August 24, 2016 - Industry News
Swedish truck maker Scania is introducing a new range of trucks that it is calling the result of the largest investment in the company’s history.
Tags: Europe, Scania, Global
August 23, 2016 - Industry News
Aftermarket parts manufacturer Stemco is strengthening the support, engineering and training capabilities of its Wheel End division through the creation of three new area manager positions, the company has announced.
Tags: Leadership, Aftermarket, People, Stemco, Parts and Service, Wheel Ends
August 22, 2016 - Industry News
Peterbilt is making available the Bendix Wingman Fusion driver assistance system and a new integrated Softek NXT suspension and axle system from Hendrickson on its Model 579 and 567 trucks.
Tags: Peterbilt, Bendix, Driver Assistance Systems, Suspensions, Model 579, Model 567, Hendrickson, Steer Axles
August 19, 2016 - Industry News
Net Class 8 truck orders fell once again in July, showing no signs of recovery in what is usually the weakest month for demand, according to ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Truck Orders
August 18, 2016 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks North America will offer a new factory fill engine oil for the Volvo D11, D13 and D16 engines, with Volvo's new oil spec allowing for longer oil drain intervals.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Engine Oil, Volvo Trucks North America, PC-11
Uber is upping its efforts to expand from the ride-sharing market to commercial freight movement by acquiring Otto, the technology startup that’s developing an aftermarket version of autonomous technology for Class 8 trucks.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Otto
August 16, 2016 - Product News
Kenworth customers are getting a “last call” opportunity to order from the final production allotment of 500 T660s.
Tags: Kenworth, Kenworth T680, Kenworth T660
August 15, 2016 - Industry News
Kenworth is enhancing its Kenworth T370 by adding a durable straight steel channel bumper, larger size 385/65R22.5 steer tires, and rugged, molded thermoplastic fender extensions to benefit vocational customers.
Tags: Kenworth, T370, Kenworth T370
Preliminary trailer order numbers for the month of July, show a significant drop from the previous month, according to analysis from ACT Research.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders
Bendix has released a repair solution for the voluntary recall of about 200,000 of its SR-5 trailer spring brake valves.
Tags: Trailers, Recalls, Bendix, Brakes
August 12, 2016 - Industry News
Kenworth will extend its T680 fuel economy Advantage package into vocational applications soon with the launch of two new, T680 Advantage Day Cab models,, but will cut production of the T660 by the end of the year.
Tags: Kenworth, California, Fuel Economy, Kenworth T680, Hybrid Trucks, Day Cabs
Medium-duty truck body manufacturer Morgan Corporation has announced plans to expand its manufacturing footprint in the Midwest.
Tags: Morgan Corporation, New Facility, Truck Bodies, Manufacturing
August 11, 2016 - Industry News
So far in 2016, auction prices have decreased less than 3% per month compared to nearly 5% per month in the second half of 2015.
Tags: Used Vehicle Sales, NADA Used Car Guide, Used Truck Sales, Used Trucks
August 9, 2016 - Industry News
Mack Trucks has created a new online fuel economy tool that allows Mack customers to configure Pinnacle trucks and evaluate fuel efficiency potential on specific routes.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Truck Sales, Mack Trucks, Dealers
August 5, 2016 - Industry News
Postal Fleet Services has signed a Ryder ChoiceLease Full Service agreement for 20 compressed natural gas heavy-duty trucks to support its mail-delivery operations in four states.
Tags: Leasing, Natural Gas Vehicles, Ryder System, CNG
August 4, 2016 - Press Release
Yokohama Tire Corporation has promoted Dan Funkhouser to senior director of commercial sales. His responsibilities will include all business segments in the commercial division.
Tags: Yokohama, Automotive Executives, Promotions
August 3, 2016 - Industry News
Daimler Trucks North America plans to lay off an additional 115 workers at its Gastonia, N.C., components and logistics facility.
Tags: DTNA, Layoffs, Truck Orders, Daimler Trucks North America, Manufacturing
It looks like July was another off month for Class 8 truck orders as industry analysts are predicting some of the lowest numbers since 2010.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
August 2, 2016 - Industry News
Nikola Motor Company’s advanced research and development team says it has achieved 100% zero emissions on the company’s hybrid-electric Class 8 truck, the Nikola One.
Tags: Turbine Truck Engines, Electric Vehicles, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Hybrid Trucks, Nikola Tesla
ZF has announced it has acquired a 40% minority stake in Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH. The Hamburg-based company is a market leader in lidar (light detection and ranging) technology.
Tags: ZF, Automated Driving, Autonomous Vehicles, Lidar, Global
July 27, 2016 - Industry News
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has opened a new complex that it is calling the Center of Excellence, comprised of a parts distribution center, training and technical assistance facility.
Tags: Parts, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Distribution, Truck Dealers, Training
Chevrolet’s new Low Cab Forward trucks are now shipping to Chevrolet dealers across the country, marking Chevrolet’s return to the medium-duty market.
Tags: Chevrolet, Class 5, Class 3, Class 4, Chevrolet Low Cab Forward, Cabovers
Same-dealer sales volumes of Used Class 8 trucks recovered in June, posting a double digit month-over-month increase following a sharp decline in May.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales
July 26, 2016 - Product News
The change to high-volume F-150 cabins cuts costs and weight, and adds interior room for SuperCab and SuperCrew buyers.
Tags: Pickup Trucks, Ford, Lightweighting, Large Pickups, Ford Super Duty, Aluminum, 2017-MY
July 26, 2016 - Industry News
The second quarter earnings season continued on Tuesday with companies ranging from a fleet and 3PL to a trailer maker and mega-dealer, with all but one reporting higher earnings than the same time last year.
Tags: Economy, Truck Sales, 3PL, Rush Enterprises, Earnings, Wabash National, C.H. Robinson, Hub Group, Fleet Earnings
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