September 2, 2015 - Industry News
Double Coin Holdings plans to expand its truck tire manufacturing facility in Rugao, China, by adding a low-rolling resistance truck line that will produce an additional 1.5 million truck and bus radial tires a year.
Tags: China, Double Coin, Tires, Manufacturing, CMA
Eaton announced that Pavan Pattada has been named president, Vehicle Group, North America, effective Sept. 1.
Tags: Eaton, Leadership, People
August 28, 2015 - Product News
Two European startup companies have developed the Kinetic Energy Recovery System, a hybrid system for road freight vehicles that attaches to a trailer and provides a boost to the vehicle.
Tags: Trailers, Intermodal, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Regenerative Braking
August 28, 2015 - Industry News
Firestone Industrial Products has named Scott Damon its new president succeeding John Vincent who has been the president since 2010.
Tags: Leadership, Firestone Industrial Products Company, People
UPDATED — Mack Trucks is joining Daimler Trucks North America, Navistar and Volvo Trucks in deciding not to exhibit at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., next March.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Events, Mid-America Trucking Show, MATS
August 27, 2015 - Industry News
Daimler Trucks North America has announced that the Freightliner 122SD severe-duty truck model can now be spec’d with Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series (RDS) and Oil Field Series (OFS) automatic transmissions.
Tags: Freightliner, Severe Duty
August 26, 2015 - Industry News
In a wide-ranging discussion with trucking journalists at its headquarters Tuesday, Kenworth executives shared their insights on topics ranging from autonomous trucks to the safety of the industry.
Tags: Economy, Kenworth, Truck Platooning, Autonomous Vehicles, Vertical Integration
UPS received the milestone 50,000th Paccar MX series engine installed in a Kenworth truck at a ceremony at Kenworth headquarters Wednesday.
Tags: Kenworth, UPS, Paccar MX Engine, T680
August 25, 2015 - Industry News
Gains on the retail side of the used truck market were offset by decreases in the auction and wholesale markets.
Tags: Wholesale Market, Retail Sales, ACT Research, Auctions, Used Truck Sales
August 24, 2015 - Industry News
Fleet Engineers has made new appointments to its sales team.
Tags: Sales, Leadership, People, Fleet Engineers
The future is bright for the fully automatic transmission in commercial vehicles, say executives at Allison Transmission, even as they’re saluting their company’s founder and honoring accomplishments in this, the company’s centennial year.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Company Anniversaries, Transmissions, Allison Transmission, History, Automatic Transmissions
August 23, 2015 - Industry News
Volvo's Adaptive Loading axle system turns a 6x2 into a 4x2 when the extra axle in the tractor tandem isn't needed. When it comes to fuel efficiency, 2 is definitely better than 4.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Fuel Economy, Tires and Wheels
August 21, 2015 - Industry News
The 100,000th Paccar MX-13 engine produced for North America was recently presented to Kenan Advantage Group, which will operate it in a Peterbilt Model 579.
Tags: Paccar, Engines, Paccar MX Engine
August 20, 2015 - Industry News
Evel Knievel’s custom 1974 Mack FS cabover show truck, "Big Red," was featured prominently at the premiere of the new documentary film "Being Evel" this week.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Restoration, History, Cabovers
August 19, 2015 - Industry News
UPDATED -- A month-over-month decline was particularly impacted by a drop in dry van orders following some large fleet orders placed in June, but were 13% better than July 2014.
Tags: Trailers, FTR Associates, Trailer Orders
Even without a press-release-worthy, 9,000-unit multi-year order, heavy truck sales were still higher than analysts anticipated.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, Class 8
Nissan's full-size and compact vans will receive light updates for the 2016 model year, including additional air bags, technology, and exterior colors, Nissan has announced.
Tags: Nissan, Nissan NV200, Nissan NV, Full-Size Vans, Compact Vans, 2016-MY
August 18, 2015 - Industry News
The vehicle was only five months old and had been run only 3,000 miles before it caught fire during an ordinary customer run, the suit claims. The manufacturers say nothing was wrong with the equipment.
Tags: Volvo, Natural Gas Vehicles, Vehicle Fires, Cummins Westport, Agility Fuel Systems, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG
August 14, 2015 - Industry News
The North American Council for Freight Efficiency has released its sixth fuel economy technology confidence report, this one covering the benefits of adopting low rolling resistance tires.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Carbon War Room, NACFE, Low Rolling Resistance Tires, Tires
August 12, 2015 - Industry News
Marangoni Tread North America’s dealer, Tire Tech Inc., has moved to a new, larger facility in Birmingham, Ala., the company announced.
Tags: Tires, Retreads, Marangoni
The Fleet Technology Expo in Long Beach, California, will have multiple sessions and panels for heavy-duty fleets, focusing on making the most of technology and saving money.
Tags: Fleet Technology Expo, Alternative Fuels, Events, Fuel Efficiency
Ford and United Auto Workers officials Wednesday morning drove the symbolic first unit of the new F-650/750 series off the line at its Ohio Assembly Plant near Avon Lake amid cheers that followed congratulatory speeches.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, Assembly Plants
August 11, 2015 - Product News
Peterbilt is now offering Maxwell’s ultracapacitor-powered Engine Start Module on new Model 579 and 567 trucks as a factory-installed option.
Tags: Peterbilt, Maxwell Technologies, Engine Start Module
August 10, 2015 - Industry News
A judge has allowed a class action against Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America to continue after the truck maker made motions to dismiss the case involving BlueTec emissions control technology.
Tags: Emissions, Lawsuits, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, EPA 2010, Litigation, SCR
August 10, 2015 - Product News
Volvo and Mack are offering pre-paid preventative maintenance plans as an option for fleets looking to reduce operating costs.
Tags: Maintenance, Volvo, Preventive Maintenance, Mack Trucks
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