANTA BARBARA, CA – Mission Linen Supply has recently contracted with National Driver Accountability Program (NDAP) to use the latest technology to monitor employees’ driving habits.

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Sterling Introduces its First Natural Gas-Powered Vehicle

LAS VEGAS – Sterling Truck Corporation has rolled out a new natural gas (NG)-fueled tractor. The Sterling Set-Back 113 fueled with Natural Gas is ideal for port operations, as well as natural gas utilities and municipalities.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute Industry Excellence Awards Announced

LAS VEGAS – Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) recognized outstanding leadership in the alternative fuels and vehicles industry as part of the opening day of the 14th Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Conference + Expo 2008.

Goodyear Launches New Long-Wearing Kelly Regional Tire

AKRON, OHIO – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has introduced a new Kelly Armorsteel KRH regional tire for pickup and delivery and school buses.


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