February 12, 2015 - Industry News
Driver shortages, driver turnover and regulations could all affect the potential growth of the trucking industry in 2015, according to analysis from GE Capital.
Tags: GE Capital, Driver Shortage, Truck Orders, Freight, Industry Trends
February 12, 2015 - Product News
Kenworth and Paccar Financial are offering an Extended Warranty Program for U.S. customers purchasing new Kenworth Class 8 trucks financed through PACCAR.
Tags: Kenworth, Class 8, Paccar Financial, Truck Warranty
One of the nation’s largest operators of commercial vehicle dealerships in North American said it set several records as it reported financial results this week.
Tags: Truck Sales, Rush Truck Centers, Rush Enterprises, Earnings
February 11, 2015 - Product News
Harrison Truck Centers will introduce a diesel-natural gas fueling system on severe-duty glider-kitted trucks, using a Turbocharged Natural Gas Dual Fuel System from American Power Group.
Tags: Glider Kits, Natural Gas Vehicles, Engines, Freightliner, Dual Fuel System
February 11, 2015 - Industry News
Navistar and the United Automobile Workers union ratified a new four-year labor agreement after the contract was approved by a majority of UAW members.
Tags: Navistar, UAW, Labor Unions
U.S. News & World Report has named the 2015 Ram 1500 the Best Full -Size Truck for the Money.
Tags: Ram Truck, Ram 1500, Large Pickups, 2015-MY
February 10, 2015 - Product News
Maxwell Technologies signed an agreement with Purkeys for distribution of Maxwell’s Engine Start Module product line to the heavy-duty trucking industry.
Tags: Maxwell Technologies, Starters, Purkey's Fleet Electric, Electrical System, Batteries
February 10, 2015 - Industry News
A female-friendly heavy-duty truck package will be available for lease through Ryder System designed with the help of several OEMs and the Women In Trucking Association.
Tags: Ergonomics, Ryder System, Women in Trucking Association, Women Drivers
February 9, 2015 - Industry News
Peterbilt gave out several awards to affiliated dealers at the company’s annual Dealer Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz. The two-day business meeting also included presentations and sessions covering industry topics.
Tags: Peterbilt, Dealership, Awards, Dealers, Parts and Service, Annual Meeting
Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. on Monday reported gains in both profit and revenue for the final quarter of last year and for all of 2014.
Tags: Transmissions, Allison Transmission Holdings, Earnings
Volvo Trucks is offering veterans a discount off of approved finance rates for new highway or vocational trucks obtained through a Volvo Trucks dealer.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Vehicle Financing, Veterans
New York City will begin adding side guards to 240 of its medium-duty trucks that will prevent a pedestrian or cyclist from being caught under a vehicle during a collision, Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced.
Tags: New York City, Pedestrian Safety, Refuse Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks
Penske Automotive Group appointed industry veteran Richard Shearing as the president of its commercial vehicle dealership business.
Tags: Penske, Dealership, People, Daimler Trucks North America
February 6, 2015 - Industry News
Hankook Tire recorded revenue of about $6.3 billion and an operating profit of $979 million for 2014, the company announced. The overall operating profit was on par with 2013 results.
Tags: Hankook Tire, Tires and Wheels, Equity Markets, Financial Report
February 5, 2015 - Industry News
The economic recovery has revived construction activity, which was obvious at the World of Concrete show which took place from Feb. 2-6 in Las Vegas.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Construction Industry, Peterbilt Motors Company, Autocar, World of Concrete, Vocational Trucks
Top executives of Navistar detailed how the manufacturer will build on the ground it gained in the past two years and gave a five-year plan for the future at the company's analyst day, hosted at Navistar headquarters.
Tags: Navistar, EPA 2010, SCR, Equity Markets, Medium-Duty Trucks, Emissions Reduction
Fleet Engineers has partnered with Freightliner’s Team Run Smart Pro and fuel efficiency expert Henry Albert, president of Albert Transport Inc.
Tags: Freightliner, Fuel Efficiency, HDAW, Fleet Engineers
Cummins Inc. on Thursday reported record revenue in 2014 along with a respectable increase in the fourth quarter, due to improvements in the North American truck market.
Tags: Cummins, Earnings
Former Daimler Trucks head Andreas Renschler started work this week as head of rival Volkswagen's trucks business, once again creating speculation that VW may look to North American shores as it works toward goals of expanding its global footprint.
Tags: Volkswagen, MAN, Scania, Global
February 4, 2015 - Industry News
The editors of Heavy Duty Trucking have announced the 2015 HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, four fleet executives being recognized for their leadership and forward thinking.
Tags: Information Technology, Natural Gas Vehicles, Tankers, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, Driver Retention, Lightweighting, Vocational Trucks
Lightning Hybrids, designer and manufacturer of hydraulic brake regeneration systems for medium- and heavy-duty fleet vehicles, announced it has been awarded a full U.S. utility patent for the fourth generation of its parallel hydraulic hybrid system.
Tags: Hydraulic Hybrid, Brakes, Lightning Hybrids, Medium-Duty Trucks
Class 8 truck orders remained strong in January, with preliminary numbers coming in at around 35,000 units – an increase from January 2014 but falling below 40,000 units for the first time in three months.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
February 3, 2015 - Industry News
Volvo Group CEO Olaf Persson will be the keynote speaker for the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association’s 25th Annual Breakfast and Briefing.
Tags: OEM, HDMA, Aftermarket, Volvo Group, Mid-America Trucking Show
February 3, 2015 - Product News
LAS VEGAS -- Peterbilt launched a new set-forward front axle configuration of the vocational Model 567, made for mixer and other weight-conscious applications.
Tags: Peterbilt, Concrete Mixer Trucks, Dump Trucks, Model 567, World of Concrete
Michael Jackson is retiring as general manager of Western Star Truck Sales after 10 years with Daimler Trucks North America. He is being succeeded by Kelley Platt.
Tags: Retirement, Leadership, Western Star, People, Daimler Trucks North America
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