July 14, 2015 - Industry News
C.R. England is adding nearly 200 Western Star 5700 XE tractors to its fleet over the next few months, with tenured solo and team drivers and million miler drivers receiving the trucks first.
Tags: Western Star, C.R. England, Automated Manual Transmissions, Detroit DT12, Driver Retention
July 13, 2015 - Industry News
A metals industry group is exploring lightweight ferrous products as an alternative to more expensive materials in the quest for cutting weight from trucks and other transport vehicles, says Grede Holdings, an iron castings supplier that’s involved in the project.
Chevrolet's Silverado pickup will arrive for 2016 with a bolder look, including a reworked front end, General Motors has announced.
Tags: Chevrolet, 2016-MY, Chevrolet Silverado, Large Pickups
July 10, 2015 - Industry News
Navistar is following in the footsteps of Daimler Trucks North America and Volvo Trucks in deciding to skip exhibiting at the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show, with plans to return in 2017.
Tags: Navistar, Events, Mid-America Trucking Show
July 8, 2015 - Industry News
The second quarter corporate earnings season kicked off Wednesday afternoon, with numbers from the truck wheel and lightweight metals producer Alcoa Inc. (AA) showing mixed results.
Tags: Earnings, Alcoa
International Truck has started production on WorkStar vocational trucks equipped with the Cummins ISB6.7 engine.
Tags: Cummins, WorkStar, ISB6.7, Vocational Trucks
July 6, 2015 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks has followed the lead of competitor Daimler Trucks North America in deciding not to participate in next year's Mid-America Trucking Show in favor of a biennial schedule.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Events, Mid-America Trucking Show
July 6, 2015 - Press Release
Tom Kenny, a 33-year tire industry veteran, has taken over for Dan Guiney as Yokohama Tire Corporation's (YTC) director of technical service.
Tags: Yokohama Tire Corp.
Great Dane has announced plans for the company’s first Supplier Summit & Innovation Challenge taking place Sept. 28 to 30, 2015 in Savannah, Ga.
Tags: Trailers, Events, Great Dane, Suppliers
July 3, 2015 - Industry News
Net orders of Class 5-7 vehicles fell 3 percent in June due to a "large hiccup" in truck ordering, according to ACT Research's president.
Tags: Vehicle Purchasing, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Trends, Truck Orders
July 2, 2015 - Industry News
North American Class 8 truck orders fell for the fourth straight month in June, to 19,624 units, according to preliminary data from FTR, keeping with seasonal trends.
Tags: Class 8, Truck Orders, FTR
July 2, 2015 - Product News
Noregon Systems’ Truck Check Up is an interactive, fuel-island based truck diagnostics station designed for use in heavy-duty trucks.
Tags: Noregon Systems, Truckstops, Diagnostics
June 30, 2015 - Industry News
Aerodynamic fairings, low-rolling-resistance tires and automatic tire-inflation systems will allow manufacturers to meet the regulations,
Tags: Greenhouse Gases, Trailers, Fuel Economy, Environmental Regulations
June 30, 2015 - Global News
Andreas Renschler, the former head of commercial trucks for Daimler who went to work heading up Volkswagen's commercial truck operations earlier this year, has been appointed as the new chairman of the board of Scania.
Tags: People, Scania, Global, Volkswagen, MAN
June 30, 2015 - Product News
Peterbilt’s 58-inch sleeper option for short- and regional-haul applications is now available through the company’s dealer network.
Tags: Peterbilt, Model 579, Sleepers, Model 567
June 29, 2015 - Product News
Kenworth’s 76-inch mid-roof sleeper is now available as an option for the company’s T680 and T880 trucks.
Tags: Kenworth, Sleepers, T880, T680
June 26, 2015 - Industry News
Giti Tire USA has announced that tire industry veteran John Aben is joining the company as its senior vice president.
Tags: Leadership, Tires, People, Giti TIre USA
June 25, 2015 - Industry News
Used Class 8 truck sales in May fell 11% compared with the previous month, to 2,496 units, according to the latest report from ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales
June 24, 2015 - Industry News
Members of the American Loggers Council can obtain one of three rebates when they purchase one of six Peterbilt models, the truck manufacturer has announced.
Tags: Peterbilt, Rebates, Truck Dealers, Logging
June 23, 2015 - Industry News
David Carson is taking over as president and CEO of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp., following the retirement of Bob Harbin, president and CEO, Daimler Trucks North America has announced.
Tags: Leadership, People, Freightliner, Daimler Trucks North America
June 19, 2015 - Industry News
Fiat Chrysler is recalling 1,771 Ram 4500 and 5500 cab chassis trucks in the 2014 and 2015 model years.
Tags: Recalls, Ram Truck, Ram 5500, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Ram 4500, NHTSA, FCA US
June 18, 2015 - Industry News
May trailer orders continued a downward slide with 15,200 units moved in the month, decreasing 14% from April and down 29% year overyear, according to this month’s FTR report.
Tags: Trailers, Flatbeds, Dry Vans, Reefers, Trailer Orders
Class 8 truck orders were down in May with just over 20,500 units moved in the month, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, May
Lawsuit claims Green Tail violates five patents held by ATDynamics for its TrailerTail rear aero faring.
Tags: Patents, ATDynamics, Stemco, Aerodynamics, TrailerTail, Ridge Corp.
June 15, 2015 - Industry News
And the top winner of the 33rd Annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition is… drumroll, please: Kiegan Nelson of Richfield, Wis., who shined his 1985 Peterbilt 359 and 2014 MAC trailer combination all the way to score “Best in Show.”
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