September 19, 2016 - Industry News
Sales of Ford’s medium-duty F-650 and F-750 trucks have increased 59% year-over-year through August, the best year-to-date sales through August since 1997, according to Ford.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, New Vehicle Sales, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, Truck Sales
September 19, 2016 - Product News
Daimler Trucks North America has chosen the Swedish-American energy storage manufacturer NorthStar Battery Company as the supplier of Ultra High Performance Pure Lead AGM batteries on its next generation Cascadia truck.
Tags: Cascadia, Batteries, Daimler Trucks North America
September 15, 2016 - Industry News
INDIANAPOLIS -- Expect big changes over the years in the way trucking and supply chains are managed, including turning it upside down. That was one of the messages those attending the FTR Transportation Conference heard Thursday morning.
Tags: Information Technology, FTR, Commercial Drones, Autonomous Vehicles, Freight Uberization
September 13, 2016 - Industry News
Preliminary numbers for U.S. net trailer orders are projected to be up in August after weak order numbers in July, according to ACT Research.
Tags: ACT Research, Stifel Nicolaus, Trailer Orders
Volvo Trucks North America’s SuperTruck demonstration rig combined advanced aerodynamics, vehicle and powertrain technologies to achieve a freight efficiency improvement of 88%, averaging 12 mpg in road tests.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, SuperTruck, Volvo Trucks North America
September 8, 2016 - Industry News
Tim Johnson, director of NHTSA’s Vehicle Research and Test Center, will be on hand at this year’s Fleet Technology Expo in Schaumburg, Ill., to open the event at the opening breakfast on Tuesday, October 18.
Tags: NHTSA, Fleet Technology Expo, Fleet Events
Orders of medium-duty vehicles in Class 5 to 7 increased 10% to 16,900 in August and rebounded to a three-month high, according to ACT Research.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Procurement, ACT Research, Truck Orders
September 7, 2016 - Industry News
Mercedes-Benz has developed its Vision Van concept vehicle that looks to the future of delivery by incorporating mobility concepts, robotics, and automation highlighted by a pair of roof-mounted drones.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Full-Size Vans, Concept Vehicles, Drones
Matthew J. Boler has been elected chairman of the board of The Boler Company. He replaces his father, company founder John Boler, who died in March.
Tags: Leadership, People, Hendrickson
Volvo is testing a fully autonomous truck in operations deep underground in the Kristineberg Mine in Sweden as part of a development project aimed at improving transport flow and safety in the mine.
Tags: Volvo Group, Automated Driving, Autonomous Vehicles
September 6, 2016 - Industry News
Orders for Class 8 trucks in the month of August will be slightly above expectations and a 36% improvement over July’s terrible numbers, according to projections from FTR and ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
September 6, 2016 - Global News
Volkswagen Truck & Bus is taking a 16.6% equity stake in Navistar International Corp. as part of a “wide-ranging strategic alliance” that will initially focus on providing powertrains for Navistar trucks starting in 2019.
Tags: Volkswagen, Navistar, Engines, Mergers & Acquisitions
September 5, 2016 - Industry News
Published reports indicate that Volkswagen's commercial trucks arm will soon announce it's buying nearly 20% of Navistar's shares and in return will sell diesels to the American truck builder and get two seats on the board.
Tags: Cummins, Volkswagen, Navistar, Vertical Integration
September 2, 2016 - Product News
Heil Trailer International has expanded its line of stainless steel products for the 2017 model year in a variety of styles, sizes and applications.
Tags: Trailers, Liquid Tank Trailers, Heil Trailer
September 1, 2016 - Industry News
Every aspect of the next-generation Freightliner Cascadia unveiled Sept. 1 “has been re-imagined,” said Richard Howard, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Daimler Trucks North America. It’s a "completely brand new truck"... not Cascadia 2.0.
Tags: Freightliner Cascadia, Daimler Trucks North America, 2018-MY
August 31, 2016 - Product News
Heavy Duty Trucking's 2016 Profile of the U.S. Commercial Vehicle Market, a comprehensive examination of the Class 2c to Class 8 truck and trailer markets, and is now available in print or PDF format.
Tags: Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Business, Industry Trends
August 31, 2016 - Industry News
Volvo Group has outlined how it plans to use $20 million in federal funding to further the freight-moving efficiency of heavy-duty trucks as part of the SuperTruck II initiative.
Tags: Cummins, Navistar, Peterbilt, Fuel Efficiency, DOE, Volvo Group, Daimler Trucks North America, SuperTruck
August 30, 2016 - Industry News
Starting in January of 2021, under the new greenhouse gas regulations, glider kits will be allowed mostly for their original purpose, which was reclaiming late-model powertrains from wrecked trucks.
Tags: Emissions, GHG, Glider Kits, EPA, Regulations, GHG Phase 2
August 30, 2016 - Product News
Peterbilt is offering the Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx emissions natural gas engine for its Model 567, 520, and 320 trucks.
Tags: Peterbilt, Natural Gas Engines, Cummins Westport ISL G, Cummins Westport, CNG, NOx, Emissions, CARB, Engines
August 29, 2016 - Industry News
Vancouver-based Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers has acquired online auctioneer IronPlanet of Pleasanton, Calif., for $758.5 million, the company announced.
Tags: Ritchie Bros. Auctions, Mergers & Acquisitions, IronPlanet, Auctions, Heavy Equipment
The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) says truck and bus tire manufacturers in China are dumping tires in the U.S. at less than fair market value, and those tires should be subject to tariffs of at least 20%. The tariffs are retroactive.
Tags: China, Truck Tires, Tariffs, U.S. Department of Commerce
The initiative includes a new sales director, and will extend the builder's lineup of products to trailer dealers throughout North America.
Tags: Intermodal, Containers, Intermodal Chassis, CIMC
August 26, 2016 - Industry News
International Truck is now offering the Integrated Powertrain Warranty Package, a 4-year, unlimited-mile coverage term on certain models of its DuraStar medium-duty truck.
Tags: Cummins, International, Warranty, DuraStar, Powertrain, Medium-Duty Trucks
Rickard Lundberg has been appointed vice president and general manager for Mack Trucks’ Lehigh Valley Operations effective Oct. 1
Tags: Leadership, Mack Trucks, People, Manufacturing
August 25, 2016 - Industry News
Used Class 8 truck same-dealer sales volumes were down in July but still on an upward trend overall, according to an ACT Research report.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales
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