September 27, 2016 - Industry News
Used Class 8 truck sales saw a summer sales surge that could indicate that fleets are opting to buy used trucks instead of newer models, according to an ACT Research report
Tags: ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales
Chinese truck manufacturer Foton Motor has launched three fuel-efficient trucks under the Super Truck line in collaboration with Daimler, Cummins and several German component suppliers.
Tags: Green Fleets, Fuel Efficiency, Foton Motor, Super Truck, Global, IAA
September 26, 2016 - Industry News
A study jointly produced by FTR and CK Commercial Vehicle Research is now available, examining heavy duty vehicle usage, maintenance practices and replacement parts purchasing activity.
Tags: Vehicle Maintenance, Vehicle Purchasing, Survey, CK Commercial Vehicle Research, FTR
September 23, 2016 - Product News
Hankook has expanded its e-cube Blue trailer tire line with special steering and drive-axle threads designed for efficiency and fuel savings, the company announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany.
Tags: Trailers, IAA, Tires, Hankook Tire
Mack Trucks is offering a lightweight version of the Mack Granite model, equipped with the 2017 MP 7 11-liter engine and mDrive HD 14-speed automated manual transmission aimed at concrete mixer applications.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Concrete Mixer Trucks, Mack Granite
International Truck has announced that its upcoming LT Series on-highway Class 8 tractor will come standard with an advanced driver assistance safety system that includes collision mitigation and stability technologies.
Tags: International, Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix, Collision Mitigation
September 22, 2016 - Product News
Daimler plans to introduce two new electric commercial vehicles into the U.S. in the next few years, it announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany, while also showing off a highly connected and efficient electric concept truck.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi Fuso, Daimler AG, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles
September 22, 2016 - Industry News
Heavy-duty vehicle component manufacturer Jacobs Vehicle Systems has launched its new High Power Density Engine Brake for vehicle and engine manufacturers, announcing the technology at the IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover, Germany.
Tags: IAA, Europe, Jacobs Vehicle Systems, Engine Brake
September 21, 2016 - Global News
Just two weeks after revealing they had forged a “wide-ranging strategic alliance,” the chief executives of Volkswagen Truck and Bus and Navistar International Corp. fielded questions from North American journalists covering the massive IAA truck show opening this week in Hannover, Germany.
Tags: Volkswagen, Navistar, IAA
September 21, 2016 - Industry News
Dana has revealed new details about its Spicer global single axle for trucks, tractors and coaches and announced enhancements to its Spicer Compact Series Plus driveshafts at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany.
Tags: IAA, Spicer, Axles, Dana Spicer
Cummins is showcasing a diverse set of new technologies aimed at reducing total cost of ownership for OEM customers at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hannover, Germany.
Tags: Emissions, Cummins, IAA, Total Cost of Ownership, Turbochargers
September 21, 2016 - Product News
Thermo King introduced the SLXi platform of single- and multi-temperature trailer refrigeration units, developed with a focus on unit intelligence, communication, fuel consumption and temperature management.
Tags: Emissions, Refrigerated Truck, IAA, Thermo King, Global, Transportation Refrigeration Units
Net Class 8 truck orders rose to a three-month high in August, helped by cancellations which fell to a near three-year low, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
Daimler Trucks kicked off the IAA international Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Germany, by focusing on the future of the urban city, with the unveiling of its Urban eTruck.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Daimler Trucks, Concept Vehicles, Future Trucks, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks
September 20, 2016 - Industry News
The final numbers on August net trailer orders show a significant increase over the previous month that still fell slightly below expectations.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, FTR, Trailer Orders
September 20, 2016 - Product News
Kenworth has expanded the T880 with a set-forward front axle configuration called the T880S, specifically designed for fleet and truck operators in ready-mix, dump and mobile crane applications.
Tags: Kenworth, Concrete Mixer Trucks, Kenworth T880
September 19, 2016 - Industry News
Sales of Ford’s medium-duty F-650 and F-750 trucks have increased 59% year-over-year through August, the best year-to-date sales through August since 1997, according to Ford.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, New Vehicle Sales, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, Truck Sales
September 19, 2016 - Product News
Daimler Trucks North America has chosen the Swedish-American energy storage manufacturer NorthStar Battery Company as the supplier of Ultra High Performance Pure Lead AGM batteries on its next generation Cascadia truck.
Tags: Cascadia, Batteries, Daimler Trucks North America
September 15, 2016 - Industry News
INDIANAPOLIS -- Expect big changes over the years in the way trucking and supply chains are managed, including turning it upside down. That was one of the messages those attending the FTR Transportation Conference heard Thursday morning.
Tags: Information Technology, FTR, Commercial Drones, Autonomous Vehicles, Freight Uberization
September 13, 2016 - Industry News
Preliminary numbers for U.S. net trailer orders are projected to be up in August after weak order numbers in July, according to ACT Research.
Tags: ACT Research, Stifel Nicolaus, Trailer Orders
Volvo Trucks North America’s SuperTruck demonstration rig combined advanced aerodynamics, vehicle and powertrain technologies to achieve a freight efficiency improvement of 88%, averaging 12 mpg in road tests.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, SuperTruck, Volvo Trucks North America
September 8, 2016 - Industry News
Tim Johnson, director of NHTSA’s Vehicle Research and Test Center, will be on hand at this year’s Fleet Technology Expo in Schaumburg, Ill., to open the event at the opening breakfast on Tuesday, October 18.
Tags: NHTSA, Fleet Technology Expo, Fleet Events
Orders of medium-duty vehicles in Class 5 to 7 increased 10% to 16,900 in August and rebounded to a three-month high, according to ACT Research.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Procurement, ACT Research, Truck Orders
September 7, 2016 - Industry News
Mercedes-Benz has developed its Vision Van concept vehicle that looks to the future of delivery by incorporating mobility concepts, robotics, and automation highlighted by a pair of roof-mounted drones.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Full-Size Vans, Concept Vehicles, Drones
Matthew J. Boler has been elected chairman of the board of The Boler Company. He replaces his father, company founder John Boler, who died in March.
Tags: Leadership, People, Hendrickson
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