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TransCore Adds ACE Compliance to Link OpsCenter, Company's Canadian Logistics Service

TORONTO – TransCore, which operates a North American freight-matching logistics service, adds Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) integration to its Link OpsCenter product, now a part of TransCore's 3sixty Operations Management.

Cherokee Truck Equipment Named Heil Refuse Equipment Distributor for Georgia

CHATTANOOGA, TN – Heil Environmental has expanded the territory covered by its longtime distributor Cherokee Truck Equipment, LLC to include most of the state of Georgia. Cherokee has been a distributor of the Heil refuse collection vehicles since 1981, serving southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia.

Monroe Offers New Application-Engineered Shocks

MONROE, MI – Monroe Commercial Vehicle replacement shock absorbers now include advanced application-engineered internal valving to deliver the OEM-specified ride and handling profile to any medium- or heavy-duty vehicle. The new Monroe application-engineered shocks include Monroe Gas-Magnum, Monro-Magnum, and Severe Service products.

Cummins QSB3.3 Wins Diesel of the Year 2007 Title

COLUMBUS, IN – Cummins QSB3.3 engine earned the title of “Diesel of the Year 2007” recognition from a leading European publication. The award recognizes the technology that enables the 110-hp (82 kW) rated 3.3L engine to offer equivalent performance to that of larger 4.0 to 4.5L engines, but with a 30 percent smaller and lighter installation package.

Truck Tonnage Rebounded in December, Says ATA

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The American Trucking Associations' Truck Tonnage Index rose 3.9 percent in December after falling 3.6 percent in November. The December jump was the largest month-to-month increase in tonnage since January 2005.

Ryder Reports Earnings for Dedicated Contract Carriage Business

MIAMI – In Ryder's Dedicated Contract Carriage (DCC), fourth quarter 2006 revenue totaled $140.2 million, down 2 percent compared with $142.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2005.

Remy International to Sell Diesel Remanufacturing Business of Franklin Power Products, Inc. and International Fuel Systems to Caterpillar Inc.

ANDERSON, IN – Remy International, Inc. has signed an agreement for the sale of its light and medium truck diesel engine and component remanufacturing business conducted by Franklin Power Products, Inc., and International Fuel Systems to Caterpillar Inc., for a cash purchase price of $150 million.

SNUGTOP “Super Sport” Cap Available for 2007 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab V-Bed

LONG BEACH, CA – SNUGTOP's “Super Sport” fiberglass cap is now available for the new Dodge Dakota Quad Cab V-bed pickup. The Super Sport features aerodynamic lines, large frameless side windows, a big all-glass rear door, and an integrated LED rear brake light.

Yokohama Debuts New Commercial Truck Tire at Feb. 6-8 TMC Event

FULLERTON, CA – Yokohama Tire Corporation is launching the 703ZL tire at the Technology & Maintenance Council's (TMC) annual meeting and trade show, Feb. 6-8, at the Tampa Convention Center. The 703ZL is part of Yokohama's Z.environment line, which uses high technology to make more environmentally friendly tires.

F-Series Super Duty Receives Positive Reviews From Journalists

DETROIT – Journalists throughout North America got behind the wheel of the new F-Series Super Duty and its new 6.4L Power Stroke diesel last month in Texas. Richard Truett and John Stewart were two journalists on hand for the test drive.

Midway Specialty Vehicles Opens Sprinter Division

LADSON, SC – Midway Specialty Vehicles has opened a new Sprinter division facility in Charleston, S.C. Minutes away from the DaimlerChrysler Sprinter plant, ship-thru and drop-ship are available. Parking for 190 Sprinter vans is available.

DaimlerChrysler Unveils 2008 Dodge Dakota

AUBURN HILLS, MI - The new 2008 Dodge Dakota comes standard with a 3.7-L Magnum V-6 engine producing 210 horsepower and 235 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine also comes with electronic throttle control, and exhaust gas recirculation to help lower emissions.

SnugLid “SL” Tonneau Cover for 2007 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab Short Box

LONG BEACH, CA – The new 2007 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab, equipped with the 69.2 inch Short Box, is the latest pickup to be fitted for SNUGTOP's premium SnugLid “SL” fiberglass tonneau cover.

Roadlink USA Announces Executive Appointments

BETHLEHEM, PA – RoadLink USA, Inc., a North American provider of intermodal trucking and related logistics services, has named Ronald Sorrow vice chairman and Chris Munro president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.

Clean Diesel Poised to Help Meet President's Energy Goals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During his State of the Union speech, President Bush called on Americans to “expand the use of clean-diesel vehicles” as part of his new energy plan to cut gasoline consumption by 20 percent over the next decade.

ORTEC and KonaWare Partner to Provide Greater Efficiencies in Logistics Dispatch Operations

ATLANTA – KonaWare Inc., a wireless software applications provider for logistics, field service, and telematics, and ORTEC, a provider of advanced planning and scheduling software, have come together to offer an end-to-end solution for fleet routing, dispatch, and mobile communication.

Tacoma, Wash., Becomes Newest Port-of-Entry for Mitsubishi Fuso Medium-Duty Trucks

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The first Mitsubishi Fuso medium-duty truck imported from Japan through the Port of Tacoma rolled off the Maersk Taiki Jan. 11, 2007, and directly into the adjacent 146-acre Marshall Avenue auto facility.

Specialized Transportation Company Adopts New Name — Titan Global Distribution Inc.

ST. LOUIS – BDS Worldwide Inc., a St. Louis-based specialized transportation company, has unveiled a new identity and new name: Titan Global Distribution Inc. Titan specializes in transportation, warehousing, and equipment and fixture installation.

Knaack Manufacturing Launches New KNAACK and WEATHER GUARD Web Sites

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL – Knaack Manufacturing Company recently redesigned its Web sites for its two brands, KNAACK and WEATHER GUARD. The new Web sites possess intuitive navigation, interactive tools, and easy-to-find products and information.

Freightliner Cuts 1,180 Jobs Due to Slow 2007 Diesel Sales

RALEIGH, NC – Truck manufacturer Freightliner LLC said it would lay off up to 1,180 workers at its assembly plant north of Charlotte, N.C., due to falling orders.

Trimble and RS Solutions Join Forces in the Ready Mix Market

LAS VEGAS – Trimble Mobile Solutions (TMS) division and RS Solutions have entered into a definitive agreement to integrate and market Trimble's TrimFleet Ready Mix solution with RS Solutions' Ready Slump system on new aftermarket and factory installations for concrete trucks throughout the U.S. and Canada.

UPS Driver Celebrates More Than 45 Accident-Free Years

WEST CARROLLTON, OH –UPS driver Ronald Sowder (age 67) at the UPS West Carrollton facility marked more than 45 years of accident-free driving Jan. 25.

DaimlerChrysler Financial Services and Freightliner Deliver Three Trucks to Forgotten Harvest

SOUTHFIELD, MI – DaimlerChrysler Financial Services Americas LLC and Freightliner LLC, DaimlerChrysler's commercial vehicle division in North America, donated a mini-fleet of three 2007 trucks with 18-foot refrigerated van bodies to the non-profit organization, Forgotten Harvest, including one Freightliner M2 and two Sterling Acterra trucks.

16 NTEA Member Companies Added to Member Verification Program

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) has approved an additional 16 Distributor and Manufacturer members for Member Verification Program (MVP) status as of Jan. 1.

RoadLink USA Announces Acquisition of Transus Intermodal

BETHLEHEM, PA – RoadLink USA, Inc., a provider of intermodal trucking and related logistics services, has acquired Transus Intermodal, LLC, a provider of intermodal trucking services in the Southern United States.

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