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Firestone Introduces New Work-Rite Suspension Solution

INDIANAPOLIS - Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC expands its product line with Work-Rite, an entry-level load management system featuring micro-cellular urethane load assist springs that install to the vehicle's frame and axle to augment the factory suspension.

Volvo Begins Selling Trucks That Meet 2010 Emissions Standards

GREENSBORO, NC – The trucks meet the standards using Selective Catalytic Reduction, which also increases fuel efficiency and reduces carbon emissions, according to a statement by the manufacturer.

New Tire Label to List Fuel Economy

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed a new replacement tire label that would include, for the first time, information about the tire's impact on fuel economy and carbon dioxide emission reductions.

City of Santa Monica Purchases All-Electric Zero-Emission Truck

SANTA MONICA, CA – The ZeroTruck meets the needs of the city's Water Division and sustainability goals to reduce emissions and use of petroleum.

PG&E to Test First Smith Electric Vehicles All-Electric Utility Truck

KANSAS CITY, MO – The all-electric aerial utility truck, produced by SEV U.S. and SEV U.K. with an aerial bucket integrated by Altec Industries Inc., is the first unit of its kind to be put into operation by a major utility company before being brought to the market.

UPS to Allow Hearing-Impaired Drivers

SAN FRANCISCO – The company has agreed to allow some deaf and hard-of-hearing employees to compete for jobs driving small delivery vans after special testing and training, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

NorthWestern Energy Unveils Hybrid Bucket Truck in Missoula

BUTTE, MT – NorthWestern Energy unveiled its first hybrid bucket truck June 10 in Missoula.

Navistar Awarded First Total Hybrid Vehicle Certification

SACRAMENTO – The Air Resources Board has awarded its first total hybrid vehicle certification for trucks and buses to Navistar.

Hyster Company Celebrates 80 Years of Lift Truck Manufacturing

GREENVILLE, NC – Hyster Company, a lift truck designer and manufacturer in North America, celebrates its 80th year as a lift truck manufacturer this year.

City of Longview to Lease 6 Sanitation Trucks

LONGVIEW, TEXAS – The City of Longview recently entered into a $955,000 lease agreement for six sanitation trucks, according to The News-Journal.

Mitsubishi Fuso Continues Industry-Leading 5-Year Warranty on 2010 Models

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) has announced that it will continue its full warranty package-including its three-year bumper-to-bumper warranty and its exclusive five-year/175,000 mi warranty on all of its 2010 model medium-duty trucks.

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Kenworth Expands Product Line with Kenworth T470

KIRKLAND, WA - Kenworth Truck Company significantly expanded its product range in the vocational and municipal markets with the introduction of the new Kenworth T470 model.

Hino Trucks Announces Strategic Partnership

NOVI, MI - Hino Trucks announced a new cooperative agreement that will give Hino access to Castrol and BP branded lubricants specially designed to meet or exceed industry standards for maintaining and servicing medium and heavy-duty vehicles.

Firestone Introduces New Suspension Solution

INDIANAPOLIS - Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC expands its product line with Work-Rite, an entry-level load management system featuring micro-cellular urethane load assist springs that install to the vehicle's frame and axle to augment the factory suspension.

Company Shows Off 'BedSlide' Manners

MEDFORD, OR - BedSlide, a brand of IFW, Inc., and the perfect solution to easy, safe and convenient cargo retrieval, really knows how to showcase a product, and their Web site proves that keeping it simple and easy is one of the keys to sales.

Load'N'Go Lowboy Makes Debut

PHOENIX - Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies has started delivering a new product for its Load'N'Go line - the industry's first fully removable and transferable, full size, steel utility body - the Lowboy.

Precision Fleet Brakes Relocates Headquarters in Austin

AUSTIN, TEXAS - Effective immediately, Precision Fleet Brakes has relocated its headquarters to a larger office space in Austin, Texas for easier access to major expressways and to be closer to the company's warehouse.

JASPER Unveils New Corporate Web Site

JASPER, IN - Jasper Engines & Transmissions is excited to announce the unveiling of its new and improved corporate Web site, www.jasperengines.com.

WEATHER GUARD Equipment Replacement Keys Now Online

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL - Knaack LLC now offers replacement key service online for all WEATHER GUARD truck and van equipment, offering convenience and time savings for distributors and end users.

Mohawk Lifts SPEEDLANE Drive-On Adaptor Available

AMSTERDAM, NY – Mohawk lifts SPEEDLANE drive on adaptor is available for 9,000 to 16,000 capacity 2 post lifts.

ATA Unveils New Commercial Driver & Safety Policies

WASHINGTON – The American Trucking Association's newly adopted safety policies address commercial and passenger vehicle driver performance, safer vehicles and equipment, and motor carrier performance.

Jack Roush, founder and chairman of the board of directors for ROUSH Enterprises, presented the keys to the first production 2010 ROUSH liquid propane-injected Ford F-250 to Ferrellgas President and Chief Operating Officer Steve Wambold.

Ferrellgas Presented First 2010 Propane-Injected F-250

LIVONIA, MI – Ferrellgas recently received the first production 2010 ROUSH liquid propane-injected F-250 from Motorsports legend Jack Roush, founder and chairman of the board of directors for ROUSH Enterprises.

Susan Goodell, exec. director of Forgotten Harvest, accepts keys to a new 2009 Freightliner M2 Hybrid Class 7 diesel-electric truck from (l-r) Klaus Entenmann, president and CEO of Daimler Financial Services; Chris Patterson, retired president and CEO, Daimler Trucks North America; and Ron Ricci, president of Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies. (Photo credit: Joe Wilssens, Daimler Financial Services).

Forgotten Harvest Adds First Hybrid Truck to Fleet

OAK PARK, MI – Daimler Trucks North America, Daimler Financial Services, and Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies recently donated a 2009 M2e Hybrid Freightliner diesel-electric truck to the mobile food rescue organization.

Nestle Waters Showcases Hybrid Truck at Capitol Hill Event

WASHINGTON – Nestle Waters North America displayed one of its diesel-electric hybrid delivery trucks June 11 at the first "Hybrid on the Hill" event in Washington, D.C.

Truck Manufacturers Association Elects New Officers

CHICAGO – Elected were Skip Yeakel of Volvo Trucks North America, as TMA chair; Bob Morrison, PACCAR Inc, as vice chair; and Jeff Marsee, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, as treasurer.

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