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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

October 2, 2012

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

October 1, 2012

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)

October 1, 2012

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

October 1, 2012

Con-way Truckload's Schmidt Retires

Late in September, Herb Schmidt retired from his position as the president of Conway Truckload, formerly CFI Inc

September 28, 2012

Volvo Trucks Expanding in West

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

September 27, 2012

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.

September 27, 2012

Trailer Maker Beall To Restructure Under Chapter 11

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

September 27, 2012

Guayule Rubber Samples Offered for Testing as Tire Rubber Alternative

A company that grows drought-tolerant crops is publicly releasing the first samples of domestically produced guayule rubber to manufacturers. Guayule is being looked at as a possible substitute for natural rubber in tires

September 26, 2012

Study finds Aluminum Wheels Can Cut Carbon Footprints

Alcoa released the findings of a peer-reviewed life cycle assessment, which concluded that aluminum wheels substantially cut the carbon footprint of commercial vehicles.

September 26, 2012

PacLease Network Grows With New Franchises

With growth in the automotive and farming industries lifting the economies of the Great Lakes Region and Nebraska, the PacLease network is adding seven new franchise locations

September 25, 2012

No More Criticism of Competitors, Navistar's Hebe Says; MaxxForce 15 to be Dropped

SALT LAKE CITY - "Transparency" and "clarity" describe the new way that Navistar International's marketing efforts are operating, declared Jim Hebe, senior vice president for the company's North American sales operations

September 25, 2012

Volvo Drops UD, Plans to Cut R&D as Part of Strategic Trucks Changes

Volvo Group announced it's making changes in its trucks strategy to achieve its goal of improving its operating margin by 3 percentage points, including ending production of UD medium-duty trucks for the U.S. market

September 25, 2012

TruckingUnlimited.com Acquires Owner Operator Jobs Website

TruckingUnlimited.com announced its acquisition of NationalOwnerOperatorJobs.com. As its name suggests, this new website will be focused on connecting drivers with jobs.

September 24, 2012

Brake Manufacturers Council Names Brake Friction Material Registrar

Brake manufacturers named an official registrar to show compliance with new rules in California and Washington limiting the amount of copper and other materials used in brake friction products

September 20, 2012

J.D. Power: Medium-Duty Fuel Efficiency Improves, But Doesn't Impact Satisfaction

Although reported fuel economy and quality improved for medium-duty trucks, the impact on satisfaction with new engines meeting the 2010 EPA emission regulations is negligible, according a report by J.D. Power and Associates

September 19, 2012

Utility Expands Refrigerated Trailer Plant in Virginia

Utility Trailer Manufacturing announced the expansion of its refrigerated trailer manufacturing plant in Marion, Va.

September 19, 2012

ATRI Looking for Comment on Truck Parking

The American Transportation Research Institute recently launched a survey on truck parking information needs and system requirements

September 19, 2012

Alternative Hydrogen Solutions Names CFO

Alternative Hydrogen Solutions named Christopher L. Franklin chief financial officer. Franklin brings more than 20 years of finance and public accounting experience in both the public and private sector to AHS.

September 18, 2012

NTTC to Launch Tank Truck Driver Recognition Program

National Tank Truck Carriers Inc. announced that its Safety Committee will develop a new tank truck driver recognition program for board consideration at its next membership meeting

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