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Mitsubishi Fuso to continue 5-year warranty on 2012 Canters

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America will continue its full warranty package – including its three-year/unlimited mileage bumper-to-bumper warranty, its four-year/unlimited mileage rust-through warranty and its five-year/175,000-mile powertrain limited warranty – on all of its newly designed 2012 Canter models. “We’ve added advanced-technology engine, drivetrain and emissions control systems to ...

Minimizer launching ‘industry-changing truck fender’ at GATS

Minimizer – a manufacturer of poly truck fenders, poly toolboxes, customized mudflaps and bracket kits – will launch what it describes as an “industry-changing truck fender” Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. The new fender will make its debut at 1:15 p.m. CT ...

NationaLease breaks records at maintenance managers meeting

Perhaps reflecting the strong demand and improved business outlook in the trucking industry, the NationaLease 2011 Spring Maintenance Managers Meeting ...

Detroit Radiator president/CEO Pruitt recognized as top entrepreneur

Randy Pruitt, president and chief executive officer of Detroit Radiator Corp., recently was recognized by Ernst & Young as an Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 Michigan and Northwest Ohio Award winner. The group of leading entrepreneurs was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous winners ...

Penray names McGonigle chief financial officer

Penray announced that Tom McGonigle has been named chief financial officer, effective immediately. Before joining Penray, Tom was vice president of finance for PLZ Holding Corp. (parent company of Claire-Sprayway Inc.), based in Addison, Ill. He held the position of CFO at Bridgeview Aerosol, a manufacturer of custom ...

New tire runout gauge from K-Line Industries

K-Line Industries has introduced a tire runout gauge that measures both radial and lateral tire runout conditions. According to K-Line, the use of this tool can help eliminate irregular tire wear, ride vibration and lengthens the life of tires. K-Line’s Tire Runout Gauge utilizes a roller wheel placed against ...

Rosen joins Fontaine Trailer

Fontaine Trailer has hired Dan Rosen as vice president of sales and marketing for the heavy-haul business based in Springville, Ala. He will report directly to John Craig, president of Fontaine Trailer Company headquartered in Jasper, Ala. Rosen is tasked to grow the business adhering to 80/20 business principles ...

Jacobs Certified ISO 14001

The Jacobs Vehicle Systems (JVS) Environmental Management System was formally certified to the ISO 14001 Standard. JVS successfully passed a five-day audit of its environmental programs and processes to demonstrate full conformance with the standard, and was certified by DEKRA Certification, Inc., an ANAB Accredited Registrar. Environmental protection and ...

FTR’s Shippers Condition Index Improves

Breaking a long-term decline, in a significant reversal the FTR Associates’ Shippers’ Condition Index (SCI) as reported in the firm’s June Shippers Update improved to a reading of -5.4 from -11.4 the prior month. According to FTR, the healthier environment for shippers is due to a slowdown in ...

Albano joins Webb Wheel’s OEM Business

Bob Albano has joined Webb Wheel Products OEM Business Unit as an account executive. Albano will be responsible for supporting the product and service needs of Webb OEM customers in the trailer, truck, motor home and military markets. Albano comes to Webb from Terenine Techology Solutions. “Bob has excellent experience ...