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Navistar recalling certain ProStars, TranStars

Navistar says it plans to recall more than 9,500 ProStar and TranStar trucks over problems with the S-cam tubes on steer-axle brake assemblies made by Meritor. In a letter from the National Highway ...

Fontaine adds new head of R&D

Trailer manufacturer Fontaine Heavy-Haul has named Neil Robertson its director of research and development. “We’re delighted to have Neil on our team; with almost 30 years in the trailer industry he brings a ...

Westport LNG vs. CNG webinar is Tuesday

Westport will hold a free webinar with Clean Energy Fuels, entitled, “CNG and LNG: What’s Best for Your Fleet,” June 18 from 1 to 2 p.m. (EST). This webinar will focus on the considerations for ...

Ervin Equipment adding tire system to new, used trailers

Ervin Equipment has formed a vendor/customer relationship with San Antonio-based Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) to begin offering the Meritor Tire Inflation System by P.S.I. on its used and new trailers. Fleets require trailer ...

Study: Positive impact of collision mitigation notable

A University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) study published by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) details the significant benefits of forward collision avoidance and mitigation technology installed on tractor-semitrailers and ...

Penske opens new Iowa site

Penske Truck Leasing announced Thursday the opening of a new, $4.2 million location in Davenport, Iowa. The 11,800 square-foot building sits on nearly eight acres, providing full-service truck leasing, consumer and commercial truck rental and contract maintenance services. “We’ve opened this location ...

Kenworth plant celebrates 20 years

Kenworth Truck Company’s assembly plant in Renton, Wash., recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. “The employees at the Renton plant have played a key role in Kenworth’s success over the past 20 years," Judy ...

3 Ts of successful selling: Trust, tips and training

Selling is more of a science than an art. Even the most abstract mish-mash of colors can be called art. An abstract approach to a sales call, much like a haphazard approach to ...

Fontaine adds new territory manager

Fontaine Fifth Wheel has hired Todd Kuipers to serve as both its key account manager for the Atlantic Coast region and as marketing manager. In his new role, Kuipers will be responsible for ...

Trucking conditions improving

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) is trending upward. As reported in the June 2013 Trucking Update reflects a strongly favorable environment for trucking was recorded in April, increasing another 0.7 points for the month to ...

Navistar adding Cummins SCR to MD MaxxForce in 2014

Navistar says it plans to extend its Cummins SCR partnership to its medium duty MaxxForce engines after the first of next year. With the launch set for the first quarter of 2014, Navistar ...

Ryder exec honored for supply chain excellence

Stephen Dean, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Ryder Supply Chain Solutions, received the “Driven to Deliver” award in Supply Chain Excellence of the Year at the Global SCM Leaders ...

PACCAR issues recall for 2014 Kenworth, Pete trucks

PACCAR says it is recalling new Kenworth and Peterbilt units over a defect in the ignition switch. The recall affects model year 2014 Kenworth T170, T270, T370, T470, T660, T680, T800, T880, and ...

Power Solutions International showcasing powertrain at expo

Cleantech engine supplier Power Solutions International, Inc. will present its newest fuel-flexible powertrain systems at the upcoming 2013 Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo. The company will showcase its 4.8-liter, 6.0-liter, and 8.8-liter power ...