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Cummins Announces Conclusion of Joint Ventures With CNH Global N.V. and Iveco N.V.

COLUMBUS, IN – Cummins Inc. has concluded its joint ventures with CNH Global N.V. (CNH) and Iveco N.V., two Fiat Group companies.

Toyota Truck Plants to Take Three-Month Break

TORRANCE, CA – Toyota Motor Corp. has announced that it will suspend U.S. production of full-size pickups and SUVs for three months because of falling sales in the wake of $4-a-gallon gas.

Truck Covers USA Introduces the 2008 American Work Cover

SAN DIEGO - Two products are now combined for an “ideal” work truck combination. This multifunctional product was engineered and designed with the work truck and style in mind.


WorkSafe USA, Inc. Presents the Dump-Lok

SPRINGFIELD, IL - WorkSafe USA, Inc. now has available the Dump-Lok dump truck and dump trailer safety support device.

Prophesy Integrates With TransCore to Provide Trailer Tracking

BLOOMFIELD, CT – Prophesy Dispatch and TrackerSeries mobile communications solutions now work in tandem with the TransCore GlobalWave satellite trailer tracking device.

Bay Area Air District Issues Call for Goods Movement Projects

SAN FRANCISCO – The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued the 2008 Goods Movement Program call for grant applications to provide funding to retrofit or replace engines or purchase new equipment for large trucks, trains and harbor craft.

Electric Truck Makers Grapple with the Real World

UNITED KINGDOM – The UK’s Smith Electric Vehicles is about to launch mid- and large-size electric delivery trucks into the U.S. market.

Manufacturers, Hauling Companies Look to Greener Fuel

PHOENIX – Now that hybrids have a firm green foothold on the market for cars and light trucks, they are moving into medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Century Truck Caps Pledges Allegiance With Free Stars and Stripes Offer

ELKHART, IN – Century Truck Caps, a division of the Truck Accessories Group, LLC (TAG), is helping America honor its heroes. With each purchase of a Century truck cap or Century tonneau cover, Century will include a free American flag.

Penske Earns ASE Certification for its Technician-Training Maintenance Program

READING, PA – Penske Truck Leasing announced it received certification from the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) for the company’s Continuing Automotive Service Education (CASE) program.

Navistar to Raise Prices on International Trucks

WARRENVILLE, IL – Commodity prices that have as much as doubled in the past six months have led Navistar International Corporation to increase prices on International trucks, effective immediately

New ASTM International Publication Focuses on Automotive Lubricant Testing

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA –STP 1501, Automotive Lubricant Testing and Additive Development, is now available from ASTM International.

Tonn-O-Rac Products Now Available for 2008 Chevrolet/GMC Pickups

LOGAN, UTAH – Tonn-O-Rac, the cargo rack system designed to work with a soft tonneau cover, is now available from Downey Products for 2008 Chevrolet/GMC pickup trucks including the Silverado, Sierra, Colorado, and Canyon.

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Truck Covers USA Introduces the American Cargo Lights

SAN DIEGO – Truck Covers USA began extensive research and development in early 2006 of its new American Cargo Lights.

Thieves Take 430 Gallons of Diesel From Work Site

FREDERICK, MD – A construction crew showed up to work only to find that hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel had been stolen.

Toyota Shifting All Tundra Work to San Antonio, But Plans Temporary Halt in Production

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Toyota is shuffling its production lines in an effort to better maximize production capacity at a number of its plants.

The Truth about Heat and Retreading

PACIFIC GROVE, CA – There are many issues surrounding heat and tire failure, according to TRIB, including heat caused from brakes, improper speed, and inflation. However, those that check air pressure regularly are more likely to experience less tire failure.

Manufacturers & Hauling Companies Look to Greener Trucks

PHOENIX – Now that hybrids have a firm green foothold on the market for cars and light trucks, they are moving into medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

USR’s GRAB-300 Vehicle Barriers Successfully Crash-Tested to ASTM M50 Standard

FRANKLIN, TN – Universal Safety Response, Inc. (USR) has successfully crash-tested minimum and maximum-width configurations for its GRAB-300 active vehicle barrier system in accordance with the newest ASTM standards.

Turbine Truck Makes Top 100 List of Energy Technologies

DELAND, FL – Turbine Truck Engines, Inc. is featured on the New Energy Congress (NEC) prioritized listing of the Top 100 very best energy technologies.

Bridgestone Firestone to Shut Noblesville Plant in 2009

NOBLESVILLE, IN – Bridgestone Firestone plans to close its Noblesville plant, citing increased economic pressure from foreign competitors and a plummeting truck market.

New Firestone Ride-Rite Kit Available for 2008 Ford F-450

INDIANAPOLIS – Ride-Rite air helper springs from Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC are now available in a no-drill kit for the 2008 Ford F-450.

2008 Ford Explorer - Dark Cherry

Ford Explorer Praised for Affordability, Safety

DEARBORN, MI – The 2008 Ford Explorer is more resistant to damage and less likely to cause damage to other vehicles in low-speed crashes than other mid-size SUVs.

Stretch Ford Ranger Supercab

Company Stretches Crew Cabs

DENVER, CO – A stretch truck is a unique rig for both their style and practicality. The Stretch Truck Company does what its name implies — it “stretches” trucks, while leaving them fully functional for work.

Freight Management Inc. Launches OptiGreen Program

ANAHEIM, CA – Freight Management Inc. (FMI) has introduced OptiGreen, a "green initiative" designed to help shippers reduce their carbon footprint on the environment.


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