Trailer Orders Still Solid Despite Ups and Downs

There were more than 33,000 net trailer orders in October, down 7% from the previous month and down 30% vs. the same month a year ago.

Kathleen Ligocki Photo: Agility


Agility Fuel Systems Names New CEO

Natural gas fuel system manufacturer Agility Fuel Systems has named Kathleen Ligocki chief executive officer effective Dec. 3.


Commercial Vehicle Group Announces Restructuring, Cost Reduction Plans

Commercial Vehicle Group announced a new president and CEO and other cost-cutting and restructuring actions.


Stemco Names VP/General Manager of Suspension Products

Following its acquisition of Goodyear's air springs business, Stemco named Donnie Wells vice president and general manager of Stemco Suspension Products.

“Our investment is a tangible example of how we maximize the use of our global platforms optimized for regional markets,” said Wolfgang Bernhard, Daimler AG Board of Management member responsible for trucks and buses. Photo: David Cullen


Daimler Trucks to Bring New Detroit Medium-Duty Engine Line to U.S.

Daimler Trucks Friday announced a $375 million investment to enable production of the new DD5 and DD8 medium-duty engines at Detroit’s Redford, Mich., plant, and officially launched production of the Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission.

Refrigerated trailer orders were "spectacular" in October, says FTR. File photo courtesy Carrier Transicold.


Trailer Orders Exceed Expectations Again in October

While trailer orders in October were down month over month and year over year, they still beat expectations thanks to "spectacular" refrigerated van orders, according to industry research and analysis firm FTR.

Photo: Ram


Ram Trucks to Tow Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Floats

More than 25 Ram trucks will kick off the holiday season in style as they tow all the floats in the 89th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 26, in New York City.

FusoFirst Mobile App homescreen, as seen on a typical mobile phone.


Mitsubishi Fuso Launches FusoFirst Support Program

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has launched its FusoFirst product support program, aimed at providing full-service customer support for owners and operators of Mitsubishi Fuso medium-duty trucks.


Iveco Eurocargo Named International Truck of the Year

Iveco's new medium-duty Eurocargo has been chosen by European commercial vehicle journalists as International Truck of the Year 2016.

Photo: Jim Park


Kenworth's Rock-Solid T880

The T880 was introduced a few years ago but in just six short months, orders for the new vocational platform overtook its worthy predecessor, the T800. In the heavy duty market, that's quite remarkable.

Understanding Your Brakes: Considerations When Specifying Air Disc Brakes
With recent changes in stopping distance laws, fleets are investigating alternatives outside of the traditional S-cam drum brake. This white paper will examine the differences between a drum and disc brake to help your fleet make more informed decisions when it comes to specifying equipment.
Spec’ing the Right Fifth Wheel Maximizes Efficiency and Productivity
This easy-to-use Fifth Wheel Selection Guide simplifies the process with step-by-step procedures, ensuring the best fit for your application. Learn more about spec’ing your next fifth wheel.
Lightweighting to Improve Freight Efficiency
As trucks get heavier, it’s difficult to maintain the freight capacity you’ve been delivering to customers for years. But through strategies such as spec’ing lighter weight materials, your fleet can gain a competitive edge.
Barriers to the Increased Adoption of Fuel Efficiency Technologies
A new fleet survey and research conducted by The North American Council for Freight Efficiency has identified what stands between fleets and better fuel economy.


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