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February 19, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Increases For Fifth Straight Week

The average U.S. cost of diesel has increased for the fifth straight week and is at its highest level since mid-August of 2008.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, DOE

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

Phillips Industries Names New Business Development, Fleet Sales Execs

Phillips Industries has promoted David Phillips to vice president of new business development and added Dennis Damman as national fleet sales manager.

Tags: Phillips Industries, People

February 12, 2013 - Industry News

Centennial Celebration at Six Robblees

Over the past 100 years, Six Robblees Inc. has grown from a small family business with three employees to a small family business with 165 employees and 18 locations across five states.

Tags: Aftermarket, Distributors, Six Robblees, Company Anniversaries

February 11, 2013 - Industry News

Hankook Tire Announces New VP of Technology/Head of Akron Technical Center

Thomas Kenny, Vice President of Technology/Head of Hankook Tire’s Akron Technical Center

Hankook Tire has named Thomas Kenny its new Vice President of Technology and Head of its Akron Technical Center in Uniontown, Ohio.

Tags: Hankook Tire

February 10, 2013 - Industry News

Alabama International Dealer Named Truck Dealer of the Year

Truck Dealer of the Year Drew Linn Jr. outside one of his Birmingham-area facilities. (Photo by Evan Lockridge)

Drew Linn, president of Birmingham, Ala.-based Southland International Trucks, has been named the 2013 Truck Dealer of the Year. The national award, co-sponsored by the American Truck Dealers association and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, focuses on excellence in dealership performance, as well as industry and community leadership.

Tags: ATD, Truck Sales, Alabama, Parts, Dealers

February 10, 2013 - Industry News

Love’s Travel Stop Reopens in Webbers Falls, Okla.

Love’s Travel Stops announced it reopened a travel stop in Webbers Falls, Okla., at Interstate 40 and Hwy 100. This travel stop razed and rebuildt to replace a 22-year old Love’s in Webbers Falls, which was closed in late September 2012.

February 7, 2013 - Industry News

Penske Installing Truck-Lite LED headlights

The new Truck-Lite LED headlamps Penske is adding to its rental fleet trucks were initially developed for military use.

Penske Truck Leasing is retrofitting 5,000 of its 2012 and 2013 model semi tractors in its commercial truck rental fleet with new LED headlights from Truck-Lite.

Tags: LED, Penske, Truck-Lite, Fleets

February 5, 2013 - Industry News

Inland Truck Parts Combines Wichita Parts and Service Locations

Inland Truck Parts has consolidated its Wichita, Kan., operations in a new, custom-built location.

Tags: Kansas, Distributors, Inland Truck Parts

February 5, 2013 - Industry News

Betts Company Announces New Name, Logo

After the completion of a strategic branding initiative, Betts Co., formerly Betts Spring Co., announced its new name.

Tags: Betts Company, Betts Spring Manufacturing

February 5, 2013 - Industry News

Polar Acquire Beall Parts and Service

Polar Corp. announced that it has acquired the assets of Beall Transport Equipment Co., the aftermarket parts and service division of Beall Corp.

Tags: Polar, Mergers & Acquisitions

February 5, 2013 - Industry News

Allstate Peterbilt Opens New Location

Allstate Peterbilt has recently opened a new location in of Dickinson N.D.

Allstate Peterbilt has recently opened a new location in of Dickinson N.D. The newly constructed Peterbilt truck dealership features six service bays, a 2,000 square-foot parts display area and many driver amenities, including showers, washers/dryers and a driver lounge.

Tags: Expansion, Allstate Peterbilt

February 5, 2013 - Industry News

Fleet Sentiment Report Showing Positive Signs for CV Purchases

The sixty-four responses received by CK Commercial Vehicle Research to their Q1 2013 Fleet Sentiment Report inquiry show positive signs for medium and heavy commercial truck and trailer purchases.

Tags: Economy, Truck Sales, Trailer Sales, FSR

February 4, 2013 - Industry News

HDA Truck Pride Adds Fleet Friction

HDA Truck Pride is continuing to grow by adding Fleet Friction. Fleet Friction is located in San Diego, Calif. Their management team includes: Owners Mike Buscher and Richard Harrigan and General Manager Craig Dawson.

Tags: HDA Truck Pride, Fleet Friction, Aftermarket, Brakes, Distributors

February 4, 2013 - Industry News

Preliminary Class 8 Orders for January Show Improvement

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing January Class 8 truck net orders at 22,235, 7% higher than December but down 11% year-over-year. Orders for Class 8 vehicles have been above the 20,000 mark for the past four months, showing some strength after a soft period mid-year 2012.

Tags: Economy, Class 8, FTR Associates

February 4, 2013 - Industry News

The Carlyle Group Acquires DuPont Performance Coatings

Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group L.P. has completed its acquisition of DuPont Performance Coatings for $4.9 billion and announced that the company is being renamed Axalta Coating Systems.

Tags: DuPont Performance Coatings, Axalta, Mergers & Acquisitions

February 4, 2013 - Industry News

P.S.I. Hires New Sales and Marketing Specialist

Pressure Systems International has announced the hiring of Jonathan Gravell as sales and marketing specialist.

Tags: New Hire, Promotion, PSI

February 3, 2013 - Industry News

Baldwin Filters Plans Expansion

Baldwin Filters’ manufacturing operations continue to grow in its Kearney and Gothenburg, Neb., and Yankton, S.D., facilities. With this growth comes the need for additional space at its Kearney headquarters location.

Tags: Expansion, Baldwin Filters

February 1, 2013 - Industry News

Old Dominion Expands Facilities

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. recently expanded two of its facilities. It moved its Toledo Service Center to a larger, more modern location, and relocated its Paducah Service Center to a larger facility to improve service to customers in Kentucky, Missouri and Illinois.

Tags: Relocation, Expansion, Old Dominion

January 31, 2013 - Industry News

Custom Truck Sales Opens Location in Manitoba

Custom Truck Sales has opened a new parts and service facility in Brandon, Manitoba.

Tags: Kenworth

January 31, 2013 - Industry News

Meritor Builds 10 Millionth North American-Made Trailer Axle

Meritor celebrated its 10 millionth trailer axle made in North America at its Frankfort, Ky. manufacturing facility.

Tags: Meritor, Wabash, Werner Enterprises, Kentucky, Axles

January 31, 2013 - Industry News

Meritor 1Q Results Lower than Expected

For the first quarter of fiscal year 2013, Meritor posted sales of $891 million, down 23% from the same period last year. Meritor says the decrease was primarily due to lower sales in global markets.

January 30, 2013 - Industry News

DPF Maker Cleaire Shuts Down Following Fires and Recalls

Sparks from several Cleaire retrofit DPFs started several forest fires in Washington State. One fire claimed 29 homes.

Brush fires caused by sparks from its diesel particulate filters and expensive recalls have apparently caused Cleaire, Inc., a California specialty manufacturer, to suddenly shut down.

Tags: Recalls, DPF, Cleaire, ARB, Monastery Fire, NewWorld Capital Group, CARB, California

January 29, 2013 - Industry News

HDRG Summit Sums Up Speakers

The 7th Annual Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group Summit was held on Jan. 21 at the Mirage Hotel prior to Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week.

Tags: HDAW, HDRG, Aftermarket, Remanufacturing, Right to Repair

January 29, 2013 - Industry News

Timken Adopts Standard Part Numbers for its Driveline Center Support Bearings

The Timken Co. simplified interchanges to Timken driveline center support truck bearings by converting its parts nomenclature to align with familiar industry part numbers.

Tags: Timken, Bearings

January 29, 2013 - Industry News

Zonar Announces Its Inaugural Fleet Management Conference

Zonar, a provider of fleet telematics, remote diagnostics and mobile onboard computing, is holding its inaugural annual conference on May 14-16 at the Grand Hyatt Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas.

Tags: Zonar

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