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Jacobs develops decompression capability brake system

Jacobs Vehicle Systems announced it has recently enhanced its engine braking technology to include engine decompression capability. This technology provides the ...

Meritor appoints Clark

Meritor, Inc. has announced the appointment of John Clark as director of global brand management and marketing communications. Clark will report directly to Krista Sohm, vice president of communications. “We are so pleased to have John join our organization,” Sohm says. “He brings enthusiasm, experience, knowledge and a global perspective that will continue to strengthen ...

Nelson Global Products adds Aylor

Nelson Global Products Inc. has announced the appointment of Randy Aylor as general manager of the company’s aftermarket division. According to Nelson, Aylor will lead a team to strengthen and accelerate the company’s initiatives in the medium- and heavy-duty aftermarket with intentions to supply multiple distribution channels with the right products at the right time. “We ...

Horton expands QuickShip warehouse program

Horton announced that it has expanded its QuickShip warehouse program to further improve its customer service. The company has now added a warehouse in Edison, N.J., to support growth in the Northeast region and to provide faster response to customer orders, reduce freight charges and get customers’ vehicles ...

Dana completes sale of interests in Getrag Joint Ventures

Dana Holding Corp. on Friday, Sept. 30, announced it has completed the sale of its equity in two joint ventures to Getrag. Proceeds from this transaction – $136 million in cash – will be used to further strengthen Dana's liquidity position and overall balance sheet. The two ...

Caterpillar, Navistar announce next phase of global truck alliance

Caterpillar Inc. and Navistar International Corp. on Thursday, Sept. 29, announced the next phase of cooperation between the two companies to develop, manufacture, sell and support vocational and on-highway trucks for the North America market and the rest of the world. In June 2008, the two companies announced plans ...

Cummins again named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Cummins Inc. announced that it has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the seventh consecutive year. The index recognizes the top 10 percent of the world’s largest public companies for their economic, social and environmental performance. Altogether, 342 companies were named to the 2011 World ...

Kenworth offers Cummins ISX11.9 with rear engine PTO

Kenworth Truck Co. announced that it now offers the Cummins ISX11.9 engine with rear engine power takeoff on the T800 and W900S models. The option is suited for selected vocational applications such as concrete ready mix, construction, crane and cherry picker, mining and oil well field service, refuse ...

Michelin Commercial Service Network increasing coverage, enhancing road service

The Michelin Commercial Service Network says it has added about 200 locations to increase its coverage by nearly 70 percent since being launched in February. Michelin says the network also has enhanced the Michelin OnCall Emergency Road Service, resulting in the network handling a projected 80 percent more ...

2011 CVSN Summit deemed a success

The future of the trucking industry was the focus of this year’s 2011 CVSN Aftermarket Distribution Summit, held Sept. 18-21 in Arlington, Va. and Washington, D.C. According to the CVSN, this year’s Summit was a success. The highlight was the first-ever legislative summit, coordinated by the CVSN with help ...

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