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Cargomatic app gets $8M investment

| January 30, 2015

Cargomatic, an app that aims to connect local shippers and carriers, announced this week it has received $8 million in investments, led by Canaan Partners, the company says.

PDA Xpress designed to speed up accident appraisals

| January 28, 2015

Property Damage Appraisers, a national network of vehicle damage appraisers, has launched PDA Xpress, a solution designed to turn customers’ smartphones into fast easy-to-use estimate tools that lighten adjusters’ workloads and help manage estimates. The company ...

Penske Used Trucks opens 3 new dealerships

| January 28, 2015

Penske Used Trucks has doubled its commercial truck dealership footprint in North America, introducing centers in Dallas, metro Atlanta and Ontario. The company now has six locations including Phoenix; Torrance, Calif.; and Charlotte, N.C. Here are ...

Eaton enhances split shaft PTO for UltraShift Plus

| January 28, 2015

Eaton said it has expanded the company’s lineup of UltraShift Plus automated transmissions for vocational applications through enhanced split shaft power take-off capabilities that allow for transmission gear selection and clutch control outside of a ...

Onspot’s GSA contract renewed

| January 28, 2015

Onspot of North America, a provider of automatic tire chains, announced that its General Services Administration contract has been renewed for another five years. Onspot’s automatic tire chains are designed to allow the operator to engage ...

Mack offering special financing for veterans

| January 27, 2015

Mack Financial Services has announced that it will again be offering returning veterans special financing terms for new Mack commercial vehicles in 2015.

Kane Is Able opens California distribution center

| January 21, 2015

Scranton, Pa.-based third-party logistics provider Kane Is Able Inc. opened a 211,000-square-foot distribution center in Rialto, Calif., to address growing customer demand in the Southern California market. The Inland Empire facility, 50 miles east of Los ...

A. Duie Pyle opens logistics center

| January 21, 2015

A. Duie Pyle opened a new logistics center to support all of the West Chester, Pa.-based company’s services, including its less-than truckload, truckload, warehousing and distribution, custom dedicated and brokerage operations. The facility in Westampton, N.J., ...

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