January 5, 2015 - Global News
AB Volvo completed the purchase of 45% of Chinese automotive manufacturer Dongfeng Commercial Vehicles, first announced two years ago.
Tags: China, DongFeng Commercial Vehicles, Volvo Group, Mergers & Acquisitions, Global
January 5, 2015 - Industry News
Heavy Duty Trucking's editors have a lot to say. Check out a few of the most popular musings from Deborah Lockridge, Jim Park and Tom Berg in 2014.
Tags: Accidents, Trailers, Speeding, Blogs
January 1, 2015 - Industry News
Navistar is recalling 498 2013-2015 model-year International WorkStar trucks for faulty headlights, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports.
Tags: Navistar, Medium-Duty Trucks, Recalls, 2013-MY, Utility Fleets, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, International WorkStar, NHTSA
December 31, 2014 - Industry News
Ford will launch a comprehensive marketing campaign for its aluminum-body 2015 F-150 pickup during the first-ever college football playoff on New Year's Day with TV commercials, Web episodes, radio ads, event marketing, and a mobile device campaign.
Tags: Ford F-150, Pickup Trucks, Ford, Advertising, 2015-MY
December 30, 2014 - Industry News
The Retread Tire Association announced that it would donate $100 to back up the company’s Retread Challenge, which is meant to prove the safety of tire retreads.
Tags: Retreads, Retread Tire Association
The action affects 553 front-discharge concrete mixer vehicles manufactured from Aug. 20, 2012, to Dec. 5, 2014.
Tags: Terex, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Concrete Mixer Trucks, Construction Fleets
December 29, 2014 - Industry News
Ryder System is partnering with the telephone language interpretation service Language Select to provide support for more than 200 different languages for the company’s pre-owned vehicle customers.
Tags: Customer Service, Ryder System, Used Trucks, Certified Pre-Owned
Jost International this month shipped the 400,000th fifth wheel manufactured at the company’s Greeneville, Tennessee, facility, which is expanding.
Tags: Fifth Wheels, Jost International
December 22, 2014 - Industry News
November trailer orders in the U.S. hit 39,356, the second highest month ever behind October of this year, according to a report from FTR.
Tags: Trailers, Flatbeds, Freight, FTR, Trailer Orders
The Retread Tire Association is launching a regularly updated calendar of upcoming retread related conferences and trade shows beginning in January.
Tags: Events, Tires and Wheels, Retread Tire Association, Tires, Retreads, Associations
A new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room verifies what manufacturers and many users have been saying about modern self-shifting gearboxes for some time.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Industry Research, Resale, Automated Manual Transmissions, Driver Shortage, Transmissions, NACFE
December 17, 2014 - Industry News
Following the agreement on the acquisition of the leaf spring and stabilizer segments of the Austrian Frauenthal Group in June 2014, Hendrickson has completed the sale of its 50% stake in Muelles y Ballestas Hispano-Alemanas, S.A. to InvestZiur.
Tags: Hendrickson, MBHA
A trend report published by DHL outlines the potential of autonomous technologies in transportation and logistics, and that the industry is well suited to take advantage of such technologies.
Tags: Technology, Self-Driving Vehicles, DHL
December 16, 2014 - Industry News
[UPDATED} Truck Renting and Leasing Association President and CEO Tom James died unexpectedly Monday night at his home in Arlington, Virginia.
Tags: Truck Renting and Leasing Association, Obituary
Major components for the new Ram ProMaster City compact vans will cross the seas twice as part of assembly plans involving Europe, Eurasia and North America, Ram Commercial Truck executives said.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Ram Truck, Compact Vans, Ram ProMaster City, Turkey
Navistar International Corp. on Tuesday announced it had cut its fiscal fourth quarter loss by more than half from the same time a year ago, while also reducing its loss for the entire fiscal year.
Tags: Navistar, Earnings
December 15, 2014 - Industry News
Chicago Truck of Alsip, Ill., was recently recognized as Volvo Trucks' 2014 North American Dealer of the Year.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Awards, North American Dealer of The Year
December 12, 2014 - Press Release
Cummins Westport has announced changes to its board of directors and management in accordance with the terms of the 50/50 joint venture agreement between Cummins and Westport Innovations. The changes are effective immediately.
Tags: Cummins, Westport, Cummins-Westport, Senior Management
December 11, 2014 - Industry News
New commercial vehicle registrations for Class 3 through Class 8 trucks increased nearly 14% for the first nine months of 2014 compared to the same time a year ago, according to a new report by the vehicle industry research firm IHS Automotive.
Tags: Research, Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, Trailers, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Registration, IHS Automotive
Achates Power, the developer of modern two-stroke, opposed-piston engines, says it has secured another contract with a leading global original-equipment manufacturer. The company now has five customers for whom it is developing variations of its designs.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Opposed-piston diesels, Achates Power, Engines
December 9, 2014 - Industry News
Antares Trailers has been acquired by Direct Trailer, a Texas-based manufacturer of custom flatbeds and drop-deck trailers. The acquisition will expand Direct Trailers production capabilities and increase the business volume.
Tags: Trailers, Flatbeds, Mergers & Acquisitions, Dropdeck Trailers
Phillips Industries expanded the capabilities of its Electrical Harness Division at its new facility in Arteaga, Mexico. The new facility will increase the division’s footprint by 25%.
Tags: Mexico, New Facility, Phillips Industries, Electrical System
December 5, 2014 - Industry News
[UPDATED] The electricity powering Volvo Trucks' North America’s New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Va., is now carbon neutral thanks to a switch to renewable fuels to produce power.
Tags: Carbon Footprint, Volvo Trucks, Assembly Plants
Navistar's new ProStar ES package includes a choice of the Maxxforce N13 engine coupled to an Eaton Fuller Advantage 10-speed automated transmission, or the Eaton Cummins SmartAdvantage powertrain, and high-efficiency 6X4 or 6X 2 drive axles and fuel-efficient tires.
Tags: Cummins, Eaton, Navistar, MaxxForce 13, ProStar, Aerodynamics
December 5, 2014 - Product News
Intelligent Powertrain Management comes standard on the Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission when paired with any heavy-duty Detroit engine.
Tags: Detroit Diesel, Powertrain, Automated Manual Transmissions, Detroit DT12
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