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FedEx Hybrid Truck Plan Hits Speed Bump

COLLINS, CO – In 2003, FedEx predicted hybrid vehicles had the potential to replace the company's 30,000 medium-duty trucks over the next 10 years. Currently, it only has 172 of the trucks on the road.

U.S. Congress Extends Biodiesel Tax Credit

WASHINGTON – U.S. President George W. Bush signed the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 into law Oct. 3, shortly after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the legislation with a 263 to 171 vote.

NTEA Recognizes Safety and Quality Processes Through Member Verification Program

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – Through its Member Verification Program, the NTEA has recognized 13 member companies and requalified 44 companies for their commitment to safety and quality standards.

Kenworth Offers Online Body Builders Manual for Class 5-7 T-Series Models

KIRKLAND, WA – The 124-page Kenworth Medium-Duty Body Builders Manual is available as a .pdf file in the Products section of Kenworth's homepage.

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Subaru Forester Named Motor Trend 2009 Sport/Utility of the Year

CHERRY HILL, NJ – Topping 12 other contenders, the Subaru Forester was named Motor Trend's 2009 Sport/Utility of the Year.

Cadec Launches Mobius Insight

PITTSBURGH – Cadec Global, a provider of advanced fleet management solutions, has launched Mobius Insight, a new add-on feature to its flagship Mobius TTS solution that provides intelligence to help trucking fleets monitor driver behavior, improve safety, and reduce costs.

Bridgestone Firestone Off Road Tire Company Expands Staff

LAS VEGAS – Bridgestone Firestone Off Road Tire Company (BFOR), a division of Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC (BFNT), announces two key personnel appointments.

Toyo Rated #1 Overall Brand for Medium Truck Tires

CYPRESS, CA – Toyo brand tires have once again been rated the #1 Overall Brand for Medium Truck Tires in Tire Review magazine’s annual Tire Brand Study of North American tire dealers.

Navistar Marks 75 Years With Dedication of Newest Engine Plant

HUNTSVILLE, AL – Navistar Engine Group is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its first production diesel engine.

TomTom WORK Introduces Truck Navigation

HANOVER, GERMANY – TomTom WORK, the B2B division of TomTom, presented the newest trends in connected navigation services for vehicle fleets at the IAA Commercial Vehicles exhibition in Hanover, Germany.

Trucks Lead the Way to a Cleaner Future

ARLINGTON, VA – According to Tommy Hodges, chairman of Titan Transfer, Inc. — headquartered in Shelbyville, Tenn.— Titan and the American Trucking Associations (ATA) have now committed themselves to doing something about the climate crisis.

Cummins Recognized as Sustainability Leader on Global and Regional Levels

COLUMBUS, IN – For the fourth year in a row, Cummins Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World index, which represents the top 10 percent of the world’s largest 2,500 companies in corporate sustainability.

Sleep-Related Crash Prompts NTSB Call for Research

WASHINGTON – Trucking companies should work harder to enforce rest for their drivers, and the government should move toward mandating the use of alarm systems to alert exhausted truckers.

NADA/ATD Successful in Effort to Exempt Auxiliary Power Units From Federal Excise Tax

WASHINGTON – The National Automobile Dealers Association and American Truck Dealers led a successful effort to exempt Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) from the 12 percent federal excise tax (FET).

Mobile Technology From J. J. Keller Now Available

NEENAH, WI – J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. has recently announced the availability of J. J. Keller Mobile, a mobile resource and asset management system. J. J. Keller Mobile tracks, monitors, and records fleet performance and regulatory compliance of operations.

Growing Green at The Work Truck Show 2009

CLEVELAND – The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) has intensified its focus on hybrid and alternative-fuel vocational trucks and equipment at The Work Truck Show 2009

New Diesel-Electric Hybrid Truck Unveiled

WYOMING, MI – It is a new truck that could save nearly 1,000 gallons of fuel a year. The new DuraStar Hybrid truck was unveiled recently at West Michigan International Trucks in Wyoming.

Dodge Says Truck Market Is Alive and Well

SANTA BARBARA, CA – The redesigned 2009 Dodge Ram is now on its way to dealers in a market that’s not as robust as it was even a year ago.

New Biodiesel Specifications Published by ASTM International

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA – Higher costs at the pump, renewable energy, and alternate sources continue to headline today’s news, and a group of newly published ASTM International specifications sets the standard for one type of these fuels: biodiesel.

Daimler Trucks North America Plans Decisive Response to Changed Economic Environment

PORTLAND, OREGON - Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) recently announced a comprehensive plan to adjust and strengthen company operations in response to continuing depressed demand across the industry and structural changes in the company's core markets.

PHH Arval Launches New Regulatory and Compliance Service for Truck Fleets

SPARKS, MD – PHH Arval, a subsidiary of PHH Corporation, has introduced a new program to help fleets with trucks stay in compliance with U.S. federal safety regulations.

Chrysler Fleet Offers ‘No Charge’ Ship-Thru Transportation for 2009 Qualified Fleet Orders

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Chrysler Fleet announces big savings with Chrysler / Dodge / Jeep “no-charge” ship-thru charges to upfitters for 2009-model-year qualified fleet orders.

Adrian Steel Now Offers Customizable Cargo Management Solutions

ADRIAN, MI – Adrian Steel Company, a manufacturer of commercial van and pickup equipment, has announced its new ADseries van shelving.

Kenworth T800s Help Pave the Way for Thomas Cavanagh Construction Success

ASHTON, ONTARIO – When Mike Cavanagh sees the fleet of Kenworth T800s hauling rock and aggregate to help build a new section of Highway 7, outside of Ottawa, he marvels at the growth the company has achieved over the past 50 years.

Azure Dynamics Receives Order From a Major Baking Industry Fleet for Balance Hybrid Electric Vehicles

OAK PARK, MI – Azure Dynamics Corporation has received an order from one of the largest baking companies in the United States for two Balance Hybrid Electric Ford E-450 Walk In Vans.


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