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Grote appoints Hoskins to plant manager

Grote Industries announced that Ken Hoskins has stepped into the role of plant manager for Madison, Wisc. operations. Hoskins will report ...

Hendrickson and AxleTech International awarded contracts by Navistar Defense

Hendrickson, a Boler Company, and AxleTech International, a General Dynamics company, were awarded two contracts from Navistar Defense, LLC to equip 250 International MaxxPro Dash ambulances and 471 mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles with independent suspension systems.  Hendrickson and AxleTech have teamed to develop the suspension systems ...

Hino Trucks approved to use up to B20 biodiesel

Hino Trucks announced that its complete product line of Class 4-5 cabover and Class 6-7 conventional trucks now are approved to use up to B20 biodiesel. All 2011 and 2012 model year cabover and conventional trucks powered with Hino’s proprietary J-Series engines are approved to use biodiesel B20 ...

Talbert’s Manufacturing selects MTIS by PSI

Meritor, Inc. and Pressure Systems International have announced Talbert Manufacturing, Inc. has chosen the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) by PSI as its preferred automatic tire inflation system. MTIS by PSI is a simple design that can be installed on any type of trailer including van, liquid tank, logger, ...

Betts Spring expands Spraydown distribution

Betts Spring Company has expanded its alliance with Crane Plastics to now include the exclusive distribution rights of Spraydown Aero Guard Systems to North American trailer manufacturers and aftermarket distributors. The strategic alliance between the two companies was announced in February and initially covered distribution rights for Spraydown products ...

Bosselman, Wingfoot announce MaxxCare rewards program

Boss Truck Shops Inc., a subsidiary of Bosselman Inc., and Wingfoot Commercial Tire Systems, a subsidiary of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., announced a new loyalty rewards program called MaxxCare, a card-based loyalty program that rewards drivers for purchases at participating Wingfoot (currently, only Wingfoot Truck Care ...

Kenworth offers Holland low-weight fifth-wheel slider system

Kenworth Truck Co. announced that it now offers the Holland Integrated Low-Weight Slider System designed to provide an average weight savings of 30 pounds over traditional fifth-wheel slider assemblies. The Holland ILS Fifth Wheel Slider System is available with any single suspension or with any tandem suspension up ...

Monthly freight index down 1.8% in May; year-to-year up 1.4%

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry declined 1.8 percent in May from April, falling for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics' Freight Transportation Services Index. BTS, a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, ...

Tracer Products unveils rite-blend coolant dye

Tracer Products has introduced its new TP-3940 Dye-Lite Rite-Blend blended fluorescent leak detection dye, which it says can be used for extended-life and conventional coolants. Approved by General Motors, this specially formulated dye will not affect the color of extended-life coolants, Tracer says. This helps to avoid improper mixing ...

AAIA elects new officers and board of directors

The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) elected its new officers and board of directors for 2011-2012. AAIA’s elected officers of the Executive Committee are: Chair, Robert Egan, Federal-Mogul Corporation Vice Chair, Richard Jago, Old World Industries Vice President, Rusty Bishop, Federated Auto Parts Vice President, Ira Davis, Multi Parts Supply Vice President, Lisa Kranc, ...