January 28, 2016 - Industry News
Truck fleets should seek test data on fuel-saving products so they can intelligently decide what to use in their own operations, says Determining Efficiency, the latest “confidence report” from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Vehicle Testing, Fuel Economy, NACFE
Peterbilt’s Denton, Texas, manufacturing plant is celebrating its 35th year of operation. Since opening in 1980, it has built nearly 500,000 trucks.
Tags: Vehicle Production, Peterbilt, Company Anniversaries, Manufacturing
January 27, 2016 - Industry News
Peterbilt’s first lightweight Paccar MX-11 engine was installed recently in the company’s newest vocational truck, the Model 567, in a set-forward front axle configuration.
Tags: Peterbilt, Paccar MX Engine, Contractor Fleets
The Volvo Group is reorganizing based on truck brand, a move the Sweden-based global truck and engine maker says “offers clearer commercial accountability” for the group’s various truck brands.
Tags: Mack Trucks, People, Global, Volvo Group
January 27, 2016 - Product News
Accuride president and CEO Rick Dauch spoke about the company’s recently acquired metal matrix composite technology during a briefing at HDAW, explaining the role MMC would play in Accuride’s lightweight components.
Tags: Accuride, Lightweight Materials, Lightweighting, Brake Drums
At HDAW, component supplier Accuride launched its EverSteel wheel technology, designed to prevent corrosion in steel wheels, as well as two new lightweight aluminum wheels.
Tags: Corrosion, Wheels, Aluminum, Accuride
LAS VEGAS -- More than 150 part numbers have been added for heavy-duty Spicer AdvanTek 40-series tandem drive axles and Spicer Life Series SPL 350 driveshafts and universal joints.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Dana Holding Corp., Dana Spicer, Drivetrains, DOWNSPEED
January 26, 2016 - Industry News
East Manufacturing has named Reno’s Trailer Sales in Belle Vernon, Penn., an authorized East Dealer.
Tags: Trailers, Dealers, East Manufacturing
January 26, 2016 - Product News
The Double Coin RLB450 drive position tire has met the requirements for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Technology Program.
Tags: SmartWay, EPA, Double Coin, Tires, Low Rolling Resistance Tires
January 25, 2016 - Industry News
Ford's Ohio Assembly Plant will produce its 2017 F-Series Super Duty chassis cab for its next generation Super Duty trucks that will shed up to 350 pounds in an aluminum-intensive redesign.
Tags: Ford, Ford Super Duty, Ford F-Series, Chassis Cab Trucks
January 22, 2016 - Industry News
With falling fuel prices, U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck retail sales had a slower 2015 compared to the previous year.
Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG
Last year was the trailer industry’s best shipment year in history, edging out the previous record set in 1999.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders
January 22, 2016 - Product News
Kenworth has made its 40-inch sleeper available for order with either the T880 or T680, designed for a variety of applications.
Tags: Kenworth, Sleepers, T880, T680
January 20, 2016 - Industry News
The Class 8 sleeper segment saw its best sales and production numbers in history in 2015, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
Daimler Trucks North America is investing $22.7 million in Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. to expand facilities and improve operations in South Carolina.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Investment, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation, Daimler Trucks North America
January 19, 2016 - Industry News
Daimler Trucks North America has appointed Kary Schaefer as its general manager, marketing and strategy.
Tags: Freightliner, People, Detroit, Daimler Trucks North America, Marketing
Trailer net orders in the U.S. for December were down 35%, returning to a more reasonable range after robust activity the month before.
Tags: Trailers, Dry Vans, Reefers, Trailer Orders, Dump Trailers
January 19, 2016 - Global News
Daimler Trucks is setting the course for its return to the Iranian market, having signed letters of intent with its local cooperation partners Iran Khodro Diesel (IKD) and the Mammut Group.
Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Daimler Trucks, Iran
January 13, 2016 - Industry News
The supply of Class 8 trucks has continued to rise faster than demand, according to the ACT For-Hire Trucking Index.
Tags: Truck Sales, Freight, Freight Capacity, Freight Index
The Uniroyal tire brand is moving into the commercial tire market with a product line aimed at cost-conscious owner-operators and small fleets, says Michelin.
Tags: Michelin Americas Truck Tires, Tires
January 12, 2016 - Industry News
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has beaten two long-standing sales records in 2015 – one for sales of Isuzu Commercial Trucks and the other for the highest parts sales.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Sales, Parts, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America
The Technology and Maintenance Council will celebrate its 60th anniversary at its 2016 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville.
Tags: ATA, TMC, Events, Technicians, Annual Meeting
January 11, 2016 - Industry News
Chinese tiremaker Triangle Tyre Group has formed Triangle Tire USA, a new U.S. subsidiary aimed at the truck-tire market.
Tags: China, Leadership, Tires, People
January 8, 2016 - Industry News
A Kenworth T370 was officially recognized as the the 150,000th truck produced at the Paccar plant in Ste-Therese, Quebec.
Tags: Canada, Kenworth, Paccar, T370, Milestones
Replacement tire marketer TBC Corp., has named Aaron Murphy vice president of commercial truck tire sales, the company announced.
Tags: Wholesale Market, Leadership, Tires, TBC, People
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