EnRoute - January 8, 2014
The current highway program is scheduled to expire on October 1, 2014 and trucking's challenge this year will be the passage of a new highway program. FULL STORY
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions has launched the R244 all-position steer radial tire for severe service and on-highway use. The tire is designed with a wide base ribbed steer pattern for optimum performance. FULL STORY
Navistar Inc. has shipped the first International DuraStar trucks with the Cummins ISB 6.7-liter engine from its assembly plant in Escobedo, Mexico. The company announced in September it had started taking orders for its first selective catalytic reduction engine options for medium-duty trucks and school buses. . .Comdata has acquired eFueling Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Woodfin Oil Co. Comdata and eFueling previously partnered to develop a web-based site controller system marketed as SightSmart. . .Hendrickson Bumper and Trim announces the release of the All Makes AERO CLAD bumper for ProStar with universal tilt mount that retrofits all model year trucks.
J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. has announced several key personnel changes: Marne L. Keller-Krikava to succeed James J. Keller as President and CEO; Rustin R. Keller to assume the role of executive vice president and COO; Dana S. Gilman has joined the company as chief financial officer. She is replacing Roger Porath who will be retiring in April after 37 years with the company; Charles (Chad) T. Govin III has been promoted to vice president of Field Sales; and Wesley Curtis joins the company as a safety consultant. . .Jeff Anderson has been named a new director of Marketing Reporting Problems for Polk. . .PHH Corporation has announced that Jim Halliday, senior vice president and chief business development officer, North America and president, PHH Canada, has been appointed interim president, PHH Arval. He succeeds George Kilroy who has resigned from the company. . . Auto Truck Group has announced three new executive appointments: Pete Dondlinger has been named Vice President of Operations; Brad Blanco has been named Vice President of IT, Finance, and Administration; and Pam Bodzioch has been named HR Manager.
Taking $tockA look at truck transportation-industry Fortune 500 public companies:
|Company||Symbol (Click for Chart)||1/8 Close||Performance|
|Allison Transmission Holdings||ALSN||$26.99||$0.32||-1.17%|
|Avis Budget Group Inc.||CAR||$40.09||$0.28||+0.70%|
|Dana Holding Corp.||DAN||$19.87||$0.26||+1.33%|
|Goodyear Tire & Rubber||GT||$24.71||$0.66||+2.74%|
|Navistar International Corp.||NAV||$37.38||$0.42||-1.11%|
SOURCE: Yahoo! Finance
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