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June 26, 2013 - Industry News

EPA Has Big Ambitions for New Heavy Duty Fuel Economy Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency is more ambitious for the next phase of its heavy-duty truck fuel economy standards than it was for the first, and will look at trailers as well as new engine and transmission technologies.

Tags: Fuel Economy Standards, GHG, EPA, Industry, Fuel and Oil, President Obama, ACT Expo

June 25, 2013 - Industry News

President’s Plan Looks Beyond 2018 Heavy Truck Emissions Levels

Photo: Evan Lockridge

In a speech Tuesday calling for tougher emissions for coal-fired power plants, President Obama also laid out what he wants when it comes to emissions from heavy trucks and the future of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Tags: Fuel Economy Standards, GHG, Industry, Fuel and Oil, President Obama

January 24, 2013 - Industry News

St. Christopher Fund Scholarship Deadline Extended

The St. Christopher Fund has extended the deadline for submitting applications for the TBS Factoring Service Trade School Scholarship to March 1

Tags: Industry, St. Christopher Fund, Health, Scholarships

January 24, 2013 - Industry News

Omnitek Engineering to Relocate to Larger Facility

Omnitek Engineering, San Marcos, Calif., is moving into a new facility that's double the size of its current location, in anticipation of strong domestic demand for diesel-to-natural gas engine conversions, as well as continued international market growth

Tags: Industry, Natural Gas, Omnitek

January 23, 2013 - Industry News

Fras-le Launches Block Production at Prattville Facility

Fras-le announced that it began production of heavy-duty brake lining at its friction manufacturing facility in Prattville, Ala. earlier this month.

Fras-le announced that it began production of heavy-duty brake lining at its friction manufacturing facility in Prattville, Ala. earlier this month. This is the first time Fras-le has produced heavy-duty brake lining in the U.S.

Tags: Industry, Fras-le, Meritor

January 23, 2013 - Industry News

Carriers to Continue to be Conservative in Replacing Fleet Equipment

Carriers will continue to be very conservative in replacing their fleet equipment over the next twelve months, according to the Fourth Quarter 2012 Business Expectations Survey from Transport Capital Partners. Although there is an increase in

Tags: Industry, TCP

January 23, 2013 - Industry News

PSI Hires James Sharkey to Fill New Post

James Sharkey has joined Pressure Systems International as Director of Strategic Initiatives. In his new position with PSI, Sharkey will play a leadership role in expanding the market for the company's automatic tire inflation syste

Tags: Industry, PSI

January 23, 2013 - Industry News

Equipment Lease Finance Industry Confidence Increases in January

Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 54.2, an increase from the December index of 48.5, reflecting industry participants' improved outlook amid ongoing concerns with economic conditions and management of fiscal issues.

Tags: Industry, Economy

January 23, 2013 - Industry News

Mack Honors Tri-State Truck Center Inc. as 2012 Distributor of the Year

Mack Trucks announced that Tri-State Truck Center Inc. of Memphis, Tenn. is its 2012 North American Distributor of the Year

Tags: Industry, Mack

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: Industry, 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: Industry, 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: Industry, Betts, HDAW, Aftermarket

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: Industry, 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: Industry, 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: Industry, ACT Research, Medium-Duty Trucks

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: Industry, Cargo Theft, Security, FreightWatch

January 22, 2013 - Industry News

TRC Expands Regional Footprint

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

Tags: Industry, 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: Industry, CARB, EPA

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: Industry, 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: Industry, Remanufacturing, HDRG, electronics

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: Industry, 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: Industry, Propane Autogas, Fontaine, Alternative Fuels

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

Tags: Industry

January 17, 2013 - Industry News

East Coast Brake Rebuilders Adds High-Tech Paint System

East Coast Brake Rebuilders in Virginia Beach, Va., has added a new paint system for brake shoes it says is one of the first in the industry

Tags: Industry, HDA Truck Pride, Aftermarket, Brakes, Distributors

January 17, 2013 - Industry News

Rocky Mountain Parts Specialists broadens Utah reach

After Rocky Mountain Parts Specialists acquired Truman Parts Company out of Brigham City, Utah, in November, they decided to relocate the business to Lindon, Utah, south of Salt Lake City. In the process, they also expanded into a 20,000-square-foot facility with an enhanced inventory over $600,000

Tags: Industry, HDA Truck Pride, Aftermarket, Utah

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