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February 8, 2016 - Industry News

Continental Chooses Site for $1.4B Commercial Tire Plant

Continental Tire the Americas has selected a site in Mississippi for a commercial vehicle tire plant that as part of a long term investment totaling $1.4 billion.

Tags: Mississippi, New Facility, Tires, Continental Tire the Americas

February 8, 2016 - Industry News

HDMA Names Board Chairman for 2016

Tim Myers Photo: Alcoa

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association has re-elected Tim Myers as chairman of the board at a recent board of governors meeting.

Tags: Leadership, HDMA, People

February 5, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Volvo Earnings Improve

Martin Lundstedt, president and CEO Photo: Tommy Holl

The parent company to Volvo, Mack and other truck brands is back in the black, according to earnings reports released Friday, but it plans to cut U.S. production as it nears the end of a four-year cost cutting plan.

Tags: Economy, Volvo Trucks, Quarterly Earnings, Global

February 5, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Tires From China Could See Tariffs

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The International Trade Commission is looking into whether it should impose anti-dumping and countervailing duties, or tariffs, on truck and bus tires made in China.

Tags: China, Tires, Global

February 4, 2016 - Industry News

Pure Power Technologies Goes Independent From Navistar

Pure Power Technologies has been acquired from Navistar by an investment group, allowing PPT to become an independent company.

Tags: Navistar, Fuel Injection, Mergers & Acquisitions

February 4, 2016 - Industry News

Peterbilt Showcases Model 567

Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt Motors Company showcased three ready-to-work Model 567 mixer trucks, during this week's World of Concrete.

Tags: Peterbilt, World of Concrete, MX-13, MX-11

February 4, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Cummins Profit Sinks, Daimler Soars

Profit for engine maker Cummins fell sharply in the final quarter of last year due to lower global demand, leading it to scale down plans for its new light-duty engines in North America, while Daimler AG saw record profits for 2015,

Tags: Economy, Cummins, Daimler AG, Earnings, Daimler Trucks North America, Global

February 3, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Meritor, Eaton, Wabash National, ArcBest, C.H. Robinson

Earnings season continues this week and with it are the first numbers from major trucking suppliers, such as Meritor, Eaton and Wabash National, in addition to those from trucking operations ArcBest and C.H. Robinson.

Tags: Economy, Eaton, Meritor, Eaton Corp., ABF, Wabash National, C.H. Robinson, ArcBest Corp., Fleet Earnings

February 3, 2016 - Industry News

January Sees Lackluster Class 8 Truck Orders

January was a tough month for truck manufacturers as Class 8 truck orders were down 35% compared to the previous month, according to a preliminary report from ACT Research.

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

February 2, 2016 - Industry News

Survey: Fleets Report Good Environment Entering 2016

Truck fleets surveyed in mid-January feel like business is pretty solid, but many are in a wait-and-see mode when it comes to planning to add capacity this year.

Tags: Survey, CKCVR

February 2, 2016 - Product News

Mack Offers Standard Telematics on TerraPro With MP Engine

Photo: Mack

Mack’s integrated diagnostics and telematics product quickly diagnoses problems and automatically schedules dealer repairs, and confirms that needed parts are in stock and ready to install, all while the truck is still on the job.

Tags: Mack Trucks, On-Board Diagnostic System, Mack TerraPro, Connected Diagnostics, Telematics

February 2, 2016 - Industry News

TMC Transport Buying 1,500 Peterbilt Model 579s

Photo via Peterbilt

Iowa-based flatbed carrier TMC Transportation has ordered 1,500 Peterbilt Model 579s as part of a multi-year agreement.

Tags: Peterbilt, Truck Orders, Model 579, Driver Retention

February 2, 2016 - Product News

Eaton Expands AMT Line for Vocational Use

Eaton's Fuller Advantage 10-speed automated transmission. Photo: Eaton

Eaton has expanded coverage of its Fuller Advantage series of automated overdrive transmissions to include use in vocational applications, offering features that improve vehicle control and other capabilities.

Tags: Eaton, Automated Transmissions, Automated Manual Transmissions, Transmissions, Vocational Trucks

February 1, 2016 - Product News

Analysis: Digging Deeper into Navistar's New International HX

International HXs are based on the outgoing PayStar, but bold front-end styling alone is almost enough to merit “new” billing. Other features clinch it. Photo: Tom Berg

A mock police chase may have lent humor to Navistar’s unveiling Monday of its new International HX series of vocational trucks, but the HX represents serious business for the company.

Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, PayStar, World of Concrete, Vocational Trucks

February 1, 2016 - Industry News

International's HX Vocational Trucks Replacing PayStar Models

Photo: International Trucks

International's new Class 8 line is replacing the PayStar and includes four models, with long and medium hoods and two diesels.

Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, Cummins ISX15, Vocational Trucks, World of Concrete, Severe Duty, Class 8

January 29, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Paccar Record Annual Income, Werner Profit Rises

UPDATED -- Truck and engine manufacturer Paccar on Friday reported record annual revenue of $19.12 billion and record net income of $1.60 billion for 2015, but fell short of analysts’ expectations in the final quarter of the year.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Paccar Financial, Paccar Parts, Quarterly Earnings, Fleet Earnings, Werner Enterprises

January 28, 2016 - Industry News

Find Test Data in Choosing Economy Options, Report Says

Fleet managers should understand the types of tests, and know how one was run and how it relates to their everyday operations.

Truck fleets should seek test data on fuel-saving products so they can intelligently decide what to use in their own operations, says Determining Efficiency, the latest “confidence report” from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Vehicle Testing, Fuel Economy, NACFE

January 28, 2016 - Industry News

Peterbilt’s Denton Plant Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Denton's original employees with the first truck produced at the facility. Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt’s Denton, Texas, manufacturing plant is celebrating its 35th year of operation. Since opening in 1980, it has built nearly 500,000 trucks.

Tags: Vehicle Production, Peterbilt, Company Anniversaries, Manufacturing

January 27, 2016 - Industry News

Peterbilt Installs First Lightweight MX-11 Engine

Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt’s first lightweight Paccar MX-11 engine was installed recently in the company’s newest vocational truck, the Model 567, in a set-forward front axle configuration.

Tags: Peterbilt, Paccar MX Engine, Contractor Fleets

January 27, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo Group Reorganizes by Truck Brands

The Volvo Group is reorganizing based on truck brand, a move the Sweden-based global truck and engine maker says “offers clearer commercial accountability” for the group’s various truck brands.

Tags: Mack Trucks, People, Global, Volvo Group

January 27, 2016 - Product News

Accuride Previews Lightweight Composite Brake Drum

Accuride's MMC brake drum could save up to 100 pounds per axle. Photo: Accuride

Accuride president and CEO Rick Dauch spoke about the company’s recently acquired metal matrix composite technology during a briefing at HDAW, explaining the role MMC would play in Accuride’s lightweight components.

Tags: Accuride, Lightweight Materials, Lightweighting, Brake Drums

January 27, 2016 - Product News

Accuride Rolls Out Anti-Corrosion EverSteel Wheel Technology

Accuride's new aluminum wheels is said to save 5-7% in weight over previous models. Photo: Accuride

At HDAW, component supplier Accuride launched its EverSteel wheel technology, designed to prevent corrosion in steel wheels, as well as two new lightweight aluminum wheels.

Tags: Corrosion, Wheels, Aluminum, Accuride

January 27, 2016 - Industry News

Dana Spicer Adds Parts to Support 'Downspeeding'

LAS VEGAS -- More than 150 part numbers have been added for heavy-duty Spicer AdvanTek 40-series tandem drive axles and Spicer Life Series SPL 350 driveshafts and universal joints.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Dana Holding Corp., Dana Spicer, Drivetrains, Downspeed

January 26, 2016 - Industry News

East Manufacturing Names Reno’s Trailer Sales an Authorized Dealer

Photo: East Manufacturing

East Manufacturing has named Reno’s Trailer Sales in Belle Vernon, Penn., an authorized East Dealer.

Tags: Trailers, Dealers, East Manufacturing

January 26, 2016 - Product News

Double Coin Drive Tire Scores SmartWay Verification

The Double Coin RLB450 drive position tire has met the requirements for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Technology Program.

Tags: SmartWay, EPA, Double Coin, Tires, Low Rolling Resistance Tires

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