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Kenworth Sweeps 2008 J.D. Power and Associates Heavy-Duty Truck Awards in Product Satisfaction

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth Truck Company received the highest ranking in customer satisfaction among Class 8 truck owners in the Over The Road and Vocational Segment.

ConocoPhillips Releases Premium Heavy-Duty Engine Oil

HOUSTON – ConocoPhillips Co. has introduced Triton ECT 5W40 Full Synthetic, a tier API CJ-4 diesel engine oil.

Gain Valuable Business Planning Information By Attending the NTEA Business and Market Planning Summit

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – Top U.S. economists will present critical business planning and economic forecast information affecting the work truck and trailer industry at the National Truck Equipment Association’s (NTEA) Business and Market Planning Summit.

Tirex Restructures to Re-Enter the Recycling Market with its ‘Green’ Tire Recycling Technology

STRATFORD, CT – The Tirex Corporation is making progress in its recent restructuring, undertaken to facilitate the company’s return to being quoted on the Over The Counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB).

Bobcat Company Names Winners of the Great Road Tour Giveaway

WEST FARGO, ND – Two individuals have received $50,000 contractor’s packages from Bobcat Company after being randomly selected in the Bobcat Great Road Tour Giveaway.

Belron US Promotes Three Key Leaders to Senior Vice President

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Three key leaders representing supply chain, client sales, and support and marketing/brand development have been promoted to the position of senior vice president by Belron US.

Dirty Jobs Host Mike Rowe to Give Keynote Address at The Work Truck Show 2009

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – Mike Rowe, host and producer of the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs TV series, will give the keynote address at The Work Truck Show 2009 and 45th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention.

Industry-First Hybrid Battery Lease, Other Incentives Power Navistar’s Diesel Hybrid Leadership

DALLAS – Navistar is extending its hybrid leadership among commercial truck manufacturers with new programs designed to further cut the cost of ownership for its hybrid trucks at a time of extraordinarily high diesel prices.

Fuel-Saving Hybrid Trucks Focus of HTUF National Conference and Ride and Drive Oct. 14-16

PASADENA, CA – CALSTART’s Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF) will hold its 2008 HTUF National Conference Oct. 14-16 in South Bend, Ind. The conference will be hosted by Bosch Rexroth and takes place at the South Bend Marriott Hotel and adjacent Century Center.

GM Adds More ‘Xtra Fuel Economy’ Truck and SUV Models

DETROIT – GM announced on Aug. 12 the addition of fuel-efficient XFE versions of the Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra, Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon for the 2009 model-year. Chevrolet earlier in the year added the 36-mpg XFE model to its Cobalt lineup.

CTNA Will Hike Truck Tire Prices

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Continental Tire North America Inc. (CTNA) will increase its Continental, General, Semperit and private brand truck tire prices up to 10 percent on Oct. 1.

NPTC Truck Safety Conference Set for Sept. in Virginia

HERNDON, VA - The National Private Truck Council National Safety Conference is set for Sept. 11-12 in Herndon, Va.

Detroit Diesel DD15 Engine Now Available for Western Star

DALLAS - Western Star Truck Sales, Inc., announced the availability of the groundbreaking Detroit Diesel DD15 engine.

PACCAR Financial Corp. Opens Used Truck Distribution Facility in Southeastern United States

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – PACCAR Financial Corp. (PFC) recently opened its second used truck center near Spartanburg, S.C. The new facility offers an extensive selection of premium Kenworth and Peterbilt used trucks to PACCAR dealers, non-PACCAR dealers, independent wholesalers, and retail fleet and owner-operator buyers.

TransCore’s Satellite Network Achieves 99.992 Percent Uptime Milestone in North America

OTTAWA & PORTLAND, OR – TransCore reported its GlobalWave satellite network, the backbone of its in-cab and trailer tracking system, recorded 99.992-percent availability, or on-air performance, in 2007 for its North American operations, including Mexico.

GM Statement Regarding Medium Duty Truck Business

DETROIT - Due to significant marketplace and economic changes, GM and Navistar have decided not to renew the memorandum of understanding to purchase GM’s medium-duty truck business, which has expired.

Detroit Diesel Unveils the All-New DD13

REDFORD, MI – Detroit Diesel has unveiled its new DD13 engine. A smaller version of the DD15 engine, the DD13 displaces 12.8 liters, and features a six-cylinder, in-line configuration.

Sterling's NightShift Sleeper

Sterling Trucks Debuts New Mid-Size Integrated Sleeper

REDFORD, MI – Sterling Truck Corporation has introduced the Sterling NightShift, a new integrated sleeper. Designed to maximize productivity and driver retention in regional haul applications, the NightShift features best-in-size storage of a mid-size, mid-roof sleeper, and a stand-up walk-through configuration.

PacLease Announces 3 New Eastern Michigan Locations in the U.S.

BELLEVUE, WA – PACCAR Leasing Company (PacLease) continues its North American franchise network expansion with the addition of three new full-service lease locations.

Kenworth LNG T800 Trucks

New Kenworth T800 LNG Trucks Help Drayage Fleet With Clean Air Efforts in Los Angeles, Long Beach

RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, CA – Vic La Rosa, president of Total Transportation Services, Inc. (TTSI), a drayage, warehouse and transportation company in Rancho Dominguez, Calif., is helping bring cleaner air to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and surrounding areas that the fleet serves.

Navistar, American LaFrance Plan Vocational Truck Joint Venture

WARRENVILLE, IL – Navistar, Inc. and American LaFrance, LLC have new plans to work together to develop, manufacture, and support low cab-over engine (LCOE) vocational trucks.

Ford Launches Industry-First Side Mirror Design on 2009 Edge Minimizing Blind Spot Risk

DEARBORN, MI – Ford is moving quickly to address driver demands for increased visibility with the Blind Spot Mirror, pulling ahead the feature’s introduction by one year to launch this fall as standard equipment on the 2009 Ford Edge.

SpaceKap Truck Cover

A.R.E. Named U.S. Distributor of SpaceKap Truck Caps

MASSILLON, OHIO – Truck cap and tonneau cover manufacturer A.R.E. is now the exclusive U.S. distributor of the SpaceKap, a truck cap manufactured by Canadian-based Fibrocap Inc.

Goodyear Seeks Special Truck Drivers as Highway Heroes

AKRON, OHIO – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is starting its second quarter-century of celebrating truck-driver heroics. The company announced that a search is on for U.S. and Canadian drivers who come to the rescue of fellow motorists.

ConocoPhillips Introduces Heavy Duty Engine Oil

HOUSTON – ConocoPhillips Company, the fourth largest U.S. lubricants supplier, announced the introduction of Kendall SHP Diesel 5W40 Full Synthetic, a premium tier API CJ-4 diesel engine oil.

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