EnRoute - December 17, 2013
Penske Truck Leasing is a recipient of the 2013 National Excellence in Training Award by the Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC). Penske Truck Leasing is one of seven companies to earn the honor. . .Dana Holding Corporation has finalized plans to open its 16th global technology center in Cedar Park, Texas. The center is designed to accommodate more than 80 engineers and support staff as part of an effort to fully leverage Dana's investment in its strategic relationship with Fallbrook Technologies, which is headquartered nearby. . .Michelin North America Inc. marked the opening of its newest manufacturing facility in South Carolina on December 12. The project completion is the fastest greenfield construction in Michelin's history. . .Carrier Transicold is commemorating the 25th anniversary of its U.S. manufacturing facility in Athens, GA, where truck and trailer refrigeration units are manufactured. . .The Center for Transportation Safety, a PHH Arval Company, is now offering its curriculum to the public through its CTS Driving Academy in Colorado. . .Continental has announced plans to expand its truck and bus tire production facilities in Otrokovice (Czech Republic), with a total investment of 165 million euros in five years. . . Thermo King's TriPac Evolution now offers 2,000 hour maintenance interval. The extended maintenance interval reduces the cost of ownership, aligns with tractor maintenance cycles and reduces environmental impact by lower waste. . .Volvo Truck North America is constructing a road course and vocational track at its New River Valley Truck Plant, where customers can put new vehicles through their paces with or without a commercial driver's license (CDL). . .Maxim Truck and Trailer held its annual charity Pancake Breakfast in support of the Christmas Cheer Board of Winnipeg. This is the 13th year the company held the fundraiser, amassing over $8,900 in donations for the Christmas Cheer Board, an organization that assists the working poor and families receiving provincial assistance. . .Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is supporting the Toys for Tots campaign at the Carson Blimp Base in Gardena, CA, by offering a chance to win a flight for five aboard the Spirit of America. No donation is required for entering the drawing, but guests are urged to bring a new, unwrapped toy as a gift to help make Christmas possible for a needy child.
Ronald E. Armstrong has been named to succeed Mark C. Pigott as chief executive officer of Paccar, Inc. Armstrong is currently president of Paccar. Robert J. Christensen, the company's chief financial officer, will move into the position of president. . .Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has elected Scott Honnold to vice president, Business Development and Tom Kaczynski to vice president, treasurer and Investor Relations. . .John Bartizal has joined J.J. Keller and Associates, Inc. as a new national account executive to support sales in the Pacific Northwest. . .Maxon has named Troy Overfelt to the newly created position of vice president of national accounts; Rocky Pavkov as national customer retention manager; and Mark Gordon as Eastern Region director of sales. . .Zonar as promoted Fred Fakkema to vice president of compliance and Tony Bezilla to vice-president of product management. . .Michael Quimby has been named senior vice president of U.S. sales for PHH Arval. . .Ellen Redding has joined Hercules Manufacturing as Operations Manager. . .Deputy Transportation Secretary John Porcari is stepping down after four and a half years of service. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has asked Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez to step in as Acting Deputy Secretary starting January 1. . .David Strickland, chief of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the past three years, is stepping down. Strickland's acting successor will be Deputy Administrator David Friedman.
Taking $tockA look at truck transportation-industry Fortune 500 public companies:
|Company||Symbol (Click for Chart)||11/6 Close||Performance|
|Allison Transmission Holdings||ALSN||$27.23||$0.14||+0.52%|
|Avis Budget Group Inc.||CAR||$37.52||$0.83||+2.26%|
|Dana Holding Corp.||DAN||$18.82||$0.25||-1.31%|
|Goodyear Tire & Rubber||GT||$22.59||$0.13||-0.57%|
|Navistar International Corp.||NAV||$40.07||$0.02||+0.05%|
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