June 14, 2016 - Industry News
Class 8 auction volume has remained steady but well below the second half of 2015, according to analysis of the commercial truck market by the National Automobile Dealers Association.
Tags: Class 8, Vehicle Pricing, NADA Used Car Guide, Used Trucks
The patent-pending guard underwent extensive testing internally and through multiple independent testing agencies, including crash testing performed at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s facility in Virginia.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, Trailers, Stoughton Trailers, Rear Underride Guards, Rear Impact Guards
June 13, 2016 - Industry News
International Truck says it has launched a company-wide initiative, DriverFirst, aimed at giving its customers an edge in attracting and retaining qualified drivers through vehicles designed from the driver’s perspective.
Tags: Drivers, Navistar, Driver Shortage, International Trucks
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of low-cab-forward trucks, announced that the 30,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck has been produced at the Spartan Motors, Inc. facility in Charlotte, Mich.
Tags: Isuzu, Spartan Motors, Milestones, Isuzu N-Series
East Manufacturing has announced that Meister-Shane is now an authorized dealer, carrying the company’s lineup of aluminum and steel trailers.
Tags: Trailers, Dealers, East Manufacturing
Jake Lindamood and his 1988 Peterbilt 379 took home the top honors and $15,000 at the 34th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition.
Tags: Shell Rotella, Contest, Awards, Shell SuperRigs
June 9, 2016 - Product News
CORRECTED -- SAF-Holland says a new P89 air disc brake for trailers will reduce the price premium compared to drum brakes, and an upgraded P89 Plus will virtually eliminate brake maintenance for seven years.
Tags: Maintenance, Trailers, SAF-Holland, Air Disc Brakes
June 9, 2016 - Industry News
Navistar, Inc. has reached an agreement with General Motors to manufacture GM's Express and Savana cutaway vans at its Springfield, Ohio, plant starting in the first half of 2017.
Tags: Navistar, Partnership, General Motors, Cutaway Vans, Vehicle Production, Full-Size Vans
June 8, 2016 - Industry News
East Manufacturing has named Gulf Coast Truck and Equipment Co., as an authorized dealer carrying the full line of East trailers.
June 7, 2016 - Industry News
Designed as an alternative to conventional piston-engine powertrains, the Wrightspeed Route is a range-extending electric system that propels the truck and helps reduce fuel consumption and vehicle maintenance costs, the companies said.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Mack Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Wrightspeed, Refuse Trucks
HDMA has announced the formation of the Commercial Vehicle Research Council, a dedicated research council to provide a forum for key trends and issues within the heavy-duty commercial vehicle industry.
Tags: HDMA, Trend Analysis, Aftermarket, OEMs
Tire distributor TBC Brands has expanded its commercial truck tire team, naming David Smothers its field sales engineer and Dave Dugan as regional sales manager for the Midwest region.
Tags: Sales, Tires, TBC, People, Distributors
Strong parts sales offset slumps in other areas, but softening of the North American truck market will make continued profits doubtful, the company said.
Tags: Navistar, Financial Report, Earnings, Quarterly Report, Quarterly Earnings
June 6, 2016 - Industry News
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, and Agility Fuel Systems have formed a strategic alliance to deliver a comprehensive natural gas solution for North American heavy-duty fleets.
Tags: Agility Fuel Systems, McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, CNG, Strategic Alliance
The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration submitted its proposed Phase 2 GHG/MPG rule for trucks and trailers to the Office of Management and Budget on June 3 for required regulatory review.
Tags: MPG, GHG, EPA, NHTSA, Phase 2 GHG Proposals
Volvo Trucks North America is showing off its lineup of refuse-focused truck models this week at WasteExpo 2016.
Tags: Refuse Trucks, Events, Refuse Fleet, Volvo Trucks North America
DTNA has announced a workforce reduction across its North American production facilities, laying off about 1,240 workers in response to sustained reductions in truck orders.
Tags: Economy, Layoffs, Truck Orders, Daimler Trucks North America
June 3, 2016 - Industry News
The diesel-powered Chevrolet Silverado HD will add an improved air intake system for the 2017 model year that pushes cool, dry air through a hood scoop.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Chevrolet Silverado, General Motors, 2017-MY
Mack Trucks will showcase its 2017 powertrain lineup at WasteExpo 2016, including the public debut of its newest Mack MP series engines, the company announced.
Tags: Refuse Trucks, Mack Trucks, Industry Event, Powertrains, Refuse Fleet
Great Dane has named 32-year industry veteran Brian Sage the company’s executive vice president of manufacturing.
Tags: Leadership, People, Great Dane, Trailers
June 2, 2016 - Industry News
Mack Defense has announced a partnership with JWF Defense Systems for the assembly of the Mack Defense Lakota 6x6 vehicle system.
Tags: Military, Mack Trucks, Military Vehicles
Brandon Morris was named fleet account executive of telecommunications for Adrian Steel. He assumed this position in May, and will be based in Centennial, Colo.
Tags: Adrian Steel, New Hire, DirecTV
May 31, 2016 - Product News
Daimler Trucks North America is now offering a SmartValve option on Freightliner trucks that is designed to make drop-and-hook operations faster and safer.
Tags: Freightliner, Trailers, Daimler Trucks North America, Hadley Products, Landing Gear
May 27, 2016 - Industry News
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has named Bryan Hesse its new vice president of marketing for North America tire operations.
Tags: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Leadership, People, Marketing
May 26, 2016 - Industry News
Peterbilt has expanded its refuse truck lineup with the Model 520, which features new seating configurations for route collection, more versatility and the availability of the Paccar MX-11 engine.
Tags: Peterbilt, Refuse Trucks, Refuse Fleet, Model 520
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