PeopleNet Announces Executive Promotions

Mark Botticelli has joined PeopleNet as executive vice president and head of technology, and several company veterans have been promoted to executive-level positions. Brian McLaughlin recently replaced former PeopleNet Founder and CEO Ron Konezny, who was named general manager of Trimble’s expanding Worldwide Transportation and Logistics division.

Botticelli brings 25 years of experience providing technology innovation, strategic leadership and superior product delivery. He is responsible for PeopleNet’s North American technology strategy and product delivery across wireless, software, hardware, infrastructure and quality assurance. He previously led the development of several mobile worker-centric and vehicle-centric applications within Trimble’s Mobile Resource Management business.

New Senior Sales Vice Presidents Garland Jackson and Mark Kessler are assuming more market management authority and will be collaborating with Jamie Williams, president of PeopleNet Canada, on key operating issues.

Jackson, in addition to leading regional accounts, is adding small markets, sales operations and sales engineering to his gamut and will focus on common processes across the U.S. Prior to joining PeopleNet 12 years ago, he held senior management positions at UPS in ground and air operations, customer service, product and business development, and sales and marketing. He also was heavily involved in the launch and deployment of UPS’s first wireless communication service initiative and research development for UPS subsidiary World Wide Logistics.

Kessler will continue to manage the growth of national accounts while overseeing PeopleNet’s expansion into Mexico and other strategic markets. Kessler sits on the National Private Truck Council Advisory Board, serves on several committees of the American Trucking Associations and has served on the Truckload Carriers Association’s Board of Directors.

Rick Ochsendorf, former operations vice president, is now senior vice president of operations and product management, with added product strategy and management responsibilities. Ochsendorf had nearly 20 years of transportation experience before joining PeopleNet, having spent more than nine years at Berger Transfer and Storage in the accounting, sales and operations, followed by 10 years at Q Carriers leading the operations, maintenance and recruiting. During Ochsendorf’s leadership of PeopleNet’s operations during the past six years, he developed the Professional Services program to reinforce the company’s focus on creating ROI for customers.

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3/28/2012 – Diamond International Completes Renovation and Expansion in Russellville, Ark.
To support business growth and service innovations, Diamond International of Russellville, a local International Truck dealership, has completed the final phase of a $2.5 million expansion….
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3/28/2012 – Haldex Expands Remanufactured and Friction Product Management Team

Haldex has added Tim Shaw as product manager for all remanufactured products produced in the Marion, N.C. remanufacturing plant, and Dan Dunkleberger joined Haldex as product manager for friction products and remanufactured brake shoes….
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3/28/2012 – Detroit Diesel Renames Detroit Diesel Genuine Parts
Detroit Diesel Corp. is re-naming the Detroit Diesel Genuine Parts brand to Detroit Genuine Parts. The former Detroit Diesel Reliabilt brand will be folded into the Detroit Genuine Parts brand as well….
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3/27/2012 – Green Truck Association Announces Three Technology Councils
The Green Truck Association, an affiliate division of the National Truck Equipment Association, has formed three technology councils to better represent specific segments within the green truck industry….
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3/26/2012 – Universal Lubricants Launches Initiative to Convert Fleets to Re-refined Engine Oils
Universal Lubricants announced an initiative to educate fleets about the benefits of re-refined engine oils….
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3/26/2012 – FleetPride Opens Location in Cincinnati
FleetPride opened a new location in Cincinnati, located at 2514 Commerce Blvd….
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3/23/2012 – Pilot Flying J Acquires Travel Plaza in Alexandria, Minn.
Pilot Flying J acquired a travel plaza in Alexandria, Minn., at 3181 Evergreen Lane off Interstate 94 at Exit 100. It will remain open during remodeling, which is expected to be complete in July 2012….
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3/23/2012 – TCA Highway Angel Helps Man Having Heart Attack
The Truckload Carriers Association‘s latest Highway Angel is Jonathan “AZ” Atzenhofer, a professional truck driver for FTC Transportation Inc. of Oklahoma City….
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3/23/2012 – Vipar Heavy Duty Names James McGuire Director of Business Development
Vipar Heavy Duty named James McGuire director of business development with responsibility for stockholder development in the Central U.S….
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3/22/2012 – IdleAir Opens New Site in Benson, Ariz.
IdleAir has opened a new location in Benson, Ariz. next to Love’s at Exit 302 off of I-10….
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3/22/2012 – ‘2020 Super Truck’ Wins Freightliner Design Contest on Facebook
LOUISVILLE, KY — Swoopy styling and interior innovations by a young art student won Freightliner Trucks’ Future of Pride Profit design contest, conducted over the last four months strictly on Facebook….
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3/21/2012 – CARB Urges Truckers to Report Vehicles Before March 30 Deadline
The California Air Resources Board is reminding California-bound truck owners that the deadline to report information regarding their fleets has been extended to March 30….
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3/21/2012 – Highway Angel Honored for Helping Woman with Diabetes
The Truckload Carriers Associationnamed Jonathan W. Bennett, a professional truck driver for Walden Haulers Group Inc., Harriman, Tenn., its latest Highway Angel….
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3/21/2012 – Wabco Appoints VP, Americas and VP, Compression and Braking
Wabco Holdings Inc. announced appointed Nikhil Varty to the newly created position of vice president, Americas and mergers acquisitions, reporting to the CEO….
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3/21/2012 – FleetPride Opens Fourth Utah Location
FleetPride has opened a new 8,000-square-foot location in Ogden, Utah, its fourth location in the state….
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3/19/2012 – Women-Owned Businesses to be Identified on Load Board
Internet Truckstop, with help from the Women In Trucking Association, launched a program that will designate women-owned businesses on the truckstop.com load board….
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3/19/2012 – NationaLease President Scoggins Retires
Gene Scoggins, president of NationaLease, is retiring after a 37-year career in transportation. …
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3/19/2012 – TRALA Elects Tom Brown of Brown NationaLease as 2012-2013 Chairman

Tom Brown, president of Brown NationaLease in Des Moines, Iowa, was unanimously chosen by the members of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association as 2012-2013 chairman…
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3/19/2012 – HDT Wins Business Journalism Award
Heavy Duty Trucking Editor-in-Chief Deborah Lockridge was named a Neal Award winner today by American Business Media during the 58th Annual Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards ceremony Friday in New York City, for her article, “9 Ways to Keep Cargo Safe Secure” in the July 2011 issue of HDT….
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3/16/2012 – TRALA Funds Vocational Scholarship Program
The Truck Renting and Leasing Association plans to launch the TRALA Industry Scholarship Program….
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3/16/2012 – Travel Centers of America Sees Losses for 4Q, Gains for the Year

For the 2011 fourth quarter, Travel Centers of America had a net loss of $2.5 million. This is, however, an improvement compared to the net loss of $30 million in the 2010 fourth quarter….
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3/16/2012 – Wingfoot Opens Truck Care Center in Arizona
Wingfoot Commercial Systems, a subsidiary of The Goodyear Tire Rubber Company , expanded its on-highway service network with a Wingfoot Truck Care Center in Winslow, Ariz….
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3/16/2012 – Kinedyne Expands Management Team
Kinedyne Corp. announced three additions to its team. All three men were most recently with Ancra International….
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3/16/2012 – Allison Transmission Shares Rise in First Day
Allison Transmission Holdings Inc.’s shares rose the day of their debut after falling earlier in the day….
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3/15/2012 – FleetPride Acquires Trane’s Diesel Service
FleetPride acquired the assets of Trane’s Diesel Service in Idaho Falls, Idaho….
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3/15/2012 – Driver Named Highway Angel for Chain-up Help
The Truckload Carriers Association announced its latest Highway Angel is professional truck driver Mike Mozley of Kool Pak, Lake Oswego, Ore….
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3/15/2012 – AME Hires Aftermarket Sales Manager
AME International, manufacturer of tire changing tools and equipment, hired Rob Henwood as heavy duty aftermarket sales manager….
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3/14/2012 – Ancra Promotes Larocque to Managing Director, Ancra Canada
Ancra International promoted Brian Larocque to managing director of Ancra Canada….
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3/13/2012 – Alapont to Retire as Federal-Mogul President and CEO
Jose Maria Alapont will retire as the president and CEO of Federal-Mogul Corp. on March 31. …
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3/13/2012 – HDT Announces 2012 Truck Fleet Innovators
Newport Business Media announced its 2012 HDT Truck Fleet Innovators. Since 2006, each year the editors of Heavy Duty Trucking have honored a group of select industry leaders for their innovation in various areas….
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3/12/2012 – Bridgestone Launches Project to Develop Sustainable Source of Natural Rubber
Bridgestone Corp. has plans for a research project in the U.S. to develop the Guayule plant as a commercially viable, renewable source of high-quality natural rubber….
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3/9/2012 – Love’s Donates $25,000 to Red Cross for Tornado Disaster Relief
Love’s Travel Stops will donate $25,000 to the American Red Cross, Louisville, Ky., regional chapter to help communities in the Southern Indiana and Kentucky areas struck by tornadoes on March 2….
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3/9/2012 – Great Dane Promotes Three Engineers
Great Dane promoted three members of its Savannah, Ga., engineering management team, Charlie Fetz, Adam Hill and Alan Whiten….
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3/8/2012 – Pilot Flying J Acquires Travel Plaza in Northfield, Minn.
Pilot Flying J acquired a travel plaza in Northfield, Minn., located at 8051 Bagley Ave. off Interstate 35 at Exit 69. It will remain open during remodeling, which is expected to be complete in May….
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3/8/2012 – Parker Reports Positive Results for RunWise Hybrid Drive System
Parker Hannifin confirmed a 43% reduction in fuel consumption and 99% uptime for refuse vehicles using its RunWise Advanced Series Hybrid Drive System after more than a year of service for its fleet of pre-production vehicles operating in several communities in South Florida….
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3/8/2012 – TCA Members Honored for 
Longevity
At its annual convention this week, the Truckload Carriers Association paid tribute to the “Ambassador Club” companies who have held longtime memberships….
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3/8/2012 – Robert Low Elected TCA Chairman
The Truckload Carriers Association has a new chairman: Robert Low, president and founder of Prime Inc., Springfield, Mo. Low, who will serve for the 2012-2013 term, was sworn in during TCA’s Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla., this week….
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3/8/2012 – NTEA Installs Frank Livas as 48th President
Frank Livas, president of Brake Clutch, Salem, Mass., was installed as the 48th president of the NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry….
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3/8/2012 – CARB Offers New Leasing Option for Cleaner Trucks
The California Air Resources Board is now offering a lease-to-own financing opportunity to encourage early compliance with CARB’s on-road diesel vehicle and tractor-trailer greenhouse gas regulations….
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3/7/2012 – Motor Carrier Service, Paramount Freight Named 2012 Best Fleets to Drive For
Motor Carrier Service, Northwood, Ohio, and Paramount Freight Systems, Ft. Myers, Fla., are the overall winners of the fourth annual “Best Fleets to Drive For” survey and contest….
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3/7/2012 – Professional Truck Driver Institute Recognizes Longtime Employee Marlene Dakita
ORLANDO, FL — The Professional Truck Driver Institute awarded its 14th annual Lee J. Crittenden Memorial Award to Marlene Dakita, the organization’s long-time certification coordinator, during the Truckload Carriers Association annual convention….
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3/7/2012 – ATA’s Bill Graves to Address Technology Challenges at Pegasus TransTech User Conference

ATA President and CEO Bill Graves will address recent accomplishments in transportation technology by the ATA and the American Transportation Research Institute in his keynote at the Pegasus TransTech Users Conference in Clearwater, Fla., on April 18….
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3/7/2012 – Accuride Chairman Stepping Down; Company Names VP/CFO

William M. Lasky, chairman of Accuride Corp.‘s board of directors, has decided not to stand for re-election at the company’s annual meeting of stockholders on April 24, 2012….
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3/7/2012 – Joyce Brenny Receives 2012 “Influential Woman in Trucking” Award
Joyce Brenny, owner of Brenny Transportation and Brenny Specialized, received the second annual “Influential Woman in Trucking” award at the Truckload Carriers Association‘s annual meeting yesterday….
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3/7/2012 – Pat Quinn Receives Posthumous TCA Past Chairmen’s Award
The Truckload Carriers Association presented its Past Chairmen’s Award posthumously to Pat Quinn, co-chairman and president of U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Chattanooga, Tenn….
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3/6/2012 – Penske Opens Collision Repair Center in Maryland
Penske Truck Leasing has opened its 17th truck collision repair center, in Annapolis Junction, Md….
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3/6/2012 – Ervin Equipment Joins Wabash, Transcraft Dealer Networks
Ervin Equipment joined the dealer network for both Wabash National and its subsidiary, Transcraft….
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3/6/2012 – Ancra Promotes Jim Calico to Executive VP
Ancra International promoted Jim Calico to executive vice president of sales and marketing….
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3/6/2012 – Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake Adds to Executive Team
Eddie Wilkinson was appointed president of Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, a joint venture of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Dana Commercial Vehicle Products
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3/6/2012 – Vanguard Truck Centers Opens Georgia Volvo Location
Vanguard Truck Centers opened its newest full-service Volvo Truck location in Adairsville, Ga….
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3/5/2012 – Superior Distributors Marks 50 Years of Business
Superior Distributors Inc. in Elmwood Park, N.J., is celebrating its 50th year in business….
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3/5/2012 – Poll Explores Transportation Workers’ Sleep Habits
Nearly half of truck drivers in a recently survey say they rarely or never get a good night’s sleep, but that’s not much worse than non-transportation workers and better than train operators and pilots….
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3/2/2012 – Navistar Honors Perdue Farms for Innovative Partnership
Navistar and Barr International Trucks of Salisbury, Md., awarded Perdue Farms a Strategic Partnership Award for collaborating on truck fleet innovations, including an ultra-lightweight tractor specification and fully integrated tractor-trailer electronic controls….
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3/2/2012 – NAFA Announces Beyond Fleet Campaign for Fleet Managers
NAFA Fleet Management Association‘s new Beyond Fleet campaign seeks to gain executive level recognition for fleet managers, educate fleet managers on their value and worth to their employers and equip fleet managers with the tools they need to sell and promote themselves to their employers….
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3/1/2012 – Cooper Teams up with Company to Find New Polymers for Tires
Cooper Tire Rubber Company and Yulex Corp. have signed an agreement to jointly work on developing guayule polymers and resins for tire applications….
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3/1/2012 – Westport Reports Higher Revenues, Net Loss
Westport Innovations reported a net loss of $14.5 million ($0.30 loss per share) for the quarter and a net loss of $60.1 million for the first nine months of its fiscal year (a $1.26 loss per share)….
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3/1/2012 – Cummins Westport Names Jim Arthurs President
Jim Arthurs, former vice president, Westport Cryogenic Systems, is the new president of Cummins Westport….
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3/1/2012 – PacLease Opens Seven Franchises in Midwest and Pacific Northwest
Paccar Leasing will open seven new locations in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest as it continues to expand its franchise network in the United States….
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3/1/2012 – 30th Anniversary Shell Rotella SuperRigs to be Held in Joplin, Mo.
The 30th Anniversary Shell Rotella SuperRigs will take place May 17-19 at the Speedco in Joplin, Mo….
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2/29/2012 – Compli Names David Childers CEO
David Childers is the new chief executive officer at Compli, a provider of HR, safety and compliance management software….
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2/29/2012 – Jeff Glatus Joins Noregon Systems as Brand Manager
Noregon Systems, a North Carolina-based software provider to the transportation industry, named Jeff Glatus brand manager….
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2/29/2012 – Lee Long, Southeastern Freight Lines, Named TMC General Chairman
Lee Long, director of maintenance for Southeastern Freight Lines, Columbia, S.C., was installed as the 2012-2013 general chairman and treasurer of the ATA’s Technology Maintenance Council
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2/28/2012 – Pilot Flying J Opens Travel Plaza in St. George, S.C.
Pilot Flying J opened a new travel plaza in St. George, S.C., located at 113 Motel Drive at Exit 77 off Interstate 95 along U.S. Highway 78….
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2/27/2012 – More Recalls Announced for Problematic Bendix Valve
More recalls were announced last week of trucks with Bendix ATR-6 traction relay valves….
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2/27/2012 – DOT Study Proves ROI on Tire Inflation and Pressure Monitoring Systems
A research project recently completed by the U.S. DOT proves that tire inflation systems and tire pressure monitoring systems can help reduce fuel consumption and improve tread life while lowering tire maintenance costs….
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2/27/2012 – Reliable Transportation Owner Ronald Lhotak Dies
Ronald Lhotak, owner and CEO of Reliable Transportation Specialists Inc., passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, at the age of 68….
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2/24/2012 – Temperature-Controlled Transportation Study Explores Shipper Challenges
RWI Transportation’s 2012 Temperature-Controlled Transportation Report delves into the challenges of temperature-controlled transportation and the strategies shippers use to overcome these challenges. …
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2/24/2012 – Bendix Appoints Director Of Government Affairs
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems appointed Fred Andersky as director of government affairs….
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2/23/2012 – Michelin Celebrates First Anniversary of Commercial Service Network
The Michelin Commercial Service Network has been up and running for one full year and it has already more than doubled its nationwide coverage….
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2/23/2012 – Freightliner Launches 70-Year Celebration
Freightliner Trucks launched a new website, freightlinertrucks.com/70years, to kick off its 70-year anniversary celebration….
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2/23/2012 – Volvo XE13 Powertrain Wins Truck Writers’ Technical Achievement Award
The Truck Writers of North America (TWNA) have recognized the Volvo XE13 powertrain package as the top technical achievement for 2011. The award presentation took place yesterday at the Technology Maintenance Council’s annual meeting in Tampa, Fla….
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2/23/2012 – Aim NationaLease Acquires Schmidt NationaLease In Ohio
Aim NationaLease purchased Schmidt NationaLease in Perrysburg (Toledo), Ohio….
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2/23/2012 – Kentucky Trailer Completes Race Transporter Expansion
Kentucky Trailer significantly expanded its capacity to produce complete race transporters for the motorsports market under the brand Kentucky High Tech Performance Trailers….
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2/23/2012 – TMC Honors Five with Silver Spark Plug Award
The Technology Maintenance Council bestowed its Silver Spark Plug Award on five active members during the group’s annual meeting in Tampa, Fla., this week….
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2/22/2012 – Dana More than Doubles Earnings per Share in 2011
Dana Holding Corp. had a full-year net income of $219 million, compared to $11 million the previous year. Diluted adjusted earnings per share more than doubled to $1.66 from 79 cents in 2010, and sales increased 24% year-over-year to $7.6 billion….
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2/22/2012 – OnRamp Transportation Services Adds New Location, New Jobs
OnRamp Transportation Services, a transportation equipment leasing, sales, and contractor services company, is hiring up to a dozen employees in preparation for the grand opening of its new heavy trailer and truck parts and service center…
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2/22/2012 – Michelin Sees Wide-Base Tire Acceptance Reaching Tipping Point
Wide-base single tires have been in service for more than a decade, and Michelin says customer acceptance has never been stronger. Demand for the lighter, more fuel-efficient tires has grown exponentially in recent years, and Michelin believes customer acceptance has finally reached the tipping point….
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2/22/2012 – Navistar Defense Awards Contact to Hendrickson, AxleTech
Hendrickson, a Boler company, and AxleTech International, a General Dynamics company, were recently awarded a contract from Navistar Defense…
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2/21/2012 – Arrow Truck Sales Offers 90-Day 25,000-Mile Warranty
Arrow Truck Sales
introduced the ConfidencePlus Comprehensive Coverage Program, a 90-day, 25,000-mile warranty program available on 2005 or newer Class 8 and medium-duty trucks….
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2/21/2012 – Bendix Names Director of Fleet Sales
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems named Todd Swales director of fleet sales….
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2/21/2012 – Results of Largest Ever Fuel Economy Benchmarking Study Released
The North American Council for Freight Efficiency has released the results of its first fleet fuel efficiency study, representing 75,000 OTR tractors and 130,000 53-ft trailers from eight fleets….
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2/20/2012 – HDT Announces ’12 Top 20 Products
Heavy Duty Trucking‘s 2012 Top 20 product awards will be given out this week at the Technology and Maintenance Council’s Transportation Technology Exhibition in Tampa, Fla….
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2/20/2012 – Eaton Honored for Charitable Work in Michigan

Eaton Corp.‘s Galesburg, Mich., facility received the “Spirit of Michigan” award from the Michigan Association of United Ways. Eaton contributed a total of $550,000 to the association in 2011….
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2/17/2012 – Volvo’s Crash Cost Calculator Lets Customers Prove Safety Pays
Volvo Trucks has developed a cost calculator that allows customers to input fleet crash data to determine real ROI on crash avoidance and stability control systems….
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2/17/2012 – Volvo Trucks Safety Award Returns in 2012
For the fourth year in a row, Volvo Trucks will recognize two North American fleets with the Volvo Trucks Safety Award for their commitment to safety….
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2/17/2012 – Goodyear Names Finalists for North America Highway Hero Award
Goodyear has named the finalists for its 29th North America Highway Hero Award. The award recognizes professional truck drivers who put their lives on the line to help others, and this year’s finalists braved severe winter weather, the threat of explosion, an underwater rescue and a man with a gun….
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2/16/2012 – Rush Enterprises Reports Record 4Q and Year-End 2011 Results
Rush Enterprises, which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, reported record annual revenues and the highest quarterly pre-tax income in the company’s history….
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2/16/2012 – Meritor Names Vice President and Treasurer
Meritor has appointed Carl Anderson to vice president and treasurer….
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2/16/2012 – Goodyear Wins Award for Retread Innovation
Goodyear was awarded “Tire Manufacturing Innovation of the Year” by Tire Technology International for its Retread Multi-Piece Cushion technology, designed to extend the life of truck tire retread cushion….
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2/15/2012 – Xata Announces Additions to Executive Team
Xata Corp. promoted Scott Meyer from senior vice president, marketing, to chief marketing and strategy officer. The company also hired Steve Chamberlain as executive vice president, field operations….
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2/14/2012 – New Life announces New VP of Distributor and Intermodal Sales
New Life Transport Parts Center promoted Joe Melinsky to vice president, distributor and intermodal sales….
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2/13/2012 – January Truck Sales up Year over Year
January U.S. Class 8 retail truck sales of 14,119 were up by more than 50% from last year’s 9,236, according to figures from Ward’s Communications. Class 7 sales weren’t up quite as dramatically, up 14% to 3,568 compared to 3,124 a year ago, and Class 6 sales rose 19% from 2,524 to 3,004….
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2/13/2012 – Great Lakes Truck Driving School Adds Oil and Gas Industry Training
Great Lakes Truck Driving School added an oil field safety certification course….
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2/10/2012 – Casper, Wyo.
 Inland Truck Parts Provides Reman Shop
The new Inland Truck Parts location in Evansville, Wyo., near Casper, now provides a fully staffed remanufacturing shop with component remanufacturing and rebuilding services….
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2/9/2012 – IdleAir Opens 25th Location
IdleAir, which offers drivers an alternative to idling engines while stopped, opened a new location in Albert Lea, Minn. on I-35, Exit 11 at I-90….
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2/9/2012 – Vipar Heavy Duty Names New Director of Business Development

Vipar Heavy Duty appointed Mark Iasiello as director of business development, national accounts….
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2/8/2012 – Old World Industries Sells Chemical Business to Indorama Ventures PCL
Old World Industries is selling its chemical business, including the ethylene oxide/ethylene glycol manufacturing facility in Clear Lake, Texas, to Indorama Ventures PCL of Bangkok, Thailand….
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2/8/2012 – FleetPride Opens Regional Distribution Center in Bolingbrook, Ill.
FleetPride Inc. opened a 122,000-square-foot regional distribution center in Bolingbrook, Ill….
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2/7/2012 – ATD Chairman: ‘Change Will Come With or Without Us’

In his last speech as chairman of the American Truck Dealers, Utah commercial truck dealer Kyle Treadway urged dealers to embrace the many changes affecting heavy- and medium-duty truck retailing, including the introduction of new federal regulations, technological advances and the entrance of a younger generation of future dealers….
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2/7/2012 – Xtra Lease Orders 9,400 New Trailers for 2012
Xtra Lease ordered 9,400 new vans and reefers for 2012. The new models will replace many older model trailers that will be sold or re-designated as cartage or storage trailers….
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2/6/2012 – Scopelitis Transportation Law Firm Adds Dallas/Fort Worth Office, Two New Lawyers
Transportation attorneys John W. Greene and John P. Dimitry are joining national transportation law firm Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson Feary as the firm opens its ninth office in the Dallas/Fort Worth area starting Feb. 1….
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2/6/2012 – Wisconsin Kenworth Opens Location in La Crosse
Wisconsin Kenworth opened a 15,200-square-foot location in La Crosse….
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2/6/2012 – Terry Dotson Named Truck Dealer of the Year
Terry Dotson, president, chairman and CEO of Prestonburg, Ky.-basedWorldwide Equipment Enterprises, Saturday was named the American Truck Dealers/Heavy Duty Trucking Truck Dealer of the Year.
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2/6/2012 – Peterbilt Wins Both Categories in ATD’s Truck of the Year Contest
Peterbilt Motors won both the medium- and heavy duty categories in the American Truck Dealers’ annual Commercial Truck of the Year competition, announced Sunday at ATD’s convention in Las Vegas….
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2/6/2012 – Cure Names VP of Maintenance and Call Center Operations
Cure Leasing Maintenance announced Ken Hall is its new vice president of maintenance and call center operations….
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2/6/2012 – Inthinc Names Skip Kinford Vice President of Business Development
Inthinc Technology Solutions appointed former Mobileye CEO Skip Kinford as vice president of business development….
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2/3/2012 – Polar Corp. Names President Of Quality Trailer Products
Chris Dietemann is the new president of Quality Trailer Products….
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2/3/2012 – Meritor Revenue Increases $200 Million Compared to Prior Year
Meritor‘s sales in its first fiscal quarter were $1.159 billion, up $202 million or 21% from the same period last year….
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2/3/2012 – Bendix Air-Brake Valve Problem Halts Some New-Truck Deliveries; Temporary Fix is Available
A problem with Bendix ATR-6 air-brake valves has raised a safety alert and caused at least one truck manufacturer to halt deliveries of new Class 8 trucks….
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2/3/2012 – Cummins Announces Record Revenue and Profits for 2011
Cummins reported record sales, profits and cash flow from operations for all of 2011 as well as strong results for the fourth quarter….
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2/3/2012 – Great Dane Manufacturing Facility Builds Its 100,000th Trailer
Great Dane‘s Terre Haute, Ind., manufacturing facility celebrated the completion of its 100,000th trailer….
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2/3/2012 – Fleet Brake to Sell Newly acquired Page Brake Assets
Just a week after Fleet Brake announced its intent to acquire assets of Page Brake Warehouse, the company announced it will sell these assets to FleetPride
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2/2/2012 – Paccar Reports Record Quarterly Revenues
Paccar reported its 73rd year in a row of net profit, with its 4.85 billion in quarterly revenues marking the highest in company history….
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2/2/2012 – Options Media to Acquire Illume Software
Options Media Group Holdings will acquire 100% of the stock of Illume Software Inc., a Boston-based mobile software company that created iZup software, a solution to cellphone-related distracted driving….
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2/2/2012 – Worldwide Equipment New East Trailer Dealer
Worldwide Equipment was named an authorized dealer for East Manufacturing….
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2/2/2012 – HDT Editors Finalists for Prestigious Journalism Awards
Two Heavy Duty Trucking editors are finalists in a prestigious business-to-business journalism competition for their how-to stories….
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2/2/2012 – Calstart to Again Manage California Electric/Hybrid Incentive Program
The California Air Resources Board selected Calstart for the third year in a row to manage the state’s incentive program for electric and hybrid trucks and buses….
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2/1/2012 – Women In Trucking Partners with TMSA to Promote Diversity in Marketing
The Women In Trucking Association is partnering with the Transportation Marketing Sales Association to recognize best practices in reflecting diversity in transportation marketing….
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2/1/2012 – Arsenault Names New CEO, Charles Arsenault Retires
Arsenault Associates announced that Jack Boetefuer is the company’s new CEO. Boetefuer will replace previous CEO Charles Arsenault….
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2/1/2012 – Polar Tank Trailer Names Painter President
Polar Corp. appointed Jim Painter president of Polar Tank Trailer….
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2/1/2012 – Orientation Tips Part of Recruiting/Retention Conference
About 40% of drivers make a decision in their first 72 hours whether they’re going to be a short timer or stay with a company a long time, according to one speaker at a recruiting and retention conference this week in Nashville.

Taking a close look at your orientation processes could be a big step in making sure newly recruited drivers and owner-operators stay beyond a few weeks or months….
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2/1/2012 – Customers Wouldn’t Pay Extra for Any Non-Compliance Penalties Imposed on Navistar, Hebe Says
Customers would not see an upcharge if Navistar International has to pay government penalties for producing engines whose emissions exceed the absolute federal limit for nitrogen oxide (NOx), said Jim Hebe, senior vice president of North American sales….
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2/1/2012 – Dana Opens Distribution Center in Hungary
Dana Holding Corp. opened a new distribution center in Gyor, Hungary, marking the first step in the company’s plans to establish a global aftermarket distribution network….
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1/31/2012 – ATA Announces Law Department Moves
American Trucking Associations announced two personnel moves: the promotion of Prasad Sharma to senior vice president and general counsel and the hiring of Richard Pianka as the association’s new vice president and deputy chief counsel….
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1/31/2012 – Bendix Names Vice President and General Manager of Charging
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announced Mark McCollough is the new vice president and general manager for the charging business….
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1/31/2012 – TransAxle Named Remanufacturer of the Year
During its annual summit in Las Vegas, the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association awarded TransAxle LLC its Mike Hill Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year award….
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1/27/2012 – Meritor and Fras-le Renew North American Supply Agreement
Meritor Inc. and Fras-le S.A. renewed a five-year commercial supply agreement for brake lining for the U.S. and Canadian commercial vehicle markets….
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1/27/2012 – TravelCenters of America Campaign Raises More Than $212,000 for St. Christopher Fund
TravelCenters of America finished its second annual “Band Together for SCF” campaign with $212,538.87 in donations to support the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund, benefiting truck drivers suffering from financial hardship due to medical problems….
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1/27/2012 – HDRG Names TransAxle 2012 Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year
The Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association awarded TransAxle its Mike Hill Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year Award….
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1/27/2012 – Eaton Truck Segment Sees Growth in Fourth Quarter
Eaton saw a record fourth quarter in 2011. The company’s truck segment saw significant year-over-year growth….
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1/26/2012 – Accuride Restructures, Announces Major Investments in NAFTA Capacity and Capability
Accuride says it will invest $110 million in its Accuride Wheels and Gunite business units during 2011-2012….
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1/26/2012 – JX Enterprises Appoints Lead For Two New Dealerships
JX Enterprises appointed industry veteran Dan Ryan to head the company’s two newest dealerships, JX Peterbilt – Fort Wayne and JX Peterbilt – Indianapolis….
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1/26/2012 – Yancey Truck Centers to Acquire International Truck Dealership
Yancey Bros. Co. announced they will acquire the operating assets of Mays International Trucks in Augusta, Ga., effective Jan. 31….
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1/26/2012 – DMS Moving Systems Named 2011 Top Van Line Agency
DMS Moving Systems of Canton, Mich., will receive the 2011 Moving and Storage Agent of the Year Service Excellence Award from the American Moving and Storage Association….
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1/26/2012 – TravelCenters of America Installs GPS on all RoadSquadTrucks
Travel Centers of America installed GPS tracking technology on its RoadSquad fleet of more than 400 emergency road service vehicles….
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1/25/2012 – California Trucking Association Partners With Truckers Against Trafficking
The California Trucking Association announced that members of the association will join forces with Truckers Against Trafficking to combat domestic human trafficking….
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1/25/2012 – Timken Enhances Heavy Truck Training Website
The Timken Company has added to its online training and information about wheel-ends for heavy-duty trucks….
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1/25/2012 – DW Expands Corporate Production and Distribution Center
DW Diesel is building a 55,000-square-foot addition to its production and distribution center. The expansion, expected to complete in spring 2012, is the fourth expansion for the company’s corporate headquarters in Auburn, N.Y….
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1/25/2012 – Bosch Acquires SPX Service Solutions
The Bosch Automotive Aftermarket division will acquire the Service Solutions business of SPX Corp. for $1.15 billion….
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1/25/2012 – CVSN, HDDA to Join Forces
The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network and the Heavy Duty Distribution Association announced a collaborative agreement designed to strengthen the independent heavy-duty distributor aftermarket….
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1/24/2012 – Fleet Brake to Acquire Assets of Page Brake
Fleet Brake has entered into a binding letter of intent to acquire the assets of Page Brake Warehouse, a distributor of heavy-duty parts in the Rocky Mountain region since 1946, and its related entities….
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1/24/2012 – Remy Adds Light-Duty Products to Heavy-Duty Distributor Offering
Remy International now offers light-duty commercial vehicle products through its traditional Delco Remy distribution channels….
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1/24/2012 – Descartes Acquires GeoMicro
Descartes Systems Group, a logistics technology company, acquired GeoMicro Inc., a California-based provider of geographic information systems and commercial turn-by-turn navigation….
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1/23/2012 – Detroit Diesel Delivers 100,000th DD Platform Engine

Detroit Diesel Corp. delivered its 100,000th DD platform engine to Southern Refrigerated Transport, a subsidiary of Covenant Transportation Group….
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1/20/2012 – Accuride Announces Quality and Supply Chain Appointments
Accuride appointed two new members of its Quality and Supply Chain teams. Jd Marhevko has joined Accuride as vice president of quality, and Gerald Merhar has joined Accuride as manager of supplier quality and development….
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1/19/2012 – Tramec, Heavy Duty Suspension Suppliers Corp. Announce Joint Venture
Tramec LLC and the Heavy Duty Suspension Suppliers Corp. Grupo Suspension in Mexico announced they will be entering into a joint venture….
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1/19/2012 – Hyundai Translead Announces New CEO
Hyundai Translead announced that Kenny Lee is the company’s new president and CEO. Lee joins Hyundai with 30 years of experience in international business and Hyundai Motors global operation….
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1/18/2012 – Survey: Driver Pay Needs to be North of $60K
A survey of fleets shows that even though the number of unseated trucks is down slightly, more carriers are thinking that driver pay needs to be more than $60,000….
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1/17/2012 – APRA Installs New Secretary
The Automotive Parts Remanufacturing Association installed Omar Cueto as its new secretary during the International Big R Show in Las Vegas recently….
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1/17/2012 – Aurora Names Vice President of National Accounts
Aurora Parts Accessories LLC announced that Kurt Freitag will be its new vice president of national accounts….
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1/16/2012 – National Association for Minority Truckers to Host Trucker Recognition Events
The National Association for Minority Truckers has declared 2012 as The Year of The Trucker and will host trucker appreciation rallies, convoys and cookouts in various cities….
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1/16/2012 – NATSO Announces Support for Amber Alert Program
The NATSO Foundation announced that the truckstop and travel plaza industry will engage in efforts to recover abducted children through the Amber Alert program….
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1/13/2012 – Daimler Trucks Plans Major Production Increase at Cleveland, N.C., to Fill Strong Order Bank
Sustained strong orders for new vehicles are causing Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) to plan a major increase in production at its Freightliner Truck Manufacturing Plant in Cleveland, N.C. The builder will add a second shift and plans on creating more than 1,100 new jobs by the end of 2012….
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1/13/2012 – Mack Trucks to Appear on National Geographic Channel’s Ultimate Factories
On Saturday, Jan. 14, the premiere of National Geographic Channel’s new show Ultimate Factories will feature Mack Trucks….
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1/12/2012 – Meritor Names Aftermarket Performance System Award Winners
Meritor has announced the winners of the 2011 Aftermarket Performance System awards, which internally recognize performance in lean implementation in Meritor’s global aftermarket facilities….
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1/12/2012 – Ancra Announces Addition to Cargo Division
Ancra announced that John Czarnecki will join the cargo division as sales executive the mid-state region, which includes Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Michigan….
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1/12/2012 – Virtual Technician Joins Detroit Brand Family
Virtual Technician, Daimler Trucks North America‘s real-time remote diagnostic system, will be joining the Detroit family….
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1/11/2012 – Women in Trucking Launches Blog
The Women In Trucking association has created a blog in an effort to connect with its nearly 1,800 members….
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1/10/2012 – Great Dane Welcomes New Dealer for Southwest
Border International of El Paso, Texas has joined Great Dane’s North American distribution network….
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1/10/2012 – FleetPride Announces Two Senior-level Promotions
On Monday, FleetPride announced the promotions of two senior-level employees….
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1/10/2012 – FleetNet Names New Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration
On Friday, FleetNet America announced its hire of John Wood to the position of executive vice president of finance and administration….
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1/10/2012 – Phillips Industries Fills Eastern Regional Sales Manager Position
Phillips Industries has hired Rick Barlow as Eastern Regional Sales Manager. Barlow brings more than twenty years of selling and leadership experience to his new position at Phillips….
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1/9/2012 – Continental Tires Announces Multimillion Dollar Investment and Expansion
Continental Tire the Americas announced multimillion dollar investment in its ContiLifeCycle tread rubber plant in central Mexico. …
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1/9/2012 – SCRA Specialized Transportation Symposium Set For March
The Specialized Carriers Rigging Association will host the 25th anniversary of its Specialized Transportation Symposium March 7-9 in Kansas City, Mo….
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1/9/2012 – JX Peterbilt-Grand Rapids Extends Hours
JX Peterbilt’s Grand Rapids, Mich., location announced its parts and service departments will extend their hours….
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1/6/2012 – Betts Spring Promotes Sixth-generation Leader Bill Betts
Betts Spring, a six-generation family-owned and operated company, has promoted William Michael “Bill” Betts to vice president….
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1/6/2012 – Pilot Flying J Acquires Seven Bosselman Travel Centers
On Thursday, Pilot Flying J announced its completed purchase of seven Bosselman travel centers in the Midwest….
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1/6/2012 – NTTC Announces New Manager of Member Relations
National Tank Truck Carriers announced the addition of Monica Mastracco, the organization’s new manager of member relations. …
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1/5/2012 – NATSO Names Chairman of the Board
Darrin Flitton has been elected as the 2012 chairman for NATSO, the national trade association that represents truckstops and travel plazas….
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1/5/2012 – Heil Sold to Equity Firm
Equity group American Industrial Partners has bought Heil Trailer International from Dover Corp….
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1/5/2012 – WIT Taking Nominations for 2012 “Influential Woman in Trucking” Award
For the second year in a row, the Women in Trucking Association and Navistar will recognize one woman with the 2012 award for “Influential Woman in Trucking.”…
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1/5/2012 – Bee Line Welcomes New Marketing Communications Manager
Tricia Kane has been named the new marketing communications manager for Bee Line…
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1/4/2012 – Gem City Adds Full-Service Truck Tire Center

Gem City Tire, based in Dayton, Ohio, has opened its sixth full-service truck tire center in Sharonville, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati….
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1/4/2012 – Accuride Boosts Aluminum Truck Wheel Capacity
Last year, Accuride significantly enhanced its capacity to make aluminum wheels for the commercial vehicle industry. …
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1/3/2012 – Keller Names New CEO
J.J. Keller and Associates has a new CEO: James J. Keller, previously the company’s president and COO, succeed his brother Robert L. Keller as president/CEO effective Jan 1, 2012….
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12/29/2011 – Secretary of Energy to Deliver Keynote Address at Green Truck Summit
United States Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu will give the keynote address at the 2012 Green Truck Summit on Monday, March 5 at The Work Truck Show 2012….
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12/29/2011 – Tolling Begins Today on Seattle’s Highway 520 Bridge
Tolling on one of the state’s busiest bridges is set to begin Thursday, but state transportation officials are expecting traffic on the route to be much lighter than usual….
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12/29/2011 – Owner-Operator Wins Grand Prize in TCI’s “12 Days of Christmas” Promotion
Ron Phares of Springfield, IL, was drawn as the grand-prize winner of Illinois-based Truck Centers, Inc.’s “12 Days of Christmas” promotion….
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12/27/2011 – Fresh Healthy Cafe Open at California TA

TravelCenters of America has opened a Fresh Healthy Cafe at TA Livingston, located at SR 99, Exit 203 – Winton Parkway, in Livingston, Calif….
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12/27/2011 – Top 11 Trucking Stories of 2011
As we near the end of 2011, it’s time to take a look back at some of the top stories of the year. To do so, we looked at the most-visited stories on our website, Truckinginfo.com, and combined it with what HDT’s editors saw as the most important stories of the year….
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12/27/2011 – TravelCenters of America Adds High-Tech Laundry Facilities
TravelCenters of America is replacing all the washers and dryers in its 190 laundry rooms at company-owned locations by the end of March 2012….
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12/27/2011 – Western Star to Host Second Annual ‘Serious Trucks Challenge’
Western Star Truck Sales, Inc. will offer customers an opportunity test drive its all-new 4700 truck model and compare it to leading competitor models at World of Concrete 2012….
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12/22/2011 – Kenworth Offers $1,000 Rebate To OOIDA Members
Kenworth is extending its $1,000 rebate program with the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association through 2012….
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12/22/2011 – Kenworth of Buffalo Opens Full-Service Facility in Albany Area

Kenworth of Buffalo has opened a full-service facility for the Albany area in Colonie, N.Y., that is easily accessible from the U.S. Interstate 87 and 90 interchange….
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12/21/2011 – Bendix Celebrates 1 Million ABS-6 Brake Systems
The Bendix ABS-6 family includes ABS, Automatic Traction Control, and Full-Stability Systems Class 6, 7, and 8 air-brake tractor-trailers, trucks, motorcoaches, and specialty heavy-duty vehicles….
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12/21/2011 – Idle Free Expands Operations, Sales Teams
Idle Free Inc. has appointed two new people to its management team. Greg Hansen was named director of operations and will manage supply chain and production. And Jason Hufford is the new Central Region Sales Director….
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12/21/2011 – Kenworth of Pennsylvania Opens Full-Service Facility in Dunmore
The new 30,000 square-foot full-service facility is located on 11 acres at 109 Keystone Industrial Park in Dunmore….
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12/21/2011 – Peterson Releases 2012 Master Catalog
Peterson Manufacturing’s Master Catalog for 2012 is on its way to customers brimming with Solutions On The Move — over 276 pages of vehicle safety lighting products and accessories….
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12/20/2011 – Polar Tank Trailer Ratifies 5-Year Labor Contract
Polar Tank Trailer LLC and the International Associations of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) union have reached an agreement on a new five-year labor contract….
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12/20/2011 – Pilot Flying J Opens Travel Centers in Nevada, Mo., Marion, Ill.
On Dec. 19, Pilot Flying J open two new full-service travel centers in the Midwest….
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12/20/2011 – Moving Industry’s Best, Safest Operators and Fleets Announced
The nation’s top van operators and safest company fleets in the U.S. moving industry during 2011 have been selected for annual honors by the American Moving Storage Association….
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12/19/2011 – Kinedyne’s Nantong China Facility Earns Quality Certification
Kinedyne’s manufacturing facility in Nantong, China recently achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certification of its Quality Management System….
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12/19/2011 – Love’s Travel Stops Closes 2011 With Two New Locations
Love’s Travel Stops has opened new travel stops in Little Rock, Ark., and Dwight, Ill., bring the total number of locations opened in 2011 to 23 travel stops and 46 truck tire care centers….
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12/19/2011 – Marsh Renews Sponsorship TCA’s Best Fleet for Company Drivers Award
The award is part of a contest and survey called Best Fleets to Drive For, an annual evaluation of the best employers in the trucking industry. Nominations made for 2012 are currently being evaluated by CarriersEdge, a provider of online driver training systems that conducts the survey for TCA….
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12/19/2011 – PeopleNet Founder to Lead Trimble’s Worldwide Transportation and Logistics Division
Trimble has announced the appointment of PeopleNet founder and CEO Ron Konezny as general manager of Trimble’s worldwide Transportation and Logistics Division….
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12/16/2011 – Worldwide Equipment Acquires Cherokee Kenworth
Worldwide Equipment, a heavy-duty truck dealer group based in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, has purchased the Columbia and Greenville S.C. locations of Cherokee Kenworth….
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12/16/2011 – Rush Enterprises Buys West Texas Peterbilt

Rush Enterprises has acquired certain assets of West Texas Peterbilt, a Peterbilt dealership group with five locations in Texas….
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12/16/2011 – New Petro Opens in Dodge City, Ala.
TravelCenters of America has opened its 69th Petro Stopping Center location at I-65, exit 299 in Dodge City, AL….
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12/16/2011 – RAIR and ITI Team to Provide Personalized Real-Time Training
RAIR, a division of DriveCam and a provider of web-based safety and compliance solutions, has partnered with Instructional Technologies, Inc. to provide ITI’s Pro-TREAD online safety training to DOT-regulated fleets….
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12/15/2011 – TravelCenters of America to Offer Fuel Island Manager Cardless Fueling
TravelCenters of America announced it will install RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology at all of its locations nationwide to help fleets manage fuel transactions….
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12/15/2011 – ATDynamics Earns California’s Highest Environmental Honor
For the development and commercialized the TrailerTail, a four-foot aerodynamic fairing which streamlines airflow at the back of a tractor-trailer, ATDynamics, Inc. is the recipient of the 2011 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award….
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12/15/2011 – Rush Celebrates Skills Rodeo Winners, says Program Cuts Turnover
The top two winners of Rush Enterprises’ 2011 technicians competition together copped $26,500 in cash, engraved silver belt buckles and possession of traveling champion’s cups. The pair were honored in front of 360 cheering colleagues, spouses and sponsor representatives in San Antonio on Tuesday night….
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12/14/2011 – Great Dane’s Distribution Network Extends Reach in Canada
Great Dane has announced the expansion of Universal Truck and Trailer with the opening of its second full-service location in New Brunswick, Canada….
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12/14/2011 – Utility Trailer Achieves Safety Milestone
Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company’s Marion, Va. manufacturing facility has achieved over 2 million hours without a single lost time accident….
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12/14/2011 – Alliance Truck Parts Merchandise Available Online
Alliance Truck Parts is celebrating the launch of its new online store with a 20% off promotion through December 31, 2011….
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12/14/2011 – IdleAir Extends Price Freeze Through May 31, 2012
IdleAir will maintain its current price of $1.99/hr through the end of May next year, while Extended Stay Service rates remain at $1.25/hr….
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12/14/2011 – Lion Technology Offering California Hazardous Waste Workshops
To help industry professionals understand and comply with California’s stringent hazardous waste regulations, Lion Technology Inc. is presenting a series of two-day workshops on Managing Hazardous Waste in California, beginning in January….
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12/13/2011 – Truckload Turnover Rises for Fourth Straight Quarter

The turnover rate for truckload drivers at large fleets rose to 89% in the third quarter of 2011, the fourth straight quarterly increase, an indication of increased demand and competition for drivers, according to the American Trucking Associations….
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12/13/2011 – ATA Adds Compli’s Enterprise Edition-Trucking as Featured Product
Compli’s Enterprise Edition-Trucking, and HR and compliance management solution, has been added to the American Trucking Associations’ Business Solutions-featured products list….
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12/13/2011 – Maverick Orders 350 Freightliner Cascadias
Maverick Transportation will begin taking delivery of 350 new 2012 and 2013 trucks in the first quarter of 2012. It’s also spec’ing automatic tire inflation on all new trailers purchased in 2012….
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12/13/2011 – New Pilot Travel Center Opens in Osceola, Iowa
Pilot Flying J has opened a new Pilot Travel Center in Osceola, Iowa, at Exit 34 off Interstate 35….
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12/12/2011 – TravelCenters of America Opens in Lexington, Virginia
TravelCenters of America LLC has opened of its newest TA travel center at 2516 N. Lee Highway (Route 11), I-81/I-64, exit 195, in Lexington, VA….
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12/12/2011 – Pilot Flying J Acquires Two New Pennsylvania Locations
Pilot Flying J has acquired new Pilot Travel Center locations in Duncannon and Frystown, Penn….
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12/12/2011 – TCA Encourages Industry to View, Share New Highway Angel Video
The Truckload Carriers Association is asking everyone in trucking to help change the public’s perception of trucking by watching Lindsay Lawler’s brand new “Highway Angel” music video on YouTube….
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12/12/2011 – Seven Dealers Nominated for National Truck Dealer of the Year
Seven commercial truck dealers from the United States and Canada were nominated by their peers for a national industry award presented by the American Truck Dealers and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine….
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12/12/2011 – Women In Trucking Association Calls 2011 a Success
Looking back on 2011, WIT president and CEO, Ellen Voie, says the association made huge strides in promoting women’s position in trucking….
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12/12/2011 – Eleven Carriers Named for Trucking’s Weight Loss Showdown
The Truckload Carriers Association has selected this year’s Trucking’s Weight Loss Showdown roster….
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12/12/2011 – Love’s Travel Stop Opens in Kankakee, Ill.
Love’s Travel Stops opened a new travel stop in Kankakee, Ill., at Interstate 57, Exit 308….
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12/8/2011 – ARI Opens Houston Call Center
ARI has opened the doors at its new Houston, Texas Call Center. This is ARI’s sixth North American Call Center. Others include Maple Shade, NJ; Grapevine, Texas; Mississauga, Ont.; Montreal, Que.; and Mexico City, Mex….
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12/8/2011 – Correction: All Modes Not Responsible in SC Johnson Kickback Case
On Nov. 28, Truckinginfo.com, in the article “Jury Awards SC Johnson $157 Million in Freight Fraud Case,” inadvertently reported outdated and incorrect information regarding All Modes Inc., David Eggleston and Bay Darnell….
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12/7/2011 – Iowa 80 Truckstop Chooses TerraCair DEF
The Iowa 80 TA Truckstop has signed a distribution agreement with Terra Environmental Technologies to supply all its Diesel Exhaust Fluid….
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12/7/2011 – ATA Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer
American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves announced today the federation has hired Karla Hulett as the group’s new chief financial officer….
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12/7/2011 – Pacific Power Products Acquires Witham Truck Center
Pacific Power Products Company has completed the acquisition of Witham Truck Center of Medford, Ore. and has assumed daily operations of the Freightliner truck dealership and truck stop under its new name Pacific Truck Centers….
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12/7/2011 – 6th Annual Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group Summit
The Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Division of APRA will host their 6th Annual Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group Summit on January 23, 2012 at the Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada….
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12/7/2011 – Carl Icahn: Navistar and Oshkosh Should Merge
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn told CNBC yesterday that he sees synergy in a merger between the two heavy truck makers….
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12/7/2011 – Dana, Eaton Ending Joint Commercial Vehicle Marketing Relationship
Dana Holding Corporation and Eaton Corporation jointly announced today that the marketing relationship between the two companies will end by the middle of 2012….
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12/6/2011 – Telular Extends M2M Portfolio with SkyBitz Acquisition
Telular Corporation has announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement to acquire SkyBitz, Inc. The combined companies will create the largest “pure player” asset tracking and management company in the world, Telular says….
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12/5/2011 – Pilot Flying J Opens Travel Center In Gilman, Ill.
Pilot Flying J opened a new Pilot Travel Center in Gilman, Ill., on Dec. 5 featuring full amenities for professional drivers and the motoring public. The travel center is located at 815 Highway 24 West at Exit 283 off Interstate 57….
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12/5/2011 – ALK Technologies Announces Worldwide Enterprise Solutions Group
ALK Technologies, Inc., has formed a new business group, Enterprise Solutions, comprised of its PC*MILER, CoPilot Truck and CoPilot Live product lines, plus supporting map data, software tools and professional services….
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12/5/2011 – TCA Lays Wreaths on Air Force Veterans’ Graves
Truckload Carriers Association conducted a special ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. to honor Air Force veterans who are interred at the Academy’s cemetery….
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12/5/2011 – Wabash Names Truck-Lite Outstanding Supplier
Wabash National Corporation recently selected Truck-Lite as a top supplier during its annual supplier conference for going above and beyond to meet increasing customer demand and maximized productivity….
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12/2/2011 – Getloaded Partners with National Association for Minority Truckers
Getloaded has launched a new, exclusive partnership with the National Association for Minority Truckers….
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12/2/2011 – FleetPride Acquires Greeley Truck Parts
FleetPride, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Greeley Truck Parts of Greeley, Colo….
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12/2/2011 – Fuso Shows Electric, Hybrid Trucks That Might Come to the States
The Tokyo Motor Show was the venue for introduction of a pair of hybrid-drive systems and a full-electric vehicle by Mitsubishi Fuso Truck Bus Corp.

While there are no plans to sell the trucks in the U.S., the systems or some of their components might someday appear in Freightliner and Western Star vehicles from Daimler Trucks North America, Mitsubishi Fuso’s sister company in the states….
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12/2/2011 – Love’s Travel Stop opens in Whitestown, Indiana
Love’s Travel Stops opened a new travel stop in Whitestown, Ind. Whitestown is the second Love’s location recently opened in Indiana; Love’s in Belleville opened Nov. 16….
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12/1/2011 – Recalculating … J.D. Powers Reports High Incidence of Customer Dissatisfaction with Vehicle Navigation Systems
Vehicle owners are experiencing a high number of problems with factory-installed navigation systems, primarily with routing quality and system usability….
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12/1/2011 – 100,000 DD Engines and Counting
Detroit Diesel marked the production of the 100,000th engine to come off the DD Platform assembly line at its Redford, Mich., manufacturing facility….
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11/30/2011 – Hino, Allison Sign Long-Term Exclusivity Agreement
Hino Trucks and Allison Transmission, Inc. have signed a multi-year agreement making Allison the preferred and exclusive transmission for all current and future Hino conventional trucks in the United States….
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11/29/2011 – Men Versus Machine: World’s Strongest Athletes Battle Mack’s Titan
You don’t often see a Mack Titan on the end of a hook, but at The Met-Rx World’s Strongest Man competition, the hook is a place of honor….
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11/29/2011 – Cummins to Expand Test Center in North Carolina
Cummins says it will invest $24 million over three years to expand the research and development capabilities at its technical center in North Charleston, S.C. …
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11/29/2011 – Freightliner Trucks Announces Design Competition
Freightliner Trucks is opening its doors to fresh ideas through its “Design the Future of Pride Profit” truck design contest….
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11/29/2011 – Bergstrom’s Jack Shaffer Re-Elected HDMA Chairman
The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association has elected its 2012 slate of officers and governors. Jack Shaffer, president and CEO of Bergstrom, has been re-elected for a second term and is 2012 chairman of the HDMA Board of Directors….
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11/28/2011 – ATD Names 2011 Truck of the Year Nominees
The American Truck Dealers association announced the nominees for a national award that recognizes the top truck entries in the heavy- and medium-duty categories. Nine trucks were nominated for the 2012 ATD Commercial Truck of the Year….
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11/28/2011 – Two Sentenced in SC Johnson Transportation Kickback Case
[CORRECTED] The former transportation director of SC Johnson Son Inc. has been sentenced to eight years in prison for defrauding the company of millions of dollars in inflated transportation charges….
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