Wabco launches service partner program

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Wabco Holdings has launched a service partner program in North America, the company announced Thursday. Under the program, the company will certify vehicle service facilities that meet its technical and safety standards in t…

Ruben Carrion’s recently custom-restored 2000 Peterbilt 379

No, it’s not an e-log exempt unit. “I checked with three different dealers,” owner-operator Ruben Carrion says, determining nonetheless to do a custom-restore of the unit he took about three months off for early in 2018. Catch a video walk-around and m…

Cummins names Melina Kennedy VP regulatory affairs

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Engine maker Cummins has appointed Melina Kennedy vice-president, product compliance and regulatory affairs. In this newly created role, Kennedy will oversee engine emission certification, product compliance and regulations relat…

Three-peat: Ricky ‘Rude’ Proffitt claims third consecutive Bandit Series truck racing championship

The 2019 Bandit Series campaign concluded Oct. 12 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. Proffitt came into the final race of the season with a 13-point lead over Noble in the points standings and had to overcome a poor outing to hold on to win the ti…

Freight volumes, Driver Inc., ELDs, key themes at STS

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Carriers are seeing a reduction in freight volumes, but are still experiencing a good year. That was a theme that emerged from discussions at the Surface Transportation Summit Oct. 16. Norm Sneyd, vice-president of business developm…

Phillips creates 5 new units in major restructuring

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. — Phillips Industries, the manufacturer of advanced electrical and air brake system components, has created five distinct strategic business units as part of a major restructuring. They are Phillips Aftermarket, Phillips …

The man behind Volvo Dynamic Steering

DUBLIN, Va. — It happened almost 13 years ago. Technology specialist Jan-Inge Svensson and his colleagues at Volvo’s Advanced Steering Systems in Gothenburg, Sweden, were brainstorming about making truck steering controls more driver-friendly whe…