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Navistar First Truck and Bus Maker to Receive Hybrid Certification from California Air Resources Board

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar becomes the first truck and bus manufacturer to receive total hybrid vehicle certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for improving fuel economy and overall emissions.

Continental Offers Retread Tires for Medium-Duty Trucks

FORT MILL, SC - Continental Tire North America Inc. (CTNA) has joined the ranks of medium truck tire manufacturers offering their own retread products.

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New Style Step Tube Available for Dodge 4500/5500 & Sterling Bullet

CALEDONIA, MI - Steffens Enterprises, Inc. is pleased to announce that its patented Style Step step tube is now available for the popular Dodge 4500/5500 Heavy Duty cab & chassis as well as the Sterling Bullet 4500/5500 work truck applications.

Bestop AMP Research Power Step Running Boards

BROOMFIELD, CO - In a strategic alliance with AMP Research, Bestop offers the technologically advanced AMP Research Power Step.

Kenworth Produces 2009 Online Medium Duty Body Builders Manual

KIRKLAND, WA - Kenworth Truck Company has produced the 2009 edition of its online medium duty body builders manual, which now includes Kenworth hybrid models for the first time.

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 determine a productive strategy for your fleet.

Dominion Virginia Power Shows Off Biodiesel Hybrid Trucks

NORFOLK, VA – Dominion Virginia Power displayed its five electric hybrid vehicles April 22 at its Cromwell Drive field office, according to The Virginia-Pilot.

New Incentive Program for Mitsubishi Fuso

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America (MFTA) has announced a new "Navigate Great Savings" incentive program for the second-quarter 2009.

Interactive Web Seminar Series in May

TORRANCE, CA - Join us in May for two FREE interactive seminars to understand the functionality of the Ford Work Solutions In-Dash Computer and "Crew Chief," the only OEM telematics solution in the industry.

Kenworth AG210L Suspension

Kenworth AG210L, AG400L Rear Suspensions Now Available for Order on Medium Duty Trucks

KIRKLAND, WA - The new Kenworth AG210L single-axle and Kenworth AG400L tandem-axle rear suspensions are now available for order on Kenworth medium-duty models.

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Armadillo Liners Portable Bed Liner Installations

HOUSTON - Armadillo Liners announces fast, easy, affordable, and portable bed liner installations. No 55 gallon drums, no mixing, or large inventory as cartridges come six kits to a case (one case per truck), according to the manufacturer.

Go the Distance with Transfer Flow's 56-Gallon Replacement Tank for Dodge-Cummins Applications

CHICO, CA - Commercial drivers and enthusiasts alike can get more driving range without sacrificing bed space using Transfer Flow's extra-sized replacement fuel tank.

Extang and TruXedo Acquire Assets of BedRug from Wise Industries

OLD HICKORY, TN - THI, the parent company of Extang Corporation and TruXedo, Inc., has acquired the operating assets of BedRug from Wise Industries, Inc.

Toyo Tires Introduces New Open Country H/T with Tuff Duty

CYPRESS, CA - Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. introduces the new Toyo Open Country H/T with Tuff Duty. Engineered for high torque diesel pickup trucks that tow trailers or occasionally haul heavy loads, the Open Country H/T with Tuff Duty is an extension of the company's flagship Open Country H/T for light trucks and SUVs.

Demountable Truck Body System Helps Reduce Fleet Size

GLASSBORO, NJ - One cost-reducing option available to straight-truck fleets is the Demountable Concepts Interchangeable Truck Body System. In many cases, operators can reduce their fleet size by up to 50 percent, freeing-up capital to keep valuable employees on the payroll.

Republic Services to Deploy First CNG Refuse Fleet in Idaho

BOISE, ID – Along with the City of Boise, Republic determined a CNG refuse fleet would bring significant air quality and environmental benefits to the area and help the city achieve consistent compliance with increasingly stringent standards set by the EPA.

MailExpress Steps Up 'Green' Efforts

ATLANTA – In addition becoming an EPA-certified SmartWay Transport partner, the company has also launched a program to replace its fleet of trucks with low-emission vehicles.

FedEx to Use Federal Grant for Electric Lift Trucks

SPRINGFIELD, MO – FedEx will get $1.3 million to deploy 35 fuel cell systems as battery replacements for a complete fleet of electric lift trucks at its existing service center in Springfield, Miss.

Waste Management's Use of LNG Trucks Honored by American Lung Association

SAN DIEGO – Emissions reduced from the company's San Diego-based 125 LNG-powered truck fleet are the equivalent of removing 9,200 cars from San Diego highways.

TMC Committee Working to Improve Fleet & Vendor Relationships

ARLINGTON, VA – The new committee will take on some long-standing issues between fleets and service providers to create industry practices, improve efficiencies, and build better relationships between fleets and service vendors, according to layover.com.

ROUSH Propane-Powered F-150

ROUSH Propane-Powered F-150 Receives CARB Approval

LIVONIA, MI - The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has granted approval to the ROUSH propane-powered F-150 pickup which means that it meets the strict emission standards of the state.

New Kenworth Brochure Features Medium-Duty Hybrids

KIRKLAND, WA - Kenworth has produced a new brochure on its T270 Class 6 and T370 Class 7 diesel-electric hybrid trucks and tractors.

QWIKLINER Spray-On Bed Liner

QWIKLINER is an easy to use, no clean up and NO VOC's spray-on bed liner option. Offering a low cost lining system that delivers the highest quality 100-percent solid polyurea lining in eight standard colors.

Accele Announces New Door and Compartment Locking Actuator

Accele's new 7037T door and compartment locking actuator is a new motor and cable driven actuator that can fit into any locking application. It even has a manual override knob to open lock if a person is locked inside accidentally.

New MIRREX Bluetooth Headset Offers Truckers Hands-Free Option to Use Cell Phones While Driving

RENTON, WA - Each year more states and provinces enact restrictions on the use of hand-held cell phones while driving. That's why more truck drivers are looking at hands-free options to answer calls on their cell phones while out on the road.

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