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Meritor WABCO Introduces OnGuard

ORLANDO, FL – Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems’ OnGuard technology is currently installed on nearly 200 vehicles and is targeted for third quarter 2008 availability as a factory-installed option at several OEM brands.

Toyota A-BAT Hybrid Concept

Toyota Showcases A-BAT Hybrid Concept

DETROIT – The recent Detroit Auto Show featured Toyota’s A-BAT Hybrid Concept. The vehicle has four doors, a pug nose, and a sloping roof line that comes down on either side of a four-foot cargo bed that can be extended to six feet by dropping the tailgate

Ford Work Solutions: Expanding The Capability and Productivity of Trucks

CHICAGO — Ford is further expanding its ‘smart’ features for truck customers, announcing a collection of industry-exclusive technologies for F-Series trucks and commercial E-Series vans.

Cox Communications Takes Delivery of Enova Hybrid Vehicles

Enova Systems, a developer of proprietary electric, hybrid, and fuel cell digital power management systems, has designed, integrated, and delivered two service vehicles with Enova's Post-Transmission Parallel Hybrid Drive System to Cox Communications.

Kenworth to Produce Liquefied Natural Gas Vehicles

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth Truck Company will expand its presence in the growing market for LNG vehicles by beginning production of Kenworth T800 LNG trucks at its manufacturing facility in Renton, Wash., in 2009.

Maxon Introduces the First Series Of “Severe Duty” Liftgates

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA – Maxon Lift Corp introduces the new Severe Duty BMRA (BMRSD) – a workhorse designed for customers running deliveries in harsh weather climates.

The National Truck Equipment Association to Showcase Hybrid and Alternative-Fuel Work Trucks

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – The Work Truck Show 2008 and 44th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention, running Feb. 25-28, will feature a full-day “Hybrid Truck and Alternative Fuels Summit,” as well as a ride and drive.

SYSCO Chooses XATA for Fleet Optimization

MINNEAPOLIS – SYSCO Corporation, a food-service marketer and distributor, has selected XATA as their preferred provider of onboard computer technology.

Sound Off!! Work Truck Wants to Hear from You!

TORRANCE, CAWork Truck wants your opinions and thoughts on replacement tires, idiling reduction, and maximizing truck resale.

Valley Offers New Silverado/Sierra 1500 Class III/IV Hitch

LODI, CA – Valley, a provider of hitches and towing accessories, now offers a Class III/IV receiver hitch to fit the new body style Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500.

Truck Enterprises Extends Kenworth Dealer Network

MANASSAS, VA – Truck Enterprises recently opened a new full-service facility that offers customers a large selection of new Kenworth trucks, enhanced service, and accessibility.

Safeway's U.S. Truck Fleet Goes Green

PLEASANTON, CA – Safeway Inc. has converted its entire U.S. truck fleet to cleaner-burning biodiesel fuel, making Safeway one of the first major retailers in the United States to convert its entire fleet of more than 1,000 trucks to cleaner-burning biodiesel fuel.

Freightliner Custom Chassis Mainstreams CNG Alternative-Fuel Technology for Walk-in Van

GAFFNEY, S.C. – Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) now offers a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered chassis for the walk-in van marketplace.

Corporate Express Piloting Hybrid-Electric Delivery Truck From Isuzu

BROOMFIELD, CO – Corporate Express US Inc., part of the Dutch-based Corporate Express NV, will be one of the first companies in North America to pilot a prototype diesel hybrid-electric delivery truck from Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc.

Ford to Unveil 2009 Escape at Auto Show

WASHINGTON – Ford Motor Co. will unveil the 2009 versions of the Escape and its corporate twin, the 2009 Mercury Mariner, at the Washington Auto Show, which opens to the public January 23– 27.

Freightliner Hybrid Beverage Truck Rolls Off Production Line

PORTLAND, OR – Freightliner Trucks announced that its Business Class M2 106 Hybrid drop frame beverage truck is now available.

Paccar Joins PHH FirstFleet Maintenance Network

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – PHH FirstFleet has announced the addition of PACCAR to its North American truck maintenance network.

Ariel Way, Inc. Signs LOI to Acquire Lime Truck, Inc.

VIENNA, VA – Ariel Way, Inc. has signed a letter of intent to acquire Lime Truck, Inc., a Dallas-based out-of-home advertising company specializing in nationwide advertising, marketing, and public relations campaigns based on mobile advertising trucks.

Sound Off!! Work Truck Wants to Hear from You!

TORRANCE, CAWork Truck wants your opinions and thoughts. What questions do you have about replacement truck tires? What programs do you use to promote truck idle reduction? What do you do to maximize the truck resale in your fleet?

New Brunswick Restricts Use of 15-Passenger Vans

NEW BRUNSWICK – The New Brunswick government has suspended the use of 15-seat passenger vans to transfer students to and from school following a crash that killed seven students and a teacher from Bathurst, New Brunswick.

Mazda Unveils Freshened MPV in Japan

HIROSHIMA, JAPAN — Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the launch in Japan of the upgraded Mazda MPV minivan.

Transfer Flow Introduces 40-Gallon Fuel Tank and Toolbox Combo

CHICO, CA – Transfer Flow, Inc., a manufacturer of aftermarket fuel tank systems, has introduced a 40-gallon fuel tank and toolbox combo.

Chrysler Introduce New Pickups

DETROIT — The hyper-competitive U.S. pickup truck market is getting even more hype with a new truck from Chrysler that look nicer, perform better and are packed with more features than their predecessors.

Mazda CX-9 Wins 2008 North American Truck of the Year Award

HIROSHIMA, JAPAN — Mazda Motor Corporation's CX-9 crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV) has been named North American Truck of the Year.

Chevron Introduces New Chevron RPM LE and Texaco Ursa Super Plus EC

SAN RAMON, CA - Chevron Products Company today announced the introduction of its new Chevron RPM LE SAE 15W-40 and Texaco Ursa Super Plus EC SAE 15W-40 heavy duty diesel engine oils.

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