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October 10, 2012 - Industry News

Accuride Announces Cost-Cutting, Lower Earnings Expectations

Accuride Corp. is cutting staff and production due to to soft Class 8 truck orders and a loss of standard equipment position at Navistar and Paccar. Class 8 truck orders continue to be weak and have led to rapidly declining build schedules at Accuride's major OEM customers.

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October 10, 2012 - Industry News

NACFE to Study Barriers to Adoption of Freight Efficiency Technology

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency has been awarded a project to study and understand how technology adoption works to improve freight efficiency in North American Class 7 and 8 tractor-trailer operations. The International Council on Clean Transportation is sponsoring the study

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October 10, 2012 - Industry News

Mike Card Elected 68th Chairman of American Trucking Associations

Michael S. Card, president of Combined Transport Inc.,  and incoming Chairman, American Trucking Associations

LAS VEGAS - Michael S. Card, president of Combined Transport Inc., Central Point, Ore., has been named the American Trucking Associations' 68th chairman. "Regardless of who's going to be elected, we're going to have lot of fights on our hands this year, a lot of rulemaking coming down the pike," Card told journalists shortly after the announcement

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October 10, 2012 - Industry News

XRS Names Michael Weber as CFO

XRS Corp. (formerly Xata Corp.) has promoted and appointed Michael Weber to chief financial officer effective immediately

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October 9, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Selects XRS for America's Road Team Truck Fleet Optimization and Compliance

LAS VEGAS - For the first time, America's Road Team will be using electronic logs in the American Trucking Associations' Interstate One truck

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October 9, 2012 - Industry News

FleetPride Announces Acquisition By TPG

Investcorp is selling heavy-duty truck and trailer parts retailer FleetPride Inc. to global investment firm TPG

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October 9, 2012 - Industry News

East Coast Truck and Trailer Becomes New Vipar HD Stockholder

East Coast Truck and Trailer Inc. in Brockton, Mass, is the newest stockholder to join the Vipar Heavy Duty network of distributors.

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October 9, 2012 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Expands in Texas

TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers branded travel centers, announced the opening of its newest Petro:Lube Truck Service facility located at Petro Carl's Corner at I-35E, Exit 374 in Hillsboro, Texas

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October 9, 2012 - Industry News

Professional Truck Driver Honored for Helping Flustered Motorist

Marvin Garvey of Hampstead, N.C., has been honored by the Truckload Carriers Association as a Highway Angel for showing compassion to a stranded motorist

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October 8, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Appoints Intrieri, Rachesky to Board

In response to complaints from major investors, Navistar International has named Vincent J. Intrieri and Mark H. Rachesky to the company's board of directors

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October 8, 2012 - Industry News

CSA, Hours-of-Service Top List of Concerns in Annual Trucking Survey

LAS VEGAS - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability tops the American Transportation Research Institute's list of top 10 critical issues facing the North American trucking industry for the first time in ATRI's annual survey of more than 4,000 trucking industry executives

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October 8, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar's Jim Hebe Retiring

James L. Hebe, Navistar senior vice president, North America Sales Operations,

James L. Hebe, Navistar senior vice president, North America Sales Operations, today announced his retirement. Hebe, 63, has led the company's North American Truck sales and marketing efforts since re-joining the company in 2008

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October 5, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Could Close Plants as Part of Cost-Cutting

In his first interview since becoming CEO of Navistar International in late August, Lewis Campbell told Reuters last week that the company may close factories as it works to lower its costs

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October 4, 2012 - Industry News

ADS Awards Scholarships

The Association of Diesel Specialists offered scholarships to individuals demonstrating an eagerness to explore diesel technology and to develop skills necessary for a career in the diesel industry.

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October 4, 2012 - Industry News

New Training Program for Moving Van Drivers in Kentucky, Southern Indiana

A new public-private program will address a shortage of long-distance moving van drivers by offering free training to qualified Kentucky and southern Indiana residents

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October 4, 2012 - Industry News

Meritor Expands Canadian Distribution Center

Meritor recently completed an expansion of its aftermarket distribution center in Edmonton, Alberta

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October 3, 2012 - Industry News

FTR: September Class 8 Orders "Disappointing"

Preliminary data for September Class 8 truck net orders are down slightly at 15,205

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October 3, 2012 - Industry News

CIT Group Expands Kenworth Network in Southern Illinois

CIT Group opened a new location in souther Illinois in Troy, 19 miles east of St. Louis.

CIT Group Inc. opened a new location in southern Illinois in Troy, 19 miles east of St. Louis

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October 2, 2012 - Industry News

Energy 1 Buys Master Lease

Energy 1 Corp., headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla., has acquired Master Lease of Delaware, a truck and trailer leasing business based in Henderson, Colo

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October 2, 2012 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Customers, Employees Donate $278,207 to St. Christopher Fund

TravelCenters of America, operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers, announced its largest ever donation - $278,207 - to the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund

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October 1, 2012 - Industry News

M&K Quality Truck Sales Buys Four Chicago-Area Dealers

M&K Quality Truck Sales completed the acquisition of four Chicago-area businesses: Chicago Mack Sales & Service (Summit, Ill.), Mack of Joliet (Channahon, Ill.), Chicago Truck Sales & Service (Alsip, Ill.), and Truck Lease Chicago (Summit)

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October 1, 2012 - Industry News

CommPar Becomes Vipar Heavy Duty Stockholder

Vipar Heavy Duty announced that CommPar in Sterling Heights, Mich. is the newest stockholder to join the organization's network of distributors

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September 28, 2012 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Expanding in West

The recently constructed La Mirada location in southern Los Angeles is TEC of California's premiere full-service dealership.

Ongoing investments by Volvo Trucks' dealer network have increased the work capacity at Volvo Trucks locations in the Western region of the U.S. by nearly 15% since January 2010

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September 27, 2012 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Electric Products to be Distributed by HDA Truck Pride

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America Inc. has entered into an agreement with HDA Truck Pride to sell Mitsubishi Electric's line of OEM-designed and approved heavy-duty starters and alternators.

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September 27, 2012 - Industry News

Trailer Maker Beall To Restructure Under Chapter 11

Beall Corp. Inc. started bankruptcy reorganization proceedings yesterday in Portland, Ore

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