July 22, 2014 - Industry News
Ellis will be responsible for I.D. Systems' operations, including sales, marketing, customer service, implementation and support for the company’s wireless machine-to-machine asset management systems.
Tags: Information Technology, I.D. Systems, People
July 21, 2014 - Industry News
Volvo Group, the parent of Volvo Trucks North America, has been ordered to pay penalties and interest of approximately $74.1 million to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding emission compliance of the company’s marine diesel engines.
Tags: Volvo, Volvo Trucks, U.S. EPA, Earnings, Litigation, Emissions
Orders for Class 8 trucks in June were surprisingly high at 26,729 units after a solid May, according to new figures released by commercial vehicle industry data provider ACT Research.
Tags: Research, ACT Research, Truck Orders
Multiple lawsuits against Caterpillar for chronic failures of its 2007-2010 ACERT diesels go beyond heavy trucks, and include school buses and motor coaches as well as at least one marine engine, according to news reports, while a wide variety of problems have been chronicled in discussion groups on the Internet.
Tags: Caterpillar, Lawsuits, ACERT, Litigation, Diesel Engines, Engines, Emissions
July 18, 2014 - Industry News
The Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed is approximately the same size and weight as the 6L80 six-speed automatic, an announcement said, but has a wider 7.0 overall gear ratio spread.
Tags: Chevrolet, Full-Size Pickups, General Motors, GMC, automatic transmission, Hydra-Matic
The product features a high degree of standardization across components and software of its ABS and EBS systems, Wabco said, and reduces the number of ABS components by 50%.
Tags: ABS, Wabco, EBS, Brakes
July 17, 2014 - Industry News
The majority of the deliveries, which started July 1, to Navistar’s roughly 350 North American dealers will be Eaton Flex Reman transmissions.
Tags: Eaton, Navistar, Aftermarket, Transmissions, Remanufactured Parts
Voss Automotive, a manufacturer of fluid line and connection systems for on- and off-highway vehicle and equipment applications, recently set up shop at a new North American headquarters in Ft. Wayne, Ind.
July 16, 2014 - Industry News
Ford feels it has bragging rights and showed why at a ride-and-drive event for trade-press reporters this week in West Virginia. A first-person report from Senior Editor Tom Berg.
Tags: Ford Super Duty, Power Stroke diesel, Ford, Test Drive, Pickup Trucks
Peterbilt plans to bring a large collection of new and historic trucks, memorabilia, vendors and a charity raffle for a classic Model 359 to its anniversary show in Stockton, Calif.
July 15, 2014 - Industry News
Navistar has started customer shipments of its International DuraStar and WorkStar trucks with the company's 9.3-liter diesels fitted with selective catalytic reduction emissions-aftertreatment equipment.
Tags: SCR, MaxxForce, Fuel Economy, N9, N10, Navistar, Vocational, Engines, Medium-Duty Trucks, Emissions
July 14, 2014 - Industry News
Cummins Inc. recently named Amy Adams vice president and general manager of Cummins Emission Solutions and Srikanth Padmanabhan vice president, Heavy Duty MidRange Light Duty, a segment of the engine business.
Tags: Cummins, Diesel Engines, People
Based on a 2.8-liter diesel, the spark-ignited Ethos engine runs on corn- or lignocellulosic-derived fuel, and also produces high power and torque.
Tags: Cummins, California Energy Commission, Valvoline, Alternative Fuels, Allison Transmission, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation, CO2 emissions, E85, Engines
Alternative-fueled engine maker Power Solutions International has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that the company's 8.8-liter propane and natural gas fueled engine can be used for on-highway applications.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Engines, Natural Gas Vehicles, Propane Autogas, Engines, Power Solutions International
July 11, 2014 - Industry News
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America recently announced the addition of the NPR-XD to its to its N-Series diesel trucks line-up.
Tags: Diesel, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Isuzu NPR, Medium-Duty Trucks, Engines
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran in expedited trucking or just exploring the opportunities that the fastest growing segment in the trucking industry has to offer, the only trade show in the nation dedicated to this part of trucking is set for later this month.
Tags: Ohio, Industry Event, Events
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has granted a petition from the Truck Safety Coalition and will issue an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking pertaining to rear impact/underride guards and other safety strategies for single unit trucks.
Tags: Regulations, Trailers, Underride, NHTSA
UPDATED -- The complaint alleges that Navistar actively concealed that its 2008-2013 model trucks, equipped with the MaxxForce Advanced exhaust gas recirculation diesel engines, contained a defective emission system that caused the trucks to suddenly break down.
Tags: Navistar, EGR, International Trucks, Litigation
July 10, 2014 - Industry News
Ohio-based Commercial Vehicle Group has hired a Caterpillar veteran to manage its business and has realigned its aftermarket business.
Tags: Commercial Vehicle Group, People
The ZF Innovation Truck demonstrates how a driver could walk along with a tablet or cell phone, telling the combination vehicle where to go. This could boost efficiency for fleets, the company said this week during a press event that also highlighted a new transmission that could be offered eventually in North America.
Tags: Fleet Efficiency, ZF Friedrichshafen, Remote Controls, Future Trucks, Transmissions, Longer Combination Vehicles, Global
July 8, 2014 - Industry News
Truck engine maker Cummins announced two key leadership changes on Tuesday. Rich Freeland will assume the role of president and chief operating officer, reporting to Tom Linebarger, who will remain chairman and chief executive officer.
Tags: Cummins, People, Engines
Lawyers for trucking companies have filed lawsuits in three states against the parent company of International Trucks, claiming Navistar failed to disclose known defects and problems with its EPA 2010 MaxxForce engines.
Tags: Navistar, SCR, EGR, International Trucks, Engines, Litigation, EPA 2010
The medium-duty truck market continues its downward trend as wholesale prices continue to decline, according to new figures released from vehicle industry data provider Black Book.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Trailers, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Used Trucks
July 7, 2014 - Industry News
The freight transportation forecasting firm FTR has released preliminary data showing June 2014 North American Class 8 truck net orders at 26,255 units, an impressive 41% year-over-year increase and the best June since 2005.
Tags: Research, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
Daimler Trucks on Thursday shared its vision of the future of trucking trucks that can drive themselves, saying they could help solve the driver shortage problem -- but not by taking drivers out of trucks altogether. The autonomous truck project, called Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025, was demonstrated on a section of the A14 Autobahn.
Tags: Drivers, Daimler Trucks, Global, Future Trucks, Automated Driving
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