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February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Volvo CEO to Speak At HMDA Annual Breakfast

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

Peterbilt Launches Set-Forward-Axle Version of Model 567

The Model 567 SFFA on display at the World of Concrete show. Photo: Tom Berg

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

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Western Star Names New General Manager

Kelley Platt is succeeding Michael Jackson as the Western Star general manager. Photo courtesy of DTNA

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

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Yokohama Makes Leadership Changes

Several organizational changes were made within Yokohama Tire Corporation announced Takaharu Fushimi, CEO of Yokohama Corporation of North America.

Tags: Tires, Yokohama Tire Corp., People, Promotions

February 3, 2015 - Product News

WorkStar Available With Cummins Diesel

International Workstar 4x4 with Cummins ISB6.7. Photo: Tom Berg

LAS VEGAS -- The International WorkStar vocational truck is now available with the Cummins ISB6.7 engine, officials announced at the World of Concrete.

Tags: Cummins, Navistar, World of Concrete, International WorkStar, Vocational Trucks

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Eaton Increases Fourth Quarter Profit by 21%

Net income totaled $585 million compared to $482 while earnings per diluted share moved higher to $1.23 from $1.

Tags: Eaton Corp., Earnings

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Bridgestone Commercial Announces New Marketing Head

Marshall Hyzdu,vice president of marketing for the Commercial Tire Division at BATO. Photo: Bridgestone Commercial

Bridgestone Commercial hired Marshall Hyzdu as the vice president of marketing, taking over initiatives for OTR and commercial truck and bus product brands including Bridgestone, Firestone, Bandag and Dayton.

Tags: Leadership, People, Tires and Wheels, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations

February 2, 2015 - Product News

ProStar Sleeper to Offer Bendix Safety System

International ProStar. Photo courtesy of International

The International ProStar will be the first truck to offer Bendix’s Next Generation Active Safety System. The system will initially be available on ProStar sleeper models with ProStar daycab and LoneStar models to follow later in 2015.

Tags: Active Safety Systems, International, Bendix, ProStar

January 30, 2015 - Industry News

Paccar Profit Passes $1.3 Billion Mark

Photo: Paccar

The truck and engine manufacturer Paccar Inc. on Friday reported record annual revenues of $18.99 billion and net income of $1.36 billion for 2014.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Earnings

January 30, 2015 - Industry News

Bendix Names Kemer VP, General Manager, Valves and Modules

John Kemer

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems appointed John Kemer vice president and general manager, Valves and Modules. Kemer also becomes the newest member of the Bendix Leadership Committee and joins the two-person Controls Governance Board.

Tags: Bendix, People

January 28, 2015 - Industry News

Cummins Two-Stage Turbocharger Debuts on Nissan Titan XD

Photo: Nissan

When the covers were pulled off the 2016 Nissan TITAN XD full-size pickup at the 2015 North American International Auto Show earlier this month, ti was also the debut of the all-new Cummins 5.0L V-8 Turbo Diesel engine.

Tags: Cummins, Nissan Titan, Cummins Turbo Diesel, Diesel Engines

January 28, 2015 - Industry News

Meritor Profit Surges Despite Weaker Sales

Truck component manufacturer Meritor Inc. on Wednesday reported quarterly financial results showing a big increase in profit despite a small drop in sales.

Tags: Meritor, Earnings

January 28, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Transit Connect for Seat Belts

Photo of 2015 Ford Transit Connect courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 16,091 2014 model-year Ford Transit Connect vehicles because the safety belt fasteners may not have been tightened properly during assembly.

Tags: Ford Transit Connect, Recalls, Ford, 2014-MY, Compact Vans

January 28, 2015 - Industry News

TMC to Hold Fuel Efficient Tire Discussion at Annual Meeting

Members of the Technology and Maintenance Council will discuss fuel efficient tires at the organization’s 2015 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Expo next month in Nashville,

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, TMC, Industry Event, Annual Meeting, Tires

January 27, 2015 - Industry News

Bridgestone Unveils Dayton Commercial Tire Website

Dayton's new website. via

Bridgestone Commercial has designed and launched a new website for its Dayton line of commercial truck tires.

Tags: Truck Tires, Bridgestone, Tires and Wheels, Online Tool, Tires

January 27, 2015 - Industry News

Replacement Truck Tire Demand Doubles

In 2014, the average price of a retreaded truck tire was $237.48. The average price of a new tire was $381.50. Graphic via MTD.

Compared with 2013, truck tire shipments in 2014 were up 1.6 million units, while the number of retreaded tires was up 800,000 units.

Tags: Truck Tires, Retreads, Tires and Wheels, Tires

January 27, 2015 - Industry News

Study: Clean Diesel Exhaust Safe for Animal Lungs, Probably Humans

EPA 2010 and later engines emit virtually no soot, as illustrated by this clean exhaust pipe. Photo by Jim Park

Modern diesels burn so cleanly that laboratory rats suffered no lung illnesses during a lengthy study of their exposure to exhaust gases, according to the Health Effects Institute.

Tags: Environmental Protection Agency, Diesel Engines, Research, Diesel Emissions, Health Issues, EPA, Emissions

January 26, 2015 - Industry News

Frost & Sullivan Offers Sunny Outlook for Electric, Hybrid Truck Market

Will overhead catenary lines fuel electric/hybrid truck growth in some specialized applications?

Declining fuel prices has reduced the attractiveness of hybrid and electric powertrains in commercial vehicles, yet the long-term regulatory and energy outlook shows promise for these systems.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Frost & Sullivan, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, Global

January 26, 2015 - Industry News

ATD Chairman Outlines Plan for Dealer Industry

ATD Chairman Eric Jorgensen addressing the ATD Convention and Expo Audience. Photo via ATD

Speaking at the American Truck Dealers Convention and Expo over the weekend, ATD chairman Eric Jorgensen outlined his vision for the industry going forward.

Tags: ATD, American Truck Dealers, Truck Dealers

January 26, 2015 - Industry News

Kenworth Wins ATD Truck of the Year Award

Kenworth T880 Vocational Truck. Photo via Kenworth

The American Truck Dealers named the Kenworth T880 Vocational Truck as the 2015 Truck of the Year at the ATD convention and Expo in San Francisco.

Tags: Kenworth, ATD, Commercial Truck of the Year, Kenworth T880

January 23, 2015 - Industry News

Copper-Free Brake Initiative Signed by Trucking Groups

The signing ceremony for the Copper Free Brake Initiative. Photo courtesy of MEMA.

Several motor vehicle industry associations including the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association pledged to reduce the amount of copper in brake pads.

Tags: EPA, HDMA, Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association, Environmental Regulations, Air Disc Brake Pads

January 22, 2015 - Industry News

Grote Industries Hires New VP of Engineering

Michael R. Henderson, vice president of engineering at Grote Industries. Photo courtesy of Grote.

Grote Industries has hired Michael R. Henderson as its vice president of engineering. Henderson will be responsible for all Grote Engineering and be tasked with implementing the company’s new product development process.

Tags: Leadership, Lighting, Grote, People

January 22, 2015 - Industry News

ATD Commercial Truck of the Year: Behind the Scenes

Heavy vocational trucks were judged in this year’s ATD Commercial Truck of the Year competition: (From left) International WorkStar 7600, Peterbilt 567 and Kenworth T880. Previous competitions included more truck types. Photo by Tom Berg

American Truck Dealers will announce its annual Commercial Truck of the Year Saturday. Senior Editor Tom Berg offers a behind-the-scenes look at this week's judging process.

Tags: American Truck Dealers, Vocational, Commercial Truck of the Year

January 22, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Orders up More Than 40 Percent Year over Year

Photo: Jim Park

Class 8 truck orders in 2014 were up 42% over 2013, with 380,200 net orders being placed last year, according to data from ACT Research. Class 5-7 truck orders also performed well, selling 223,250 units.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders

January 22, 2015 - Industry News

December Trailer Orders Near Record Numbers

Photo: Utility Trailers.

December trailer orders were second only to October 2014 in volume, and trailer orders for the year hit an all-time high.

Tags: Dry Vans, FTR, Manufacturing, Trailer Orders, Trailers


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