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Wisconsin Diesel Truck Idling Reduction Grant Program Offers $1 Million to Truck Fleets

MADISON, WI – Common, contract, and private motor carriers in Wisconsin interested in the installation of idling reduction equipment can receive grants from the Wisconsin Diesel Truck Idling Reduction Grant Program.

Kellogg Named Director of Product Marketing for Freightliner Trucks

PORTLAND, OR – Melissa Kellogg has been named director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks, effective June 18. In her new role, Kellogg will assume responsibility for creating and implementing programs and promotions to increase sales, profits, and market share.

Toyota to Outsource Clean Diesel Engines to Isuzu

TOKYO, JAPAN – Toyota Motor Corp. has decided to outsource production of low-pollution diesel engines to Isuzu Motors Ltd. Isuzu will invest about 30 billion yen to build a diesel engine plant in Hokkaido that will exclusively supply Toyota.

Sterling 360 Rolls Out New Model, Product Updates

REDFORD, MI – Sterling Truck Corp. continues to expand its growing light commercial vehicles line with the new Class 3 Sterling 360, which is the lightest product in Sterling's range of Class 3-8 trucks.

Cummins Gets Beijing Order for Supply of Diesel and Natural Gas Engines

COLUMBUS, IN – Cummins, Inc. was awarded a contract for the supply of 1,400 Cummins Euro IV diesel engines and 250 Cummins Westport Euro III compressed natural gas engines by Beijing Public Transport Holdings Ltd. for Beijing's transit buses.

PHH FirstFleet Announces Results of Annual Fleet Managers Survey

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – In an annual survey conducted by PHH FirstFleet, fleet managers identified new issues and industry trends.

GM Plans First Light Duty V-8 Clean Diesel for North America

DETROIT, MI – General Motors said it will introduce a new, state-of-the-art 4.5L V-8 Duramax turbodiesel that improves engine fuel efficiency by 25 percent, reduces CO2 emissions by 13 percent, and cuts particulates and NOx emissions by at least 90 percent for North American light-duty trucks and the HUMMER H2 built after 2009.

Mitsubishi Fuso Re-Enters the Class 3 Market With New 2008 FE125

AMELIA ISLAND, FL – Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA), will introduce a new Class 3 medium-duty truck to the U.S. market for the first time since 2005.

Union Pacific Employee Killed in Truck Accident Allegedly Did Not Have a CDL

WILCOX, AZ – A Union Pacific employee, who died in a single-vehicle rollover along Highway 191, allegedly did not have a commercial driver's license as required by state law for the truck he was driving.

Michigan Man in Wheelchair Takes Wild Ride in Front of a Semi

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A 21-year-old man got the ride of a lifetime when his electric wheelchair became lodged in the grille of a semitrailer and was pushed down a highway for several miles at about 50 mph.

Iveco Stralis Makes In-Roads Into One of the Largest 26-Ton Fleets

LONDON – SIG plc, which operates one of the largest fleets of 26-ton trucks in the United Kingdom, has taken delivery of a new Iveco Stralis AD260S31YP/S from Blackwell-based distributor Sherwood Commercials

Utah DOT Growing Biodiesel Feedstocks Along State Highway

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has teamed with Utah State University (USU) and Ph.D. student Dallas Hanks on a project to grow biodiesel feedstocks along state highways.

Wireless Technology Allows Users to Track and Analyze Fuel Use, Guard Against Fuel Theft

SHELTON, CT – OEM Data Delivery, a developer of tools for managing task and jobsite data, has introduced a new tracking system for fuel and other high-value consumables.

Radio-Based GSE Service Tracker Tracks Dispensed Fuel, Plus GSE Service and Repair Activity

SHELTON, CT – OEM DD has introduced the GSE Service Tracker, a radio-frequency technology that tracks and transmits to headquarters detailed information on dispensed fuel, equipment utilization, and equipment maintenance tasks, for use in reporting, purchasing, and decision-making.

Leyman Lift Gates Introduces New Heavy Duty Large Steel Platform Gate

CINCINNATI – Leyman Lift Gates has introduced a new heavy-duty, large, steel platform now available on SLP Heavy Duty Hide-A-Way (Tuck-Under Style Lift Gates). The SLP is the largest platform gate in its application.

Truck Fleet Upset That its Trucks Are Stopped for Weighing

NEWARK, OH – The president of a Mount Vernon company claims Newark police cost his business more than $5,000 when three of his trucks stopped for three hours so one truck marked “oversized load” could be weighed.

Truck Tonnage Dropped in April

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The American Trucking Associations' (ATA) truck tonnage index fell 2.2 percent in April following a 1.2-percent increase in March.

Fleet Owner Editor Dies in Swimming Accident

DELRAY BEACH, FL – Last Friday, 27-year-old Terry Nguyen was swept under by a riptide while swimming off Delray Beach in Florida.

The Work Truck Show 2008 and Annual NTEA Convention to Be Held Feb. 26-28, 2008

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) will hold its Work Truck Show in Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 26-28, 2008, and in Chicago, Ill., for the first time in 2009.

Celadon Group Announces Acquisition of Truckload Van Assets From Air Road Express

INDIANAPOLIS – One of Celadon Group Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiaries has purchased the truckload business and certain tractors and trailers of Air Road Express Inc.

Safety Agency Pushes for Mandatory Truck Use of Electronic Onboard Recorders

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Transportation Safety Board is pushing for mandatory electronic onboard recorders on commercial trucks to ensure that truck drivers don't drive more than 11 hours at a time.

Mopar Introduces Remanufactured Heavy-Duty Transmissions

CENTER LINE, MI – Mopar has launched a remanufactured Heavy-Duty Transmission line. Mopar said that the new Mopar Reman 48RE Heavy-Duty Transmission is ideal for Dodge Ram owners who rely on their trucks for hard work, such as cargo hauling, and trailer towing, and even for large construction jobs.

Truck Safety Too Low a Priority in the UK

LONDON – Delegates at the recent Motor Transport's Fraikin-sponsored roundtable debate in the United Kingdom said that truck manufacturers are not doing enough to ensure the safety of drivers.

Con-way Freight Honored for Safety by Missouri Motor Carriers Association

ANN ARBOR, MI – Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., has been honored for its safety record by the Missouri Motor Carriers Association (MMCA).

Bridgestone Americas Completes Acquisition of Bandag

NASHVILLE, TN – Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc. (BSAH) has completed its $1.05 billion cash merger with Bandag, Incorporated (Bandag).

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