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July 23, 2012 - Industry News

Highway Angel Helps Trucker, Motorist at Accident Scene

Kenny Cass of FedEx Freight, Portland, Ore., has been named the newest Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel for helping at the scene of an accident.

Kenny Cass of FedEx Freight, Portland, Ore., has been named the newest Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel for helping at the scene of an accident

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July 23, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Names New Vice President of Sales and Marketing

American Trucking Associations named Don Lynn ATA's new vice president of sales and marketing.

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July 23, 2012 - Industry News

Hino Trucks Sets U.S. Launch Plan for New Class 5 Cabover

Due to a limited supply of initial diesel-electric hybrid cab-over trucks, the release of these vehicles will begin in the state of California in September.

Hino Trucks' new Class 5 195 and 195h COE trucks will be arriving at qualified Hino dealerships across the country this fall. Available with a Diesel (195) or Diesel-Electric Hybrid (195h) powertrain, the 19,500 -pound GVW trucks feature 210 horsepower and 440 pounds-feet of torque from Hino's 5-liter J05E Series engine

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July 20, 2012 - Industry News

New Life Transport Parts Center Announces Promotion

New Life Transport Parts promoted George Barrett to vice president of operations from his previous position as director of distribution

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July 19, 2012 - Industry News

Eaton Releases Paper on Role of Clutches in Dampening Harmful Torsional Vibrations

The piece describes how modern damper technology has evolved over the years to effectively reduce driveline resonance that is created naturally in any internal combustion engine.

Eaton Corp. has published a new technical paper on how contemporary mechanical clutches can protect high-value drivetrain components from harmful torsional vibrations in commercial trucks.

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July 18, 2012 - Industry News

Telogis Acquires Navtrak

Telogis, Inc. has acquired Navtrak, provider of mobile resource and fleet management solutions.

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July 18, 2012 - Industry News

American Truck Group Builds "Green" Mississippi Dealership

American Truck Group and its CEO, Louis "Louie" J. Normand Jr., have built a new "green" truck dealership in Gulfport, Miss

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July 18, 2012 - Industry News

Bendix White Paper Offers In-Depth Look at RSD Mandate

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC has released a white paper titled "The Federal Reduced Stopping Distance Mandate: Impact and Solutions." The paper examines the evolution of the mandate, while outlining how the ruling fits within the broader context of industry braking trends

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July 17, 2012 - Industry News

New Fontaine Modification Business Segment Dedicated to Auto Transport Industry

Fontaine Modification is launching a new business segment, Fontaine Auto Transport Modification Services, dedicated to supporting the auto transport industry. The business segment and its new modification center will be located in Gainesville, Ga., to be near Cottrell Inc., an auto transport trailer manufacturer

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July 17, 2012 - Industry News

Caribou Coffee Opens at Joplin 44

The new Caribou Coffee is a full-service specialty coffee shop featuring a variety of made-to-order coffee drinks, iced coffee, cappuccino, blended cooler and smoothie drinks as well as teas.

Joplin 44 Truckstop, Joplin, Mo., has added a Caribou Coffee to its list of offerings. The new Caribou Coffee opened Tuesday and is a full-service specialty coffee shop featuring a variety of made-to-order coffee drinks, iced coffee, cappuccino, blended cooler and smoothie drinks as well as teas

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July 17, 2012 - Industry News

Dana's Aftermarket Business Boosts Digital Strategy

Dana Holding Corp. has further developed its digital strategy to help customers - both dealers and consumers - more easily locate and purchase Dana products

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July 17, 2012 - Industry News

JX Truck Center Breaks Ground on New Dealership

Members of JXT, JX Enterprises, the Village of Kronenwetter and members of Ghidorzi Companies (architects and construction firm for the new dealership) break ground for the new facility.

JX Truck Center broke ground on a new 28,000 square-foot facility in Kronenwetter, Wis., during a ceremony with village officials and company management. The new site is located approximately six miles south of the commercial truck dealership's current location in Wausau, Wis

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July 16, 2012 - Industry News

Highway Angel Rescues Badly Injured Motorist

Larry Druckamiller of Warsaw, Ind. drives for Ruan Transportation Management Systems of Des Moines, Iowa, and is credited for saving a man's life on a very cold night.

The Truckload Carriers Association's latest Highway Angel is Larry Druckamiller of Warsaw, Ind. Druckamiller drives for Ruan Transportation Management Systems of Des Moines, Iowa, and is credited for saving a man's life on a very cold night

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July 16, 2012 - Industry News

Bridgestone Rubber Tree Research Pays Off

Bridgestone Corp. says it has successfully decoded the main genome sequence for the latex-producing rubber tree. The genome sequence is the "blueprint" of living organisms containing the genetic information needed in maintenance and reproduction

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July 16, 2012 - Industry News

Bergstrom Names Director of Test and Development

As a result of ongoing growth, Bergstrom named Alan Leupold director of test and development

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July 13, 2012 - Industry News

Kenworth Plant Earns Environmental Honor

The Kenworth assembly plant in Renton, Wash., was recently honored with a 2011 Gold Award presented by the King County (Wash.) Industrial Waste Program

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July 12, 2012 - Industry News

Cascade Sierra Solutions Reaches Idle Reduction Milestone with Webtech Wireless

Cascade Sierra Solutions has achieved a significant milestone in its drive to reduce emissions and idling as part of the Port of LA and the Port of Long Beach Clean Air Initiative

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July 12, 2012 - Industry News

Fras-Le Purchases $1.5 Million Brake Dynamometer

The new dynamometer, for light- and medium-duty vehicle testing, is designed to reproduce actual vehicle road conditions and will test for durability, wear, performance and NVH

To expand its testing capabilities, friction material manufacturer Fras-le North America Inc. has purchased a new brake NVH dynamometer from Link Engineering Company for $1.5 million

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July 12, 2012 - Industry News

Skinner Diesel Services Celebrates 30 Years

Skinner Diesel Services of Columbus, Ohio is celebrating 30 years in business. The company began as a general truck repair facility in 1982. Thirty years later, it has expanded and adapted with additional business segments

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July 11, 2012 - Industry News

'Uncle Darrell' Hicks, Longtime Coolant Expert and Industry Volunteer, Dies of Lung Disease

The late Darrell Hicks, left, was active in groups such as Trucker Buddy International.

Darrell Hicks, Tulare, Calif., passed away Tuesday following a battle with pulmonary fibrosis, a progressively debilitating lung disease

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July 11, 2012 - Industry News

GATR Named Volvo Dealer of the Year

From left: Kelly Sheehan, chair, Volvo's Dealer Advisory Council; Bob Neitzke, GATR dealer principal; Ron Huibers, president, Volvo Trucks North American sales & marketing; Terry Billings, Volvo Trucks vice president, sales – U.S.

Volvo Trucks named GATR of Sauk Rapids, Minn., its 2011 U.S. Dealer of the Year.

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July 11, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Spending $49 Million to Upgrade Showers

Drivers using Pilot Travel Centers and Flying J Travel Plazas will benefit from a $49 million investment to remodel and upgrade more than 4,400 showers, with 75% of its network of showers to be rebuilt during the next 18 months

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July 10, 2012 - Industry News

Wood Creek, Bowman, Milestone Acquire GE Trailers

A fleet of approximately 27,000 over-the-road trailers previously owned by GE's Trailer Fleet Services (formerly Transport International Pool) was acquired by Wood Creek Capital Management, Bowman Sales and Equipment and Milestone Trailer Leasing

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July 10, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Opens Midwest Parts Distribution Center

Navistar has opened a new Midwest Parts Distribution Center in Joliet, Ill

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July 10, 2012 - Industry News

Truck Tire Market Expected to Remain Strong

Almost all signs through the first and second quarters of 2012 point to a strong domestic truck tire market throughout the year. That is true for both the replacement and original equipment levels

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