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March 6, 2018 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso's Class 4 Gasoline Cabovers Arrive

Photo of gasoline-powered FE Canter courtesy of Mitsubishi Fuso.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America will begin selling its gasoline-powered 2019 FE cabovers this month, after showing production-ready versions at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Cabovers, Work Truck Show, 2019-MY, Class 4, Medium-Duty Trucks

March 5, 2018 - Industry News

Daimler Makes Collision Mitigation, Air Disc Brakes Standard on Cascadia

Now standard on the Cascadia, the Detroit Assurance 4.0 suite of safety systems includes Adaptive Cruise Control and Active Brake Assist 4.0. Images via Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America has announced that the Detroit Assurance 4.0 collision mitigation system and Meritor EX+L air disc brakes are standard on all new Freightliner Cascadia truck models.

Tags: Meritor, Daimler Trucks North America, Air Brakes, Detroit Assurance, Collision Mitigation Technology

March 5, 2018 - Industry News

Cooper Tires Names Ball Senior VP of North American Operations

Christopher Ball

Cooper Tire & Rubber has named Christopher Ball senior vice president of North America Tire Operations, effective March 19.

Tags: Leadership, Tires, People, Cooper Tire

March 5, 2018 - Industry News

February Truck Orders Exceed Expectations

Class 8 truck orders have surpassed expectations in February, at 40,200 units for the month, according to preliminary reports from FTR and ACT Research.

Tags: ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR, Stifel Nicolaus

March 4, 2018 - Industry News

FlowBelow Aerodynamic Systems Optional on International Trucks, Strick Trailers

International Trucks customers can now order FlowBelow’s Quick Release wheel covers and have them factory-installed on new LT and RH truck models.

Tractor-trailer aerodynamic device supplier FlowBelow announced during the 2018 TMC Annual Meeting that it has entered into agreements with two major truck and trailer makers to provide its systems as an optional equipment spec.

Tags: International Trucks, Aerodynamics, FlowBelow, Trailer Aerodynamics, Trailers, TMC, Fuel Economy, Fuel Efficiency

March 4, 2018 - Product News

Michelin Unveils Energy Guard Tractor-Trailer Aerodynamic Solution

Michelin’s new Energy Guard tractor trailer aerodynamic system features a new, wake reducer tab that works like a spoiler and reduces the air recirculation zone behind a trailer at highway speeds. Photo: Michelin

Michelin is getting into the trailer aero business. Its all-in-one Energy Guard aerodynamic system includes a patent-pending rear-facing Wake Reducer tab.

Tags: TMC, Tires, Aerodynamics, Michelin, Trailer Aerodynamics, Fuel Efficiency

March 4, 2018 - Industry News

Digging Deeper into NACFE's Run on Less Truck Fuel-Efficiency RoadShow

10 actions truck fleets can take away from the Run on Less report on how to improve fuel efficiency. Graphic: NACFE

It's possible to average over 10 mpg in real-world, over-the-road truck freight operations, but that doesn't mean it's easy to maximize fuel economy, according to a new, in-depth report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency analyzing its Run on Less fuel-efficiency roadshow.

Tags: MPG, Fuel Efficiency, TMC, Fuel Economy, NACFE, Carbon War Room, Run on Less

March 4, 2018 - Product News

Dana Launches Spicer S172 Series Single & Tandem Drive Axles

Dana introduced its new Spicer S172 series single drive axle. Photo: Dana

Dana introduced its new Spicer S172 series single drive axle for Class 7 and 8 vehicles during a press conference at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting in Atlanta. Acoirding to Dana, the new axles retains the robustness and strength of the existing S170 drive axle while reducing weight by more than 60 pounds.

Tags: TMC, Dana, Axles, Lightweighting

March 4, 2018 - Product News

Cooper Tires Announces Proprietary Truck Tire Line

In addition to its standard warranty, Cooper Tires will offer its Pro Series truck tire with a full replacement warranty on the first 50% of its tread life. The offer extends to Cooper’s Work Series tires as well. Photo: Cooper Tire

The new Cooper family of truck tires, announced at TMC, are SmartWay-certified and backed by a 7-year, two-retread warranty.

Tags: TMC, Tires, Cooper Tire

March 4, 2018 - Industry News

Eaton Highlights Trucking Technology Initiatives at TMC

Larry Bennett, director of technology and innovation for Eaton, details his company’s latest technology efforts at the TMC Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Photo: Jack Roberts

Eaton Sunday kicked off press conference at the 2018 Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting in Atlanta with an update on its most recent products and a in-depth look at the advanced systems and components its engineers are working on, including systems for electric trucks.

Tags: Eaton, TMC, Transmissions, Electric Trucks, Electric Infrastructure

March 4, 2018 - Industry News

Technology & Maintenance Council Meeting Kicks off in Atlanta

The TMC exhibit hall show floor takes shape Sunday. Photo: Jim Park

As TMC's annual meeting kicks off this week, news on new products, maintenance procedures and emerging technology in the trucking industry will flow out of Atlanta, including sessions on hot topics such as last-mile delivery and autonomous trucks.

Tags: Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Technology, TMC, Future Trucks, Events

March 2, 2018 - Industry News

Reyco Granning Names Dunai as Sales and Marketing VP

Dunai

Reyco Granning has appointed Arnold Dunai as vice president of sales and marketing, effective March 5. Dunai will be responsible for driving the company’s sales growth.

Tags: Reyco Granning, People, New Hire

March 2, 2018 - Industry News

Trump Tariffs Would Raise Vehicle Prices

Photo via Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia.

Associations representing manufacturers of vehicles and parts have spoken out against President Donald Trump's plan to place a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum imports.

Tags: Operating Costs, Tariffs, Donald Trump, Procurement

March 1, 2018 - Industry News

Isuzu Adds Crew Cab NRR to Cabover Lineup

Image of Isuzu NRR Crew Cab Steak Bed truck courtesy of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc.

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. will offer a Crew Cab version of its Class 5 NRR cabover that will carry up to seven passengers. The NRR Crew Cab will have a 19,500-pound GVWR, Isuzu announced.

Tags: Isuzu, Isuzu N-Series, Isuzu FTR, Truck Production, 2018-MY, 2019-MY, Class 5, Cabovers, Crew Cab

February 27, 2018 - Industry News

DTNA Predicts Year of High Truck Sales, Technology Advancements

DTNA President and CEO Roger Nielsen talks to reporters about meeting customer demands for trucks, uptime, and technology. (Video call screen capture.)

Coming off of a record year for North American Class 6-8 market share in 2017, Daimler Trucks North America is looking forward to a busy year as it keeps on top of its supply chain to meet high customer demand and readies for some big new-technology announcements.

Tags: Daimler Trucks North America, Electric Trucks, Connected Vehicles, Daimler Trucks

February 26, 2018 - Industry News

Freight Demand Drives Trailer Order Increase

Net trailer orders rose 24% year-over-year driven partly by increasing freight demand. Photo: Stoughton

The final numbers for January trailer orders have come in, showing a strong start to 2018 for the trailer industry as fleets try to meet increased freight demand, according to ACT Research.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Freight, Trailer Orders

February 26, 2018 - Industry News

Work Truck Show to Bring Slew of Vehicles, Products

Logo courtesy of The Work Truck Show

Truck manufacturers, as well as auxiliary equipment manufacturer, are gearing up to reveal several new vehicles and solutions at the Work Truck Show from March 6–9 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Events

February 23, 2018 - Industry News

Pressure Systems International's Musgrave Named to MEMA Board of Directors

Tim Musgrave, president and CEO of Pressure Systems International, has been named to the board of directors of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association for a two-year term.

Tags: Leadership, MEMA, HDMA, People, P.S.I.

February 23, 2018 - Industry News

First Kenworth Dealership Opens in Hawaii

The first Kenworth dealership has opened  in Hawaii, allowing customers in the Aloha State to purchase KWs without going through stateside dealers. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth Hawaii has opened a 14,500 square foot dealership in Kailua-Kona, allowing customers on the Hawaiian Islands to purchase Kenworth trucks without going through stateside dealers.

Tags: Kenworth, New Facility, Hawaii, Dealership, Truck Dealers

February 23, 2018 - Global News

Chinese Automaker Geely Buys Substantial Stake in Daimler

Photo: Daimler AG

Chinese auto manufacturer Geely Holding has purchased a $9 billion stake in Daimler AG, making it the largest investor in the German automaker, according to a report in Bloomberg.

Tags: China, Investment, Daimler, Geely, Global

February 20, 2018 - Industry News

Controversial Glider Kit Environmental Study Comes Under Fire

A study that played a key role in a recent EPA proposal to roll back glider kit restrictions has come under fire by the faculty of the Tennessee unversity that conducted it. Photo: Tom Berg

A controversial study commissioned by Fitzgerald Glider Kits that played a key role in a recent EPA proposal to rollback glider kit restrictions has come under fire by the faculty of the Tennessee university that conducted it.

Tags: Regulations, Diesel Emissions, EPA, Glider Kits, OEMs, GHG Phase 2

February 16, 2018 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Extend Hot Streak Into 2018

January continued a three-month stretch of elevated trailer orders. Reefer orders were particularly strong.  Photo: Carrier Transicold

Trailer orders in January will likely breach 39,000 units once the final numbers are tallied, indicating a strong start to 2018.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, FTR, Capacity, Trailer Orders

February 16, 2018 - Industry News

HDT Announces Top 20 Products for 2018

HDT has announced its list of the Top 20 Products for 2018.

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine has announced its 2018 Top 20 Products, highlighting the most innovative, significant, and useful new product announcements from last year.

Tags: TMC, Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Top 20 Products

February 15, 2018 - Industry News

Peterbilt Sales Soar, Truck Maker Eyes Growth and Autonomous Tech

General Manager Kyle Quinn talks about Peterbilt's 2017 accomplishments. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

After reaching new market-share highs in Class 8 and vocational truck sales for 2017, Peterbilt has kicked off 2018 with an addition to its on-highway truck family and plans to continue to grow its market share as it also works on developing the next generation of advanced driver assistance systems.

Tags: Peterbilt, Class 8, Market Share, Autonomous Vehicles, ADAS

February 15, 2018 - Industry News

Bendix Honors Gould with Leadership Excellence Award

2018 Excellence in Bendix Leadership Award honorees are joined by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems executive leadership. From left: Carlos Hungria, Barbara Gould, Juan Carlos “JC” Mellado, Sonia Meade, Berend Bracht and Joe McAleese. Photo: Bendix

Bendix has awarded its communications director Barbara Gould with its 2018 Excellence in Bendix Leadership award.

Tags: Leadership, Bendix, Awards, People

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