October 19, 2015 - Product News
Detroit Connect has introduced new features for its Virtual Technician remote diagnostic system, including a new portal that lets users dig deeper into the data, and for some 2017 models the ability to "flash" software updates and parameter changes to the truck over the air.
Tags: telematics, Engines, Daimler Trucks North America, ATA MC&E, Detroit Connect, Freightliner
October 17, 2015 - Industry News
PHILADELPHIA -- Lighter sleepers to serve more segments; PremierCare Gold to speed diagnostics and repairs at certified dealers.
Tags: Maintenance, Kenworth, Dealers, MX-11, ATA MC&E
October 17, 2015 - Product News
Aerodynamic provider SmartTruck announced its new LeadEdge Top Fairing, designed to manipulate and manage the disruptive airflow created in the gap between cab and trailer, or between two tandem trailers.
Tags: Trailers, SmartTruck, Aerodynamics, ATA MC&E
October 16, 2015 - Product News
Michelin has launched the Track My Route feature as part of its Michelin truck dealer and service locator, allowing fleets and owner-operators to locate dealers along their specific route.
Tags: Tires, Michelin Americas Truck Tires, Routing, Mobile Apps
October 16, 2015 - Industry News
Pacific Gas & Electric will invest $100 million to purchase battery-electric vehicles and gasoline-electric hybrids over the next five years to reduce fuel costs and lower emissions, the nation's largest utility announced Oct. 15.
Tags: Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, PG&E, Vehicle Purchasing, Emissions Reduction
Workhorse Group says it has obtained permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to test its Horsefly delivery drone, an eight-motor, eight-rotor “octocopter” designed to work with a specially equipped E-Gen electric walk-in van.
Tags: UPS, Workhorse, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Commercial Drones, Delivery Fleets, USPS
October 14, 2015 - Product News
Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America has received Paccar’s 2014 50 PPM Quality Achievement award for suppliers.
Tags: Paccar, Supplier, Mitusbishi, Awards
October 13, 2015 - Industry News
Mesilla Valley Transport will equip its 2015-2016 Class 8 truck purchases with Allison’s TC10 automatic transmission, the carrier announced.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Allison Transmission, Automatic Transmissions
October 12, 2015 - Industry News
A Kenworth T680 will be transporting the 51st U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree this year, stopping at 10 community celebrations en route to the tree-lighting event in Washington D.C.
Tags: Kenworth, T680, Capitol Christmas Tree, Christmas
The Salvation Army has been serving meals to homeless men and women using a donated Ford Transit van that's been equipped as a mobile kitchen for the non-profit group, Ford has announced.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Salvation Army, Non-Profit Fleets
October 9, 2015 - Industry News
Temperature control products company, Thermo King, has acquired the its long-time vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions partner Celtrak.
Tags: telematics, Thermo King, Asset Tracking
The National Private Truck Council is now throwing its own weight behind the legislative effort to allow individual states to increase the federal vehicle weight limit to 91,000 pounds for tractor-trailers that are equipped with a sixth axle.
Tags: National Private Truck Council, U.S. House of Representatives, Truck Weight, Truck Size/Weight, Private Fleets, Legislation
October 8, 2015 - Industry News
Mercedes-Benz is bringing several new standard safety features in the smaller van segment with its 2016 Metris, in addition to giving commercial fleets flexibility in upfitting and capacities found only in some of the larger vans on the market.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Safety Technology, 2016-MY, Cargo Vans, Passenger Vans, Mercedes-Benz Metris
October 7, 2015 - Product News
Daimler Trucks North America has announced a warranty to cover the aftertreatment system on Detroit and Cummins engines available through its used-truck retail network, SelecTrucks.
Tags: Warranty, SCR, DEF, Used Trucks, Daimler Trucks North America
Kenworth has announced three new options, all aimed at the company’s lineup of vocational trucks-- a new transmission, a bumper and a fixed grille.
Tags: Kenworth, Vehicle Options, Transmissions, Bumper, Vocational Trucks
October 6, 2015 - Industry News
Wabash National has recognized Meritor Wabco with its 2015 Platinum Supplier Award for excellence in quality and delivery performance.
Tags: Meritor Wabco, Awards, Wabash National, Suppliers
October 6, 2015 - Product News
Peterbilt’s Red Oval program offers a certified pre-owned trucks from throughout its dealer network and Paccar Financial Used truck Centers.
Tags: Peterbilt, Used Trucks, Paccar Financial, Certified Pre-Owned
October 5, 2015 - Industry News
Cummins Westport’s ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine has received Near Zero NOx emission certifications from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board.
Tags: CARB, Natural Gas Engines, EPA, Cummins Westport ISL G, Cummins Westport, Emissions
In spite of all the changes that have occurred in the trucking industry, “fleets still want local support to keep trucks running,” according to Jim Maddox, dealer principal at Tri State Trucks. What are dealers doing about it?
Tags: Dealers, Downtime
October 4, 2015 - Industry News
“We do not think economic conditions have to be amazing to have a good trucking industry," said a Freightliner executive, predicting strong truck orders into 2016.
Tags: Freightliner, Fuel Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions
October 2, 2015 - Industry News
Mercedes-Benz has reformatted its van upfitting program ahead of the launch of the 2016 Metris mid-size van, which has begun arriving at dealer lots.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Metris, Van Equipment, Ship-Thru, Class 2, Cargo Vans, Passenger Vans, 2016-MY
In Germany Friday, Daimler Trucks is operating what it says is the first series-production truck to operate on an automated basis on the highway.
Tags: Daimler AG, Future Trucks, Autonomous Drive, Autonomous Vehicles
October 1, 2015 - Industry News
International Truck will be offering the Allison TC10 automatic transmission coupled with the Cummins ISX15 on its International ProStar Model. The combination will be available for order by Dec. 2015.
Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, Allison Transmission, ProStar, Cummins ISX15, Automatic Transmissions
After a strong end to 2014 and early 2015, the truck market has softened. With several unknown factors like regulations and fluctuating economic conditions, it looks like this trend may continue for a while.
Tags: Economy, Regulations, ACT Research, Truck Orders
October 1, 2015 - Product News
Commercial tread company, Marangoni Tread North America has brought in J&R Tire as a member of the company’s family of independent dealers.
Tags: Tires, Dealers, Retreads, Marangoni
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