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Trailer Wizards announces hires

Canada-based Trailer Wizards Ltd. has announced the appointment of Dean Rhinas as Branch Manager of their Saskatoon branch as well as three new employees to their Regina branch. Rhinas will be responsible for planning ...

Great Dane realigns dealer sales team

Great Dane has announced several promotions and additions to its sales management team. Dave Gilliland has been named vice-president of national accounts and will oversee the company's national account sales team. Gilliland most recently served ...

Heil announces price increase

Heil Environmental announced price increase on all refuse collection bodies and roll-off hoists, effective this month. Citing escalating employee healthcare costs, inflation and implementation of innovations over the last two years, the company decided throttle ...

Somodi retires from Power Solutions International

Power Solutions International, Inc. announces its chief strategy officer Thomas Somodi has retired. Somodi has been with PSI since 2002, and has been the chief strategy officer since April 2012. “Tom’s skills and ...

Idealease, NPTC partner for seminar series

Idealease has announced a partnership with the National Private Truck Council (NPTC). The two agencies have teamed up to present “Safety & Compliance Simplified” seminars in 24 cities across the U.S. and Canada ...

Meritor to cut jobs in wake of charge

In a government filing Tuesday, Meritor Inc. said the company expects to take a charge of up to $25 million and cut approximately 200 salaried employees. The charges, which could range between $15 million ...

Cummins announces new $1 billion stock repurchase

Cummins Inc. Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase up to $1 billion in shares of common stock the company announced. The program was approved as the Cummins approaches completion of its current $1 ...

Diesel prices dip, again

Diesel prices dropped for the sixth consecutive week the Department of Energy reported Monday. Prices settled down 0.7 cent to $3.911 a gallon, marking a decline of 23.9 cents from a more than four-year high ...

Navistar’s Campbell named to ‘watch list’

Navistar CEO Lewis Campbell has been named to the Chicago Tribune's Ones to Watch List for 2013.  The newspaper cites Campbell's goal of implementing a turn around and working himself out of being ...

Lawsuit against CSA continues

A lawsuit brought against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability (FMCSA) in July 2012 by the Alliance for Safe, Efficient and Competitive Truck Transportation (ASECTT) — among others — ...

Balqon awarded funds to develop electric trucks

Balqon Corporation has been awarded nearly $1 million to develop three on-road electric Class 8 trucks. Balqon, a developer of electric vehicles, drive systems and lithium battery storage devices, received $925,000 in earmarked ...

Used truck sales slide in November

Sales of Class 8 used truck units dropped 16 percent month-over-month in November according to ACT Research. “The good news is that prices in November (2012) saw a sharp increase over October and ...

Bosselman adds two new Truck Shops

Bosselman Boss Truck Shops, Inc. announced Monday that it has acquired two Patriot Truck Care/HSV locations along the northeaster portion of Interstate 95. Shops in Elkton, Md. and Ruther Glen, Va. are both ...

Covanta, Clean Energy form CNG partnership

Covanta Energy Corp., a New Jersey-based energy-from-waste management company, has announced a partnership with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to develop compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations at Covanta locations beginning this month. Both sides said ...