March 22, 2016 - Industry News
Class 8 truck orders in February were down 42% year-over-year while medium–duty orders were at the highest level in over a year.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
Engines will include refined D11 and D13 diesels and a previously improved D16. A turbo compounded D13 TC will have a second turbocharger linked to the crankshaft, adding as much as 50 hp and 4% in fuel economy.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Volvo Trucks, Volvo I-Shift, Automated Manual Transmissions
Trailer orders in the U.S. during the month of February rose 21% over the previous month, slightly exceeding expectations, says FTR.
Tags: Trailers, Dry Vans, Reefers, FTR, Trailer Orders
March 21, 2016 - Industry News
Daimler Trucks sees connectivity as the means to leverage the data generated and shared by trucks to radically transform transportation logistics. Executive Editor David Cullen has more on the truck maker's connected vision, reporting from Dusseldorf, Germany.
Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Daimler Trucks, Connected Vehicle Technology
March 21, 2016 - Global News
The Daimler Santiago Truck Manufacturing Plant in Santiago Tianguistenco, in the State of Mexico, was presented with the 2015 Mexico National Quality Award.
Tags: Mexico, Daimler Trucks, Awards
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified Landi Renzo to produce a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of Ford's 2016 model year F-650 and F-750, as well as Ford's F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis models.
Tags: EPA Certification, Landi Renzo, Stripped Chassis
Brian Cunningham has been promoted to vice president of sales for GCR Tires & Service, a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.
Tags: Sales, Leadership, People, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, GCR Tires & Service
Daimler Trucks Monday unveiled the Highway Pilot Connect, a truck platooning system that has already been approved for use in a limited area in Germany, while its Highway Pilot autonomous driving system has been approved for use throughout the country.
Tags: Daimler Trucks, Global, Truck Platooning, Autonomous Vehicles
March 17, 2016 - Industry News
Meritor Wabco has appointed Matthew Stevenson president and general manager, effective immediately. Most recently with Bridgestone, he has nearly 20 years of experience in the commercial vehicle and automotive industries.
Tags: Leadership, Meritor Wabco, People
March 14, 2016 - Industry News
Bridgestone Americas has appointed Doyle Bradford its executive director, service offering for GCR Tires & Service, a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.
Tags: Leadership, Bridgestone, Tires, People, GCR Tires & Service
Seven out of 10 Class 8 trucks in North America now run with Meritor axles, and the company has plans to grow, including an ambitious schedule of new product announcements.
Tags: TMC, Meritor
March 10, 2016 - Industry News
The system captures energy as a tractor-trailer brakes and runs downhill, and reapplies energy through a drive axle to help the truck launch and run uphill. Operation on the trailer is completely autonomous.
Tags: Trailers, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Hybrid Trucks, Autonomous Drive
New registrations of commercial trailers in the U.S. hit 254,700 units in 2015, representing the third highest volume of new trailer registrations since 2000.
Tags: Trailers, Vehicle Registration, Reefers, IHS Automotive, Dry Van, Dump Body
After extensive testing with a grocery fleet in California, a nitrogen trailer cooling system is available that offers an alternative to traditional diesel-powered refrigeration systems.
Tags: Trailers, TMC, Transport Refrigeration
March 9, 2016 - Industry News
John M. Boler, chairman of the board and founder of Hendrickson parent company, The Boler Company, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2016 at the age of 81.
Tags: Leadership, Obituary, People, Suspensions, Hendrickson
March 8, 2016 - Industry News
Truck and engine manufacturer Navistar International Corp. on Tuesday surprised many analysts with its announcement that it narrowed its losses more than expected during its most recent fiscal quarter.
Tags: Economy, Navistar, International Trucks, Earnings
March 7, 2016 - Industry News
Commercial truck dealer group TranSource has entered into an agreement with Advantage Truck Centers to purchase certain assets from the Rocky Mount and St. Pauls, N.C. locations.
Tags: Hino, Volvo Trucks, Dealers, Mergers & Acquisitions
Peterbilt recently broke ground on a 102,000-square-foot expansion to its heavy-duty truck manufacturing facility in Denton, Texas.
Tags: Peterbilt, Vehicle Manufacturing, Facility Renovations
Loop Energy will use a newly acquired $7.5 million grant to accelerate deployment of its new zero-emission powertrain for heavy-duty trucks. The company plans to install the powertrain in a Peterbilt Class 8 truck and deliver it to a customer for testing.
Tags: Class 8, Powertrains, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Hydrogen
March 4, 2016 - Industry News
Eaton’s Procision dual-clutch automatic transmission has won the 2016 Technical Achievement Award from the Truck Writers of North America.
Tags: Dual-Clutch, Eaton Corporation, Truck Writers of North America, Automated Manual Transmissions, TWNA Technical Achievement Award
March 4, 2016 - Product News
Reyco Granning introduced its new LiftMaster family of auxiliary lift-axle suspensions at the NTEA Work Truck Show— the ALAP-13 (PS) steerable and ALAP-13 (NS) non-steerable-- for heavy-duty Class 7/8 trucks.
Tags: Reyco Granning, Lift Axles, NTEA
March 3, 2016 - Industry News
Ryder System announced three new pre-owned vehicle categories to help customers find vehicles that fit their needs and budgets.
Tags: Ryder System, Used Trucks, Pre-Owned
March 3, 2016 - Product News
The Mack ClearTech One is a single-package exhaust aftertreatment system that combines the diesel particulate filter, selective catalytic reduction and diesel exhaust fluid dosing system into one unit.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Exhaust, Diesel Particulate Filter, Vocational Trucks, SCR, DEF, Diesel Emissions
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
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
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