RV Makers Claiming Importer Bilked them of Millions

Several RV makers are accusing a Canadian import broker of inflating currency exchange rates and overcharging them by millions of dollars. The Elkhart Truth reported that the five companies say in a lawsuit against Winnipeg-based Frontier Supply Chain Solutions Inc. that the customs broker and consultant fraudulently bilked them out of millions of dollars. They […]

‘Allison’ Temporarily Halts Production at Select Sites

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. provided a business update in light of the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus. In response to recent disruptions to its supply chain, changes in customer demand and a weaker outlook for the global economy, Allison is temporarily suspending production at select manufacturing facilities beginning March 30. The company will continue […]

Blue Ox Suspends Production at Nebraska Facilities

Blue Ox/Automatic announced that it is temporarily suspending some production functions at facilities in Pender and Lincoln, Neb. This action is in response to the national spread of the Coronavirus, the national emergency associated with the virus, and unforeseeable change in business circumstances that have accompanied it. These steps are designed to lower the probability […]

Report: NHTSA Issues Latest List of Recalls for RVs

The following is the latest list of RV recalls complied by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA). • Daimler Vans USA LLC is recalling 332 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Freightliner Sprinter vehicles. The spare tire label indicating the maximum speed may have not been affixed to the spare tire. • Daimler Vans USA LLC […]

Gary Bunzer in Washington Hospital with COVID-19

Gary Bunzer, a 2016 inductee into the RV/MH Hall of Fame, is in a Seattle, Wash., hospital after having been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to a Saturday (March 28) report on RVTravel.com by Chuck Woodbury, who happens to be Bunzer’s neighbor. According to the report, Bunzer is in intensive care in critical but stable condition. […]

Trump Signs ‘Stimulus Package’ Following House Nod

President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday (March 27), after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress this week to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening coronavirus epidemic. According to a Denver Post report, acting with unity and resolve […]

Peterson Names Al Anderson VP of Sales & Marketing

Peterson Manufacturing announced that Al Anderson has been named the company’s new vice president of sales and marketing, effective April 1. According to a press release, Anderson previously was director of fleet business development for CIMC Intermodal Equipment headquartered in South Gate, Calif. Prior to that he was corporate director of heavy-duty sales for Peterson […]

RV Technician Certifications are Extended to Dec. 31

With the impact that the coronavirus is having on the availability to travel and acquire the needed training hours, all technician certifications set to expire in calendar year 2020 have been extended until Dec. 31, 2020, to allow technicians to get the 24 hours of continued education (up from 20) required to maintain their Level […]