August 5, 2015 - Industry News
Class 8 truck orders increased by a good amount in July, indicating a growing confidence in the market, according to analysis from FTR and ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
Two companies report they're on the brink of commercializing low-pressure dispensing and storage of compressed natural gas through carbon adsorption, which they say will keep the fuel cheaper and make filling stations a reality even for small fleets.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
August 4, 2015 - Industry News
Wabco Holdings has appointed industry veteran Jon Morrison president of its Americas business unit, the company announced.
Tags: Leadership, People, Wabco
July 31, 2015 - Industry News
ContiTech recently unveiled its revamped North American headquarters to bring awareness to the public about the new name and brands created by Continental’s acquisition of Veyance Technologies.
Tags: Headquarters, Continental Tires, Contitech, Logo
July 31, 2015 - Product News
Trail King has released its complete line of agricultural product offerings with additional products from its recent acquisition of Dakota Trailer Manufacturing.
Tags: Trailers, Trail King, Agricultural Fleets
July 30, 2015 - Industry News
Ford's 2015 F-150 crew cab model has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, while the extended cab model was rated as good by the group.
Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Aluminum, Crash Tests, 2015-MY, IIHS, Top Safety Pick
Hino Trucks will begin offering its preventive service care program HinoCare on its conventional, non-cabover medium-duty models, including the 238, 258, 268, and 338.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Hino Trucks, Preventive Maintenance
July 29, 2015 - Industry News
Wabash's second quarter earnings showed a big leap in profitability from a year ago. Meritor results were hampered by a strong dollar and weak overseas markets but were up on an adjusted basis.
Tags: Economy, Trailers, Earnings, Wabash National, Meritor
July 28, 2015 - Industry News
Alcoa is incorporating its Wheel & Transportation Products and Alcoa Building & Construction Systems units into a single new business segment called Transportation and Construction Solutions.
Tags: Wheels, Alcoa
UPDATED -- What's next for Caterpillar and Navistar vocational trucks, now that Caterpillar's ending its Cat Truck assembly agreement with Navistar? Spokesmen from both companies talk to Truckinginfo.com.
Tags: Navistar, Caterpillar, Vocational Trucks, Cat Truck, Dump Trucks
The Eaton Procision line of dual-clutch, automated-manual transmissions will be available on International DuraStar medium-duty trucks in late 2015.
Tags: Dual-Clutch, International, Navistar, International DuraStar, Automated Manual Transmissions
July 27, 2015 - Industry News
The number of used Class 8 trucks sold rose by 6% to 2,643 units in June, according to a report from ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales
Truck component manufacturer Accuride achieved record profitability in the second quarter of the year and a big improvement from the first quarter.
Tags: Economy, Accuride, Earnings, Wheels
July 24, 2015 - Industry News
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems signed an agreement to purchase a 60-acre site in Avon, Ohio, to build its new headquarters. It says it's outgrowing its current facility.
Tags: Headquarters, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems
July 23, 2015 - Press Release
Kelley Platt, president of Western Star Trucks, has been assigned the additional responsibility to serve as Daimler Trucks North America's chief diversity officer.
Tags: People, Daimler Trucks North America
Kenworth's assembly plant in Renton, Wash., recently earned a 2015 Best Workplace for Waste Prevention and Recycling Award from the King County (Wash.) Solid Waste Division for exceptional efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Tags: Recycling, Kenworth, Top Workplace, Awards, Assembly Plants
July 22, 2015 - Industry News
International Truck has announced securing an order for 1,050 Class 8 trucks from an unnamed provider of fleet and owner-operator leasing services.
Tags: LoneStar, International Trucks, ProStar, Truck Orders
UPS is making collision mitigation technology standard equipment on every new Class 8 tractor the company orders.
Tags: UPS, Collision Avoidance, Bendix
July 21, 2015 - Industry News
A Michigan-based SAF-Holland manufacturing facility has received the Paccar 2014 50PPM Quality Award.
Tags: Paccar, Awards, SAF-Holland, Suppliers
July 20, 2015 - Industry News
The FS tractor, complete with red, white and blue interior to match the stuntman’s Americana theme, has a custom-built dressing room that sits like a long sleeper on the truck’s frame rails.
Tags: History, Mack Trucks, Restoration
Navistar is the latest truck maker to get involved in autonomous vehicles, with its involvement in a project that aims to implement a connected and automated mobility system on the streets of southeastern Michigan by 2021.
Tags: Navistar, Connected Vehicle Technology, Automated Driving, University of Michigan, Autonomous Vehicles
Orders for heavy-duty vehicles in June were slightly off May's pace, while a factory move helped drive medium-duty truck orders down during the month.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
July 19, 2015 - Industry News
The parent to Volvo Trucks North America, Sweden’s Volvo Group, saw its second quarter net income double from a year ago, due in part to increased North American sales.
Tags: Economy, Volvo Trucks, Earnings, Volvo Group
July 17, 2015 - Industry News
Contracts worth C$725 million include more than 1,500 heavy 8x8 trucks, 300 trailers and 150 Armour Protection Systems.
Tags: Canada, Military, Mack Trucks
Because 7,750 engines were not fully assembled in 2009 but in 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency says Navistar should have obtained an exemption in the form of a certificate of compliance, but didn’t.
Tags: Navistar, Diesel Emissions, EPA, Engines, EPA 2010, Litigation
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