June 23, 2015 - Industry News
David Carson is taking over as president and CEO of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp., following the retirement of Bob Harbin, president and CEO, Daimler Trucks North America has announced.
Tags: Leadership, People, Freightliner, Daimler Trucks North America
June 19, 2015 - Industry News
Fiat Chrysler is recalling 1,771 Ram 4500 and 5500 cab chassis trucks in the 2014 and 2015 model years.
Tags: Recalls, Ram Truck, Ram 5500, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Ram 4500, NHTSA, FCA US
June 18, 2015 - Industry News
May trailer orders continued a downward slide with 15,200 units moved in the month, decreasing 14% from April and down 29% year overyear, according to this month’s FTR report.
Tags: Trailers, Flatbeds, Dry Vans, Reefers, Trailer Orders
Class 8 truck orders were down in May with just over 20,500 units moved in the month, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, May
Lawsuit claims Green Tail violates five patents held by ATDynamics for its TrailerTail rear aero faring.
Tags: Patents, ATDynamics, Stemco, Aerodynamics, TrailerTail, Ridge Corp.
June 15, 2015 - Industry News
And the top winner of the 33rd Annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition is… drumroll, please: Kiegan Nelson of Richfield, Wis., who shined his 1985 Peterbilt 359 and 2014 MAC trailer combination all the way to score “Best in Show.”
June 15, 2015 - Product News
Meritor is adding dedicated customer support for aftermarket differential- and transmission-component rebuilders enrolled in the Drivetrain Direct program.
Tags: Customer Service, Meritor, Aftermarket, Transmissions, Drivetrains
In the 2016-CY, Chevrolet will offer six low-cab forward models in the Class 3-5 GVW segments. The models will be procured from Isuzu and badged as Chevrolets.
Tags: Chevrolet, Isuzu, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 5, Class 3, Class 4, Cabovers, Isuzu N Series, General Motors
June 12, 2015 - Product News
Kenworth is offering a selection of all-position Yokohama tires for Kenworth heavy- and medium-duty conventional trucks.
Tags: Kenworth, Yokohama, Tires
June 10, 2015 - Industry News
Bendix and Meritor Wabco like the renewed attention put on their products by recommendations issued this week by the NTSB. But they don’t necessarily want to see them mandated.
Tags: Meritor Wabco, Forward Collision Warning, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, NTSB, NHTSA, Regulations
Hadley has named Thomas Bronz president and CEO following the retirement of Robert Dubsky.
Tags: Hadley Products, Executive Appointment, People
June 9, 2015 - Industry News
Kalmar Ottawa announced the sale of its 60,000th terminal tractor, a T2 model, three years after hitting the 50,000 mark.
Tags: Truck Sales, Terminal Tractors, Kalmar Ottawa
June 8, 2015 - Industry News
BestDrive, a commercial tire retreader and distributor owned by Continental Tire, opened a new 60,000-square-foot facility in Taylor, Mich.
Tags: Continental Tires, Tires, Retreads
June 5, 2015 - Industry News
Stemco has entered into an agreement to acquire the Veyance North-American air springs business form Continental AG, the company announced.
Tags: Goodyear, Stemco, Suspensions, Mergers & Acquisitions
Terminal tractor manufacturer Kalmar Ottawa hosted a number of industry journalists this past week for a tour of the company’s Ottawa, Kan., facility and some time behind the wheel of the T2, its newest terminal tractor.
Tags: Terminal Tractors, Kalmar Ottawa, T2
Big data analytics generated $93.9 million in revenue in the trucking industry in 2014, according to research firm Frost & Sullivan, which projected that amount would grow to $1.6 billion by 2022.
Tags: Frost & Sullivan, Big Data, OEMs, Market Research, Telematics, Information Technology
June 4, 2015 - Industry News
Clean Air Power has received certification on its Genesis-Edge Dual-Fuel engine system from the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, EPA, Dual Fuel System, CNG, LNG, Natural Gas Vehicles, Clean Air Power
At an event held in Dunton Hot Springs, Colo., Mercedes-Benz outlined product plans and market niches for its new midsize van.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Passenger Vans, Mercedes-Benz Metris
Navistar International has reported a second-quarter 2015 net loss of $64 million, which compares favorably to the net loss of $297 million that it incurred for the same period a year ago, and showed a 38% increase in sales of Class 6-8 trucks and buses.
Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, Earnings
June 3, 2015 - Industry News
Ford is adding a rear-view camera as standard equipment on its 2016 model-year Transit van, as well as several options including the SYNC 3 infotainment system, Ford has announced.
Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, 2016-MY
Navistar has named longtime Paccar executive Jeff Sass as senior vice president of North America truck sales and marketing.
Tags: Navistar, Leadership, People
Class 8 truck orders hit their lowest monthly level since late 2013 with around 20,000 units ordered while medium-duty orders rebounded.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
June 2, 2015 - Industry News
Mack Trucks introduced the Mack LR low-entry cabover refuse model designed for enhanced maneuverability, increased driver comfort and better visibility.
Tags: Refuse Trucks, Mack Trucks, Driver Comfort, Cabovers
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing has added the Meridian front loader to the company’s lineup of refuse vehicles.
Tags: Refuse Trucks, CNG, McNeilus
The Mercedes-Benz action, an expansion of an earlier recall campaign, affects 1,335 vans in the 2015 model year.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Recalls, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, 2015-MY, NHTSA
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