February 4, 2016 - Industry News
Profit for engine maker Cummins fell sharply in the final quarter of last year due to lower global demand, leading it to scale down plans for its new light-duty engines in North America, while Daimler AG saw record profits for 2015,
Tags: Economy, Cummins, Daimler AG, Earnings, Daimler Trucks North America, Global
February 3, 2016 - Industry News
Earnings season continues this week and with it are the first numbers from major trucking suppliers, such as Meritor, Eaton and Wabash National, in addition to those from trucking operations ArcBest and C.H. Robinson.
Tags: Economy, Eaton, Meritor, Eaton Corp., ABF, Wabash National, C.H. Robinson, ArcBest Corp., Fleet Earnings
January was a tough month for truck manufacturers as Class 8 truck orders were down 35% compared to the previous month, according to a preliminary report from ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
February 2, 2016 - Industry News
Truck fleets surveyed in mid-January feel like business is pretty solid, but many are in a wait-and-see mode when it comes to planning to add capacity this year.
Tags: Survey, CKCVR
February 2, 2016 - Product News
Mack’s integrated diagnostics and telematics product quickly diagnoses problems and automatically schedules dealer repairs, and confirms that needed parts are in stock and ready to install, all while the truck is still on the job.
Tags: Mack Trucks, On-Board Diagnostic System, Mack TerraPro, Connected Diagnostics, telematics
Iowa-based flatbed carrier TMC Transportation has ordered 1,500 Peterbilt Model 579s as part of a multi-year agreement.
Tags: Peterbilt, Truck Orders, Model 579, Driver Retention
Eaton has expanded coverage of its Fuller Advantage series of automated overdrive transmissions to include use in vocational applications, offering features that improve vehicle control and other capabilities.
Tags: Eaton, Automated Transmissions, Automated Manual Transmissions, Transmissions, Vocational Trucks
February 1, 2016 - Product News
A mock police chase may have lent humor to Navistar’s unveiling Monday of its new International HX series of vocational trucks, but the HX represents serious business for the company.
Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, PayStar, World of Concrete, Vocational Trucks
February 1, 2016 - Industry News
International's new Class 8 line is replacing the PayStar and includes four models, with long and medium hoods and two diesels.
Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, Cummins ISX15, Vocational Trucks, World of Concrete, Severe Duty, Class 8
January 29, 2016 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Truck and engine manufacturer Paccar on Friday reported record annual revenue of $19.12 billion and record net income of $1.60 billion for 2015, but fell short of analysts’ expectations in the final quarter of the year.
Tags: Kenworth, PACCAR, Peterbilt, Paccar Financial, Paccar Parts, Quarterly Earnings, Fleet Earnings, Werner Enterprises
January 28, 2016 - Industry News
Truck fleets should seek test data on fuel-saving products so they can intelligently decide what to use in their own operations, says Determining Efficiency, the latest “confidence report” from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Vehicle Testing, Fuel Economy, NACFE
Peterbilt’s Denton, Texas, manufacturing plant is celebrating its 35th year of operation. Since opening in 1980, it has built nearly 500,000 trucks.
Tags: Vehicle Production, Peterbilt, Company Anniversaries, Manufacturing
January 27, 2016 - Industry News
Peterbilt’s first lightweight Paccar MX-11 engine was installed recently in the company’s newest vocational truck, the Model 567, in a set-forward front axle configuration.
Tags: Peterbilt, Paccar MX Engine, Contractor Fleets
The Volvo Group is reorganizing based on truck brand, a move the Sweden-based global truck and engine maker says “offers clearer commercial accountability” for the group’s various truck brands.
Tags: Mack Trucks, People, Global, Volvo Group
January 27, 2016 - Product News
Accuride president and CEO Rick Dauch spoke about the company’s recently acquired metal matrix composite technology during a briefing at HDAW, explaining the role MMC would play in Accuride’s lightweight components.
Tags: Accuride, Lightweight Materials, Lightweighting, Brake Drums
At HDAW, component supplier Accuride launched its EverSteel wheel technology, designed to prevent corrosion in steel wheels, as well as two new lightweight aluminum wheels.
Tags: Corrosion, Wheels, Aluminum, Accuride
LAS VEGAS -- More than 150 part numbers have been added for heavy-duty Spicer AdvanTek 40-series tandem drive axles and Spicer Life Series SPL 350 driveshafts and universal joints.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Dana Holding Corp., Dana Spicer, Drivetrains, Downspeed
January 26, 2016 - Industry News
East Manufacturing has named Reno’s Trailer Sales in Belle Vernon, Penn., an authorized East Dealer.
Tags: Trailers, Dealers, East Manufacturing
January 26, 2016 - Product News
The Double Coin RLB450 drive position tire has met the requirements for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Technology Program.
Tags: SmartWay, EPA, Double Coin, Tires, Low Rolling Resistance Tires
January 25, 2016 - Industry News
Ford's Ohio Assembly Plant will produce its 2017 F-Series Super Duty chassis cab for its next generation Super Duty trucks that will shed up to 350 pounds in an aluminum-intensive redesign.
Tags: Ford, Ford Super Duty, Ford F-Series, Chassis Cab Trucks
January 22, 2016 - Industry News
With falling fuel prices, U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck retail sales had a slower 2015 compared to the previous year.
Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG
Last year was the trailer industry’s best shipment year in history, edging out the previous record set in 1999.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders
January 22, 2016 - Product News
Kenworth has made its 40-inch sleeper available for order with either the T880 or T680, designed for a variety of applications.
Tags: Kenworth, Sleepers, T880, T680
January 20, 2016 - Industry News
The Class 8 sleeper segment saw its best sales and production numbers in history in 2015, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research.
Daimler Trucks North America is investing $22.7 million in Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. to expand facilities and improve operations in South Carolina.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Investment, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation, Daimler Trucks North America
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