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CARB Seeks Input from Truckers, Others on Proposed Truck Emissions Plan

SACRAMENTO - The California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff has unveiled an aggressive plan to attack the oldest and most polluting diesel truck engines that emit nitrous oxides and diesel particulate matter.

Voting Open for 2008 Fleet Car & Truck of the Year

TORRANCE, CA – Online voting is open for Automotive Fleet's 2008 Fleet Car and Truck of the Year. This year's nominations include 64 car and 37 light-duty truck models.

Eaton Begins Commercial Production of Hybrid Systems for Medium-Duty Trucks

CLEVELAND – Eaton Corporation said its medium-duty hybrid power systems are now commercially available and will be ready for customer deliveries in 2008 on the chassis of several major North American commercial vehicle manufacturers.

Ryder Named 2007's “Top” Third-Party Logistics Provider by Inbound Logistics

MIAMI - Ryder System, Inc. has been named the number-one third-party logistics (3PL) provider in the annual Inbound Logistics “Top Ten 3PL Excellence Awards.”

The Model 100XQ comes with a number of features and offers a full range of options.

LEER Releases Model 100XQ Truck Cap for 2008+ Ford Super Duty Short Bed

LEER has released the LEER Model 100XQ truck cap for the 2008 Ford Super Duty Short Bed, with or without the new “Step-Gate” option.

NTEA Releases Report Benchmarking Truck Equipment Distributor Profitability

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – The Report's Executive Summary reviews the results and emphasizes the differences between the typical and high-profit NTEA member.

Goodyear Seeks Special Truck Drivers for 25th Annual North American Highway Hero Awards

AKRON, OHIO – With Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company preparing to celebrate a quarter-century of truck-driver heroics, the company is searching U.S. and Canadian drivers who come to the rescue of fellow motorists.

AMP's BedStep Gives Easy Access to Tall Truck Beds

IRVINE, CA –AMP Research now introduces the BedStep, a rear-mounted tailgate step that works with the tailgate open or closed.

Clean Heavy-Duty Conference Scheduled Feb. 20-22 in San Diego

SAN DIEGO –The “Technologies for a Low-Carbon World” conference will provide information on current and emerging trends, poly-fuel and poly-technology, and a global perspective.

GE Capital Solutions Launches Dedicated Refuse Sector Team

DANBURY, CT – GE Capital Solutions' Transportation Finance unit has launched a dedicated group to focus entirely on customers in the refuse industry, specifically businesses with $5 million to $100+ million in sales.

Truck Leasing Company Opens Two New Facilities in Illinois

READING, PA – Penske Truck Leasing, which operates more than 200,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North and South America, Europe, and Asia, has just announced the opening of two new facilities in Mt. Vernon and East Peoria, Ill.

SnugPro Hi-Liner Commercial Cap for 2008 Ford Super Duty Trucks

LONG BEACH, CA –A myriad of available options enable Super Duty pickup owners to customize the SnugPro cap to their work requirements.

Snugpro Hi-Liner Commercial Cap for 2008 Ford Super Duty Trucks

LONG BEACH, CA - SNUGTOP's rugged new “SnugPro” commercial cap is now available for the new 2008 Ford F-250, F-350 and F-450 Super Duty pickups.

Toyota Material Handling Announces Toyota Fleet Solution Program

IRVINE, CA – Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) has launched the Toyota Fleet Solution program, its lift truck fleet management program.

National Trailer Dealers Association Releases Dealer Financial Performance Report

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – Results of a recently released National Trailer Dealers Association (NTDA) 2007 Dealer Financial Performance Report, encourage dealers to look beyond sales totals and examine return on assets (ROA) as a truer gauge of financial performance.

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Gets Parking Ticket

CHICAGO – The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile was ticketed after it was left parked illegally on a downtown Chicago thoroughfare.

Michelin North America to Acquire Oliver Rubber Company

GREENVILLE, SC – Michelin North America, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Oliver Rubber Company, a subsidiary of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, which produces tread rubber and retreading equipment.

U.S. Truck Drivers Must Be Proficient in English

WASHINGTON – U.S. roadside traffic cops are being told by transport authorities to place Out-Of-Service (OOS) any truck drivers with low English language proficiency.

NTEA Report Details Financial Performance of Truck Equipment Manufacturers

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – From a high of 9.7 percent to a low of 3.1 percent, pre-tax profits varied widely among manufacturers in the work truck industry. The gap widened even more so when return on investment (ROI) between the typical manufacturer (6.8 percent) and the high-profit manufacturer (25.2 percent) was examined.

Hangzhou Continues Dialogue With NHTSA

WASHINGTON – Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Co. Ltd. recently sent a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) in order to provide “more details and data showing that our light truck radial tires sold in the United States are safe.”

East Texas Jury Finds in Favor of USF Bestway

MARSHALL, TEXAS - A federal court jury in Marshall has ruled in favor of the USF Bestway Inc. trucking company in a lawsuit filed by a local woman who blamed the company for injuries she sustained following a 2005 accident.

First 20 LNG Heavy-Duty Trucks to Deploy at San Pedro Bay Ports

SAN PEDRO, CA – The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has approved $2.9 million for the acquisition and deployment of 20 Westport liquefied natural gas (LNG) heavy-duty trucks at the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach.

Comprehensive Study on Fleet Interest & Satisfaction With Mobile Resource Management Systems and Services

PALOS VERDES ESTATES, CA – C.J. Driscoll & Associates has released a new multi-client marketing research study covering interest of U.S. fleet operators in Mobile Resource Management (MRM) systems and services.

PHH FirstFleet Announces Addition of Freightliner LLC to Truck Maintenance Network

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – PHH FirstFleet has added Freightliner LLC to its North American truck maintenance network. The relationship with Freightliner LLC includes all the major brands — Freightliner, Sterling Trucks, Western Star, and Thomas Built Buses.

Cummins Westport ISL G Certified

COLUMBUS, IN – Cummins Westport Inc. has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) for its ISL G heavy-duty natural gas engine to the 2010 emission standards of 0.2g/bhp-hr oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and 0.01 g/bhp-hr particulate matter (PM).


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