May 5, 2014 - Industry News
FTR has released preliminary data showing April 2014 North American Class 8 truck net orders at 24,115, 11% below March results. While orders tempered in April 2014 from the torrid pace set in the previous four months, they were 5% above a year ago, continuing the year over year positive comparisons for a fifteenth consecutive month.
Tags: Class 8, FTR
May 2, 2014 - Industry News
A tough critic of the California Air Resources Board and its policies over its regulation of diesel emissions, who was fired from his job at a California university, is finally getting his day in court this coming November.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, California Air Resources Board, Litigation
Ed Saxman, an engineer and product manager at Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks for a combined 44 years, has retired. A mechanical engineer by education, Saxman helped develop powertrain advances, then explained them to customers and journalists.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, People
May 1, 2014 - Industry News
The trucking operation, Arkansas Best, just renamed ArcBest, has reported a first quarter net loss of $2.9 million, or 11 cents per share, compared to a first quarter 2013 net loss of $13.4 million, or 52 cents per share.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Arkansas Best, Panther, ABF, ArcBest Corp.
Finances for the truck component maker Meritor have turned around compared to a year ago, with it reporting a small profit.
Tags: Meritor, Earnings
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has made $9 million in grant funding available for clean diesel projects to reduce diesel pollution and emissions exposure from the nation's existing fleet of diesel engines.
Tags: Emissions, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Emissions Reduction, Idle Reduction
On sale this summer, Ford’s next-generation full-size van family will provide tradespeople and businesses with increased capability and new configurations in the growing commercial vehicle market.
Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Expansion, Cargo Vans
April 30, 2014 - Industry News
Trailer maker Wabash National had net income for the first quarter of 2014 of $7.3 million, or 10 cents per diluted share, compared to first quarter 2013 net income of $5.7 million, or 8 cents per diluted share.
Tags: Cummins, Eaton, OEM, Allison Transmission, Wabash National
Profit for truck, engine and carmaker Daimler AG soared in the first quarter of the year, while competitor Volvo has reported a profit following a loss a year ago
Tags: Volvo, OEM, Volvo Trucks, Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Western Star, Mack Trucks, Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG, Earnings, Daimler Trucks North America
Prices for diesel exhaust fluid remain stable in the U.S. but they are showing no signs of letting up in Canada with a string of monthly hikes, according to new figures from Integer Research, which analyzes a range of global commodities.
Tags: DEF, Diesel Exhaust Fluid
April 29, 2014 - Industry News
The parent to truck makers Peterbilt and Kenworth, Paccar, has increased first quarter revenue along with net income and is predicting higher sales for the industry overall this year.
Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Earnings, OEM
April 28, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- The volume of used Class 8 trucks sold in March rose 8% above February’s volume, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.
Tags: Equipment, Trailers, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales, Used Trucks
Cummins Inc. promoted Dana Vogt to vice president - manufacturing - heavy duty, mid-range, and light duty diesel. In this new role, Vogt will also be an officer of the company.
Tags: Cummins, People
April 26, 2014 - Industry News
The California Air Resources Board on Friday adopted amendments to its Truck and Bus Regulation, giving new compliance options to fleets with three or fewer trucks and owner operators.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, California, California Air Resources Board
April 24, 2014 - Industry News
With increasing order backlogs, Navistar International is upping its production rates at its heavy truck assembly plant in Escobedo, Mexico, as well as its bus assembly plant in Tulsa, Okla.
Tags: Navistar, Truck Orders
April 23, 2014 - Industry News
Stoughton Trailers announced that it has filed an unfair trade petition regarding imports of 53-foot domestic dry containers (“domestic containers”) from China.
Tags: China, Trailers, Stoughton, International Trade Commission
Kenworth of Pennsylvania has opened a new parts and service facility in McKees Rocks, an industrial area and suburb four miles west of downtown Pittsburgh.
Tags: Aftermarket, Dealers, Kenworth of Pennsylvania
April 22, 2014 - Industry News
Marangoni Tread North America announced that Gibson Tire Service in Charleston S.C. has converted their retread operation to the Marangoni family of products.
Tags: Tires, Marangoni, Tires and Wheels
Smith Electric Vehicles is alive and operating, even if it’s not building trucks for a while, according to Bryan Hensel, the specialty builder’s CEO and co-founder, refuting reports that the company had closed.
Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, EVs
The largest network of commercial truck dealers in North America saw a drop in its first quarter profit despite a 26.7% gain in its revenue.
Tags: Truck Sales, Rush Enterprises, Dealers, Earnings
A new report forecasts the global commercial telematics market to grow from $17.3 billion this year to $39.15 billion in 2019, representing an compounded annual growth rate of 17.7%.
Tags: telematics, Economy, Information Technology
Reports of Smith Electric Vehicles’ death may have been exaggerated. Published news stories quote the company’s president as saying it will restart operations in a few months with new financial backing, more efficient manufacturing and a revised line of battery-electric trucks.
April 21, 2014 - Industry News
Air quality regulators in California are set to consider relaxing some of the state’s tough rules in a meeting set for later this week.
Two more truck makers have announced how many of their vehicles are affected by a recall announced in early March involving Cummins Westport powered natural gas engines.
Tags: Cummins, Paccar, Volvo Trucks, Peterbilt, Natural Gas Engines, Mack Trucks, Recalls, Cummins Westport, McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing
April 17, 2014 - Industry News
The improved economic environment in developing and developed economies is restoring business confidence and pushing up the global sales volumes of medium-heavy duty trucks, according to a new report.
Tags: telematics, Driver Safety, Vehicle Safety, Medium-Duty Trucks, Frost & Sullivan, Heavy-Duty Trucks
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