January 22, 2015 - Industry News
Grote Industries has hired Michael R. Henderson as its vice president of engineering. Henderson will be responsible for all Grote Engineering and be tasked with implementing the company’s new product development process.
Tags: Leadership, Lighting, Grote, People
American Truck Dealers will announce its annual Commercial Truck of the Year Saturday. Senior Editor Tom Berg offers a behind-the-scenes look at this week's judging process.
Tags: American Truck Dealers, Vocational, Commercial Truck of the Year
Class 8 truck orders in 2014 were up 42% over 2013, with 380,200 net orders being placed last year, according to data from ACT Research. Class 5-7 truck orders also performed well, selling 223,250 units.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
December trailer orders were second only to October 2014 in volume, and trailer orders for the year hit an all-time high.
Tags: Dry Vans, FTR, Manufacturing, Trailer Orders, Trailers
January 21, 2015 - Press Release
Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. has announced that it will celebrate its centennial throughout 2015 with a variety of special events and activities.
Tags: India, Allison Transmission, Hungary, Corporate Anniversaries
January 21, 2015 - Industry News
The 2015 Ford F-150 has been rated to have the lowest impact on the environment, lowest cost of ownership, and the top-rated production chain in terms of social justice among full-size pickup trucks, according to an automotive research firm.
Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Ford, 2015-MY, Fuel Economy, TCO, Lifecycle Costs
January 20, 2015 - Industry News
Mercedes-Benz will debut its 2016 Metris mid-size van at the Work Truck Show on March 4, prior to offering the commercial vehicle for sale in the U.S. in the fall, show producer NTEA has announced.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Work Truck Show, Mercedes-Benz Metris
Take 19 of the country's safest, most professional drivers and have them walk onto the truck factory floor and see their brand-new ride waiting, and they turn into a bunch of excited teenagers taking selfies.
Tags: American Trucking Associations, Volvo Trucks, America's Road Team, Image
January 16, 2015 - Product News
Mack Trucks expanded its customer and body builder support by creating a body builder order manager position along with a support team.
Tags: Leadership, Customer Service, Mack Trucks, Dump Trucks
January 14, 2015 - Industry News
The trailer manufacturer Wabash National Corp. on Wednesday updated and raised guidance it previously provided ahead of releasing its fourth quarter and 2014 earnings.
Tags: Earnings, Wabash National
January 14, 2015 - Product News
Meritor’ OnTrac Customer Service Center is now open seven days a week with expanded hours Monday through Friday.
Tags: Customer Service, Call Center, Meritor, Product Support
Strengthening commercial trucking safety is one of four new issues on the National Transportation Safety Board's Most Wanted List for 2015, including active safety systems and underride guard improvements, while distracted driving returns to the list.
Tags: Regulations, Distracted Driving, NTSB, Driver Health, Underride guard, Medical Examiners
January 13, 2015 - Industry News
Ram Truck has improved the fuel efficiency of its 1500 EcoDiesel pickup with a model that edges highway fuel economy for full-size pickups closer to 30 mpg highway — a bar once thought unattainable.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Fuel Economy, Ram 1500, 2015-MY, Ram Truck, Full-Size Pickups
East Manufacturing named Waters Truck & Tractor and Waters International Trucks as authorized East dealers. Waters will offer East’s full line of flatbed, drop deck and dump trailers.
Tags: Trailers, Dealers, East Manufacturing, Dropdeck Trailers, Flatbed Trailers, Dump Trailers
The parent to truck component manufacturer Dana Spicer, Dana Holding Corp., on Tuesday announced President and CEO Roger J. Wood has told the company's board of directors he plans to retire in April 2016, after five years of leadership at the company.
Tags: Dana Holding Corp., Earnings, Dana Spicer
January 12, 2015 - Product News
KLLM-Frozen Food Express announced that it would be installing Truck-Lite LED forward lighting on all of its new trucks. It will begin installing the lighting on all 2016 Freightliner and Volvo models, nearly 700 trucks.
Tags: Truck-Lite, LED Lighting, Frozen Food Express, Lighting
January 12, 2015 - Industry News
Swift Transportation announced that it would partner with Spireon to bring GPS-based trailer tracking and management to dry van trailers added in 2015.
Tags: telematics, Information Technology, Spireon, Trailer Tracking, Swift Transportation, Trailers
Nissan is offering a 5.0-liter Cummins turbo diesel with its 2016 Titan pickup for the first time that will give work truck buyers greater capability for towing and payload, Nissan has announced.
Tags: Nissan, Diesel Engines, Nissan Titan, 2016-MY, Detroit Auto Show, Full-Size Pickups
Sales of new-model full-size commercial vans rose more than 11 percent in 2014 as several manufacturers transitioned to European-style vans and phased out less fuel-efficient models.
Tags: Full-Size Vans, Ford Transit, Ram ProMaster, Fleet Sales
January 9, 2015 - Industry News
Mary Petrovich, a former CEO of AxleTech from 2002-2011, will rejoin the firm as executive chairman. Joe Mejaly, who joined the company in May 2014 as general manager, will serve as AxleTech International’s CEO.
Tags: Leadership, People, Mergers & Acquisitions, AxleTech International, Carlyle Group
January 9, 2015 - Product News
Webb Wheel OEM launched its new Specialty Truck Business Unit focused on dedicated sales and service support for specialty and vocational equipment operators and OEMs.
Tags: OEM, Webb Wheel, Specialty, Vocational Trucks, Wheel Ends
Ford's Transit Connect paced a 28 percent increase in sales of compact vans in 2014 in a segment that saw the introduction of one new model with a second model debuting in early 2015.
Tags: Ford Transit Connect, Compact Vans, Trends, Ford, Nissan NV200
The Holman Automotive Group, parent company of 25 businesses ranging from auto dealerships to truck upfitting and ARI fleet management, named Steve Holman manager of community affairs.
Tags: Charity, Fleet Leasing, Upfitter, People, Holman Automotive
January 8, 2015 - Industry News
In his inaugural address this week, California Gov. Jerry Brown laid out what he called “bold commitments” to sustain the environment in the nation’s most populous state, by reducing energy consumption.
Tags: Emissions, Diesel, Regulations, California, Renewable Fuel, CARB
Bridgestone Americas broke ground on the company’s new 30-story, $200 million headquarters to be located in the SoBro area of Nashville, Tennessee. The building is set to be completed in mid to late 2017.
Tags: Headquarters, Relocation, Bridgestone, Nashville, Tires
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