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October 5, 2016 - Product News

Navistar Names Holland as its Standard Fifth Wheel Supplier

Photo: SAF Holland

The Holland FW17 was given the position as the standard fifth wheel on Navistar’s International LT, a series of linehaul tractors that were just unveiled.

Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, Fifth Wheels, SAF Holland, LT Series

October 4, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Orders Mostly Hold Steady in September

Net orders of Class 8 trucks were in line with expectations, falling only slightly from the previous month’s numbers, according to preliminary numbers from FTR and ACT Research.

Tags: ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

October 3, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Sales Headwinds Don't Daunt Daimler Trucks North America

DTNA CEO Martin Daum talks to trucking journalists. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

LAS VEGAS — Despite a challenging truck sales environment and not hitting a few goals laid out last year, Daimler Trucks North America is still confident it can remain the industry leader in this “new normal” environment, president and CEO Martin Daum told reporters at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition Monday.

Tags: Daimler Trucks North America, ATA MC&E, ATA, Truck Sales

October 3, 2016 - Product News

Eaton, Cummins Add Increased Torque Capacity for SmartAdvantage

Photo: Cummins

Eaton and Cummins have expanded the SmartAdvantage powertrain lineup to include a new transmission model with 1,850 lb.-ft. of torque.

Tags: Cummins, Eaton, Powertrain, Transmissions

October 3, 2016 - Industry News

Bosch Shows off Concept of Trucking Future at IAA

Bosch's VisionX project details what trucks and the driver's job may look like in a decade. Photo: Bosch

Bosch shared its vision of the truck of the next decade, and showed off its latest advanced technology, at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Germany.

Tags: IAA, Driver Assistance Systems, Bosch, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles

October 2, 2016 - Industry News

Peterbilt Adds Fuel-Efficient Day Cab

Peterbilt's new Model 579 Epiq day cab on display at ATA MC&E. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

LAS VEGAS — Peterbilt has added a day cab version of its aerodynamic, fuel efficient Model 579 Epiq day cab, aimed at fuel-conscious day-cab fleet customers in regional, tanker and bulk haul applications.

Tags: Peterbilt, Fuel Efficiency, Epiq, ATA MC&E, Day Cabs

October 2, 2016 - Industry News

Paccar Adds Drive Axle, Updates Engines

The MX-13 has dropped 50 pounds and now offers up to 510 hp and 1,850 lb-ft of torque.

LAS VEGAS — In a step toward more integrated drivetrains in Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks, Paccar announced a new 40,000-pound tandem axle that saves weight and improves fuel economy.

Tags: Paccar, Diesel Engines, Engines, Axles, Paccar MX Engine, Tandem Axle, ATA MC&E, Vertical Integration

September 30, 2016 - Industry News

International LT Launched Loudly, Described Enthusiastically

Popularity of Cummins ISX15 in ProStars led Navistar to choose the X15-powered LT625 as its initially introduced model. Cummins engines will be offered "as long as customers want them," a marketing exec said.

Navistar unveiled its new International LT series in Las Vegas on Sept. 30 with speeches, videos, hard rock music, and fire-and-smoke effects – a launch befitting a "Vegas" production and a vehicle range that will become the company’s flagship model and, executives hope, the most popular highway tractor on the market.

Tags: Cummins, Navistar, International Trucks, Cummins X15, LT Series

September 30, 2016 - Product News

Jost Shows New Trailer Developments at IAA 2016

The Jost Group introduced a new fifth wheel coupling and trailer steering system at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany.

Tags: Trailers, IAA, JOST

September 30, 2016 - Industry News

ZF Emphasizes Safety with Newest Innovation Concept Truck

ZF Innovation Truck 2016 Photo: ZF

ZF rolled out its Innovation Truck 2016 concept vehicle at the IAA show in Hannover, Germany, to demonstrate its capabilities for developing autonomous-driving technologies.

Tags: IAA, ZF, Autonomous Vehicles

September 30, 2016 - Industry News

Daimler and Trailer Maker Partner on European Fuel-Efficient Rig

New European tractor-trailer setup promises real-world fuel savings of up to 20%. Photo: David Cullen

Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz Truck unit along with Germany-based trailer maker Krone have teamed up to put together a linehaul tractor-trailer they say delivers up to a 20% cut in fuel consumption compared to existing combinations.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, IAA, Daimler, Trailer Aerodynamics

September 30, 2016 - Industry News

International Launches Flagship LT Series Trucks

The International LT Series Long Haul. Photo: International Trucks

International Trucks has launched the International LT Series, a new flagship line of Class 8 over-the-road trucks developed with a driver-centric design that features new technologies and better fuel economy than previous models.

Tags: Class 8, International Trucks, LT Series

September 28, 2016 - Industry News

Navistar SuperTruck Beats DOE Efficiency Goals, Hits 13 MPG

The CatalIST SuperTruck Image courtesy of Navistar

Navistar has revealed that its SuperTruck program demonstration vehicle, CatalIST, exceeded the improvement goals set by the Department of Energy for the SuperTruck program.

Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, SuperTruck, Freight Efficiency

September 28, 2016 - Product News

Mahle Shows More Efficient Bearings at IAA

Mahle is working on a camshaft technology that will replace conventional bearings with wear-free roller bearings, the company announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, IAA, Emissions Reduction, Mahle, GHG emissions

September 27, 2016 - Industry News

Used Truck Sales See Late Summer Surge

Used Class 8 truck sales saw a summer sales surge that could indicate that fleets are opting to buy used trucks instead of newer models, according to an ACT Research report

Tags: ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales

September 27, 2016 - Industry News

Chinese Truck Maker Teams With Daimler, Cummins to Launch Global Super Truck Line

The Foton Motors Auman EST super truckn. Photo: Foton Motors

Chinese truck manufacturer Foton Motor has launched three fuel-efficient trucks under the Super Truck line in collaboration with Daimler, Cummins and several German component suppliers.

Tags: Green Fleets, Fuel Efficiency, Foton Motor, Super Truck, Global, IAA

September 26, 2016 - Industry News

Report: Small Fleets Keep Trucks Nearly Twice as Long as Large Fleets

Photo: Evan Lockridge

A study jointly produced by FTR and CK Commercial Vehicle Research is now available, examining heavy duty vehicle usage, maintenance practices and replacement parts purchasing activity.

Tags: Vehicle Maintenance, Vehicle Purchasing, Survey, CK Commercial Vehicle Research, FTR

September 23, 2016 - Product News

Hankook Shows New Fuel-Efficient e-Cube Blue Tire Line

Photo: Hankook

Hankook has expanded its e-cube Blue trailer tire line with special steering and drive-axle threads designed for efficiency and fuel savings, the company announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany.

Tags: Trailers, IAA, Tires, Hankook Tire

September 23, 2016 - Product News

Mack Offers Light-Weight Solution for Concrete Mixer Applications

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks is offering a lightweight version of the Mack Granite model, equipped with the 2017 MP 7 11-liter engine and mDrive HD 14-speed automated manual transmission aimed at concrete mixer applications.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Concrete Mixer Trucks, Mack Granite

September 23, 2016 - Product News

International Makes Collision Mitigation Standard on LT Series Trucks

International Truck has announced that its upcoming LT Series on-highway Class 8 tractor will come standard with an advanced driver assistance safety system that includes collision mitigation and stability technologies.

Tags: International, Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix, Collision Mitigation

September 22, 2016 - Product News

Daimler: Electric Delivery Trucks, Vans on the Way for U.S.

The Fuso eCanter shown at IAA displays a little more pizazz for the show, including a redesigned interior showcasing connectivity functions. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Daimler plans to introduce two new electric commercial vehicles into the U.S. in the next few years, it announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany, while also showing off a highly connected and efficient electric concept truck.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi Fuso, Daimler AG, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 22, 2016 - Industry News

Jacobs Debuts High Power Density Engine Brake for Europe

Image via Jacobs Vehicle Systems

Heavy-duty vehicle component manufacturer Jacobs Vehicle Systems has launched its new High Power Density Engine Brake for vehicle and engine manufacturers, announcing the technology at the IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover, Germany.

Tags: IAA, Europe, Jacobs Vehicle Systems, Engine Brake

September 21, 2016 - Global News

Navistar and VW Chiefs Talk Up Their Alliance Deal

Navistar CEO Troy Clarke, VW Truck CEO Andreas Renschler, and Navistar CFO Walter Borst field queries from the press at IAA. Photo: David Cullen

Just two weeks after revealing they had forged a “wide-ranging strategic alliance,” the chief executives of Volkswagen Truck and Bus and Navistar International Corp. fielded questions from North American journalists covering the massive IAA truck show opening this week in Hannover, Germany.

Tags: Volkswagen, Navistar, IAA

September 21, 2016 - Industry News

Dana Begins Testing Spicer Global Single Axle Configurations

The Spicer Global Single Axle Photo: Dana

Dana has revealed new details about its Spicer global single axle for trucks, tractors and coaches and announced enhancements to its Spicer Compact Series Plus driveshafts at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany.

Tags: IAA, Spicer, Axles, Dana Spicer

September 21, 2016 - Industry News

Cummins Unveils Tech Aimed at Reducing Cost of Ownership

Cummins is showcasing a diverse set of new technologies aimed at reducing total cost of ownership for OEM customers at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hannover, Germany.

Tags: Emissions, Cummins, IAA, Total Cost of Ownership, Turbochargers


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