March 10, 2014 - Industry News
TMC, NASHVILLE -- ATDynamics says North American fleets are on track to order 50,000 TrailerTail aerodynamic devices this year, and there’ll be 200,000 on the road by 2017. More than 350 fleets have deployed the aerodynamic devices in the last three years, including numerous Top 100 for-hire and private fleets.
Tags: ATDynamics, TrailerTails, Trailers, Aerodynamics, Fuel Economy
March 9, 2014 - Industry News
TMC, NASHVILLE -- Spicer EconoTrek 6x2 tandem axle and the AdvanTEK 40 Tandem Axle are now available on certain Kenworth and Peterbilt models
Tags: Kenworth, Peterbilt, TMC, Dana Holding Corp., Spicer, Advantek40, EconoTrek
TMC, NASHVILLE – Accuride unveiled two new aluminum wheels for wide-single tires that are up to 4 pounds lighter than the models they replace. With the addition of the Accu-Lite Duplex line of aluminum wheels to its portfolio, Accuride claims it has the lightest-weight range of standard aluminum wheels in North America.
Tags: TMC, Accuride, Wheels, Lightweighting
TMC, NASHVILLE -- To meet the demands of the emerging alternative fuel markets, Eaton and Cummins Westport now offer an integrated powertrain package featuring the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine and the UltraShift Plus automated manual transmission.
Tags: Natural Gas, Eaton Corp., Cummins ISX12 G, TMC, Engines, Alternative Fuels
March 7, 2014 - Industry News
Reading Truck Body and Curry Supply Co. have announced their partnership. With Curry Supply’s extensive global reach and strong ties with niche industries, Reading Truck Body will gain exposure and build relationships with a new segment of customers.
Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Reading Truck Body, Curry Supply Co.
Ford announced production of its all-new 2016 F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks will shift from Mexico to Ohio Assembly Plant starting early next year, with the trucks on sale in spring 2015.
Tags: Ford, Expansion, Ohio, Work Truck Show, Medium-Duty Trucks
March 6, 2014 - Industry News
XTRA Lease has ordered approximately 5,000 new trailers for 2014, most of which will be built with corrosion-fighting galvanized steel components. The company is adding a mix of dry vans, liftgated vans and reefers equipped with new fuel-saving Thermo King Precedent reefer units.
Tags: Trailers, Thermo King, Xtra Lease, Aerodynamics
It calls for cutting all funding for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act from $20 million dollars this year to zero in 2015. The cut is part of more than $6 billion in budget reductions proposed for the new fiscal year, which starts at the beginning of October.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Diesel Emissions, Budget, Diesel Technology Forum, President Obama
March 5, 2014 - Industry News
WORK TRUCK SHOW -- The International TerraStar 4x4 was named Work Truck magazine’s 2014 Work Truck of the Year at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, International, Navistar
It takes guts to tinker with a brand identity as iconic as that of Mack Trucks, but leaders at the 114-year-old company felt it was time to make a bold move to reflect how Mack has evolved. Tuesday Mack unveiled a sleeker, more modern logo and a new tagline, "Born Ready."
Tags: Mack Trucks, Mack, Branding
Truck and engine maker Navistar International reported a wider first quarter loss than expected on Wednesday amid slower sales.
Tags: Navistar, OEM, Earnings
WORK TRUCK SHOW -- United Parcel Service will buy 1,000 propane-fueled "package cars" for use in rural areas following successful test in Georgia.
Tags: UPS, Propane Autogas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Work Truck Show, NTEA
March 4, 2014 - Industry News
WORK TRUCK SHOW -- Ford Commercial Truck is extensively redesigning its F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks to use more of its own components as it prepares to move production from Mexico to the state of Ohio in about a year.
Tags: Work Truck Show, NTEA, Cummins, Ford, Triton
March 3, 2014 - Industry News
Isuzu Commercial Truck of Canada Inc. announced that Andy Craig has been hired to fill the newly-created position of director, Canada Operations. Craig will be responsible for managing Isuzu’s day-to-day operations and strengthening Isuzu’s commitment to the Canadian market.
Tags: Isuzu, Automotive Executives, Canada, New Hire
Westport Innovations Inc. announced a joint development agreement with Delphi Automotive to combine their intellectual propety to co-develop and manufacture high-pressure natural gas fuel injectors designed for multiple engine original equipment manufacturers.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Westport Innovations, Delphi, Natural Gas Injector
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions has promoted Matt Loos to director of truck & bus marketing, while Cassandra Kilareski joins the BCS marketing team as senior manager of marketing communications and digital.
Tags: Leadership, Bridgestone, People
Cummins and Cummins Westport are recalling just over 25,000 Cummins Westport Model ISL G engines manufactured Sep.12, 2007, through Feb. 2, 2014, and Cummins Westport Model ISX12 G engines manufactured Feb. 19, 2013, through Feb. 2, 2014.
Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Recalls, Cummins, Cummins Westport, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Engines
March 2, 2014 - Industry News
PHH Arval, a global fleet management services provider, opened its commercial truck center in Virginia Beach, Va. Commercial Truck Center of Virginia is the company's first in the country to focus on used light, medium and heavy-duty trucks.
Tags: PHH Arval, Expansion, Dealers, Used Trucks, Virginia
February 26, 2014 - Industry News
Kansas City was named Kenworth’s 2013 Paccar Engine Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada during the Kenworth Dealer Meeting held recently in the Seattle area.
Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Awards, Dealer, MHC Kenworth – Kansas City
The average selling price of total reported used Class 8 trucks set a record in January at just over $44,000, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales
Combined new and used Class 3-8 vehicle registrations in the U.S. during 2013 increased to 1.25 million units, a 4.3% increase over 2012, according to newly released analysis from IHS Automotive, formerly known as Polk.
Tags: R.L. Polk, Vehicle Registrations, IHS Automotive
February 25, 2014 - Industry News
Penske Used Trucks has opened a commercial truck dealership in Torrance, Calif., where it will sell used light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks, trailers and related equipment, marking a new strategy for Penske.
Tags: Penske, Expansion, Penske Used Trucks
February 22, 2014 - Industry News
Dealers are “fired up” to sell trucks, with new emphasis on highway applications. And executives will "relaunch the Mack brand" at the ConExpo-ConAgg show in March.
Tags: Truck Sales, Mack Trucks, Product Support, OEM, Dealers, Vocational, Heavy-Duty Trucks
February 21, 2014 - Industry News
The former head of Daimler Trucks, who left the company last month after less than a year of overseeing Mercedes Benz cars and vans at parent company Daimler AG, will be taking over responsibility for commercial vehicles at Volkswagen AG.
Tags: Volkswagen, OEM, Leadership, Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG, People, Daimler Trucks North America
February 20, 2014 - Industry News
The parent of truck and auto component maker Dana saw a slight decline in both sales and profits last year, but still reported healthy numbers, according to just release figures.
Tags: OEM, Dana Holding Corp., Earnings, Dana
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