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Detroit Diesel DD15 Debuts

REDFORD, MI – After nearly five years and $1.5 billion in development, the new heavy-duty Detroit Diesel DD15 engine has been unveiled at the Detroit Diesel plant.

Florida Truck Drivers May Be Banned From Fast Lane

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida Department of Transportation may be changing the rules of the road to limit the lanes truck drivers can use

Commercial Vehicle Group to Launch Safe Driver Program

WASHINGTON - The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is conducting a new road safety campaign, dubbed “Operation Safe Driver,” Oct. 21-28.

Alternative to GPS Simplifies Construction Management

SHELTON, CT – OEM Data Delivery (OEM DD), a manufacturer of jobsite data management systems, has introduced a wireless, hands-free way to capture individual machine locations.

The National Motor Freight Traffic Association Announces Adoption of New Organizational Structure and Operating Procedures

ALEXANDRIA, VA – National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc.'s (NMFTA) members voted to adopt a new organizational structure and set of operating procedures.

Goodyear Commercial Tire Academy Fortifies Customer Solutions

AKRON, OHIO – Goodyear's new Commercial Tire Academy Boot Camp in Dallas allows tire sales representatives to undergo a week of intense training to learn more about tire issues and how they affect a customer's tire program.

First Ever Canadian Plug-In Hybrid Electrical Vehicle (PHEV) Conference Coming to Winnipeg Nov. 1 and 2

WINNIPEG – The first-ever Canadian Plug-In Hybrid Electrical Vehicle (PHEV) Conference will be held in Winnipeg on Nov. 1 and 2.

Thule, Inc., to Debut 2008 Professional Line Products at the 2007 SEMA Show in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – Thule, Inc., a manufacturer of premium load carriers for all vehicles, will showcase its new Professional line of contractor-grade rack systems and accessories at the 2007 SEMA Show.

NationLink Wireless, Fleet One to Offer Customized GPS to Fleet One Customers

FRANKLIN, TN – NationLink Wireless and Fleet One have made a joint agreement to offer an enhanced GPS tracking system to all Fleet One customers.

Nation's Largest Truckload Carrier Earns ISO 9001:2000 Recertification

GREEN BAY, WI – Schneider National, Inc., a provider of transportation, logistics, and intermodal services, and its subsidiary, Schneider Logistics, recently received ISO 9001:2000 certification.

MILES Electric Vehicles Debuts New All-Electric Work Truck

SANTA MONICA, CA - All-electric automotive company Miles Electric Vehicles has upgraded its low-speed, zero emissions ZX40ST work truck.

MOTOR TREND Names Mazda CX-9 2008 Sport/Utility of the Year

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Mazda CX-9 is MOTOR TREND's 2008 Sport/Utility of the Year. The CX-9 reigned supreme out of a diverse crowd of 11 contenders, one of the highest quality fields MOTOR TREND has seen since it started evaluating sport/utilities.

Hino Trucks Offers Preferred Financing for the Credit-Challenged

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI - Hino Trucks, a light- and medium-duty truck manufacturer, will be reaching out to the market of credit-challenged customers. Hino Trucks has chosen Nevada-based Credit Funders, Inc., as a preferred finance resource.

Toyo Adds Second Size to Wide-Base Super Single Tire Line

CYPRESS, CA – Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corp. has added size 425/65R22.5 to its M320 wide-base super single tire line, according to Modern Tire Dealer magazine.

PHH FirstFleet Adds Thermo King to Truck Maintenance Network

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – PHH FirstFleet has announced the addition of Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, to its North American truck maintenance network.

Caterpillar and Cummins Rank Highest in Customer Satisfaction

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA – In their respective segments, Caterpillar and Cummins rank highest in satisfying customers with heavy-duty truck engines and transmissions.

The only wireless onboard scale on the market, Smart Scale detects temperature and pressure changes in a vehicle's air suspension and wirelessly relays this data to a handheld receiver.

TruckWeight Makes Agreement With Fairview Fittings & Mfg.

HALIFAX – TruckWeight Inc. has announced a product distribution and marketing agreement with Fairview Fittings & Mfg., a supplier of hose, industrial-quality fittings, valves, and related products for commercial vehicles and industrial use.

Goodyear Named Tire Supplier for International Truck

AKRON, OH – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's commercial tires are now available for specification on all International Truck & Engines vehicles.

Cadec Global Launches PowerVue

MANCHESTER, NH – Cadec Global, a provider of fleet management systems, has launched PowerVue, a trucking industry service oriented architecture (SOA)-based hosted fleet management solution.

Caterpillar Announces Management Changes and Reorganization of Engine Business

PEORIA, IL – Following the previous announcement of two new group presidents, Caterpillar Inc. has announced several changes at the vice president level.

Kenworth Introduces New T170 Model, Expands Product Line into Class 5 Market

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth Truck Company has expanded into the Class 5 market with the introduction of the Kenworth T170 model. The Kenworth T170 is a straight truck in a 4x2 configuration with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) up to 19,500 lbs.

Freightliner Changes Company Name to Daimler Trucks North America LLC

PORTLAND, OR – Freightliner LLC will change its corporate name to Daimler Trucks North America LLC, effective Jan. 7, 2008. In parallel, the shareholders of the former DaimlerChrysler AG approved a corporate name change to Daimler AG at a special meeting on Oct. 4.

2008 Isuzu N-Series Gas-Powered Trucks Now Available

CERRITOS, CA – Isuzu Commercial Truck of America now offers the 2008 gas-powered Isuzu N-Series low-cab forward trucks. The new model features the Vortec 6.0L V-8 engine with 325 horsepower (up from 300 horsepower previously) and a Hydra-Matic four-speed automatic transmission with lockup torque converter and overdrive.

Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies Takes Cold Plate Technology to the Next Level

RICE LAKE, WI – Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies and International Truck and Engine Corporation are jointly launching RouteMax that keeps cold plates working even longer on every food and beverage delivery.

McLeod Software Introduces LoadMaster/Comdata Interface

BIRMINGHAM, AL – McLeod Software, a provider of dispatch and accounting fleet management software for the trucking industry, has released a new interface between its LoadMaster enterprise transportation management system and the Comdata MasterCard payment application.

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