March 19, 2015 - Industry News
February truck order volume hit a five-month low but still maintained a high level, according to ACT Research. The Class 8 segment posted the ninth consecutive month of more than 28,000 units ordered.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
March 18, 2015 - Industry News
Knapheide has signed a partnership agreement with Gruau to distribute the European upfitter’s commercial van products in North America. The agreement will cover distribution of Gruau’s IsoVan product line and retractable crew seating systems.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Knapheide, Gruau, Upfitting Vans
March 18, 2015 - Product News
Talbert Manufacturing updated its Traveling Axle Series, increasing hauling capacity by 5 tons. The five new trailer models will replace the previous versions within the trailer series.
Tags: Capacity, Dropdeck Trailers, MATS, Talbert Trailers, Trailers
March 16, 2015 - Product News
Crosspoint Kinetics announced that its Kinetics Hybrid system will fit many class 3-7 trucks including the Isuzu Reach platform, Ford E-350, Ram 5500, Chevrolet 4500 and several others.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Hybrid Trucks, Crosspoint
Mack Trucks will be using its Mack GuardDog Connect integrated telematics system to monitor critical fault codes for trucks equipped with Mack mDrive automated manual transmissions.
Tags: Telematics, Technology, Mack Trucks, Automated Manual Transmissions, mDrive
March 12, 2015 - Industry News
Intermodal freight movements are finally recovering since a tentative agreement was worked out about three weeks ago between West Coast Port workers and shipping companies, but diversions of freight from this part of the country are expected to continue.
Tags: Intermodal, FTR, Ports, Research, Port Trucking, Stoughton, China, Railroads
The Work Truck Show has announced the recipients of its Innovation and Green awards. The Innovation Award was presented to Chelsea Products for its 249V Series power take-off. The Green Award was presented to Miller Electric Mfg. Co. for its EnPak power system.
Tags: Green, Work Truck Show, Awards
March 11, 2015 - Industry News
Several van upfitters have begun offering ladder racks, shelving units and partitions for the 2015 Ram ProMaster City compact van that entered the market in late 2014.
Tags: Ram ProMaster, Ram ProMaster City, Compact Vans, Upfitting Vans, Adrian Steel, Leggett & Platt, Auto Truck Group
March 10, 2015 - Industry News
A supplier of cab-related products and systems for commercial trucks and other vehicles, Commercial Vehicle Group Inc., posted higher profits for the final quarter of 2014 while it moved back into the black for all of last year.
Tags: Commercial Vehicle Group, Earnings
Mercedes-Benz will begin offering two new variants of its full-size Sprinter van for the 2015 model year, including a super high roof model and a Super Single heavy duty model.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans
The Hotline section of the February issue of HDT incorrectly listed the 2014 year-end U.S. truck sales.
Tags: Truck Sales, Hotline
Motiv Power Systems has launched an all-electric powertrain for the Ford F-59 commercial stripped chassis, the company announced.
Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles, Ford F-59, AmeriPride, Step Vans, Stripped Chassis
March 9, 2015 - Industry News
Natural gas engine and vehicle manufacturer Westport Innovations Inc. on Monday released earnings for the final quarter of last year and all of 2014 showing it lost less money in both periods while revenue declined.
Tags: Earnings, Cummins Westport, Westport Innovations
March 9, 2015 - Product News
The Peterbilt Model 567 is available with an all-wheel drive option designed for off-road use in tough to severe conditions, the company recently announced.
Tags: Peterbilt, Severe Duty, Vocational Trucks, All Wheel Drive, Model 567
March 6, 2015 - Industry News
Class 8, the largest single segment, last year accounted for 271,000 units. 2010 was even stronger, with 320,000 Class 8 transactions.
Tags: Economy, Used Vehicle Sales, Used Truck Sales
Mercedes-Benz Vans announced that it will invest about $500 million to build a new van plant in Charleston, S.C., to build the next-generation Sprinter van for the North American market.
Tags: Freightliner, South Carolina, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz
March 5, 2015 - Product News
The mDrive HD automated manual transmission is now standard on Mack's Titan Heavy-Haul Truck, the truck maker announced at the National Heavy Equipment Show in Ontario, Canada.
Tags: Heavy Haul, Automated Manual Transmissions, mDrive, Mack Trucks
March 5, 2015 - Industry News
Morgan Olson will offer a lineup of Class 3-7 walk-in delivery vans equipped with a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain from Crosspoint Kinetics, the companies announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: Work Truck Show, Morgan Olson, Crosspoint, Step Vans, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Van Bodies
Ford showed a Tonka-branded F-750 dump truck that's nearly 10-feet tall at the NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: Work Truck Show, Ford, Ford F-750, Dump Trucks
The Ram 4500/5500 chassis cab truck has been named Work Truck magazine’s eighth annual medium-duty truck of the year. The award was presented at the NTEA Work Truck Show.
Tags: Ram Truck, Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award, Awards, Work Truck Show, Ram 4500, Ram 5500
March 4, 2015 - Product News
Freightliner is showcasing several new options for the 122SD truck at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. The options are aimed at severe terrain and off-road applications.
Tags: Freightliner, Severe Duty, Vocational Trucks, Off-Road Vehicles, NTEA, Work Truck Show
March 4, 2015 - Industry News
Mercedes-Benz launched its Metris mid-sized commercial van for U.S. and Canadian markets. The Metris is a re-branded version of the Vito van, which is sold globally, that has been tweaked for the North American market.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz Metris, Work Truck Show, Mercedes-Benz, Passenger Vans, Daimler
Production has started on Isuzu Commercial Truck of America's line of 2015 and 2016 N-Series diesel models, the company announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: Work Truck Show, EPA, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Clean Diesel Vehicles, Medium-Duty Trucks, Cabovers, Diesel Engines
International Truck announced a new body control module designed to deliver six times faster processing speeds for truck and body electronics at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: Technology, Work Truck Show, Vehicle Electronics, International Trucks, Diamond Logic, Medium-Duty Trucks
Mitsubishi Fuso showed off enhancements to its 2016 lineup of trucks at the NTEA Work Truck Show aimed at improving driver operability and lowering cost of ownership.
Tags: Vehicle Inspection, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Canter FE, Cabovers
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