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November 25, 2015 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders

November 24, 2015 - Industry News

Agility Fuel Systems Names New CEO

Kathleen Ligocki Photo: Agility

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

Tags: Natural Gas, People, Manufacturing, Agility Fuel Systems

November 23, 2015 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Group Announces Restructuring, Cost Reduction Plans

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

Tags: Leadership, Commercial Vehicle Group, People

November 20, 2015 - Industry News

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.

Tags: People, Stemco

November 20, 2015 - Industry News

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

“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 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.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Transmissions, Engines, Detroit, Automated Manual Transmissions, Detroit DT12, Detroit DD5

November 19, 2015 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Exceed Expectations Again in October

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

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.

Tags: Trailers, FTR

November 19, 2015 - Industry News

Ram Trucks to Tow Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Floats

Photo: Ram

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.

Tags: Ram 1500, Ram 2500, Thanksgiving, Ram Trucks

November 19, 2015 - Product News

Mitsubishi Fuso Launches FusoFirst Support Program

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

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.

Tags: Roadside Assistance, Medium-Duty Trucks, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Dealers, Mobile Apps

November 18, 2015 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Iveco, Medium-Duty Trucks, International Truck of the Year, Awards, Global

November 16, 2015 - Industry News

Accuride Makes Changes to Support Going Global

Scott D. Hazlett has been promoted to president, Wheels.

Accuride announced Monday that it has realigned its organization and upgraded its leadership team to support the company’s plans to grow as a supplier of wheel-end products to the global commercial vehicle industry.

Tags: Leadership, Gunite, Wheels, Accuride, People, Global

November 16, 2015 - Industry News

NTEA Names Senior Director of Technical Services


NTEA The Association for the Work Truck Industry recently appointed Susan Dehne as senior director of technical services.

Tags: NTEA, Associations, People

November 16, 2015 - Industry News

Shur-Co Adds S.D. Facility for Retractable Tarps

Shur-Co LLC says it is setting up a new location in Sioux Falls, S.D., to install ShurTite retractable tarp system. The products continue to be made in and distributed from the original facility in Canada and it will remain the main location.

Tags: Tarping, Flatbed Trailers, Shur-Co LLC

November 13, 2015 - Industry News

Alkane COE Trucks Get DOT Approval

Alkane will use Foton cab-chassis from China with North American components, including a propane-fueled engine. Assembly in South Carolina is set for early 2016.

A big-block V-8 engine will burn propane and deliver diesel-like performance at lower cost, the company says.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Propane Autogas, COE, Alkane Truck Company, Cabovers, Class 7, Alternative Fuels

November 12, 2015 - Industry News

Arrow CEO: Used Truck Supplies Growing, Will Demand Absorb Them?

Used trucks come on the market three to five years after they’re sold new. Many 2012-model trucks were sold in 2011, and they’ve begun hitting used-truck lots, strengthening supply. Chart: Arrow Truck Sales

The 2012-model trucks sold in 2011, a good year, should push down prices as freight tonnage and demand now seems to be softening slightly.

Tags: Used Trucks, Truck Sales, Class 8

November 12, 2015 - Industry News

Nissan Titan XD Tows 12,314 Pounds

Photo of 2016 Titan XD courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan's diesel-powered 2016 Titan XD pickup will tow 12,314 pounds and offers a maximum payload capacity of 2,091 pounds, according to new details released by Nissan.

Tags: Nissan, Towing, Nissan Titan, Large Pickups, 2016-MY

November 11, 2015 - Product News

Webb Makes Slack Adjusters Available at HDA Truck Pride Stores

Webb Brake Adjusters is partnering with HDA Truck Pride to sell their clearance-sensing automatic slack adjusters at more than 700 distributor locations.

Tags: Webb Wheel, Brakes, HDA Truck Pride, Automatic Slack Adjusters

November 11, 2015 - Industry News

Reyco Granning Names New Engineering and Manufacturing Execs

 Ramin Zarrabi (left) and Raoul Steenekamp Photos courtesy of Reyco Granning

Reyco Granning has named Raoul Steenekamp vice president of engineering and Ramin Zarrabi vice president of manufacturing.

Tags: Leadership, Reyco Granning, Aftermarket, People, Suspensions

November 11, 2015 - Industry News

Class 6 Trucks Oldest on Road

Photo of Hino's 258ALP Class 6 (25,500 GVW) model courtesy of Hino.

Class 6 GVW trucks now operating in commercial fleets now have an average 21.2-year lifespan due to their reliability, durability, and use in a variety of applications, IHS Automotive's commercial vehicle director told

Tags: Class 6, Truck Rental, Box Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, IHS Automotive

November 6, 2015 - Product News

Meritor and P.S.I Produce Millionth Tire Inflation System

The Meritor Tire Inflation System by P.S.I. Image courtesy of Meritor

Meritor and Pressure Systems International celebrated the production of the 1,000,000th Meritor Tire Inflation System, the companies have announced.

Tags: Meritor, Tire Pressure, Automatic Tire Inflation Systems, P.S.I.

November 5, 2015 - Press Release

Summit Truck Group Names CEO


Summit Holdings’ Board of Directors announced that, as part of the company’s succession plan, Justin Fink, currently president of the company, will also become Chief Executive Officer of Summit Truck Group in January 2016.

Tags: C-Suite, Promotions, Summit Truck Group, Summit Holdings

November 4, 2015 - Industry News

Eaton, Cummins Show Direct Drive Powertrain, UltraShift Enhancements

Urge to Move feature in an UltraShift Plus vocational gearbox allowed easy starting of this 125,000-pound GCW rig on 8 and 15 percent upgrades at Eaton's Proving Grounds.

The two companies collaborated on the latest version of the Smart Advantage powertrain, aimed at regional highway service.

Tags: Cummins, Eaton, Cummins ISX15, Automated Transmissions

November 3, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Orders Expected to Fall Below Last Year's Levels

Photo: Ram

Class 5-8 vehicle orders are projected to hit 47,200 orders for the month of October which is up 14% from the previous month but 30% below last year’s numbers, according to ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders

November 3, 2015 - Product News

Peterbilt Offers MX-11 Engine With Model 579, 567

The Paccar MX-11 engine with the Model 567. Photo: Peterbilt

The Paccar MX-11 engine will be available for Peterbilt’s flagship Model 579 and vocational Model 567 trucks beginning Nov. 13, the company has announced.

Tags: Paccar, Diesel Engines, Peterbilt, MX-11

November 3, 2015 - Global News

MAN Adds Light Commercial Van to Lineup

MAN Truck & Bus is teaming up with Volkswagen to add a new light commercial van to its product lineup, making the German-based company a full-range supplier offering commercial vehicles between 3 and 44 tons.

Tags: MAN Trucks, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, MAN TGE, Global

November 2, 2015 - Product News

500,000 Fleets to Purchase New Vehicle in 15 Months

Vehicle market analyst IHS Automotive has identified over 500,000 businesses operating fleets of up to 250 vehicles that are expected to purchase new commercial vehicle in the next 15 months.

Tags: Truck Orders, IHS Automotive, Small Fleets, Mid-Size Fleets



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