Industry News

20,000th Isuzu N-Series Gasoline Truck Rolls Off the Line

May 8th, 2015 | By | Category: Industry News

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. announced in April that the 20,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck was produced at the Spartan Motors, Inc., facility in Charlotte, Mich. Assembly of Isuzu N-Series gas trucks began at Spartan in April 2011. The Isuzu N-Series gas truck is […]



Greg Smith to leave Talbert Mfg.

May 1st, 2015 | By | Category: Industry News

A recent press release from Talbert Manufacturing announces that effective May 8, 2015, Greg Smith, VP of Sales and Marketing, will be leaving the company. In the release Smith states: “It has been a wonderful 6+ years and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with the Talbert […]



2015 Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Apr 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Industry News

The International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum has announced the industry leaders selected for induction into the International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame Class of 2015. James Bach (Elma, N.Y.), Andy Chesney (Euless, Texas), David Craze (Virginia Beach, Va.), Bobby Disher […]



Chelsea Products Wins Work Truck Show® 2015 Innovation Award

Apr 17th, 2015 | By | Category: Industry News

Chelsea Products Div. of Parker won The Work Truck Show® 2015 Innovation Award for its 249V Series power take-off. The award was presented at The Work Truck Show 2015 in March. Chelsea’s 249V Series PTO prevailed over more than 100 other new products to win […]



Phoenix USA, Inc. Celebrates 30-Year Anniversary

Apr 3rd, 2015 | By | Category: Industry News

Phoenix USA, Inc., manufacturer of truck OEM and aftermarket parts and accessories, is excited to celebrate the company’s 30th year anniversary of its founding. Thirty years ago, Phoenix USA’s founder Jim Wright established the company after a fire closed a furniture company he previously operated. […]



Joel Amsley Retires from Jerr-Dan Corporation

Mar 23rd, 2015 | By | Category: Industry News

Joel Amsley, Sr. Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Jerr-Dan Corporation, has retired. According to an announcement from Richard del Campo, Jerr-Dan Corporation Vice President/General Manager: “Joel joined Jerr-Dan in 1979; since then he has hired, trained, mentored and motivated many Jerr-Dan team members. […]



Auto Data Direct, Inc. Names Tom Drake Tow Services Manager

Feb 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Industry News

Auto Data Direct, Inc., (ADD) has announced the appointment of Tom Drake as its national Towing Services Manager. Drake joined ADD in 2008 with the primary responsibility of assisting the Florida-based company in expanding its extensive tow industry service into Texas and throughout the nation. […]



Navistar Announces Uptime Mission, New Marketing Campaign for International Truck Brand

Feb 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Industry News

Navistar has announced its new mission centered on maximizing customer uptime, illustrating the company’s shift toward the future and its renewed emphasis on keeping customers’ trucks on the road. A new marketing campaign for the International® Truck brand focused on uptime will be launching concurrently. […]



Hub International Announces Acquisition of Assets of San Antonio-based Alexander Insurance Agency

Feb 6th, 2015 | By | Category: Industry News

Hub International Limited (Hub), a leading global insurance brokerage, announced Wednesday, February 4 that it has acquired the assets of Alexander Insurance Agency (Alexander), a San Antonio, Texas-based independent brokerage of commercial lines insurance for the commercial towing and transportation industries. Terms of the acquisition […]



Kenworth Receives Truck of the Year Award

Jan 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Industry News

The American Truck Dealers (ATD) named the Kenworth T880 Vocational Truck with PACCAR MX-13 Engine as the 2015 Truck of the Year. The award was announced at the ATD Convention & Expo in San Francisco. Judges selected the truck for its exceptional handling, power, torque […]