May 12, 2016 - Industry News
Claes Nilsson, president of Volvo Trucks, acknowledges that Volvo in recent years may have been "too internally focused." Read about what the company is doing under its latest reorganization to put more focus back on the customer.
Tags: Class 8, Volvo Group, Assembly Plants, Volvo Trucks North America
May 12, 2016 - Product News
A machine that works much like a giant inkjet printer can offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional vinyl wraps for vehicles such as cargo vans and trailers, according to the distributor.
Tags: Trailers, Vehicle Graphics
May 11, 2016 - Industry News
Truck dealer group Fyda Freightliner has opened a new 46,000-square-foot, full-service Freightliner and Western Star dealership in Zanesville, Ohio.
Tags: Freightliner, Western Star, Ohio, Dealership, Fyda Freightliner
May 10, 2016 - Industry News
Michelin Americas Truck Tires has opened a new Oliver Rubber retread facility in El Paso, Texas, called Border Recapping.
Tags: New Facility, Michelin Americas Truck Tires, Retreads, Oliver Rubber, Dealers, Texas, Tires
Nikola Motor (as in Nikola Tesla) says it's developing a 2,000-hp turbine hybrid-electric highway tractor whose operating costs will be half that of a diesel truck.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Nikola Tesla, New Vehicles
May 6, 2016 - Industry News
M-S Logistics has presented their Partner of the Year award to Marangoni Tread North America. The award was presented by M-S Logistics’ safety and maintenance director Mike Elliott.
Tags: Tires, Awards, Retreads, Marangoni
The truck dealership group Inland Kenworth has opened a new $23 million dealership in Phoenix, Ariz., as part of an 83-acre business park with a truck stop, truck wash, and trailer dealership.
Tags: Kenworth, Arizona, Truck Dealers, Dealers
May 5, 2016 - Industry News
Cargo securement manufacturer and supplier Heico has acquired Wistra GmbH Cargo Control, a German cargo securement products company.
Tags: Cargo Securement, Ancra, Mergers & Acquisitions
May 4, 2016 - Product News
Uniroyal Commercial Truck Tires' LT40 long-haul and regional trailer tire has met the requirements for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Technology program.
Tags: SmartWay, EPA, Tires, Uniroyal, Low-rolling Resistance
May 4, 2016 - Industry News
Class 8 truck orders are projected to fall for the fourth month in a row, highlighting a weaker freight environment in the trucking industry, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
May 3, 2016 - Industry News
Mercedes-Benz Vans has boosted the available gross vehicle weight rating of its European Sprinter by 990 pounds, to 5.5 metric tons or 12,122 pounds. An increase is being considered for North American vans, said a spokesman at the builder's U.S. headquarters.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Euro VI, Sprinter, Global
Lower North American truck sales led to lower financials compared to a year ago for two Indiana-based companies.
Tags: Economy, Cummins, Accuride, Earnings
April 29, 2016 - Industry News
Paccar Parts has opened its new $32 million distribution center in Renton, Wash., which services dealers in the Northwestern U.S. and Western Canada.
Tags: Parts, Paccar Parts, Distribution Centers
April 28, 2016 - Industry News
Nissan's 2016 Titan XD Crew Cab pickups powered by an advanced 5.6L Endurance V-8 gasoline engine went on sale April 15. The Titan XD Gas pickup joins the XD with the Cummins 5.0L Turbo Diesel V-8 released last December.
Tags: Nissan, Nissan Titan, Large Pickups
Stemco and Ridge have entered into a settlement and patent license agreement, dismissing Stemco’s patent infringement suit against Ridge’s GreenTail aerodynamic device.
Tags: Lawsuits, Patents, ATDynamics, Stemco, TrailerTail, Ridge Corp.
Wabco has entered into a long-term agreement to manufacture and supply air compressor technology for Cummins in global markets.
Tags: Cummins, Partnership, Wabco, Suppliers, Air Compressors
April 27, 2016 - Industry News
Denso has entered into an agreement with Hino Trucks to supply all-makes diesel aftertreatment products, including DPFs, to Hino dealers.
Tags: Hino Trucks, DPF, Denso, Suppliers
Fleet Advantage has released its inaugural quarterly index resource “designed to compare all-in costs of older model year Class 8 trucks and calculate the savings of new model replacements.”
Tags: Fuel Savings, Fleet Advantage, Emissions Reduction, fleet costs, Leasing
Setting new records in a variety of different categories allowed trailer manufacturer Wabash National Corp. to report more than doubled first quarter profit over a year ago.
Tags: Economy, Trailers, Earnings, Wabash National
April 26, 2016 - Industry News
Ford is investing $1.6 billion to upgrade manufacturing facilities in Michigan and Ohio to support production of a new 10-speed transmission for certain F-150 models and Super Duty chassis cab.
Tags: Ford, Assembly Plants, Transmissions, Ford Super Duty, Chassis Cab Trucks
The federal government is reminding owners of certain recalled Volvo trucks that have not yet been in for repair of a serious steering problem that they could suffer a complete loss of steering and are not to be driven.
Tags: Recalls, Volvo Trucks North America
A European price-fixing investigation led to a first-quarter loss for truck and engine maker Paccar, while Allison Transmission reported lower numbers.
Tags: Kenworth, PACCAR, Peterbilt, Allison Transmission, Earnings
April 22, 2016 - Industry News
Mack Trucks picked Earth Day in Austin, Texas – said to be one of the country’s most “green” cities – to announce its 2017-model powertrain products, designed to save fuel and reduce carbon emissions.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automated Manual Transmissions, Greenhouse Gas, Fuel Efficiency, Vocational Trucks, Diesel Engines
April 22, 2016 - Product News
Webb Brake Adjusters' self-setting automatic brake adjusters will come standard on all Fontaine platform and heavy-duty trailers equipped with Hendrickson axles and suspensions.
Tags: Marmon Highway Technologies, Fontaine, Hendrickson, Automatic Slack Adjusters
Paccar has partnered with Allison Transmission to release the automatic Allison TC10 transmission in Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks with Paccar and Cummins engines.
Tags: PACCAR, Transmissions, Allison Transmission, Automatic Transmissions
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