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September 25, 2013 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Market Update: Fleets Still Cautious

INDIANAPOLIS -- As we continue to see mixed signals from the short-term economy, many are suffering from "stable environment anxiety," said Eric Starks, president of FTR Transportation Intelligence, in a commercial vehicle market update during FTR's Transportation Conference this week in Indianapolis.

Tags: Economy, Class 8, Trailers, Truck Sales, FTR

September 25, 2013 - Industry News

Stephen Roy Named Mack North American President

Stephen Roy has been named president of North American Sales & Marketing for Mack Trucks.

Mack Trucks Inc. announced that Stephen Roy has been named president of North American Sales & Marketing, effective Jan. 1, 2014. Roy has led the company’s aftermarket business since 2008, and will succeed Kevin Flaherty, who is retiring after more than 40 years with the company.

Tags: Leadership, Mack Trucks

September 23, 2013 - Industry News

Yokohama Breaks Ground on New Mississippi Truck Tire Plant

The groundbreaking for the Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi plant was attended by Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (left) and Hikomitsu Noji, president and representative director of Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi, a manufacturing subsidiary of Yokohama Tire Corp., officially broke ground on its new commercial truck tire manufacturing plant in West Point, Miss., which is slated to begin operations in October 2015.

Tags: Tires, Yokohama Tire Corp., Expansion, Mississippi

September 18, 2013 - Industry News

DTNA Goes Beyond Trucks and Components with New Detroit Telematics Suite

The 7-inch touchscreen can be used by drivers wearing gloves.

Building on the success of its Virtual Technician product, Daimler Trucks North America is going full-bore ahead with telematics. It unveiled the Detroit Connect On-Board Tablet, which not only integrates with Virtual Technician and the Visibility fleet back-office software, but also offers hours of service, pre-and post-trip inspections, two-way messaging and navigation.

Tags: Telematics, Information Technology, Detroit Diesel, Zonar, Daimler Trucks North America

September 17, 2013 - Industry News

Cummins Shares Plans for Profitable Growth With Investment Community

Senior leaders of Cummins Inc. Tuesday shared their five-year plans for profitable growth, emphasizing the opportunities presented by tightening emissions regulations in many parts of the world and the acquisition of its distributors in North America.

Tags: Cummins, Earnings, Engines

September 16, 2013 - Industry News

M&K Expands in Chicago Area

M&K Quality Truck Sales has expanded its presence in the Chicago area, opening a parts sales operation in Melrose Park. Serving customers in the west and northwest Chicago suburbs, M & K Melrose Park becomes the company’s fourth location in the area, and ninth facility overall.

Tags: Illinois, Dealers, Expansion, M&K

September 16, 2013 - Industry News

Navistar Competitors Ask Court to Penalize Some Engines

A feud between truck engine makers and the federal government was heard last week in Federal Court in Washington D.C.

Tags: Navistar, Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Engines, Daimler Trucks North America

September 16, 2013 - Industry News

Cummins Introduces New Global Engine Platform

For on-highway markets, the G Series Heavy-Duty engine platform will be introduced as the Cummins ISG11 and Cummins ISG12 (shown here).

Cummins Monday announced a new global heavy-duty engine platform. The G Series platform is an in-line six cylinder engine, and will be available in 10.5- and 11.8-liter displacements to meet a broad variety of on-highway and off-highway global market requirements and emissions standards.

Tags: Emissions, Cummins, Engines, Global

September 16, 2013 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks North America Prepares for Growth with Plans for New HQ

A rendering of how the new DTNA facility mightl ook.

Daimler Trucks North America announced that it will build a new headquarters building and parking garage on its Swan Island campus in Portland, Ore. On top of that, a new Daimler Education in Motion program benefits Portland metro area and Southwest Washington school programs geared toward engineering and manufacturing.

Tags: Oregon, Daimler Trucks North America

September 13, 2013 - Industry News

Lawmakers, Industry Press for No FET Hikes on Trucks

Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House to discourage any increase in the 12% Federal Excise Tax on the purchase of heavy-duty trucks and trailers, a measure that has been discussed as one way to raise more money for highways.

Tags: NTEA, TRALA, Taxes, ATD, Congress, Navistar, Volvo Trucks, Equipment, Mack Trucks, Meritor, Highway Funding, Dealers, Infrastructure Funding

September 12, 2013 - Industry News

Peterbilt Showcases SuperTruck During Energy Summit

Peterbilt Motors Co. showcased advanced technologies, including the SuperTruck developed to optimize commercial vehicle fuel efficiency during the annual Energy Summit & Fair held on the campus of the University of North Texas, home of the Paccar Technology Institute.

Tags: Paccar, Peterbilt, SuperTruck, Energy Summit

September 11, 2013 - Industry News

Boulder Electric Vehicle Demonstrates Vehicle-to-Grid Charging Across the Nation

Boulder Electric Vehicle has successfully demonstrated its Vehicle-to-Grid all-electric trucks in three separate locations including Michigan, Colorado and California.

Tags: Boulder EV, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, EVs

September 11, 2013 - Industry News

Daimler, Renault-Nissan Collaboration Venturing into CV

The chief executives of the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG say their companies' partnership is advancing quickly, and the scope of the collaboration is increasingly global.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Renault-Nissan Alliance, Daimler, Collaboration, Global

September 11, 2013 - Industry News

Volvo FH Gets Truck of the Year Award in Europe

At the Comtrans Truck Show in Moscow, Russia, this week, the Volvo FH was awarded the Truck of the Year award by European trucking journalists.

Tags: Volvo, Global

September 9, 2013 - Industry News

Nissan e-NV200 Zero Emission Van in Final Development Phase

Nissan is in the final development phase of its second mass production zero emission vehicle, the e-NV200 compact van.

Nissan is in the final development phase of its second mass production zero emission vehicle, the e-NV200 compact van.This vehicle is envisaged for use as a delivery van.

Tags: Nissan, Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 4, 2013 - Industry News

Navistar Moves to Cut Jobs as Third Quarter Loss Widens

Truck and engine manufacturer Navistar International announced a fiscal third quarter 2013 net loss of $247 million compared to third quarter 2012 net income of $84 million. Earlier this month, the company began implementing new cost-reduction initiatives, including a reduction in its workforce.

Tags: Cummins, Navistar, SCR, Earnings, Engines

September 3, 2013 - Industry News

Navistar to Add Cummins ISB to International Trucks; MaxxForce Diesels Continue

The Cummins ISB is available for order immediately in International DuraStar medium-duty trucks.

Navistar International Corp. says it will offer the Cummins ISB 6.7-liter diesel in its International DuraStar medium-duty trucks and CE series IC school buses, but that this doesn't mean it's getting out of the engine business.

Tags: Cummins, Navistar, Medium-Duty Trucks, SCR, Light & Medium, Engines

September 3, 2013 - Industry News

Eaton Drops Hydraulic Hybrid System

Eaton's Hydraulic Launch Assist was well-suited to the refuse market, but natural gas seems to have overtaken hybrids in this market.

Eaton recently discontinued its Hydraulic Launch Assist system, a parallel hydraulic hybrid well-suited to the stop-and-go world of refuse trucks. That leaves the RunWise Advanced Series Hybrid drive system from Parker to serve the market, where both systems had built up some market share.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, Eaton HLA, Eaton, Parker Hannifin, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

August 27, 2013 - Industry News

First Half of 2013 Used CV Transactions up 9.1%

Used Commercial Vehicle Registrations (GVW 3-8) Percentage Share of Total Vehicle Registrations<br />

Used commercial vehicle registrations during the first half of the 2013 calendar year are up more than 9% over the same period last year, according to Polk, the global automotive market intelligence firm recently acquired by IHS.

Tags: Used Vehicle Sales, Polk, Used Truck Sales, IHS

August 26, 2013 - Industry News

Two Recalls Issued for Volvo Trucks

The first of two new recalls by Volvo Trucks involves 381 model year 2013-2014 VNL vehicles manufactured April 2, 2012, through May 3, 2013 that are equipped with a Meritor RPL-20 driveline transmission.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Recalls, NHTSA

August 22, 2013 - Industry News

Freightliner’s 122SD, Coronado’s Replacement, Enters Production

The 122SD replaces the Coronado SD, which it resembles, as Freightliner&amp;rsquo;s &amp;ldquo;cornerstone&amp;rdquo; severe-service model.

Freightliner Trucks’ 122SD severe-duty model has gone into full production at its Santiago, Mexico, plant. The truck replaces the Coronado SD, which it resembles, as the builder’s “cornerstone” vocational vehicle, according to Mary Aufdemberg, Freightliner’s director of product marketing.

Tags: Freightliner, Class 8, Severe Duty, Vocational

August 20, 2013 - Industry News

Legislators Worry About Heavy Truck Impact on Local Roads

A bipartisan group of Representatives asked the Department of Transportation to consider the impact of heavier trucks on local roads and bridges as it studies national size and weight limits.

Tags: Congress, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Funding, U.S. Department of Transportation, Truck Weights, Truck Sizes

August 15, 2013 - Industry News

PIT Compares 6x2 and 6x4 Tractors

Test results show that 6x2 tractors consume less fuel than similar 6x4 tractors. PIT traction performance evaluations show that 6x2 tractors’ traction was also reduced compared to 6x4 models.

Tags: PIT

August 14, 2013 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing to Expand Minnesota Operations

The new building offers 30,000 square feet of production space, and Detroit Reman plans to double that with an addition slated to open in 2015.

Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing LLC will expand its electronics remanufacturing and manufacturing capabilities with a move to a larger facility in Hibbing, Minn., which is about 75 miles north of Duluth, Minn.

Tags: Detroit Diesel, Detroit Reman, Remanufacturing

August 13, 2013 - Industry News

Wabco Partners with Huf Electronics Bretten

Wabco is partnering with Huf Electronics Bretten to develop Wabco’s next generation tire pressure monitoring system for trucks, buses and trailers. Wabco’s new system will be available to original equipment manufacturers and in the aftermarket in the second half of 2014.

Tags: Wabco, Tires

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