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Heavy Duty Hall of Famer Wayne Keller dies

Wayne Keller, founder of Truck Pride and 2011 HDAW Heavy Duty Aftermarket Hall of Fame inductee, died Saturday, June, 11. Keller was a driving force behind CFS and an outspoken proponent of the independent heavy-duty distributor. A visitation was held on June 13 in Towson, Md. A mass of ...

Von Meister named president of Navistar China

Navistar, Inc. recently announced that Rudi von Meister will lead the company’s efforts in China as the company works to ...

Michelin introduces new steer tire with guarantee

Michelin says its new Michelin XZA3+ Evertread steer tire will get 30 percent more miles than the competition. “Michelin is always looking to build on our existing industry-leading products and bring to market new technologies that deliver the next level of performance without compromise,” says Ted Becker, vice president ...

Vigillo creates new analytics division

Vigillo LLC announced it has created a new division within the company known as IQLab. IQLab will staff dedicated personnel to meet the increasing demand for custom reporting and data analytics. “We’ve had an overwhelming number of requests for custom reports,” says Steve Bryan, president of Vigillo. “It’s everything from ...

Daimler Trucks North America announces plans to ramp up production

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that it plans to sharply increase production and employment levels at its Mt. Holly, N.C. and Portland, Ore. truck manufacturing plants during the last half of 2011. Production and hiring also will increase significantly at the company's Saltillo plant in Mexico. More than ...

Volvo Financial Services promotes Guse

Volvo Financial Services Region the Americas announced that Tom Guse has been promoted to President of Volvo Financial Services for operations in the U.S. In this position, Guse will have responsibility for both the truck and construction financial services organizations, credit, collections and retail origination functions, wholesale financing and ...

Shell Rotella lubrication has 500,000 mile limited warranty

Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil is now backed by a lubrication limited warranty. Included in the warranty coverage are Shell Rotella T6 full synthetic, Shell Rotella T5 synthetic blend or Shell Rotella Triple Protection heavy-duty engine oils. The warranty covers 10 heavy-duty diesel engine parts for do-it-yourself and installed ...

Tear down bench released

Shure Manufacturing Corporation says its heavy-duty tear down benches ease the task of working with fluid-saturated components. These benches eliminate unsafe spills and speed work on transmissions, small engines and hydraulic systems, according to the company. Features of the benches include: Reinforced heavy-duty top with ½ in. lip on all ...

Bendix honored by Frost & Sullivan

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC is the recipient of the Frost & Sullivan 2011 North American Product Leadership of the Year Award in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Systems Market. Frost & Sullivan is honoring Bendix for its Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology. According to Bendix, the Wingman Advanced has ...

Baltimore Gas and Electric reaches agreement with Networkfleet

Networkfleet has announced that Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) has chosen Networkfleet’s telematics solution integrated with AssetWorks FleetFocus asset management software to track GPS location and report on maintenance issues for 400 utility service vehicles. Networkfleet says BGE intends to use the joint technology solution to streamline maintenance scheduling ...