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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. 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.

Mitsubishi Fuso's Split Rear-View Mirror Now Standard on all 2010 FE and FG Models

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) has announced that all new 2010 FE and FG model Mitsubishi Fuso medium-duty trucks will come equipped with door-mounted split rear view mirrors as standard equipment.

Channellock Dedicates New Projects to Quality & Made in America Mission

MEADVILLE, PA - New marketing efforts celebrate Channellock's commitment to American-based manufacturing and quality. Five benchmark CHANNELLOCK product lines - tongue and groove, cutting, long nose and lineman's pliers and adjustable wrenches - are featured in videos that demonstrate the functionality and quality of each.

New Secure Fuel System Datasheet from OEM Data Delivery

SHELTON, CT - New Secure Fuel System datasheet from OEM Data Delivery describes a new technology for the tracking of dispensed fuel to prevent theft or unauthorized use.

ILD+ Liftgate from MBB Interlift

MBB Interlift Updates Liftgate

CERRITOS, CA - MBB Interlift, a liftgate manufacturer, announced the company has added a "new and improved" liftgate to their product offering.

Cummins Filtration Offers Extended Range of API Certified DEF Products

NASHVILLE, TN - Cummins Filtration announced they have expanded their product line to include convenient, smaller-sized packaging options as well as dispensing equipment for Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF).

Firestone Industrial Products Introduces Digital Air Command Accessory Systems

INDIANAPOLIS - Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC introduces the new Digital Air Command I and Digital Air Command II air accessory systems designed to provide an instant air source for all Firestone air helper spring kits.

Dennis Bowe, national sales manager, TAG

Dennis Bowe Joins TAG as National Fleet Sales Manager

ELKHART, IN - Dennis DeLeonard, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development for Truck Accessories Group, LLC (TAG), a North American producer of truck caps and tonneaus, announces the addition of Dennis Bowe to the TAG Sales Team, as National Fleet Sales Manager.

Smith Delivers Electric Trucks to Commercial Fleets

WASHINGTON - Representatives from Coca-Cola Enterprises, Staples, Frito-Lay, and AT&T were each presented keys to an all-new Smith Newton, the world's largest commercially available battery-electric-powered truck.

Study: Texting Raises Crash Risk 23.2 Times

BLACKSBURG, VA - Truck and heavy-vehicle drivers who text-message while driving are 23.2 times more likely to be involved in a crash or near-crash as non-distracted motorists, according to new research conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.

NHTSA Issues New Braking Rules for Large Trucks

WASHINGTON - The new standard requires that a tractor-trailer traveling at 60 miles per hour comes to a complete stop in 250 feet instead of the previous 355 feet listed in the old standard.

Awards to Recognize ‘Green’ Fleet Leaders

TORRANCE, CA - AF will honor fleet managers who have demonstrated leadership in going green at the 2009 Green Fleet Conference in Chicago. Nominate yourself or a colleague for this award!

Medium-Duty Forecast Continues to Slide

COLUMBUS, IN - The forecast for heavy-duty trucks and trailers remained steady, but the medium-duty forecast continues to slide. ACT Research Co. forecasts Class 5-7 medium-duty production will be off 44 percent in 2009 before regaining half the decline in 2010.

Navistar Engine Group Forms Three Regional Business Units

MELROSE PARK, IL - Navistar Engine Group has created three regional business units to better focus on its expanding customer base around the world. The three units - North America, South America and Global - will be led by a team of Navistar veterans:

NTEA Member Verification Program Recognizes Safety & Quality

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Through its Member Verification Program (MVP), the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) has recognized 8 member companies and re-qualified 16 companies for their commitment to safety and quality standards.

FleetPride Acquires Fleet Supply of Tallahassee, Inc.

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS - FleetPride, Inc., an independent aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, announced it completed the acquisition of Fleet Supply of Tallahassee, Inc.

Penske Truck Leasing Opens Facility Along Route 66

READING, PA - Penske Truck Leasing announced the opening of a 6,600-square-foot Albuquerque, N.M. facility.

Dan Guiney

Yokohama Tire Corporation's Director Appointed to Tire Society Advisory Board

FULLERTON, CA - Dan Guiney, Yokohama Tire Corporation's director of technical services, has been appointed a member of the Tire Society's advisory board.

Reznor Used-Oil-Fired Heaters

New REZNOR Used-Oil-Fired Heaters

MEMPHIS, TN - Thomas & Betts - HVAC Division (REZNOR) announces the addition of Models RA-150 and RAD-150 Waste Oil Heaters to its line of products specifically designed for onsite recycling of used oils.

Keytroller Introduces Genie Card

TAMPA, FL - Keytroller, LLC introduces the Genie Card wireless automatic RFIC card ignition enabler. This proactive device prevents equipment theft from "hot wiring."

Dodge Ram

A.R.E. Truck Caps & Tonneau Covers Available for 2009 Dodge Ram

MASSILLON, OHIO - Fiberglass truck cap and tonneau cover manufacturer A.R.E. announces product availability for the 2009 Dodge Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 models.

It took Temple and the crew of the JASPER Time eight hours to haul the 121-inch monster aboard.

JASPER Associate Hooks Record Marlin

DESTIN, FL - Jasper Engines and Transmissions Associate Chip Temple landed a record-setting catch at the recent Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic held in Destin, Fla.


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