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Master Lock Trailer Receiver Lock & Key Safe Now Available

MILWAUKEE, WI – The Master Lock Trailer Receiver Lock & Key Safe features a unique design that provides a secure location for valuables right at a trailer hitch, without interfering with the ability to tow.

Commercial Caps Offer Several Ways to Reduce Fleet Costs

ELKHART, IN – LEER, a North American manufacturer of truck caps and tonneaus for light- and medium-duty pickup trucks, reports growing interest in its signature aluminum commercial cap, the DCC, in “wedge” and “hi-rise” configurations

UPS Driver Surpasses 1 Million Miles in His Truck

ROCKETT, TEXAS – UPS driver Brett Boyd has hit his 22nd anniversary with the company, as well as 1,000,000 miles driven.

International DuraStar Hybrid Customers Will Save up to $16,000 Helping to Offset High Price of Diesel Fuel

DALLAS – Navistar is extending its hybrid leadership among commercial truck manufacturers with innovative new programs designed to further cut the cost of ownership for its hybrid trucks at a time of extraordinarily high diesel prices.

SNUGTOP Selects GE Money’s Credit Program

KETTERING, OHIO – GE Money and SNUGTOP, a designer-manufacturer of fiberglass truck caps and tonneau covers, announced a multi-year agreement to provide consumer financing through the GE Money Automotive card, managed by GE Money’s Sales Finance unit.

Penske Truck Leasing and City Harvest Team Up for First-Ever “Green” Refrigerated Truck Fleet

NEW YORK – Penske Truck Leasing and City Harvest have launched an environmentally friendly, refrigerated truck fleet.

GM Adjusts Pickup, SUV Designs to Improve Fuel Mileage Up to 7%

DETROIT – General Motors Corp. is boosting fuel economy for full-size pickups and SUVs by as much as seven percent by making them lighter and more streamlined.

PACCAR Announces Executive Promotions

BELLEVUE, WA – The PACCAR Board of Directors elected Dan Sobic to the position of executive vice president, effective Oct. 1.

Dodge Continues to Build Momentum in Commercial Vehicle Market

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Dodge now offers a full line of Class 2-5 commercial vehicles. Led by the Dodge Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 Chassis Cabs the brand’s commercial program is anchored by the Dodge Sprinter and the Dodge Grand Caravan cargo van.

The LEER Earth-Friendly Ethanol-Powered 2009 Ford F-150

ELKHART, IN – LEER is planning to use its Earth-Friendly Ethanol-Powered 2009 Ford F-150 (Super Crew 4WD Short Bed) as the platform for the launch of three new cap models and a new tonneau, custom-fit to the new Ford.

Kenworth Makes New Synthetic Axle Lube Standard on All Models, Provides Up to Estimated 1% Fuel Savings

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth customers will receive up to an estimated one-percent fuel economy advantage when PACCAR becomes the first company to make a new, full synthetic axle lube standard on its Class 5-8 models in the United States and Canada starting this summer.

National Biodiesel Conference & Expo Set for Feb. 1–4, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The National Biodiesel Conference has been set for Feb. 1–4, 2009, at the San Francisco Marriott Moscone.

Comdata Launches Electronic Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Filing Solution

BRENTWOOD, TN – Comdata Corporation has introduced its electronic filing solution for the IRS’ Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Return Form 2290.

PACCAR Wins Six Sigma & Business Improvement CEO of the Year Award

ORLANDO, FL – The Global Six Sigma & Business Improvement Awards, organized by WCBF, recognized Mark Pigott, chairman and chief executive officer of PACCAR, as a prestigious Six Sigma & Business Improvement CEO of the Year.

Daimler Launches Europe’s Largest Fleet Test of Hybrid Trucks in London

STUTTGART – Daimler AG has launched Europe’s largest fleet test of hybrid trucks by presenting 10 Fuso Canter Eco Hybrids to eight customers in London.

Cummins Announces Recent Technology Development Achieves Significant Fuel Economy Benefits

COLUMBUS, IN – Cummins Inc. will add Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) aftertreatment to its Heavy-Duty products for 2010 to deliver the best fuel efficiency for its customers

Road Safe America Says DOT Secretary Should Reconsider Her Opposition to Speed Governor Activation on Big Trucks

ATLANTA – In order to save lives on America’s highways and get in step with the rest of the world, the head of the U.S. Department of Transportation should reconsider her opposition to activation of speed governing devices at 68 mph on tractor trailer trucks, Road Safe America has said.

Detroit Diesel Launches New Web Site

REDFORD, MI – Detroit Diesel has revamped its Web site, making it it easier to find Detroit Diesel products, services, and dealers.

J. J. Keller’s FleetMentor Makes Two Significant Enhancements

NEENAH, WI – FleetMentor, an online fleet management solution by J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., has made two enhancements as a result of feedback received during its recent six-month beta test.

Truck Body Manufacturer to Expand its Fort Wayne Operations

FORT WAYNE, IN – Dump truck bed designer and provider Truck Engineering Ltd. announced it will expand its design and manufacturing operations in Ft. Wayne, Ind., creating 28 new jobs by 2011.

Amiworld Plans to Increase its Diesel and Biodiesel Production by 300 Percent

NEW YORK – Amiworld Inc. has announced a strategic plan to increase both diesel and biodiesel production by at least 300 percent at the company’s South American facility

Kenworth Sweeps 2008 J.D. Power and Associates Heavy-Duty Truck Awards in Product Satisfaction

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth Truck Company received the highest ranking in customer satisfaction among Class 8 truck owners in the Over The Road and Vocational Segment.

ConocoPhillips Releases Premium Heavy-Duty Engine Oil

HOUSTON – ConocoPhillips Co. has introduced Triton ECT 5W40 Full Synthetic, a tier API CJ-4 diesel engine oil.

Gain Valuable Business Planning Information By Attending the NTEA Business and Market Planning Summit

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – Top U.S. economists will present critical business planning and economic forecast information affecting the work truck and trailer industry at the National Truck Equipment Association’s (NTEA) Business and Market Planning Summit.

Tirex Restructures to Re-Enter the Recycling Market with its ‘Green’ Tire Recycling Technology

STRATFORD, CT – The Tirex Corporation is making progress in its recent restructuring, undertaken to facilitate the company’s return to being quoted on the Over The Counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB).

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