October 26, 2015 - Product News
Wabash is launching its first line of dry- and refrigerated-truck bodies for Class 6, 7, and 8 chassis, addressing re-urbanization and e-commerce trends.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Refrigerated Truck, Truck Bodies, Wabash National, Dry Van Body
October 26, 2015 - Industry News
The used Class 8 truck market showed mixed results in September with same-dealer sales inching closer to the six-month volume average, according to a recent ACT Research report.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales
October 22, 2015 - Industry News
“There’s a silver lining in this, and it’s that they still believe in the show,” said Toby Young, who heads the sponsoring organization. "They want to be here in 2017, and I think they’ll be assessing the damage by not being here in 2016.”
Tags: Mid-America Trucking Show, Louisville, MATS, OEMs
Truck component supplier Consolidated Metco has named Beto Dantas as its new vice president of marketing, strategy and innovation, the company announced.
Tags: People, ConMet, Marketing, Suppliers
October 21, 2015 - Industry News
There were 19,400 Class 8 truck orders booked in September, slightly down from August but coming closer to a “more sustainable pace," according to ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
October 20, 2015 - Product News
Cooper Tire and Rubber announced its Roadmaster Fleet Service Network that offers 24/7 emergency roadside tire replacement and repair for eligible commercial trucking fleets.
Tags: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Roadside Assistance, Customer Service, Tires, ATA MC&E
October 19, 2015 - Product News
Detroit Connect has introduced new features for its Virtual Technician remote diagnostic system, including a new portal that lets users dig deeper into the data, and for some 2017 models the ability to "flash" software updates and parameter changes to the truck over the air.
Tags: Engines, Daimler Trucks North America, ATA MC&E, Detroit Connect, telematics, Freightliner
October 17, 2015 - Industry News
PHILADELPHIA -- Lighter sleepers to serve more segments; PremierCare Gold to speed diagnostics and repairs at certified dealers.
Tags: Maintenance, Kenworth, Dealers, MX-11, ATA MC&E
October 17, 2015 - Product News
Aerodynamic provider SmartTruck announced its new LeadEdge Top Fairing, designed to manipulate and manage the disruptive airflow created in the gap between cab and trailer, or between two tandem trailers.
Tags: Trailers, SmartTruck, Aerodynamics, ATA MC&E
October 16, 2015 - Product News
Michelin has launched the Track My Route feature as part of its Michelin truck dealer and service locator, allowing fleets and owner-operators to locate dealers along their specific route.
Tags: Tires, Michelin Americas Truck Tires, Routing, Mobile Apps
October 16, 2015 - Industry News
Pacific Gas & Electric will invest $100 million to purchase battery-electric vehicles and gasoline-electric hybrids over the next five years to reduce fuel costs and lower emissions, the nation's largest utility announced Oct. 15.
Tags: Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, PG&E, Vehicle Purchasing, Emissions Reduction
Workhorse Group says it has obtained permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to test its Horsefly delivery drone, an eight-motor, eight-rotor “octocopter” designed to work with a specially equipped E-Gen electric walk-in van.
Tags: UPS, Workhorse, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Commercial Drones, Delivery Fleets, USPS
October 14, 2015 - Product News
Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America has received Paccar’s 2014 50 PPM Quality Achievement award for suppliers.
Tags: Paccar, Supplier, Mitusbishi, Awards
October 13, 2015 - Industry News
Mesilla Valley Transport will equip its 2015-2016 Class 8 truck purchases with Allison’s TC10 automatic transmission, the carrier announced.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Allison Transmission, Automatic Transmissions
October 12, 2015 - Industry News
A Kenworth T680 will be transporting the 51st U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree this year, stopping at 10 community celebrations en route to the tree-lighting event in Washington D.C.
Tags: Kenworth, T680, Capitol Christmas Tree, Christmas
The Salvation Army has been serving meals to homeless men and women using a donated Ford Transit van that's been equipped as a mobile kitchen for the non-profit group, Ford has announced.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Salvation Army, Non-Profit Fleets
October 9, 2015 - Industry News
Temperature control products company, Thermo King, has acquired the its long-time vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions partner Celtrak.
Tags: telematics, Thermo King, Asset Tracking
The National Private Truck Council is now throwing its own weight behind the legislative effort to allow individual states to increase the federal vehicle weight limit to 91,000 pounds for tractor-trailers that are equipped with a sixth axle.
Tags: National Private Truck Council, U.S. House of Representatives, Truck Weight, Truck Size/Weight, Private Fleets, Legislation
October 8, 2015 - Industry News
Mercedes-Benz is bringing several new standard safety features in the smaller van segment with its 2016 Metris, in addition to giving commercial fleets flexibility in upfitting and capacities found only in some of the larger vans on the market.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Safety Technology, 2016-MY, Cargo Vans, Passenger Vans, Mercedes-Benz Metris
October 7, 2015 - Product News
Daimler Trucks North America has announced a warranty to cover the aftertreatment system on Detroit and Cummins engines available through its used-truck retail network, SelecTrucks.
Tags: Warranty, SCR, DEF, Used Trucks, Daimler Trucks North America
Kenworth has announced three new options, all aimed at the company’s lineup of vocational trucks-- a new transmission, a bumper and a fixed grille.
Tags: Kenworth, Vehicle Options, Transmissions, Bumper, Vocational Trucks
October 6, 2015 - Industry News
Wabash National has recognized Meritor Wabco with its 2015 Platinum Supplier Award for excellence in quality and delivery performance.
Tags: Meritor Wabco, Awards, Wabash National, Suppliers
October 6, 2015 - Product News
Peterbilt’s Red Oval program offers a certified pre-owned trucks from throughout its dealer network and Paccar Financial Used truck Centers.
Tags: Peterbilt, Used Trucks, Paccar Financial, Certified Pre-Owned
October 5, 2015 - Industry News
Cummins Westport’s ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine has received Near Zero NOx emission certifications from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board.
Tags: CARB, Natural Gas Engines, EPA, Cummins Westport ISL G, Cummins Westport, Emissions
In spite of all the changes that have occurred in the trucking industry, “fleets still want local support to keep trucks running,” according to Jim Maddox, dealer principal at Tri State Trucks. What are dealers doing about it?
Tags: Dealers, Downtime
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