October 26, 2016 - Industry News
Used Class 8 same-dealer truck sales fell in September, reversing a growth trend that started in February, according to ACT Research.
Tags: ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales
October 25, 2016 - Product News
Jacobs Vehicle Systems has announced an optimized engine brake for the 2017 Cummins X15 engine designed to add additional braking power from the engine compared to past models.
Tags: Cummins, Jacobs Vehicle Systems, Engine Brake, Cummins X15
October 25, 2016 - Industry News
The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have officially published the Phase 2 greenhouse gas/ fuel efficiency rule for commercial vehicles in the Federal Register.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, EPA, Greenhouse Gas, Phase 2 GHG Proposals
Otto and Budweiser announced Tuesday that they have reached a major milestone on the road to autonomous trucking with the completion of the world’s first shipment using a self-driving truck.
Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Otto
At a time when many trucking companies are reporting lower third quarter earnings, Swift Transportation bucked the trend, but truck and engine maker Paccar saw its earnings fall.
Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Earnings, Paccar Financial, Swift Transportation, DAF, Fleet Earnings
October 24, 2016 - Industry News
Called Wingman Fusion by Bendix, the system uses radar and a forward-facing camera to detect and identify obstacles ahead, then warn the driver and soon apply the brakes.
Tags: driver safety, Volvo Trucks, Bendix, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Collision Mitigation
October 21, 2016 - Industry News
Net Class 8 truck orders in September increased modestly from the previous month, possibly signaling that a historically weak season for orders was ending.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Truck Orders
October 18, 2016 - Industry News
Customers ordered 20,400 medium-duty vehicles in Classes 5 to 7 in September, which represents a 19% increase from August, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Procurement, ACT Research, Truck Orders
October 18, 2016 - Product News
Great Dane is introducing several new features designed to improve the safety of drivers, pedestrians, and the food transported in its Everest refrigerated trailers.
Tags: Reefers, Great Dane, Refrigerated Trailers
October 17, 2016 - Industry News
After a year in which none of the major Class 8 OEMs exhibited at the Mid-America Trucking Show, Kenworth and Peterbilt announced that they will return to the show for 2017.
Tags: Kenworth, Peterbilt, Industry Event, OEMs, MATS, Events
ACT Research released its preliminary U.S. net trailer orders for September 2016, showing a decline from the previous month and weaker than anticipated order pace.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders
A summer lull in used auction volume ended this past September, according to findings in NADA Used Car Guide's recent Commercial Truck Guidelines report.
Tags: NADA, Auctions, Used Truck Sales
October 14, 2016 - Industry News
Orders are being processed and production has started for Cummins Westport’s ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine, the company announced.
Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Natural Gas Vehicles, Cummins Westport, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Emissions Reduction
October 13, 2016 - Industry News
SuperTruck and a pair of platooning rigs were also demonstrated at the company's proving grounds in Indiana on Wednesday.
Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, SuperTruck, Truck Platooning, LT Series
October 12, 2016 - Industry News
Bridgestone Americas has announced that Joseph Saoud has joined the company as president of the truck and bus radial business at Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.
Tags: Leadership, People, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations
The U.S. Department of Commerce has admitted to a miscalculation in its preliminary anti-dumping tariff rate for truck tires imported from China, raising the rates of every manufacturer and importer to 30.36% - nearly 10 points higher than the initial calculation.
Tags: China, Tires, Tariffs, U.S. Department of Commerce
FlowBelow Aero will have its complete Tractor AeroKit system offered as a factory installed option on the most fuel efficient Freightliner Cascadia Evolution equipment package.
Tags: Freightliner Cascadia, Aerodynamics, Daimler Trucks North America, FlowBelow, Wheel Covers
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. announced key specifications of its all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment, the 2018 Isuzu FTR
Tags: ICTA, Isuzu FTR, Class 6, New Trucks, Isuzu
October 11, 2016 - Industry News
The Heico Companies has acquired Dutch firm Ancra Systems B.V. with plans to bring the company’s automatic truck loading/unloading system to North American markets.
Tags: Cargo Management, Trailers
Scania's new R- and S-series trucks have been awarded the 2017 International Truck of the Year award by a jury of 25 European commercial vehicle industry journalists.
Tags: IAA, International Truck of the Year, Awards, Scania
October 10, 2016 - Industry News
Stoughton Parts Sales, a division of Stoughton Trailers, broke ground on a new 15,000 square-foot warehouse expansion of its facility in Stoughton, Wis.
Tags: Trailers, Distributors, Stoughton Trailers, Facility Renovations
Kenworth is offering a few new options for its heavy-duty trucks, including a new natural gas engine and bunk heater system for the T680 and T880 and a FlowBelow AeroKit for the T680.
Tags: Kenworth, Natural Gas Engines, Espar, T880, T680, Heaters, FlowBelow
October 7, 2016 - Industry News
A new report says the industry will likely see a pre-emission boom in Class 8 truck sales in 2019 and 2020, before a sharp drop into 2021 — but others say this time around is different.
Tags: Class 8, Truck Sales, GHG Phase 2
October 6, 2016 - Industry News
Kenworth has introduced the fuel-efficient T680 Advantage Package with 52-inch mid-roof sleeper for regional haul and less-than-truckload operations.
Tags: Kenworth, Fuel Efficiency, Sleepers, T680 Advantage
October 5, 2016 - Industry News
System readouts are integrated into the driver information display on the dash, so no additional display units or prep kits are needed.
Tags: Bendix, Collision Avoidance, ATA MC&E, Volvo Trucks North America, driver safety, Vehicle Safety
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