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Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies Takes Cold Plate Technology to the Next Level

RICE LAKE, WI – Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies and International Truck and Engine Corporation are jointly launching RouteMax that keeps cold plates working even longer on every food and beverage delivery.

McLeod Software Introduces LoadMaster/Comdata Interface

BIRMINGHAM, AL – McLeod Software, a provider of dispatch and accounting fleet management software for the trucking industry, has released a new interface between its LoadMaster enterprise transportation management system and the Comdata MasterCard payment application.

Purolator Introduces Electric Curbside Delivery Vehicle

TORONTO, ONTARIO – Purolator has introduced the zero-emissions Quicksider prototype, a battery-operated electric delivery vehicle.

Utility Introduces New Trailer Prep Package for Hybrid Refrigeration Units

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer of dry freight vans, reefers, flatbeds, and Tautliner curtainsided trailers, has released a new Prep Package for trailers equipped with hybrid refrigeration units.

Rand McNally Brings Carriers and Shippers Up to Speed on Road Network Changes

SKOKIE, IL – Small changes to road networks can have a big impact on the bottom line for transportation companies. To help shippers and carriers keep on top of those changes, Rand McNally has enhanced its IntelliRoute and MileMaker software products with nearly 70,000 updates to its road network, toll roads, truck stops, and weigh station information.

UPS Logistics Technologies Chooses Dynamic Energy Systems to Provide the First Integrated Billing and Logistics Solution

DALLAS, TX – UPS Logistics Technologies, a business unit of UPS, will partner with Dynamic Energy Systems, Inc. (DES) in providing an integrated vehicle optimization and tracking solution for the medical equipment industry.

Truck That Drives Itself May Lead to Cars of the Future

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Defense Department has issued a request for trucks that literally drive themselves to help soldiers in the field attend to more important matters. And some major manufacturers have answered the call.

Voting Closes for 2008 Fleet Car & Truck of the Year Oct. 15!

TORRANCE, CA – Online voting will close for Automotive Fleet's 2008 Fleet Car and Truck of the Year on Oct. 15. This year's nominations include 64 car and 37 light-duty truck models.

ATA Reports 11 Percentage-Point Decline in Large Truckload Turnover

ARLINGTON, VA – The line-haul driver turnover rate among large for-hire truckload carriers (fleets with at least $30 million in annual revenue) experienced its first quarterly decrease in a year during the 2007 second quarter.

Third Mexican Trucking Company Cleared for Cross-Border Project

TIJUANA, MEXICO – Transportes Padilla is the third Mexican trucking company to receive authority to make long-haul deliveries in the U.S. as part of the cross-border trucking demonstration project.

Oshkosh Truck Inks Deal With China

MADISON, WI – Oshkosh Truck Corp. will provide two snow removal vehicles worth $1 million to the Beijing Capital International Airport.

2008 Isuzu N-Series Gas-Powered Trucks Now Available

CERRITOS, CA – Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has announced the availability of its 2008 gas-powered Isuzu N-Series low-cab forward trucks.

F-150 Production to Resume

DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. said normal operations would resume at an F-150 pickup truck plant where a parts shortage limited production.

NATDA Announces 2008 Trade Show and Convention in Fort Worth, Texas

SOUTH PASADENA, FL – The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) will hold the first of its kind trade show and convention for trailer dealers.

Diesel Exhaust Bad for Heart

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – A study at The University of Edinburgh measured the effects of diesel exhaust on heart and blood vessel function on 20 men who had previously suffered a heart attack.

Truckers Lean Toward Bio-Based Fuel

WASHINGTON – The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is implementing a new “Grow and Go” program in attempts to educate the trucking industry about the benefits of using biodiesel fuel.

New & Improved Hino Air Deflector Re-Launched

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI – The new & improved Hino Air Deflector (G-MAD), manufactured by Global Vehicle Systems Inc., was re-launched.

West Brother's Companies Win Second Round of Trucking Industry Safety Awards

RALEIGH, N.C. – West Brother's Companies has just been honored with three new safety awards from Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.

SNUGTOP “Hi-Liner” Cap For Toyota Tundra Double Cab

LONG BEACH, CA - SNUGTOP's extra roomy “Hi-Liner” cap is now available for Toyota Tundra pickups. It fits Double Cab models with the standard 78.7” bed.

Volvo U.S. Deliveries Dip

IRVINE, CA – Truck deliveries by world No.2 truck-maker Volvo fell four percent in January through August as gains in Europe and Asia failed to offset lingering weakness in North America.

New Product Features Added to KNAACK Storage Equipment for Increased Security and Efficiency

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL – Knaack LLC added new features to select JOBMASTER and STORAGEMASTER chests and piano boxes in the KNAACK Secure Jobsite Storage line.

Toyota Number One in Lift Truck Sales for Fifth Consecutive Year

IRVINE, CA – For the fifth consecutive year, Toyota is ranked as the world's largest lift truck supplier based on 2006 revenue reports.

Rostra Makes Rearsight Back-Up Camera System Available for 2007 Dodge Sprinter Vans

LAURINBURG, N.C. – Rostra Precision Controls Inc. has developed the 2007 Dodge Sprinter Van RearSight back-up camera system in response to body style changes made by DaimlerChrysler this year.

American Frozen Food Institute Urges Secretary of Transportation to Address Hours of Service Issue

MCLEAN, VA – The American Frozen Food Institute has urged Secretary of Transportation to bring resolution to a U.S. Court of Appeals decision vacating the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's 2005 Hours-of-Service (HoS) regulations.

AmeriGas Signs Logistics Management Agreement

WATERLOO, ONTARIO – AmeriGas, a large U.S. retail propane marketer, has selected logistics management solutions from Descartes to manage its national delivery operations.

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