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March 3, 2016 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Demand Still Slow for February

Class 8 truck orders were down as demand fell slightly compared to January, according to the early February numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

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

March 2, 2016 - Industry News

Medium-Duty Detroit DD5 Engine Rollout Later This Year

Detroit DD5 medium-duty engine. Image: DTNA

Daimler Truck North America said its new Detroit DD5 medium-duty engine will be available for ordering later this year in Freightliner Class 5/6 M2106 trucks...

Tags: Freightliner, Detroit, Daimler Trucks North America

March 2, 2016 - Industry News

Kenworth Expands T680 and T880 Options

Photo: Jim Park

Kenworth is offering new collision mitigation, severe-duty suspension, and DEF configuration options on its T680 and T880 truck models.

Tags: Kenworth, DEF, T880, T680, Collision Mitigation

March 2, 2016 - Industry News

Isuzu Adds Class 6 Truck with 4-Cylinder Diesel

Photo: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America unveiled the 2018 Isuzu FTR, the company’s all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment featuring a 4-cylinder diesel engine.

Tags: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Delivery Fleet, Cabovers, Class 6, Medium-Duty Trucks

March 2, 2016 - Industry News

Mack Adds Automated Manual Transmissions for Vocational Use

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks released 13- and 14-speed versions of its Mack mDrive HD automated manual transmission to better suit certain vocational and on-highway applications.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Transmissions, Automated Manual Transmissions, mDrive, Vocational Trucks

March 2, 2016 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Previews Electric Canter Prototype

Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso

Mitsubishi Fuso showed off a prototype battery-electric Canter FE-Series medium-duty cabover that has been in testing in Europe for a year.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Cabovers, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Canter FE

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

Ford F-650/750 Named 2016 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Ford's John Ruppert (left) accepts the Medium-Duty Truck of the Year award from Work Truck Editor Mike Antich. Photo by Chris Brown.

The Ford F-650/750 has been named Work Truck magazine’s annual Medium-Duty Truck of the Year. The award was presented at a ceremony during the NTEA Work Truck Show.

Tags: Ford, Awards, Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award, Work Truck Show, Ford F-650, Ford F-750

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Updates 2017 Van Lineup

Photo of 2016 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford has updated its 2017 model-year van lineup to include ergonomic updates for the Transit, new technology for the Transit Connect, and a new engine offering for the E-Series stripped chassis and cutaway.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Ford E-Series, 2017-MY, Ford Transit Connect

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

Cummins Powers Up Medium-Duty Engines

Photo by Chris Brown.

Cummins has updated its B and L series medium-duty engines for 2017, increasing power output options and fuel efficiency.

Tags: Cummins, Work Truck Show, Diesel Engines, Medium-Duty Trucks

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Extends F-650/F-750 V-8 Diesel's Range

Photo of 2016 F-650 dump truck courtesy of Ford.

Ford will offer a new 6.7L Powerstroke V-8 diesel with its the 2017 F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks that can travel 500,000 miles without a major service visit, Ford announced at the Work Truck Show.

Tags: Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, Diesel Engines, Work Truck Show

March 1, 2016 - Product News

Michelin's Auto Tire Inflation Tech Maintains Pressure

Michelin Auto Inflate will use automatic tire inflation technology developed by Aperia Technologies called Halo to maintain the pressure on drive and trailer tires.

Tags: TMC, Michelin Americas Truck Tires, Tire Inflation

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

Wabash Shows Almost All-Composite Prototype Reefer

Molded structural combosites, developed by Wabash engineers over three years, are used throughout. Photo: Tom Berg

The trailer uses molded structural composites, or MSCs, developed by Wabash engineers over the last three years. It uses few bolts and no metal crossmembers.

Tags: Reefers, Wabash National, Composites, Trailers, TMC

February 29, 2016 - Industry News

Cummins, Eaton Strengthen Integration, Add New Torque Options

Photo: Cummins

Expanded torque offering mean customer can not get get the low-end performance they want without have to go to a high-horsepower bracket. Integrated call centers and better cross-training of customer service agents means it's easier for customer to get answers to their questions with just one phone call.

Tags: TMC, Cummins, Eaton

February 29, 2016 - Product News

International Adds Over-the-Air Reprogramming for Trucks

Over-the-air reprogramming of engine control modules is now available on all International Truck models powered by N9, N10 and N13 engines, the company announced.

Tags: Engine Control Systems, International Trucks, Engines, Wi-Fi

February 29, 2016 - Industry News

Dana Offers Downspeeding Tech for SmartAdvantage

Dana Holding Corporation is offering axle ratios that are compatible with all seven configurations of the SmartAdvantage powertrain from Eaton and Cummins.

Tags: Cummins, Eaton, TMC, Dana Holding Corp., Axles, DOWNSPEED

February 26, 2016 - Industry News

The Pete Store Makes Big Push Into New England

Photo: The Pete Store

The Pete Store has purchased Peterbilt franchise rights for a significant portion of the state of Massachusetts.

Tags: Peterbilt, Massachusetts, The Pete Store, Dealers

February 26, 2016 - Industry News

Caterpillar to End Cat Truck Program

Cat introduced its CT-680 axle-back vocational truck in 2011, and subsequently added two axle-forward versions. Photo: Tom Berg

"Remaining a viable competitor in this market would require significant additional investment to develop and launch a complete portfolio of trucks, and upon an updated review, we determined there was not a sufficient market opportunity to justify the investment," an official said.

Tags: Navistar, Caterpillar, Vocational Trucks, Cat Truck

February 24, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Moves Forward With Focus on Brand, Uptime, Technology

Goran Nyberg talks to reporters at a roundable Wednesday morning in Washington, D.C. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

The recent reorganization of Volvo Group along brand lines should be pretty seamless to North American customers in the short term, according to executives at a briefing for reporters Wednesday, but expect advances soon in powertrain technology and tests of connected vehicle technology and platooning.

Tags: Truck Sales, Volvo Group, Truck Platooning, Predictive Analytics, Volvo Trucks North America

February 24, 2016 - Industry News

Weak Used Class 8 Demand Drives Up Inventory

Photo: Evan Lockridge

ACT Research said the Used Class 8 truck market was mixed in January with a significant decrease in sales coupled with falling mileage, increasing average age and flat pricing.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales

February 22, 2016 - Press Release

Kenworth Hands Out Dealer Awards

Papé Kenworth was awarded the 2015 Kenworth Dealer of the Year Award at the awards banquet. Photo: Kenworth

Papé Kenworth received the 2015 Kenworth Dealer of the Year Award for the U.S. and Canada at the Kenworth Dealer Meeting held recently in San Diego, Calif.

Tags: Kenworth, Awards, Dealers

February 22, 2016 - Industry News

Hino Opens Parts Center to Support West Coast

A ceremony marked the opening of Hino's parts distribution center in Ontario Calif. Photo: Hino Trucks

Hino Trucks has opened a parts distribution center and training center in Ontario, Calif., as part of an expansion of its U.S.-based operations.

Tags: New Facility, Hino Trucks, Parts, Distribution

February 19, 2016 - Industry News

Despite Drop, Trailer Orders Meet FTR's Expectations

Net U.S. trailer orders for January hit 17,900 units, down 30% from the month before and down 37% year-over-year, according to the latest numbers from FTR.

Tags: Trailers, Reefers, FTR, Trailer Orders, Flatbed Trailers, Dry Van

February 18, 2016 - Industry News

Retread Sales Fell, But Tire Market Stable Last Year

The domestic retreaded truck tire market was down in 2015 compared to 2014, however, the health of the truck tire market also depends on new truck tire shipments. They were up 4%.

Tags: Tires, Retreads, Replacement Tires, Economic Conditions

February 18, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Dana Reports $82 Million Loss

Dana Holding Corp. moved from a profit to a loss in the fourth quarter of last year, as sales turned lower and it felt the effects of a strong U.S. dollar on overseas operations.

Tags: Economy, Dana Holding Corp., Quarterly Earnings

February 17, 2016 - Industry News

Stoughton Trailers Installs Clean Air System in Manufacturing Facility

Photo: RoboVent

Stoughton Trailers has installed a new clean air system in plant to create a healthier and more productive work environment for its employees.

Tags: Employee Morale, Health, Manufacturing, Stoughton Trailers, Trailers

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