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Midwest Truck & Auto Parts acquires Richmond Gear assets

Midwest Truck & Auto Parts announced the acquisition of the assets of Richmond Gear from Regal Beloit Corp. for an undisclosed amount. Richmond Gear, located in Liberty, S.C., manufactures and distributes rings and pinions, transmissions and traction control devices for the racing, high-performance and off-road aftermarkets. Midwest’s acquisition ...

Jost International releases landing gear products

Jost International has introduced two new lightweight landing gear products designed to reduce trailer weight without compromising strength. According to ...

Mahle Clevite adds 62 new part numbers

Mahle Clevite recently introduced 62 new part numbers for various types of bearings, cylinder components, filters, gaskets, piston rings and turbochargers. The part numbers are available for a range of light-vehicle and heavy-duty applications. New part numbers are available for engine camshaft bearing sets; engine pistons; air filters; cabin ...

Xata names Tuttle chief technology officer

Xata Corp. has named Odell Tuttle chief technology officer. Tuttle joins Xata from Healthland where he was chief technology officer responsible for driving technology and product direction. “Odell brings exceptionally strong experience in product technology, strategy and management,” says Jay Coughlan, Xata’s chairman and chief executive officer. “His expertise ...

Webb Wheel and Tiger Tool to be featured on ‘Motorhead Garage’

Webb Wheel Products and Tiger Tool are set to be featured in an episode of "Motorhead Garage," airing on Fox Sports at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 and 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 12. Webb Wheel Products will be demonstrating proper installation techniques for heavy-duty truck and trailer disc ...

Exel promotes several associates

Exel recently promoted several associates throughout its industry-based business units. Newly promoted personnel include: • Cherie Abbinanti, vice president of operations, Exel Direct – Abbinanti has worked for Exel since 2006 and has produced tremendous results for Exel Direct’s Eastern region operations. She will focus on operations for Exel Direct’s ...

Trom joins Minimizer as vice president

Minimizer announces the addition of Tim Trom as its vice president of operations and finance. Trom comes to Minimizer from McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing where he has worked for the past 18 years. He also has served on Minimizer’s advisory board for multiple years. “With a wealth of knowledge in ...

Cole Hersee unveils new plastic switches

Cole Hersee has launched a new line of switches with a sealed engineered-plastic body that it says helps endure the corrosive effects of winter road salt brine. “Municipal and state fleets preparing for winter operations now have some great options for withstanding rust and corrosion,” says Graeme Marsden, marketing ...

Reinvigorated Mitsubishi-Fuso looks toward the future

At a press conference at the Tokyo Motor Show last week, Mitsubishi-Fuso unveiled its latest package of high-tech trucks and took time to assure customers that the company is almost fully recovered from the devastating March earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan and is taking on a heightened ...

TomTom, ProMiles partner for truck navigation

TomTom Business Solutions, the division dedicated to commercial fleets, announced the TomTom PRO 7150 Truck. Designed to provide truck drivers and fleet managers with automated routing, TomTom says the PRO 7150 takes into account vehicle profiles and road attributes and restrictions. With PRO 7150 Truck drivers get navigation that ...