Heavy Duty Trucking

OCT 2014

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26 HDT • OCTOBER 2014 www.truckinginfo.com hotline Trucking's Most Respected Business Report industry spans more than three decades. Link Manufacturing named Benjamin Langton heavy vocational sales manager for North America. He joined Link in 2006 as senior engineer and program manager. The Truckload Carriers As- sociation named Brad Bentley president, succeeding Chris Burruss , who resigned on June 26 due to personal reasons after holding the posi- tion since 2004. Bentley comes from a trucking publishing background. Fleet Advantage named Brian Holland president and CFO, replacing founder John Flynn . Flynn will remain CEO. Holland previously was VP and CFO and has been with Fleet Advantage since 2011. Departed A driving force behind trucking safety at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Deborah M. "Debbie" Freund , 57, died August 28. She was a senior transportation specialist at the FMCSA for nearly 15 years, and at the time of her death was National Technical Expert for Vehicle Research. Noted y Meritor has sold its Mascot operations in Canada and the United States to an entity that will operate under the name Mascot Industries LLC. All other Meritor brake and trailer axle remanufactur- ing operations, as well as Meritor's distribution business, are not affected by the sale and will continue to operate as usual. y ZF Friedrichshafen agreed to acquire TRW Automotive. The move will result in pro forma combined sales of about $41 billion and 138,000 employees worldwide. ZF will more than double its sales in China and the U.S. y FTR and Internet Truckstop announced a new strategic partnership to bring FTR's analysis and forecasting skills to bear on the "big data" collected by the freight-matching technology provider. y Ford added a second shift at its Kansas City Assembly Plant to meet the demand for its 2015 Transit full-size van. y Cummins was honored as Frost & Sullivan's overall best heavy-duty truck engine supplier after On the Move Longtime Paccar veteran Andy Douglas is joining Agility Fuel Systems as senior vice president of sales, marketing and customer service. During more than 30 years in the transportation industry, Douglas has held executive positions with Paccar and its divisions, including Kenworth, Paccar Financial and PacLease. Consolidated Metco promoted Matt Wasem to the director of aftermarket sales. Wasem's experience in the commercial vehicle Deborah Freund WINTER 2014 0˚F CRITICAL LOAD From 0˚ F to 96˚ F in .16gph 66% reduction in PM emissions 29% reduction in CO Fuel savings of .84 gph on every start* Full equipment readiness in the coldest climates D5 Espar Heaters: They Just Make Sense www.espar.com (800) 387- 4800 * PRE-HEAT IDLE FREE TROUBLE FREE 0˚F 100˚F Field Test Data - Fairbanks, Alaska, February 2013. Hydronic D5 Heater Running Time/Pre-Heat minutes 60 minutes. Tests conducted by AJ Engineering Corp. Engine: Troy, MI. 7.6 L / 466 cu. in. *Based on a $4 gallon. Andy Douglas Andy Douglas Circle 162 on Reader Action Card

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