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Manufacturers & Hauling Companies Look to Greener Trucks

PHOENIX – Now that hybrids have a firm green foothold on the market for cars and light trucks, they are moving into medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

USR’s GRAB-300 Vehicle Barriers Successfully Crash-Tested to ASTM M50 Standard

FRANKLIN, TN – Universal Safety Response, Inc. (USR) has successfully crash-tested minimum and maximum-width configurations for its GRAB-300 active vehicle barrier system in accordance with the newest ASTM standards.

Turbine Truck Makes Top 100 List of Energy Technologies

DELAND, FL – Turbine Truck Engines, Inc. is featured on the New Energy Congress (NEC) prioritized listing of the Top 100 very best energy technologies.

Bridgestone Firestone to Shut Noblesville Plant in 2009

NOBLESVILLE, IN – Bridgestone Firestone plans to close its Noblesville plant, citing increased economic pressure from foreign competitors and a plummeting truck market.

New Firestone Ride-Rite Kit Available for 2008 Ford F-450

INDIANAPOLIS – Ride-Rite air helper springs from Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC are now available in a no-drill kit for the 2008 Ford F-450.

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Ford Explorer Praised for Affordability, Safety

DEARBORN, MI – The 2008 Ford Explorer is more resistant to damage and less likely to cause damage to other vehicles in low-speed crashes than other mid-size SUVs.

Stretch Ford Ranger Supercab

Company Stretches Crew Cabs

DENVER, CO – A stretch truck is a unique rig for both their style and practicality. The Stretch Truck Company does what its name implies — it “stretches” trucks, while leaving them fully functional for work.

Freight Management Inc. Launches OptiGreen Program

ANAHEIM, CA – Freight Management Inc. (FMI) has introduced OptiGreen, a "green initiative" designed to help shippers reduce their carbon footprint on the environment.

Old Dominion Unveils New Web-Based Service to Track Shipments

THOMASVILLE, N.C. – Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., has released a Web-based shipment tracker called the Shipping Dashboard.

Heavy Duty Lift Specialist Expands

STEVENSVILLE, MD – Stertil-Koni USA, Inc., a European supplier of heavy-duty lifts, recently acquired two companies.

Nissan Diesel Will Boost Truck Prices to Cover Material Costs

SAITAMA, JAPAN - Nissan Diesel Motor Co., VolvoAB’s Japanese truck-making unit, will increase prices on domestic vehicles to help offset rising raw material costs.

Truckblog.TV Instructional Web Video Series Makes the Top 10 Automotive Apple iTunes Podcasts

SAN DIEGO – X7 Media, an online publisher, has introduced Truckblog.TV, This online instructional Web-video series has been developed for the pickup truck and SUV enthusiast offering the first step-by-step instructional series of its kind.

Titan Tire Announces Production of 59/80R63 Super Giant Steel-Belted Radial Mining Tire

QUINCY, IL – Titan Tire Corporation has released its new super giant 63-inch steel-belted radial tire to production, beginning at its facility in Bryan, Ohio, after Jul. 7.

Cummins Filtration Introduces Environmentally Friendly ES Compleat Glycerin Coolant

NASHVILLE, TN – Cummins Filtration has released its Fleetguard ES Compleat Glycerin, a heavy-duty engine antifreeze/coolant that uses non-toxic glycerin in lieu of traditional ethylene glycol (EG) or propylene glycol (PG).

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Bay Area Kenworth Adds Three Locations to Help Expand Customer Support

OAKLAND, CA – Bay Area Kenworth in Oakland, Calif., has added three locations to increase customer support in Northern California.

ASTM Approves New Biodiesel Blend Specifications

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The ASTM International D02 Main Committee approved a trio of long-awaited ASTM specifications for biodiesel blends.

NTEA Holds Annual New Model Truck Product Conference, Sept. 29–Oct. 1

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – Take a glimpse at the line-up of leading chassis manufacturers who will be previewing new trucks and truck product offerings at the National Truck Equipment Association’s (NTEA) New Model Truck Product Conference (TPC).

DiamondBack Introduces the New Diamondback-X Cover With Line-X Xtra Protective Coating

PHILIPSBURG, PA – DiamondBack Truck Covers has introduced the new DiamondBack-X cover in cooperation with LINE-X Protective Coatings.

Dodge Announces Improved Fuel Economy and Best-in-Class Horsepower (390) and Torque (407 lb.-ft.) for All-new 2009 Dodge Ram

CHELSEA, MI – Powertrain choices in all-new 2009 Dodge Ram models will offer improved fuel economy plus more power, torque, and refinement than ever before.

Kenworth Environmental Programs Site Features Industry-Leading Technology Products

KIRKLAND, WA – The new Kenworth Environmental Programs Web site offers customers a convenient way to learn about Kenworth’s green products and initiatives.

Navistar's Subsidiary to Offer Qualcomm Mobile Information System in Mexico

CHICAGO - Navistar has partnered with Corporacion Nacional del Radiodeterminacion to offer the OmniTRACS mobile communications system to the Mexico market via its subsidiary, Camiones y Motores Internacional de Mexico and its dealer network.

Testing of Electric Truck for Los Angeles Port Sparks Enthusiasm

LOS ANGELES – The Port of Los Angeles views a 30-ton prototype vehicle it has had in service since January as a forerunner of a fleet of electric trucks to serve terminals and rail yards.

New Shell Rotella T Synthetic 5W-40 Motor Oil Offers Improved Protection

HOUSTON – Shell has introduced Shell Rotella T Synthetic 5W-40 motor oil, which offers improvements in wear protection, soot control, deposit control, heat resistance, and protection in extreme climates.

International LoneStar Earns EPA SmartWay Certification for Fuel Efficiency, Emissions Reduction

WARRENVILLE, IL – LoneStar, introduced in February as the first fuel-efficient Advanced Classic big-rig truck has been certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a SmartWay truck.

Navistar CFO Assumes New Role as Chief Risk Officer; Treasurer Steps Up to CFO Post

WARRENVILLE, IL – With its strategic focus on global growth, Navistar International Corporation has established the role of chief risk officer to proactively manage risk and strengthen internal controls.


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