July 20, 2016 - Industry News
Moderating new truck production and trade-ins have avoided layoffs and a greater glut of used trucks on dealers' lots, Dennis Slagle says.
Tags: Economy, Truck Sales, Mack Trucks, Mack Granite
A high number of dry van trailer order cancellations caused the trailer market to perform below expectations in June, as U.S. net trailer orders fell 10% from the month before and 56% compared to June 2015.
Tags: Trailers, Dry Vans, FTR, Trailer Orders
Fitzgerald Glider Kits has finalized the purchase of two Peterbilt dealerships in the southwest region of Virginia, formerly known by the name Performance Peterbilt of Bristol.
Tags: Peterbilt, Dealership, Mergers & Acquisitions, Glider Kits
Volvo Trucks North America has named Jeff Lester senior vice president of sales, a newly created position within the company, effective Aug. 1.
Tags: Leadership, Truck Sales, People, Volvo Trucks North America
July 19, 2016 - Industry News
Years of work in the lab and millions of miles of road testing has culminated in three new Rotella engine oils formulated to meet the API CK-4 and FA-4 oil-service categories that will start coming on the market later this year.
Tags: Engine Oils, PC-11, Shell Rotella
Great Western Leasing and Sales has acquired the Oregon-based new and used trailer dealership Pacific Truck & Trailer.
Tags: Trailers, Dealers, Flatbed Trailers, Repair Shops
The European Union is fining five truck makers nearly 3 billion euros for acting as a cartel to fix prices of medium and heavy-duty trucks and time the introduction of technologies to comply with emissions rules.
Tags: Iveco, Daimler AG, MAN, European Commission, European Union, Global, Volvo Group, DAF
The Swedish parent to truck brands Volvo, Mack and others reported its second quarter profit slid from a year ago due to lower sales in many parts of the world and has downwardly revised its expectations in North America.
Tags: Volvo, Economy, Volvo Trucks, Earnings, European Union, Volvo Trucks North America, Global
July 18, 2016 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks will lay off around 300 more employees later this year due to weaker truck demand in 2016, according to a report in The Roanoke Times.
Tags: Layoffs, Vehicle Manufacturing, Truck Orders, Volvo Trucks North America
July 18, 2016 - Product News
The truckload carrier U.S. Xpress is equipping 1,800 of its new Wabash National and Hyundai Translead trailers with SAF ULX40 Slider Suspension Axle Systems, complete with P89 air disc brakes.
Tags: Trailers, U.S. Xpress, Landing Gear, SAF Holland, Air Disc Brakes
Ford Motor’s 2017 F-Series Super Duty pickups with aluminum bodies have higher engine output ratings and more towing and hauling capability than ever, while “smart” technologies make backing and monitoring trailers easier.
Tags: Ford F-450, Ford F-250, Large Pickups, Ford Super Duty, 2017-MY, Towing, Aluminum, Lightweighting
July 15, 2016 - Product News
Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer has developed a climate controlled straight truck called the Stoops Specialty Trucks Lite truck in response to customer demand.
Tags: Refrigerated Truck, Custom Vehicles, Straight Trucks
July 14, 2016 - Industry News
Retail sales of Class 8 natural gas trucks in the U.S. and Canada improved in May, after getting off to a slow start earlier in the year.
Tags: Retail Sales, ACT Research, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels
July 13, 2016 - Industry News
Meritor Wabco has received the 2015 Excellence in Quality and the 2015 On-Time Delivery Performance Awards from Hino Motors.
Tags: Hino Trucks, Meritor Wabco, Awards, Suppliers
Alternative fuel truck and fuel system manufacturer Greenkraft is now offering fully automatic Allison Transmissions on its medium-duty trucks.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, Greenkraft, Allison Transmission, CNG, Propane Autogas, Transmissions
July 11, 2016 - Product News
Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks have each launched a parts cross-reference feature for the online Select Part Store, making it easier to search for and buy parts online.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Online Tool, Parts and Service, Volvo Trucks North America
July 8, 2016 - Industry News
The manual contains information and guidelines useful in the truck body planning and installation processes. Early in the vehicle definition and ordering process, body builders can often contribute valuable information that reduces the ultimate cost of the body installation.
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
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