November 22, 2013 - Industry News
The fall order season for trailers kicked off with an impressive 43% month-over-month net order gain. Total net orders were 24,900 units. The year-over-year comparison was less robust, but still a solid 6% increase. This information was included in the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co.
Tags: Trailers, ACT
Fontaine Commercial Platform Trailer announces that Karl Owens has been promoted to company president. Owens began his career with Fontaine Trailer at the Kent, Ohio, facility as operations manager in 2003 and became general manager of the Kent facility a year later.
Tags: Leadership, Fontaine Trailer
November 19, 2013 - Industry News
In a victory for Lubecore International, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a lower court’s ruling and lifted restrictions on Lubecore’s ability to freely market its complete line of automated lubrication systems for heavy trucks and off-highway equipment in the United States.
Tags: Lubecore, Groeneveld
November 18, 2013 - Industry News
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. announced that the Delaware Supreme Court has granted its request for an expedited hearing of its appeal to a partial ruling rendered by Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III in the case Cooper filed against Apollo Tyres.
Tags: Tires, Litigation
GUADALAJARA, MEXICO -- With a display reminiscent of the parent company's dominating presence at the giant IAA commercial vehicles exhibition in Germany, Daimler Mexico made its intentions clear at last week's Expo Transporte, the bi-annual Mexican truck show.
Tags: Mexico, Daimler Trucks, Global
November 13, 2013 - Industry News
GUADALAJARA, MEXICO -- Volvo Trucks North America officially introduced its I-Shift automated manual transmissions for the Mexican market and rolled out a truck model from sister company Mack to address the Mexican on-highway market.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Mexico, Cross-Border Trucking, Transmissions
November 12, 2013 - Industry News
Mercedes-Benz U.S.A. is considering bringing the Vito commercial van to the U.S. market to offer with its larger Sprinter, a spokesman has confirmed to Automotive Fleet, a sister publication of Heavy Duty Trucking.
Tags: Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Cargo Vans
On Tuesday morning, Matthew Walsh, general manager of Volvo Trucks North America in Mexico, sat down with reporters for a breakfast briefing to offer some real-world, current insights into the Mexican trucking market.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mexico
November 8, 2013 - Industry News
Truckers who don't run a lot of miles in California may get more time to comply with emissions rules.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, California, DPF, Safety & Compliance, Engines
November 5, 2013 - Industry News
A vehicle-to-vehicle wireless network could improve safety by communicating warnings, but the benefits depend on broad deployment and acceptance by the public.
Tags: DOT, GAO, Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications, Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communications, V2V, UMTRI, NHTSA
November 4, 2013 - Industry News
The national average price of DEF at truck stops islands was $2.79 per gallon in the U.S., a decline of one-cent from the month before.
Tags: DEF, Engines, Diesel Exhaust Fluid
Senior Editor Tom Berg writes about his experience judging the ATD Commercial Truck of the Year contest.
Tags: Hino, Kenworth, International, Peterbilt, ATD Commercial Truck of the Year
October 31, 2013 - Industry News
FleetCor Technologies Inc., a global provider of fuel cards and workforce payment products to businesses, announced that it has acquired NexTraq, a U.S. based provider of telematics solutions to small and medium-sized businesses, from Francisco Partners.
Tags: Information Technology, NexTraq, Mergers & Acquisitions, FleetCor, Francisco Partners
Natural gas truck engine producer Westport Innovations plans to stop taking orders for its North American 15-liter model after Nov. 15., citing weak sales.
Tags: Volvo, Cummins, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Engines, Westport Innovations, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
October 30, 2013 - Industry News
As fleets continue to adapt to recent changes in hours of service regulations and face increasing challenges in finding drivers and technicians, nevertheless a new survey indicates they will be buying more trucks in 2014.
Tags: Trailers, Truck Sales, CK Commercial Vehicle Research
Arkansas-based Sherman Brothers Trucking, doing business as Team Transport, has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 11 safety and health violations and has proposed a penalty of $113,400.
Tags: OSHA, Training, Fines, Safety & Compliance
Most of the nation’s heavy truck makers reported third quarter earnings this week, showing health profits, despite some showing a slip in sales compared to the same time a year ago.
Tags: Paccar, Navistar, Volvo Trucks, Daimler AG, Earnings, Daimler Trucks, Daimler Trucks North America, Kenworth, Mack Trucks, Peterbilt
Mack Trucks announced that as part of a $30 million investment, the Hagerstown, Md. plant that produces all Mack engines and transmissions will begin assembling all Mack heavy-duty drive axles and machining all Mack carrier housings.
Tags: Mack, Expansion, Manufacturing
October 29, 2013 - Industry News
Ford has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit over claims that it sold defective diesel engines in its 2003-07 Super Duty pickups and E-series vans, according to Automotive News
Tags: Navistar, Ford, Engines, Litigation
Navistar has announced its International LoneStar on-highway tractor with Cummins ISX15 engine and selective catalytic reduction emissions technology is now available for order, marking Navistar’s full transition of its heavy-duty product line from exhaust gas recirculation to SCR.
Tags: Navistar, SCR, Engines
October 28, 2013 - Industry News
Starting this month, Goodyear will begin the process of rebranding its Wingfoot locations as Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers.
Tags: Goodyear, Tires, Wingfoot, Wingfoot Truck Care Center
September was the second straight month where trailer industry net orders were above the 240k rate on a seasonally adjusted basis. Despite that strength, industry backlogs continue to be thin.
Tags: ACT Research, Trailers
Navistar is recalling 16.107 model year 2008-2013 International LoneStar, ProStar, and TranStar trucks manufactured Feb. 20, 2008, through July 29 of this year, that are and equipped with an electronic fifth wheel jaw release system.
Tags: Navistar, Recalls
October 24, 2013 - Industry News
Used truck dealers continue to characterize business as “good” or even better than expected, although maybe not quite as strong as they had hoped, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.
Tags: ACT Research, Used Truck Sales
A new Federal Highway Administration research project will test "platooning" two trucks with the goal of saving fuel and decreasing traffic congestion. The team will research partial automation for two-truck platooning, integrating vehicle-to-vehicle communications with adaptive cruise control.
Tags: Vehicle Platooning, Smart Highway, FHWA, Truck Platooning, Future Trucks
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