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Trucking Conditions Index Drops Slightly

NASHVILLE, IN - The FTR Trucking Conditions Index eased down two points in May to a reading of -22, reflecting the effects of continued over-capacity in the trucking industry.

New Study Benchmarks Truck Industry Preference for EPA 2010 Emissions Technologies

GREENSBORO, NC - A national research study indicates that purchase consideration for SCR (selective catalytic reduction) remains significantly higher than increased EGR.

Kenworth T470<br /><br />

New Kenworth T470 Brochure Offers Key Specifications for Vocational, Municipal Applications

KIRKLAND, WA - The new Kenworth T470 brochure featuring Kenworth's newest truck model is available from Kenworth dealers in the United States and Canada.

Navistar on Track with 2010 Engines as Final Testing Nears Completion

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar announced it is on track with its 2010 engine testing and will be prepared for a successful engine launch in the months ahead.

Back Row (l-r) Steven Batiste, Frito-Lay; Ted Tamul, C.H. Robinson; and John Wiehoff, C.H. Robinson. Front Row (l-r):  Troy Witanen, C.H. Robinson; Molly Williams, C.H. Robinson; Bill Cowher, Broadca ster and former Pittsburgh Steelers Coach; Rodney Noble, Frito-Lay; Mark Whittaker, PepsiCo.

Frito-Lay Awards C.H. Robinson Worldwide 'Inbound Supplier of the Year'

MINNEAPOLIS - Frito-Lay named C.H. Robinson its "Inbound Supplier of the Year" for continually exceeding their service and execution expectations.

Kenworth Receives 2009 Exemplary Innovation Award for LNG Technician Training Program in California

KIRKLAND, WA - Kenworth Truck Company recently received a 2009 Exemplary Innovation Award from the California Economic & Workforce Development program in association with the California Community Colleges.

Auto Truck Inc. Announces Two Personnel Changes

BARTLETT, IL - Auto Truck Inc. has hired Matt McGowan as Local Market Sales manager for their Bartlett, IL facility. Matt will oversee Auto Truck's inside and outside sales staff in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

Diesel Generator

Compact Diesel Generator Can Be Remote-Mounted

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Next Generation Power now offers a diesel 5.5 kW Generator with a remote radiator and fan for mounting in an enclosed compartment.

Continental Introduces Wide-Base Trailer Tire

FORT MILL, SC - Continental Tire North America, Inc. is now offering cost-conscious trucking companies its first solution for both weight and fuel savings, with the introduction on July 1 of the HTL1, a wide-base trailer tire.

Super-Scoop for Banks Ram-Air Intake for '02-'09 Chevy Duramax

ASUZA, CA - Banks Ram-Air Intake is proven to increase air density-and with the optional Super-Scoop, the Ram-Air Intake maximizes airflow, air density, fuel economy and power!

Kawasaki Mule

Diamondback Truck Covers Releases New Fleet Products for UTVs and New Web Site

PHILIPSBURG, PA - DiamondBack Truck Covers, known for their tough and functional fleet tonneau covers and accessories for pickup trucks announced the release of a new line of fleet products for UTVs and Side by Sides.

Freightliner Business Class M2 112

Freightliner Introduces its First Natural Gas Truck

PORTLAND, OR - The Freightliner Business Class M2 112 NG is powered by the Cummins Westport ISL G.

Mack Recalls 10,300 Heavy Trucks

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Mack Trucks Inc. is recalling 10,300 MY 2004-2005 heavy trucks equipped with axle beams manufactured by Bharat Forge.

Study Shows Dramatic Reductions in Diesel Engine Emissions

WASHINGTON - A new study shows that clean diesel technologies in engines manufactured beginning in 2007 not only reduced certain emissions by 90 percent over 2004 models, but far exceeded expectations in their performance in cleaning up the nation's air quality.

Kenworth T370 Hybrid Tractor Qualifies for Maximum $9,000 U.S. Federal Tax Credit

KIRKLAND, WA - Purchasers of certain Kenworth medium-duty diesel-electric hybrid tractors in the United States are now eligible for a tax credit of $9,000, the maximum available, under a qualified hybrid motor vehicle credit offered by the federal government.

Hours of Service the Focus of New Online Lessons from DriverCare Web-Based Training

TREVOSE, PA - Drivers of heavy-duty trucks can now receive online training in current U.S. federal hours of service regulations and correct log book procedures from DriverCare Web-Based Training, the CEI Group's defensive driving education product.

Continental Expands Application Coverage for VDO Replacement TPMS Parts

ALLENTOWN, PA - Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket, the aftermarket supplier of VDO OE-engineered replacements parts, has substantially expanded its aftermarket Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) replacement parts program.

Hyster Company's Publication Shows Importance of Timely Lift Truck Replacement

GREENVILLE, NC - Hyster Company, a lift truck designer and manufacturer in North America, now offers a booklet titled The Right Time: A Guide to the Timely Replacement of Lift Trucks.

Penske Truck Leasing & International Foodservice Distributors Association Promote Truck Driver Safety

READING, PA - Penske Truck Leasing and the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) announced they've teamed up to promote driver safety.

Dickinson Fleet Services Partners with Sun Power Technologies

CARMEL, IN - Sun Power Technologies, a battery powered heating and cooling equipment technologies company and Dickinson Fleet Services, an independent truck repair and body shop, announced sales, installation, and service partnership.

Florilli Transportation Renews Contract with XATA

MINNEAPOLIS - XATA Corporation, a on-demand fleet software and services company, announced that Florilli Transportation, LLC has renewed its contract for XATA's MobileMax fleet operations solution.

Signature 4 Lube Body from Maintainer

Maintainer Introduces Upgraded Signature 4 Lube Body

SHELDON, IA - Maintainer Corporation of Iowa, Inc. introduces the newly upgraded Signature 4 fuel / lube service unit. This product serves as an in-field fueling and preventive maintenance (PM) lubrication unit and has now been upgraded with additional fuel and oil capacity.

Transfer Flow

Fuel Your Truck & Equipment with Transfer Flow's Refueling Tanks

CHICO, CA - Available in 50, 82, 100, and 109 gallon capacities, Transfer Flow refueling tanks are designed for both domestic and imported full-size pick-ups, and now come standard with a 12-volt refueling pump, wiring harness with dash mounted switch, 12-foot hose, and fuel nozzle.

Hankook Tire Introduced e3 Technology at 2009 Great West Truck Show

LAS VEGAS - Hankook Tire announced e3 (pronounced e-Cubed) - its new technology branding for the company's commercial tire business - at the recent Great West Truck Show.

ecometer by Auto Meter

Save Gas, Money & the Environment with Auto Meter's Fuel Consumption eco-gauge

SYCAMORE, IL - Auto Meter Products launched an exciting new line of products designed to help consumers save gas, money, and reduce their CO (carbon monoxide) emissions with the introduction of the ecometer.


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