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September 16, 2015 - Industry News

Isuzu Adds Class 3 NPR Diesel Cabover

Photo of 2016 NPR Diesel courtesy of Isuzu.

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has introduced its 2016 NPR Diesel as a Class 3 cabover with a 13,000-pound GVWR and 33.5-inch frame that expands the capability of Isuzu's entry-level truck, according to the company.

Tags: Isuzu, Cabovers, Class 3, Diesel Engines

September 16, 2015 - Industry News

Freightliner Maps Long Road Ahead for Autonomous Truck Technology

Hands off on the highway... Image: DTNA

It will take rewriting a sheaf of regulations and presenting a compelling business case on safety and fuel-economy gains to fleet operators before a Level 3 autonomous truck, like the Freightliner Inspiration demonstration truck, becomes a production tractor.

Tags: DTNA, Freightliner, Autonomous Vehicles

September 10, 2015 - Industry News

Fifth Wheel Model in Fatal Accident Recalled

January 2014 incident saw trailer dropping off the tractor's fifth wheel, striking two pickup trucks and killing their drivers. Fontaine says the unit was not defective, but will replace others like it.

Tags: Recalls, Fatal Accidents, Fifth Wheels, Fontaine Fifth Wheel, NHTSA

September 10, 2015 - Product News

Kenworth Adds Fuel Tank Mounting Options for T270/T370

The steel rectangular fuel tanks are available in both 45 and 70 gallons with single fuel tank fuel systems, and available with hydraulic, air drum, or air disc brakes. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth has added two new frame packaging options for fuel tank mounting on the T270 and T370 trucks.

Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, Kenworth T270, Kenworth T370, Vehicle Spec'ing, Fuel Tanks

September 10, 2015 - Global News

Navistar Gets $369 Million Military Order for Afghanistan

Trucks for Afghanistan are based on International WorkStar vocational chassis. Some will get armored cabs.  Photo: Navistar

The order consists of 2,293 vehicles based on WorkStar vocational chassis to support the Afghanistan Security Forces, with first deliveries in January.

Tags: Navistar, Military, International Trucks, Navistar Defense

September 9, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Vans Top-Sellers in 47 States

Graphic courtesy of Ford.

One of Ford's vans is the top selling van in 47 of the 50 U.S. states with the exception of only North Dakota, South Dakota, and New Hampshire.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Fleet Sales, Ford, Passenger Vans

September 4, 2015 - Industry News

OnGuard Collision Mitigation Offered on Medium-Duty Trucks

Meritor Wabco’s OnGuard Collision Mitigation System is now available for medium-duty trucks, the company has announced.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Meritor Wabco, Collision Mitigation

September 3, 2015 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Orders Near 2-Year Lows in August

Preliminary numbers for Class 8 truck orders show near two-year lows in August, per the latest projections from ACT Research and FTR.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

September 2, 2015 - Product News

BFGoodrich Offers Extended Warranty on Tires and Casings

BFGoodrich Commercial Truck Tires has introduced an extended warranty for its commercial truck tires and casings, effective on claims filed on or after Sept. 1, 2015.

Tags: Warranty, Tires, Extended Warranty, BFGoodrich

September 2, 2015 - Industry News

Double Coin to Increase Truck and Bus Radial Tire Production

Double Coin Holdings plans to expand its truck tire manufacturing facility in Rugao, China, by adding a low-rolling resistance truck line that will produce an additional 1.5 million truck and bus radial tires a year.

Tags: China, Double Coin, Tires, Manufacturing, CMA

September 2, 2015 - Industry News

Eaton Names President of North America Vehicle Group

Prattada Photo: Eaton

Eaton announced that Pavan Pattada has been named president, Vehicle Group, North America, effective Sept. 1.

Tags: Eaton, Leadership, People

August 28, 2015 - Product News

Trailer Hybrid System Recovers Energy Lost During Braking

Two European startup companies have developed the Kinetic Energy Recovery System, a hybrid system for road freight vehicles that attaches to a trailer and provides a boost to the vehicle.

Tags: Trailers, Intermodal, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Regenerative Braking

August 28, 2015 - Industry News

Firestone Industrial Names New President

Scott Damon, Firestone Industrial Products newly appointed president. Photo: Firestone

Firestone Industrial Products has named Scott Damon its new president succeeding John Vincent who has been the president since 2010.

Tags: Leadership, Firestone Industrial Products Company, People

August 28, 2015 - Industry News

Mack Latest OE to Pull Out of Mid-America Trucking Show

Photo by Evan Lockridge

UPDATED — Mack Trucks is joining Daimler Trucks North America, Navistar and Volvo Trucks in deciding not to exhibit at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., next March.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Events, Mid-America Trucking Show, MATS

August 27, 2015 - Industry News

Freightliner 122SD Gets Two Optional Allison Transmissions

Image: Freightliner

Daimler Trucks North America has announced that the Freightliner 122SD severe-duty truck model can now be spec’d with Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series (RDS) and Oil Field Series (OFS) automatic transmissions.

Tags: Freightliner, Severe Duty

August 26, 2015 - Industry News

Kenworth Execs Talk Trucks and Trucking

Kenworth GM Preston Feight talks with trucking reporters at Kenworth's headquarters. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

In a wide-ranging discussion with trucking journalists at its headquarters Tuesday, Kenworth executives shared their insights on topics ranging from autonomous trucks to the safety of the industry.

Tags: Economy, Kenworth, Truck Platooning, Autonomous Vehicles, Vertical Integration

August 26, 2015 - Industry News

UPS Gets 50,000th Paccar MX Engine Installed in a Kenworth

The Paccar MX-13 engine resides in a Kenworth T680 Day Cab that will serve UPS operations in the Seattle area. Photo: Kenworth

UPS received the milestone 50,000th Paccar MX series engine installed in a Kenworth truck at a ceremony at Kenworth headquarters Wednesday.

Tags: Kenworth, UPS, Paccar MX Engine, T680

August 25, 2015 - Industry News

Monthly Used Class 8 Truck Orders Remain Flat

Gains on the retail side of the used truck market were offset by decreases in the auction and wholesale markets.

Tags: Wholesale Market, Retail Sales, ACT Research, Auctions, Used Truck Sales

August 24, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Engineers Announces New Sales Team Structure

Gary Roberts, Fleet Engineers Business Development Manager Photo courtesy of Fleet Engineers

Fleet Engineers has made new appointments to its sales team.

Tags: Sales, Leadership, People, Fleet Engineers

August 24, 2015 - Industry News

Allison Celebrates 100 Years by Promoting Today’s Products

Red tractors have Allison transmissions, white ones have competitors’ products. Visitors can experience the difference. Photo by Tom Berg.

The future is bright for the fully automatic transmission in commercial vehicles, say executives at Allison Transmission, even as they’re saluting their company’s founder and honoring accomplishments in this, the company’s centennial year.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Company Anniversaries, Transmissions, Allison Transmission, History, Automatic Transmissions

August 23, 2015 - Industry News

Volvo Boosts Fuel Economy by the Power of Two

When there's no work to do, an unladen axle is just fuel-sucking dead weight. Volvo gets it up and out of the way when it's not needed. Photo by Jim Park.

Volvo's Adaptive Loading axle system turns a 6x2 into a 4x2 when the extra axle in the tractor tandem isn't needed. When it comes to fuel efficiency, 2 is definitely better than 4.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Fuel Economy, Tires and Wheels

August 21, 2015 - Industry News

Paccar Makes 100,000th MX-13 Engine

Representatives from AMG Peterbilt of Columbus, Kenan Advantage Group, Paccar Engines and Peterbilt Motors celebrated the production of the 100,000th Paccar MX-13 engine.

The 100,000th Paccar MX-13 engine produced for North America was recently presented to Kenan Advantage Group, which will operate it in a Peterbilt Model 579.

Tags: Paccar, Engines, Paccar MX Engine

August 20, 2015 - Industry News

Mack Show Truck Stars at Evel Knievel Documentary Premiere

Knievel's iconic motorcycle and leather jumpsuit on the red carpet.

Evel Knievel’s custom 1974 Mack FS cabover show truck, "Big Red," was featured prominently at the premiere of the new documentary film "Being Evel" this week.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Restoration, History, Cabovers

August 19, 2015 - Industry News

July Trailer Orders Generally Strong, Outlook Good, FTR Reports

Refrigerated van orders exceeded expectations again.

UPDATED -- A month-over-month decline was particularly impacted by a drop in dry van orders following some large fleet orders placed in June, but were 13% better than July 2014.

Tags: Trailers, FTR Associates, Trailer Orders

August 19, 2015 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Beat Expectations, Class 6-7 Up, ACT Says

Even without a press-release-worthy, 9,000-unit multi-year order, heavy truck sales were still higher than analysts anticipated.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, Class 8


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