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October 10, 2012

Bendix Establishes Brake Shoe Remanufacturing Operation

Bendix has begun serial production of remanufactured brake shoes at its new Bendix Brake Shoe Remanufacturing Center in Huntington, Ind

October 10, 2012

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.

October 10, 2012

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

October 10, 2012

Mike Card Elected 68th Chairman of 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

October 10, 2012

XRS Names Michael Weber as CFO

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

October 9, 2012

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

October 9, 2012

FleetPride Announces Acquisition By TPG

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

October 9, 2012

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.

October 9, 2012

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

October 9, 2012

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

October 8, 2012

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

October 8, 2012

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

October 8, 2012

Navistar's Jim Hebe Retiring

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

October 5, 2012

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

October 4, 2012

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.

October 4, 2012

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

October 4, 2012

Meritor Expands Canadian Distribution Center

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

October 3, 2012

FTR: September Class 8 Orders "Disappointing"

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

October 3, 2012

CIT Group Expands Kenworth Network in Southern Illinois

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

October 2, 2012

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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