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September 10, 2012 - Industry News

GE Capital Fleet Services Names Kristi Webb President and CEO

Kristi Webb

GE Capital Fleet Services announced the appointment of Kristi Webb as president and chief executive officer

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September 10, 2012 - Industry News

New President of Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing Named

Nyberg, new president of Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing.

Goran Nyberg, who's been heading up Volvo operations in the UK, has been appointed president of North American Sales & Marketing, stepping into the shoes filled for less than a year by Ron Huibers

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September 9, 2012 - Industry News

Electric Trucks to Roll out of the Bronx

Smith Electric Vehicles Corp. will begin assembling electric trucks at a new facility in Bronx, N.Y., by the end of the year, according to a recent article by Crain's New York Business

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September 9, 2012 - Industry News

Werner Co. Acquires Knaack LLC

Werner Co. announced that it has acquired 100% of the ownership of Knaack LLC, a unit of Emerson's Commercial & Residential Solutions business

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September 9, 2012 - Industry News

VT Hackney Ramps Up Production Capacity with Plant in Kansas

VT Hackney Inc., a company of VT Systems Inc., will increase the production of its Kidron insulated and refrigerated truck bodies by more than 50% annually with its recently opened production facility in Kansas

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September 9, 2012 - Industry News

Billionaire Investor Wants Navistar Board to Give Seats to Shareholders

Navistar will roll out EPA-2010-compliant Cummins engines with SCR aftertreatment starting with the ProStar+ in January, but it's not enough for activist investor Icahn.

UPDATED: Activist investor Carl Icahn is not satisfied with the recent changes at Navistar International Corp., especially since they were made without input from him and three other major investors. In an open letter to the Navistar board of directors, he urged them to offer four seats to shareholders immediately, and threatened a fight if they don't

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September 7, 2012 - Industry News

Truck Driver Frees Severely Injured Children from Crashed Minivan

Jason Harte of Rogers, Ark., came upon this accident and volunteered his medical knowledge. He was recently named a Highway Angel for his efforts.

Truck driver Jason Harte of Rogers, Ark., has been named a Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel for freeing children trapped in a minivan after a severe crash

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September 7, 2012 - Industry News

Skarka Named COO of YRC Freight

YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc., announced that Maynard Skarka will assume the newly created position of chief operations officer effective Sept. 10

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September 6, 2012 - Industry News

Meritor Receives 2012 Global Remanufacturer of the Year Award

ReMaTecNews, an international news magazine and website for remanufacturing based in Amsterdam, has named Meritor the 2012 Remanufacturer of the Year

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September 6, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Reports Third-Quarter Results, Accelerates Cost Cutting

Navistar International Corp. reported third-quarter net income of $84 million, down significantly from the $1.4 billion it reported a year ago, and helped by an income tax benefit of $196 million. The company said it's accelerating its cost-reduction actions

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September 5, 2012 - Industry News

Horton Hires VP of Manufacturing

John Getter

Horton hired John Getter as vice president of manufacturing

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September 5, 2012 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Recover in August

Net orders for Class 8 trucks in North America recovered from July, reports ACT Research Co., while Class 5-7 orders were at their lowest level since January

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September 4, 2012 - Industry News

MACS Technician Training for (HFO) R-1234yf Refrigerant

The Mobile Air Conditioning Society Worldwide says it's the first Section 609 certification provider to certify a new technician-training program to SAE J2845 under the SAE J2911 program that covers the new (HFO) R-1234yf refrigerant

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September 4, 2012 - Industry News

Mack Partners with WyoTech to Offer Diesel Technician Training

WyoTech has partnered with Mack to train diesel technicians specifically on Mack trucks.

Mack Trucks is partnering with WyoTech to offer advanced technician training programs

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September 4, 2012 - Industry News

Jeff Conner is New Director of Sales for Fontaine Heavy-Haul

Jeff Conner

Fontaine Heavy-Haul has hired Jeff Conner as director of sales. He will report directly to Dan Rosen, vice-president of sales and marketing

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September 4, 2012 - Industry News

Polar Tank Adds Service Location in Portland, Ore.

Polar Service Centers, St. Cloud, Minn., has opened a second, larger location in Portland, Ore., specializing in parts, service and major repairs for all makes of bulk tank trailers and tank bodies

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August 31, 2012 - Industry News

Wisconsin Kenworth Opens Parts and Service Location on Northern Peninsula

Wisconsin Kenworth has opened a parts and service Kenworth dealership in Escanaba, Mich., providing easy access to the combined U.S. Highways 2 and 41.

Wisconsin Kenworth has opened a parts and service Kenworth dealership in Escanaba, Mich., providing access to the combined U.S. Highways 2 and 41

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August 31, 2012 - Industry News

Great Dane Statesboro Plant Delivers First Customer Trailer to Rowland Transportation

Great Dane's Statesboro manufacturing plant celebrates with Rowland Transportation the completion of the facility's first customer trailer produced to order.

Great Dane's new refrigerated trailer plant in Statesboro, Ga., recently built its first customer trailer produced to order and celebrated with the trailer's new owner, Rowland Transportation of Dade City, Fla

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August 30, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Financial Ups Dealer Inventory Funding

Navistar Financial Corp. signed agreements to renew and increase its largest dealer inventory funding facility to $750 million, effective immediately

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August 29, 2012 - Industry News

Trucker Buddy Ambassador Award Named for Darrell Hicks

The board of directors and ambassadors of Trucker Buddy International announced the organization's Ambassador of the Year award has been named posthumously for Darrell Hicks, the longtime Trucker Buddy board member, advisor and ambassador known as Uncle Darrel

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August 28, 2012 - Industry News

MHC Kenworth Opens Full-Service Facility in Augusta, Ga.

Augusta's 4,500-square-foot parts department includes a 1,500-square-foot display area and 3,000-square-foot parts warehouse offering extensive parts inventory.

MHC Kenworth has opened a new parts and service facility in Augusta, Ga., off of Interstate 20

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August 28, 2012 - Industry News

Huibers Leaving Volvo Trucks for Marine Sibling

Ron Huibers, president of Sales & Marketing North America within Volvo Trucks Americas, is leaving to take over as president of Volvo Penta Americas, which makes marine engines

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August 28, 2012 - Industry News

Utility Names Roland Director of Marketing

Utility Trailer appointed Larry Roland director of marketing.

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company named Larry Roland as the new director of marketing

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August 28, 2012 - Industry News

Eaton to Develop Predictive Battery Management Technology for Hybrid Vehicles

Eaton is working on a way to reduce the size of batteries used in hybrid vehicles ranging from passenger cars to commercial vehicles, without compromising battery life or vehicle performance in hybrid vehicles

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August 27, 2012 - Industry News

Leadership Changes at Accuride

Kenneth Sparks (left) is retiring from Accuride, and Scott Hazlett (right) will be leading Accuride Wheels and Gunite business units.

Accuride Corp. named Scott D. Hazlett senior vice president and general manager, Accuride Wheels and Gunite

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