September 7, 2016 - Industry News
Mercedes-Benz has developed its Vision Van concept vehicle that looks to the future of delivery by incorporating mobility concepts, robotics, and automation highlighted by a pair of roof-mounted drones.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Full-Size Vans, Concept Vehicles, Drones
Matthew J. Boler has been elected chairman of the board of The Boler Company. He replaces his father, company founder John Boler, who died in March.
Tags: Leadership, People, Hendrickson
Volvo is testing a fully autonomous truck in operations deep underground in the Kristineberg Mine in Sweden as part of a development project aimed at improving transport flow and safety in the mine.
Tags: Volvo Group, Automated Driving, Autonomous Vehicles
September 6, 2016 - Industry News
Orders for Class 8 trucks in the month of August will be slightly above expectations and a 36% improvement over July’s terrible numbers, according to projections from FTR and ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
September 6, 2016 - Global News
Volkswagen Truck & Bus is taking a 16.6% equity stake in Navistar International Corp. as part of a “wide-ranging strategic alliance” that will initially focus on providing powertrains for Navistar trucks starting in 2019.
Tags: Volkswagen, Navistar, Engines, Mergers & Acquisitions
September 5, 2016 - Industry News
Published reports indicate that Volkswagen's commercial trucks arm will soon announce it's buying nearly 20% of Navistar's shares and in return will sell diesels to the American truck builder and get two seats on the board.
Tags: Cummins, Volkswagen, Navistar, Vertical Integration
September 2, 2016 - Product News
Heil Trailer International has expanded its line of stainless steel products for the 2017 model year in a variety of styles, sizes and applications.
Tags: Trailers, Liquid Tank Trailers, Heil Trailer
September 1, 2016 - Industry News
Every aspect of the next-generation Freightliner Cascadia unveiled Sept. 1 “has been re-imagined,” said Richard Howard, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Daimler Trucks North America. It’s a "completely brand new truck"... not Cascadia 2.0.
Tags: Freightliner Cascadia, Daimler Trucks North America, 2018-MY
August 31, 2016 - Product News
Heavy Duty Trucking's 2016 Profile of the U.S. Commercial Vehicle Market, a comprehensive examination of the Class 2c to Class 8 truck and trailer markets, and is now available in print or PDF format.
Tags: Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Business, Industry Trends
August 31, 2016 - Industry News
Volvo Group has outlined how it plans to use $20 million in federal funding to further the freight-moving efficiency of heavy-duty trucks as part of the SuperTruck II initiative.
Tags: Cummins, Navistar, Peterbilt, Fuel Efficiency, DOE, Volvo Group, Daimler Trucks North America, SuperTruck
August 30, 2016 - Industry News
Starting in January of 2021, under the new greenhouse gas regulations, glider kits will be allowed mostly for their original purpose, which was reclaiming late-model powertrains from wrecked trucks.
Tags: Emissions, GHG, Glider Kits, EPA, Regulations, GHG Phase 2
August 30, 2016 - Product News
Peterbilt is offering the Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx emissions natural gas engine for its Model 567, 520, and 320 trucks.
Tags: Peterbilt, Natural Gas Engines, Cummins Westport ISL G, Cummins Westport, CNG, NOx, Emissions, CARB, Engines
August 29, 2016 - Industry News
Vancouver-based Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers has acquired online auctioneer IronPlanet of Pleasanton, Calif., for $758.5 million, the company announced.
Tags: Ritchie Bros. Auctions, Mergers & Acquisitions, IronPlanet, Auctions, Heavy Equipment
The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) says truck and bus tire manufacturers in China are dumping tires in the U.S. at less than fair market value, and those tires should be subject to tariffs of at least 20%. The tariffs are retroactive.
Tags: China, Truck Tires, Tariffs, U.S. Department of Commerce
The initiative includes a new sales director, and will extend the builder's lineup of products to trailer dealers throughout North America.
Tags: Intermodal, Containers, Intermodal Chassis, CIMC
August 26, 2016 - Industry News
International Truck is now offering the Integrated Powertrain Warranty Package, a 4-year, unlimited-mile coverage term on certain models of its DuraStar medium-duty truck.
Tags: Cummins, International, Warranty, DuraStar, Powertrain, Medium-Duty Trucks
Rickard Lundberg has been appointed vice president and general manager for Mack Trucks’ Lehigh Valley Operations effective Oct. 1
Tags: Leadership, Mack Trucks, People, Manufacturing
August 25, 2016 - Industry News
Used Class 8 truck same-dealer sales volumes were down in July but still on an upward trend overall, according to an ACT Research report.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales
August 25, 2016 - Product News
A full wheel-end portfolio from Bendix is now available on a range of International Trucks medium- and heavy-duty models.
Tags: Navistar, Bendix, International Trucks, Brakes, Wheel Ends
August 24, 2016 - Global News
Swedish truck maker Scania is introducing a new range of trucks that it is calling the result of the largest investment in the company’s history.
Tags: Europe, Scania, Global
August 23, 2016 - Industry News
Aftermarket parts manufacturer Stemco is strengthening the support, engineering and training capabilities of its Wheel End division through the creation of three new area manager positions, the company has announced.
Tags: Leadership, Aftermarket, People, Stemco, Parts and Service, Wheel Ends
August 22, 2016 - Industry News
Peterbilt is making available the Bendix Wingman Fusion driver assistance system and a new integrated Softek NXT suspension and axle system from Hendrickson on its Model 579 and 567 trucks.
Tags: Peterbilt, Bendix, Driver Assistance Systems, Suspensions, Model 579, Model 567, Hendrickson, Steer Axles
August 19, 2016 - Industry News
Net Class 8 truck orders fell once again in July, showing no signs of recovery in what is usually the weakest month for demand, according to ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Truck Orders
August 18, 2016 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks North America will offer a new factory fill engine oil for the Volvo D11, D13 and D16 engines, with Volvo's new oil spec allowing for longer oil drain intervals.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Engine Oil, Volvo Trucks North America, PC-11
Uber is upping its efforts to expand from the ride-sharing market to commercial freight movement by acquiring Otto, the technology startup that’s developing an aftermarket version of autonomous technology for Class 8 trucks.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Otto
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