May 3, 2016 - Industry News
Lower North American truck sales led to lower financials compared to a year ago for two Indiana-based companies.
Tags: Economy, Cummins, Accuride, Earnings
April 29, 2016 - Industry News
Paccar Parts has opened its new $32 million distribution center in Renton, Wash., which services dealers in the Northwestern U.S. and Western Canada.
Tags: Parts, Paccar Parts, Distribution Centers
April 28, 2016 - Industry News
Nissan's 2016 Titan XD Crew Cab pickups powered by an advanced 5.6L Endurance V-8 gasoline engine went on sale April 15. The Titan XD Gas pickup joins the XD with the Cummins 5.0L Turbo Diesel V-8 released last December.
Tags: Nissan, Nissan Titan, Large Pickups
Stemco and Ridge have entered into a settlement and patent license agreement, dismissing Stemco’s patent infringement suit against Ridge’s GreenTail aerodynamic device.
Tags: Lawsuits, Patents, ATDynamics, Stemco, TrailerTail, Ridge Corp.
Wabco has entered into a long-term agreement to manufacture and supply air compressor technology for Cummins in global markets.
Tags: Cummins, Partnership, Wabco, Suppliers, Air Compressors
April 27, 2016 - Industry News
Denso has entered into an agreement with Hino Trucks to supply all-makes diesel aftertreatment products, including DPFs, to Hino dealers.
Tags: Hino Trucks, DPF, Denso, Suppliers
Fleet Advantage has released its inaugural quarterly index resource “designed to compare all-in costs of older model year Class 8 trucks and calculate the savings of new model replacements.”
Tags: Fuel Savings, Fleet Advantage, Emissions Reduction, Fleet Costs, Leasing
Setting new records in a variety of different categories allowed trailer manufacturer Wabash National Corp. to report more than doubled first quarter profit over a year ago.
Tags: Economy, Trailers, Earnings, Wabash National
April 26, 2016 - Industry News
Ford is investing $1.6 billion to upgrade manufacturing facilities in Michigan and Ohio to support production of a new 10-speed transmission for certain F-150 models and Super Duty chassis cab.
Tags: Ford, Assembly Plants, Transmissions, Ford Super Duty, Chassis Cab Trucks
The federal government is reminding owners of certain recalled Volvo trucks that have not yet been in for repair of a serious steering problem that they could suffer a complete loss of steering and are not to be driven.
Tags: Recalls, Volvo Trucks North America
A European price-fixing investigation led to a first-quarter loss for truck and engine maker Paccar, while Allison Transmission reported lower numbers.
Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Allison Transmission, Earnings
April 22, 2016 - Industry News
Mack Trucks picked Earth Day in Austin, Texas – said to be one of the country’s most “green” cities – to announce its 2017-model powertrain products, designed to save fuel and reduce carbon emissions.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automated Manual Transmissions, Greenhouse Gas, Fuel Efficiency, Vocational Trucks, Diesel Engines
April 22, 2016 - Product News
Webb Brake Adjusters' self-setting automatic brake adjusters will come standard on all Fontaine platform and heavy-duty trailers equipped with Hendrickson axles and suspensions.
Tags: Marmon Highway Technologies, Fontaine, Hendrickson, Automatic Slack Adjusters
Paccar has partnered with Allison Transmission to release the automatic Allison TC10 transmission in Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks with Paccar and Cummins engines.
Tags: Paccar, Transmissions, Allison Transmission, Automatic Transmissions
Earnings for two of the world’s largest truck makers moved lower in the first quarter, according to earnings reports issued Friday.
Tags: Volvo, Economy, Freightliner, Western Star, Truck Sales, Mack Trucks, Daimler AG, Earnings, Daimler Trucks North America, Volvo Trucks North America, Global
April 21, 2016 - Product News
Boyle Transportation is equipping Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes on all steer and drive axles of its fleet tractors as well as on all of its new refrigerated trailers.
Tags: Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix, Brakes, Air Disc Brakes
April 21, 2016 - Industry News
Wabash National has appointed Dave Hill as the company’s vice president and general manager of Wabash Tank Trailers.
Tags: Leadership, People, Wabash National, Liquid Tank Trailers, Trailers
A truck component manufacturer and one of the nation’s largest truck dealer networks continue the trend of many businesses reporting lower first quarter earnings as truck sales are down from a year ago.
Tags: Economy, Truck Sales, Aftermarket, Dana Holding Corp., Rush Enterprises, Dana Spicer
April 20, 2016 - Industry News
U.S. trailer net order numbers in March missed analyst projections, coming in well below expectations, according to FTR report.
Tags: Trailers, Dry Vans, FTR, Trailer Orders, Dump Trailers
April 19, 2016 - Industry News
Three- to five-year-old trucks lost about 10% of their retail value and 2.5% of their wholesale value from the fourth quarter of last year to the first quarter of this year.
Tags: Used Vehicles, NADA Used Car Guide, Used-Vehicle Prices, Used Truck Sales, NADA
Daimler Trucks North America opened its nine-story headquarters building on its corporate campus in north Portland, Ore.
Tags: Headquarters, City of Portland, Daimler Trucks North America
Wabco has acquired Laydon Composites, a manufacturer of aerodynamic devices for heavy-duty trucks and trailers based in Ontario, Canada.
Tags: Aerodynamics, Wabco, Mergers & Acquisitions
April 15, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a safety advisory to owners and operators of certain cargo tanks that were improperly inspected and tested, and warned that the tanks must be re-inspected and retested before being used in hazardous materials hauling.
Tags: FMCSA, Vehicle Testing, Hazmat, Tankers
Mack Trucks announced it will invest about $70 million in its Lehigh Valley, Penn., truck assembly operations over three years “to further improve manufacturing quality and efficiency and modernize the facility.”
Tags: Mack Trucks, Assembly Plants
CIMC Intermodal Equipment has named Frank Sonzala, formerly with San Antonio-based Pressure Systems International, as its president and CEO.
Tags: Intermodal Chassis, People
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