Heavy Duty Trucking

NOV 2014

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NOVEMBER 2014 • HDT 31 Grant Trapp 1 year of service Charlie Rector 9 years of service That's not just a lift—that's a bold example of American ingenuity. Add to that rigorous testing and superior engineering and you have a lift that stands above the rest. Learn more at www.rotarylift.com/raised-in-madison/hdt Circle 256 on Reader Action Card 4million UPS tractor-trailer driver Ginny Odom recently became the first female UPS driver in history to drive 40 years and more than 4 million miles accident-free. $850,000 The amount donated to Trucking Moves America Forward as the image-building organization nears its $1 million fundraising goal for its first year. Noted y Daimler will produce the next generation of its Mercedes-Benz Sprinter full-size van in the U.S., a move that will improve order-to-delivery times for the vehicle. y Maxwell Technologies will enter a joint development agreement with Corning Inc. to advance the state of capacitive energy storage technology. y Bergstrom, which makes cab climate systems for commercial trucks, recently celebrated its 65th year in business, honoring the milestone with "Blue Sapphire" events at six facilities across the U.S. and world. 2,500 Utility Trailer's largest single trailer order, recently purchased by Prime Inc. by the y Yokohama Tire Corp. is relocating its U.S. headquarters to a larger facility in Santa Ana, Calif., which the company says is needed to accommodate business growth. y Hino Trucks is celebrating its 30-year mile- stone of doing business in the United States. y Roll Rite, a maker of American-made auto- mated tarp systems, relocated its headquarters and manufacturing operations to a 68,000-square-foot facility in Gladwin, Mich. y Oshkosh is cutting 250-300 hourly positions from its defense segment as a result of significantly reduced U.S. defense spending.

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