February 26, 2015 - Industry News
ACT Research's latest report on trailer order numbers show a strong January, despite a drop from December.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Ports, Trailer Orders
February 26, 2015 - Product News
Kenworth is offering an extended warranty program for U.S. buying new Kenworth Class 5-7 trucks financed through Paccar Financial.
Tags: Warranty, Medium-Duty Trucks, Paccar Financial, Kenworth
February 24, 2015 - Industry News
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems will construct a new headquarters in Northeast Ohio, the company announced.
Tags: Headquarters, Bendix, Expansion
Ford is putting 8,000 of its workers through an intensive training program to ensure everyone knows how to work with the new materials, such as aluminum panels,in the 2015 F-150 full-size pickup at its Kansas City Assembly Plant.
Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Large Pickups, Vehicle Manufacturing, Assembly Plants
Donaldson released financial results for its fiscal second quarter ending at the close of January, showing a 14% drop in net earnings despite a small uptick in sales.
Tags: Earnings, Donaldson
February 23, 2015 - Industry News
Trailer orders for January hit 27,300 units returning to normal order rates after an increased rate in the last three months of 2014, according to report from FTR.
Tags: Trailers, FTR, Trailer Orders
Class 8 truck orders orders were booked above a 400,000-unit seasonal rate in January for the fourth month in a row, according to ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
February 20, 2015 - Product News
Knight Transportation has chosen the Zonar 2020 Mobile Tablet as the new telematics platform for its fleet.
Tags: Telematics, Zonar, Knight Transportation, Tablets
February 19, 2015 - Industry News
The vehicle component manufacturer Dana Holding Corp. on Thursday reported net income for the final quarter of 2014 more than doubled from the same time a year earlier.
Tags: Dana Holding Corp., Earnings, Quarterly Report
The device was proved effective in track testing in Canada last year and is in use by numerous fleets, members of the awards committee found in pre-selection research.
Tags: TWNA Technical Achievement Award, Automatic Tire Inflation Systems, Technology & Maintenance Council, Tires
Launched in 2014, the all-new 2015 Chevrolet City Express cargo van has already found a place in businesses across the country and across segments. Small businesses, in particular, are adding the City Express to their fleets.
Tags: Chevrolet City Express, Compact Cargo Vans, University of Michigan, Small Business
Derive Systems' engine calibration software now works with the 2015 Ford Transit's 3.7-liter or and 3.5-liter engines, the company has announced. The software reduces fuel consumption by commercial fleets that use the full-size Transit van.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Derive Efficiency
February 18, 2015 - Industry News
Kenworth named MHC Kenworth – Colorado the 2014 Dealer of the Year and MHC Kenworth - Kansas City the 2014 PACCAR Engine Dealer of the Year at the Kenworth Dealer Meeting in Phoenix, Ariz.
Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Paccar MX Engine, Kenworth Dealer, MHC Kenworth – Kansas City, Awards
AMP Electric Vehicles' Workhorse E-Gen Truck features an extended-range electric drive, and a number of forward-thinking features, including a drone delivery system.
Tags: Delivery Truck, Federal Regulations, Commercial Drones, AMP Electric Vehicles, Workhorse
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. on Tuesday announced its net income in the final quarter of 2014 skyrocketed above the level from the same time a year earlier, hitting $2.13 billion.
Tags: Goodyear, Earnings, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Tires
February 17, 2015 - Industry News
Fleets that optimize their electronic engine parameters for fuel economy can expect to see about a 0.5 mpg improvement in fuel economy, according to a new Confidence Report issued by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Engines, NACFE, Technology & Maintenance Council
Penske Used Trucks has doubled its commercial truck dealership footprint in North America, introducing centers in Dallas; metro Atlanta; and Ontario, Canada.
Tags: Used Truck Sales, Truck Dealers, Penske, Dealers
South Korean-based Hyundai announced it's making a big push in the commercial vehicle market, and published reports indicate it plans to introduce a van model into the U.S. market.
Tags: Hyundai, Cargo Vans, Global
February 17, 2015 - Product News
Advantage PressurePro and Globe Tracker International ApS are partnering to bring intermodal customers the ability to track cargo and tire pressure information remotely.
Tags: Information Technology, Advantage PressurePro, Asset Tracking, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
One company that provides an alternative to idling big rigs at truckstops and truck terminals has plans for growth, including investing more money to fund a planned expansion.
Tags: Emissions, Truck Drivers, Idle Reduction, Truckstops, IdleAir, Air Pollution
For the third time in four years, Kenworth named Rihm Kenworth the company’s Medium Duty Dealer of the Year for the U.S. and Canada.
Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, Dealers, Truck Dealers
February 16, 2015 - Industry News
Heavy Duty Trucking's editors and a panel of truck fleet executives identified the 20 best new products that appeared in our magazine and website in the past year.
Tags: Equipment, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Top 20 Products, Technology & Maintenance Council
February 13, 2015 - Product News
Webasto Thermo and Comfort North America is partnering with Freightliner to offer its SmarTemp Control on Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution trucks from the production line. The feature will be available from the factory beginning on March 2.
Tags: Air Conditioning, Webasto, Sleepercab, Temperature Control
February 13, 2015 - Industry News
Truck Writers of North America named five finalists for its 2014 Technical Achievement Award. The winner will be announced during the Technology & Maintenance Council's annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.
Tags: Technology, Awards, Truck Writers of North America, Technology & Maintenance Council
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
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