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National Biodiesel Conference & Expo Set for Feb. 1–4, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The National Biodiesel Conference has been set for Feb. 1–4, 2009, at the San Francisco Marriott Moscone.

Comdata Launches Electronic Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Filing Solution

BRENTWOOD, TN – Comdata Corporation has introduced its electronic filing solution for the IRS’ Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Return Form 2290.

PACCAR Wins Six Sigma & Business Improvement CEO of the Year Award

ORLANDO, FL – The Global Six Sigma & Business Improvement Awards, organized by WCBF, recognized Mark Pigott, chairman and chief executive officer of PACCAR, as a prestigious Six Sigma & Business Improvement CEO of the Year.

Daimler Launches Europe’s Largest Fleet Test of Hybrid Trucks in London

STUTTGART – Daimler AG has launched Europe’s largest fleet test of hybrid trucks by presenting 10 Fuso Canter Eco Hybrids to eight customers in London.

Cummins Announces Recent Technology Development Achieves Significant Fuel Economy Benefits

COLUMBUS, IN – Cummins Inc. will add Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) aftertreatment to its Heavy-Duty products for 2010 to deliver the best fuel efficiency for its customers

Road Safe America Says DOT Secretary Should Reconsider Her Opposition to Speed Governor Activation on Big Trucks

ATLANTA – In order to save lives on America’s highways and get in step with the rest of the world, the head of the U.S. Department of Transportation should reconsider her opposition to activation of speed governing devices at 68 mph on tractor trailer trucks, Road Safe America has said.

Detroit Diesel Launches New Web Site

REDFORD, MI – Detroit Diesel has revamped its Web site, making it it easier to find Detroit Diesel products, services, and dealers.

J. J. Keller’s FleetMentor Makes Two Significant Enhancements

NEENAH, WI – FleetMentor, an online fleet management solution by J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., has made two enhancements as a result of feedback received during its recent six-month beta test.

Truck Body Manufacturer to Expand its Fort Wayne Operations

FORT WAYNE, IN – Dump truck bed designer and provider Truck Engineering Ltd. announced it will expand its design and manufacturing operations in Ft. Wayne, Ind., creating 28 new jobs by 2011.

Amiworld Plans to Increase its Diesel and Biodiesel Production by 300 Percent

NEW YORK – Amiworld Inc. has announced a strategic plan to increase both diesel and biodiesel production by at least 300 percent at the company’s South American facility

Kenworth Sweeps 2008 J.D. Power and Associates Heavy-Duty Truck Awards in Product Satisfaction

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth Truck Company received the highest ranking in customer satisfaction among Class 8 truck owners in the Over The Road and Vocational Segment.

ConocoPhillips Releases Premium Heavy-Duty Engine Oil

HOUSTON – ConocoPhillips Co. has introduced Triton ECT 5W40 Full Synthetic, a tier API CJ-4 diesel engine oil.

Gain Valuable Business Planning Information By Attending the NTEA Business and Market Planning Summit

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – Top U.S. economists will present critical business planning and economic forecast information affecting the work truck and trailer industry at the National Truck Equipment Association’s (NTEA) Business and Market Planning Summit.

Tirex Restructures to Re-Enter the Recycling Market with its ‘Green’ Tire Recycling Technology

STRATFORD, CT – The Tirex Corporation is making progress in its recent restructuring, undertaken to facilitate the company’s return to being quoted on the Over The Counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB).

Bobcat Company Names Winners of the Great Road Tour Giveaway

WEST FARGO, ND – Two individuals have received $50,000 contractor’s packages from Bobcat Company after being randomly selected in the Bobcat Great Road Tour Giveaway.

Belron US Promotes Three Key Leaders to Senior Vice President

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Three key leaders representing supply chain, client sales, and support and marketing/brand development have been promoted to the position of senior vice president by Belron US.

Dirty Jobs Host Mike Rowe to Give Keynote Address at The Work Truck Show 2009

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – Mike Rowe, host and producer of the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs TV series, will give the keynote address at The Work Truck Show 2009 and 45th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention.

Industry-First Hybrid Battery Lease, Other Incentives Power Navistar’s Diesel Hybrid Leadership

DALLAS – Navistar is extending its hybrid leadership among commercial truck manufacturers with new programs designed to further cut the cost of ownership for its hybrid trucks at a time of extraordinarily high diesel prices.

Fuel-Saving Hybrid Trucks Focus of HTUF National Conference and Ride and Drive Oct. 14-16

PASADENA, CA – CALSTART’s Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF) will hold its 2008 HTUF National Conference Oct. 14-16 in South Bend, Ind. The conference will be hosted by Bosch Rexroth and takes place at the South Bend Marriott Hotel and adjacent Century Center.

GM Adds More ‘Xtra Fuel Economy’ Truck and SUV Models

DETROIT – GM announced on Aug. 12 the addition of fuel-efficient XFE versions of the Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra, Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon for the 2009 model-year. Chevrolet earlier in the year added the 36-mpg XFE model to its Cobalt lineup.

CTNA Will Hike Truck Tire Prices

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Continental Tire North America Inc. (CTNA) will increase its Continental, General, Semperit and private brand truck tire prices up to 10 percent on Oct. 1.

NPTC Truck Safety Conference Set for Sept. in Virginia

HERNDON, VA - The National Private Truck Council National Safety Conference is set for Sept. 11-12 in Herndon, Va.

Detroit Diesel DD15 Engine Now Available for Western Star

DALLAS - Western Star Truck Sales, Inc., announced the availability of the groundbreaking Detroit Diesel DD15 engine.

PACCAR Financial Corp. Opens Used Truck Distribution Facility in Southeastern United States

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – PACCAR Financial Corp. (PFC) recently opened its second used truck center near Spartanburg, S.C. The new facility offers an extensive selection of premium Kenworth and Peterbilt used trucks to PACCAR dealers, non-PACCAR dealers, independent wholesalers, and retail fleet and owner-operator buyers.

TransCore’s Satellite Network Achieves 99.992 Percent Uptime Milestone in North America

OTTAWA & PORTLAND, OR – TransCore reported its GlobalWave satellite network, the backbone of its in-cab and trailer tracking system, recorded 99.992-percent availability, or on-air performance, in 2007 for its North American operations, including Mexico.


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