December 22, 2015 - Industry News
Dry vans led net order gains for the month and year, and the trailer industry is headed for "one of its best years in history," according to ACT Research.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders, Dry Van
December 21, 2015 - Industry News
Notice affects some model-year 1998 -2005 vans whose bumpers might not prevent a vehicle from traveling under the trailer in a crash.
Tags: Trailers, Recalls, Dry Vans, NHTSA
Orders of medium-duty vehicles logged another healthy month in November and appear ready for "continued modest growth" in 2016, an ACT Research analyst has predicted.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
December 18, 2015 - Industry News
Stemco, a manufacturer of heavy-duty components and solutions for commercial vehicles has reached a trademark license agreement with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
Tags: Stemco, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Trademark, Air Springs
December 16, 2015 - Product News
Peterbilt has added auto-start technology to its SmartAir no-idle system to help keep main and auxiliary batteries charged while running the air conditioning system and using other electronic devices.
Tags: Peterbilt, Idle Free Systems, HVAC, Batteries
December 15, 2015 - Product News
Wabash National’s AeroFin XL Tail Device is an aerodynamic solution designed to improve trailer aerodynamics and overall fuel economy.
Tags: SmartWay, Trailers, Fuel Economy, Aerodynamics, Wabash National
December 15, 2015 - Industry News
Nissan's new engine features four valves per cylinder, variable valve timing and direct fuel injection, and is rated at 390 hp at 5,800 rpm and 401 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm.
Tags: Nissan Titan, Engines, Pickup Trucks, V-8 Engine, Large Pickups, 2016-MY
December 14, 2015 - Industry News
Analysts at the NADA Used Car Guide say commercial-truck wholesale auction volume dropped "dramatically" during November, while incoming fourth quarter sales data appeared to look stronger than expected.
Tags: NADA Used Car Guide, Used Truck Sales, NADA, Auctions
December 11, 2015 - Industry News
The builder appointed two senior sales and marketing executives with Wisconsin transportation manufacturing backgrounds.
Tags: Leadership, People, Marketing, Stoughton Trailers
December 10, 2015 - Industry News
The HorseFly octocopter works with a modified WorkHorse walk-in electric van, which acts as a mobile base for the aircraft, to deliver packages.
Tags: Workhorse, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Commercial Drones, Delivery Fleets
Inventor, engineer, and businessman Eldon D. Jones has passed away at the age of 90. Jones was the founder of dump body and hoist manufacturer Crysteel Manufacturing in Lake Crystal, Minn.
Tags: TBEI, Crysteel Manufacturing, Hoists, Dump Bodies
December 9, 2015 - Industry News
Amazon has purchased thousands of trailers to keep up with shipping demand. They'll be pulled by "third party" trucking companies.
Tags: Trailers, E-commerce, Amazon.com, Shipping Service
December 8, 2015 - Industry News
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed rules that would require “more robust” rear impact guards on trailers and semitrailers. The stronger guards would remain effective at up to 35 mph – compared to 30 mph for current guards.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, Trailers, NHTSA, Underride Guard, Regulations
December 7, 2015 - Industry News
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has named Bryan C. Allen its new marketing manager, responsible for the company’s dealer and end-user marketing programs.
Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Medium-Duty Trucks, People, Marketing
December 4, 2015 - Industry News
Compared with last year’s record truck order numbers, the early reports for this November show dramatically decreased demand in the Class 8 segment.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
December 4, 2015 - Press Release
Summit Truck Group and Summit Lease & Rental hosted a grand opening at their newly-acquired Tulsa, Okla., location on Nov. 19, 2015, with more than 300 customers attending the event.
Tags: Summit Truck Group, Grand Opening
December 3, 2015 - Industry News
Peterbilt’s lightweight 58-inch sleeper is now in production for the company’s flagship aerodynamic Model 579 and vocational Model 567.
Tags: Peterbilt, Model 579, Sleepers, Model 567
The action affects more than 16,000 2015-MY full-size vans in the U.S.
Tags: Recalls, Full-Size Vans, Ram ProMaster, FCA, 2015-MY
December 2, 2015 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks has announced to its employees that the company will be laying off 734 people in February at its New River Valley assembly plant in Virginia.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Layoffs, Vehicle Manufacturing, Truck Orders, Assembly Plants
The XD is what amounts to a 5/8-ton truck that retains the maneuverability and ride of a half-tonner yet adds cargo hauling capacity without the bulk and expense of a three-quarter-tonner, Nissan people said.
Tags: Pickup Trucks, Nissan, Nissan Titan XD, Cummins ISV5.0
December 1, 2015 - Industry News
Ford Motor Company said it is creating 2,000 new jobs and investing $1.3 billion in its Kentucky Truck Plant to support the launch of the all-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty truck.
Tags: F-Series, Kentucky, Ford Super Duty, Ford
November 30, 2015 - Product News
Hino Trucks will be offering custom color paint options for all of its conventional trucks beginning with the 2017 model year, the company has announced.
Tags: Hino, Medium-Duty Trucks, Paint
November 30, 2015 - Industry News
Used Class 8 truck sales were mixed in October with volumes shrinking 3% from the previous month, per the latest report from ACT Research.
Tags: ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales
November 30, 2015 - Press Release
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. announced that Brian Shantz, its current general manager, Canadian Operations, has also been appointed the company’s new director, Dealer Network Development and Operations, effective immediately.
November 27, 2015 - Industry News
Ford has tested the 2017 F-Series Super Duty truck to ensure that it can perform while equipped with popular aftermarket equipment fitted to its cargo box.
Tags: Ford F-Series, Ford, 2017-MY, Ford Super Duty, Truck Equipment
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