November 3, 2016 - Industry News
Trailer manufacturer Wabash National has added Florida-based Maudlin International to its dealer network.
Tags: Trailers, Dealers, Wabash National
Nikola Motor Company is on track to unveil its flagship product, the Nikola One electric Class 8 truck, at a launch event on Dec. 1, 2016.
Tags: Hydrogen, Hybrid Trucks, Nikola Motor Company
TravelCenters of America has expanded its commercial tire business by forming the TA Truck Service Commercial Tire Network.
Tags: Tires, TravelCenters of America, Parts and Service
November 2, 2016 - Industry News
The number of commercial vehicles in GVW Classes 4-8 registered this year through August fell 4.2%, mostly due to a steep decline in Class 8 over-the-road trucks, IHS Automotive has reported.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Registration, IHS Automotive, Diesel Engines, Class 7, Class 1
November 1, 2016 - Industry News
Stoughton Rental and Leasing Company has opened a new location in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite, Texas.
Tags: Leasing, Trailers, New Facility, Trailer Sales, Stoughton Trailers
October 31, 2016 - Industry News
U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck sales declined over a three-month period from June to August, according to the latest quarterly report from ACT Research.
Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels
The last of nearly 16,000 trucks voluntarily recalled by Volvo Trucks North America for a steering defect have been identified and repaired, achieving a 100% safety recall completion – a rare occurrence in the world of recalls.
Tags: FMCSA, Volvo Trucks, Recalls, U.S. DOT, NHTSA
October 27, 2016 - Product News
Mahle Engine Components has developed a lead-free bearing system for heavy-duty truck engines, engineered with polymeric coatings for better wear resistance to help engine manufacturers deal with new low-viscosity engine oils.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Bearings, Low-Viscosity Oil, Mahle
October 26, 2016 - Industry News
Used Class 8 same-dealer truck sales fell in September, reversing a growth trend that started in February, according to ACT Research.
Tags: ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales
October 25, 2016 - Product News
Jacobs Vehicle Systems has announced an optimized engine brake for the 2017 Cummins X15 engine designed to add additional braking power from the engine compared to past models.
Tags: Cummins, Jacobs Vehicle Systems, Engine Brake, Cummins X15
October 25, 2016 - Industry News
The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have officially published the Phase 2 greenhouse gas/ fuel efficiency rule for commercial vehicles in the Federal Register.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, EPA, Greenhouse Gas, Phase 2 GHG Proposals
Otto and Budweiser announced Tuesday that they have reached a major milestone on the road to autonomous trucking with the completion of the world’s first shipment using a self-driving truck.
Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Otto
At a time when many trucking companies are reporting lower third quarter earnings, Swift Transportation bucked the trend, but truck and engine maker Paccar saw its earnings fall.
Tags: Kenworth, PACCAR, Peterbilt, Earnings, Paccar Financial, Swift Transportation, DAF, Fleet Earnings
October 24, 2016 - Industry News
Called Wingman Fusion by Bendix, the system uses radar and a forward-facing camera to detect and identify obstacles ahead, then warn the driver and soon apply the brakes.
Tags: driver safety, Volvo Trucks, Bendix, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Collision Mitigation
October 21, 2016 - Industry News
Net Class 8 truck orders in September increased modestly from the previous month, possibly signaling that a historically weak season for orders was ending.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Truck Orders
October 18, 2016 - Industry News
Customers ordered 20,400 medium-duty vehicles in Classes 5 to 7 in September, which represents a 19% increase from August, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Procurement, ACT Research, Truck Orders
October 18, 2016 - Product News
Great Dane is introducing several new features designed to improve the safety of drivers, pedestrians, and the food transported in its Everest refrigerated trailers.
Tags: Reefers, Great Dane, Refrigerated Trailers
October 17, 2016 - Industry News
After a year in which none of the major Class 8 OEMs exhibited at the Mid-America Trucking Show, Kenworth and Peterbilt announced that they will return to the show for 2017.
Tags: Kenworth, Peterbilt, Industry Event, OEMs, MATS, Events
ACT Research released its preliminary U.S. net trailer orders for September 2016, showing a decline from the previous month and weaker than anticipated order pace.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders
A summer lull in used auction volume ended this past September, according to findings in NADA Used Car Guide's recent Commercial Truck Guidelines report.
Tags: NADA, Auctions, Used Truck Sales
October 14, 2016 - Industry News
Orders are being processed and production has started for Cummins Westport’s ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine, the company announced.
Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Natural Gas Vehicles, Cummins Westport, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Emissions Reduction
October 13, 2016 - Industry News
SuperTruck and a pair of platooning rigs were also demonstrated at the company's proving grounds in Indiana on Wednesday.
Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, SuperTruck, Truck Platooning, LT Series
October 12, 2016 - Industry News
Bridgestone Americas has announced that Joseph Saoud has joined the company as president of the truck and bus radial business at Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.
Tags: Leadership, People, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations
The U.S. Department of Commerce has admitted to a miscalculation in its preliminary anti-dumping tariff rate for truck tires imported from China, raising the rates of every manufacturer and importer to 30.36% - nearly 10 points higher than the initial calculation.
Tags: China, Tires, Tariffs, U.S. Department of Commerce
FlowBelow Aero will have its complete Tractor AeroKit system offered as a factory installed option on the most fuel efficient Freightliner Cascadia Evolution equipment package.
Tags: Freightliner Cascadia, Aerodynamics, Daimler Trucks North America, FlowBelow, Wheel Covers
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