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Major West Coast Private Fleet Upgrades Dossier, Moves to Hosted Model for Multiple Locations

BURLINGTON, NJ – Franz Family Bakeries of Portland, Ore., has expanded its use of Arsenault Associates’ Dossier maintenance management software from one to all four of its commercial baking plants where trucks are maintained.

Firestone Industrial Products Offers Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs for Isuzu N-Series Cab Forward Trucks

INDIANAPOLIS – Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC has announced its Ride-Rite air helper springs are now available for 2005-2008 Isuzu N-Series cab forward trucks, both Regular Cab and Crew Cab.

ZAP Electric Car Has Sold More Than 700 Xebra Electric Pickups and Sedans

MIAMI, FL – Electric car interest is picking up as gas prices push toward record highs. ZAP has delivered more than 700 of its Xebra electric city-cars and trucks.

Penske Went Green to Aid NBC’s “Today Show” Lend a Hand Series

READING, PA – Penske Truck Rental partnered with International Truck and Engine Corporation and Eaton Corporation to utilize state-of-the-art hybrid commercial rental trucks as part of the annual NBC “Today Show” Lend a Hand series, which was held Apr. 14-18.

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Rostra Precision Controls Offers RearSight Back-Up Camera System for Fleet Vehicles

LAURINBURG, N.C. – Rostra Precision Controls Inc. introduces a new RearSight back-up camera system specifically designed for use in fleet vehicles.

Toyota Subsidiary Will Stop Making Hino Trucks in Calif.

TOKYO – Toyota subsidiary Hino Motors will stop making commercial trucks at one of its U.S. plants as surging oil prices and the U.S. credit crisis squelch demand

Truck Tonnage Flattened in February

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Truck tonnage was flat in February, but the American Trucking Associations (ATA) isn’t too worried. In fact, ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello said February’s reading was “encouraging.”

Hebe Rejoins Navistar as Senior VP, North American Sales Operations

WARRENVILLE, IL – James Hebe has rejoined the truck group of Navistar International Corporation as senior vice president, North American sales operations.

New Goodyear Regional Tires Boost Mileage & Performance

AKRON, OHIO – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has bolstered its regional truck-tire product portfolio with two new tires for two very different applications.

DuraClass Introduces New Bedrock Dump Body

TISHOMINGO, MS – DuraClass has introduced its Bedrock dump body to their line of truck bodies.

Toyo Introduces Regional Medium Truck Tire

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA – Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.’s new M154 regional highway medium truck tire will be available this spring in size 295/75R22.5, with more sizes on the way.

Transfer Flow Introduces Midship Fuel Tanks for Dodge Ram and Sterling Bullet Diesel Chassis Cabs

CHICO, CA - Transfer Flow, Inc. has introduced midship replacement diesel fuel tanks for the 2007-2008 Dodge Ram 4500/5500 chassis cabs and 2008 Sterling Bullet CONV45/55 chassis cabs.

TRALA Elects McMahon as 2008-2009 Chairman

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Southeastern Leasing and Rental President Mike McMahon of Charlotte, North Carolina, was selected by the members of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association as its 2008-2009 Chairman.

Waste Disposal Trucking Firm Selects SmartFleet GPS Vehicle Tracking

CONNECTICUT– Connecticut waste removal and demolition firm AMEC Carting has selected Safefreight’s GPS vehicle tracking system to provide them with real-time fleet management data for their trucks.

New-Look Goodyear Commercial Tire Site Eases Navigation

AKRON, OHIO – Navigating Goodyear’s new commercial tire Web site just got easier. Goodyear is moving more of its process controls online.

Toyo Rolls Out New Long Haul Truck Tire

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA – Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.’s latest medium truck tire, the M137, is a premium steer radial for long haul applications.

Nissan Enters North America Light Commercial Vehicle Business

Nissan North America Inc. said it will enter the light commercial-vehicle segment with three new vehicles made in the United States.

Leggett & Platt Wins New Product Innovation Award at The Work Truck Show 2008

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products has won The Work Truck Show 2008 New Product Innovation Award for its mobile workspace shelving, storage areas, rugged docking stations, and vehicle mounts featuring eCoupled technology

Unicell Introduces New Aerodynamic Van Body

BUFFALO, NY – Unicell Body Company introduced their newest fiberglass van body design at the recent General Motors “Partners In Excellence” dealer conference in Atlantic City.

Chevy-Workhorse Motor Home Chassis Boosts Market Share 17 Points from 2004 to January 2008

UNION CITY, IN – In the midst of a down market, the Chevy Workhorse cab chassis for Class C motor homes continues to increase market share, growing to 28 percent for 2007, a five-point increase over its 2006 average.

Truckers Protest High Gas Prices

BAKERSFIELD, CA – On April 1, truck drivers hit their brakes over high gas prices. With diesel prices soaring, truckers said gas prices have to come down or the price to haul a load needs to go up.

Transfer Flow Introduces Mid-Ship Fuel Tanks for Dodge Heavy-Duty Chassis Cab Trucks

DETROIT – Transfer Flow, Inc. has introduced mid-ship replacement fuel tanks for the 2007-2008 Dodge 4500/5500 chassis cab and 2008 Sterling Bullet CONV45/55 chassis cab trucks.

2008 Production Model MILES ZX40ST Work Truck to Be Introduced at the Green California Summit in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, CA – The zero emissions, AC motor MILES ZX40ST work truck will be showcased publicly for the first time at the Green California Summit.

Propane Alternative-Fuel Road Show Comes to California

SACRAMENTO, CA – From Apr. 16-18, the Propane Alternative-Fuel Road Show is allowing attendees to drive the next generation propane vehicle technology.

Truck Companies Expected to Spend $135 Billion on Fuel in 2008

SOMERSET, PA – The cost of fuel is not only affecting motorists driving around town, but also truckers topping off their diesel tanks.


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