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October 16, 2015 - Industry News

FAA Approves Testing of Workhorse Drone Delivery System

Horsefly drone teams with E-Gen van, but roof support equipment can be installed on any walk-in van, Workhorse says. Photo: Workhorse Group

Workhorse Group says it has obtained permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to test its Horsefly delivery drone, an eight-motor, eight-rotor “octocopter” designed to work with a specially equipped E-Gen electric walk-in van.

Tags: UPS, Workhorse, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Commercial Drones, Delivery Fleets, USPS

October 14, 2015 - Product News

Mitsubishi Electric Receives Paccar Supplier Award

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America has received Paccar’s 2014 50 PPM Quality Achievement award for suppliers.

Tags: Paccar, Supplier, Mitusbishi, Awards

October 13, 2015 - Industry News

Mesilla Valley to Equip Allison TC10 on a Third of Its Fleet

Photo: Mesilla Valley Transportation

Mesilla Valley Transport will equip its 2015-2016 Class 8 truck purchases with Allison’s TC10 automatic transmission, the carrier announced.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Allison Transmission, Automatic Transmissions

October 12, 2015 - Industry News

Kenworth T680 to Haul the Capitol Christmas Tree

A specially decaled Kenworth T680 undertakes an important mission this fall – transporting this year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree some 3,000 miles to 10 community celebrations en route to the tree-lighting event in Washington, D.C. Image: Kenworth

A Kenworth T680 will be transporting the 51st U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree this year, stopping at 10 community celebrations en route to the tree-lighting event in Washington D.C.

Tags: Kenworth, T680, Capitol Christmas Tree, Christmas

October 12, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Sets Up Transit Van for Salvation Army

Photo courtesy of Ford.

The Salvation Army has been serving meals to homeless men and women using a donated Ford Transit van that's been equipped as a mobile kitchen for the non-profit group, Ford has announced.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Salvation Army, Non-Profit Fleets

October 9, 2015 - Industry News

Thermo King Acquires Long-Time Telematics Partner

Temperature control products company, Thermo King, has acquired the its long-time vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions partner Celtrak.

Tags: Telematics, Thermo King, Asset Tracking

October 9, 2015 - Industry News

Private Fleets Back Higher Truck Weight Limit

A House bill would let states set a 91,000-pound weight limit on highway rigs fitted with a sixth axle, similar to this truck built for operation in Maine.

The National Private Truck Council is now throwing its own weight behind the legislative effort to allow individual states to increase the federal vehicle weight limit to 91,000 pounds for tractor-trailers that are equipped with a sixth axle.

Tags: National Private Truck Council, U.S. House of Representatives, Truck Weight, Truck Size/Weight, Private Fleets, Legislation

October 8, 2015 - Industry News

Metris Brings Attention Assist, Park Assist to Smaller Vans

The 2016 Metris instrument cluster features indicators for Crosswind Assist and Attention Assist. Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz is bringing several new standard safety features in the smaller van segment with its 2016 Metris, in addition to giving commercial fleets flexibility in upfitting and capacities found only in some of the larger vans on the market.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Metris, Safety Technology, 2016-MY, Cargo Vans, Passenger Vans

October 7, 2015 - Product News

Daimler Covers Aftertreatment System with Warranty Options

Daimler Trucks North America has announced a warranty to cover the aftertreatment system on Detroit and Cummins engines available through its used-truck retail network, SelecTrucks.

Tags: Warranty, SCR, DEF, Used Trucks, Daimler Trucks North America

October 7, 2015 - Product News

Kenworth Adds New Options to Vocational Trucks

Kenworth T880 with new box bumper option. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth has announced three new options, all aimed at the company’s lineup of vocational trucks-- a new transmission, a bumper and a fixed grille.

Tags: Kenworth, Vehicle Options, Transmissions, Bumper, Vocational Trucks

October 6, 2015 - Industry News

Wabash Recognizes Meritor Wabco With Supplier Award

Wabash National has recognized Meritor Wabco with its 2015 Platinum Supplier Award for excellence in quality and delivery performance.

Tags: Meritor Wabco, Awards, Wabash National, Suppliers

October 6, 2015 - Product News

Peterbilt Offers Certified Pre-Owned Trucks

Peterbilt’s Red Oval program offers a certified pre-owned trucks from throughout its dealer network and Paccar Financial Used truck Centers.

Tags: Peterbilt, Used Trucks, Paccar Financial, Certified Pre-Owned

October 5, 2015 - Industry News

Cummins Westport's Near Zero Natural Gas Engine Certified

A Cummins Westport ISL G engine. Photo: Cummins Westport

Cummins Westport’s ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine has received Near Zero NOx emission certifications from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board.

Tags: CARB, Natural Gas Engines, EPA, Cummins Westport ISL G, Cummins Westport, Emissions

October 5, 2015 - Industry News

Dealers Focus on Uptime in ACT Seminar Panel

In spite of all the changes that have occurred in the trucking industry, “fleets still want local support to keep trucks running,” according to Jim Maddox, dealer principal at Tri State Trucks. What are dealers doing about it?

Tags: Dealers, Downtime

October 4, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Quality, Fuel Efficiency to Drive Strong Orders into 2016

Model year 2017 Cascadia Evolution trucks spec’d with DT12 automated transmissions will see 7.15 mpg, Freightliner says.

“We do not think economic conditions have to be amazing to have a good trucking industry," said a Freightliner executive, predicting strong truck orders into 2016.

Tags: Freightliner, Fuel Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

October 2, 2015 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Revamps Van Upfitting Program

Photo of 2016 Metris cargo van by Paul Clinton.

Mercedes-Benz has reformatted its van upfitting program ahead of the launch of the 2016 Metris mid-size van, which has begun arriving at dealer lots.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Metris, Van Equipment, Ship-Thru, Class 2, Cargo Vans, Passenger Vans, 2016-MY

October 2, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Takes the Next Step Toward Autonomous Trucks

Daimler Trucks testing the first series-production autonomous truck on public roads. Photo: Daimler

In Germany Friday, Daimler Trucks is operating what it says is the first series-production truck to operate on an automated basis on the highway.

Tags: Daimler AG, Future Trucks, Autonomous Drive, Autonomous Vehicles

October 1, 2015 - Industry News

International to Couple Allison TC10 With Cummins ISX15

Photo: Tom Berg

International Truck will be offering the Allison TC10 automatic transmission coupled with the Cummins ISX15 on its International ProStar Model. The combination will be available for order by Dec. 2015.

Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, Allison Transmission, ProStar, Cummins ISX15, Automatic Transmissions

October 1, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Demand May Be Slower Through 2016

After a strong end to 2014 and early 2015, the truck market has softened. With several unknown factors like regulations and fluctuating economic conditions, it looks like this trend may continue for a while.

Tags: Economy, Regulations, ACT Research, Truck Orders

October 1, 2015 - Product News

Marangoni Adds Atlanta-Area J&R Tire as a Dealer Member

Commercial tread company, Marangoni Tread North America has brought in J&R Tire as a member of the company’s family of independent dealers.

Tags: Tires, Dealers, Retreads, Marangoni

September 30, 2015 - Industry News

Navistar Details Medium-Duty Deal with GM

The jointly engineered Class 4/5 trucks will be built in Navistar's Springfield, OH, assembly plant, starting in 2018. Photo: Dept. of Labor

The Class 4/5 trucks that will be jointly developed by Navistar and General Motors will provide opportunities for both OEMs “to gain share in markets that we have not participated in for a number of years,” said Navistar's Bill Kozek.

Tags: Chevrolet, Navistar, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 5, General Motors, Class 4

September 30, 2015 - Industry News

GM, Navistar Collaborate on Class 4/5 Trucks

The Chevrolet Kodiak (and similar GMC TopKick) was produced from 1980 to 2009. Photo by Ildar Sagdejev, licensed under GFDL via Commons

General Motors is back in the medium-duty commercial truck market with a just-announced long-term agreement with Navistar.

Tags: Chevrolet, Navistar, Medium-Duty Trucks, General Motors, Class 5

September 28, 2015 - Industry News

Alcoa Board Agrees to Split Company

Alcoa’s board of directors unanimously approved a plan to separate into two independent, publicly-traded companies.

Tags: Leadership, Wheels, Alcoa

September 28, 2015 - Industry News

Reyco Granning Names Replacement President

Newly appointed company president John W. Stuart. Photo: Reyco Granning

Reyco Granning has named a new president after it was announced that current president Dave Compton is retiring on Sept. 30, 2015.

Tags: Leadership, Reyco Granning, People, Suspensions

September 25, 2015 - Industry News

Used Class 8 Market Slips But Remains Strong

Used Class 8 volumes in August fell slightly from July but gained compared with last year’s numbers, according to the latest report from ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales


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