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April 24, 2015 - Industry News

Used Truck Sales Jump 14 Percent in March

March used Class 8 truck sales jumped 14% over February to 2,770 units for the month according to the latest report from ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales

April 24, 2015 - Product News

Kalmar, Orange EV Collaborating on Electric Terminal Tractor

The Orange EV T-Series electric terminal tractor. Photo via Orange EV

Kalmar Ottawa and Orange EV are collaborating on a zero-emission, electric terminal tractor. The companies will incorporate Orange EV’s technology into the Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractor.

Tags: Kalmar, Orange EV, Electric Terminal Trucks, Terminal Tractors

April 23, 2015 - Industry News

Increased Truck Sales Push Rush Profit Higher

Rush says its aftermarket activity in the energy sector remained steady this quarter, but activity has started to decrease slightly. Photo: Rush Enterprises

A big jump in truck sales helped push profits higher in the first quarter for the network of dealerships under the Rush Enterprises banner.

Tags: Truck Sales, Rush Enterprises, Dealers, Earnings

April 22, 2015 - Product News

Freightliner Offers Efficient Packages for Cascadia

The Freightliner Cascadia is available with the AeroSmart and SmartAdvantage packages. Photo: Freightliner

The Freightliner Cascadia is now available with the AeroSmart and SmartAdvantage Powertrain packages designed to enhance efficiency and performance.

Tags: Cummins, Eaton, Freightliner, Freightliner Cascadia, Powertrains, Fuel Economy, Mid-America Trucking Show

April 22, 2015 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Displays Curb-Side Access Delivery Truck

Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America is displaying its new Canter route delivery truck at this week's NAMA OneShow, a trade show for automatic merchandizers and the U.S. vending industry.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Canter FE, Route Delivery Truck

April 22, 2015 - Industry News

Huge Trailer Backlog Fuels Build but Slows Orders

Photo: Tom Berg

Net trailer orders in March saw an incremental increase over February as OEMs are still increasing build to meet the surge in orders from late last year.

Tags: OEM, Reefers, FTR, Flatbed, Trailer Orders, Dry Van

April 22, 2015 - Industry News

Persson Out, Scania’s Lundstedt in as Volvo Group’s Chief

Martin Lundstedt.  Photo: Sven-Erik Lindstrand

AB Volvo’s board of directors has named a Scania executive, Martin Lundstedt, as the president and chief executive officer of the Volvo Group, replacing Olof Persson, who has led the group for almost four years but is out immediately. Volvo Group is the corporate parent of Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks in North America.

Tags: Volvo Group, Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, People

April 22, 2015 - Industry News

USPS Narrows List of Next-Gen Vehicle Builders

Photo of exising USPS vehicle via Wikimedia.

The U.S. Postal Service has chosen 15 possible manufacturers to build its next-generation delivery vehicle, including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford, Nissan, and Freightliner.

Tags: USPS, Delivery Fleets, Ford, Nissan, Freightliner, FCA US, Vehicle Modifiers

April 21, 2015 - Industry News

Paccar Increases First Quarter Profit 38%

Paccar Inc. reported first quarter earnings of $378.4 million, a 38% gain from the same time a year ago, while net sales and financial services revenue increased 10% to $4.83 billion.

Tags: Paccar, Earnings, Global, DAF, Kenworth, Peterbilt

April 20, 2015 - Industry News

Big Con-way Truckload Order Features Automated Transmissions

Infographic detailing the driver facing amenities of Con-way Truckload's newest trucks. Graphic via Con-way Truckload

Con-way Truckload is buying 635 new twin-screw tractors equipped with automated manual transmissions -- a move that will more than double the AMTs to nearly half its fleet.

Tags: Freightliner, Driver Shortage, Con-way Truckload, Automated Manual Transmissions, Kenworth, Spec'ing

April 20, 2015 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Orders Down, Medium-Duty Up

Photo: Isuzu Truck

Class 8 truck orders were weak in March, with just over 24,600 units ordered due to a seven-month backlog of unbuilt orders from last year. Medium-duty orders were up thanks to strong truck and bus segments.

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

April 19, 2015 - Industry News

Navistar Takes ProStar ES to 110,000 GVW

Navistar's ProStar ES 110, unvieled at Expocam in Montreal, April 17. Photo by Jim Park

Downspeeding isn't a good approach to fuel savings in high GVW applications, so Navistar is offering Canadians a ProStar ES spec designed for 110,000 GVW. It features Eaton's 16-speed UltraShift and engines from Cummins and Navistar optimized for higher weights.

Tags: Navistar, ProStar, Cummins ISX15, Eaton UltraShift

April 17, 2015 - Industry News

Carrier Transicold Marks 75 Years of Road Transport Refrigeration

Photo courtesy Carrier Transicold.

Carrier's reefer activities date to 1940, and Transicold brand was formed in 1970, when the company acquired Transicold Co., based in California.

Tags: Carrier Transicold, Transport Refrigeration, Trailers, Company Anniversaries

April 14, 2015 - Product News

Ingersoll Axles Offers Load Monitoring and Lube System

The Ingersoll Lube System and the Kimax 2 Ingersoll Load Monitoring system. Photo: Ingersoll Axles

Ingersoll Axles has two new offerings, the Load Monitoring system by Kimax and the Ingersoll Lube System.

Tags: Axles, Ingersoll, Lubrication, Onboard Scales, Truck Weight

April 13, 2015 - Industry News

Alliance Debuts Propane Autogas System for F-650/750

Ford F-650 featuring a bi-fuel AutoGas system conversion. (PHOTO: Alliance AutoGas)

Alliance AutoGas showcased its new "plug and play" Bi-Fuel AutoGas System conversion on a Ford F-650/F-750.

Tags: Alliance AutoGas, Propane Autogas, Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750

April 13, 2015 - Product News

XTRA Lease Offers 2015 Size and Weight Guide

Photo: XTRA Lease

A reference guide containing state-by-state listings of size and weight regulations, called the 2015 Size and Weight Guide, has been made available for download by XTRA Lease.

Tags: Regulations, Xtra Lease, Size and Weight, Trailers

April 9, 2015 - Product News

Peterbilt Adds LNG Versions of Model 579 and 567

Photo courtesy of Peterbilt

Peterbilt recently introduced its Model 579 and 567 in liquefied natural gas powered configurations, expanding the company’s lineup of natural gas vehicles. Production is scheduled to begin in June.

Tags: Peterbilt, Model 579, LNG, Model 567, Going Green, Natural Gas Vehicles

April 9, 2015 - Industry News

Alcoa Swings to Profit, Predicts Aluminum Wheel Market Growth

Alcoa reported strong profits for the first quarter, saying its transformation "is fully on course," and is bullish about the commercial vehicle market.

Tags: Alcoa, Earnings, Wheels

April 9, 2015 - Product News

Peterbilt Adds 58-Inch Sleeper for Model 579

Peterbilt's 58-inch sleeper is made for weight-sensitive applications and includes the amenities of Peterbilt's larger sleeper configurations. Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt has introduced a 58-inch sleeper for its Model 579 in both low- and mid-roof configurations for weight conscious short- and regional-haul operations.

Tags: Peterbilt, Model 579, Sleepers, Lightweighting

April 9, 2015 - Product News

Driver Friendly Options Added to Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution

The Bose ride system coutneracts the shaking and jarring potentially experienced by drivers on the road. Image:Freightliner

Freightliner has added driver-friendly options to its Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution models to add to comfort, safety, health and productivity.

Tags: Freightliner, Cascadia, Cascadia Evolution, Driver Comfort, Bose, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

April 8, 2015 - Product News

Volvo Offers VNX 630 in 8x6 Configuration

The Volvo VNX 630 model, designed for high gross weight applications and heavy-haul tasks like heavy equipment hauling, oil and gas delivery and timber transport, is now offered with a tridem rear axle group. Photo: Volvo Trucks

The heavy-haul Volvo VNX 630 gains a third rear-drive axle in a new tridem version designed for better traction and increased payload.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Heavy Haul, Volvo VNX

April 7, 2015 - Industry News

New Paint Color Developed for Kenworth Trucks

Photo of Kurt Swihart, Kenworth's Director of Marketing with the T680 painted in Imron Elite Aurora color courtesy of Axalta.

Axalta Coating Systems has developed a new color exclusively for Kenworth. The color is called Aurora and will be available on 2015 model year trucks.

Tags: Kenworth, Vehicle Paint, Axalta, 2015-MY

April 6, 2015 - Product News

Webb Wheel Newsletter Gives Drum Removal Tips

Webb Wheel has published a newsletter providing tips on how to remove brake drums that are stuck due to corrosion.

Tags: Corrosion, Webb Wheel, Brakes, Tires and Wheels, Wheel Ends, Brake Drums

April 3, 2015 - Industry News

Medium-Duty Truck Orders Up 14.5 Percent

Orders for medium-duty vehicles in Classes 5-7 maintained strength with a 14.2 percent increase in March from a year ago, ACT Research has reported.

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

April 1, 2015 - Industry News

Mack Load Logic, 6x2 Liftable Axle Save Fuel for Bulk Haulers

Photo via Mack

Mack Trucks has introduced drivetrain systems that executives said improves load-hauling efficiency and fuel economy of their Pinnacle tractor for bulk haulers.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Bulk Hauling, 6x2 axle

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