April 9, 2015 - Product News
Peterbilt recently introduced its Model 579 and 567 in liquefied natural gas powered configurations, expanding the company’s lineup of natural gas vehicles. Production is scheduled to begin in June.
Tags: Peterbilt, Model 579, LNG, Model 567, Going Green, Natural Gas Vehicles
April 9, 2015 - Industry News
Alcoa reported strong profits for the first quarter, saying its transformation "is fully on course," and is bullish about the commercial vehicle market.
Tags: Alcoa, Earnings, Wheels
Peterbilt has introduced a 58-inch sleeper for its Model 579 in both low- and mid-roof configurations for weight conscious short- and regional-haul operations.
Tags: Peterbilt, Model 579, Sleepers, Lightweighting
Freightliner has added driver-friendly options to its Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution models to add to comfort, safety, health and productivity.
Tags: Freightliner, Cascadia, Cascadia Evolution, Driver Comfort, Bose, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems
April 8, 2015 - Product News
The heavy-haul Volvo VNX 630 gains a third rear-drive axle in a new tridem version designed for better traction and increased payload.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Heavy Haul, Volvo VNX
April 7, 2015 - Industry News
Axalta Coating Systems has developed a new color exclusively for Kenworth. The color is called Aurora and will be available on 2015 model year trucks.
Tags: Kenworth, Vehicle Paint, Axalta, 2015-MY
April 6, 2015 - Product News
Webb Wheel has published a newsletter providing tips on how to remove brake drums that are stuck due to corrosion.
Tags: Corrosion, Webb Wheel, Brakes, Tires and Wheels, Wheel Ends, Brake Drums
April 5, 2015 - Industry News
At the Mid-America Trucking Show, Alcoa showcased several vehicle components currently in development that could reduce the weight of a typical highway tractor by as much as 2,500 pounds.
Tags: Alcoa, MATS, Lightweighting, Aluminum
Yokohama says its new one-million-square-foot commercial tire plant in West Point, Mississippi, is on target to begin production in October 2015.
Tags: Truck Tires, Tires, Yokohama
April 3, 2015 - Industry News
Orders for medium-duty vehicles in Classes 5-7 maintained strength with a 14.2 percent increase in March from a year ago, ACT Research has reported.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
April 1, 2015 - Industry News
Mack Trucks has introduced drivetrain systems that executives said improves load-hauling efficiency and fuel economy of their Pinnacle tractor for bulk haulers.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Bulk Hauling, 6x2 axle
Link Manufacturing has agreed to a multi-year manufacturing deal for the new Volvo 6x2 program after a year-long collaboration between the two companies.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Fuel Efficiency, Axles, Link Manufacturing, 6x2, Mack Trucks
March 31, 2015 - Industry News
Altech-Eco has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to produce a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of the 2015 Ford Transit 150/250/350 3.7L van and wagon with the Ford gaseous prepped engine option.
Tags: Altech-Eco, EPA, Natural Gas Vehicles, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, CNG
March 30, 2015 - Industry News
Kenworth's Predictive Cruise Control is optional on Kenworth T680s and T880s with Paccar MX-13 engines. The feature is one of several driver assistance systems designed to improve efficiency.
Tags: Kenworth, Technology, Fuel Economy, Driver Performance, Mid-America Trucking Show, MX-13
March 27, 2015 - Industry News
Big-rig truck racing is returning to the U.S. for the first time since 1993 with the Meritor ChampTruck World Series for the 2015 season.
Tags: Meritor, Sponsorship, ChampTruck, Racing, MATS, Mid-America Trucking Show
Kenworth will offer an ultracapacitor-based engine start module from Maxwell for increased performance and better protection against battery drainage, the company announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
Tags: Kenworth, Maxwell Technologies, Mid-America Trucking Show, Kenworth T680, Kenworth T880
The North American truck market continues to heat up, exceeding expectations, said Daimler Trucks North America head Martin Daum in a press briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Show -- and demand for the DT12 automated manual has far exceeded even Daum's optimistic goals.
Tags: Truck Sales, Daimler Trucks, Transmissions, Mid-America Trucking Show, Global, Daimler Trucks North America, Automated Manual Transmissions, MATS
The Bobit fleet team traveled to the Canadian Rocky Mountains to put the new 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4x4 to a true real-world test. (Photo gallery.)
Tags: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Four Wheel Drive
Peterbilt has introduced two new medium-duty vehicles -- the Model 337 and the Model 348 -- powered by compressed natural gas (CNG). Both vehicles are in production and can be configured as trucks or tractors.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Peterbilt Motors Company, CNG
March 26, 2015 - Industry News
Building on the success of its predecessor, Alcoa is bringing to market the Dura-Bright EVO wheel, said to be highly resistant to corrosion caused by road salts and weather elements, and more resistant to cleaning chemicals.
Tags: Wheels, Alcoa, MATS, Mid-America Trucking Show
Volvo Trucks expanded the XE powertrain package lineup with a super direct drive version using the I-Shift transmission. The company also expanded its Remote Diagnostics service to monitor I-Shift components as well.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Fuel Efficiency, Powertrains, MATS, Downspeed
March 26, 2015 - Product News
Volvo Trucks introduced the Adaptive Loading 6x2 liftable forward axle that automatically adjusts to load weight changes and offers 4x2 operation in certain conditions.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Fuel Efficiency, Axles, MATS, 6x2
Dana engineers are working on a Spicer Dual Range Disconnect tandem rear axle that combines the traction advantages of a dual-drive 6x4 configuration with the fuel economy of a single-drive 6x2.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Dana Spicer, Tandem axle, 6x2 axle, 6x4 axle, MATS, Mid-America Trucking Show
March 25, 2015 - Industry News
During its presentation at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show, Peterbilt reported up to a 14% improvement in fuel efficiency reached with its Model 579 Epiq.
Tags: Peterbilt, Fuel Efficiency, Epiq
Daimler Trucks North America unveiled its futuristic SuperTruck at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show, saying the project exceeded the company’s expectations. The DTNA SuperTruck has achieved 115% freight efficiency improvement, surpassing the Department of Energy program’s goal of 50% improvement.
Tags: Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner, SuperTruck, Fuel Efficiency
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