Equipment en Truck-Lite names new vp of sales <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">Truck-Lite Co.</a> has named John Cecco the new vice president of sales. In addition to aftermarket sales, Cecco will oversee Truck-Lite&#39;s customer service, pricing and forecasting departments after the retirement of Bob Ives, former vice president of business development.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Fleet Management News Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:48:00 +0000 212471 at Isuzu Finance of America celebrates 10-year anniversary <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">Isuzu Finance of America</a> announced it has been in business for 10 years as the financial captive for Isuzu Commercial Trucks of America, Inc.&nbsp; As part of this year&rsquo;s celebration Isuzu Finance is recognizing loyal customers who have leased or financed an Isuzu truck since their inception in 2007.&nbsp; Additionally every Isuzu Dealer will receive a 10th Anniversary Crystal Award to commemorate their loyalty and partnership throughout the years.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:31:00 +0000 212451 at Embark unveils self-driving truck <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Embark today unveiled its <a href="">self-driving truck technology</a> to the public. The company, which gained approval by the State of Nevada earlier this year to begin testing its truck on public roads, announced it has created a technology that allows trucks to drive from exit to exit on the freeway without any human input.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Technology Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:08:00 +0000 212441 at <p>Embark unveiled its new self-driving truck technology Feb. 24.</p> Embark photo Nissan TITAN pickup line now complete <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The addition of <a href=";v=KeZOEkd_mJA">King Cab configurations</a> to the 2017 TITAN and TITAN XD full-size pickup earlier this month at the <a href=";v=Q6B5nfZZbmg">2017 Chicago Auto</a> Show fills out the OEMs model lineup for its redesigned light truck.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> HD Pickup & Van Equipment News Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:37:00 +0000 212421 at <p>Photo courtesy of Nissan.</p> International Truck awarded NJPA contract <div class="field-deck"> Sales of Class 6, 7, and 8 chassis with related equipment, accessories, and services available to all National Joint Powers Alliance members </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A new contract awarded to International Truck by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) will expand sales opportunities for <a href="" target="_blank">new International Class 6, 7, and 8 chassis</a> to more than 50,000 NJPA members throughout the United States and Canada.</p> <p>NJPA is a governmental unit that establishes alliances between buyers and suppliers for use by education, government and non-profits. Through NJPA, these entities have access to pre-negotiated pricing and terms streamlining the purchasing process saving cost and time.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:52:00 +0000 212401 at Big Data, safety and truck care <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Taking care of trucks these days is at once becoming easier and more complex simultaneously. First, the stream of &ldquo;big data&rdquo; coming from big rigs should help improve truck maintenance practices and lower costs as well. Yet to make them safer will require more up-front investment in pricier components and technologies, though those should help reduce truck lifecycle expenses over time.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Fleet Management News Technology Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:08:00 +0000 212331 at Central Freight Lines plans to buy Wilson Trucking <div class="field-deck"> Acquisition aims to expand Central’s LTL presence in the southeastern U.S. and Puerto Rican freight markets. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LTL carrier Central Freight Lines (CFL) signed a &ldquo;letter of intent&rdquo; this week to buy certain assets of Virginia-based Wilson Trucking, a 91-year old LTL carrier with 29 terminals that serves the southeastern U.S.</p> <p>Monetary terms of the proposed deal were not disclosed.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Fleet Management News Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:22:00 +0000 212321 at <p>The deal will combine elements of a 91-year old LTL carrier with a 90-year old LTL carrier. (<em>Photo courtesy of CFL</em>)</p> 50 years in trucking <div class="field-deck"> Burr Truck celebrates 50th year in business </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Burr Truck opened its doors in Vestal, NY, 50 years ago. At the time, the company was basically recession-proof; there was a shortage of good drivers &ndash; even then; and the idea of a million-mile truck? Laughable.</p> <p>&ldquo;I can remember in the early days, about every 200,000 miles or so, you&rsquo;d have to rebuild a diesel engine,&rdquo; said co-founder Melvin Burr. &ldquo;The idea of a million-mile truck was laughed at.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Fleet Management News Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:25:00 +0000 212291 at <p>Burr Truck opened in 1967 as a dealer for Diamond Rep and Oshkosh trucks, Strick trailers, and Cummins and Detroit diesel engines.</p> Burr Truck BettsHD introduces Trailer Mud Flap Retention System <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>BettsHD announced it has introduced an industry-first <a href="" target="_blank">Trailer Mud Flap Retention System</a> that &ldquo;virtually eliminates the age old problem of mud flap loss on trailers with sliders,&rdquo; the company said.</p> <p>The BettsHD system is specifically designed for the retrofit or &ldquo;as needed&rdquo; repair of trailer mud flap mounting on 48&rdquo; wide slider boxes and a wide variety of frames where there are 2&rdquo; or 2 7/8&rdquo; mounting hole centers available.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:07:00 +0000 212261 at Rush Truck Centers opens New Mexico location <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Rush Enterprises announced it has opened <a href="" target="_blank">Rush Truck Center &ndash; Farmington</a>. This 14,000-sq.-ft. facility features a parts showroom with an extensive parts inventory and eight service bays utilizing state-of-the-art technology, the company noted. There are more than 100 Rush Truck Centers locations in 21 states, including three in New Mexico.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:03:00 +0000 212251 at