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August 7, 2012 - Industry News

KOI Auto Parts Joins Vipar Heavy Duty

KOI Auto Parts in Cincinnati, Ohio, has joined the Vipar Heavy Duty network of distributors

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August 7, 2012 - Industry News

Bridgestone will Build Guayule farm in Arizona

Bridgestone Corp. announced that locations for a guayule research farm and associated process research center have been selected as part of a process to find alternatives to natural rubber for making tires

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August 7, 2012 - Industry News

Stertil-Koni Sues Rotary Lift for Patent Infringement

Stertil-Koni says the Rotary Lift EFX, top, infringes on the patent for its Ecolift, bottom.

Stertil-Koni USA filed a lawsuit against Vehicle Services Group LLC, saying VSG's Rotary Lift EFX scissor lift line infringes on its patent, trade dress and copyright

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August 6, 2012 - Industry News

Meritor Net Income up 188% Year Over Year

Meritor reported net income of $49 million for its third fiscal quarter, up 188% compared with $17 million for the same quarter a year ago

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August 6, 2012 - Industry News

Xata: Customers Shifting to Mobile Solutions

Xata Corp. saw a drop in revenue for its fiscal 2012 third quarter as it shifted its focus to more mobile-based software platforms

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August 6, 2012 - Industry News

Westport Projecting Strong Growth, Investing in Product Development

Westport Innovations Inc. reported a net loss of $6.1 million in the second quarter, an improvement over the net loss of $18.1 million for the same period last year

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August 6, 2012 - Industry News

NTTC Announces Executive Management Transition

The National Tank Truck Carriers, has named Daniel R. Furth president. He succeeds former President John Conley who plans to retire at the end of 2013

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August 2, 2012 - Industry News

July Orders for Class 8 Trucks Very Weak

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing July Class 8 truck net orders at 12,568 units, the lowest month for orders since August 2010 and 32% below the same month last year.

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August 2, 2012 - Industry News

Comdata now Processing Cardless Fuel Transactions

Comdata is now processing live customer transactions via its cardless fueling technology. The first transaction occurred at the Love's Travel Stop in Pauls Valley, Okla

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August 2, 2012 - Industry News

Meritor Reports Net Income of $49 Million, Up 188 Percent Year Over Year

Meritor, Inc. reported strong financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2012, with net income of $49 million, compared with $17 million for the third quarter of 2011

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August 2, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Makes Meritor Wabco ABS Standard on Models

Meritor Wabco's anti-lock braking system is now standard equipment on all International ProStar+ and LoneStar Class 8 trucks

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August 2, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar's Engine Plans Include Cummins, but Its Financial Losses Continue

Red engines will reappear under certain Navistar hoods, beginning in January 2013.

Navistar International Corp. said its switch to diesel exhaust aftreatment will include use of Cummins liquid urea injection equipment, and that it will offer the Cummins ISX15 engine in some truck models beginning in January

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August 1, 2012 - Industry News

Kenworth Score Highest in Customer Service Two Years Running

Kenworth Truck Company achieved the highest customer satisfaction ranking among truck owners in the Heavy Duty Dealer Service Segment, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Heavy Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction Study

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July 31, 2012 - Industry News

Continental Offers Emergency Road Service to Owner-Ops

Through an affinity program offered to OOIDA members, owner-operators can now remove some of the uncertainty that comes with roadside tire emergencies

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July 31, 2012 - Industry News

FleetPride Makes Second Indiana Acquisition

FleetPride has acquired the assets of Midwest Brake & Wheel, Inc. and Gille Company, Inc. of Indianapolis, Indiana. This acquisition marks FleetPride's second entrance into the Indiana market

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July 30, 2012 - Industry News

HDMA Names New Director of Membership Development

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association named Beth Barkovich as the director of membership development

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July 30, 2012 - Industry News

Bosselman Boss Shops open 38th Location

Bosselman Boss Truck Shops' newest location is in Bellemont, Ariz., at I-40 Exit 185

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July 30, 2012 - Industry News

FleetPride Acquires Midwest Brake & Wheel

Truck and trailer parts giant FleetPride has acquired the assets of Midwest Brake & Wheel and Gille Company

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July 27, 2012 - Industry News

Some Drought-Stricken States Lift Trucking Regs for Relief

Governors in some Midwestern states are easing trucking regulations for trucks providing relief to farmers hard-hit by the continuing drought

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July 26, 2012 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Reports Record Parts and Service Revenues

Rush Enterprises, which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, reported $17.4 million in net income for the second quarter, up from $12.5 million the same quarter a year ago

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July 26, 2012 - Industry News

Peterbilt Dealer Group Opens New Location in Delaware

The Pete Store, one of the largest truck dealers in the United States, opened The Peterbilt Store - Delaware, a full-service truck dealership in Seaford, Del

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July 25, 2012 - Industry News

Gunite Corp. to Consolidate North American Operations

Accuride Corp., supplier of components to the commercial vehicle industry, announced that its Gunite business unit is consolidating North American production into the Rockford, Ill., facility where the unit is based

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July 25, 2012 - Industry News

Volvo 'Big Rig' Partners with N.C. Children's Museum

The interactive Volvo VNL 670 exhibit allows children to get behind the wheel and explore all aspects of the truck and its sleeper cab as they learn the importance of trucks in society.

Volvo Trucks has partnered with the Greensboro, N.C., Children's Museum to open a new permanent exhibit featuring a Volvo VNL 670. The interactive display allows children to get behind the wheel and explore all aspects of the truck and its sleeper ca

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July 25, 2012 - Industry News

Kenworth of Buffalo - Syracuse Relocates To Larger Facility

Kenworth of Buffalo has relocated its Syracuse, N.Y., dealership to a larger facility located at Interstate 90 (New York Thruway) Exit 35, also accessible to I-81, State Routes 11 and 481, and the Syracuse airport

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July 24, 2012 - Industry News

Paccar Announces Positive Second Quarter Financials

Paccar reported increased revenues and net income for the second quarter of 2012, but warned that truck orders could be weaker in the second half

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