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Hyster Company Celebrates 80 Years of Lift Truck Manufacturing

GREENVIILLE, NC - Hyster Company, a lift truck designer and manufacturer, celebrates its 80th year as a lift truck manufacturer. Hyster Company was born when Willamette Iron & Steel merged with two other companies in 1929.

Resale Values for Car Segments Improve

GAINESVILLE, GA - All 10 car segments included in Black Book's auction analysis showed increases in value last week, according to Ricky Beggs, vice president and managing editor.

Trucking Firms Edgy Over Rising Diesel Prices

WASHINGTON - On June 22, the U.S. average diesel price rose a fraction of a penny to $2.63 a gallon, up almost 32 cents since last month, according to AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report.

Company's Negligent Driver Check Contributes to Death

YORK, PA - Despite a background check revealing several vehicle citations, one of which reportedly led to previous job termination, York Services still hired the driver responsible for the death of a local businessman, according to York County local newspapers.

Cap-and-Trade Harmful to Trucking industry

FREDERICKSBURG, VA - The American Trucking Associations recently told a congressional committee that a cap-and-trade program would impose "significant costs" on the trucking industry, reported Modern Tire Dealer.

Chrysler Group LLC Announces Production Start at 7 N.A. Assembly Plants

AUBURN HILLS, MI - After finalizing its global strategic alliance with Fiat Group, Chrysler Group LLC announced it will resume volume production of vehicles with the start up of seven of its North American assembly plants the week of June 29.

Hawaii Electric Light Company Debuts First Kenworth Hybrid Truck in State

HILO, HAWAII - The state's first Kenworth medium-duty diesel-electric hybrid truck to enter service in Hawaii was delivered recently to the Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. (HELCO).

Toyo Tires Adds Several New Sizes to Their Line of Light Truck Tires

CYPRESS, CA - Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has added several new sizes to their full line of products. For pickups, new sizes are available in the Open Country M/T and Open Country H/T, and Open Country H/T with Tuff Duty.

Work Truck Show 2010 Dates & Location Announced

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - North America's largest vocational truck event, The Work Truck Show, will be held in St. Louis in March 2010, in conjunction with the 46th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention.

Leer Offers DeWalt-Branded Thule Racks

ELKHART, IN - Thule, exclusive rack supplier to LEER truck caps and tonneau covers, recently entered into an agreement with DeWALT to offer DeWALT-branded commercial racks.

Precision Fleet Brakes Increases Cryogenic Processing Capabilities

AUSTIN, TEXAS - Precision Fleet Brakes opened a new full service, state-of-the-art cryogenic production center in Gardena, Calif. Precision has expanded its processing capabilities to produce four times more rotors than before.

Free Fuel Optimization Module for Interstate Fleets from TransCore

PORTLAND, OR - TransCore's Fuel & Mileage Tax Reporting Service adds a free fuel optimization module that efficiently routes trucks to multiple, interstate destinations, minimizing fuel use and cost.

A.R.E. Offers Deluxe Commercial Unit Truck Cap for 2009 Models

MASSILLON, OHIO - Truck cap and tonneau cover manufacturer A.R.E. offers its Deluxe Commercial Unit (DCU) to outfit a wide selection of 2009 truck models including Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Isuzu, Nissan, and Toyota models.

Fuel Cell-Powered Crown Forklift Showcased at Annual Symposium

NEW BREMEN, OHIO - At a recent Ohio Fuel Cell Symposium, forklift manufacturer Crown Equipment Corporation demonstrated how emerging fuel-cell technology can be used to power industrial vehicles, including Crown lift trucks.

Firestone Introduces New Work-Rite Suspension Solution

INDIANAPOLIS - Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC expands its product line with Work-Rite, an entry-level load management system featuring micro-cellular urethane load assist springs that install to the vehicle's frame and axle to augment the factory suspension.

Volvo Begins Selling Trucks That Meet 2010 Emissions Standards

GREENSBORO, NC – The trucks meet the standards using Selective Catalytic Reduction, which also increases fuel efficiency and reduces carbon emissions, according to a statement by the manufacturer.

New Tire Label to List Fuel Economy

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed a new replacement tire label that would include, for the first time, information about the tire's impact on fuel economy and carbon dioxide emission reductions.

City of Santa Monica Purchases All-Electric Zero-Emission Truck

SANTA MONICA, CA – The ZeroTruck meets the needs of the city's Water Division and sustainability goals to reduce emissions and use of petroleum.

PG&E to Test First Smith Electric Vehicles All-Electric Utility Truck

KANSAS CITY, MO – The all-electric aerial utility truck, produced by SEV U.S. and SEV U.K. with an aerial bucket integrated by Altec Industries Inc., is the first unit of its kind to be put into operation by a major utility company before being brought to the market.

UPS to Allow Hearing-Impaired Drivers

SAN FRANCISCO – The company has agreed to allow some deaf and hard-of-hearing employees to compete for jobs driving small delivery vans after special testing and training, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

NorthWestern Energy Unveils Hybrid Bucket Truck in Missoula

BUTTE, MT – NorthWestern Energy unveiled its first hybrid bucket truck June 10 in Missoula.

Navistar Awarded First Total Hybrid Vehicle Certification

SACRAMENTO – The Air Resources Board has awarded its first total hybrid vehicle certification for trucks and buses to Navistar.

Hyster Company Celebrates 80 Years of Lift Truck Manufacturing

GREENVILLE, NC – Hyster Company, a lift truck designer and manufacturer in North America, celebrates its 80th year as a lift truck manufacturer this year.

City of Longview to Lease 6 Sanitation Trucks

LONGVIEW, TEXAS – The City of Longview recently entered into a $955,000 lease agreement for six sanitation trucks, according to The News-Journal.

Mitsubishi Fuso Continues Industry-Leading 5-Year Warranty on 2010 Models

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) has announced that it will continue its full warranty package-including its three-year bumper-to-bumper warranty and its exclusive five-year/175,000 mi warranty on all of its 2010 model medium-duty trucks.

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