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August 27, 2012 - Industry News

Worldwide Equipment Opening KW Dealership in Charleston

South Carolina's Kenworth dealer is expanding to the Charleston area. Worldwide Equipment will open a third full-service dealership in South Carolina next month

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August 27, 2012 - Industry News

Trimble to Acquire TMW Systems

Trimble, Sunnyvale, Calif., has agreed to buy privately held TMW Systems, Beachwood, Ohio, for $335 million cash. TMW will be part of Trimble's Transportation & Logistics unit, which also includes PeopleNet and other providers

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August 27, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Names New Chairman, Interim CEO After Ustian Announces Retirement

Navistar International Corp. announced today it has named Lewis B. Campbell, former chairman, president, and CEO of Textron Inc., as executive chairman of Navistar's board of directors and interim Chief Executive Officer. Dan Ustian is retiring as chairman, president, and CEO effective immediately and is leaving the board of directors

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August 26, 2012 - Industry News

Dale 'Truckin' Bozo' Sommers, Trucking Radio Personality, Dead at 68

Dale "The Truckin' Bozo" Sommers, a longtime trucking radio personality, died Friday morning in a Florida hospice. He was 68

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August 23, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Details Product Changes, Thinking Behind Emissions Strategy Change

Navistar chose Cummins Aftertreatment Solutions for a fast-to-market solution.

Navistar will be taking orders within a month for International ProStar+ tractors with a Cummins 15-liter ISX engine and Cummins selective catalytic reduction aftertreatment to meet EPA 2010 emissions regulations. By next May it plans to have available a 13-liter MaxxForce engine with Cummins SCR. The company will roll out both engines in other models in staggered launches throughout next year

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August 23, 2012 - Industry News

J.D. Power Reports More Problems, Less Satisfaction with EPA-Emission Engines

Technology changes related to EPA's 2010 emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks are causing an increase in engine problems and a decrease in overall satisfaction with the powertrain, according to the J.D. Power and Associates' 2012 U.S. Heavy-Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Study

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August 22, 2012 - Industry News

Pete Allen Joins Cadec Global as CEO

Pete Allen joins Cadec as CEO.

Cadec Global announced that transportation industry veteran Pete Allen has joined the company as CEO. Allen was previously Senior Vice President Global Sales at telematics company Inthinc

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August 21, 2012 - Industry News

Heger Takes Over Truck Tire Technologies at Continental

Libor Heger (left) will be replacing Roger Sansbie as Director of Truck Tire Technologies for the Americas. Alex Chmiel (right) will be taking on the role of CVT Brand and Communications Manager.

Roger Stansbie, director of truck tire technologies for the Americas for Continental's Commercial Vehicle Tire Business Unit, is retiring

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August 21, 2012 - Industry News

Dairy Queen Opens at Kenly 95 Petro

Kenly 95 Petro, in Kenly, N.C., added a Dairy Queen

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August 20, 2012 - Industry News

Republic Diesel Buys Truck Supplies Inc.

Republic Diesel Inc., based in Louisville, Ky., purchased the assets and equipment of neighboring Truck Supplies Inc. of Lexington, Ky

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August 20, 2012 - Industry News

FleetPride Acquires Great Lakes Truck & Trailer

FleetPride acquired the assets of Great Lakes Truck & Trailer, originally founded in 1979 by Dan Cable

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August 20, 2012 - Industry News

Highway Angel Helps Fellow Driver Survive a Heart Attack

Steven Huett of Orion, Ill., a professional truck driver for Tennant Truck Lines Inc., recently was recognized for helping a fellow truck driver survive a heart attack.

The Truckload Carriers Association added a new name to its roster of Highway Angels. Steven Huett of Orion, Ill., a professional truck driver for Tennant Truck Lines of Colona, Ill., is being recognized for helping a fellow truck driver survive a medical emergency

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August 20, 2012 - Industry News

New Front-Discharge Mixer Design Highlights Terex Anniversary

Terex engineers are redesigning their current front-discharge mixer trucks for greater efficiency and ease of servicing. The new trucks might or might not look different to casual eyes.

It's been 40 years since a group of Midwestern ready mix concrete producers banded together to manufacture a new front-discharge ready mix truck that they called Advance

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August 17, 2012 - Industry News

Noregon Adds Director of National Fleet Accounts

Noregon Systems added Brent Hamil as director of National Fleet Account

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August 16, 2012 - Industry News

HireRight Settles Claim of Inaccurate Background Reports on Truck Drivers

HireRight, which the trucking industry knows for its DAC driver screening services, has agreed to pay $2.6 million to settle charges that it did not take adequate steps to verify the accuracy of criminal background checks as required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act

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August 16, 2012 - Industry News

Mack, Volvo to Build Transmissions in U.S.

The Mack mDrive and Volvo I-Shift transmissions are now being assembled in Hagerstown, Md

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August 15, 2012 - Industry News

Chrysler Truck Sales Strong, 'Ram' to Replace 'Dodge' in Registrations

CORRECTED -- Chrysler's Ram truck brand is doing very well, showing that splitting it off from Dodge about two years ago was a wise move, say company executives. And starting with 2013 models, Rams will gain official registration status at state motor vehicle departments

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August 14, 2012 - Industry News

Great Dane Announces New Sales and Branch Operations Structure

Great Dane welcomes Jon Jeffries (left) as vice president and general sales manager, while Dave Durand (right) is in an expanding aftermarket role.

Great Dane announced a new general sales manager and is realigning its branch system to better serve the growing needs of the aftermarket

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August 13, 2012 - Industry News

HDT Wins Azbee Editorial Honors

The editors of Heavy Duty Trucking magazine won two regional and one national award in the American Society of Business Publication Editors' annual Azbee Awards of Excellence

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August 10, 2012 - Industry News

Internet Radio Show Extends Reach of TCA's Highway Angel Program

The Truckload Carriers Association's 15-year-old Highway Angels program is getting a boost from the Internet-based radio show hosted by country music singer and official Highway Angel spokesperson Lindsay Lawler

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August 9, 2012 - Industry News

Massachusetts Right to Repair Bill Excludes Medium- and Heavy-Duty Trucks

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick recently signed the state's Right to Repair legislation. The Right to Repair Coalition says it is the first-of-its-kind in the country, and will serve as a model for other states. However, the new law exempts vehicles over 10,000 pounds

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August 9, 2012 - Industry News

GreenMan Technologies Announces Name Change to American Power Group Corporation

GreenMan Technologies Inc. has changed its name to American Power Group Corp

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August 8, 2012 - Industry News

DTNA Expects 2012 Growth in Vocational, Natural Gas, Exports

Freightliner recently ran a trip from LA to DC on compressed natural gas to showcase the new Cascadia 113 day cab tractor and ISX 12 G combination.

While 2012 may look a little sluggish compared to 2011, Mark Lampert, senior vice president-sales and marketing for Daimler Trucks North America, sees plenty of growth opportunity ahead this year

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August 8, 2012 - Industry News

Timken Appoints Two Execs to New Leadership Positions

The Timken Company named Christopher A. Coughlin and Richard G. Kyle to the newly created positions of group presidents

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August 7, 2012 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Founder Honored by White House

Ellen Voie, founder of Women in Trucking

The founder, president and CEO of the Women in Trucking association was honored by the White House

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