February 19, 2015 - Industry News
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
February 17, 2015 - Industry News
Fleets that optimize their electronic engine parameters for fuel economy can expect to see about a 0.5 mpg improvement in fuel economy, according to a new Confidence Report issued by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Engines, NACFE, Technology & Maintenance Council
Penske Used Trucks has doubled its commercial truck dealership footprint in North America, introducing centers in Dallas; metro Atlanta; and Ontario, Canada.
Tags: Used Truck Sales, Truck Dealers, Penske, Dealers
South Korean-based Hyundai announced it's making a big push in the commercial vehicle market, and published reports indicate it plans to introduce a van model into the U.S. market.
Tags: Hyundai, Cargo Vans, Global
February 17, 2015 - Product News
Advantage PressurePro and Globe Tracker International ApS are partnering to bring intermodal customers the ability to track cargo and tire pressure information remotely.
Tags: Information Technology, Advantage PressurePro, Asset Tracking, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
One company that provides an alternative to idling big rigs at truckstops and truck terminals has plans for growth, including investing more money to fund a planned expansion.
Tags: Emissions, Truck Drivers, Idle Reduction, Truckstops, IdleAir, Air Pollution
For the third time in four years, Kenworth named Rihm Kenworth the company’s Medium Duty Dealer of the Year for the U.S. and Canada.
Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, Dealers, Truck Dealers
February 16, 2015 - Industry News
Heavy Duty Trucking's editors and a panel of truck fleet executives identified the 20 best new products that appeared in our magazine and website in the past year.
Tags: Equipment, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Top 20 Products, Technology & Maintenance Council
February 13, 2015 - Product News
Webasto Thermo and Comfort North America is partnering with Freightliner to offer its SmarTemp Control on Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution trucks from the production line. The feature will be available from the factory beginning on March 2.
Tags: Air Conditioning, Webasto, Sleepercab, Temperature Control
February 13, 2015 - Industry News
Truck Writers of North America named five finalists for its 2014 Technical Achievement Award. The winner will be announced during the Technology & Maintenance Council's annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.
Tags: Technology, Awards, Truck Writers of North America, Technology & Maintenance Council
February 12, 2015 - Industry News
Driver shortages, driver turnover and regulations could all affect the potential growth of the trucking industry in 2015, according to analysis from GE Capital.
Tags: GE Capital, Driver Shortage, Truck Orders, Freight, Industry Trends
February 12, 2015 - Product News
Kenworth and Paccar Financial are offering an Extended Warranty Program for U.S. customers purchasing new Kenworth Class 8 trucks financed through PACCAR.
Tags: Kenworth, Class 8, Paccar Financial, Truck Warranty
One of the nation’s largest operators of commercial vehicle dealerships in North American said it set several records as it reported financial results this week.
Tags: Truck Sales, Rush Truck Centers, Rush Enterprises, Earnings
February 11, 2015 - Product News
Harrison Truck Centers will introduce a diesel-natural gas fueling system on severe-duty glider-kitted trucks, using a Turbocharged Natural Gas Dual Fuel System from American Power Group.
Tags: Glider Kits, Natural Gas Vehicles, Engines, Freightliner, Dual Fuel System
February 11, 2015 - Industry News
Navistar and the United Automobile Workers union ratified a new four-year labor agreement after the contract was approved by a majority of UAW members.
Tags: Navistar, UAW, Labor Unions
U.S. News & World Report has named the 2015 Ram 1500 the Best Full -Size Truck for the Money.
Tags: Ram Truck, Ram 1500, Large Pickups, 2015-MY
February 10, 2015 - Product News
Maxwell Technologies signed an agreement with Purkeys for distribution of Maxwell’s Engine Start Module product line to the heavy-duty trucking industry.
Tags: Maxwell Technologies, Starters, Purkey's Fleet Electric, Electrical System, Batteries
February 10, 2015 - Industry News
A female-friendly heavy-duty truck package will be available for lease through Ryder System designed with the help of several OEMs and the Women In Trucking Association.
Tags: Ergonomics, Ryder System, Women in Trucking Association, Women Drivers
February 9, 2015 - Industry News
Peterbilt gave out several awards to affiliated dealers at the company’s annual Dealer Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz. The two-day business meeting also included presentations and sessions covering industry topics.
Tags: Peterbilt, Dealership, Awards, Dealers, Parts and Service, Annual Meeting
Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. on Monday reported gains in both profit and revenue for the final quarter of last year and for all of 2014.
Tags: Transmissions, Allison Transmission Holdings, Earnings
Volvo Trucks is offering veterans a discount off of approved finance rates for new highway or vocational trucks obtained through a Volvo Trucks dealer.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Vehicle Financing, Veterans
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