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CALSTART Member Companies Secure Nearly $200 Million for Projects in Advanced Clean Transportation Technologies

PASADENA, CA - CALSTART, the nation's leading clean transportation technologies consortium, applauded five member organizations for successfully securing $192.5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding aimed at accelerating the clean transportation market.

microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter Drives SMARTfleet Solutions' Green Fleet Conversion Program

VALHALLA, NY - SOMS Technologies, LLC, developer and manufacturer of the microGree Extended Performance Oil Filter, announced an agreement with Florida-based Green Gas Laboratories, LLC to add the microGreen filter to the company's "green" fleet conversion business.

Continental Exceeds SmartWay Transport Partnership Goal

FORT MILL, SC - Continental Tire North America, Inc. has officially exceeded its goal of increased compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Transport Partnership in only its first year of participation.

President Obama Lauds Navistar for Advancing Clean Vehicle Technologies

WAKARUSA, IN - Hundreds of Navistar employees welcomed President Barack Obama to its Wakarusa, Ind., manufacturing facility to celebrate the award of a $39 million federal grant to develop and build all-electric delivery vehicles and bring jobs to the Elkhart County, Ind., communities.

PACCAR Customer Center Celebrates 10 Years of Rapid Roadside Service to Keep Fleets on the Road

RENTON, WA - For 10 years, PACCAR Customer Center specialists have provided truck and fleet operators rapid roadside assistance through Kenworth PremierCare, Peterbilt TruckCare, and PacLease PacCentral roadside assistance services.

Fleet Trucks Don't Have To Be Drab

LIVONIA, MI - Just because a truck is intended to be used by fleets, there is no rule that says it has to have a dull, commercial appearance.

RMA Says 2009 Tire Shipments to Drop 16%

WASHINGTON -The drop is a result of a nearly 45-percent decline in OEM passenger tires and an almost 43-percent drop in OEM commercial truck tires.

Social Networking Sites and Fleet - Do They Connect?

TORRANCE, CA - The current buzz is "social networking," online communities of people who share interests and/or activities. Encouraging people around the world to communicate, network, and share information, social networking has taken quite a hold.

Navistar Announces 2010 Emissions Pricing on International Trucks

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar has announced 2010-compliant MaxxForce Advanced EGR engine technology will increase International truck prices $6,000-$8,000, depending on engine model.

Smith Delivers First Electric Truck for Major U.S. Corporations

GLENDALE, AZ - Four major US corporations and two utility companies took delivery of the Smith Newton, the largest road-going electric truck in North America.

ATA Supports Ban on Text Messaging to Improve Highway Safety

ARLINGTON, VA - The American Trucking Associations strongly supports the safety objectives in new legislation that encourages states to ban texting while operating a motor vehicle.

PacLease Continues U.S. Location Growth - Adds Two New Locations to Serve Iowa

BELLEVUE, WA - PACCAR Leasing Company (PacLease) continues its expansion with the announcement of two new locations in Cedar Rapids and Davenport, Iowa.

Kenworth Earns 2009 J.D. Power and Associates Customer Satisfaction Awards

KIRKLAND, WA - Kenworth Truck Company achieved the highest ranking in customer satisfaction among Class 8 truck owners in the Over the Road, Pickup and Delivery (P&D), and Dealer Service segments.

Grand Prize Hino Truck to be Raffled at 2010 Florida Tow Show

NOVI, MI - Hino Trucks has teamed up with Miller Industries to provide one lucky tow operator a chance to win a fully loaded 2010 Hino model 258ALP with a Century 12 Series LCG Carrier.

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Toyota Announces Pricing on 2010 Highlander, FJ Cruiser, RAV4, and Tacoma

TORRANCE, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., announced manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the 2010 FJ Cruiser off-road sport/utility vehicle (SUV), Highlander mid-size SUV, RAV4 compact SUV, and Tacoma pickup truck.

Spicer Axles Designed to Increase Productivity of Medium-Duty Fleets

KALAMAZOO, MI - Dana Holding Corporation announced the launch of the Spicer S140 series, a new family of single-drive, medium-duty axles.

Pilot Travel Centers Announce 'At-the-Pump' Diesel Exhaust FluidLocations and Installation Timing

KNOXVILLE, TN - Pilot Travel Centers announced installation plans for the roll-out of 100 diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) "at-the-pump" locations.

Dennison Lubricants Inc. 'Goes Green' with EcoPower Motor Oil from Safety-Kleen

LAKEFIELD, MA - Dennison Lubricants Inc., a distributor of motor oils and industrial lubricants in New England, is "going green" with EcoPower, a new, environmentally friendly motor oil priced similarly to standard motor oils.

Rugged Industrial Generators Provide Power Where Needed

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Known for compact gen-sets, Next Generation Power also offers a standard line of low-speed, radiator-cooled Industrial Generators.

Texting Tow Truck Driver Lands in Swimming Pool

LOCKPORT, NY - After colliding with a stopped car, the tow truck flatbed went through a yard and sideswiped a house, with one of the towed vehicles hitting the house, then continued through a privacy fence and into the in-ground pool.

NHTSA & GHSA to Help States Effectively Enforce Texting Bans

WASHINGTON - In addition to supporting an NHTSA enforcement demonstration project showcasing how states can effectively enforce a cell phone ban, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) also urges employers ban all cell phone/texting use during working hours.

Freightliner Introduces Hybrid-Electric Retrofit Program

GAFFNEY, SC - Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation has launched a new program to retrofit older walk-in vans with new hybrid-electric systems.

Mitchell 1 Launches Online Service Information for Medium Trucks

POWAY, CA - Mitchell 1 released its new online service information for medium trucks on July 1. Medium-Truck.net is a complete web-based service and repair information product covering Class 4-7 medium-duty straight trucks built from 1990 to the present.

Meritor Axles Now Standard on International Medium-Duty Trucks

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar and ArvinMeritor, Inc., announced that under the terms of a new long-term supply agreement, Meritor axles are now in standard position on International medium-duty trucks.

A.R.E. Supernet & Bedrug for a More Organized & Efficient Truck

MASSILLON, OHIO - A new video from leading truck cap and tonneau cover manufacturer A.R.E. showcases how its flexible cargo net - the SuperNet - can be paired with a BedRug bedliner to turn a truck bed into an organized, efficient trunk.

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