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Truck Driver Charged After Fatal Washington County Crash

WASHINGTON, IOWA – A semi-trailer truck driver involved in a collision that killed an Iowa City girl last week was charged today with driving without a valid license.

Minnesota Proposes B-20 Biodiesel Rule

ST. PAUL – The first U.S. state to mandate biodiesel is proposing a new long-term plan that would require vehicles to fill up with 20 percent biodiesel blends by 2015.

New Kenworth PremierCare Customer Center Video Now Available on Kenworth's Web Site

KIRKLAND, WA – A new video highlighting the benefits and technologies used by the Kenworth PremierCare Customer Center can now be viewed on Kenworth's Web site.

Bridgestone-Firestone Adds Design Element to Wide-Base Truck Tire

CHICAGO – Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC's (BFNT) Greatec wide-base medium truck tires now contain the company's proprietary Turn-In Ply (T.I.P.) bead technology.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Issues Unified Carrier Registration Rule

WASHINGTON – Private and for-hire truck fleets are covered by a rule issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Keynote Speakers Announced for Las Vegas Biofuels Forum

LAS VEGAS – The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) announces keynote speakers for the Biofuels Drive Economic Solutions Forum to be held Sept. 20.

GE Trailer Fleet Services Celebrates Half Century in Business

WAYNE, PA – GE Trailer Fleet Services is celebrating 50 years of trailer leasing. The company marks its 50th anniversary Sept. 12 and will host branch-based customer events over the following 50 days.

LEER Releases Model 100XQ Truck Cap for 2008+ Ford Super-Duty Short Bed

ELKHART, IN – LEER has released the LEER Model 100XQ truck cap for the 2008 Ford Super Duty Short Bed, with or without the new ‘Step-Gate' option.

Penton's FleetSeek Releases 2007 Private Fleet Directory

NEW YORKFleetOwner's FleetSeek data products group has released its new 2007-2008 edition of the Private Fleet Directory, part of FleetSeek's Web-accessible suite of industry contact information and fleet demographics databases.

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.

Biodiesel Board Reaches Out to Trucking Industry

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The National Biodiesel Board has launched a pair of efforts aimed at reaching out to the trucking industry and to those who want to “go green.”

First Mexican Fleet Receives Permission to Haul Into US

WASHINGTON – Transportes Olympic of Apodaca, Mexico, appears poised to be the first Mexican trucking company to operate within the U.S.

Penray Enhances Winter Blend Biodiesel Fuel Treatment

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL – Penray's new winter blend biodiesel fuel, designed for treating large storage tanks works in B-2 to B-20 blends.

ATA Petitions to Retain Hours of Service Regulations

ARLINGTON, VA — Citing the potential for "widespread disruption in the industry and the supply chain," and a decrease in safety, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) is fighting on two fronts to retain the current Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations

Toyo to Increase Prices in October

CYPRESS, CA – Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corp. will raise prices on its consumer products by 3.5 percent on Oct. 1, 2007

California Highway Patrol Seeks to Educate Public about Driving Near Big Trucks

MONTEREY PARK, CA - The California Highway Patrol has launched a public awareness campaign aimed at reducing the risk of accidents caused by drivers making unsafe lane changes and turns near commercial trucks.

Isuzu Truck Introduces 2008 F-Series Line-Up with Increased Horsepower and More Wheelbases

IRVINE, CA – Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has announced the availability of its 2008 F-Series line-up of Class 6, 7 and 8 low cab forward trucks.

Ryder to Buy Canadian Leasing Firm

MIAMI - Ryder System said it has reached agreement to buy a privately held Canadian truck leasing company for an undisclosed sum.

New Federal Rules for Companies Operating Trucks

PROVIDENCE, RI – Nearly 6,000 Rhode Island companies that operate trucks and livery vehicles will come under new federal registration rules this fall as a result of changes in interstate transportation laws.

Voting Open for 2008 Fleet Car & Truck of the Year

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

Diesel Hybrid School Bus & Truck Manufacturer to Display Clean, Fuel-Efficient Real-World Technologies

PASADENA, CA – Innovations in diesel technology during the past decade have reduced key emissions from new school buses, delivery, and utility trucks by more than 90 percent.

Women in Trucking (WIT) Reaches 500 Members in Less Than Six Months

PLOVER, WI – Women In Trucking (WIT), has grown to more than 500 corporate and individual members in less than six months since its inception.

LEER Offers Tough Commercial Truck Cap

ELKHART, IN – LEER's DCC aluminum commercial cap features a tough 0.030 mil aluminum skin and thick-wall square tube skeleton frame.

Truckers Can Now Find Biodiesel Locations Using Mapping Software

DALLAS – Truckers can now use their laptops or any computer to find truck-accessible biodiesel fueling sites along their planned routes through ProMiles XF.

The Work Truck Show 2008 Registration Opens October 2007

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – Registration for The Work Truck Show 2008 and 44th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention opens in early October.

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