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July 23, 2015 - Press Release

Kenworth Plant Earns Top Workplace Award

Kenworth's assembly plant in Renton, Wash., recently earned a 2015 Best Workplace for Waste Prevention and Recycling Award from the King County (Wash.) Solid Waste Division for exceptional efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Tags: Recycling, Kenworth, Top Workplace, Awards, Assembly Plant

July 22, 2015 - Industry News

International Secures Order for Over 1,000 Trucks

International LoneStar Photo via International

International Truck has announced securing an order for 1,050 Class 8 trucks from an unnamed provider of fleet and owner-operator leasing services.

Tags: LoneStar, International Trucks, ProStar, Truck Orders

July 22, 2015 - Industry News

UPS Goes Standard With Collision Mitigation Systems

UPS driver Bill Lazarski of Chicago (left) and UPS Freight driver Paul Savill of Cincinnati (right) are fans of the collision mitigation technology that's now standard equipment on every new UPS Class 8 tractor the company orders. Photo courtesy UPS.

UPS is making collision mitigation technology standard equipment on every new Class 8 tractor the company orders.

Tags: UPS, Collision Avoidance, Bendix

July 21, 2015 - Industry News

SAF-Holland Facility Wins Paccar Supplier Award

A Michigan-based SAF-Holland manufacturing facility has received the Paccar 2014 50PPM Quality Award.

Tags: Paccar, Awards, SAF-Holland, Suppliers

July 20, 2015 - Industry News

Restored Mack Part of Evel Knievel Exhibit Tour

Knievel once used the rig to tour the U.S. and Canada. Found in a field in Florida, it was taken to Topeka, Kans., for restoration. Photo via Mack Trucks

The FS tractor, complete with red, white and blue interior to match the stuntman’s Americana theme, has a custom-built dressing room that sits like a long sleeper on the truck’s frame rails.

Tags: History, Mack Trucks, Restoration

July 20, 2015 - Industry News

Test Site Opens for Automated and Connected Vehicles

Photo via University of Michigan

Navistar is the latest truck maker to get involved in autonomous vehicles, with its involvement in a project that aims to implement a connected and automated mobility system on the streets of southeastern Michigan by 2021.

Tags: Navistar, Connected Vehicle Technology, Automated Driving, University of Michigan, Autonomous Vehicles

July 20, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Orders Slow in June, As Expected

Photo by Evan Lockridge

Orders for heavy-duty vehicles in June were slightly off May's pace, while a factory move helped drive medium-duty truck orders down during the month.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders

July 19, 2015 - Industry News

North America Helps Drive Volvo Profit Higher

The parent to Volvo Trucks North America, Sweden’s Volvo Group, saw its second quarter net income double from a year ago, due in part to increased North American sales.

Tags: Economy, Volvo Trucks, Earnings, Volvo Group

July 17, 2015 - Industry News

Mack Defense Signs Big Contracts With Canadian Military

Canadian military will get more than 1,500 "medium" 8x8 trucks in various configurations, including cargo, crane, load handling and mobile repair.

Contracts worth C$725 million include more than 1,500 heavy 8x8 trucks, 300 trailers and 150 Armour Protection Systems.

Tags: Canada, Military, Mack Trucks

July 17, 2015 - Industry News

EPA Sues Navistar, Says Some Engines Were Illegal

Because 7,750 engines were not fully assembled in 2009 but in 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency says Navistar should have obtained an exemption in the form of a certificate of compliance, but didn’t.

Tags: Navistar, Diesel Emissions, EPA, Engines, EPA 2010, Litigation

July 17, 2015 - Product News

Peterbilt’s SmartLinq in Production

Peterbilt's new SmartLinq remote diagnostics technology is in production, a factory-installed system on all trucks equipped with Paccar MX-13 engines.

Tags: Peterbilt, Paccar MX Engine, Remote Diagnostics, Paccar

July 16, 2015 - Industry News

Time Warner Cable's Diesel Transits Vastly Improve Fleet's MPG

Photo courtesy of TWC.

Time Warner Cable has begun replacing aging gasoline-fueled vans with diesel-powered Ford Transit vans that should improve fuel economy by nearly 50 percent, according to the company.

Tags: Telecommunications Fleet, Fuel Costs, Ford Transit, Time Warner Cable, Service Fleets

July 16, 2015 - Industry News

Meritor Extends Emergency and Unit-Down Hours at 2 Facilities

Meritor announced that it is extending emergency and unit-down ordering hours at the Florence, Ky., and Brampton, Ontario, Canada distribution centers.

Tags: Parts, Meritor, Distribution Centers

July 16, 2015 - Industry News

Glider Kit Amendment Stalls with House Bill

The amendment's underlying bill was pulled from further consideration when it became snarled in an unrelated controversy over the Confederate flag.

Tags: EPA, Fuel Economy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, U.S. Congress

July 15, 2015 - Product News

Thermo King Offers Low-Emissions Reefers

The new units use R-452A, but TK will continue to offer and support its current line of transport refrigeration products with R-404A until customers are ready to transition.

Tags: Thermo King, GHG, Reefers, Trailers

July 15, 2015 - Industry News

BorgWarner to Acquire Remy International

BorgWarner has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Remy International, a global producer of rotating electrical components.

Tags: Remy, Mergers & Acquisitions, BorgWarner

July 14, 2015 - Industry News

Dana Names New President/CEO

Dana Names James Kamsickas new president and chief executive officer. Photo courtesy of Dana

Dana Holdings Corp. named James K. Kamsickas president and chief executive officer, succeeding the retiring Roger J. Wood.

Tags: Leadership, Dana Holding Corp., People

July 14, 2015 - Industry News

C.R. England Rewards Drivers With Western Star Trucks

C.R. England is adding nearly 200 Western Star 5700 XE tractors to it's fleet this year. Photo courtesy of C.R. England

C.R. England is adding nearly 200 Western Star 5700 XE tractors to its fleet over the next few months, with tenured solo and team drivers and million miler drivers receiving the trucks first.

Tags: Western Star, C.R. England, Automated Manual Transmissions, Detroit DT12, Driver Retention

July 13, 2015 - Industry News

Thinwall Iron Castings May Help Reduce Vehicle Weight

A metals industry group is exploring lightweight ferrous products as an alternative to more expensive materials in the quest for cutting weight from trucks and other transport vehicles, says Grede Holdings, an iron castings supplier that’s involved in the project.

Tags: Lightweighting

July 13, 2015 - Industry News

Chevrolet Silverado Gets Facelift for 2016

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet's Silverado pickup will arrive for 2016 with a bolder look, including a reworked front end, General Motors has announced.

Tags: Chevrolet, 2016-MY, Chevrolet Silverado, Large Pickups

July 10, 2015 - Industry News

Navistar Latest Truck Maker to Skip MATS Exhibit

Navistar's booth at this year's MATS. Photo: Sven-Erik Lindstrand

Navistar is following in the footsteps of Daimler Trucks North America and Volvo Trucks in deciding to skip exhibiting at the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show, with plans to return in 2017.

Tags: Navistar, Events, Mid-America Trucking Show

July 8, 2015 - Industry News

Alcoa Reports Higher Profit

The second quarter corporate earnings season kicked off Wednesday afternoon, with numbers from the truck wheel and lightweight metals producer Alcoa Inc. (AA) showing mixed results.

Tags: Earnings, Alcoa

July 8, 2015 - Industry News

WorkStar with 6.7L Cummins Enters Production

Photo: Chris Wolski

International Truck has started production on WorkStar vocational trucks equipped with the Cummins ISB6.7 engine.

Tags: Cummins, WorkStar, ISB6.7, Vocational Trucks

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

Volvo Joins Daimler in Skipping 2016 MATS

Volvo at this year's MATS. Photo: David Cullen

Volvo Trucks has followed the lead of competitor Daimler Trucks North America in deciding not to participate in next year's Mid-America Trucking Show in favor of a biennial schedule.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Events, Mid-America Trucking Show

July 6, 2015 - Press Release

Yokohama Appoints Director of Technical Service


Tom Kenny, a 33-year tire industry veteran, has taken over for Dan Guiney as Yokohama Tire Corporation's (YTC) director of technical service.

Tags: Yokohama Tire Corp.


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