January 22, 2016 - Industry News
Last year was the trailer industry’s best shipment year in history, edging out the previous record set in 1999.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders
January 22, 2016 - Product News
Kenworth has made its 40-inch sleeper available for order with either the T880 or T680, designed for a variety of applications.
Tags: Kenworth, Sleepers, T880, T680
January 20, 2016 - Industry News
The Class 8 sleeper segment saw its best sales and production numbers in history in 2015, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
Daimler Trucks North America is investing $22.7 million in Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. to expand facilities and improve operations in South Carolina.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Investment, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation, Daimler Trucks North America
January 19, 2016 - Industry News
Daimler Trucks North America has appointed Kary Schaefer as its general manager, marketing and strategy.
Tags: Freightliner, People, Detroit, Daimler Trucks North America, Marketing
Trailer net orders in the U.S. for December were down 35%, returning to a more reasonable range after robust activity the month before.
Tags: Trailers, Dry Vans, Reefers, Trailer Orders, Dump Trailers
January 19, 2016 - Global News
Daimler Trucks is setting the course for its return to the Iranian market, having signed letters of intent with its local cooperation partners Iran Khodro Diesel (IKD) and the Mammut Group.
Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Daimler Trucks, Iran
January 13, 2016 - Industry News
The supply of Class 8 trucks has continued to rise faster than demand, according to the ACT For-Hire Trucking Index.
Tags: Truck Sales, Freight, Freight Capacity, Freight Index
The Uniroyal tire brand is moving into the commercial tire market with a product line aimed at cost-conscious owner-operators and small fleets, says Michelin.
Tags: Michelin Americas Truck Tires, Tires
January 12, 2016 - Industry News
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has beaten two long-standing sales records in 2015 – one for sales of Isuzu Commercial Trucks and the other for the highest parts sales.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Sales, Parts, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America
The Technology and Maintenance Council will celebrate its 60th anniversary at its 2016 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville.
Tags: ATA, TMC, Events, Technicians, Annual Meeting
January 11, 2016 - Industry News
Chinese tiremaker Triangle Tyre Group has formed Triangle Tire USA, a new U.S. subsidiary aimed at the truck-tire market.
Tags: China, Leadership, Tires, People
January 8, 2016 - Industry News
A Kenworth T370 was officially recognized as the the 150,000th truck produced at the Paccar plant in Ste-Therese, Quebec.
Tags: Canada, Kenworth, Paccar, T370, Milestones
Replacement tire marketer TBC Corp., has named Aaron Murphy vice president of commercial truck tire sales, the company announced.
Tags: Wholesale Market, Leadership, Tires, TBC, People
January 7, 2016 - Industry News
Penske Truck Leasing has announced the opening of a new 14,400 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Norton, Mass.
Tags: Leasing, Maintenance, DEF, Penske Truck Leasing, Commercial Rentals
January 6, 2016 - Industry News
Class 8 truck orders rebounded while Class 5-7 orders remained strong in December, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
Greenkraft’s custom fuel system for a 6.0L engine running compressed natural gas or propane has received certification from the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board.
Tags: Propane Autogas, Greenkraft, Cabovers, Bi-Fuel CNG
January 5, 2016 - Industry News
Truck dealer group Fyda Freightliner has started construction of a full-service Freightliner and Western Star dealership in Zanesville, Ohio, slated to open in April 2016.
Tags: Freightliner, Western Star, Ohio, Dealership
Daimler Trucks North America plans to lay off more than 900 people at its Freightliner plant in North Carolina, according to published reports, an action expected to be temporary as the company adjusts to expectations of a softer year for truck sales.
Tags: DTNA, Layoffs, Class 8, Truck Sales, Daimler Trucks North America, Manufacturing Plant
January 4, 2016 - Industry News
Cummins has received EPA certification for its lineup of on-highway diesel and natural gas engines meeting current and 2017 greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards.
Tags: Emissions, Cummins, GHG, EPA, Engines
December 30, 2015 - Industry News
DuraClass recently introduced the newly improved HPT Tub Body Line.
Tags: Class 6, Class 7, Class 8, Class 5, Class 3, Class 4, DuraClass, Dump Body
With the Ultimate Test Drive series, featuring tests of 2015's newest trucks, and our Focus On... Series, HDT produced original videos made for the people who live and breathe trucking.
Tags: Video Series, Ultimate Test Drive, Test Drive
December 22, 2015 - Industry News
Dry vans led net order gains for the month and year, and the trailer industry is headed for "one of its best years in history," according to ACT Research.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders, Dry Van
December 21, 2015 - Industry News
Notice affects some model-year 1998 -2005 vans whose bumpers might not prevent a vehicle from traveling under the trailer in a crash.
Tags: Trailers, Recalls, Dry Vans, NHTSA
Orders of medium-duty vehicles logged another healthy month in November and appear ready for "continued modest growth" in 2016, an ACT Research analyst has predicted.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
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