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Century Offers New Showroom Marketing Tools to Dealer Network

ELKHART, IN– Century Truck Caps, a division of the Truck Accessories Group, LLC (TAG), has three additional mini display units that will provide dealers with new showroom marketing tools.

Cox Enterprises Reduces Fuel Usage and Carbon Emissions With New Fuel-Sipping Hybrid Trucks

Continuing its transition to a more environmentally-friendly fleet, Cox Enterprises has added nine International Durastar Hybrid Bucket Trucks to its fleet.

Old Dominion Launches New Web-Based Service to Track Equipment

THOMASVILLE, N.C. – Old Dominion Freight Line Inc., has launched a new Web-based equipment locator on its Web site, www.odfl.com.

Transportation Trades Department President Responds to Extension of Cross-Border Trucking Program

WASHINGTON – The following statement was offered by Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, in reaction to the Department of Transportation's extension of the cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico.

Morgan Corporation Names New Members to Distributor Advisory Council

MORGANTOWN, PA – Morgan Corporation, a manufacturer of dry freight and refrigerated truck bodies has named new members to its valued Distributor Advisory Council, which represents and serves as the voice of Morgan's network of authorized distributors.

U.S. DOT Secretary Visits Navistar’s Melrose Park Engine Plant

MELROSE PARK, IL – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Mary Peters recently visited Navistar’s Engine Group headquarters in Melrose Park, Ill., to evaluate first-hand the benefits of a burgeoning new technology available for the commercial transportation industry — diesel hybrid electric power.

Standard Register Recognized by Daimler Trucks North America as “Master of Quality”

DAYTON, OHIO – Standard Register has been recognized by Daimler Trucks North America as a Master of Quality supplier for 2007.

Yokohama Tire to Adjust Prices on OTR and Commercial Tires

FULLERTON, CA – Continued record increases in the cost of raw materials and energy have caused Yokohama Tire Corporation to increase prices on its large and extra large bias/radial off-the-road (OTR) tires up to four percent, and on its medium-truck and light truck commercial tires by up to six percent.

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

SOUTH PASADENA, FL – The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) will hold its 2008 Trade Show & Convention Aug. 27–29 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

JETT-Track Announces Sweepstakes: Giving Away Five Free GPS Truck Tracking Units

SOLANA BEACH, CA – JETT-Track will hold its “Jett-Track Sweepstakes” to give away five GPS truck tracking units.

Freightliner Trucks Makes Available High-Visibility Seat Belts

PORTLAND, OR – Freightliner Trucks announced the availability of high-visibility seat belts as a factory-installed option on the Cascadia, Columbia, Century Class S/T, and M2.

2008 HTUF National Conference’s Preliminary Agenda Available

SOUTH BEND, IN – The Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF) National Conference 2008 will take place Oct. 14-16 in South Bend, Ind.

Clean Diesel Emerging Technology Grant Funding Now Available

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to award approximately $3.4 million in grants to establish projects using emerging technologies to reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engines.

UPS Takes a Hit from Soaring Fuel

ATLANTA – On Jul. 22 United Parcel Service (GPS) reported an in-line profit that was hit by fuel costs and a weak U.S. economy, but the package delivery company’s shares rose more than three percent as analysts said it was performing well despite multiple challenges.

Transfer Flow Introduces 50-Gallon Refueling Tank for Domestic and Imported Full-Size Trucks

CHICO, CA – Transfer Flow’s new 50-gallon Refueling Tank is capable of safely transport gasoline, diesel, ethanol, methanol, or kerosene.

Habermann Named Telematics Product Manager for Thermo King

MINNEAPOLIS – John Habermann has been named Telematics product manager for Thermo King Corporation, responsible for leading strategic business development, sales, and marketing for Thermo King’s telematics business.

UPS Driver Gets Special, Final Delivery

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL – Jeff Hornagold loved being a UPS driver. So when the suburban Chicago man died this week of lung cancer, longtime co-worker Michael McGowan agreed to take him on one last delivery.

Tom Rozuk of Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions Named TRALA 2009 Annual Meeting Chairman

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) has announced that Tom Rozuk, manager, National Fleet Sales for Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions (BBTS) has been selected to serve as TRALA’s 2009 Annual Meeting Chairman.

New York State Motor Truck Association Said Proposed State Rule Will Waste Fuel, Add to Inflation

ALBANY, NY – Excessive state taxation and regulation are increasing the cost of everything that trucks transport.

Raser Developing 100 MPG Plug-in Hybrid Light Truck for Initial Release to Utility and Government Fleets

PROVO, UTAH – Raser Technologies is developing a 100 mile per gallon (mpg) light truck in addition to a 100 mpg SUV.

Stertil-Koni Announces Strategic Acquisition of ALM Corporation and Fleet America Service Technology

STEVENSVILLE, MD – Stertil-Koni USA, a provider of heavy-duty lifts to the vehicle maintenance industry, formally announced the completion of two key acquisitions.

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Isuzu Truck Announces 2009 N-Series Low Cab Forward Trucks

CERRITOS, CA – Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has announced its 2009 N-Series line-up of low cab forward trucks with new features to increase driver productivity, enhance fuel economy, and reduce emissions.

Edge Receives CARB/EPA Certification on All Products for Gasoline-Powered Ford, Dodge, and GM Vehicles

OGDEN, UTAH — Edge Products has received certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for all of its Ford, Dodge, and GM products for gasoline-powered vehicles.

Cummins Announces Conclusion of Joint Ventures With CNH Global N.V. and Iveco N.V.

COLUMBUS, IN – Cummins Inc. has concluded its joint ventures with CNH Global N.V. (CNH) and Iveco N.V., two Fiat Group companies.

Toyota Truck Plants to Take Three-Month Break

TORRANCE, CA – Toyota Motor Corp. has announced that it will suspend U.S. production of full-size pickups and SUVs for three months because of falling sales in the wake of $4-a-gallon gas.

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