July 8, 2016 - Industry News
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Tags: Kenworth, Kenworth K270, Kenworth K370, Upfitters, Body Builders
July 8, 2016 - Product News
Kenworth has announced the option for a 7-speed Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series fully automatic transmission on its 116.5-inch BBC T880 short hood.
Tags: Kenworth, Allison Transmission, Vocational Trucks, Kenworth T880, Automatic Transmissions
July 7, 2016 - Industry News
With most major truck makers and tier one component suppliers already committed to next year’s new North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta, Ga., organizers say nearly half of the expected exhibit space is already spoken for.
Tags: Events, NACV Show, North American Commercial Vehicle Show
July 6, 2016 - Industry News
Commercial truck and bus tires imported from China are benefitting from subsidies from the Chinese government, and as a result the U.S. Department of Commerce says those tires should be subject to tariffs up to 23%.
Tags: China, Tires, Tariffs
Class 8 truck order numbers have hit their lowest point in at least four years, with demand remaining depressed so far in 2016.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
July 5, 2016 - Industry News
Alkane Truck Company will still pursue alternative fuels as its primary source of fuel, but has decided to add the gasoline option to both its line of Class 7 trucks as well as its off-road vehicle, the Dominator.
Tags: Gasoline, Class 7, Propane Autogas, CNG, Alkane Truck Company, The Dominator
June 29, 2016 - Industry News
Automated collision avoidance is several steps closer to reality. At a demonstration event held in Germany on Wednesday, ZF and Wabco revealed a prototype collision avoidance technology for commercial vehicles called Evasive Maneuver Assist.
Tags: ZF, Wabco, Global, Collision Avoidance Technology, Autonomous Vehicles
June 29, 2016 - Product News
"Extreme startability" and low-rev cruising at highway speeds are the main advantages of a new crawler-gear option for Volvo Trucks’ I-Shift HD automated manual transmission, demonstrated for customers and trade press reporters June 27-28.
Tags: Vocational, Transmissions, Volvo I-Shift, Volvo Trucks North America
June 28, 2016 - Industry News
ZF CEO Stefan Sommer's contract renewal positions the company for growth in emerging safety technologies and autonomous vehicle sectors.
Tags: ZF, TRW, Global, Autonomous Vehicles, Leadership, People
General Motors has struck ship-thru deals with Morgan Corp. and Supreme Corp. to add bodies to the first Chevrolet Low Cab Forward trucks expected to arrive in late August, according to a General Motors Fleet sales manager.
Tags: General Motors, Ship-Thru, Cabovers, 2017-MY, Order-to-Delivery
Connected and autonomous vehicle technology, as well as electric power, are three disruptive technologies that will highlight the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in September in Germany.
Tags: IAA, Global, Autonomous Vehicles, Connected Vehicle Technology
Stoughton Trailers announced that affiliate company Stoughton Lease will sell new Stoughton Trailers through its branch locations in Purcell, Okla., and White Pine, Tenn.
Tags: Trailers, Dealers, Stoughton Trailers
Germany's automotive industry association, VDA, cautioned against any European Union imposition of customs barriers following the UK's decision to exit the European Union.
Tags: European Union, Global, VDA, Brexit
June 27, 2016 - Industry News
Froesel Tire of St. Louis, Mo., has become a member of Marangoni Tread North America's family of independent retreaders.
Tags: Tires, Dealers, Retreads, Marangoni
June 24, 2016 - Industry News
Trailer orders fell nearly 14% month over month in May, coming close to earlier projections for a seasonal slowdown.
Tags: Economy, Trailers, ACT Research, Freight, Trailer Orders
Used Class 8 same-dealer truck sales volumes took a steep downturn in May, declining by 18% compared to April, according to ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales
June 22, 2016 - Industry News
Douglas Dynamics has agreed to acquire medium-duty truck upfitter Dejana Truck and Utility equipment for $206 million It is expected to close the deal during the third quarter of 2016.
Tags: Truck Bodies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Dejana Truck Equipment, Upfitters
Trailer dealer Nationwide Haul has been named an authorized dealer of East Manufacturing trailers and will offer new models as well as tractor-trailer parts and service.
Tags: Trailers, Dealership, East Manufacturing
June 21, 2016 - Industry News
A decline in orders of Class 5-7 trucks in May points to "some moderate slowing" in a truck market that has shown strength since late 2013, according to ACT Research.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
Rush Enterprises has acquired the Ford franchise rights and related assets from Transwest Truck Center Las Vegas, allowing it to sell medium-duty Ford commercial vehicles at the Las Vegas dealership location.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Rush Truck Centers, Rush Enterprises, Truck Dealers, Ford Super Duty
June 19, 2016 - Industry News
A "capacity imbalance" continued to affect the North American Class 8 tractor market, reflected in May North American commercial truck order numbers as reported by ACT Research.
Tags: ACT Research, Truck Orders
June 17, 2016 - Industry News
Truckworx Kenworth has relocated its full-service facility in Montgomery, Ala., into a new $6 million, 39,000-square-foot building with 21 service bays, including three bays dedicated for washing and conditioning trucks.
Tags: Kenworth, New Facility, Dealership, Truck Dealers, Alabama
June 16, 2016 - Industry News
Commercial trailer demand dropped in May compared to the previous month’s orders as part of a seasonal slowdown, according to the latest projection from ACT Research.
Tags: ACT Research, Stifel Nicolaus, Trailer Orders
June 15, 2016 - Industry News
Bendix’s German parent company Knorr-Bremse is making an acquisition to position it for future autonomous vehicle technology.
Tags: Bendix, Global, Mergers & Acquisitions, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Autonomous Vehicles
After recently enhancing its two key product lines, Reading Truck Body LLC is now actively taking orders and shipping its updated models of the flagship Classic II and SL service body lines to its customers.
Tags: Truck Bodies, Service Bodies, Reading Truck Body
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