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NTEA 2008 Market Resource Guide Lists 1,750 Member Companies Plus Work Truck Industry Market Overview

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) recently released its 2008 Market Resource Guide that provides detailed information on the more than 1,750 NTEA member companies.

PacLease Offering New Upgrade for PacTrac Telematics System

BELLEVUE, WA – PACCAR Leasing Company (PacLease) has announced the availability of PacTrac BLU, designed to provide a new, intuitive interface for drivers.

Atlas Van Lines Announces 2007 Relocation Trends

EVANSVILLE, IN – Americans continue to migrate westward and move out of the Rust Belt states and Washington, D.C. had the highest percentage of inbound traffic for the second straight year, and Ohio had the highest percentage of outbound traffic.

NTEA Releases New Vehicle Certification Guide

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) has released its Vehicle Certification Guide requirements, and related regulations under the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act in January 2008.

Billings Man Creates Fitness Program for Truck Drivers

BILLINGS, MT - Jack Kelsh hopes to build muscle and lose weight by sitting behind the wheel of his semi truck. It's all a part of unique exercise program where the term “sit and be fit” takes on a whole new meaning.

Ford, U-Haul Launch Industry-First Fleet of Eco-Friendly Painted Vehicles on U.S. Highways

DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Company and U-Haul launched the industry's first fleet of vehicles painted with Ford's environmentally responsible new technology.

Omnitek Engineering, Corp. and Omnitek Engineering Thailand Co. Ltd. Enter Joint Venture Agreement in Thailand

SAN MARCOS, CA – Omnitek Engineering, Corp. and Omnitek Engineering Thailand Co. Ltd., have entered into a joint venture agreement in Thailand to sell Omnitek's proprietary diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion kits and new natural gas engines.

Smith Launches World's Largest Electric Truck in USA

TYNE & WEAR, U.K. – Smith, a manufacturer of commercial electric vehicles, is launching its unique zero emission truck in the North American market.

Shortage of Truck Drivers Grips Nation and Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO – A study predicted it, companies expected it and now it's happening: A steep decline in people looking to become truck drivers is occurring nationwide.

Eaton Introduces Corrosion-Resistant Nickel-Plated Motors Optimized for Food And Beverage Processing Applications

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has added a selection of factory nickel-plated models to its Char-Lynn line of spool valve motors.

Eaton Announces Support for an Industry Certification Program for Fluid Power Electronics

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Eaton Corporation announced that it will be a major sponsor of an initiative by the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) to develop industry certifications for electronic control technologies in fluid power.

Motor Trend Names Toyota Tundra Truck of the Year

LOS ANGELESMotor Trend recently announced the selection of the all-new Toyota Tundra as its 2008 Truck of the Year.

Analyst Says Truck Sales Expected to Decline Further, but Fleet Capacity Should Tighten

NEW YORK – New-York based transportation market analysts at Bear Stearns say that Class 8 trucks sales could get worse in early 2008 before getting better.

Continental Gets Ready to Raise Prices on Truck Tires

LOS ANGELES – Continental Tire North America Inc.'s Commercial Vehicle Tire Division will raise prices up to six percent on its Continental, General, Semperit, and private brand truck tires.

Fleet Managers Improve Mileage at “Fuel Economy Challenge”

CERRITOS, CA – Fleet managers from around the nation applied fuel-saving techniques to improve their mileage 33.6 percent to 40.5 percent during a “Fuel Economy Challenge” conducted by Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc.

Odyne Corp. Receives Purchase Order for 25 Plug-In Hybrid Aerial Lift Truck Systems

HAUPPAUGE, NY – Odyne Corporation, a developer of plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle (PHEV) technologies, has received a purchase order for 25 plug-in PHEV systems from Dueco, Inc., a utility equipment manufacturer.

Doosan Infracore Completes Acquisition of Bobcat, Utility Equipment, and Attachments Businesses from Ingersoll Rand

SEOUL, KOREA – Doosan Infracore has completed the acquisition of the Bobcat, Utility Equipment and Attachments businesses from Ingersoll Rand Company, Ltd.

Experts Say Heavy-Duty Truck Sales to Grow Faster Than Medium-Duty

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – Commercial truck sales will experience a slow recovery after the first quarter of 2008, while heavy-duty sales are likely to grow faster in 2008 than will medium-duty trucks.

Toyota Announces Updates to Upfitter Web Site

TORRANCE, CA – Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. announced the Toyota Upfitter Web site,, was updated with additional content.

Trucks Will Continue to Move Most Freight, Said ATA

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Trucking will boost its share of the United States' freight pool into the next decade.

Technology & Maintenance Council's 2008 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition Set for Feb. 4-7

ORLANDO, FL – Fleet Maintenance Professionals Gather! TMC's 2008 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition is set for Feb. 4-7 in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Navistar Deal to Yield 700 Springfield Jobs

WARRENVILLE, IL – A tentative agreement reached between General Motors and Navistar International could mean 700 jobs for Springfield, Ill.

Hino Truck Tie-Up Gets Rolling in Guangzhou

GUANGZHOU, CHINA - Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd., and Japan-based Hino Motors Ltd. launched a joint venture and began work on a plant in the suburb of Conghua to produce and sell commercial vehicles.

Isuzu Designates Unicell as Specialty Vehicle Manufacturer Partner

BUFFALO, NY – Unicell Body Company was recently granted an Isuzu N-Series and GM W-Series chassis pool by Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. (ICTA).

Nissan and Chrysler Discuss Production-Sharing Deal

TOKYO - Nissan Motor Co. and Chrysler LLC, looking to cut costs in the increasingly competitive global auto industry, are in talks about possibly producing cars, trucks and component parts for one another.


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