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Ford F-150

Ford F-150 Named ‘2009 Best Redesigned Vehicle’ from Kbb.com

DEARBORN, MI – Editors at Kelley Blue Book’s www.kbb.com announced Ford’s all-new 2009 F-150 — an American icon with class-leading capability and unsurpassed fuel economy — has earned the title of “2009 Best Redesigned Vehicle.”

MAN Buys VW's Brazil Heavy Truck Business

FRANKFURT/SAO PAULO – German Industrial conglomerate MAN AG announced its agreement to buy Volkswagen’s Brazil-based truck and bus business, enabling it to expand its previously small presence in South America.

DS Waters Chooses CEI for Collision Management and Subrogation Services

TREVOSE, PA – DS Waters of America, Inc., (DS Waters), a nationwide producer and distributor of bottled water and coffee, has selected The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI), for collision management and subrogation services.

Tommy Gate RF Model

Tommy Gate Launches NEW RF Model

WOODBINE, IOWA – Tommy Gate Company introduces the RF Model, Tommy Gate’s first two-piece folding railgate.

Ryder Announces Strategic Initiatives to Increase Competitiveness and Drive Long-Term Profitable Growth

MIAMI – Ryder System, Inc. announced several strategic and tactical initiatives to address current global economic conditions and drive long-term profitable growth.

Jasper Innovative Solutions Purchases Assets of Mac Motors

JASPER, IN – Jasper Innovative Solutions, sister company of Jasper Engines & Transmissions, has purchased the Postal Division assets of Mac Motors, a supplier of vehicle parts to the United States Postal Service VMF facilities.

Mitsubishi Fuso Consolidates North American Operations

KAWASAKI, JAPAN – Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), a commercial vehicle manufacturer, announced it is consolidating North American operations at Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America (MFTA), Logan Township, N.J.

Penske Truck Leasing Teams Up with PeopleNet

READING, PA – Penske Truck Leasing announced it has teamed with PeopleNet for onboard commercial truck technology solutions.

Kenworth Medium-Duty Crew Cab

Kenworth Offers Aftermarket Crew Cab Conversion Option for Medium Duty Trucks

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth Truck Company offers an aftermarket crew cab conversion option for Kenworth T170, T270, and T370 medium-duty conventional models.

Production Ends at Michigan Truck Plant, Conversion Begins for Small-Vehicle Production

WAYNE, MI – Production operations ended at Ford Motor Company’s Michigan Truck Plant as the last vehicle rolled off the assembly line.

Hankook Tire Achieves EPA SmartWay Certification

WAYNE, NJ – Hankook Tire, a tire manufacturing company, has had three of its commercial fleet tires certified for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay Program.

Ryder Introduces Hybrid Trucks

MIAMI – Ryder System, Inc., a transportation and supply chain management solution company, announced the launch of its RydeGreen Hybrid straight truck line, now available for order by Ryder lease customers.

<i>Motor Trend</i> Names Ford F-150 2009 Truck of the Year

LOS ANGELESMotor Trend announced the selection of the all-new Ford F-150 as its 2009 Truck of the Year.

2009 Toyota Tundra

Toyota Announces Prices for 2009 Tundra Full-Size Pickup

TORRANCE, CA – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., has announced manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the 2009 Tundra full-size pickup truck, reflecting an overall average increase of $109 (0.4 percent) on all Tundra models.

Daimler Said Truck-Market Slump in U.S. May Last Eight Years

STUTTGART, GERMANY – Daimler AG has predicted that the U.S. market for heavy-duty vehicles won’t rebound to the peak sales levels of 2006 for at least five years.

Kenworth to Cut Washington Production, Lay Off 400

RENTON, WA – Kenworth Truck Co. will scale back most of its truck production at its Renton, Wash., plant and lay off more than 400 workers as sales slump.

Ryder Improves Driver Safety With GreenRoad Safety Center

REDWOOD SHORES, CA – Ryder has installed the GreenRoad Safety Center at select company locations.

OEM Data Delivery Introduces Telematics System for Heavy Equipment

SHELTON, CT - OEM Data Delivery, a developer of jobsite data management tools, has introduced a telematics system designed for owners of heavy equipment that want to track and manage their assets and each unit’s fuel consumption.

Zap Electric Truck XL

ZAP Delivers New Four-Wheel Electric Truck

SANTA ROSA, CA – Electric car pioneer ZAP has introduced its four-wheel ZAP Truck XL. The new addition to ZAP’s line offers an 800 pound payload.

City of Grand Haven Utility Orders Hybrid Bucket Truck for Fleet

HAVEN, MI – The Grand Haven Board of Light & Power is purchasing a hybrid bucket truck.

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Navistar Moves Beyond Traditional Markets With New Global Initiatives

WARRENVILLE, IL – Navistar International Corp has expanded its global product lineup and dealer network and added to its portfolio of military contracts.

FMCSA to Leave Hours-of-Service Rule Unchanged

WASHINGTON – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in a notice to be published in Wednesday’s Federal Register, said it was making no changes to its controversial hours-of-service rule.

PacLease Adds 14 New Locations to Serve United States

BELLEVUE, WA – After seeing the number of its locations double in four years, PACCAR Leasing Company continues its rapid expansion with the announcement of 14 independently owned additional locations throughout the United States.

Rand McNally Commercial Transportation Launches New RouteTools Software

SKOKIE, IL – In a move to provide professional truck drivers with tools to maximize productivity and profits, Rand McNally, creator of the Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas, has introduced new commercial truck routing and business management software for the PC.

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