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Radio-Based GSE Service Tracker Tracks Dispensed Fuel, Plus GSE Service and Repair Activity

SHELTON, CT – OEM DD has introduced the GSE Service Tracker, a radio-frequency technology that tracks and transmits to headquarters detailed information on dispensed fuel, equipment utilization, and equipment maintenance tasks, for use in reporting, purchasing, and decision-making.

Leyman Lift Gates Introduces New Heavy Duty Large Steel Platform Gate

CINCINNATI – Leyman Lift Gates has introduced a new heavy-duty, large, steel platform now available on SLP Heavy Duty Hide-A-Way (Tuck-Under Style Lift Gates). The SLP is the largest platform gate in its application.

Truck Fleet Upset That its Trucks Are Stopped for Weighing

NEWARK, OH – The president of a Mount Vernon company claims Newark police cost his business more than $5,000 when three of his trucks stopped for three hours so one truck marked “oversized load” could be weighed.

Truck Tonnage Dropped in April

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The American Trucking Associations' (ATA) truck tonnage index fell 2.2 percent in April following a 1.2-percent increase in March.

Fleet Owner Editor Dies in Swimming Accident

DELRAY BEACH, FL – Last Friday, 27-year-old Terry Nguyen was swept under by a riptide while swimming off Delray Beach in Florida.

The Work Truck Show 2008 and Annual NTEA Convention to Be Held Feb. 26-28, 2008

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) will hold its Work Truck Show in Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 26-28, 2008, and in Chicago, Ill., for the first time in 2009.

Celadon Group Announces Acquisition of Truckload Van Assets From Air Road Express

INDIANAPOLIS – One of Celadon Group Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiaries has purchased the truckload business and certain tractors and trailers of Air Road Express Inc.

Safety Agency Pushes for Mandatory Truck Use of Electronic Onboard Recorders

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Transportation Safety Board is pushing for mandatory electronic onboard recorders on commercial trucks to ensure that truck drivers don't drive more than 11 hours at a time.

Mopar Introduces Remanufactured Heavy-Duty Transmissions

CENTER LINE, MI – Mopar has launched a remanufactured Heavy-Duty Transmission line. Mopar said that the new Mopar Reman 48RE Heavy-Duty Transmission is ideal for Dodge Ram owners who rely on their trucks for hard work, such as cargo hauling, and trailer towing, and even for large construction jobs.

Truck Safety Too Low a Priority in the UK

LONDON – Delegates at the recent Motor Transport's Fraikin-sponsored roundtable debate in the United Kingdom said that truck manufacturers are not doing enough to ensure the safety of drivers.

Con-way Freight Honored for Safety by Missouri Motor Carriers Association

ANN ARBOR, MI – Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., has been honored for its safety record by the Missouri Motor Carriers Association (MMCA).

Bridgestone Americas Completes Acquisition of Bandag

NASHVILLE, TN – Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc. (BSAH) has completed its $1.05 billion cash merger with Bandag, Incorporated (Bandag).

Workhorse Offers Extensive Choice of Warranty Options

UNION CITY, IN – Workhorse Custom Chassis is now providing new service options for walk-in trucks using Workhorse chassis.

BAF Secures Full Certification for Ford E-350

DALLAS – BAF Technologies, a provider of natural gas and propane vehicle upfits, has received CARB and EPA certification, including OBD II, for the Ford E-350.

Odyne Corp. Receives Purchase Order from DUECO to Install Propulsion System for Plug-In Hybrid Aerial Lift Truck

HAUPPAUGE, NY – DUECO, Inc. has issued a purchase order to Odyne Corp. for installation of Odyne's propulsion technology into an aerial lift truck, to be displayed at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) Oct. 16-18 in Louisville, Ky.

Court Affirms Verdict Against Trucking Company

DECATUR, TEXAS – An appeals court has affirmed a Wise County, Texas, jury's verdict that TXI Transportation Co. and the driver of an 18-wheel rock hauler were responsible for the December 2002 deaths of a woman, her mother, and her two children.

Semi Truck Crashes Prove Costly, Study Said

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A single truck crash in the U.S. costs nearly $100,000. The bill for longer tractor-trailer accidents, however, costs significantly more, according to a new study commissioned by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Fleet Partners Sought for Hybrid Working Group

TORONTO – WestStart is seeking fleets interested in helping promote hybrid technology into the market for Class 8 tractors. WestStart-CALSTART is a non-profit organization that works with the public and private sectors to develop advanced transportation technologies.

The Propane Education & Research Council Partners with Roush to Design, Build, and Engineer Dedicated Propane Truck

WASHINGTON, D.C. – PERC has approved a propane engine fuel project that will ultimately lead to the commercialization of a dedicated propane-powered Ford F-150 pickup truck. The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) researches and develops new and more efficient propane equipment, and expands public awareness of propane and its many uses and environmental advantages.

THE BOSS Snowplow Introduces New Power-V XT “Extreme Duty”

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI – THE BOSS' new high-performance Power-V XT is a new multi-position snowplow with a 37-inch flared blade wing.

Radio-Based GSE Service Tracker Monitors Dispensed Fuel and Repair Activity

SHELTON, CT – OEM Data Delivery (OEM DD) has introduced the GSE Service Tracker, a radio-frequency technology that tracks and transmits to headquarters detailed information on dispensed fuel, equipment utilization, and equipment maintenance tasks.

Rostra Offers RearSight Back-Up Camera with New 5” Mounting Stem

LAURINBURG, NC – Rostra Precision Controls Inc. now offers the RearSight back up camera system with a five-inch mounting stem. With this stem, the in-vehicle monitor can be mounted to a vehicle's windshield.

PHH FirstFleet to Offer Predictive Modeling Capabilities

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – PHH FirstFleet has launched a new predictive modeling service, which focuses on the need expressed by private truck fleets for new-driver safety analysis and training. The service uses techniques to predict which drivers' behaviors are likely to cause accidents, and then helps prevent those collisions from happening.

CHP Suspends License of Company Involved in Freeway Collapse

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has suspended the hazardous materials license of the company that owns the gasoline tanker involved in a crash and fire that caused a San Francisco Bay area freeway ramp to collapse.

National Motor Freight Traffic Association Publishes 2007 Standard Point Location Code Directory

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc. (NMFTA) has published the 2007 Continental Directory of Standard Point Location Codes (SPLC). This new issue is designated NMF 102-O. The SPLC is a listing of nine-digit codes designed to uniquely identify freight origination and delivery locations.

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