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Allied Waste of San Mateo County Converts Entire 225-Truck Fleet to Biodiesel

SAN MATEO, CA – Allied Waste Services will convert its entire 225-truck fleet to clean-burning, locally sourced biodiesel fuel.

The National Motor Freight Traffic Association Launches ClassIT Version 2.0

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc. (NMFTA) has released ClassIT 2.0, the latest version of the online National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC).

Telargo Helps Drivers and Motor Carriers Meet Hours of Service Regulations Through Advanced Automation and Reporting

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Telargo, Inc., a provider of mobile asset management solutions, has added a new Hours of Service (HoS) module to its fleet management solution.

PHH FirstFleet Donates to Broward Partnership for The Homeless, Inc.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – More than 20 employees and senior executives of Fort Lauderdale-based PHH FirstFleet spent an active day working at Broward Partnership for the Homeless' (BPHI) Broward County Central Homeless Assistance Center (Center).

Isuzu Truck Introduces 2008 F-Series Line-Up

CERRITOS, CA – Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has announced the availability of its 2008 F-Series line-up of Class 6, 7, and 8 low-cab-forward trucks.

Eaton Begins Commercial Production of Hybrid Power Systems for Medium-Duty Trucks

KALAMAZOO, MI – Eaton Corporation's medium-duty hybrid power systems are now commercially available and will be ready for customer deliveries in 2008 on the chassis of several major North American commercial vehicle manufacturers.

Navistar International Corp. Awarded Blue Sky Award

PASADENA, CA – Navistar International Corporation, a truck and engine producer, accepted the 2007 Blue Sky Award from WestStart-CALSTART for its contributions to the commercial development of diesel-hybrid technology.

Cummins Receives Order for 300 ISX Engines and ComfortGuard APU Systems from J&R Schugel Trucking

COLUMBUS, IN – J&R Schugel Trucking has ordered 300 trucks powered by Cummins ISX engines and equipped with Cummins ComfortGuard auxiliary power unit (APU) systems, which Cummins began producing for the marketplace eight months ago.

Truck Tonnage Rebounded Slightly in July

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The American Trucking Association's (ATA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.3-percent in July, the first month-to-month increase since last March.

Ryder Honors 2007 “Top Technicians in Nation”

MIAMI – Ryder System, Inc. has announced the winners of its 2007 Top Technician Recognition Program. The title of “National Top Technician” was awarded to Michael Bogard of Neenah, Wis., along with keys to a new, fully loaded GMC pick-up truck.

Safeway Trucks Switch to Biodiesel

PHOENIX – Safeway Inc. is set to unveil its truck fleet's conversion to B-20 biodiesel fuel during an official announcement that includes state and legislative leaders.

Hankook Unveiled New Medium Truck Tire at Great American Trucking Show

DALLAS – Hankook Tire America Corp. unveiled a new medium truck tire, the TL01, at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas.

Frito-Lay Drivers Recognized for Safe Miles

PLANO, TEXAS – During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, the Frito-Lay North America Fleet Team was recognized more than 80 over-the-road drivers who will reach the career milestone of more than 1 million, 2 million, or 3 million miles driven accident-free this year.

Truck Driver Charged After Fatal Washington County Crash

WASHINGTON, IOWA – A semi-trailer truck driver involved in a collision that killed an Iowa City girl last week was charged today with driving without a valid license.

Minnesota Proposes B-20 Biodiesel Rule

ST. PAUL – The first U.S. state to mandate biodiesel is proposing a new long-term plan that would require vehicles to fill up with 20 percent biodiesel blends by 2015.

New Kenworth PremierCare Customer Center Video Now Available on Kenworth's Web Site

KIRKLAND, WA – A new video highlighting the benefits and technologies used by the Kenworth PremierCare Customer Center can now be viewed on Kenworth's Web site.

Bridgestone-Firestone Adds Design Element to Wide-Base Truck Tire

CHICAGO – Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC's (BFNT) Greatec wide-base medium truck tires now contain the company's proprietary Turn-In Ply (T.I.P.) bead technology.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Issues Unified Carrier Registration Rule

WASHINGTON – Private and for-hire truck fleets are covered by a rule issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Keynote Speakers Announced for Las Vegas Biofuels Forum

LAS VEGAS – The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) announces keynote speakers for the Biofuels Drive Economic Solutions Forum to be held Sept. 20.

GE Trailer Fleet Services Celebrates Half Century in Business

WAYNE, PA – GE Trailer Fleet Services is celebrating 50 years of trailer leasing. The company marks its 50th anniversary Sept. 12 and will host branch-based customer events over the following 50 days.

LEER Releases Model 100XQ Truck Cap for 2008+ Ford Super-Duty Short Bed

ELKHART, IN – LEER has released the LEER Model 100XQ truck cap for the 2008 Ford Super Duty Short Bed, with or without the new ‘Step-Gate' option.

Penton's FleetSeek Releases 2007 Private Fleet Directory

NEW YORKFleetOwner's FleetSeek data products group has released its new 2007-2008 edition of the Private Fleet Directory, part of FleetSeek's Web-accessible suite of industry contact information and fleet demographics databases.

Toyota Number One in Lift Truck Sales for Fifth Consecutive Year

IRVINE, CA – For the fifth consecutive year, Toyota is ranked as the world's largest lift truck supplier based on 2006 revenue reports.

Biodiesel Board Reaches Out to Trucking Industry

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The National Biodiesel Board has launched a pair of efforts aimed at reaching out to the trucking industry and to those who want to “go green.”

First Mexican Fleet Receives Permission to Haul Into US

WASHINGTON – Transportes Olympic of Apodaca, Mexico, appears poised to be the first Mexican trucking company to operate within the U.S.

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