February 19, 2016 - Industry News
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
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
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 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
February 17, 2016 - Product News
Hendrickson Bumper and Trim made its Aero Clad stainless steel clad aluminum bumper available for the new International HX Series of vocational trucks.
Tags: International, Hendrickson, Bumper, Vocational Trucks, Aero Clad bumper
Heavy Duty Trucking magazine announced its 2016 Top 20 Products, highlighting the most innovative, significant and useful new product announcements from the previous year.
Tags: Equipment, TMC, Awards, Top 20 Products
February 16, 2016 - Industry News
International Truck says orders are brisk so far for its new International HX Series vocational truck, announcing its largest one-time order to date.
Tags: International, Navistar, International HX, Vocational Trucks
February 12, 2016 - Industry News
Residual values of full-size vans have remained strong while compact vans have weakened in the past year, creating a widening gap that has created two used van markets for fleet sellers.
Tags: Depreciation, Ford Transit Connect, Full-Size Vans, Compact Vans, Black Book
February 11, 2016 - Industry News
Mercedes-Benz has introduced the 2016 Sprinter Worker that's priced about $4,000 below the existing base model with a leasing program aimed at smaller fleets and owner-operators.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, 2016-MY
No fewer than five technology-based “disruptors” to freight transportation were identified in a recent survey of carrier/3PL/broker, shipper and trucking supplier executives conducted by Princeton Consulting.
Tags: Stifel Nicolaus, Big Data, Commercial Drones, Autonomous Vehicles, Freight Uberization, Information Technology, Future Trucks, Truck Platooning, Internet of Things
February 10, 2016 - Product News
A custom Mack Granite snow plow model outfitted with all-wheel drive was built for Somerset Township, Penn., to deal with hilly terrain and windy roads in the area.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Snow Plow, Customization, Mack Granite
February 10, 2016 - Industry News
The Department of Energy is providing funding for a $1.25-million collaborative project between Bridgestone Americas and global coatings company PPG that will focus on improving the fuel efficiency of truck and bus radial tires
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Bridgestone, Tires, PPG Industries, U.S. Department of Energy
The NTEA has announced three new features at The Work Truck Show 2016 (held March 1-4 in Indianapolis), which are designed to give a glimpse into the future of vocational trucks.
Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Events
A record-setting fourth quarter for trucking company Forward Air Corp. has it looking forward to a banner 2016, while Rush Enterprises is cost-cutting to compensate for the low truck sales in the energy sector in 2015.
Tags: Economy, Equipment, Truck Sales, Rush Truck Centers, Rush Enterprises, Forward Air, Fleet Earnings
February 8, 2016 - Industry News
Continental Tire the Americas has selected a site in Mississippi for a commercial vehicle tire plant that as part of a long term investment totaling $1.4 billion.
Tags: Mississippi, New Facility, Tires, Continental Tire the Americas
The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association has re-elected Tim Myers as chairman of the board at a recent board of governors meeting.
Tags: Leadership, HDMA, People
February 5, 2016 - Industry News
The parent company to Volvo, Mack and other truck brands is back in the black, according to earnings reports released Friday, but it plans to cut U.S. production as it nears the end of a four-year cost cutting plan.
Tags: Economy, Volvo Trucks, Quarterly Earnings, Global
The International Trade Commission is looking into whether it should impose anti-dumping and countervailing duties, or tariffs, on truck and bus tires made in China.
Tags: China, Tires, Global
February 4, 2016 - Industry News
Pure Power Technologies has been acquired from Navistar by an investment group, allowing PPT to become an independent company.
Tags: Navistar, Fuel Injection, Mergers & Acquisitions
Peterbilt Motors Company showcased three ready-to-work Model 567 mixer trucks, during this week's World of Concrete.
Tags: Peterbilt, World of Concrete, MX-13, MX-11
Profit for engine maker Cummins fell sharply in the final quarter of last year due to lower global demand, leading it to scale down plans for its new light-duty engines in North America, while Daimler AG saw record profits for 2015,
Tags: Economy, Cummins, Daimler AG, Earnings, Daimler Trucks North America, Global
February 3, 2016 - Industry News
Earnings season continues this week and with it are the first numbers from major trucking suppliers, such as Meritor, Eaton and Wabash National, in addition to those from trucking operations ArcBest and C.H. Robinson.
Tags: Economy, Eaton, Meritor, Eaton Corp., ABF, Wabash National, C.H. Robinson, ArcBest Corp., Fleet Earnings
January was a tough month for truck manufacturers as Class 8 truck orders were down 35% compared to the previous month, according to a preliminary report from ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
February 2, 2016 - Industry News
Truck fleets surveyed in mid-January feel like business is pretty solid, but many are in a wait-and-see mode when it comes to planning to add capacity this year.
Tags: Survey, CKCVR
February 2, 2016 - Product News
Mack’s integrated diagnostics and telematics product quickly diagnoses problems and automatically schedules dealer repairs, and confirms that needed parts are in stock and ready to install, all while the truck is still on the job.
Tags: Mack Trucks, On-Board Diagnostic System, Mack TerraPro, Connected Diagnostics, telematics
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