August 29, 2016 - Industry News
Vancouver-based Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers has acquired online auctioneer IronPlanet of Pleasanton, Calif., for $758.5 million, the company announced.
Tags: Ritchie Bros. Auctions, Mergers & Acquisitions, IronPlanet, Auctions, Heavy Equipment
The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) says truck and bus tire manufacturers in China are dumping tires in the U.S. at less than fair market value, and those tires should be subject to tariffs of at least 20%. The tariffs are retroactive.
Tags: China, Truck Tires, Tariffs, U.S. Department of Commerce
The initiative includes a new sales director, and will extend the builder's lineup of products to trailer dealers throughout North America.
Tags: Intermodal, Containers, Intermodal Chassis, CIMC
August 26, 2016 - Industry News
International Truck is now offering the Integrated Powertrain Warranty Package, a 4-year, unlimited-mile coverage term on certain models of its DuraStar medium-duty truck.
Tags: Cummins, International, Warranty, DuraStar, Powertrain, Medium-Duty Trucks
Rickard Lundberg has been appointed vice president and general manager for Mack Trucks’ Lehigh Valley Operations effective Oct. 1
Tags: Leadership, Mack Trucks, People, Manufacturing
August 25, 2016 - Industry News
Used Class 8 truck same-dealer sales volumes were down in July but still on an upward trend overall, according to an ACT Research report.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales
August 25, 2016 - Product News
A full wheel-end portfolio from Bendix is now available on a range of International Trucks medium- and heavy-duty models.
Tags: Navistar, Bendix, International Trucks, Brakes, Wheel Ends
August 24, 2016 - Global News
Swedish truck maker Scania is introducing a new range of trucks that it is calling the result of the largest investment in the company’s history.
Tags: Europe, Scania, Global
August 23, 2016 - Industry News
Aftermarket parts manufacturer Stemco is strengthening the support, engineering and training capabilities of its Wheel End division through the creation of three new area manager positions, the company has announced.
Tags: Leadership, Aftermarket, People, Stemco, Parts and Service, Wheel Ends
August 22, 2016 - Industry News
Peterbilt is making available the Bendix Wingman Fusion driver assistance system and a new integrated Softek NXT suspension and axle system from Hendrickson on its Model 579 and 567 trucks.
Tags: Peterbilt, Bendix, Driver Assistance Systems, Suspensions, Model 579, Model 567, Hendrickson, Steer Axles
August 19, 2016 - Industry News
Net Class 8 truck orders fell once again in July, showing no signs of recovery in what is usually the weakest month for demand, according to ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Truck Orders
August 18, 2016 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks North America will offer a new factory fill engine oil for the Volvo D11, D13 and D16 engines, with Volvo's new oil spec allowing for longer oil drain intervals.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Engine Oil, Volvo Trucks North America, PC-11
Uber is upping its efforts to expand from the ride-sharing market to commercial freight movement by acquiring Otto, the technology startup that’s developing an aftermarket version of autonomous technology for Class 8 trucks.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Otto
August 16, 2016 - Product News
Kenworth customers are getting a “last call” opportunity to order from the final production allotment of 500 T660s.
Tags: Kenworth, Kenworth T680, Kenworth T660
August 15, 2016 - Industry News
Kenworth is enhancing its Kenworth T370 by adding a durable straight steel channel bumper, larger size 385/65R22.5 steer tires, and rugged, molded thermoplastic fender extensions to benefit vocational customers.
Tags: Kenworth, T370, Kenworth T370
Preliminary trailer order numbers for the month of July, show a significant drop from the previous month, according to analysis from ACT Research.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders
Bendix has released a repair solution for the voluntary recall of about 200,000 of its SR-5 trailer spring brake valves.
Tags: Trailers, Recalls, Bendix, Brakes
August 12, 2016 - Industry News
Kenworth will extend its T680 fuel economy Advantage package into vocational applications soon with the launch of two new, T680 Advantage Day Cab models,, but will cut production of the T660 by the end of the year.
Tags: Kenworth, California, Fuel Economy, Kenworth T680, Hybrid Trucks, Day Cabs
Medium-duty truck body manufacturer Morgan Corporation has announced plans to expand its manufacturing footprint in the Midwest.
Tags: Morgan Corporation, New Facility, Truck Bodies, Manufacturing
August 11, 2016 - Industry News
So far in 2016, auction prices have decreased less than 3% per month compared to nearly 5% per month in the second half of 2015.
Tags: Used Vehicle Sales, NADA Used Car Guide, Used Truck Sales, Used Trucks
August 9, 2016 - Industry News
Mack Trucks has created a new online fuel economy tool that allows Mack customers to configure Pinnacle trucks and evaluate fuel efficiency potential on specific routes.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Truck Sales, Mack Trucks, Dealers
August 5, 2016 - Industry News
Postal Fleet Services has signed a Ryder ChoiceLease Full Service agreement for 20 compressed natural gas heavy-duty trucks to support its mail-delivery operations in four states.
Tags: Leasing, Natural Gas Vehicles, Ryder System, CNG
August 4, 2016 - Press Release
Yokohama Tire Corporation has promoted Dan Funkhouser to senior director of commercial sales. His responsibilities will include all business segments in the commercial division.
Tags: Yokohama, Automotive Executives, Promotions
August 3, 2016 - Industry News
Daimler Trucks North America plans to lay off an additional 115 workers at its Gastonia, N.C., components and logistics facility.
Tags: DTNA, Layoffs, Truck Orders, Daimler Trucks North America, Manufacturing
It looks like July was another off month for Class 8 truck orders as industry analysts are predicting some of the lowest numbers since 2010.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
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