February 3, 2015 - Industry News
Michael Jackson is retiring as general manager of Western Star Truck Sales after 10 years with Daimler Trucks North America. He is being succeeded by Kelley Platt.
Tags: Retirement, Leadership, Western Star, People, Daimler Trucks North America
Several organizational changes were made within Yokohama Tire Corporation announced Takaharu Fushimi, CEO of Yokohama Corporation of North America.
Tags: Tires, Yokohama Tire Corp., People, Promotions
February 3, 2015 - Product News
LAS VEGAS -- The International WorkStar vocational truck is now available with the Cummins ISB6.7 engine, officials announced at the World of Concrete.
Tags: Cummins, Navistar, World of Concrete, International WorkStar, Vocational Trucks
Net income totaled $585 million compared to $482 while earnings per diluted share moved higher to $1.23 from $1.
Tags: Eaton Corp., Earnings
Bridgestone Commercial hired Marshall Hyzdu as the vice president of marketing, taking over initiatives for OTR and commercial truck and bus product brands including Bridgestone, Firestone, Bandag and Dayton.
Tags: Leadership, People, Tires and Wheels, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations
February 2, 2015 - Product News
The International ProStar will be the first truck to offer Bendix’s Next Generation Active Safety System. The system will initially be available on ProStar sleeper models with ProStar daycab and LoneStar models to follow later in 2015.
Tags: Active Safety Systems, International, Bendix, ProStar
January 30, 2015 - Industry News
The truck and engine manufacturer Paccar Inc. on Friday reported record annual revenues of $18.99 billion and net income of $1.36 billion for 2014.
Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Earnings
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems appointed John Kemer vice president and general manager, Valves and Modules. Kemer also becomes the newest member of the Bendix Leadership Committee and joins the two-person Controls Governance Board.
Tags: Bendix, People
January 28, 2015 - Industry News
When the covers were pulled off the 2016 Nissan TITAN XD full-size pickup at the 2015 North American International Auto Show earlier this month, ti was also the debut of the all-new Cummins 5.0L V-8 Turbo Diesel engine.
Tags: Cummins, Nissan Titan, Cummins Turbo Diesel, Diesel Engines
Truck component manufacturer Meritor Inc. on Wednesday reported quarterly financial results showing a big increase in profit despite a small drop in sales.
Tags: Meritor, Earnings
Ford Motor Co. is recalling 16,091 2014 model-year Ford Transit Connect vehicles because the safety belt fasteners may not have been tightened properly during assembly.
Tags: Ford Transit Connect, Recalls, Ford, 2014-MY, Compact Vans
Members of the Technology and Maintenance Council will discuss fuel efficient tires at the organization’s 2015 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Expo next month in Nashville,
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, TMC, Industry Event, Annual Meeting, Tires
January 27, 2015 - Industry News
Bridgestone Commercial has designed and launched a new website for its Dayton line of commercial truck tires.
Tags: Truck Tires, Bridgestone, Tires and Wheels, Online Tool, Tires
Compared with 2013, truck tire shipments in 2014 were up 1.6 million units, while the number of retreaded tires was up 800,000 units.
Tags: Truck Tires, Retreads, Tires and Wheels, Tires
Modern diesels burn so cleanly that laboratory rats suffered no lung illnesses during a lengthy study of their exposure to exhaust gases, according to the Health Effects Institute.
Tags: Environmental Protection Agency, Diesel Engines, Research, Diesel Emissions, Health Issues, EPA, Emissions
January 26, 2015 - Industry News
Declining fuel prices has reduced the attractiveness of hybrid and electric powertrains in commercial vehicles, yet the long-term regulatory and energy outlook shows promise for these systems.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Frost & Sullivan, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, Global
Speaking at the American Truck Dealers Convention and Expo over the weekend, ATD chairman Eric Jorgensen outlined his vision for the industry going forward.
Tags: ATD, American Truck Dealers, Truck Dealers
The American Truck Dealers named the Kenworth T880 Vocational Truck as the 2015 Truck of the Year at the ATD convention and Expo in San Francisco.
Tags: Kenworth, ATD, Commercial Truck of the Year, Kenworth T880
January 23, 2015 - Industry News
Several motor vehicle industry associations including the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association pledged to reduce the amount of copper in brake pads.
Tags: EPA, HDMA, Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association, Environmental Regulations, Air Disc Brake Pads
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
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