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November 6, 2012

Eaton Names Staci Kroon President Automotive, North America Division

Eaton Corp. named Staci L. Kroon president of Automotive, North America Division, reporting to Ken Davis, president, Vehicle Group, effective Jan. 1

November 5, 2012

ATA Releases Driver Shortage Analysis Paper

American Trucking Associations released an analysis of the shortage of truck drivers, concluding that the current shortage is acute and limited primarily to the truckload sector of the industry; but that long-term trends could cause the shortage to explode in the next decade

November 4, 2012

CVSN Installs Scheer as Director

At the recent CVSN Aftermarket Distribution Summit held in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network installed Dave Scheer, president/CEO of Inland Truck Parts and chairman of HDDA, as a new director

November 1, 2012

Boyd Bros. Transportation Founder Dies

Dempsey Boyd, founder of Boyd Bros. Transportation, Clayton, Ala., died Monday after an extended illness. He was 85

November 1, 2012

CVSN Installs Two New Directors

At the recent Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network Aftermarket Distribution Summit held in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, CVSN installed the following two new directors

November 1, 2012

Help Inc. Names Rasmussen President and CEO

Help Inc., the provider of PrePass and other commercial vehicle safety services, has selected Karen Rasmussen to serve as the organization's president and CEO effective Nov. 15

November 1, 2012

Timken Names Thomas Tecklenburg Director of Commercial Vehicle

The Timken Co. announced the appointment of Thomas W. Tecklenburg to the position of director for commercial vehicle original equipment and automotive aftermarket for the company's mobile industries business

November 1, 2012

Cummins to Cut Workforce as it Reports 3Q Revenue, Income Down

Cummins' third-quarter revenue fell 11% from last year, as revenues from international markets dropped 21%, and net income dropped from $352 billion from last year's $452 million. Third-quarter revenue was $4.1 billion. Revenues in North America grew 2%. Based on the current forecast, Cummins expects full year revenues to be $17 billion

October 31, 2012

Bill Burns Receives Northwood University Honor

Northwood University honored HDA Truck Pride COO, Bill Burns, during its annual Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Awards

October 30, 2012

AMP Electric Vehicles to Focus on Fleets

AMP Electric Vehicle CEO Stephen Burns said the company will be focusing in on the U.S. commercial truck fleet market, backing off its electric passenger car efforts.

October 30, 2012

Navistar To Close Garland Truck Plant

Navistar International Corp. announced it intends to close its Garland, Texas, truck manufacturing operation as part of its cost-cutting efforts. Navistar intends to cease operations at the Garland facility by the first half of 2013

October 30, 2012

Lucidity Enterprises Aquires Optronics

Optronics International, a manufacturer and supplier of heavy-duty vehicle lighting, has been acquired by Lucidity Enterprise Co.

October 30, 2012

Bosch Reorganizes U.S. Aftermarket Resources

Robert Bosch LLC announced a reorganization of several of its Independent aftermarket resources in the United States, affecting light and medium duty commercial vehicles as well as passenger vehicles

October 29, 2012

Gabriel Announces Pending Change in Ownership

Ride Control LLC, which supplies Gabriel brand light vehicle and heavy-duty OE and aftermarket shocks and struts, is being sold by OpenGate Capital to MAT Holdings Inc

October 26, 2012

Stuart Goldberg Named Trucker Buddy of the Month

Averitt Express driver Stuart Goldberg, of Arlington, Texas, has been named the August Trucker Buddy of the Month by Jocelyn Murphy-Stout, social studies chair for Egg Harbor City Community School in Egg Harbor, N.J

October 26, 2012

Average Value of Cargo Thefts Rises in 3Q

In the third quarter of 2012, FreightWatch recorded a total of 225 thefts in the United States, with an average loss value per incident of $172,403, a 23% increase from the previous three months of the year. There were 78 thefts in July, 71 in August and 76 in September

October 25, 2012

Paccar Third Quarter Earnings Down Over Last Year

Paccar's third-quarter earnings dropped 17% compared to a year ago, with lower industry truck orders in North America and Europe due to the uneven global economy

October 25, 2012

One Company's Tale of Moving A Super Load

When a manufacturing plant in Ohio sold three generating turbines weighing 409,944 pounds each and measuring over 59 feet long by 15 1/2 feet wide and with a height of nearly 15 feet to an international

October 25, 2012

Old Dominion Expands Canadian Gateway with New Detroit Service Center

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. is expanding its service into Canada with the relocation and expansion of its Detroit Service Center

October 25, 2012

Brake-Related OOS Rates Increase to 15.3%

Commercial vehicle inspectors participating in the recent Brake Safety Week found at least one in seven vehicles chosen for inspection had brake-related out-of-service violations, according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. Brake Safety Week, which was held

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