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January 23, 2013 - Industry News

Bendix Announces 2013 Brake Training School Schedule

Bendix announced the 2013 schedule for its Bendix Brake Training School, continuing its efforts to support and educate both new and experienced technicians

Tags: Events, Bendix

January 22, 2013 - Industry News

Meritor's Drivetrain Direct Expedites Parts to Component Rebuilders

LAS VEGAS -- Meritor introduced a comprehensive aftermarket drivetrain program, called Drivetrain Direct, designed to meet the parts needs of component rebuilders across the U.S. and Canada

Tags: Meritor, Aftermarket

January 22, 2013 - Industry News

Gabriel Selling Shocks Direct to Aftermarket

LAS VEGAS -- After years of being distributed by Meritor, The Original Gabriel shocks will now be sold direct to aftermarket distributors by Gabriel, otherwise known as Ride Control LLC

Tags: Aftermarket, Gabriel, Shocks

January 22, 2013 - Industry News

Betts Combines Spray Suppression, Fender Business into BettsHD

LAS VEGAS -- Betts Company announced BettsHD as the company's new operating division for spray suppression and fender products

Tags: Betts Company, HDAW, Aftermarket

January 22, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel prices creep back upward

The price for diesel rose marginally this week with a nationwide average increase of 0.8 cents per gallon. Prices averaged out at $3.90, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly fuel update

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, crude oil

January 22, 2013 - Industry News

MHC Kenworth Opens Green Dealership

MHC Kenworth officially opened one of the most environmentally friendly dealership in its network on Dec. 31 in Odessa, Texas.

Tags: Kenworth

January 22, 2013 - Industry News

Timken Names Humphrey Manager of Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket Business

The Timken Co. named Daniel L. Humphrey manager for the U.S. and Canadian commercial vehicle aftermarket business

Tags: Timken, Aftermarket, People

January 22, 2013 - Industry News

ACT Research: Medium Duty Orders Best Since Q1 2008

Medium duty demand ended 2012 on a strong note.

Tags: ACT Research, Medium-Duty Trucks

January 22, 2013 - Industry News

Norfolk Southern's New Pennsylvania Rail-Truck Terminal Opens

Norfolk Southern opened its third Crescent Corridor intermodal facility, a new $97 million terminal in South Central Pennsylvania that advances the company's multi-state rail infrastructure initiative connecting the Southeast and the Northeast

Tags: Intermodal, Norfolk Southern

January 22, 2013 - Industry News

2012 Freight Thefts Remain Near 2011's Record High

Meat was one of the hot items targeted for theft.

A new report from logistics security services provider FreightWatch International shows the total number of cargo thefts in the United States last year was close to the record level set in 2011 -- and one type of theft did set a record

Tags: Cargo Theft, Security, FreightWatch

January 22, 2013 - Industry News

C.R. England Announces Mike Bunnell's Retirement

From left to right: Michael Bunnell, Chief Sales Officer, David Kramer, Executive Vice President of Corporate Sales & Marketing, and Mary Palmer, Vice President of Corporate Sales.

C.R. England has announced the retirement of Michael Bunnell, chief sales officer, effective March 29.

Tags: C.R. England

January 22, 2013 - Industry News

Saddle Creek Opens Facility in Birmingham, Ala.

Saddle Creek Logistics Services announced that the company is expanding its nationwide network with a new facility in Birmingham, Ala.

Tags: Saddle Creek

January 22, 2013 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 2.8% in December

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.8% in December after surging 3.9% in November. The 3.9% gain in November was revised from a 3.7% increase ATA reported on Dec. 18

Tags: Economy, ATA, Truck Tonnage

January 22, 2013 - Industry News

TRC Expands Regional Footprint

Transmission Remanufacturing Co. announced the addition of three regional distribution centers.

Tags: Expansion, TRC

January 22, 2013 - Industry News

California Trucking Groups Continue Legal Battle Against CARB, EPA

The California Construction Trucking Association has filed a Notice of Appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in its nearly two-year-long legal case against the California Air Resources Board's heavy-duty, on-road truck and bus regulation

Tags: CARB, EPA

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

Economy is in Expansion, but New Normal Dampens Enthusiasm

LAS VEGAS -- Although business investment has slowed due to uncertainty over fiscal negotiations in Washington, the economy is not in any imminent danger of sliding into a recession, said economist Bob Dieli during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue Monday the day before Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week

Tags: Economy, HDAW, HDMA

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

Accuride Says it's Nearly Done Fixing; Ready to Grow

Accuride has not only increased its capacity to make aluminum wheels, but also wide-base aluminum wheels.

LAS VEGAS -- When Rick Dauch arrived as the president and CEO of a struggling Accuride in February 2011, the latest in a string of top executives, he was able to convince the board that they needed to make serious investments in fixing problems before they could embark on a global growth strategy. Two years later, most of the fixing in the "Fix and Grow" strategy has been completed

Tags: Accuride, Wheels, Aftermarket

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

Electronics Remanufacturing Company Named Remanufacturer of the Year

LAS VEGAS -- The Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association named Electronics Remanufacturing Company of Walled Lake, Mich., the 2013 Mike Hill Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year

Tags: Remanufacturing, HDRG

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

FTR's Shippers Conditions Index Begins Expected Decline

FTR Associates Shippers Conditions Index for November fell marginally from October to a reading of -5.3, the precursor to what is expected to be a more challenging environment for shippers -- meaning more leverage for truckers -- in 2013

Tags: Economy, FTR, Shippers

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

The Peterbilt Store - Blue Ridge relocates to larger facility

The Peterbilt Store Blue Ridge, one of nine dealerships privately-owned by The Pete Store LLC, has relocated to a new 12,800-square-foot facility in Raphine, Va

Tags: Dealers, Peterbilt, Virginia

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

Fontaine Modification Joins Alliance AutoGas Network

Fontaine Modification has joined the Alliance AutoGas network, with all eight of its modification centers nationwide certified as Alliance AutoGas conversion centers

Tags: Propane Autogas, Fontaine, Alternative Fuels

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

Slight Drop in 2011 Transportation Fatalities

Transportation fatalities in the United States declined in 2011 by approximately 2%, according to preliminary figures released by the National Transportation Safety Board. The data indicates that overall transportation fatalities decreased from 35,043 in 2010 to 34,434 in 2011

Tags: U.S. DOT, NTSB

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

TCA Announces Winners of Second Trucking's Weight Loss Showdown

The weigh-ins are complete, pounds have been shed, and the results have been tallied for the Truckload Carriers Association's second Trucking's Weight Loss Showdown.

Tags: Events, TCA, Trucking's Weight Loss Showdown

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

CARB Issues First Fine Under 2004 TRU Regs

The San Bernardino County Superior Court has fined Foster Enterprises, an Ontario-based refrigerated transportation and cold storage business, $300,000 after a California Air Resources Board investigation revealed that the company failed to upgrade older diesel engines in its refrigerated trailer fleet as required to meet current emissions standards

Tags: CARB, Emissions

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

Polar Names Rick Jech Controller, Polar Service Centers

Polar Service Centers, the national network of tank trailer parts and service locations, has hired Rick Jech as division controller. He reports to Mike Evans, president of Polar Service Centers

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