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December 28, 2012

Trucking Industry Veteran Hal Booth Passes Away

Hal Booth, a visionary leader in the transportation industry with vast experience in the trucking and truck leasing sector, died Saturday, Dec. 22.

December 28, 2012

Gladstone Capital Invests $14 Million in Ag Trucking

Gladstone Capital Corp. announced that on Dec. 24 it invested $14 million through a combination of debt and equity in Ag Trucking Inc. The investment in Ag Trucking was sponsored by Investments. Ag Trucking, led by CEO Tim Boehlke, is a regional food-grade liquid and dry bulk carrier based in Goshen, Ind. The company was founded in 1978.

December 28, 2012

New Lawyers Join Hanson & Feary Law Firm

Allyson E. Feary, John-Thomas Young and Ryan W. Wright recently began their practices as associates in the Chicago and Indianapolis offices of Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C

December 27, 2012

Top 10 Trucking Stories and Trends from 2012, Part 4

As we begin 2013, it's a good time to look back on 2012 at some of the biggest trucking stories and trends. Here are our picks for the top two stories of the year

December 27, 2012

Top 10 Trucking Stories and Trends from 2012, Part 3

Today, the third installment of our look back at the top trucking stories from 2012, as determined by HDT's editors

December 27, 2012

Top 10 Trucking Stories and Trends from 2012, Part 2

Last week, we brought you the first three of our (reverse order) picks for the top trucking-related stories and trends of the past year. Today, the next three on our list of 2012's biggest news

December 27, 2012

Top 10 Trucking Stories & Trends from 2012, Part 1

As 2012 draws to a close, we bring you our picks for the top stories and trends of the past year, in Letterman-style reverse Top 10 order

December 27, 2012

TA Opens New Country Pride Restaurant in Edinburg, Texas

TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers, has announced the opening of its newest Country Pride 24-hour full-service restaurant located at the TA travel center at 8301 North Hwy. 281, in Edinburg, Texas

December 27, 2012

TravelCenters of America Now Carrying Michelin Duals, X One

TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers, announced that it is offering both Michelin duals and X One tires at participating TA and Petro locations

December 27, 2012

Universal Appoints New Executives

Universal Truckload Services Inc. announced that its board of directors has appointed H.E. "Scott" Wolfe as chief executive officer and David Crittenden as chief financial officer. Don Cochran, Universal's previous CEO, has been selected as vice chairman

December 21, 2012

Ted Pilecki Named Chief Operating Officer at M & K

M & K Quality Truck Sales announced the promotion of Ted Pilecki to the position of chief operating officer for the company.

December 21, 2012

Jeff Liaw Named Chief Financial Officer Of FleetPride

FleetPride Inc.has appointed Jeff Liaw as chief financial officer. Liaw will report to Chairman and CEO W.M. McGee

December 20, 2012

Navistar Names Dennis Mooney To Lead Integrated Product Development

Navistar International Corp. appointed Dennis Mooney as group vice president, Global Product Development. Mooney succeeds Ramin Younessi, who is leaving Navistar to pursue other opportunities

December 19, 2012

Polar Names Jim Bach Director of Materials

Polar Tank Trailer, a producer of dry and liquid bulk tank trailers, has hired Jim Bach as director of materials.

December 19, 2012

Navistar Reports $2.8 billion Fourth Quarter Loss

Navistar International reported a worse fourth-quarter loss than expected, thanks in part to a spike in warranty costs along with the weakened truck demand affecting all truck makers. The Lisle, Ill.-based truck and engine maker reported a fourth quarter 2012 net loss of $2.8 billion, or $40.13 per diluted share, compared to fourth quarter 2011 net income of $255 million, or $3.48 per diluted share.

December 19, 2012

Slower Growth Predicted for OE Truck Tires in 2013

The Rubber Manufacturers Association forecasts that original equipment truck tire numbers will end 2012 up by more than 5%, but growth will be slower for 2013. Replacement truck tires, on the other hand, are predicted to fall this year but rise in 2013. Increased demand for commercial trucks and trailers will boost OE medium/wide-base/heavy on-highway commercial truck tire shipments by more than 5% for 2012,

December 18, 2012

Eaton Names Beering to Head Up Transmission Business

Eaton Corp. named John Beering senior vice president and general manager, commercial vehicle transmission business, effective Jan. 1

December 18, 2012

SelecTrucks Enhances Buyer's Assurance and Limited Warranty Coverages for Used Trucks

SelecTrucks announces the addition of enhancements to its 60-Day buyer's assurance and select limited warranty for used Freightliner and Western Star trucks

December 18, 2012

FleetPride Acquires Drake Supply Company

FleetPride Inc., the nation's largest retailer of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, has acquired the assets of Drake Supply Co

December 17, 2012

TruckPro Acquires Carolina Rim and Wheel Co.

TruckPro LLC has completed the purchase of Carolina Rim and Wheel Co. The acquisition includes the five CRW store operations across the Carolinas and Georgia


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