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Qwik Tech Tips June issue includes socket circuit diagram

The June issue of Phillips Industries’ Qwik Tech Tips newsletter features a simple, easy to understand diagram showing 7-pin round (J560) terminal functions as viewed looking into an open socket. The subject of the newsletter is troubleshooting a lights out situation, and the diagram is used as a visual ...

VT Hackney breaks ground for addition; Kidron expands capacity

VT Hackney, a VT Systems company, announced the groundbreaking of a plant addition at its 27-acre manufacturing site in Independence, Kan. The company says the addition will encompass 70,000 square feet and provide the capacity to produce more than 1,500 insulated and refrigerated truck bodies annually. Construction is expected ...

SmartTruck creates improved trailer aerodynamics system

SmartTruck, a new manufacturer of aerodynamic products for the trucking industry, has introduced the second generation of its UT-6 Trailer ...

Accuride joins Russell 2000 Index

The Accuride Corporation has announced its stock has been added to the Russell 2000 Index. “Accuride’s inclusion in the Russell 2000 Index, following our December 2010 listing on the New York Stock Exchange, reflects Accuride’s increasing strength and stability, as well as our commitment to continued growth and increased ...

Truck-Lite introduces CSA-focused safety website

The new CSA safety measurement system has put significant emphasis on trucking safety. Two of the most common roadside inspection failures are lighting and conspicuity. Truck-Lite has recognized an increased need for driver and fleet education on these topics and passing along the importance of specifying reliable LED ...

Volvo Trucks reduces energy use at plant

Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley (NRV) manufacturing plant in Dublin, Va. reduced its energy intensity by nearly 30 percent in just one year, making it the first company to meet a 10-year challenge set by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Department of Energy (DOE) launched the Save Energy Now ...

Vipar teams with AutoPower to advance distributor technology

Vipar Heavy Duty has partnered with technology provider AutoPower to provide a warehouse management system that is said to automate operational functions, reduce IT costs and increase the ability for multiple branch locations to be connected in real-time. The technology uses AutoPower’s business system software platform as its backbone, ...

Isuzu Commercial Trucks now powered by B20 biodiesel blends

At its semi-annual board meeting this week in Washington D.C., members of the National Biodiesel Board applauded the latest original equipment manufacturer to announce its support for use of B20 biodiesel blends. Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. has confirmed that all of its new 2011 and forward ...

Monro Muffler Brake completes Vespia Tire Centers acquisition

Monro Muffler Brake Inc., a provider of automotive undercar repair and tire services, announced that it is has completed the acquisition of Vespia Tire Centers Inc. effective June 5. The 24 Vespia locations purchased, which generated net sales of about $36 million in 2010, expand Monro's footprint in ...

Caterpillar announces new parts distribution center

Caterpillar Logistics Services, Inc. (Cat Logistics), a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc. announced plans to open a new parts distribution center in Spokane, Wash. The new facility, which will replace the existing 125,000 sq.- ft. facility, will span more than a half million square feet and is ...