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HDT's 2017 Trailer Update

If tractors with their powerful diesel engines, sophisticated automated manual transmissions, and well-appointed cabs are the lifeblood of the trucking industry, then trailers, sturdy and utilitarian, are the blood type.

Dump trucks have always been tough. But today, they’re getting increasingly smarter as well. Photo: Mack

Articles

Demise of the Dumb Dump Truck

Today’s dump trucks are smart, connected and integrated — but still tough enough to handle heavy loads in tough working conditions.

News

Increased Truck Orders Push Volvo Profit Higher

The parent company of Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks on Wednesday reported both increased sales and profitability during the second quarter of the year.

Photo: Stoughton

News

Trailer Orders Jump 12% In June

The final net trailer order numbers for the month of June have been published by FTR, showing a 12% increase from the previous month.

Products

Prestolite’s Isolated Ground Technology Protects Engines from Stray Voltage

Prestolite Electric has announced its use of Isolated Ground Technology in its line of IdlePro and IdlePro Extreme alternators, designed to protect engines from potentially severe electrolytic damage caused by stray voltage.

According to J.D. Powers’ latest Used Commercial Vehicle Report, the Peterbilt Model 579 is the market leader, due to a larger-than-normal number of 2015 models entering the market. Photo: Jim Park

News

J.D. Power Revises May Used Truck Numbers

Initial weak sales figures in May prompted a weak forecast – but increased sales later delivered a strong showing as the month ended.

News

ATD Show Returns to Las Vegas for 2018

The American Truck Dealers association has announced that the ATD Show 2018 will be returning to Las Vegas next year for four days, from March 22-25.

New market trends, including the recent Amazon acquistion of Whole Foods, are creating opportunites for fleets willing to rethink pickup and last-mile delivery. Photo: Tiger Cool Express

News

How the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Could Change Trucking

Opportunities are on the horizon for fleets willing to embrace new market trends and rethink some aspects of their operations, according to logistics experts Tom Finkbiner and Ted Prince, founders of Tiger Cool Express.

The 18,000 square foot facility is designed and equipped to manufacture Future Line’s rapidly expanding line of aluminum truck bodies. (Photo courtesy of Future Line)

News

Future Line Opens New Manufacturing Facility

Future Line Manufacturing, headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has announced the opening of its latest manufacturing facility.

Volvo executives (left to right) John Mies, Rikard Orell, Jason Spence, Magnus Koeck and Göran Nyberg celebrate the launch of the new VNL tractor in New River, VA, on July 12, 2017. Photo: Jack Roberts

News

Volvo Issues Upbeat Truck Forecast Heading into Fall

Citing positive North American market trends, Volvo is predicting a Class 8 market of approximately 215,000 units by year's end.

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