Truck Parts and Service

November 2017

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6 Industry Focus T R U C K P A R T S & S E R V I C E | N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 7 Idealease has awarded 26 Idealease lo- cations in the U.S. Canada and Mexico with the prestigious ONE Idealease Elite award, and 56 Idealease locations earned ONE Idealease status for 2017. La Crosse Truck Center is celebrating its 50-year anniversary in the truck business in 2017. River States Truck & Trailer has been recognized on the Deloitte Wisconsin 75 list, which recognizes the largest 75 privately held businesses in the state of Wisconsin. Alkane Truck Company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Harrison Truck Centers to become a certifi ed assembler and authorized dealer of Alkane's low-emission alter- native fueled trucks. Fyda Freightliner has invested in a new Freightliner Cascadia simulator. Dealer News North East Truck and Trailer Sales has completed the development of its new facility in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada. Vanguard Truck Centers has added to its portfolio of locations with the acquisition of a Houston, Texas- based Volvo dealership. Registration Open For Third Distributor Training Expo GenNext and the Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) announce registration has opened for the 2018 Distributor Training Expo in Atlanta. Next year's event will be held April 20-22, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Downtown in Atlanta. GenNext and CVSN say next year's event will be similar to the 2016 and 2017 expos, with Gold and Silver sponsorships for suppliers determining the length of their training courses and time with attendees. Distributor rates are all-inclusive at $495 per person. To sign up, go to Gray Manufacturing Files Patent Infringement Suit Gray Manufacturing Company has initiated a patent infringement lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Sefac USA Inc. (Sefac USA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sefac S.A., a French corporation. Gray is taking this action for SefacUSA's infringement of multiple Gray patents, including: U.S. Patent No. RE41,544, U.S. Patent No. 7,014,012, U.S. Patent No. 9,352,944, and U.S. Patent No. 9,656,843. In the lawsuit, Gray alleges the defendent, SefacUSA, is making, selling, offering to sell, using, and/or importing products that infringe Gray's patents. Gray seeks, among other things, damages and injunctive relief preventing Se- facUSA and its distributors from future conduct that may violate Gray's numerous patents related to wireless lifting devices.

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