February 11, 2016 - Industry News
Mercedes-Benz has introduced the 2016 Sprinter Worker that's priced about $4,000 below the existing base model with a leasing program aimed at smaller fleets and owner-operators.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, 2016-MY
No fewer than five technology-based “disruptors” to freight transportation were identified in a recent survey of carrier/3PL/broker, shipper and trucking supplier executives conducted by Princeton Consulting.
Tags: Stifel Nicolaus, Big Data, Commercial Drones, Autonomous Vehicles, Freight Uberization, Information Technology, Future Trucks, Truck Platooning, Internet of Things
February 10, 2016 - Product News
A custom Mack Granite snow plow model outfitted with all-wheel drive was built for Somerset Township, Penn., to deal with hilly terrain and windy roads in the area.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Snow Plow, Customization, Mack Granite
February 10, 2016 - Industry News
The Department of Energy is providing funding for a $1.25-million collaborative project between Bridgestone Americas and global coatings company PPG that will focus on improving the fuel efficiency of truck and bus radial tires
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Bridgestone, Tires, PPG Industries, U.S. Department of Energy
The NTEA has announced three new features at The Work Truck Show 2016 (held March 1-4 in Indianapolis), which are designed to give a glimpse into the future of vocational trucks.
Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Events
A record-setting fourth quarter for trucking company Forward Air Corp. has it looking forward to a banner 2016, while Rush Enterprises is cost-cutting to compensate for the low truck sales in the energy sector in 2015.
Tags: Economy, Equipment, Truck Sales, Rush Truck Centers, Rush Enterprises, Forward Air, Fleet Earnings
February 8, 2016 - Industry News
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
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
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
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 has been acquired from Navistar by an investment group, allowing PPT to become an independent company.
Tags: Navistar, Fuel Injection, Mergers & Acquisitions
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
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 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
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
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’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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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’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
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