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Mahle Clevite Inc. Transitions Name to Mahle Aftermarket Inc.

Mahle Clevite Inc. announced the transition of its company name to Mahle Aftermarket Inc. The changeover to the company’s name was effective Jan. 1, and serves a dual purpose: to bring Mahle in line with all of the Mahle Global Aftermarket divisions, and to highlight the substantial diversification of the Mahle Aftermarket product mix.

Kumho's most recent commercial truck tire introduction was the 2012 launch of the KMD41 for on and off road applications such as refuse, construction and mining and logging.

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Kumho Wants a Bigger Piece of U.S. Truck Tire Market

Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc. is not a significant player in the medium truck tire market. But CEO and President H.E. “Harry” Choi hopes to change that, as he explains in an interview with HDT sister publication Modern Tire Dealer.

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Tire Makers Yokohama and Kumho Forge Alliance

Yokohama Rubber and Kumho Tire signed a memorandum of understanding on Nov. 29 to start discussions of technology exchanges and a capital alliance premised on cross-shareholdings.

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Vista Equity Partners Completes Acquisition of Omnitracs

Vista Equity Partners LLC announced it has completed its acquisition of Omnitracs Inc., formerly a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc. In conjunction with this announcement, Omnitracs announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Roadnet Technologies Inc., a provider of fleet management software solutions for private fleets.

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New Service to Help with Independent Contractor Misclassification

A provider of information and services ensuring independent contractor best practices, Relevant Business Solutions, has launched its Independent Contractor Information subscription-based service website.

Lubecore's EP-0 grease pump for parallel pneumatic automated lubrication systems. A court rejected claims that the pump’s shape and appearance violated trademark laws.

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Lubecore International Victorious in Trademark Case

In a victory for Lubecore International, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a lower court’s ruling and lifted restrictions on Lubecore’s ability to freely market its complete line of automated lubrication systems for heavy trucks and off-highway equipment in the United States.

Webasto Thermo Top C heats coolant to safe starting temperatures and meanwhile warms sleeper areas without idling the engine.

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Test Shows Emissions Reduction by Pre-Heating Engine Coolant, Webasto Says

Pre-warming a diesel’s coolant allows the engine to start cleanly and emit lower levels of pollutants compared to cold starts, and extends the duty cycle of the exhaust system’s diesel particulate filter, according to tests sponsored by Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America, a maker of coolant heaters.

Mack unveils its Vision model for the Mexican market at Expo Transporte on Tuesday. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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Volvo Rolls Out I-Shift, Mack Launches Vision, for Mexican Market

GUADALAJARA, MEXICO -- Volvo Trucks North America officially introduced its I-Shift automated manual transmissions for the Mexican market and rolled out a truck model from sister company Mack to address the Mexican on-highway market.

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Mercedes-Benz Considers Vito Van for U.S. Market

Mercedes-Benz U.S.A. is considering bringing the Vito commercial van to the U.S. market to offer with its larger Sprinter, a spokesman has confirmed to Automotive Fleet, a sister publication of Heavy Duty Trucking.

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Securement Veteran Abato to Head up New North American Venture

Dolezych, a 78-year-old German-based manufacturer of lifting equipment, slings, ropes and load-securing technologies, announced the creation of Doleco USA, its first sales, distribution and manufacturing presence in North America.

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