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September 5, 2012

Horton Hires VP of Manufacturing

Horton hired John Getter as vice president of manufacturing

September 5, 2012

Class 8 Orders Recover in August

Net orders for Class 8 trucks in North America recovered from July, reports ACT Research Co., while Class 5-7 orders were at their lowest level since January

September 4, 2012

MACS Technician Training for (HFO) R-1234yf Refrigerant

The Mobile Air Conditioning Society Worldwide says it's the first Section 609 certification provider to certify a new technician-training program to SAE J2845 under the SAE J2911 program that covers the new (HFO) R-1234yf refrigerant

September 4, 2012

Mack Partners with WyoTech to Offer Diesel Technician Training

Mack Trucks is partnering with WyoTech to offer advanced technician training programs

September 4, 2012

Jeff Conner is New Director of Sales for Fontaine Heavy-Haul

Fontaine Heavy-Haul has hired Jeff Conner as director of sales. He will report directly to Dan Rosen, vice-president of sales and marketing

September 4, 2012

Polar Tank Adds Service Location in Portland, Ore.

Polar Service Centers, St. Cloud, Minn., has opened a second, larger location in Portland, Ore., specializing in parts, service and major repairs for all makes of bulk tank trailers and tank bodies

August 31, 2012

Wisconsin Kenworth Opens Parts and Service Location on Northern Peninsula

Wisconsin Kenworth has opened a parts and service Kenworth dealership in Escanaba, Mich., providing access to the combined U.S. Highways 2 and 41

August 31, 2012

Great Dane Statesboro Plant Delivers First Customer Trailer to Rowland Transportation

Great Dane's new refrigerated trailer plant in Statesboro, Ga., recently built its first customer trailer produced to order and celebrated with the trailer's new owner, Rowland Transportation of Dade City, Fla

August 30, 2012

Navistar Financial Ups Dealer Inventory Funding

Navistar Financial Corp. signed agreements to renew and increase its largest dealer inventory funding facility to $750 million, effective immediately

August 29, 2012

Trucker Buddy Ambassador Award Named for Darrell Hicks

The board of directors and ambassadors of Trucker Buddy International announced the organization's Ambassador of the Year award has been named posthumously for Darrell Hicks, the longtime Trucker Buddy board member, advisor and ambassador known as Uncle Darrel

August 28, 2012

MHC Kenworth Opens Full-Service Facility in Augusta, Ga.

MHC Kenworth has opened a new parts and service facility in Augusta, Ga., off of Interstate 20

August 28, 2012

Huibers Leaving Volvo Trucks for Marine Sibling

Ron Huibers, president of Sales & Marketing North America within Volvo Trucks Americas, is leaving to take over as president of Volvo Penta Americas, which makes marine engines

August 28, 2012

Utility Names Roland Director of Marketing

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company named Larry Roland as the new director of marketing

August 28, 2012

Eaton to Develop Predictive Battery Management Technology for Hybrid Vehicles

Eaton is working on a way to reduce the size of batteries used in hybrid vehicles ranging from passenger cars to commercial vehicles, without compromising battery life or vehicle performance in hybrid vehicles

August 27, 2012

Leadership Changes at Accuride

Accuride Corp. named Scott D. Hazlett senior vice president and general manager, Accuride Wheels and Gunite

August 27, 2012

Worldwide Equipment Opening KW Dealership in Charleston

South Carolina's Kenworth dealer is expanding to the Charleston area. Worldwide Equipment will open a third full-service dealership in South Carolina next month

August 27, 2012

Trimble to Acquire TMW Systems

Trimble, Sunnyvale, Calif., has agreed to buy privately held TMW Systems, Beachwood, Ohio, for $335 million cash. TMW will be part of Trimble's Transportation & Logistics unit, which also includes PeopleNet and other providers

August 27, 2012

Navistar Names New Chairman, Interim CEO After Ustian Announces Retirement

Navistar International Corp. announced today it has named Lewis B. Campbell, former chairman, president, and CEO of Textron Inc., as executive chairman of Navistar's board of directors and interim Chief Executive Officer. Dan Ustian is retiring as chairman, president, and CEO effective immediately and is leaving the board of directors

August 26, 2012

Dale 'Truckin' Bozo' Sommers, Trucking Radio Personality, Dead at 68

Dale "The Truckin' Bozo" Sommers, a longtime trucking radio personality, died Friday morning in a Florida hospice. He was 68

August 23, 2012

Navistar Details Product Changes, Thinking Behind Emissions Strategy Change

Navistar will be taking orders within a month for International ProStar+ tractors with a Cummins 15-liter ISX engine and Cummins selective catalytic reduction aftertreatment to meet EPA 2010 emissions regulations. By next May it plans to have available a 13-liter MaxxForce engine with Cummins SCR. The company will roll out both engines in other models in staggered launches throughout next year

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