April 30, 2014 - Industry News
Prices for diesel exhaust fluid remain stable in the U.S. but they are showing no signs of letting up in Canada with a string of monthly hikes, according to new figures from Integer Research, which analyzes a range of global commodities.
Tags: DEF, Diesel Exhaust Fluid
April 29, 2014 - Industry News
The parent to truck makers Peterbilt and Kenworth, Paccar, has increased first quarter revenue along with net income and is predicting higher sales for the industry overall this year.
Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Earnings, OEM
April 28, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- The volume of used Class 8 trucks sold in March rose 8% above February’s volume, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.
Tags: Equipment, Trailers, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales, Used Trucks
Cummins Inc. promoted Dana Vogt to vice president - manufacturing - heavy duty, mid-range, and light duty diesel. In this new role, Vogt will also be an officer of the company.
Tags: Cummins, People
April 26, 2014 - Industry News
The California Air Resources Board on Friday adopted amendments to its Truck and Bus Regulation, giving new compliance options to fleets with three or fewer trucks and owner operators.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, California, California Air Resources Board
April 24, 2014 - Industry News
With increasing order backlogs, Navistar International is upping its production rates at its heavy truck assembly plant in Escobedo, Mexico, as well as its bus assembly plant in Tulsa, Okla.
Tags: Navistar, Truck Orders
April 23, 2014 - Industry News
Stoughton Trailers announced that it has filed an unfair trade petition regarding imports of 53-foot domestic dry containers (“domestic containers”) from China.
Tags: China, Trailers, Stoughton, International Trade Commission
Kenworth of Pennsylvania has opened a new parts and service facility in McKees Rocks, an industrial area and suburb four miles west of downtown Pittsburgh.
Tags: Aftermarket, Dealers, Kenworth of Pennsylvania
April 22, 2014 - Industry News
Marangoni Tread North America announced that Gibson Tire Service in Charleston S.C. has converted their retread operation to the Marangoni family of products.
Tags: Tires, Marangoni, Tires and Wheels
Smith Electric Vehicles is alive and operating, even if it’s not building trucks for a while, according to Bryan Hensel, the specialty builder’s CEO and co-founder, refuting reports that the company had closed.
Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, EVs
The largest network of commercial truck dealers in North America saw a drop in its first quarter profit despite a 26.7% gain in its revenue.
Tags: Truck Sales, Rush Enterprises, Dealers, Earnings
A new report forecasts the global commercial telematics market to grow from $17.3 billion this year to $39.15 billion in 2019, representing an compounded annual growth rate of 17.7%.
Tags: Telematics, Economy, Information Technology
Reports of Smith Electric Vehicles’ death may have been exaggerated. Published news stories quote the company’s president as saying it will restart operations in a few months with new financial backing, more efficient manufacturing and a revised line of battery-electric trucks.
April 21, 2014 - Industry News
Air quality regulators in California are set to consider relaxing some of the state’s tough rules in a meeting set for later this week.
Two more truck makers have announced how many of their vehicles are affected by a recall announced in early March involving Cummins Westport powered natural gas engines.
Tags: Cummins, Paccar, Volvo Trucks, Peterbilt, Natural Gas Engines, Mack Trucks, Recalls, Cummins Westport, McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing
April 17, 2014 - Industry News
The improved economic environment in developing and developed economies is restoring business confidence and pushing up the global sales volumes of medium-heavy duty trucks, according to a new report.
Tags: Telematics, Driver Safety, Vehicle Safety, Medium-Duty Trucks, Frost & Sullivan, Heavy-Duty Trucks
April 14, 2014 - Industry News
Autocar is recalling 4,100 model year 2008-2014 ACX, WX, and WXLL vehicles manufactured July 30, 2007, through Feb.10, 2014, and equipped with certain Cummins Westport Model ISL G or ISX12 G engines, which are powered by natural gas..
Tags: Cummins, Natural Gas Engines, Natural Gas Vehicles, Recalls, Autocar, Safety & Compliance, Cummins Westport, NHTSA
April 9, 2014 - Industry News
The announcement was made Wednesday during the EPA’s inaugural Port Stakeholders Summit in Baltimore.
Tags: Environmental Protection Agency, Diesel Engines, EPA, Ports, Clean Diesel
The world’s largest independent engine maker, Cummins Inc., is partnering with the biggest truck builder, Beiqi Foton Motor Co. Ltd. of China, in a joint venture that will see Foton use Cummins ISG diesels in a new truck series developed with Daimler of Germany.
Tags: Diesel, Cummins, China, Foton Motor, Global, Engines
April 8, 2014 - Industry News
Webb Wheel Severe Duty has announced the appointments of Nate Nielsen as director of sales and Jeremy Zills to manager of engineering. These latest organizational changes at Webb Severe Duty are components in the strategic plans of the business unit to focus on premium value-add brake drum solutions for severe duty applications such as transit bus, motor coach, and refuse trucks.
Tags: Webb Wheel, People, Wheels
Prices for used late model medium and heavy-duty trucks are down slightly, according to vehicle industry data provider Black Book.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales
April 7, 2014 - Industry News
The commercial electric truck maker Smith Electric Vehicles has suspended production for an unspecified period of time. The DOE awarded the company $32 million in grants during 2009 and 2010 to produce more than 500 vehicles to be placed in various fleets across the U.S., however, only 439 have reportedly been produced.
Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles
Brackets that could fall off trailers and possible loss of power to the drive wheels on tractors are the problems leading to two of the latest commercial vehicle equipment recalls.
Tags: International, Safety, Navistar, Trailers, Recalls, Great Dane
April 6, 2014 - Industry News
By the time 2020 rolls around, you can expect new trucks to be equipped with mandatory stability control and collision avoidance technology, according to Fred Andersky, director of government and industry affairs for Bendix.
Tags: Regulations, Electronic Stability Control, Bendix, Mid-America Trucking Show, Collision Avoidance, NHTSA
April 4, 2014 - Industry News
Preliminary numbers from two industry data analysts show the number of heavy and medium-duty truck orders in March were solid.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR, OEMs
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