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December 27, 2012 - Industry News

Top 10 Trucking Stories and Trends from 2012, Part 3

Today, the third installment of our look back at the top trucking stories from 2012, as determined by HDT's editors

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December 27, 2012 - Industry News

Top 10 Trucking Stories and Trends from 2012, Part 2

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

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

Top 10 Trucking Stories & Trends from 2012, Part 1

Fuel shortages following Hurricane Sandy kept mobile fueling trucks busy following the storm. (FEMA photo)

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, FMCSA, Sandy

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

TA Opens New Country Pride Restaurant in Edinburg, Texas

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

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Now Carrying Michelin Duals, X One

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

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

Universal Appoints New Executives

Universal Truckload Services Inc. announced that its board of directors has appointed H.E. "Scott" Wolfe as chief executive officer and David Crittenden as chief financial officer. Don Cochran, Universal's previous CEO, has been selected as vice chairman

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December 26, 2012 - Industry News

China Truck Sales Continue Downward in Q3'12

China's GDP decelerated to 7.4% in Q3, the slowest pace 2009, according to the most recent China Commercial Vehicle Outlook, jointly published quarterly by ACT and China's State Information Center. The report includes an overview of the China's economy and a review and forecast of the country's heavy- and medium-duty truck and bus markets, as well as analysis of OEM market shares within China

Tags: ACT Research

December 21, 2012 - Industry News

Ted Pilecki Named Chief Operating Officer at M & K

M & K Quality Truck Sales announced the promotion of Ted Pilecki to the position of chief operating officer for the company.

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December 21, 2012 - Industry News

Jeff Liaw Named Chief Financial Officer Of FleetPride

FleetPride Inc.has appointed Jeff Liaw as chief financial officer. Liaw will report to Chairman and CEO W.M. McGee

Tags: Industry, FleetPride

December 20, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Names Dennis Mooney To Lead Integrated Product Development

Navistar International Corp. appointed Dennis Mooney as group vice president, Global Product Development. Mooney succeeds Ramin Younessi, who is leaving Navistar to pursue other opportunities

Tags: Industry, Navistar, People

December 20, 2012 - Industry News

Johnson Controls Appeals Sale of Bankrupt Hybrid Battery Supplier to Chinese Company

Johnson Controls Inc. filed an appeal Monday of last week's court decision approving Wanxiang's purchase of A123 Systems, the bankrupt hybrid battery supplier that supplies batteries for Navistar's eStar and other electric vans

Tags: Johnson Controls, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, A123

December 19, 2012 - Industry News

Polar Names Jim Bach Director of Materials

Polar Tank Trailer, a producer of dry and liquid bulk tank trailers, has hired Jim Bach as director of materials.

Tags: Industry, Polar, People

December 19, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Reports $2.8 billion Fourth Quarter Loss

The first ProStar equipped with the Cummins ISX15 with selective catalytic reduction rolled off the production line last month.

Navistar International reported a worse fourth-quarter loss than expected, thanks in part to a spike in warranty costs along with the weakened truck demand affecting all truck makers. The Lisle, Ill.-based truck and engine maker reported a fourth quarter 2012 net loss of $2.8 billion, or $40.13 per diluted share, compared to fourth quarter 2011 net income of $255 million, or $3.48 per diluted share.

Tags: Industry, Navistar, Earnings

December 19, 2012 - Industry News

Slower Growth Predicted for OE Truck Tires in 2013

The Rubber Manufacturers Association forecasts that original equipment truck tire numbers will end 2012 up by more than 5%, but growth will be slower for 2013. Replacement truck tires, on the other hand, are predicted to fall this year but rise in 2013. Increased demand for commercial trucks and trailers will boost OE medium/wide-base/heavy on-highway commercial truck tire shipments by more than 5% for 2012,

Tags: Industry, Tires

December 18, 2012 - Industry News

Eaton Names Beering to Head Up Transmission Business

John Beering has been named Eaton's senior vice president and general manager, commercial vehicle transmission business.

Eaton Corp. named John Beering senior vice president and general manager, commercial vehicle transmission business, effective Jan. 1

Tags: Industry, Eaton, People

December 18, 2012 - Industry News

SelecTrucks Enhances Buyer's Assurance and Limited Warranty Coverages for Used Trucks

SelecTrucks announces the addition of enhancements to its 60-Day buyer's assurance and select limited warranty for used Freightliner and Western Star trucks

Tags: Industry, SelecTrucks

December 18, 2012 - Industry News

FleetPride Acquires Drake Supply Company

FleetPride Inc., the nation's largest retailer of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, has acquired the assets of Drake Supply Co

Tags: Industry, Aftermarket, FleetPride

December 18, 2012 - Industry News

Mahindra To Purchase Navistar's Stake In India Joint Ventures

Earlier this year, Mahindra Navistar rolled out of its 5,000th truck from its plant at Chakan in Maharashtra.

Mahindra & Mahindra announced it will buy Navistar Group's stake in their joint venture companies for approximately $33 million.

Tags: India, Navistar

December 17, 2012 - Industry News

TruckPro Acquires Carolina Rim and Wheel Co.

TruckPro LLC has completed the purchase of Carolina Rim and Wheel Co. The acquisition includes the five CRW store operations across the Carolinas and Georgia

Tags: Industry, Truck Pro

December 17, 2012 - Industry News

JX Truck Center Opens New Dealership

JX Truck Center is open for business at its new facility in Kronenwetter, Wis., approximately six miles south of its previous location.

Tags: Industry, Wisconsin, JX Truck, Dealers

December 17, 2012 - Industry News

Vanguard Opens Mack, Isuzu Dealership in St. Louis

Vanguard Truck Centers recently announced the opening of its newest Mack and Isuzu dealership in St. Louis, Mo.

Tags: Industry, Dealers, Vanguard, Isuzu, Mack, Missouri

December 15, 2012 - Industry News

SpeedGauge Partners with International Telematics

SpeedGauge announced a new partnership with International Telematics which extends SpeedGauge technology more deeply into Australia and New Zealand, while SpeedGauge enhances International Telematics' presence in the North American market

Tags: Industry, SpeedGauge, Telematics, Analytics

December 13, 2012 - Industry News

Hankook Tire America Names New President

Hankook Tire has appointed Byeong Jin Lee as its new President of Hankook Tire America Corp., effective Jan. 1.

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December 13, 2012 - Industry News

ContiLifeCycle Expands into Pennsylvania with Bergey's Tire

Long-time Continental and General truck tire dealer Bergey's Tire, headquartered in Souderton, Pa., announced the expansion of its product offering with a retreading solution from Continental Tire's Commercial Vehicle Tire Business Unit

Tags: Industry, Continental, Tires, Retreads

December 13, 2012 - Industry News

Truck-Lite Announces Marketing Appointments

Truck-Lite recently announced two significant changes to its marketing team. Bob Ives has assumed the position of Executive Vice President of Business Development, and Beth W. English joined the organization as Vice President of Marketing

Tags: Industry

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