December 10, 2015 - Industry News
The HorseFly octocopter works with a modified WorkHorse walk-in electric van, which acts as a mobile base for the aircraft, to deliver packages.
Tags: Workhorse, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Commercial Drones, Delivery Fleets
Inventor, engineer, and businessman Eldon D. Jones has passed away at the age of 90. Jones was the founder of dump body and hoist manufacturer Crysteel Manufacturing in Lake Crystal, Minn.
Tags: TBEI, Crysteel Manufacturing, Hoists, Dump Bodies
December 9, 2015 - Industry News
Amazon has purchased thousands of trailers to keep up with shipping demand. They'll be pulled by "third party" trucking companies.
Tags: Trailers, E-commerce, Amazon.com, Shipping Service
December 8, 2015 - Industry News
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed rules that would require “more robust” rear impact guards on trailers and semitrailers. The stronger guards would remain effective at up to 35 mph – compared to 30 mph for current guards.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, Trailers, NHTSA, Underride Guard, Regulations
December 7, 2015 - Industry News
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has named Bryan C. Allen its new marketing manager, responsible for the company’s dealer and end-user marketing programs.
Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Medium-Duty Trucks, People, Marketing
December 4, 2015 - Industry News
Compared with last year’s record truck order numbers, the early reports for this November show dramatically decreased demand in the Class 8 segment.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
December 4, 2015 - Press Release
Summit Truck Group and Summit Lease & Rental hosted a grand opening at their newly-acquired Tulsa, Okla., location on Nov. 19, 2015, with more than 300 customers attending the event.
Tags: Summit Truck Group, Grand Opening
December 3, 2015 - Industry News
Peterbilt’s lightweight 58-inch sleeper is now in production for the company’s flagship aerodynamic Model 579 and vocational Model 567.
Tags: Peterbilt, Model 579, Sleepers, Model 567
The action affects more than 16,000 2015-MY full-size vans in the U.S.
Tags: Recalls, Full-Size Vans, Ram ProMaster, FCA, 2015-MY
December 2, 2015 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks has announced to its employees that the company will be laying off 734 people in February at its New River Valley assembly plant in Virginia.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Layoffs, Vehicle Manufacturing, Truck Orders, Assembly Plants
The XD is what amounts to a 5/8-ton truck that retains the maneuverability and ride of a half-tonner yet adds cargo hauling capacity without the bulk and expense of a three-quarter-tonner, Nissan people said.
Tags: Pickup Trucks, Nissan, Nissan Titan XD, Cummins ISV5.0
December 1, 2015 - Industry News
Ford Motor Company said it is creating 2,000 new jobs and investing $1.3 billion in its Kentucky Truck Plant to support the launch of the all-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty truck.
Tags: F-Series, Kentucky, Ford Super Duty, Ford
November 30, 2015 - Product News
Hino Trucks will be offering custom color paint options for all of its conventional trucks beginning with the 2017 model year, the company has announced.
Tags: Hino, Medium-Duty Trucks, Paint
November 30, 2015 - Industry News
Used Class 8 truck sales were mixed in October with volumes shrinking 3% from the previous month, per the latest report from ACT Research.
Tags: ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales
November 30, 2015 - Press Release
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. announced that Brian Shantz, its current general manager, Canadian Operations, has also been appointed the company’s new director, Dealer Network Development and Operations, effective immediately.
November 27, 2015 - Industry News
Ford has tested the 2017 F-Series Super Duty truck to ensure that it can perform while equipped with popular aftermarket equipment fitted to its cargo box.
Tags: Ford F-Series, Ford, 2017-MY, Ford Super Duty, Truck Equipment
November 25, 2015 - Industry News
There were more than 33,000 net trailer orders in October, down 7% from the previous month and down 30% vs. the same month a year ago.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders
November 24, 2015 - Industry News
Natural gas fuel system manufacturer Agility Fuel Systems has named Kathleen Ligocki chief executive officer effective Dec. 3.
Tags: Natural Gas, People, Manufacturing, Agility Fuel Systems
November 23, 2015 - Industry News
Commercial Vehicle Group announced a new president and CEO and other cost-cutting and restructuring actions.
Tags: Leadership, Commercial Vehicle Group, People
November 20, 2015 - Industry News
Following its acquisition of Goodyear's air springs business, Stemco named Donnie Wells vice president and general manager of Stemco Suspension Products.
Tags: People, Stemco
Daimler Trucks Friday announced a $375 million investment to enable production of the new DD5 and DD8 medium-duty engines at Detroit’s Redford, Mich., plant, and officially launched production of the Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Transmissions, Engines, Detroit, Automated Manual Transmissions, Detroit DT12, Detroit DD5
November 19, 2015 - Industry News
While trailer orders in October were down month over month and year over year, they still beat expectations thanks to "spectacular" refrigerated van orders, according to industry research and analysis firm FTR.
Tags: Trailers, FTR
More than 25 Ram trucks will kick off the holiday season in style as they tow all the floats in the 89th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 26, in New York City.
Tags: Ram 1500, Ram 2500, Thanksgiving, Ram Trucks
November 19, 2015 - Product News
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has launched its FusoFirst product support program, aimed at providing full-service customer support for owners and operators of Mitsubishi Fuso medium-duty trucks.
Tags: Roadside Assistance, Medium-Duty Trucks, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Dealers, Mobile Apps
November 18, 2015 - Industry News
Iveco's new medium-duty Eurocargo has been chosen by European commercial vehicle journalists as International Truck of the Year 2016.
Tags: Iveco, Medium-Duty Trucks, International Truck of the Year, Awards, Global
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