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Dan Goodwill and Associates and Schneider Logistics Plan Transportation Consulting Services Alliance

GREEN BAY, WI – Dan Goodwill and Associates Inc., a Canadian-based transportation consulting firm, and Schneider Logistics, Inc., an international logistics provider and part of the Schneider National enterprise, has formed a strategic alliance to provide transportation advisory services to shippers throughout North America.

Southwest Gas Gets Ford's Ethanol Hybrids

LAS VEGAS– Ford Motor Company's demonstration fleet of ethanol-fueled hybrids is ready to go to work on the streets of Las Vegas. Ford recently handed over the keys to an E-85 Escape Hybrid to Southwest Gas — the vehicle will be used in customer service applications.

PacLease Announces New Locations to Serve United States and Canada

BELLEVUE, WA – PACCAR Leasing Company continues to steadily expand its franchise network in North America with the addition of 10 locations in the United States and two new locations in Canada.

Kenworth Privileges Program Expands to More Than $1,600 in Parts and Service Savings Opportunities

KIRKLAND, WA – The Kenworth Privileges Program now features more than 70 offers totaling over $1,600 in parts and service savings.

New NationaLease Web Site Lets Businesses Find Truck Rentals

CHERRY HILL, NJ – NationaLease has a new Web site — http://www.nationaleasetruckrental.com — which enables businesses to rent trucks through the company's vast network of members.

GE Capital Solutions Embarks on Major Drive into Medium-Duty Trucking

DANBURY, CT — GE Capital Solutions' Transportation Finance unit has launched a full range of financial solutions, from leases and loans to wholesale floor plan financing, to the medium-duty truck sector (classes 4-7) specifically targeting operators and dealers of small and medium fleet sizes.

Toyota Subsidiary to Open Truck Factory in West Virginia

WILLIAMSTOWN, WV – A Toyota subsidiary plans to open a truck plant in West Virginia. Hino Motors said it plans to open a facility in Williamstown on the site of a closed factory.

Used Trucks Are in Again

TORONTO – Truckers shouldn't expect a huge over-supply as seen a few years ago, but the used-truck lots may be filling up again.

Cadillac Testing Escalade Hybrid Prototype

DETROIT – Cadillac engineers have been caught testing an Escalade Hybrid prototype in the Nevada desert. Unlike the Tahoe and Yukon Hybrids, the Escalade Hybrid won't feature any unique styling cues to set it apart.

U.S. House of Representatives Committee Gives Nod to Biodiesel Measures

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee has approved an extension of the federal biodiesel tax incentive and other provisions critical to the sustained growth of the biodiesel industry

Kumho Will Raise Tire Prices

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc. will raise its passenger and light truck tire prices up to seven percent, depending on tire model, on Aug. 1.

Hino Trucks Reaches New Dealer Milestone in the U.S.

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI – Hino Trucks has grown their U.S. dealer network to 150 nationwide dealerships. Hino Trucks has plans to add up to 30 additional dealers during the 2007 fiscal year.

Penske Truck Leasing Celebrates Grand Opening of a $9 Million State-of-the-Art Facility in Sacramento, Calif.

READING, PA – Penske Truck Leasing recently celebrated the grand opening of a new facility in Sacramento, Calif., located on 53 Morrison Ave.

TIA Sets Dates for Commercial Tire/Retread Conference

ORLANDO, FL – The Tire Industry Association (TIA) will hold its second Commercial Tire, Retread, & Recycling Conference Feb. 5-7, 2008, in Orlando, Fla.

LEER Releases Model 100R Truck Cap 2007 Tundra

ELKHART, IN – LEER, a leading manufacturer of fiberglass truck caps and tonneaus, is pleased to announce the release of its popular Model 100R Truck Cap for the 2007 Tundra.

Advanced Transportation Technologies Partners With Mobile Awareness

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Advanced Transportation Technologies (ATT) has entered into a sales and distribution agreement with Mobile Awareness, a company that designs and markets transportation safety products.

Ryder Honors Top Carriers of the Year

MIAMI – Ryder System, Inc. has selected its top carrier for the 2006 Ryder Carrier Quality Award. This award recognizes excellence through a variety of metrics, including on-time performance, claims handling, customer service, technology applications, economic value, and innovation.

50-Gallon Refueling Tank Fits Late-Model Full-Size Import and American-Made Pickups

CHICO, CA – Transfer Flow, Inc., a manufacturer of aftermarket and OEM fuel tank systems, has introduced a 50-gallon refueling tank that fits late-model full-size import and American-made trucks.

Dodge Announces Pricing for All-New 2008 Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Dodge announced pricing for the all-new 2008 Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs.

Clean Diesel Grants Now Available

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has $1.7 million available to governments and non-profit organizations for clean diesel projects.

Truck Bodies & Equipment, Inc. (TBEI) Announces Greg Smith as VP, Dealer Direct Sales East

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – TBEI is pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Smith as VP, dealer direct sales East. Prior to joining TBEI, Greg was the general manager of Fontaine Modification Company, a large manufacturer of highly engineering products for truck companies, dealers and worldwide users.

Diablo Sports' New Programmer Turns GM Trucks or SUVs into Flex-Fuel Vehicles

BOCA RATON, FL – DiabloSport's new Predator FLX7193 is the only flex-fuel tuner on the market. It allows GM trucks & SUVs to run flex-fuel (any blend of gasoline, Ethanol, or E85).

Wisconsin Diesel Truck Idling Reduction Grant Program Offers $1 Million to Truck Fleets

MADISON, WI – Common, contract, and private motor carriers in Wisconsin interested in the installation of idling reduction equipment can receive grants from the Wisconsin Diesel Truck Idling Reduction Grant Program.

Kellogg Named Director of Product Marketing for Freightliner Trucks

PORTLAND, OR – Melissa Kellogg has been named director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks, effective June 18. In her new role, Kellogg will assume responsibility for creating and implementing programs and promotions to increase sales, profits, and market share.

Toyota to Outsource Clean Diesel Engines to Isuzu

TOKYO, JAPAN – Toyota Motor Corp. has decided to outsource production of low-pollution diesel engines to Isuzu Motors Ltd. Isuzu will invest about 30 billion yen to build a diesel engine plant in Hokkaido that will exclusively supply Toyota.

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