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Calif. Pledges $11 Million for Clean-Diesel Trucks

SACRAMENTO - A potential shut-down of the Port of Oakland by harbor truck drivers was averted Jan. 4 when the California Air Resources Board (CARB) pledged to give truckers $11 million in grant money to meet new emissions standards.

Rancho Santiago Community College in Santa Ana, Calif., receives its donation from Hino.

Hino Truck Donations Support Local Colleges

NOVI, MI - Hino Trucks recently donated six trucks to various colleges across the country in support of their diesel technology programs. The trucks selected for donation are MY '05 & '06 training vehicles ranging from a 14,050 lb. GVW model 145 light-duty truck to a 33,000 lb. GVW model 338 medium-duty truck.

Geolandar Tire on Toyota 4Runner

Yokohama Tire Corporation Continues OE Program with Two Toyota Fitments

FULLERTON, CA - The 2010 Toyota Prius and the 2010 Toyota 4Runner are the latest additions to Yokohama Tire Corporation's growing OE fitment program.

Cummins Filtration Direct Flow Air Intake System Recognized as Industry's Choice New Product of 2009

NASHVILLE, TN - Cummins Filtration Direct Air Flow technology has been honored as the Industry's Choice ancillary product as part of Construction Equipment's Top 100 Products of 2009.

Rand McNally Takes Milemaker Global

SKOKIE, IL - U.S. shippers who relied on Rand McNally's industry-standard mileage and routing information for years will soon be able to ship internationally with the same confidence and accuracy, as the industry standard MileMaker software goes global.

Mohawk Lifts TR Series Brochure Press Release

AMSTERDAM, NY - Mohawk lifts introduces an updated flyer on the Mohawk TR-33, TR-35, TR-50, and TR-75 series heavy-duty four-post ramp style lifts.

New Truck Tonneau Covers from Bestop

BROOMFIELD, CO - Bestop, a leading manufacturer of Jeep, Truck, and UTV accessories for over 56 years, now offers truck tonneau covers in three different styles for all popular makes and models.

Biodiesel Industry Suffers as Tax Credit Ends

OKLAHOMA CITY - With the expiration of a federal tax credit that provided makers of biodiesel $1 for every gallon, some U.S. biodiesel producers say they will shut down without the government subsidy.

Toyo Plans Another Truck Tire Price Increase

CYPRESS, CA - Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. will increase prices on its commercial truck tires by up to 7 percent, effective Feb. 1.

EPA Releases New Mobile Source Emissions Model

WASHINGTON - An updated version of the Motor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES) model - MOVES2010 - is now available for use to estimate air pollution from cars, trucks, and other on-road mobile sources.

Stranded Drivers to Sue Arrow Trucking Company

PHILADELPHIA - Arrow Trucking Co. is being sued by a Philadelphia attorney on behalf of the 1,400 former employees laid off right before Christmas, many of whom were truck drivers left stranded at truck stops.

Top News 2009: Kenworth T800 LNG Trucks Available for Factory Order and Production

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth T800 liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks are now available for factory order and production.

Top News 2009: Fiat to Acquire 35-percent Stake in Chrysler

TURIN, ITALY – Italy's Fiat Group has confirmed plans to acquire an initial 35 percent stake in Chrysler LLC, providing Fiat the scale it needs to survive, and allowing Chrysler to expand its product portfolio to include small, less-polluting cars.

Top News 2009: Free Ford Work Solutions Web Seminar May 14

TORRANCE, CA – The Second Free interactive seminar on the Ford Work Solutions In-Dash Computer and "Crew Chief" took place May 14.

Top News 2009: PG&E to Test First Smith Electric Vehicles All-Electric Utility Truck

KANSAS CITY, MO – Smith Electric Vehicles U.S. Corporation (SEV U.S.), a Delaware corporation headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., and Birmingham, Ala.-based Altec Industries Inc. unveiled America's first all-electric utility truck with an aerial device June 22 at the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference in Williamsburg, Va.

Top News 2009: Vantage Vehicle International Launches Line of NEVs

CORONA, CA —Vantage Vehicle International, Inc., a Corona, California-based manufacturer of mini-vehicles is pleased to announce the national release of its all-electric utility truck and passenger and cargo van line through a national network of distributors.

Top News 2009: Nearly 800 Trucking Companies Out of Business Due to Recession

WASHINGTON - Few occupations feel every jolt along the nation's economic highway as deeply as trucking. Although the American Trucking Associations reported a slight rise in business in November (2008), the previous month was the worst October (2008) for hauling cargo by truck in five years.

Top News 2009: Pepsi Bottling Group Acquires Hydrogen-Injected Trucks

WYTHEVILLE, VA - The Pepsi Bottling Group's truck fleet in the New River Valley region of Virginia has added 21 hydrogen-injected trucks in an effort to boost fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.

Top News 2009: Remanufacturing Reduces Carbon Footprint

JASPER, IN - Remanufacturing is a "greener" alternative to manufacturing vehicles. Compared to data from the U.S. Department of Energy, Jasper's remanufacture of a drivetrain component averaged only 1 percent of the energy consumed of manufacturing the entire vehicle

Top News 2009: UPS Completes Deployment of 300 New 'Green' Trucks

ATLANTA - Over the past month, UPS has deployed 300 new delivery trucks powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) to seven cities in Colorado, Georgia, Oklahoma, and California.

Top News 2009: Free Web Seminar May 19: Fleet Pooling and Cost Reduction Strategies that Work

TORRANCE, CA - Sponsored by AssetWorks and INVERS, Bobit Business Media will host a free, 60-minute live Web seminar designed to help fleet managers determine productive strategies.

Green Oil Launches Fully Synthetic 15W40 Diesel Motor Oil with Bottle Rebate Program

ANAHEIM, CA - Southern California company Green Oil introduces synthetic heavy duty 15W40 diesel motor oil available in 5 quart jugs paralleling the launch of an innovative bottle recycling program that provides strong incentives for environmentally-minded customers.

The Durashell Slip-on Truck Body Makes Debut

PHOENIX - Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies has released Durashell, a new line of fiberglass composite utility bodies to accompany the Load'N'Go steel body line.

J. J. Keller Introduces 2nd Edition Roadside Inspections Training Program in Prep for CSA 2010

NEENAH, WI - FMCSA is stepping up enforcement with a new, major initiative - the Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) 2010. This program will track, measure and evaluate carriers and drivers, using 24 months of all safety-based inspection violations to rank and target carriers for new FMCSA enforcement interventions.

NBB Releases Study on Critical Importance of Biodiesel Tax Credit

WASHINGTON - The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) released a study conducted which examined the economic impact of the biodiesel industry and the negative consequences of allowing the credit to lapse. The biodiesel tax incentive is currently set to expire on December 31, 2009.


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