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First Mexican Fleet Receives Permission to Haul Into US

WASHINGTON – Transportes Olympic of Apodaca, Mexico, appears poised to be the first Mexican trucking company to operate within the U.S.

Penray Enhances Winter Blend Biodiesel Fuel Treatment

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL – Penray's new winter blend biodiesel fuel, designed for treating large storage tanks works in B-2 to B-20 blends.

ATA Petitions to Retain Hours of Service Regulations

ARLINGTON, VA — Citing the potential for "widespread disruption in the industry and the supply chain," and a decrease in safety, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) is fighting on two fronts to retain the current Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations

Toyo to Increase Prices in October

CYPRESS, CA – Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corp. will raise prices on its consumer products by 3.5 percent on Oct. 1, 2007

California Highway Patrol Seeks to Educate Public about Driving Near Big Trucks

MONTEREY PARK, CA - The California Highway Patrol has launched a public awareness campaign aimed at reducing the risk of accidents caused by drivers making unsafe lane changes and turns near commercial trucks.

Isuzu Truck Introduces 2008 F-Series Line-Up with Increased Horsepower and More Wheelbases

IRVINE, CA – Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has announced the availability of its 2008 F-Series line-up of Class 6, 7 and 8 low cab forward trucks.

Ryder to Buy Canadian Leasing Firm

MIAMI - Ryder System said it has reached agreement to buy a privately held Canadian truck leasing company for an undisclosed sum.

New Federal Rules for Companies Operating Trucks

PROVIDENCE, RI – Nearly 6,000 Rhode Island companies that operate trucks and livery vehicles will come under new federal registration rules this fall as a result of changes in interstate transportation laws.

Voting Open for 2008 Fleet Car & Truck of the Year

TORRANCE, CA – Online voting is open for Automotive Fleet's 2008 Fleet Car and Truck of the Year. This year's nominations include 64 car and 37 light-duty truck models.

Diesel Hybrid School Bus & Truck Manufacturer to Display Clean, Fuel-Efficient Real-World Technologies

PASADENA, CA – Innovations in diesel technology during the past decade have reduced key emissions from new school buses, delivery, and utility trucks by more than 90 percent.

Women in Trucking (WIT) Reaches 500 Members in Less Than Six Months

PLOVER, WI – Women In Trucking (WIT), has grown to more than 500 corporate and individual members in less than six months since its inception.

LEER Offers Tough Commercial Truck Cap

ELKHART, IN – LEER's DCC aluminum commercial cap features a tough 0.030 mil aluminum skin and thick-wall square tube skeleton frame.

Truckers Can Now Find Biodiesel Locations Using Mapping Software

DALLAS – Truckers can now use their laptops or any computer to find truck-accessible biodiesel fueling sites along their planned routes through ProMiles XF.

The Work Truck Show 2008 Registration Opens October 2007

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – Registration for The Work Truck Show 2008 and 44th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention opens in early October.

Vericom Mobile Resource Management System Saves Friend Tire

COLUMBIA, MD – Vericom Technologies, Inc., a nationwide provider of Mobile Resource Management (MRM) solutions to service organizations, announced that Friend Tire Company was able to recover thousands of dollars in stolen vehicles and merchandise thanks to the Vericom GPS-enabled devices installed on their fleet of delivery trucks.

Dodge Introduces All-New 2008 Grand Caravan Cargo Van

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Designed for commercial use, the all-new 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan cargo van is a "garagable" solution that provides an optimum balance of utility, functionality and visibility for small business and commercial needs, according to the manufacturer.

Truckers Take Bowling Ball Assault in Stride

FAIRMONT, MT - To listen to Ted and Dawn Maki tell it, you'd almost think it was just a really big bug that hit the windshield of their Kenworth truck instead of a bowling ball that could have killed them both on a Montana highway.

CARB Seeks Input from Truckers, Others on Proposed Truck Emissions Plan

SACRAMENTO - The California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff has unveiled an aggressive plan to attack the oldest and most polluting diesel truck engines that emit nitrous oxides and diesel particulate matter.

Voting Open for 2008 Fleet Car & Truck of the Year

TORRANCE, CA – Online voting is open for Automotive Fleet's 2008 Fleet Car and Truck of the Year. This year's nominations include 64 car and 37 light-duty truck models.

Eaton Begins Commercial Production of Hybrid Systems for Medium-Duty Trucks

CLEVELAND – Eaton Corporation said its medium-duty hybrid power systems are now commercially available and will be ready for customer deliveries in 2008 on the chassis of several major North American commercial vehicle manufacturers.

Ryder Named 2007's “Top” Third-Party Logistics Provider by Inbound Logistics

MIAMI - Ryder System, Inc. has been named the number-one third-party logistics (3PL) provider in the annual Inbound Logistics “Top Ten 3PL Excellence Awards.”

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LEER Releases Model 100XQ Truck Cap for 2008+ Ford Super Duty Short Bed

LEER has released the LEER Model 100XQ truck cap for the 2008 Ford Super Duty Short Bed, with or without the new “Step-Gate” option.

NTEA Releases Report Benchmarking Truck Equipment Distributor Profitability

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – The Report's Executive Summary reviews the results and emphasizes the differences between the typical and high-profit NTEA member.

Goodyear Seeks Special Truck Drivers for 25th Annual North American Highway Hero Awards

AKRON, OHIO – With Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company preparing to celebrate a quarter-century of truck-driver heroics, the company is searching U.S. and Canadian drivers who come to the rescue of fellow motorists.

AMP's BedStep Gives Easy Access to Tall Truck Beds

IRVINE, CA –AMP Research now introduces the BedStep, a rear-mounted tailgate step that works with the tailgate open or closed.





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