April 3, 2014 - Industry News
Expanding the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel and greater use of aerodynamic devices on trailers are among the strategies recommended by a new National Research Council report for reducing fuel consumption by tractor-trailers, transit buses, commercial vehicles, trucks, and other medium and heavy-duty vehicles.
Tags: Regulations, Environmental Protection Agency, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, GHG, EPA, Fuel Economy, NHTSA, Aerodynamics, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels
These recommendations stem from a 2013 NTSB safety study on straight-trucks and other research, which identified issues that apply to tractor-trailers as well.
Tags: Trailers, NTSB, National Transportation Safety Board, Safety & Compliance, Underride, NHTSA, Accidents, Tractor Trailers, Regulations
April 2, 2014 - Industry News
EnPro Industries announced that Jon Cox, currently president, Stemco, has been named EnPro chief innovation officer effective April 1. Cox will maintain his responsibilities leading Stemco as group president, but will also be responsible for driving innovation across all EnPro operations.
Tags: Stemco, EnPro, People
MATS, LOUISVILLE -- SmartTruck says computational fluid dynamic tests show its undertray aero device produces fuel savings of better than 6%.
Tags: SmartTruck, Mid-America Trucking Show, CD adapco, Aerodynamics, Fuel Economy
April 1, 2014 - Industry News
MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Fuel economy continued to be a major theme of this year's Mid-America Trucking Show as truck makers and suppliers predicted an improved year of heavy truck sales.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Events, Mid-America Trucking Show
MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Official numbers show this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show, held last week in Louisville at the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center, was the biggest ever, according to show officials.
Tags: Mid-America Trucking Show, Events
MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Mack says fuel-efficient Pinnacle tractors, along with improved customer support and a larger dealer network, will help push Class 8 market share over 10% in 2014.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Mid-America Trucking Show
March 28, 2014 - Industry News
MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- It took nearly a decade to get 1 million X One tires in service across North America, but less than four years later, Michelin has topped the 2 million tire mark. Michelin celebrates the milestone with its most fuel efficient trailer tire ever.
Tags: Michelin Americas Truck Tires, Mid-America Trucking Show, Tires, Wide-Base Tires, Michelin
March 27, 2014 - Industry News
MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- Truck orders at Daimler Trucks North America over the past four months are up 30% over the previous year, so the company has been gradually ramping up production and expects a strong 2014. However, the involvement of the California Air Resources Board in writing the next round of federal emissions regulations has them concerned.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, Truck Sales, GHG, Daimler Trucks, Mid-America Trucking Show, Daimler Trucks North America
MATS, LOUISVILLE -- The past is gone, and technologies like SCR, multiplexed wiring and telematics, plus high build quality, are the way forward, said Navistar executives Thursday morning.
Tags: Navistar, Information Technology, Telematics, Mid-America Trucking Show
Peterbilt's anniversary display trailer contains history of the brand and samples of current products. The tour will run into November.
Tags: Peterbilt, Peterbilt Motors Company, History, Mid-America Trucking Show
March 26, 2014 - Industry News
MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- A panel discussion of innovative fleet leaders Wednesday illustrated why one size does not fit all is not an approach that works well in the trucking industry.
Tags: Natural Gas, Vehicle Spec'ing, Engines, Mid-America Trucking Show, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, Frito-Lay, PepsiCo, Meijer, NFI
March 25, 2014 - Industry News
MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Cummins Tuesday announced a new engine rating and its first telematics program just prior to the Mid-America Trucking Show at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, March 27-29.
Tags: Telematics, Cummins, Fuel Economy, Engines, Mid-America Trucking Show
TCA, GRAPEVINE, TX – Delivering value to its customers, expanding its portfolio of services and getting closer to customers are three areas that Omnitracs will focus on in coming months, according to its new CEO John K. Graham.
Tags: Omnitracs, Qualcomm, TCA, Information Technolgy, Roadnet Technologies
March 24, 2014 - Industry News
Yokohama Tire Corp. has promoted Dan Funkhouser to director of commercial dealer business, responsible for all commercial dealer and associated national account business.
Tags: Yokohama, Leadership, Tires, Yokohama Tire Corp., People
A fire risk in some Mack trucks, and braking problems on some International and Caterpillar trucks, have led to recall campaigns.
Tags: Navistar, Caterpillar, Mack Trucks, Recalls, Safety & Compliance
March 21, 2014 - Industry News
ACT Research says large fleet commitments helped make for a continuing strong trailer order season, with its report on February order activity.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research
It offers 4 service bays, and is open 24 hours. The addition of this location takes the total number of truck service facilities in the TA and Petro branded chains to 236.
Tags: Maintenance, Vehicle Repairs, Arizona, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops
March 20, 2014 - Industry News
New orders for Class 8 trucks in February increased 30% from the same time a year earlier while Classes 5-7 gained 18%, according to updated numbers from commercial vehicle industry data publisher ACT Research.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Sales, Heavy-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
March 19, 2014 - Industry News
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced that it will allocate $5 million dollars to fund more of the truck replacement applications received during the recent Goods Movement Program solicitation. The funds will be used to assist Bay Area truck owners in meeting the state’s approaching air quality mandates.
Tags: CARB, Bay Area Air Quality Management District
March 17, 2014 - Industry News
More details have started to emerge about which trucks models are included in a recall announced earlier this month in which more than 25,000 Cummins and Cummins Westport natural gas powered engines are being recalled.
Tags: Navistar, Freightliner, Sterling, Peterbilt, Recalls, Engines, Daimler Trucks North America, Cummins Westport, Kenworth, Cummins, Paccar, Natural Gas
March 13, 2014 - Industry News
TMC, NASHVILLE -- The Truck Writers of North America have named Mack Trucks’ Twin Y air suspension as the top technical achievement of 2013. The announcement and presentation took place Wednesday at an awards luncheon during the Technology & Maintenance Council's annual meeting and exhibition.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Mack, Suspensions, TWNA Technical Achievement Award, TMC
March 12, 2014 - Industry News
TMC, NASHVILLE – The Environmental Protection Agency is making changes in its voluntary SmartWay program, including adding refrigerated trailers and accepting more testing methods from suppliers who want to get their fuel-saving technologies verified by the agency.
Tags: EPA SmartWay, Trailers, TMC, Fuel Economy, Aerodynamics
March 11, 2014 - Industry News
TMC, NASHVILLE - Advantage PressurePro and TrackPoint Systems announced their partnership at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s Annual Meeting. The alliance, formed to allow integration of the two technologies, sets the groundwork to launch the market’s first real-time TPMS solutions for untethered trailers.
Tags: TMC, Advantage PressurePro, TrackPoint
March 10, 2014 - Industry News
Hino Trucks announced the appointment of George Daniels to the position of senior vice president sales and customer support. Daniels succeeds Bob McDowell who is no longer with the company.
Tags: Leadership, Hino Trucks, People
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