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Registration underway for HDAW

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2012 has announced an early registration contest for distributors who plan to attend the 2012 conference from Jan. 23-26, 2012 at the Mirage in Las Vegas. HDAW also has improved its website to assist in registering for the upcoming conference. The new site features customized areas dedicated to the specific ...

Heri Automotive to release value proposition

Heri Automotive will hold a briefing to unveil its value proposition and commitment to the aftermarket at 3 p.m. on ...

Massachusetts Right to Repair initiative gets enough signatures

The Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition on Wednesday, Oct. 19, announced that it has collected 106,658 voter signatures after 19 days of effort, exceeding the 68,911 required for the pro-consumer initiative to appear on the 2012 ballot. The voter initiative would allow consumers to access all of the nonproprietary ...

Daimler to rebrand Detroit Diesel

Daimler Trucks North America will rebrand its Detroit Diesel brand of engines to help expand the scope of the products offered by the 73-year-old engine manufacturer and allow it to fully embrace alternate fuel and unconventional powertrain technologies in the future. DTNA acquired the Detroit Diesel brand in ...

Goodyear’s Uni-Maxx Truck Care network adds member

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has added a new member to its Uni-Maxx Truck Care on-highway service network: Ashland, Va.-based Highway Service Ventures/Patriot Farms Flying J. Three Highway Service Ventures/Patriot Farms Flying J locations ― one in Ruther Glen, Va., another in Elkton, Md., and a third in ...

Kenworth, Peterbilt working with microturbine developer on hybrid trucks

Capstone Turbine Corp., a clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced that it is working with Kenworth and Peterbilt to demonstrate Class 7 and 8 microturbine range extended series hybrid trucks. During the recent Hybrid Truck User's Forum in Baltimore, it was announced that both Kenworth and ...

ATA economist sees mixed picture for trucking

At the American Trucking Associations’ annual meeting in Grapevine, Texas, ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello on Monday, Oct. 17, said the outlook for trucking was muddled at best with the industry facing softening demand and rising costs, but added that capacity should continue to remain tight. “Right now, freight ...

Dana designs active warm-up technology

Dana Holding Corp. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, announced that its new line of Long active and passive warm-up units, designed to help automakers meet regulatory standards by delivering improved fuel economy and reduced emissions, are being supplied to Ford Motor Co. for the 2012 Ford Edge. Dana says its ...

Selleck takes reins at Michelin North America

Pete Selleck, a 29-year Michelin veteran, on Monday, Oct. 17, began his tenure as chairman and president of Michelin North America, succeeding Richard “Dick” Wilkerson, who is retiring to become chairman emeritus. Selleck assumes responsibility for coordinating all Michelin activities in Canada, Mexico and the United States. He returns ...

Fras-le announces new hire, promotion

Fras-le North America Inc. has named Rafael Di Buono its new product manager and announced the promotion of Leandro Girardi to the position of managing director, Fras-le Europe GmbH. Di Buono brings more than 15 years of experience in the automotive industry to his role with Fras-le, and will ...