Kenworth Helps Students with Real-World Engineering Projects

In front of the new Kenworth T680, from left, Reid Nabarrete, Kenworth assistant general manager for operations, and Jean Jacoby, associate dean of the College of Science and Engineering at Seattle University.


Seattle University recently recognized Kenworth and Paccar for their support of the Project Center in the university’s College of Science and Engineering. Over the past 25 years, 43 real-world engineering projects have been conducted with Seattle University engineering students.

“The Seattle University Project Center creates experiential learning opportunities by connecting students and faculty with corporate partners,” said Father Steve Sundborg, president of Seattle University. “Companies such as Paccar and Kenworth Truck Company have provided mentorship and projects for Seattle U students for 25 years.”

“Support from the business and manufacturing world is vital to educational institutions,” added Teodora Rutar Shuman, Seattle U’s associate professor and chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department. “Our projects with Kenworth give our students real-world situations and challenges. Since it is real world, the students know that they can make an impact and create something of commercial value. Some of their work has even been patented by Kenworth and the students are recognized in those patents.”

During a special ceremony marking Seattle University’s 25th Anniversary Projects Day, Kenworth was recognized for its long-time support of the program. “We have maintained a strong commitment to this joint program and especially appreciate the contributions made by the participating students and faculty over the years,” said Kenworth Assistant General Manager for Operations Reid Nabarrete, a Seattle University alumnus with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

Alec Wong, Kenworth’s principal research engineer, works closely with the Seattle U students and faculty on a regular basis. The group also sometimes meets with the Kenworth design team. According to Wong, not only does Kenworth come up with a project, students are able to carry out the project all the way through completion – often using Kenworth’s Research and Development Center for prototyping.

“This gives our students a stronger feel for the engineering profession,” said Shuman. “Students are more motivated to learn and contribute and they receive deeper learning in the process. It’s one thing to design something on paper or in the computer, it’s something entirely different to see their vision and work become real in a prototype.”

According to Wong, while the primary mission is for Kenworth to give back to the university, it also has benefits for Kenworth. “Since we give them dynamic projects, the students often come up with ideas that we can incorporate into production models,” he said. “The students have the freedom to think outside the box and they have great enthusiasm for what they’re doing. It’s always exciting to see what they come up with.”

Often times, the work of the students continues on with Kenworth. “Many have come to work for Kenworth in internship positions,” said Wong, who was also honored by Seattle University with its Top Project Liaison Award for his past 10 years of ongoing contributions to the joint program. “And we have several engineers now on staff who were first exposed to Kenworth through our projects at the university.”

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Volvo AB reported record first-quarter sales for 2012, boosted by North American numbers for the strongest numbers recorded in this period despite a 2% drop in profits in the first quarter….
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4/26/2012 – Transcraft to Expand Operations, Add Jobs in Kentucky

Transcraft, a subsidiary of Wabash National Corp. and producer of platform trailers, is expanding its Trigg County operations in Cadiz, Ky….
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4/26/2012 – Accuride On Track for 2012, Company Says
Accuride Corp. says its on track for 2012 after releasing first quarter financial results….
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4/26/2012 – Dana Reports Fourth Consecutive Quarter of Positive Net Income.
Dana Holding Corp. announced strong results for the first quarter of 2012 with a fourth straight quarter of positive net income. The company’s net income for the quarter was $70 million, compared to a net loss of $30 million for the same period in 2011….
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4/25/2012 – Metal Load Theft Up 254% in First Quarter; Deceptive Pickups Continue
The theft of metals in the U.S. has increased by 254%, from 13 thefts in 4Q 2011 to 46 incidents in 1Q 2012, with criminals now stealing loads of metal at a rate of 15.3 thefts per month, according to FreightWatch International….
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4/25/2012 – Eaton Reports Record Net Income, Expects Record Year

Eaton reported net income per share of 91 cents for the first quarter of 2012, an increase of 10% over the first quarter of 2011, with its Truck segment reporting sales up by 10%….
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4/25/2012 – Paccar Reports High Revenues for 1Q 2012
Paccar reported excellent revenues and net income for the first quarter of 2012, earning $327.3 million (91 cents per diluted share) for the first quarter of 2012 compared to $193.3 million (53 cents per diluted share) in the first quarter last year….
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4/25/2012 – Edmonton Kenworth Named Kenworth Dealer of The Year

Edmonton Kenworth received the 2011 Kenworth Dealer of the Year Award for the U.S. and Canada at the annual Kenworth dealer meeting in Columbus, Ohio….
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4/25/2012 – Record Parts and Service Help Drive Strong 1Q Results for Rush
Megadealer Rush Enterprises announced that for the first quarter of 2012, the company’s net income was $15.9 million, or 40 cents per diluted share, compared with net income of $7.3 million,…
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4/24/2012 – Women In Trucking Hits Five-Year Mark
The Women In Trucking association is celebrating its fifth anniversary. The organization was formed in March of 2007 during its inaugural board meeting at the Truckload Carriers Association Conference in Las Vegas….
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4/24/2012 – Meritor Appoints Director of Sales for DriveForce Canada

Meritor named Barry Eckel director of OEM Sales Canada, as a member of the Meritor DriveForce team. Eckel is responsible for leading the Meritor DriveForce sales and service organization for truck and trailer in Canada….
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4/23/2012 – Fontaine Fifth Wheel and Fontaine Parts Connection Announce New Leadership
Fontaine Fifth Wheel and Fontaine Parts Connection have new leadership. Roger Crawford has been promoted to president of Fontaine Fifth Wheel – North America OEM. Todd Shelton joins Fontaine Parts Connection as president, joined by Larry Stone as vice president of business development….
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4/23/2012 – Markel Acquires Havco
Markel Ventures, a Markel Corp. subsidiary, has acquired a majority interest in Havco WP LLC, a privately held company headquartered in Cape Girardeau, Mo….
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4/23/2012 – ATA CEO Speaks on Industry Challenges, Natural Gas
American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves is optimistic about the future of trucking and expects that the increased use of natural gas as truck fuel will bring major changes to the industry.

However, the former two-term Kansas governor expressed concern over the apparent inability of Congress to agree on a transportation bill as well as about the higher Interstate speed limits being posted in some states….
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4/23/2012 – Navistar Partners With University of Illinois

Navistar is the newest corporate affiliate of The Hoeft Technology Management program at the University of Illinois, the university’s undergraduate minor degree bridging the College of Business with the College of Engineering….
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4/23/2012 – Long Island Truck Parts Celebrates 40 Years
Long Island Truck Parts will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year….
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4/19/2012 – Kenworth Honors Rihm as Medium-Duty Dealer of Year

Rihm Kenworth received the 2011 Kenworth Medium Duty Dealer of the Year for the U.S. and Canada at the annual Kenworth Dealer Meeting in Columbus, Ohio….
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4/18/2012 – ATA’s Annual Trends Report Reflects Recovering Trucking Industry
Trucking continues to be the dominant mode of freight transportation and an integral part of the U.S. economy, according to American Trucking Associations’ 2012 American Trucking Trends report….
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4/18/2012 – Stemco Acquires Motor Wheel
Stemco, an EnPro Industries company, has acquired Motor Wheel Commercial Vehicle Systems, which makes engineered brake components for commercial vehicles….
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4/18/2012 – Peterson Announces Executive Promotions
Peterson Manufacturing promoted Tom Lynch to manager of OEM accounts and Kevin Cornelius to general manager of Peterson’s Maxi-Seal division….
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4/17/2012 – Engs Motor Truck Joins Vipar Heavy Duty
Engs Motor Truck Co., Sparks, Nev., is the newest stockholder to join the Vipar Heavy Duty network of distributors….
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4/17/2012 – “Faces of Transportation” Photo Contest Open to Public

For the first time, The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is opening its “Faces of Transportation” photo contest to the general public, in addition to employees of state departments of transportation….
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4/16/2012 – Kansas Eliminates Motor Carrier Property Tax
Kansas has repealed its motor carrier property tax, effective in 2014,…
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4/16/2012 – Motor Power Kenworth Opens New Wyoming Dealership
Motor Power Kenworth opened a new, 27,000-square-foot full service dealership in Casper, Wyo….
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4/13/2012 – Canadian Trucking Alliance Tells Carriers to Take Responsibility for Driver Shortage

Take a look in the mirror and stop blaming other groups for trucking-related labor problems, says a new report by the Canadian Trucking Alliance….
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4/12/2012 – Fleet Advantage Promotes Kathy Ivanov to Senior VP, Administration
Fleet Advantage, provider of truck fleet business analytics and equipment financing, promoted Kathy Walkerow-Ivanov to senior vice president of administration….
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4/12/2012 – Atlas Survey Shows Truckers’ “Favorite Things”

Drivers, at least those for a major moving company, are staying in touch via smartphones and Skype, like to eat at Subway and snack on fresh fruit, and would rather listen to classic rock than country, according to an annual survey….
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4/12/2012 – Kenworth to Cut 10% of Jobs at Chillicothe Plant

The Chillicothe Gazette is reporting that Kenworth plans to lay off 10% of workers at its Chillicothe, Ohio plant on Monday….
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4/12/2012 – Accuride to Expand Wheel Production at S.C. Plant
Accuride Corp., plans to expand aluminum wheel production capacity at its Camden, S.C.. plant….
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4/11/2012 – Rolling Strong Introduces Wellness App

Rolling Strong introduced what it says is the first wellness app in the transportation industry. The RoadApp to Wellness is available on the iPhone, iPad or computers to help professional drivers get on the road to better health….
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4/10/2012 – EEOC Seeks Rehearing for Trucker Harassment Case
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a request for a federal appeals court to reconsider a ruling it says would hurt the EEOC’s ability to pursue class-action discrimination lawsuits for more than 100 women truck drivers claiming they were sexually harassed by male drivers…
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4/9/2012 – Rolling Strong Driver Wellness Tour Takes to the Road
The 2012 Rolling Strong Driver Wellness Tour begins its nationwide appearances at nine Pilot Flying J locations beginning April 18 through Dec. 12….
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4/9/2012 – New President for Quality Carriers
Quality Distribution Inc. has named Randall T. Strutz as president of its wholly owned subsidiary Quality Carriers Inc. Quality Carriers is the primary operating unit within the company’s chemical logistics business….
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4/6/2012 – Jacobs Names Director of New Technology
Jacobs Vehicle Systems appointed Thomas Howell director of new technology….
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4/6/2012 – Diamond International Breaks Ground for Springfield, Mo., Dealership
Diamond International of Springfield, Mo., a local International Truck dealership, held a groundbreaking ceremony on April 4 at 2635 East Diamond Street, the future home of the new facility….
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4/6/2012 – Heavy-Duty Aftermarket Up Nearly 30%
Since the trough of the heavy-duty aftermarket in December 2009, U.S. parts sales have increased by 29.4%. …
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4/6/2012 – Great Dane Breaks Ground on Engineering Technology Center
Expanding on the existing corporate office facility located at 602 E. Lathrop Ave. in Savannah, Ga., Great Dane has officially broken ground on the site of a brand new research and development campus….
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4/6/2012 –  Wabash National Helps with Indiana Tornado Relief
Wabash National Corp. loaned a semi-trailer to transport supplies for American Red Cross tornado relief efforts in southern Indiana after tornados devastated the area last month….
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4/6/2012 – Survey Suggests ‘Connected Fleet’ is Becoming the Norm
GreenRoad‘s Fleet Leaders Survey shows that 57% of fleet leaders have “connected fleets” using Web-based fleet-management solutions. Twenty-eight percent of fleet leaders are actively using smartphones for fleet management today, and 8% are using iPads or tablet computers, the survey found….
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4/5/2012 – Penske Names Senior Vice President of Marketing

Penske Truck Leasing has named Sherry Sanger as senior vice president of marketing….
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4/5/2012 – Polar Service Centers Opens Location in Killdeer, N.D.
Polar Service Centers has opened a location in Killdeer, N.D., the heart of the Bakken Shale oilfields and one of the fastest-growing oil-producing areas in the country….
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4/5/2012 – Bar’s Products Names National Sales Manager
Max Douglas brings 40 years of automotive aftermarket industry sales and marketing experience to his new position as national sales manager for Bar’s Products, …
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4/5/2012 – Great Dane Opens Statesboro, Ga., Manufacturing Plant
Little more than a year after breaking ground on its new refrigerated trailer manufacturing plant in Statesboro, Ga., the Great Dane facility opened for production this week….
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4/4/2012 – Used Trucks: Medium Duty Prices Stable, Heavy-Duty Buyers Wait for Natural Gas Options
For the past several months, the used medium-duty truck segment has been very stable, not moving much in either direction, says Ricky Beggs, managing editor at Black Book, which provides vehicle pricing information for the automotive industry….
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4/4/2012 – Drivers Asked to Weigh in on CSA
The American Transportation Research Institute launched its second annual truck driver survey to identify CSA impacts on trucking operations, as well as driver perceptions and attitudes toward the maturing regulatory program….
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4/4/2012 – 41% of Australian Truck Drivers Have Sleep Apnea, Study Says
A new sleep study found that 41% of Australian truck drivers have obstructive sleep apnea….
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4/3/2012 – Trucker Buddy Elects New Officers, Board Members
The executive committee and board of directors of Trucker Buddy International have named new officers and members….
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4/3/2012 – FleetPride Names Lee Stockseth President and COO
FleetPride promoted Lee Stockseth to president and COO. He will continue to report to W. M. McGee, chairman and CEO….
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4/3/2012 – Azure Dynamics, Maker of Transit Connect Electric, Seeks Bankruptcy Protection
Beset by slow sales and serious financial hardship, Azure Dynamics, a maker of electric and hybrid trucks, has declared bankruptcy and shut down most of its operations….
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4/2/2012 – Meritor Makes Key Personnel Changes in Aftermarket Division
Meritor, Inc. has appointed Craig Cartmill to the position of vice president, Aftermarket Americas, and Doug Wolma, general manager, Global Aftermarket Operations….
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4/2/2012 – LMTA Initiates Program to Cultivate Trucking Leadership in Louisiana
The Louisiana Motor Transport Association has established a leadership training program that helps develop state leadership to meet future challenges and growth in the transportation industry….
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4/2/2012 – Trucker Buddies of the Month Honored at MATS
LOUISVILLE, KY — Twelve Trucker Buddies were honored at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March. The drivers were selected based on nominations from their classes and teachers highlighting their dedication to excellence of the Trucker Buddy program. …
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3/30/2012 – Telogis Acquires Maptuit
Telogis Inc. has acquired Maptuit, a provider of connected navigation for commercial fleets….
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3/30/2012 – Love’s Travel Stop Opens in Comfort, Texas
Love’s Travel Stops opened a new travel stop in Comfort, Texas, at Interstate 10, Exit 523….
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3/30/2012 – International Used Truck Centers Launch Prostar Maxxforce Sweepstakes

International Used Truck Centers is holding the “Get Used to International” ProStar MaxxForce Sweepstakes with the grand prize being a 2010 International ProStar used truck with a MaxxForce 13 engine and 12-month, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty….
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3/29/2012 – Wabash Plans Purchase of Walker Group, a Major Tanker Manufacturer
Wabash National Corp. has agreed to buy Walker Group Holdings, which owns Brenner, Garlite, Progress, Tri-State Tank and other builders of tank trailers, truck bodies and engineered systems for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries….
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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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3/28/2012 – 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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3/27/2012 – 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 – 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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3/21/2012 – 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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3/19/2012 – 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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3/19/2012 – 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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3/16/2012 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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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3/15/2012 – 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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3/14/2012 – 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 – 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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3/8/2012 – 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 – 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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3/7/2012 – 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 – 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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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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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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2/29/2012 – 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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2/28/2012 – 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 – Bendix Appoints Director Of Government Affairs
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems appointed Fred Andersky as director of government affairs….
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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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2/23/2012 – 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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2/23/2012 – 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 – 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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2/22/2012 – 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 – 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 – 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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2/22/2012 – 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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2/21/2012 – 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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2/21/2012 – 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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2/20/2012 – 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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2/20/2012 – 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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2/17/2012 – 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 – 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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2/16/2012 – Meritor Names Vice President and Treasurer
Meritor has appointed Carl Anderson to vice president and treasurer….
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2/16/2012 – 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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2/15/2012 – 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 – 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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2/2/2012 – 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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2/1/2012 – 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 – 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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1/27/2012 – 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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1/26/2012 – 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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1/26/2012 – 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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1/25/2012 – 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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1/25/2012 – 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 – 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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1/24/2012 – 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 – 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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1/19/2012 – 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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1/18/2012 – 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 – 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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1/17/2012 – 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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1/16/2012 – 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 – 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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1/10/2012 – FleetPride Announces Two Senior-level Promotions
On Monday, FleetPride announced the promotions of two senior-level employees….
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1/10/2012 – 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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1/9/2012 – 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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1/9/2012 – 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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1/6/2012 – 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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