Derek SmithBusinessSobic: Quality, cooperation key to economic reboundKicking off the inaugural Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference in Dallas, Dan Sobic, executive vice president of Paccar Inc., set the stage for a recovering truck market that will demand the highest levels of quality and cooperation from vehicle and supplier manufacturers. Paccar’s focus on quality and operational improvement through programs such as Six Sigma, Sobic […]August 26, 2010BusinessInternational strategies, new products support Hendrickson growthWhen a company captures the lion’s share of its domestic market, further growth often requires new markets and new products. Hendrickson announced it is pursuing both strategies strongly during a press conference Wednesday, Aug. 25, held in conjunction with the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. Pointing to the explosive growth in truck production in […]August 25, 2010BusinessHDA, Truck Pride mergeThe expected merger between Heavy Duty America and Truck Pride, announced as a possibility in January during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week, officially has been approved by the board of directors, management teams and memberships of both marketing groups. The new organization, which begins operations Sept. 1, is called HDA Truck Pride. By combining memberships, it […]August 20, 2010BusinessAftermarket Distribution Summitwww.aftermarketdistributionsummit.orgAugust 10, 2010BusinessOTC introduces two new GripLock pullersOTC, an SPX brand, says it has extended its lineup of tools with the release of the 2-Ton (P/N 464) and 5-Ton (P/N 465) GripLock Pullers. The …October 13, 2009BusinessMaintainer selects Empire Truck & Trailer as new distributorMaintainer Corp. announced the selection of Empire Truck & Trailer as the distributor for its products throughout Arizona, including parts of …October 12, 2009BusinessHDAW offers early-bird registration incentives, contestHDAW’10 announced several incentives for the upcoming Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week, Jan. 18-21, at the Mirage hotel in Las Vegas, Nev. These i…September 28, 2009BusinessAftermarket meeting draws distributors, suppliersThe inaugural Aftermarket Distribution Summit concluded last week, drawing nearly 160 attendees for three days of issue-focused panels, techno…September 25, 2009BusinessTMC accepting diesel technician scholarship applicationsThe Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) announced Wednesday, May 20, that it is accepting scholarship applications for the 2009-2010 academ…May 20, 2009BusinessHD America appoints business development managersHDA Parts Network (HD America) announced the appointment of Bo Ward and Ron Fleischhacker to the marketing group’s new positions of business …April 15, 2009Page 1 of 2Next PageTop StoriesMaintenanceKeeping drivers cool while fuel prices remain hotA typical long-haul truck idles about 1,800 hours per year, consuming about 1,500 gallons of diesel.RegulationsHutcheson confirmed to lead FMCSA, becomes the agency's first full-time admin since 2019Economic trendsReplacement demand likely to drive truck orders despite economic headwindsTrucksWatch: Freightliner preps enhancements for its M2, SD modelsSponsor ContentJoin our webinar series to learn more!