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Littelfuse Commercial Vehicle Products launches website

Cole Hersee, the Commercial Vehicle Products division of Littelfuse, Inc., has unveiled its new website, www.colehersee.com. According to Cole Hersee, the information-rich site makes product selection quick and straightforward. The new website features hundreds of explanatory diagrams, a handy dictionary of terms, and a wide range of technical specification ...

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions announces price increases

The prices of Bridgestone and Firestone truck and bus tire products, Bandag brand retreads and related retreading materials have been increased starting immediately, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions announced. The prices of Bridgestone, Firestone and Continuum over-the-road tires also will be raised starting Aug. 1. The total average increase for all ...

June preliminary net Class 8 orders in line with expectations

FTR Associates on Wednesday, July 6, released preliminary data showing June Class 8 truck total net orders for all major North American OEMs at 20,944, down 9 percent from May. June is the second consecutive month of declining orders after the recent peak was reached in April of ...

Hutchens Industries names regional manager

Hutchens Industries announces the promotion of Taylor Hutchens as regional manager for Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. He will be responsible for calling on existing Hutchens’ customers, as well as developing new opportunities throughout the territory. Hutchens has worked at Hutchens for over a year in ...

McGuire named president of Fontaine Trailer Heavy Haul

Fontaine Trailer Company, a Marmon Highway Technologies company (MHT), has named Randy McGuire president of the Fontaine Heavy-Haul business unit based in Springville, Ala. "We're delighted to have Randy leading this important business focusing on the needs of heavy-haul customers. He has an industry-wide reputation for taking care of ...

Kenworth of Newfoundland relocates to larger facility

Kenworth of Newfoundland has moved its parts and service facility in Mount Pearl to a new, much larger location, which accommodates triple the amount of service department space and more than quadruples parts department size. The 35,000-sq.-ft. facility, which is located on six acres at 172 Glencoe Dr. in the Donovan Industrial Park less than a mile ...

Dana completes two agreements for growth in emerging markets

Dana Holding Corp. on Tuesday, July 5, announced that it has completed two transactions that will enhance its position for further growth in the emerging markets of China and India. Dana has increased its stake in Dongfeng Dana Axle Co. Ltd., a China-based commercial-vehicle axle joint venture, to ...

Mack names Reardon VP of sales

Mack Trucks Inc. has named Michael Reardon vice president of sales, effective July 1. Reardon brings more than 20 years of sales and marketing leadership to his new position, where he will be responsible for Mack’s national accounts and business development. Since coming to Mack from American Isuzu Motors ...

Meritor Wabco hosts NTSB chairman for safety demonstration

Meritor Wabco Vehicle Control Systems hosted the Honorable Deborah A.P. Hersman, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), on June 28 at the company’s Michigan Proving Ground in Romeo, Mich. Chairman Hersman and NTSB staff experienced demonstrations of Meritor Wabco’s active safety technologies. Vehicle demonstrations included antilock braking ...

U.S. diesel price falls for eighth time in nine weeks

The U.S. average price for a gallon of diesel declined for the eighth time in nine weeks during the week ended Monday, July 4, this time falling 3.8 cents to $3.85 a gallon, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. The price has fallen 27.4 ...

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