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February 27, 2018 - Industry News

Omnitracs Celebrates Platform's 30th Anniversary

Omnitracs CEO Ray Greer, speaking in Nashville. Photo: Jim Beach

At its user group conference in Nashville, Omnitracs is marking the telematics platform’s debut in the trucking industry 30 years ago.

Tags: Omnitracs, Anniversaries, Telematics, Fleet Management Software

January 23, 2018 - Industry News

Phillips Industries Celebrates 90 Years

Hugh Wallace Phillips, founder of what was then H.W. Phillips. Photo: Phillips Industries

Phillips Industries embarked on a year-long celebration of its 90th year in business with a press conference during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week.

Tags: Phillips Industries, Anniversaries, HDAW, History

August 9, 2017 - Industry News

Hino Celebrates 10 Years in West Virginia

Hino Motors Manufacturing in Williamstown, W. Va., celebrated 10 years of manufacturing. (Photo: Hino)

Hino Motors Manufacturing facility in Williamstown, W. Va., celebrated 10 years of medium-duty truck production. This 245,000 square-foot location produces Hino’s Class 6 & 7 conventional body style trucks.

Tags: Hino, Class 6, Class 7, Medium-Duty Trucks, Anniversaries

July 26, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Celebrates 100 Years of Work Trucks

Timeline courtesy of Ford.

Ford is celebrating the centennial of its first purpose-built truck, the 1917 Model TT, which eventually led to the company producing many iconic work trucks, including the F-Series that has been the best-selling truck lineup for 35 years.

Tags: Anniversaries, Ford, Large Pickups, Automotive History, Ford Super Duty, Ford F-Series

April 27, 2017 - Industry News

Western Star Celebrates Half Century Mark

Western Star's newest Model 5700 paint scheme is based on colors and patterns the company used on show trucks in the 1970s. Photos: Jack Roberts

Western Star, the truck OEM that President Kelley Platt likes to tout as "the last of the custom truck builders" has hit the half-century mark. It also unveiled a new, 25-ton, off-highway truck designed to work in construction, mining and quarry applications to reporters in Phoenix.

Tags: Western Star, Anniversaries, OOIDA

April 13, 2017 - Press Release

Navistar Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Fleet Charge

Navistar announced the 30th anniversary of its Fleet Charge program — Navistar’s private label purchasing card program.

Tags: Anniversaries, Navistar Fleet Charge, Fuel Cards

February 15, 2017 - Industry News

Todco Holds 'Oldest Door' Contest to Mark 60th Anniversary

Todco is celebrating its 60th anniversary of manufacturing dry freight and insulated roll-up doors, dry freight swing doors, walk ramps, and aftermarket parts.

Tags: Anniversaries, Roll-Up Doors, Todco

February 9, 2017 - Industry News

Truck Body Maker Morgan Celebrates 65th Anniversary

Photo: Morgan Corporation

Morgan Corporation, a designer and producer of light- and medium-duty truck and van bodies, is celebrating the company’s 65th anniversary this year.

Tags: Morgan Corporation, Anniversaries, Truck Bodies

February 8, 2017 - Industry News

Western Star Marking 50th Anniversary

Photo: Western Star

Western Star Trucks is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017 and will mark the milestone with special events throughout the year as well as with truck show appearances and a new website.

Tags: Western Star, Anniversaries, Daimler Trucks North America

February 2, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks North America Celebrates Milestones

1942 Freightliner Model 600 “Shovelnose photo courtesy of DTNA.

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is set to celebrate a century of innovation with anniversaries of Freightliner, Detroit, Western Star, and Thomas Built Bus brands.

Tags: Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses, Anniversaries, Daimler Trucks North America

January 28, 2016 - Industry News

Peterbilt’s Denton Plant Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Denton's original employees with the first truck produced at the facility. Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt’s Denton, Texas, manufacturing plant is celebrating its 35th year of operation. Since opening in 1980, it has built nearly 500,000 trucks.

Tags: Vehicle Production, Peterbilt, Anniversaries, Manufacturing

August 24, 2015 - Industry News

Allison Celebrates 100 Years by Promoting Today’s Products

Red tractors have Allison transmissions, white ones have competitors’ products. Visitors can experience the difference. Photo by Tom Berg.

The future is bright for the fully automatic transmission in commercial vehicles, say executives at Allison Transmission, even as they’re saluting their company’s founder and honoring accomplishments in this, the company’s centennial year.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Anniversaries, Transmissions, Allison Transmission, History, Automated Manual Transmissions

August 14, 2015 - Industry News

Mack Dealer Celebrates 25-Year Anniversary

Photo: Mack Trucks

TransEdge Truck Centers will be celebrating 25 years of operation on Aug. 25, with an open house at its flagship location in Allentown, Penn.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Anniversaries, Dealers

August 6, 2015 - Industry News

Knight Orders Silver VNL Trucks for 25th Anniversary

Knight Transportation chose to mark its 25th anniversary with silver Volvo VNL 670 models featuring special anniversary decals. Photo courtesy of Volvo

Knight Transportation has selected Volvo Trucks to supply 38 specially decorated Volvo VNL 670 models to recognize the company’s 25th anniversary.

Tags: Volvo, Anniversaries, Knight Transportation

April 17, 2015 - Industry News

Carrier Transicold Marks 75 Years of Road Transport Refrigeration

Photo courtesy Carrier Transicold.

Carrier's reefer activities date to 1940, and Transicold brand was formed in 1970, when the company acquired Transicold Co., based in California.

Tags: Carrier Transicold, Transport Refrigeration, Trailers, Anniversaries

April 6, 2015 - Industry News

Bendix Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Fleet Council

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is celebrating the 35th anniversary of its Fleet Council annual forum at this year’s event slated for April 12 – 14.

Tags: Active Safety Systems, Anniversaries, Bendix, Events

January 21, 2015 - Press Release

Allison Transmission to Mark Centenary Throughout 2015

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. has announced that it will celebrate its centennial throughout 2015 with a variety of special events and activities.

Tags: India, Anniversaries, Allison Transmission, Hungary

December 23, 2014 - Press Release

Toyo Tires Prepares for 70th Anniversary

The new company logo and concept rendition of the future Toyo headquarters: Image via Toyo Tire and Rubber.

Toyo is getting ready to celebrate its upcoming 70th anniversary in August 2015, with a special logo and new Japanese headquarters.

Tags: Toyo, Anniversaries, Tires and Wheels

October 22, 2014 - Industry News

Hino Trucks Marks 30 Years in U.S.

Hino Trucks is celebrating its 30-year milestone of doing business in the United States. Founded in 1984, the Toyota Group company assembles, sells, and services Class 5-7 commercial trucks in the United States.

Tags: Hino, Anniversaries, Cabovers

September 26, 2014 - Industry News

Tread Dealer Celebrates 40 Years

Photo: Marangoni

Parmenter, Inc. celebrated 40 years in business recently, announced Marangoni Tread North America who uses Parmenter as a Ringtread dealer.

Tags: Tires, Anniversaries, Retreads, Marangoni

August 25, 2014 - Industry News

Minimizer Celebrating 30 Years

Thirty years ago, Lorraine Kruckeberg backed her vehicle over a Rubbermaid trash can, inspiring her husband Dick Kruckeberg to invent heavy-duty poly truck fenders.

Tags: Minimizer, Accessories, Anniversaries, Fenders

August 8, 2014 - Industry News

Cummins Celebrates 40 years in Jamestown, N.Y.

Cummins' Jamestown, N.Y., engine plant has been producing diesel engines for 40 years. Friday, Cummins celebrated the 40th anniversary of the facility. Current production at the 1-million-square-foot facility includes the ISX15 as well as the ISX12 and ISM diesel engines, along with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G spark-ignited natural gas engine.

Tags: Cummins, Engines, New York, Anniversaries

July 31, 2014 - Industry News

Daniels Tire Service Celebrates 75 Years with Goodyear

(L to R) Chris Helsel, director, retread, Goodyear; Doug Whittington, director of commercial tire sales, Goodyear; John Daniels, executive vice president, Daniels Tire; Doug Daniels Jr., president, Daniels Tire; Doug Daniels Sr., chairman, Daniels Tire; and Phillip Kane, vice president, Goodyear Commercial Tire  Systems. Photo courtesy of Goodyear

Daniels Tired Service, a 14-location commercial, consumer and OTR tire dealership is celebrating 75 years as a Goodyear Tire and Rubber customer.

Tags: Goodyear, California, Tires, Anniversaries, Dealers

June 17, 2014 - Industry News

Isuzu Celebrating 30th Anniversary in U.S. Market With Restored First Truck

The first Isuzu to be sold in the U.S. was featured in the company's first issue of its magazine.

In honor of the 30th anniversary of Isuzu trucks in the U.S. market, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America this year is celebrating with a restoration of the very first Isuzu ever sold in this country.

Tags: Isuzu, Medium-Duty Trucks, Anniversaries, Cabovers

February 17, 2014 - Industry News

Daimler Truck Financial Celebrates 40 Years

Daimler Truck Financial announced that 2014 marks a company milestone, 40 years in the U.S. trucking industry. Since its inception, Daimler Truck Financial has grown its portfolio to more than $8.7 billion with a customer base of more than 500 dealers and more than 24,000 customers.

Tags: Anniversaries, Daimler Trucks North America


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