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TRALA Endorses ATA Petition for 68 MPH Speed Limiter Devices

ALEXANDRIA, VA – In a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Trucking, Renting, and Leasing Association (TRALA) urged support for a petition from the American Trucking Associations (ATA) asking the agencies to consider the new safety-oriented rule requires 68 mph speed limiters on new trucks.

Kenworth T270 Class 6 hybrid-electric truck.

Kenworth Unveils T270 Class 6 Hybrid Truck Targeted at Municipal & Utility Applications

LOUISVILLE, KY – Kenworth Truck Co. has released its new Kenworth T270 Class 6 hybrid-electric truck. While hybrid trucks are in their infancy, they show significant potential from a fuel economy and environmental perspective.

FMCSA Eyes Lane Safety Systems

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. federal trucking regulators are interested in new lane departure warning technology as a way to mitigate the rate of off-road accidents and rollovers on North American highways.

Nobilas Launches Accident Management Platform ‘Nobilas Connect'

NORCROSS, GA – Nobilas Claims & Fleet Solutions has launched a new communication platform for the vehicle repair market. This IT platform connects all relevant parties in the vehicle accident management value chain. Through the Connect Communication Platform, Nobilas' insurance company clients benefit from instant availability of important data, enabling maximum process efficiency.

Bill to Ban Retreads in Florida Dies

TALLAHASEE, FL – Florida Sen. Victor Crist's recently proposed bill to ban the use of retreaded tires by most trucks in Florida is now a dead issue, according to Harvey Brodsky, managing director of the Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB). A required House companion bill was not forthcoming by the March deadline and this effectively tabled the Senate bill.

Caterpillar C9 with ACERT Technology for 2007 Certified by EPA

PEORIA, IL – Caterpillar Inc. has received 2007 on-highway certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the C9 engine equipped with ACERT Technology. This technology positions Caterpillar to meet future EPA emissions regulations and provides a long-term emissions solution for the global on-highway engine market.

New High-Performance 600-HP Rating for Cummins ISX

LOUISVILLE, KY – Cummins Inc. has released its most powerful ISX in years, with 600 horsepower and 2050 lb-ft of torque. This new rating is designed for heavy-haul customers, fleets, and owner/operators who specialize in expedited freight.

Iteris Names 12 Commercial Truck Fleets that Adopt Lane Departure Warning Technology as Standard Feature

ANAHEIM, CA – Iteris, Inc.'s Lane Departure Warning (LDW) technology has been adopted as a standard feature by 12 commercial truck fleets across the country, several of which began installing the systems last year. The 12 fleets are located throughout the U.S. and Canada and range from LTLs to flat-bed carriers to regional short haul transportation companies.

Cummins Announces Approval of B-20 Biodiesel Blends

LOUISVILLE, KY – Cummins's biodiesel B-20 blends have been approved for use in its 2002 and later emissions-compliant ISX, ISM, ISL, ISC, and ISB engines. This includes the recently released 2007 products.

DiamondBack HD Truck Cover Nominated for 2007 Ron Webster Award

ATLANTA – The DiamondBack HD Truck Cover is a 2007 Ron Webster Award nominee, according to DiamondBack Truck Covers. The patented DiamondBack HD is a sturdy, three-panel cover constructed from aluminum alloy. The load-bearing surface is capable of sustaining up to 1,600 lbs.

Sunset Becomes Atlas Van Lines Agent

DEERFIELD BEACH, FL – Sunset Moving & Storage Inc. has become an agent for Atlas Van Lines Inc., joining more than 500 Atlas agents across North America. In addition to its Deerfield Beach headquarters, Sunset has Florida locations in Key West, the Gold Coast, and Tampa.

Detroit Diesel G2 Training Program Wins Training Magazine's Top 125 Award

DETROIT – Detroit Diesel's G2 Program has been selected to Training Magazine's Top 125, a ranking among Fortune 500 companies for their training and learning development programs. The G2 Program is a training, certification, continuous improvement, and rewards program for Detroit Diesel's service network.

Dodge Wins New Product Innovation at Work Truck Show

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – Dodge is the winner of the Editors' Choice Award for New Product Innovation. Ballots of editors who attended the recent 43rd Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention and The Work Truck Show 2007 determined the winner.

Caterpillar Prepared to Service New 2007 Engines

PEORIA, IL – Cat 2007 engines with ACERT Technology now are available for purchase and the Cat service and support team — including both Cat dealers and OEM truck dealers — are prepared to provide all service and support.

Ford Selects Coach-Net to Support 2008 Commercial Trucks

LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ – In its 20th year of providing customer service for Ford Motor Company's RV chassis products, Coach-Net has advanced its relationship with Ford to deliver roadside assistance for 2008 commercial trucks.

Panther Expedited Services Acquires Integres Global Logistics

SEVILLE, OHIO – Panther Expedited Services, Inc., an independent provider of critical shipment delivery services, ha acquired Integres Global Logistics, a technology-based freight forwarding and logistics company.

California Trucking Association Names Hutchings & Wilson Jr. 2006 Drivers of the Year

SANTA ANA, CA – The California Trucking Association named Edward Hutchings and Willie Wilson Jr., both drivers from TLC Logistics Management as the 2006 Truck Drivers of the Year. Wilson received the award for Southern California and Hutchings for Northern California.

Hino Announces Features, Options for 2008 Chassis-Cab Lineup

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI – Hino Trucks announced new standard features and optional equipment available on its Class 4–7 2008-model-year chassis-cab lineup.

National Trucking Company's Biodiesel Study Shows Positive Results

LOUISVILLE, KY – Comparing a soy biodiesel B-20 blend to regular diesel in an over-the-road test covering 2 million miles, Decker Truck Line, Inc.'s “Two Million Mile Haul” has covered 350,000 miles. The company released interim results at the recent Mid-America Trucking Show.

Workhorse W62 Walk-In Truck Platform

Workhorse Displays New Hybrid Truck Chassis

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The new W62 walk-in truck platform introduced by Workhorse Custom Chassis at the National Transportation Equipment Association Work Truck Show brings new gas and diesel choices to the heavier duty (19,500 and 23,500 lb. GVWR) category of walk-in trucks.

Adrian Steel Promotes Felver and Tolford Into New Roles

ADRIAN, MI – Adrian Steel has promoted Elizabeth Felver into the role of sales development manager/Automotive and Lease Management Companies and Jeff Tolford into the role of national fleet sales manager.

Workhorse Sharpens Focus on Walk-in Truck Market

UNION CITY, IN – Workhorse Custom Chassis is in the process of revitalizing the market for walk-in trucks and has expanded its product offerings for walk-in users in terms of powerplants and truck capacity.

Chevron API CJ-4 and CI-4 PLUS Heavy-Duty Engine Diesel Oils Meet New Caterpillar ECF-2 Specification

SAN RAMON, CA – Chevron Products Company's API CJ-4 and API CI-4 PLUS heavy-duty diesel engine oils meet the new Caterpillar ECF-2 specification.

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Knaack Manufacturing Launches 2007 WEATHER GUARD Work Truck Drive-Away Promotion

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL – Knaack Manufacturing kicked off its WEATHER GUARD Work Truck Drive-Away promotion at The Work Truck Show 2007 at the Indianapolis Convention Center on Mar. 6. The contest will run through Monday, Oct. 1, 2007.

Johnson Truck Bodies Hires National Sales Manager

RICE LAKE, WI – Al Miller, a former employee of Johnson Truck Bodies, has returned after being away from the company for 15 months. Miller will be working in a newly created position as national sales manager.

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