March 3, 2015 - Product News
Ford is taking its Telogis-powered factory telematics system to a global audience in a rebranding of the existing Crew Chief platform, Ford announced on the eve of NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: Telogis, Ford, Analytics, Fleet Metrics, Telematics, Information Technology
March 3, 2015 - Industry News
Ford's redesigned 2016 F-650 and F-750 trucks will offer a lower noise level than outgoing models mostly due to the redesigned turbo diesel engine, Ford announced on the eve of NTEA's Work Truck Show.
Tags: Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, 2016-MY, Ergonomics, Work Truck Show
Kenworth is offering 18,000- and 20,000-pound axles with the truck that's powered by a PACCAR PX-9 8.9-liter inline-6 cylinder engine that produces 350 hp and 1,150 lb.-ft. of torque.
Tags: Kenworth, Kenworth T370, Class 7, Vocational Trucks, Axles, Work Truck Show
Accuride Corp. on Tuesday reported higher revenues in the final quarter of 2014 compared to a year earlier, but moved from a profit to a loss.
Navistar International Corp. announced on Tuesday that it is still losing money, but nowhere near as much as it did a year earlier, thanks to higher sales and lower warranty costs.
Tags: Navistar, Earnings, Equity Markets
March 2, 2015 - Industry News
XL Hybrids is now offering its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System for the diesel-powered Reach commercial van from Isuzu and Utilimaster, the alternative-fuel conversion company announced.
Tags: Vans, Isuzu, Work Truck Show, Utilimaster, XL Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids
March 2, 2015 - Product News
Mack Trucks is offering natural gas versions of its Pinnacle model with the Eaton UltraShift Plus transmission and Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix, UltraShift Plus
March 2, 2015 - Global News
Ryder System presented its Service Excellence Awards to top-performing carriers at the company's fifth annual Mexican Carrier Celebration and Recognition Event in Mexico City.
Tags: Fleet Management, Mexico, Ryder System, Supply Chain Solution
Used Class 8 truck sales fell to 2,239 units in January - a 12% decline from December and a 3% decline year-over-year, according to a report from ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales
February 27, 2015 - Product News
Kenworth is offering a $1,000 rebate on qualifying purchases of new Kenworth sleeper trucks to members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association during 2015.
Tags: Kenworth, Rebate, Vehicle Purchasing, Sleepers
February 26, 2015 - Industry News
ACT Research's latest report on trailer order numbers show a strong January, despite a drop from December.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Ports, Trailer Orders
February 26, 2015 - Product News
Kenworth is offering an extended warranty program for U.S. buying new Kenworth Class 5-7 trucks financed through Paccar Financial.
Tags: Warranty, Medium-Duty Trucks, Paccar Financial, Kenworth
February 24, 2015 - Industry News
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems will construct a new headquarters in Northeast Ohio, the company announced.
Tags: Headquarters, Bendix, Expansion
Ford is putting 8,000 of its workers through an intensive training program to ensure everyone knows how to work with the new materials, such as aluminum panels,in the 2015 F-150 full-size pickup at its Kansas City Assembly Plant.
Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Large Pickups, Vehicle Manufacturing, Assembly Plant
Donaldson released financial results for its fiscal second quarter ending at the close of January, showing a 14% drop in net earnings despite a small uptick in sales.
Tags: Earnings, Donaldson
February 23, 2015 - Industry News
Trailer orders for January hit 27,300 units returning to normal order rates after an increased rate in the last three months of 2014, according to report from FTR.
Tags: Trailers, FTR, Trailer Orders
Class 8 truck orders orders were booked above a 400,000-unit seasonal rate in January for the fourth month in a row, according to ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
February 20, 2015 - Product News
Knight Transportation has chosen the Zonar 2020 Mobile Tablet as the new telematics platform for its fleet.
Tags: Telematics, Zonar, Knight Transportation, Tablets
February 19, 2015 - Industry News
The vehicle component manufacturer Dana Holding Corp. on Thursday reported net income for the final quarter of 2014 more than doubled from the same time a year earlier.
Tags: Dana Holding Corp., Earnings, Quarterly Report
The device was proved effective in track testing in Canada last year and is in use by numerous fleets, members of the awards committee found in pre-selection research.
Tags: TWNA Technical Achievement Award, Automatic Tire Inflation Systems, Technology & Maintenance Council, Tires
Launched in 2014, the all-new 2015 Chevrolet City Express cargo van has already found a place in businesses across the country and across segments. Small businesses, in particular, are adding the City Express to their fleets.
Tags: Chevrolet City Express, Compact Cargo Vans, University of Michigan, Small Business
Derive Systems' engine calibration software now works with the 2015 Ford Transit's 3.7-liter or and 3.5-liter engines, the company has announced. The software reduces fuel consumption by commercial fleets that use the full-size Transit van.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Derive Efficiency
February 18, 2015 - Industry News
Kenworth named MHC Kenworth – Colorado the 2014 Dealer of the Year and MHC Kenworth - Kansas City the 2014 PACCAR Engine Dealer of the Year at the Kenworth Dealer Meeting in Phoenix, Ariz.
Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Paccar MX Engine, Kenworth Dealer, MHC Kenworth – Kansas City, Awards
AMP Electric Vehicles' Workhorse E-Gen Truck features an extended-range electric drive, and a number of forward-thinking features, including a drone delivery system.
Tags: Delivery Truck, Federal Regulations, Commercial Drones, AMP Electric Vehicles, Workhorse
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. on Tuesday announced its net income in the final quarter of 2014 skyrocketed above the level from the same time a year earlier, hitting $2.13 billion.
Tags: Goodyear, Earnings, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Tires
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