December 6, 2016 - Industry News
Orders of Classes 5 to 7 vehicles fell 18% in November from October and 10% from a year ago, according to ACT Research.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
December 6, 2016 - Product News
Aerokits improve fuel economy on Swift’s tractors by a “solid 1.5%,” the procurement VP said. The payback comes in 24 to 26 months.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Aerodynamics, Swift Transportation, FlowBelow
December 5, 2016 - Industry News
Investment to support Cat's discontinued on/off-road trucks can be shifted to Nikola's hydrogen-electric vehicles when they become available.
Tags: Caterpillar, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Vocational Trucks, Nikola Motor Company
There was a significant and expected increase in Class 8 truck order activity during the month of November, according to preliminary numbers from FTR.
Tags: Class 8, Truck Orders, FTR
December 5, 2016 - Product News
Great Dane has added the Jost AX150 Alumilight landing gear and a sliding suspension option to its Freedom XP all-aluminum flatbed trailers.
Tags: Trailers, Aluminum, Flatbeds, Great Dane
December 2, 2016 - Industry News
A daycab version of Nikola Motor Co.’s hydrogen-electric heavy-duty tractor will probably be the first one to enter production, said the firm’s founder and CEO, Trevor Milton.
Tags: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Day Cabs, Nikola Motor Company
December 2, 2016 - Product News
SelecTrucks has reintroduced its SelectLease manufacturer-backed fair market value leasing program, the company announced.
Tags: Leasing, Daimler Truck Financial, SelecTrucks
December 1, 2016 - Industry News
If enthusiasm ensures success, Nikola One, the fuel cell-electric long-haul tractor unveiled Thursday night in Salt Lake City, is a sure thing. It promises low maintenance and high fuel economy, but production is still a ways away.
Tags: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Nikola Motor Company, Class 8
The day has finally arrived when Nikola Motor Company will unveil its electric Class 8 tractor tonight at a press event at the company's Salt Lake City headquarters.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Nikola Motor Company
November 28, 2016 - Industry News
Toledo, Ill.-based transportation equipment dealer Ervin has been added to Stoughton Trailers’ network of North American dealers, the company announced.
Tags: Trailers, Dealership, Stoughton Trailers
November 24, 2016 - Industry News
East Manufacturing has named Bill Wallace as platform product manager, adding the duties to his current position as Northeast regional sales manager, the company announced.
Tags: Sales, Trailers, People, East Manufacturing
November 22, 2016 - Industry News
Kenworth of Effingham has opened a 21,000-square-foot full-service dealership, featuring a 12-bay service shop and a 2,200-square-foot parts department.
Tags: Kenworth, New Facility, Parts and Service, Truck Dealers, Dealers
Old River Truck Sales, a Volvo and Mack dealer group, has doubled in size with the purchase of three new locations in southern Louisiana.
Tags: Dealership, New Locations, Volvo Trucks North America
November 18, 2016 - Industry News
Great Dane full-service dealer Central Valley Trailer Repair has opened a new facility in Fresno, Calif., offering a variety of sales, parts, and service accommodations.
Tags: Trailers, Dealers, Great Dane
Net Class 8 orders were weak in October, driven by a high number of cancellations in the month, according to ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
November 17, 2016 - Product News
The online used equipment marketplace IronPlanet has launched a new allEquip fixed and negotiated pricing format with a "Make Offer" feature.
Tags: Online Auctions, Auctions, IronPlanet, TruckPlanet, GovPlanet
November 17, 2016 - Industry News
Net orders for all trailer types were up in October compared to the previous month and essentially met expectations, according to a report from FTR.
Tags: Trailers, FTR, Trailer Orders
Third-quarter financial reports from fleets and equipment makers continue to reflect a tepid freight environment.
Tags: Patriot Transportation, Cummins, Cummins Westport, Westport, Fleet Earnings, Quarterly Earnings, Economy, Radiant Logistics
November 16, 2016 - Industry News
Marangoni Tread North America has added Hancock Country Tire & Retreading in Bluffton, Ohio to its family of independent retreaders.
Tags: Tires, Retreads, Marangoni
Kenworth has introduced its Certified Pre-Owned Program, which is exclusive to Kenworth dealers and Paccar Financial Used Truck Centers.
Tags: Kenworth, Used Trucks, Paccar Financial, Certified Pre-Owned
November 11, 2016 - Industry News
The FMCSA has issued a safety advisory to owners and operators of DOT407 and DOT412 specification cargo tank motor vehicles manufactured by the defunct Keith Huber Inc.
Tags: FMCSA, Vehicle Safety, Recalls, Tankers
November 10, 2016 - Industry News
Dana Incorporated has introduced the Spicer Electrified portfolio of fully integrated motor, control, and e-drive technologies designed to advance electric propulsion systems.
Tags: Axles, Dana Incorporated, Battery-Electric Vehicles
November 9, 2016 - Industry News
The American Truck Dealers, Heavy Duty Trucking, and Procede Software have announced the nominees for 2017 Truck Dealer of the Year.
Tags: ATD, NADA, Truck Dealer of the Year, Awards, Truck Dealers
November 7, 2016 - Industry News
Peterbilt is expanding its Red Oval certified pre-owned truck program to include PacLease trucks with the complimentary Red Oval Assurance Warranty.
Tags: PacLease, Warranty, Peterbilt, Certified Pre-Owned, Used Trucks
November 3, 2016 - Industry News
Class 8 truck orders are projected to be essentially flat in October when compared to September, according to preliminary numbers from analysts at ACT Research and FTR.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
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