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January 8, 2013 - Industry News

Balqon Gets Electric Truck Grant for Port Drayage Applications

Balqon Corp., a developer of electric vehicles, drive systems and lithium battery storage devices, announced $925,000 in funds earmarked for Balqon Corp. by the Department of Energy to develop three on-road electric trucks, Model MX-30 for use at the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Tags: Industry, Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles, California, Ports

January 8, 2013 - Industry News

Michael Cummingham Named Trucker Buddy of the Month of November 2012

Michael Cummingham with the classroom's Trucking Buddy mascot, named Hayes.

Michael Cummingham, a driver for Wal-Mart, has been named November 2012 Trucker Buddy of the Month. He was nominated by his wife, Sharon Cunningham, a teacher at Hayes Grade Center in Ada, Okla

Tags: Events, Trucker Buddy

January 8, 2013 - Industry News

First Advantage Hires Jeff Tankersley as Vice President of Fleet Services

First Advantage, a provider of driver qualification and fleet legalization services, announced it has hired Jeff Tankersley as vice president of fleet services

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January 8, 2013 - Industry News

CMA Appoints New Western Regional Sales Manager for Double Coin Tires

Double Coin Tires and CMA announced the addition of Pete Salvan as Double Coin's new Southwest Regional Sales Manager

Tags: Industry, CMA, Double Coin

January 8, 2013 - Industry News

Covering trucking for 90 years: Part 3: The 1990s Through Today

In 1998, the U.S. say the last gasp of the Class 8 cabover when Freightliner introduced the Argosy.

We continue our reflection back on the past 90 years of HDT's history. We start Part Three of the series in the 1990s

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January 7, 2013 - Industry News

Celadon Acquires Rock Leasing and Kelly Logistics

Celadon Trucking Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Celadon Group Inc., announced that it has agreed to acquire Rock Leasing Inc., based in Warren, Ind., and Kelly Logistics Inc., based in Wadley, Ala. The terms and conditions of the transactions were not disclosed. With these acquisitions, Celadon will further expand its breadth of servic

Tags: Industry, Aquisistion

January 7, 2013 - Industry News

Commercial Drivers Asked to Weigh in on 34-hour Restart Changes

The American Transportation Research Institute released a second survey to collect data on the impacts that may accrue from changes to the 34-hour restart rule. This survey seeks the input of commercial drivers on potential operational impacts from the changes

Tags: Industry, ATRI

January 7, 2013 - Industry News

Bosselman Boss Shops Acquire Two Patriot Truck Care/HSV Service Centers

Bosselman Boss Truck Shops Inc. announced the acquisition of two Patriot Truck Care/HSV locations.

Tags: Industry, Bosselman, Virginia, Maryland, Truckstops

January 7, 2013 - Industry News

Class 8 Update: The latest models and trends

"Uncertainty" is the word people at most truck builders used to describe this year's business mood. Sales started strong, then slacked off in the summer as many buyers seemed to be waiting to see what would happen in the general economy and the presidential election

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January 5, 2013 - Industry News

SC&RA To Host Specialized Transportation Symposium Feb. 27-March 1

SC&RA's Specialized Transportation Symposium is set to be held Feb. 27 through March 1 in Orlando, Fla

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January 4, 2013 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders for December Slightly Higher than November

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing December Class 8 truck net orders at 20,836 units, just 6% higher than November. This is a 30% drop from the same month a year ago. While orders were low historically for December, those received in the last three months of 2012 were well above the prior six months. Preliminary order numbers are for all major North American OEMs

Tags: Industry, FTR

January 4, 2013 - Industry News

Holman Automotive and ARI Donate $50,000 to the American Red Cross

ARI, a global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, together with its parent company Holman Automotive Group, donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross to support the on-going efforts to support those who were affected by Superstorm Sandy.

Tags: Events, Sandy

January 4, 2013 - Industry News

Morgan Corp. Opens New Oregon Facility

Morgan Corp. announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Portland, Oregon, expanding the company's number of manufacturing, parts and service centers to 12 nationwide

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January 4, 2013 - Industry News

Organizational Changes at Ancra International's Cargo Division

Ancra International is pleased to announce that Mark Daugherty has been promoted to vice president general manager of the Cargo Systems Division. In this role, Daugherty is responsible for all functions for Ancra International's Cargo Division

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January 4, 2013 - Industry News

Polar Tank Trailer Names Jeff Behrens Director of Purchasing

Polar Tank Trailer, a producer of dry and liquid bulk tank trailers, has named Jeff Behrens director of purchasing

Tags: Industry, Polar

January 3, 2013 - Industry News

ACT Research: Classes 5-8 Orders for December In Line with November

North America heavy-duty Classes 5-8 preliminary net orders for December represent an improvement from where orders were through most of 2012.

Tags: Industry, ACT Research

January 3, 2013 - Industry News

Landstar, OOIDA Settle 'Truth-in-Leasing' Litigation

Landstar System and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announced the end of their decade-long litigation over federal truth-in-leasing regulations, with the Florida-based carrier saying its leases were proven valid and the association saying the lawsuit helped further clarify the regulations

Tags: Industry, Landstar, OOIDA, Owner-Operators

January 3, 2013 - Industry News

Southeastern Freight Lines Promotes Chris Reynolds to Director of Safety & Security

Southeastern Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload transportation services, announced that Chris Reynolds has advanced from the North Atlanta service center manager into the position of director of safety & security

Tags: Industry

January 3, 2013 - Industry News

APG Appoints Steve Majkowski Vice President of Sales and Marketing

American Power Group Corporation announced today that its subsidiary, American Power Group Inc., has appointed Steve Majkowski vice president of sales and marketing reporting directly to Lyle Jensen, CEO

Tags: Industry, APG

January 3, 2013 - Industry News

Midwest Wheel Announces Employee Changes

Midwest Wheel recently announced a number of employee changes, including appointing Andy Barkley to branch manager, Sioux City; appointing Todd Scheitler to territory manager; and the retirement of Dave Reiff from his position as branch manager, Sioux City

Tags: Industry, People, Aftermarket

January 3, 2013 - Industry News

Trimble Acquires ALK Technologies

Trimble continues its move into the world of trucking information technology, announcing it has acquired privately-held ALK Technologies Inc. of Princeton, N.J., which provides routing, mapping, mileage and navigation technologies

Tags: Industry, ALK Technologies, Trimble, TMW

January 2, 2013 - Industry News

Lockridge Report Comes to End on Sirius XM; Host to Write for HDT

Lockridge on air at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

After nearly five years of hosting "The Lockridge Report" on Sirius XM's Road Dog Trucking channel, Evan Lockridge has left the show to pursue a wider range of journalism activities, including writing and photography for Heavy Duty Trucking and Truckinginfo.com

Tags: Industry, Sirius XM

January 2, 2013 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Acquires Assets of Dealership Group in Ohio

Rush Enterprises Inc., which operates a network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, announced that its subsidiaries have acquired certain assets of MVI Group, which operates commercial truck and bus dealerships in Ohi

Tags: Industry, Aquisistion

January 2, 2013 - Industry News

Eaton Names Dave Karnes Director, Roadranger Field Sales and Marketing North American Truck

Eaton named Dave Karnes as director - Roadranger Field Sales and Marketing North American Truck.

Eaton announced that Dave Karnes has been named director - Roadranger Field Sales and Marketing North American Truck. He will be reporting to Tim Sinden, president - North America Truck Operations, effective as of Jan. 1

Tags: Industry, People, Eaton

December 28, 2012 - Industry News

Globe Energy Acquires Paul Musselwhite Trucking

Texas-based Globe Energy Services, LLC announced the acquisition of Paul Musselwhite Trucking Co. and its affiliated entities

Tags: Industry, Aquisistion

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