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Kenworth Names 2007 Parts Council Members

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2007 Kenworth Parts Council members. The council consists of leading parts managers from Kenworth dealerships in the United States and Canada. The council's goal is to further enhance the quality and value of service to Kenworth customers.

Indiana's Truck Seat Belt Bill Still on Hold

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – House members in Indiana recently overwhelmingly voted against sending a bill to the governor requiring all passengers in every vehicle — including pickup trucks — to wear seat belts.

Truck Product Training for Fleet Buyers

CARPINTERIA, CA – The Truck Marketing Institute (TMI) has developed a five lesson correspondence course, LT-2: Light Truck Essentials; the general version addresses the needs of the light commercial and fleet markets.

Meetings Launch in Port Truck Retrofit Program

LONG BEACH, CA – The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles initiated their partnership with a meeting of stakeholders who are committed to decreasing air pollution at the ports by up to 80 percent.

Cummins Tractors Meet EPA SmartWay Requirements

COLUMBUS, IN – Cummins Inc.'s 2007 clean and fuel-efficient on-highway engines are available in Class 8 tractors, which meet requirements for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay-designated highway tractors, part of the U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership (www.epa.gov/smartway).

NTEA Offers Market Research Seminar Jun. 26

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) will be conducting a seminar for industry professionals who have marketing and/or marketing research responsibilities in their companies.

PG&E Wins EPA Award for Clean Vehicle Partnership

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – PG&E got a nod from the US Environmental Protection Agency for its clean natural gas vehicle fleet, winning the Environmental Achievement Award for its partnership with Quality Terminal Services (QTS) and CleanAir Transport.

Commercial Truck & Utility Vehicle Tire Pressure Monitoring System Released by Mobile Awareness

CLEVELAND, OH – Mobile Awareness has released a new generation of TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) products geared toward commercial trucks, utility vehicles, RVs, and Trailers.

Speed, Unbalanced Loads Can Cause Tipping

HALIFAX, CANADA – Drivers of large vehicles, like dump- and garbage-trucks, are more likely to tip when they are driving fast and with heavy, unbalanced loads.

truckjobs.com Concentrates on Placing Truck Personnel

AMBLER, PAwww.truckjobs.com is concentrating a major part of their job board/Web site on placing truck technicians, sales, parts, leasing, and logistics personnel.

Ryder Names 2006 “Drivers of the Year”

MIAMI, FL – Ryder System, Inc. has presented its annual “Driver of the Year” awards to three professionals who, combined, have driven nearly 10 million injury-free miles and have more than 106 years of professional driving experience.

LEER Highlights New Fiberglass Commercial Cap at SEMA Spring Expo

ELKHART, IN – LEER, a leading producer of truck caps and tonneaus, dedicated half its space at the recent SEMA Spring Expo in Atlanta to a display of its new 100RCC fiberglass commercial cap and its trendsetting new Professional Roof Rack system from Thule.

Ryder Honored by General Motors as a 2006 Supplier of the Year

MIAMI, FL – Ryder System, Inc. was recently presented the General Motors 2006 Supplier of the Year award for its overall business performance in providing GM with world-class parts and services. The 15th annual award — themed the “Best of the Best” — was given during ceremonies Sat., March 31, in Orlando, Fla.

FLD, Sheinson See Vision Behind Veretech, LLC Realized With Sale

DELRAY BEACH, FL – In 2000, FLD, Inc., Fleet Lease Disposal, funded and staffed Veretech, LLC, with its then 10-member in-house technology department. FLD Chief Executive Officer, Michael Sheinson, was the visionary for the basic software utilized by Veretech, LLC, which operates one an online vehicle trade-in and sales lead generation application.

Behr Introduces No-Idle Air-Conditioners for Heavy-Duty Trucks

TROY, MI – Behr America, a leading automotive air conditioning and cooling systems suppliers, is working with a major U.S. truck manufacturer to launch its No-Idle Air-Conditioning (NIA/C) System in North America in 2007.

Trucker Logs 1 Million Miles Without a Wreck

TUSCALOOSA, AL – Fifty-nine-year-old truck driver Willie Barnes has traveled more than 1 million miles without a recordable accident.

German Truck Driver Burnt in Sausage Sizzle Inside His Truck

NIEDERWUERSCHNITZ, GERMANY – German truck driver Walter Reckling, 46, was running late for a delivery. He was also hungry, so instead of stopping to cook himself some sausages, he decided to cook while he was driving.

Hybrid Diesel Electric Trailer Refrigeration Units Cut Air Pollution

NEW YORK, NY – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a state-of-the-art pollution-slashing hybrid diesel electric trailer refrigeration unit that allows refrigerated trucks and trailers to remain icy cold while switching from diesel power to electric power during loading and unloading, reducing diesel emissions to zero.

Goodyear's ‘Wingfoot Express' Celebrates 90th Anniversary

AKRON, OH – Goodyear's interstate Wingfoot Express truck line celebrated its 90th birthday. In 1917, a five-ton Packard with a 10-foot-high, specially-built body established the first interstate trucking route with regular nonstop runs from the Akron tire factory to the company's tire fabric mill in Connecticut.

Fittipaldi Carriers Selects SkyBitz GLS Asset Tracking Technology

BOCA RATON, FL – Commodity Express Transportation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fittipaldi Carriers, Inc. (Fittipaldi Logistics, Inc.'s trucking arm), has selected the Global Locating System (GLS) asset tracking technology from SkyBitz for the trailers in its domestic trucking fleet.

Urea Tank May Soon Be Required for Diesel-Powered Vehicles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Starting in 2010, owners of diesel-powered cars and trucks may have to fill a supplementary tank with urea, an organic compound that fights nitrogen oxide emissions when it's injected into a vehicle's exhaust system, The Washington Post reports.

Ryder Names 2006 “Drivers of the Year”

MIAMI, FL – Ryder System, Inc. has presented its annual “Driver of the Year” awards to three professionals who, combined, have driven nearly 10 million injury-free miles and have more than 106 years of professional driving experience.

Commercial Truck & Utility Vehicle Tire Pressure Monitoring System Released by Mobile Awareness

CLEVELAND, OH – Mobile Awareness has released a new generation of TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) products geared toward Commercial Trucks, Utility Vehicles, RVs, and Trailers. The MA-TPMS series automatically and continuously monitors tire status, alerting the driver to abnormal conditions with an audible alert and LCD display indicator.

Freightliner Models Selected for EPA's SmartWay Program

PORTLAND, OR – Two of Freightliner Trucks' 2008 models — the Columbia and the Century Class S/T — have been selected by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as fuel-saving vehicles worthy of its new SmartWay designation.

A.R.E. Added to Toyota's Web Site for 2007 Tundra Work Truck Applications

MASSILLON, OH – A.R.E.'s Deluxe Commercial Units (DCU) are now featured on Toyota's Web site as one of four name-brand work truck aftermarket accessories for the all-new Tundra.





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