Wheels and deals The assets of Chicago-based Trailer Leasing Co. (TLC) have been purchased by TIP (Transport International Pool). ... Eaton Corp. is selling its Suspension Div. to Oxford Automotive. ... Pennzoil and Quaker State announced a two-stage merger plan. Initially, Pennzoil will spin off its Jiffy-Lube chain, motor oil division, and related operations into a separate public company, which would then merge with the Quaker State Corp. Brand identities will remain separate. ... Eaton Corp.'s Trucking Information Services Div. announced that Volvo Trucks North America has signed a three-year agreement for the purchase and use of the Eaton Electronic Parts Catalog. ... Dana Corp.'s Plumley Div. has formed an alliance with Premix to market and develop composite products and sealing systems. ... Bandag and Tire Centers Inc. will end their franchise relationship by mid-1999. ... The Air Spring Operation of the The Triangle Group has entered into an alliance with ContiTech to feature ContiTech rubber elbows exclusively.
Calling all maintenance masters Dryden Oil Co. announced its second annual Maintenance Masters Program, honoring maintenance operators in fleet, construction, quarry, and mining. For entry forms, call 800-777-1466, ext. 1453. Deadline is July 31.
Web sightings Freightliner Corp. has launched new Web sites for Freightliner Corp. (www.freightliner.com), Freightliner Trucks (www.freightlinertrucks.com) and Sterling Trucks (www.sterlingtrucks.com). ... Dealer locator maps can now be found at the Caterpillar Engine Div. site: www.Cat-Engines.com ... Have questions about refinishing? Visit NAPA/Martin-Senour's Web site at www.martinsenour-autopaint.com. ... Hutchens Industries has an all-new Web site (www.hutch-susp.com), featuring product information, parts specs, installation instructions, alignment procedures, and maintenance tips. ... Information on effective use of antilock braking systems can be found at www.abs-education.org, a Web site set up by the ABS Education Alliance, a coalition of ABS manufacturers. ... Technical advice about gauge repairs or installation is available from www.stewartwarner.com, the new site for Stewart Warner. ...If you need information about removing contaminants from diesel engine fuel systems, go to www.motorvac.com, MotorVac's Web site.
Quality kudos ISO-9001 standards have been achieved by Landa. ... Stewart Warner Instrument Corp. has achieved QS-9000 certification. ... East Penn Manufacturing has been awarded ISO-9001 certification. ... The Grand Haven, Mich., pneumatics manufacturing facility of Neway Anchorlok International has achieved ISO-9002 certification. ... Rollins Transportation Systems, a subsidiary of Rollins Logistics Inc., has been awarded ISO-9002 certification for multiple Ford Motor Co. parts distribution sites.