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Wal-Mart Truck Fleet Rolls Fuel Savings

BENTONVILLE, AR – Wal-Mart laid out ambitious environmental goals in late 2005, and now that it is nearing the two-year mark, it is compiling a major report on how far it has come with the program overall, including reducing waste, using more renewable energy, and stocking more green products.

Volkswagen May Split Up Truck Unit

FRANKFURT, GERMANY – Volkswagen AG may split up its truck unit to add its heavy-truck factory in Resende, Brazil, to a possible merged entity of MAN AG, Scania AB, and VW.

Delmar Learning Releases Professional Truck Technician Training Series

ALBANY, NY – Delmar Learning has launched a new set of training courses geared toward medium-/heavy-duty truck technicians: The Professional Truck Technician Training Series (PTTTS).

Goodyear Goes the SmartWay with Fuel Max Truck Tires

AKRON, OHIO – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. reports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified its commercial tires featuring Fuel Max Technology for use on SmartWay-eligible trucks.

Ryder Announces Logistics Contract Extension and Expansion With Whirlpool

MIAMI – Whirlpool Corporation is extending and expanding its contract with Ryder System, Inc. for parts warehousing and distribution services for six additional years.

PHH FirstFleet Introduces Enhanced Truck Services

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL – PHH FirstFleet has announced the expansion of its capabilities for private truck fleets in North America to include enhanced fuel and maintenance services for managers overseeing medium and heavy trucks and equipment.

Members of Congress Quiz FMCSA on Oversight

WASHINGTON – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has improved its oversight and compliance reviews of high-risk carriers, but work remains to be done.

FOX Commits to Biodiesel for MLB All-Star Game

SAN FRANCISCO – Fans who tuned into the Major League Baseball All-Star Game watched a broadcast powered by biodiesel. FOX Sports used B-20, a blend of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent diesel, in all of its generators, satellite trucks, and other diesel equipment at its television compound in San Francisco.

‘Green' Company Powers Fleet With Yellow Grease

GREENPOINT, NY – Greenpoint-based GreenDepot, a national supplier of green building materials, has become the city's first private company to power its fleet with green fuel.

International Truck and Engine Corp. to Offer SmartWave TPMS to Fleets

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Dana Corporation will be offering SmarTire Systems Inc.'s SmartWave TPMS tire pressure monitoring system retrofit kits to International Truck and Engine Corporation.

Goodyear to Supply Dart Network Truck Tires & Retreads

AKRON, OHIO – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced it has been awarded a supply arrangement by Dart Transit Company, the nation's 14th largest truckload dry-van carrier, and its network of companies, based in Eagan, Minn.

Chronically Unhealthy Truck Drivers Urged to Shape Up

ASSOCIATED PRESS – Truck drivers have one of the most dangerous jobs in America, accounting for nearly 15 percent of U.S. work-related deaths.

Oshkosh Truck Promotes Executives

MILWAUKEE – Oshkosh Truck Corp. has promoted John Randjelovic to chief executive officer of the company's fire and emergency group

Sterling Launches Updated Web Site

REDFORD, MI - Sterling Truck Corporation announced the launch of its revamped Web site -

PHH FirstFleet Fuel Study Identifies Top 5 Tips to Increase Fuel Efficiency

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – PHH FirstFleet announced the results of its 18-month, telematics-based fuel study of U.S. truck fleets in the grocery, manufacturing, fuel, and retail markets.

Green Mountain Coffee Makes Move to Biodiesel

WATERBURY, VT – Green Mountain Coffee Roasters will use B-20 biodiesel in all of its Waterbury-based route trucks and facilities vehicles.

Green Mountain Coffee Moves Truck Fleet to Biodiesel

WATERBURY, VT — Green Mountain Coffee Roasters announced July 10 that it will use B-20 biodiesel in all of its Waterbury-based route trucks and facilities vehicles.

New Hiniker 9000 Series Trip-Edge V-Plows

MANKATO, MN - Hiniker Company has introduced a new line of high-performance trip-edge V-Plows, designed to provide improved performance and smoother operation in commercial applications.

NTEA Adds 13 Companies to the Member Verification Program

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) welcomed 13 new members to the growing list of Member Verification Program (MVP) companies.

Shell Lubricants Announces 2007 Shell Technology Tour to Educate Fleet Managers

HOUSTON, TX – Shell Lubricants has announced the launch of the second annual Shell Technology Tour. The tour is a multimedia conference that will visit 10 cities and is designed to update fleet customers about the latest industry developments.

NMFTA and the NCC Appeal Surface Transportation Board's Decision Terminating the NCC's Antitrust Immunity

ALEXANDRIA, VA – National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) will challenge the Surface Transportation Board's (STB) decision in Ex Parte No. 656 Motor Carrier Bureaus — Periodic Review Proceeding, that if allowed to stand, would eliminate the antitrust immunity protecting the National Classification Committee's (NCC) classification-making activities effective Jan. 1, 2008.

Fatal Crash Triggers Truck Drivers' Safety Concerns

ROCHESTER, NY – Truck drivers and others in the local trucking industry say accidents like the one that killed five Perinton teenagers Tuesday are a constant source of concern.

Roadcheck 2007 Shows Advances in Truck Fleet Safety

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The U.S. trucking industry showed improvement in truck safety, including an increase in the number of drivers wearing their safety belts, as well as industry compliance with hazardous materials regulations.

McDonald's to Operate Delivery Fleet on Biodiesel in the UK

LONDON, UK – Fast-food chain McDonald's has become the latest hospitality operator to commit to running its delivery fleet on biodiesel.

Isuzu & Hino Motors to Jointly Work on Developing Cleaner Diesel Emissions

TOKYO, JAPAN – Japan's Isuzu Motors Ltd and Hino Motors Ltd will jointly develop technology for cleaning up emissions from diesel engines, in a bid to better compete with European and U.S. rivals.

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