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Shortage of Truck Drivers Grips Nation and Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO – A study predicted it, companies expected it and now it's happening: A steep decline in people looking to become truck drivers is occurring nationwide.

Eaton Introduces Corrosion-Resistant Nickel-Plated Motors Optimized for Food And Beverage Processing Applications

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has added a selection of factory nickel-plated models to its Char-Lynn line of spool valve motors.

Eaton Announces Support for an Industry Certification Program for Fluid Power Electronics

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Eaton Corporation announced that it will be a major sponsor of an initiative by the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) to develop industry certifications for electronic control technologies in fluid power.

Motor Trend Names Toyota Tundra Truck of the Year

LOS ANGELESMotor Trend recently announced the selection of the all-new Toyota Tundra as its 2008 Truck of the Year.

Analyst Says Truck Sales Expected to Decline Further, but Fleet Capacity Should Tighten

NEW YORK – New-York based transportation market analysts at Bear Stearns say that Class 8 trucks sales could get worse in early 2008 before getting better.

Continental Gets Ready to Raise Prices on Truck Tires

LOS ANGELES – Continental Tire North America Inc.'s Commercial Vehicle Tire Division will raise prices up to six percent on its Continental, General, Semperit, and private brand truck tires.

Fleet Managers Improve Mileage at “Fuel Economy Challenge”

CERRITOS, CA – Fleet managers from around the nation applied fuel-saving techniques to improve their mileage 33.6 percent to 40.5 percent during a “Fuel Economy Challenge” conducted by Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc.

Odyne Corp. Receives Purchase Order for 25 Plug-In Hybrid Aerial Lift Truck Systems

HAUPPAUGE, NY – Odyne Corporation, a developer of plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle (PHEV) technologies, has received a purchase order for 25 plug-in PHEV systems from Dueco, Inc., a utility equipment manufacturer.

Doosan Infracore Completes Acquisition of Bobcat, Utility Equipment, and Attachments Businesses from Ingersoll Rand

SEOUL, KOREA – Doosan Infracore has completed the acquisition of the Bobcat, Utility Equipment and Attachments businesses from Ingersoll Rand Company, Ltd.

Experts Say Heavy-Duty Truck Sales to Grow Faster Than Medium-Duty

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – Commercial truck sales will experience a slow recovery after the first quarter of 2008, while heavy-duty sales are likely to grow faster in 2008 than will medium-duty trucks.

Toyota Announces Updates to Upfitter Web Site

TORRANCE, CA – Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. announced the Toyota Upfitter Web site,, was updated with additional content.

Trucks Will Continue to Move Most Freight, Said ATA

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Trucking will boost its share of the United States' freight pool into the next decade.

Technology & Maintenance Council's 2008 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition Set for Feb. 4-7

ORLANDO, FL – Fleet Maintenance Professionals Gather! TMC's 2008 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition is set for Feb. 4-7 in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Navistar Deal to Yield 700 Springfield Jobs

WARRENVILLE, IL – A tentative agreement reached between General Motors and Navistar International could mean 700 jobs for Springfield, Ill.

Hino Truck Tie-Up Gets Rolling in Guangzhou

GUANGZHOU, CHINA - Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd., and Japan-based Hino Motors Ltd. launched a joint venture and began work on a plant in the suburb of Conghua to produce and sell commercial vehicles.

Isuzu Designates Unicell as Specialty Vehicle Manufacturer Partner

BUFFALO, NY – Unicell Body Company was recently granted an Isuzu N-Series and GM W-Series chassis pool by Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. (ICTA).

Nissan and Chrysler Discuss Production-Sharing Deal

TOKYO - Nissan Motor Co. and Chrysler LLC, looking to cut costs in the increasingly competitive global auto industry, are in talks about possibly producing cars, trucks and component parts for one another.

AMP Research Power Step Now Available for the All-New Toyota Tundra

IRVINE, CA – After considerable development and testing, the AMP Research Power Step is now available for the second-generation Tundra pickup including Double and CrewMax cabs.

National Motor Freight Traffic Association Announces Resignation of Executive Director

ALEXANDRIA, VA - The NMFTA Board of Directors announced that it accepted William W. Pugh's resignation as NMFTA's Executive Director.

FMCSA Keeps 11-Hour Trucker Driving Limit

WASHINGTON – Truck drivers will continue to be limited to driving up to 11 hours within a 14-hour duty period, after which they must go off duty for at least 10 hours.

UAW Members Ratify New Contract with International Truck and Engine

DETROIT – UAW members at 11 local unions in Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas have voted to ratify a new three-year labor agreement with International Truck and Engine (ITE).

Mexico's Truck Fleet Average Age Is 12+ Years

MEXICO CITY – Trucks in Mexico are 12 years old or older, according to statistics released by the Mexico Secretary of Transportation and Highways.

PacLease Announces Two New Locations in the Northwest United States

BELLEVUE, WA – PACCAR Leasing Company (PacLease) continues its North American franchise network expansion with the addition of two new full-service lease locations in Moses Lake, Wash., and Anchorage, Alaska.

Suzuki's New Mid-Sized Truck Will Be Unveiled at Chicago Auto Show

BREA, CA – Suzuki Auto's mid-size pickup truck will be produced by Nissan North America, Inc.

Duraliner Has Gone Green

LAPEER, MI – Duraliner bedliners, the original truck drop-in bedliner, is now fully recyclable, without any change to the product's standards of quality or utility.


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