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May 13, 2015 - Industry News

MATS Organizers: Show Will Stay Yearly

The show floor at MATS. Photo: Evan Lockridge

The organizers of the Mid-America Trucking Show say Daimler Trucks North America will "definitely be missed in 2016" but that the show is stronger than it has ever been and there aren't any plans to go to an every-other-year format.

Tags: Events, Mid-America Trucking Show, Daimler Trucks North America, Navistar

May 13, 2015 - Industry News

T-Line, Successor to Diamond T, Plans Return to Market

Instruments and controls will use hard wiring to ensure simplicity and reliability, the company says. Photo: Diamond Specialty Vehicles LLC

Exclusive — Diamond Specialty Vehicles LLC hopes to begin producing Class 6, 7 and 8 trucks, tractors and glider kits, mostly for vocational use, later this year, promising quality and simplicity.

Tags: Cummins, OEM, Diamond T, Diamond Reo, T-Line Truck, Glider Kits

May 12, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Won't Exhibit at Mid-America Trucking Show in 2016

Photo: Sven-Erik Lindstrand

Daimler Trucks North America will not be exhibiting at the Mid-America Trucking Show in 2016, saying it is moving to an every-other-year format similar to the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Germany.

Tags: Events, Mid-America Trucking Show, Daimler Trucks North America

May 12, 2015 - Industry News

Westport Reports Smaller Financial Loss

The Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine. Photo: Westport

Natural gas engine provider Westport Innovations Inc. said last week it thinned financial losses in the second quarter of the year despite a 30% drop in revenue.

Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Earnings, Cummins Westport, Westport Innovations, Engines

May 11, 2015 - Industry News

Cummins Outlines Global Sustainability Goals

Cummins has pledged both to reduce carbon emissions from its products in-use and to streamline the logistics of the company’s managed freight as part of a global sustainability effort.

Tags: Sustainability, Cummins, Carbon Footprint

May 11, 2015 - Industry News

Video: The Autonomous Truck Comes to Life

Photo by Jim Park

HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park gets a right-hand-seat view of Daimler Truck's Inspiration Truck and the Highway Pilot autonomous control system in action.

Tags: DTNA, Freightliner Cascadia, Autonomous Drive, Freightliner, Daimler Trucks North America

May 7, 2015 - Industry News

Bendix Appoints New President and CEO

Berend Bracht, Bendix's new president and CEO Photo courtesy of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has appointed Berend Bracht as president and CEO and a member of its executive board, effective July 1, 2015.

Tags: Leadership, Bosch, People, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

May 7, 2015 - Product News

Kenworth Brings Eaton's 10-Speed UltraShift to Medium-Duty Trucks

Kenworth now offers the 10-speed Eaton UltraShift Plus VAS transmission for the Kenworth T370, T440 and T470 equipped with the 8.9-liter Paccar PX-9 engine. Image via Kenworth

Kenworth is offering Eaton's 10-speed UltraShift Plus VAS transmission on selected medium-duty trucks for the first time, including the T370, T440 and T470 equipped with the 8.9-liter Paccar PX-9 engine.

Tags: Kenworth, Eaton, Medium-Duty Trucks, UltraShift Plus

May 7, 2015 - Industry News

Chevron Oil Expert McGeehan to Retire

Chevron's Jim McGeehan Photo: Chevron

Jim McGeehan, Consulting Scientist for Delo engine oils, has elected to retire from Chevron effective June 30, 2015, according to Chevron Products Co.

Tags: Chevron Lubricants, Chevron Delo, PC-11

May 5, 2015 - Industry News

Autonomous Freightliner Premieres With Hoover Dam Fanfare

Daimler Trucks North America used Hoover Dam to create a record-setting display to premier its Inspiration Truck. Photo: Daimler Trucks

Daimler Trucks North America introduced its new autonomous Freightliner Inspiration Truck Tuesday night at Hoover Dam, using the historic dam as the world's largest projection screen in its dramatic premier.

Tags: Freightliner, Nevada, Daimler Trucks North America, Autonomous Drive

May 5, 2015 - Industry News

Cummins Westport Introduces 6.7L Natural Gas Engine

Photo courtesy of Cummins Westport.

Cummins Westport will begin producing the ISB6.7 G, a 6.7-liter dedicated natural gas engine for medium-duty trucks, shuttle buses, and vocational vehicles by the middle of 2016.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Engines, Cummins Westport, CNG, LNG

May 5, 2015 - Industry News

Freightliner Autonomous Truck First Licensed for U.S. Highways

Reporters try to grab photo and video of the Freightliner Inspiration Truck as it heads out on its inaugural autonomous run. Photo: Stephane Babcock

"Thank you for looking at the impossible and finding a safe way to make it possible." That's what Nevada Gov. Brian Sondoval said to Daimler Trucks North America officials when he officially granted the first license for an autonomous commercial truck to operate on an open public highway in the United States.

Tags: Freightliner, Self-Driving Vehicles, Autonomous Drive

May 5, 2015 - Industry News

Rush Introduces Class 6-8 CNG Fuel System

Photos courtesy of Momentum Fuel Technologies

Rush Enterprises' Momentum Fuel Technologies has introduced what it says is the industry’s first complete compressed natural gas fuel system solution for Class 6-8 trucks.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Rush Enterprises, Vocational Trucks

May 4, 2015 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Orders Drop 11% in April

Photo: Evan Lockridge

April Class 8 truck orders were down compared to March as well as to the previous year, according to preliminary data, but the drop was not unexpected.

Tags: Class 8, Truck Orders, FTR, ACT Research

May 1, 2015 - Industry News

Trail King Acquires Grain Trailer Manufacturer

Image via Trail King

Trail King Industries has acquired aluminum grain trailer maker Dakota Trailer Manufacturing expanding the company’s agricultural product line.

Tags: Trailers, Trail King, Mergers & Acquisitions, Agricultural Fleets

May 1, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Launches 2016 F-650/F-750 Configurator

Screenshot via Ford.

Ford has unveiled a configurator for its F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks that have been redesigned for the 2016 model year.

Tags: Ford F-650, Ford F-750, 2016-MY, Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford

April 30, 2015 - Product News

Mack mDrive HD Made to Handle Most Vocational Duties

The mDrive will be available on Titan extra heavy duty models, where it is rated for up to 120,000 lbs GCW. This rig weighed about 105,000 pounds. Photo: Tom Berg

Mack’s mDrive HD automated manual transmission will handle most vocational duties with three programmable operating modes – Easy Shift, Enhanced Construction and Heavy Haul -- when it goes into full production in mid-May.

Tags: Vocational, Mack, Transmissions, Automated Manual Transmissions

April 29, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Heavy Truck Marketer Jeff Kahn Dies

Jeff Kahn Photo via Havas Formula

Jeff Kahn, probably best known in the industry for his work at Ford Heavy Truck introducing the Ford Aeromax, has died at age 74.

Tags: Obituary, Ford, People, Marketing

April 29, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Ramps Up Plans for N.C. Plant

Daimler's Mt. Holly, N.C. truck manufacturing plant Photo via Daimler

Daimler Trucks North America announced plans to increase production and employment at its Mt. Holly, N.C., truck manufacturing plant over the next three months.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Severe Duty, Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner

April 29, 2015 - Industry News

Meritor Shuffles Executives and Names New CEO

Jeffrey A. Craig, Meritor's new CEO Photo: Meritor

Meritor named President and Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey A. Craig the company's new CEO, succeeding Ivor J. Evans.

Tags: Meritor, People, CEO

April 28, 2015 - Industry News

Cummins First Quarter Profit Increases 14%

Cummins Inc. reported its first quarter profit increased 14% from the same time a year ago, totaling $387 million, driven by stronger demand in on-highway markets and distributor acquisitions in North America.

Tags: Cummins, Earnings, Engines

April 27, 2015 - Industry News

Accuride Comes Close to First Quarter Profit

Truck component supplier Accuride Corp. nearly broke even the first quarter of the year after losing more money a year earlier.

Tags: Accuride, Earnings, Wheels, Gunite

April 27, 2015 - Industry News

Court Deals Setback to Challenge of EPA GHG Regs

A legal challenge of the Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks has failed after an appeals court found the California trucking groups that had filed suit lacked standing.

Tags: California, EPA, GHG emissions, Owner-Operators, Litigation, California Construction Trucking Association

April 27, 2015 - Industry News

Volvo Invests in Platooning Technology

Photo: Peloton

A Volvo Group subsidiary is investing in Peloton Technology, which is working on a truck "platooning" system that would save fuel and reduce congestion by allowing trucks to travel in a close-following "platoon" on the highway.

Tags: Self-Driving Vehicles, Volvo Group, Truck Platooning, Peloton Technology

April 24, 2015 - Industry News

Used Truck Sales Jump 14 Percent in March

March used Class 8 truck sales jumped 14% over February to 2,770 units for the month according to the latest report from ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales


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