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7th Hybrid Truck Users Forum National Meeting to Be Held Sept. 19–21

SEATTLE – WestStart and the U.S. Army National Automotive Center (NAC) are holding the 7th Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF) National Meeting Sept. 19–21 in Seattle, Wash.

A.R.E. Introduces DCU Truck Caps for the 2007 Toyota Tundra

MASSILLON, OHIO – A.R.E., a manufacturer of truck caps and tonneau covers, has made available its Deluxe Commercial Unit (DCU) for the 2007 Toyota Tundra (all cab and box configurations).

Penton's EquipmentWatch Launches Enhanced Fleet Manager with New Green Guide Valuation Capabilities

NEW YORK – Penton Media's EquipmentWatch, a provider of online heavy equipment data, has launched its latest version of EquipmentWatch Fleet Manager, now including Green Guide online valuation data for construction equipment and lift trucks.

Allied Waste to Convert Truck Fleet to B-20 Biodiesel Fuel

BOISE, IDAHO – Allied Waste is fully converting its garbage-hauling and recycling fleet to B-20 biodiesel fuel. Clean-burning fuel is especially important at a time of frequent air-quality alerts in the Treasure Valley, the company said.

Alliant Switches Over Fleet of 800 to Biofuels

DES MOINES, IOWA – Alliant Energy's fleet of 800 service vehicles now sport a biodiesel and E-85 decal. Alliant Energy recently put into full gear a pilot program started last year to fuel its 800-vehicle fleet of service trucks by biodiesel and the E-85 blend of ethanol and accomplished it.

Ohio Among States Considering Truck-Only Lanes

DAYTON, OHIO – At least nine states are considering proposals to separate big rigs from cars on interstate highways, hoping to reduce congestion, improve safety, and increase commerce by moving goods faster

Wal-Mart Truck Fleet Rolls Fuel Savings

BENTONVILLE, AR – Wal-Mart laid out ambitious environmental goals in late 2005, and now that it is nearing the two-year mark, it is compiling a major report on how far it has come with the program overall, including reducing waste, using more renewable energy, and stocking more green products.

Volkswagen May Split Up Truck Unit

FRANKFURT, GERMANY – Volkswagen AG may split up its truck unit to add its heavy-truck factory in Resende, Brazil, to a possible merged entity of MAN AG, Scania AB, and VW.

Delmar Learning Releases Professional Truck Technician Training Series

ALBANY, NY – Delmar Learning has launched a new set of training courses geared toward medium-/heavy-duty truck technicians: The Professional Truck Technician Training Series (PTTTS).

Goodyear Goes the SmartWay with Fuel Max Truck Tires

AKRON, OHIO – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. reports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified its commercial tires featuring Fuel Max Technology for use on SmartWay-eligible trucks.

Ryder Announces Logistics Contract Extension and Expansion With Whirlpool

MIAMI – Whirlpool Corporation is extending and expanding its contract with Ryder System, Inc. for parts warehousing and distribution services for six additional years.

PHH FirstFleet Introduces Enhanced Truck Services

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL – PHH FirstFleet has announced the expansion of its capabilities for private truck fleets in North America to include enhanced fuel and maintenance services for managers overseeing medium and heavy trucks and equipment.

Members of Congress Quiz FMCSA on Oversight

WASHINGTON – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has improved its oversight and compliance reviews of high-risk carriers, but work remains to be done.

FOX Commits to Biodiesel for MLB All-Star Game

SAN FRANCISCO – Fans who tuned into the Major League Baseball All-Star Game watched a broadcast powered by biodiesel. FOX Sports used B-20, a blend of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent diesel, in all of its generators, satellite trucks, and other diesel equipment at its television compound in San Francisco.

‘Green' Company Powers Fleet With Yellow Grease

GREENPOINT, NY – Greenpoint-based GreenDepot, a national supplier of green building materials, has become the city's first private company to power its fleet with green fuel.

International Truck and Engine Corp. to Offer SmartWave TPMS to Fleets

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Dana Corporation will be offering SmarTire Systems Inc.'s SmartWave TPMS tire pressure monitoring system retrofit kits to International Truck and Engine Corporation.

Goodyear to Supply Dart Network Truck Tires & Retreads

AKRON, OHIO – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced it has been awarded a supply arrangement by Dart Transit Company, the nation's 14th largest truckload dry-van carrier, and its network of companies, based in Eagan, Minn.

Chronically Unhealthy Truck Drivers Urged to Shape Up

ASSOCIATED PRESS – Truck drivers have one of the most dangerous jobs in America, accounting for nearly 15 percent of U.S. work-related deaths.

Oshkosh Truck Promotes Executives

MILWAUKEE – Oshkosh Truck Corp. has promoted John Randjelovic to chief executive officer of the company's fire and emergency group

Sterling Launches Updated Web Site

REDFORD, MI - Sterling Truck Corporation announced the launch of its revamped Web site - www.SterlingTrucks.com.

PHH FirstFleet Fuel Study Identifies Top 5 Tips to Increase Fuel Efficiency

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – PHH FirstFleet announced the results of its 18-month, telematics-based fuel study of U.S. truck fleets in the grocery, manufacturing, fuel, and retail markets.

Green Mountain Coffee Makes Move to Biodiesel

WATERBURY, VT – Green Mountain Coffee Roasters will use B-20 biodiesel in all of its Waterbury-based route trucks and facilities vehicles.

Green Mountain Coffee Moves Truck Fleet to Biodiesel

WATERBURY, VT — Green Mountain Coffee Roasters announced July 10 that it will use B-20 biodiesel in all of its Waterbury-based route trucks and facilities vehicles.

New Hiniker 9000 Series Trip-Edge V-Plows

MANKATO, MN - Hiniker Company has introduced a new line of high-performance trip-edge V-Plows, designed to provide improved performance and smoother operation in commercial applications.

NTEA Adds 13 Companies to the Member Verification Program

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) welcomed 13 new members to the growing list of Member Verification Program (MVP) companies.





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