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November 13, 2014 - Industry News

2015 Truck Dealer of the Year Nominees Announced

The American Truck Dealers, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine and Procede Software announced the nominees for the 2015 Truck Dealer of the Year Award. Each of the six nominees was selected by state, metro and national association leaders.

Tags: ATD, American Truck Dealers, Truck Dealer of the Year, Awards, Events

November 12, 2014 - Industry News

Daimler Recognizes Supplier with Masters of Quality Award

Daimler Trucks North America recognized Hadley with the Masters of Quality award for 2013, the highest recognition the company gives to its suppliers. Daimler presented the award during a ceremony at Hadley’s headquarters in Grandville, Mich.

Tags: Awards, Daimler Trucks North America, Hadley Products

November 12, 2014 - Industry News

ProMaster City Gets Up to 29 MPG Highway

Sixty-40 rear doors and more than 48 inches between wheel wells are among the compact Ram van's hauling features: Photo via Ram.

Ram Truck says pricing for the 2015 ProMaster City compact cargo van will start at $23,130 and fuel economy is 21 mpg city, 29 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined.

Tags: Ram Truck, Compact Vans, Ram ProMaster City

November 11, 2014 - Industry News

Q&A: East Manufacturing's David de Poincy

Why a trailer maker specializing in aluminum is fielding orders for steel dump trailers and more.

Tags: Trailers, East Manufacturing, Dump Trailers

November 7, 2014 - Product News

Talbert Manufacturing Acquires Specialty Trailer Maker

Talbert 6 Axle Steer Dolly: Photo via Talbert Manufacturing

Talbert Manufacturing acquired Ferree Trailers adding the company’s specialty trailer lines that weren't previously in Talbert’s own lineup, along with gaining Ferree’s manufacturing facility.

Tags: Trailers, Heavy Haul, Mergers & Acquisitions, Talbert Trailers

November 7, 2014 - Industry News

GM Details 2015 Express/Savana Vans

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Express by Vince Taroc.

General Motors has added several new enhancements to its Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana for the 2015 model year, as its 2015 Chevrolet City Express compact van replaces the 1500-level full-size model that has been discontinued.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana, Full-Size Vans, 2015-MY, Chevrolet City Express, Passenger Vans, Class 3, Cutaway Vans, Class 4

November 6, 2014 - Industry News

Navistar COO Retires Amid Leadership Reshuffle

Jack Allen, former executive vice president and COO of Navistar Photo via Navistar.

Navistar announced it is restructuring its senior leadership team, along with the retirement of Jack Allen, executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Tags: Navistar, People

November 5, 2014 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Demand in U.S., Canada Continues to Strengthen

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Demand for commercial vehicles in the U.S. and Canada continues to strengthen, though used commercial vehicle registrations still outnumber new registrations.

Tags: Leasing, Class 6, Class 7, Research, Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Class 5, Vehicle Registrations, IHS Automotive, Class 4

November 4, 2014 - Industry News

Near Record Month for Class 8 Orders

Photo: International.

October was the second best month on record for orders of Class 8 trucks, increasing 87% over September to nearly 46,000 units, according to FTR.

Tags: OEM, Truck Orders, FTR, Class 8

November 3, 2014 - Industry News

Accuride Reports Positive Earnings for Second Consecutive Quarter

Accuride introduced a new lightweight line of aluminum wheels this year.

The strong commercial truck market has helped Accuride Corp. to a second profitable quarter in a row, with a number of analysts upgrading their advice on the company's stock.

Tags: Wheels, Accuride, Earnings

October 31, 2014 - Industry News

Axle-Forward Cat CT681 Vocational Truck in Full Production

Cat's CT681, right, features more “industrial” styling than the current CT660. Photo by Tom Berg

Caterpillar has begun serving more vocational segments with its CT681, a Class 8 set-forward-axle model with “industrial” styling based on customer preferences, representatives said Thursday at a press briefing at Cat’s demonstration facility west of Peoria, Ill.

Tags: Class 8, Caterpillar, Vocational Trucks

October 31, 2014 - Industry News

Global Medium, Heavy Vehicle Sales to Nearly Double by 2035

Global sales of medium and heavy duty vehicles should reach 7.1 million by 2035 from the 4.3 million that should be sold in 2014, according to a new report from Navigant Research.

Tags: Fleet Sales, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Navigant Research, Forecast, Global

October 29, 2014 - Industry News

ROUSH CleanTech Shelves Propane Autogas Transit

Photo courtesy of Ford.

ROUSH CleanTech has indefinitely halted production of its propane autogas powered Ford Transit full-size van after hearing concerns from fleet owners.

Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Cargo Vans

October 29, 2014 - Industry News

2015 Sprinter Gets Small Diesel, ‘Crosswind Assist'

Electronic controls send power to three grounded wheels while the fourth hangs in the air. Photo: Tom Berg

A smaller and more economical diesel powertrain, new styling and safety features, and optional on-demand four-wheel drive are among features of 2015 Sprinter models.

Tags: Freightliner, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Cargo Vans, Daimler, Full-Size Vans, Mercedes-Benz

October 28, 2014 - Industry News

Class 3 Ford Transit Vans Improve Payload, Towing

Photo of long wheelbase Transit 350HD courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2015 Transit full-size cargo van with a Class 3 chassis expands the payload and towing capability of the van without the need for a cutaway or chassis cab model.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Class 3, Cargo Vans, Diesel Engines

October 27, 2014 - Industry News

Eaton Names New VP of Technology

Gerard DeVito. Photo: Eaton.

Eaton named Gerard DeVito vice president of technology for the Vehicle Group. The promotion will be effective on Nov. 1, 2015.

Tags: Technology, Eaton, People

October 24, 2014 - Industry News

Trailer Orders 'Continue to Amaze'

Photo: Carrier Transicold

New trailer orders for September were up 81% over the same time a year ago, according to the latest figures from ACT Research Co.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Sales

October 23, 2014 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Reports Record Profit, Revenue

Photo: Rush Enterprises

Commercial truck dealership chain Rush Enterprises had net income totaling $23.5 million in the third quarter, compared with $15.2 million a year ago, as Class 8 truck sales outpaced national numbers.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Sales, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Aftermarket, Rush Enterprises, Dealers

October 23, 2014 - Industry News

Daimler Profit Up, North American Truck Sales Jump 25%

Daimler AG's headquarters in Germany. Photo: Daimler AG

Daimler AG, the German parent of Daimler Trucks North America, has reported higher third quarter profit and revenue, with record Mercedes-Benz auto sales and a booming North American truck market being partially offset by lower sales in other parts of the world.

Tags: Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG, Earnings, Global

October 23, 2014 - Industry News

Isuzu, Telogis Agree on Connected Vehicle Pact

Isuzu Commerical Truck of America and Telogis have entered into an exclusive collaboration to develop connected vehicle products and services. Photo: Isuzu

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. distributor of low-cab-forward trucks, has announced an exclusive collaboration with Telogis to improve the overall ownership experience for Isuzu customers.

Tags: Telogis, Connected Vehicle Technology, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Medium-Duty Trucks, telematics

October 22, 2014 - Industry News

Hino Trucks Marks 30 Years in U.S.

Hino Trucks is celebrating its 30-year milestone of doing business in the United States. Founded in 1984, the Toyota Group company assembles, sells, and services Class 5-7 commercial trucks in the United States.

Tags: Hino Trucks, Company Anniversaries, Cabovers

October 21, 2014 - Industry News

Kenworth Adds New Features to Medium-Duty Cabovers

Kenworth 270 cabover (Photo: Kenworth)

Kenworth also introduced Allison 3000 HS and RDS 5-speed and 6-speed automatic transmissions for its cabovers.

Tags: Kenworth K270, Kenworth, Cabovers, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 6

October 21, 2014 - Industry News

Daimler to Build Next-Gen Sprinter in North America

Photo of 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter courtesy of Daimler.

Daimler will produce the next generation of its Mercedes-Benz Sprinter full-size van in the U.S., a move that will improve order-to-delivery times for the vehicle, Daimler has announced.

Tags: Vehicle Production, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, Cargo Vans, Daimler Trucks North America

October 20, 2014 - Industry News

September Trailer Orders Exceed Predictions

Photo via Antares

Trailer orders in September were 32% better than August with net number of 32,111 units ordered for the month, according to a new report by FTR. When compared with September of last year, orders are up 80%.

Tags: Trailers, Truck Orders, FTR, Dry Van

October 17, 2014 - Industry News

Hendrickson Schedules Suspension Training for November

The Hendrickson Vehicle Suspension Institute scheduled the next date for its heavy duty suspension training program on Nov. 18 -20.

Tags: Technician Training, Technicians, Suspensions, Hendrickson, Trailer Suspensions

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