January 7, 2013 - Industry News
Bosselman Boss Truck Shops Inc. announced the acquisition of two Patriot Truck Care/HSV locations.
Tags: Industry, Bosselman, Virginia, Maryland, Truckstops
"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
January 4, 2013 - Industry News
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Texas-based Globe Energy Services, LLC announced the acquisition of Paul Musselwhite Trucking Co. and its affiliated entities
Hal Booth, a visionary leader in the transportation industry with vast experience in the trucking and truck leasing sector, died Saturday, Dec. 22.
Gladstone Capital Corp. announced that on Dec. 24 it invested $14 million through a combination of debt and equity in Ag Trucking Inc. The investment in Ag Trucking was sponsored by 126.96.36.199 Investments.
Ag Trucking, led by CEO Tim Boehlke, is a regional food-grade liquid and dry bulk carrier based in Goshen, Ind. The company was founded in 1978.
Allyson E. Feary, John-Thomas Young and Ryan W. Wright recently began their practices as associates in the Chicago and Indianapolis offices of Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C
December 27, 2012 - Industry News
As we begin 2013, it's a good time to look back on 2012 at some of the biggest trucking stories and trends. Here are our picks for the top two stories of the year
Tags: Industry, infrastructure, CSA, 2012
Today, the third installment of our look back at the top trucking stories from 2012, as determined by HDT's editors
Last week, we brought you the first three of our (reverse order) picks for the top trucking-related stories and trends of the past year. Today, the next three on our list of 2012's biggest news
Tags: Industry, Navistar, driver shortage, Natural Gas
As 2012 draws to a close, we bring you our picks for the top stories and trends of the past year, in Letterman-style reverse Top 10 order
Tags: Industry, YRC, Sandy, FMCSA, 2012
TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers, has announced the opening of its newest Country Pride 24-hour full-service restaurant located at the TA travel center at 8301 North Hwy. 281, in Edinburg, Texas
Tags: Industry, TA, Country Pride
TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers, announced that it is offering both Michelin duals and X One tires at participating TA and Petro locations
Tags: Industry, TA, Petro, Michelin
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