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July 9, 2012 - Industry News

ACT Research Adds Senior Staff Statistician

Fluharty has more than three decades of experience in the motor vehicle industry at several Tier One suppliers and a US automotive OEM.

Dave Fluharty has joined ACT Research as senior staff statistician.

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July 9, 2012 - Industry News

Highway Angel Helps Driver of Flipped Flatbed

Blair, who drives for Pegasus Transportation of Louisville, Ky., helped a driver out of his overturned flatbed, which was leaking diesel fuel.

The Truckload Carriers Association has added Bryan Blair to its roster of Highway Angels, professional truck drivers who have gone above and beyond to help fellow motorists while on the road. Blair, who is from Bardstown, Ky., drives for Pegasus Transportation of Louisville, Ky

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July 6, 2012 - Industry News

Xata Cuts 29 Employees As it Shifts Toward Mobile Devices

Xata is focusing on mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones.

Xata Corp. has let go 29 employees as part of a shift away from onboard devices in favor of mobile technology, reports Twin Cities Business Magazine. The layoffs affected employees working on the company's older technology

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July 5, 2012 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum Celebrates 100th Birthday for Saurer and Mack Jr. Trucks

The Mack Jr. Model (above) was the first one that Mack produced that had the steering on the left side.  Prior to that, all trucks had the steering wheel on the right; the same side horses were driven from.

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum will host a 100th Birthday party for its 1912 Saurer and 1912 Mack Jr. trucks on Friday, July 13 at 2:30 pm. The event will coincide with this year's Walcott Truckers Jamboree, July 12-13, an event to celebrate professional drivers.

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July 3, 2012 - Industry News

Old Dominion Opens New California, Florida Service Centers

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has opened today opened two new service centers in Pensacola, Fla., and Orange, Calif.

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July 3, 2012 - Industry News

IdleAir Adds More Than 100 Spaces at 13 Locations

In response to customer demand, IdleAir is opening more than 100 additional spaces at 13 locations this summer

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July 3, 2012 - Industry News

Allison Buys Equity Stake in Odyne Systems

Allison Transmission has invested in a non-controlling equity stake in Odyne Systems LLC, which designed and developed a plug-in hybrid power system that interfaces with the Allison family of commercial vehicle transmissions

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July 3, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Friday Announcement Could Signal Emissions-Strategy Switch

The EPA has yet to certify Navistar's MaxxForce 13 to its 0.2g NOx regs.

Amid rumors that it will switch its engine-emissions strategy, Navistar International has scheduled a webcast for Friday to announce "an update to various operational matters related to the company.

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July 3, 2012 - Industry News

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Wholesale Prices Continue to Slide

Wholesale values for medium- and heavy-duty duty models are decreasing this month, reports Ricky Beggs, editor at Black Book, in his report on specialty markets

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July 3, 2012 - Industry News

HDA Truck Pride Expands Footprint with Altorfer Cat

HDA Truck Pride announced the addition of Altorfer Cat.

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July 3, 2012 - Industry News

Northwood University Offers New Aftermarket Scholarship Program

Northwood University will offer a $3,000 scholarship awarded to any qualified and admitted student whose parent or parents work in the automotive or heavy-duty aftermarket

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July 3, 2012 - Industry News

TCA to Host Second Weight Loss Showdown

Truckload Carriers Association will launch a second Showdown in the fall of 2012, and applications are now being accepted through July 31

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July 3, 2012 - Industry News

ADS Announces New Director of Training

The Association of Diesel Specialists appointed Tony Salas as director of training

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July 2, 2012 - Industry News

FreightWatch Warns of Cargo Theft During Holiday Weekend

During the past five years, the Fourth of July weekend has one of the highest rates of cargo theft for any weekend of the year, according to FreightWatch International.

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July 2, 2012 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Opens New Michigan Locations

TravelCenters of America has announced the opening of two new TA-branded locations in Tekonsha, Mich., and Battle Creek, Mich

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July 2, 2012 - Industry News

Smith Electric Adds to Board of Directors, Names New President

Smith Electric Vehicles Corp. producer of all-electric commercial vehicles, announced the appointment of John F. Smith to its board of directors. The company also announced Robin Mackie's appointment to president

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July 2, 2012 - Industry News

Bendix Names New COO

Hungria joins Bendix after a 30-year career as a part of the Volvo organization.

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has appointed Carlos Hungria chief operating officer and a member of the Bendix executive board.

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July 2, 2012 - Industry News

OnRamp Transportation Services Announces New President

OnRamp Transportation Services has promoted Spencer Angerbauer to the role of president. Angerbauer is a 14-year veteran of multiple industries, including transportation, technology, commercial real estate and property management

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June 29, 2012 - Industry News

Eaton and Dana Marketing Partnership Ends

Eaton and Dana will support their product lines independently beginning July 1, 2012

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June 29, 2012 - Industry News

CARB Approves Rebate Funding for Hybrid and Zero-Emission Vehicles

The California Air Resources Board has approved $27 million for its Air Quality Improvement Program, a statewide effort to provide incentives for the purchase of advanced-technology passenger cars and heavy-duty trucks.

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June 29, 2012 - Industry News

Talbert Names New Director of Business Development

Rothwell brings more than 22 years of inside/outside sales and dealer development experience to Talbert.

Talbert Manufacturing appointed industry veteran Gerald (Jerry) Rothwell as director of business development. This position is designed to create and expand markets for the Talbert trailer lines throughout North America

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June 29, 2012 - Industry News

Fras-Le Announces New VP and General Manager

This position at Fras-le is new, and Meirelles will serve as the company's first vice president and general manager, and will report directly to CEO and director of investor relations, Daniel Randon.

Fras-le has appointed Rodrigo Meirelles as vice president and general manager for its North American and European operations. Meirelles will oversee the growth of Fras-le's business in both markets, effective immediately.

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June 28, 2012 - Industry News

JX Peterbilt- Green Bay Names New General Manager

Shoemaker was most recently service director for all 15 JXE dealership locations. Other previous positions with the company include service technician, service advisor and service manager.

Dan Shoemaker was appointed general manager of JX Peterbilt - Green Bay, located in DePere, Wis. Shoemaker is a 24-year veteran with JX Enterprises, the company that owns and operates the full-service Peterbilt commercial vehicle dealership

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June 28, 2012 - Industry News

ACS Advertising Announces Promotions

Erin Young (left) was promoted to vice president, account management and Lori Furnell was promoted to vice president, business development.

ACS Advertising, A Xerox company, announced the promotion of eight team members as the agency develops its client service team

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June 28, 2012 - Industry News

Truckstop Electrification Installed at Four New Sites

Shorepower Technologies now operates about 20 plug-in sites. Fifty sites will be added under the STEP program by the end of 2012.

Truckstop electrification continues to expand, with four more sites in the Mid-South and central U.S. now added to the growing national network of places at which drivers can plug in to reduce idling and save money

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