October 4, 2015 - Industry News
“We do not think economic conditions have to be amazing to have a good trucking industry," said a Freightliner executive, predicting strong truck orders into 2016.
Tags: Freightliner, Fuel Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions
October 2, 2015 - Industry News
Mercedes-Benz has reformatted its van upfitting program ahead of the launch of the 2016 Metris mid-size van, which has begun arriving at dealer lots.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Metris, Van Equipment, Ship-Thru, Class 2, Cargo Vans, Passenger Vans, 2016-MY
In Germany Friday, Daimler Trucks is operating what it says is the first series-production truck to operate on an automated basis on the highway.
Tags: Daimler AG, Future Trucks, Autonomous Drive, Autonomous Vehicles
October 1, 2015 - Industry News
International Truck will be offering the Allison TC10 automatic transmission coupled with the Cummins ISX15 on its International ProStar Model. The combination will be available for order by Dec. 2015.
Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, Allison Transmission, ProStar, Cummins ISX15, Automatic Transmissions
After a strong end to 2014 and early 2015, the truck market has softened. With several unknown factors like regulations and fluctuating economic conditions, it looks like this trend may continue for a while.
Tags: Economy, Regulations, ACT Research, Truck Orders
October 1, 2015 - Product News
Commercial tread company, Marangoni Tread North America has brought in J&R Tire as a member of the company’s family of independent dealers.
Tags: Tires, Dealers, Retreads, Marangoni
September 30, 2015 - Industry News
The Class 4/5 trucks that will be jointly developed by Navistar and General Motors will provide opportunities for both OEMs “to gain share in markets that we have not participated in for a number of years,” said Navistar's Bill Kozek.
Tags: Chevrolet, Navistar, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 5, General Motors, Class 4
General Motors is back in the medium-duty commercial truck market with a just-announced long-term agreement with Navistar.
Tags: Chevrolet, Navistar, Medium-Duty Trucks, General Motors, Class 5
September 28, 2015 - Industry News
Alcoa’s board of directors unanimously approved a plan to separate into two independent, publicly-traded companies.
Tags: Leadership, Wheels, Alcoa
Reyco Granning has named a new president after it was announced that current president Dave Compton is retiring on Sept. 30, 2015.
Tags: Leadership, Reyco Granning, People, Suspensions
September 25, 2015 - Industry News
Used Class 8 volumes in August fell slightly from July but gained compared with last year’s numbers, according to the latest report from ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales
September 24, 2015 - Industry News
Ted Scott, vice president of engineering for the American Trucking Associations, had a succinct assessment of a recent federal regulatory proposal: “FMCSA has finally gone crazy.”
Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Safety & Compliance, FMCSA, Vehicle Safety, Regulations, Technology & Maintenance Council
September 23, 2015 - Industry News
Ford introduced the 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty with a number of enhancements including a lighter weight aluminum-alloy body.
Tags: Pickup Trucks, Chassis Cab, Ford, Ford Super Duty
September 22, 2015 - Industry News
Eaton has added two optional features to the company’s UltraShift Plus and Fuller Advantage automated manual transmissions designed to enhance low-speed maneuverability.
Tags: Eaton, Transmissions, Automated Manual Transmissions
Trailer orders saw a significant increase in August due to a surge in the dry van market, according to the latest report from ACT Research and FTR.
Tags: Trailers, Dry Vans, Flatbed, Trailer Orders
September 18, 2015 - Industry News
There were 20,200 Class 8 truck orders in August, beating projections from earlier in the month but well below last year’s numbers, according to ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
Daimler Trucks says meeting EPA's Phase 2 GHG reduction requirements, as they currently stand in the proposal stage, may not be possible under the current timeline.
Tags: DTNA, EPA, GHG emissions
September 17, 2015 - Product News
Kenworth’s new 76-inch mid-roof sleeper for the Kenworth T680 and T880 is now in production, the company announced.
Tags: Kenworth, Sleepers, T880, T680
September 16, 2015 - Industry News
The 34th Annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition will be held June 9-11, 2016, at the Joplin Convention center in Joplin, Mo., the company announced.
Tags: Shell Rotella, Contest, Events, Shell SuperRigs
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has introduced its 2016 NPR Diesel as a Class 3 cabover with a 13,000-pound GVWR and 33.5-inch frame that expands the capability of Isuzu's entry-level truck, according to the company.
Tags: Isuzu, Cabovers, Class 3, Diesel Engines
It will take rewriting a sheaf of regulations and presenting a compelling business case on safety and fuel-economy gains to fleet operators before a Level 3 autonomous truck, like the Freightliner Inspiration demonstration truck, becomes a production tractor.
Tags: DTNA, Freightliner, Autonomous Vehicles
September 10, 2015 - Industry News
January 2014 incident saw trailer dropping off the tractor's fifth wheel, striking two pickup trucks and killing their drivers. Fontaine says the unit was not defective, but will replace others like it.
Tags: Recalls, Fatal Accidents, Fifth Wheels, Fontaine Fifth Wheel, NHTSA
September 10, 2015 - Product News
Kenworth has added two new frame packaging options for fuel tank mounting on the T270 and T370 trucks.
Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, Kenworth T270, Kenworth T370, Vehicle Spec'ing, Fuel Tanks
September 10, 2015 - Global News
The order consists of 2,293 vehicles based on WorkStar vocational chassis to support the Afghanistan Security Forces, with first deliveries in January.
Tags: Navistar, Military, International Trucks, Navistar Defense
September 9, 2015 - Industry News
One of Ford's vans is the top selling van in 47 of the 50 U.S. states with the exception of only North Dakota, South Dakota, and New Hampshire.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Fleet Sales, Ford, Passenger Vans
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