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February 6, 2017 - Industry News

Thompson Truck and Trailer Opens Cedar Rapids HQ

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Thompson Truck and Trailer has completed construction and opened its headquarters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Tags: New Facility, Dealership, Truck Dealers

February 3, 2017 - Industry News

Truck Orders Hit 13-Month High in January

With the preliminary numbers rolling in from ACT Research and FTR, it is looking like January was a banner month for both heavy- and medium-duty truck orders.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

February 3, 2017 - Product News

Goodyear Adds Endurance Tire, Service Management Tool

Photo: Goodyear

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is rolling out its new Endurance LHD long-haul tire and a new service-management tool.

Tags: Dealers, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Tires and Wheels, Refuse Fleets

February 2, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Daimler 2016 Profit Hits Record High

The parent company to names such as Freightliner, Western Star, and Mercedes reported the best year in the company’s history, and it's expanding investment in research and development, focusing on "digitization," autonomous tech and connectivity.

Tags: Freightliner, Western Star, Daimler, Daimler Trucks North America, Quarterly Earnings

February 1, 2017 - Product News

Michelin and Bridgestone Also Increase Tire Prices

Photo: Bridgestone

Michelin North America and Bridgestone Americas Tires have both announced price increases for their tire lines as a result of rising material costs and other market conditions.

Tags: Michelin, Bridgestone, Tires and Wheels

February 1, 2017 - Industry News

Freightliner Puts New Cascadia into Production

Photo: Freightliner

Freightliner Trucks has begun production of its new Cascadia tractor, starting with 126-inch BBC Day Cab and 72-inch Raised Roof Sleeper Cab models.

Tags: Freightliner, Class 8, Freightliner Cascadia

February 1, 2017 - Industry News

Yokohama Increases All Tire Prices

The Yokohama 104ZR urban/regional all-position/steer tire (photo courtesy of Yokohama Tires).

Yokohama Tire Corporation will increase prices by up to 7% on all of its tires sold in the U.S., including commercial, off-the-road (OTR), and consumer. The increase will go into effect April 1.

Tags: Truck Tires, Yokohama Tire Corp., Tire Prices

February 1, 2017 - Product News

Ridewell Approves Bendix Trailer Air Disc Brake For its Axles

Photo: Bendix

Ridewell Suspensions has approved the Bendix ADB22X-LT air disc brake for use with its 5-inch and 5.75-inch trailer axles.

Tags: Trailers, Bendix, Axles, Ridewell, Air Brakes

February 1, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: 4th Quarter Profit for Volvo Jumps 86%

The parent company to truck and engine manufacturers Volvo and Mack on Wednesday reported sharply higher income for the final quarter of 2016. However, the Bulldog brand last year reported its weakest number of deliveries in several years.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Volvo Group, Quarterly Earnings

January 27, 2017 - Industry News

Judge Rules SEC Suit Against Former Navistar Exec Can Proceed

Navistar's Advanced EGR diesels couldn't meet EPA exhaust limits, but Chairman and CEO Dan Ustian promoted the products anyway, the SEC has charged. Photo: Tom Berg

Daniel C. Ustian, former chairman and CEO of Navistar International, had promoted a unique diesel exhaust emissions solution. But the Securities and Exchange Commission has charged in a suit that he knew it couldn’t work, with subsequent losses to company investors.

Tags: Navistar, EGR, SCR

January 27, 2017 - Industry News

Stemco Builds R&D Lab to Design and Test Air Springs

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Stemco has completed construction of an R&D lab built to design and test advances in materials, designs, and technology for commercial vehicle air springs.

Tags: New Facility, Stemco, Air Springs

January 27, 2017 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Cancels 500-Person Layoff at Virginia Plant

Volvo VNLs on the assembly line at the New River Valley plant. Photo: Volvo

Volvo Trucks has decided to cancel a round of layoffs at its Dublin, Va., truck manufacturing plants that would have put 500 people out of work.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Layoffs, Truck Sales, Vehicle Manufacturing

January 26, 2017 - Industry News

Supplier Outlook Calls for Continued Market Softness

Source: MacKay & Co.

The on-highway OE outlook calls for continued softness as the market is still feeling the hangover effect from the boom in 2015.

Tags: Aftermarket, HDAW, MacKay and Co.

January 26, 2017 - Product News

Eaton Upgrades Line of Advantage Series Clutches

Photo: Eaton

Eaton has upgraded its line of Advantage Series heavy-duty clutches with design enhancements to improve durability, reduce vibrations and enable smoother shifting with torque ratings of up to 2,250 lbs.-ft.

Tags: Eaton, Eaton Advantage, Clutches

January 26, 2017 - Industry News

Peterbilt Helping Texas Hauler Hit Target Zero

The new trucks' specs focus on safety, light weight, and driver comfort. Photo Credit: Peterbilt

For Andrews Logistics, the quest to achieve a 100% safety record includes the purchase of 100 new Peterbilt 579 trucks featuring the Bendix Wingman Fusion advanced braking system.

Tags: Driver Safety, Peterbilt, Safety & Compliance, Driver Retention

January 26, 2017 - Industry News

Utility Trailers Reviews 2016, Looks Ahead to 2017 and New Regs

Photo: Stephane Babcock

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. is “fairly optimistic about 2017,” according to Craig Bennett, senior vice president of sales and marketing. Bennett and his team are moving into 2017 with some new products and an eye on incoming federal regulations.

Tags: Trailers, Utility Trailer Manufacturing

January 25, 2017 - Industry News

Medium-Duty Sales Expected to Stabilize Commercial Market in 2017

The commercial vehicle market in 2016 was a tug of war between gaining medium-duty and declining heavy-duty sales, according to IHS Markit. Next year, medium-duty sales may be high enough to offset those losses.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, New Vehicle Sales, IHS Automotive

January 23, 2017 - Industry News

SAF-Holland to Shift U.S. Production, Close Michigan Plants

The change will move manufacturing closer to its truck and trailer customers, the company said. Muskegon engineering operations will expand.

Tags: Industrial Production, SAF-Holland, Automotive Components, Manufacturing

January 23, 2017 - Industry News

Volvo, Mack, to Discontinue 16-liter Diesel Immediately

The 16.1-liter Volvo D16 and Mack MP10 diesel are going out of production for lack of customer demand. Image: Volvo Trucks

Volvo says a general trend toward 13-liter diesel engines is a key factor in discontinuing D16 production.

Tags: Volvo, Diesel Engines, Mack Trucks, Fuel Economy

January 20, 2017 - Industry News

SAF-Holland to Close Michigan Plants, Consolidate Elsewhere

Manufacturing under way at SAF-Holland plant in  Bessenbach Germany. Photo: SAF-Holland S.A.

The change will also move production closer to its truck and trailer customer base, the company announced from its European headquarters.

Tags: production, Industrial Production, SAF-Holland

January 20, 2017 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Finish Strong in December

Photo: Tom Berg

The trailer industry closed 2016 on a high note, with increases in dry van and reefer orders yet was down compared to November, according to ACT Research.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders

January 20, 2017 - Industry News

Tesla AutoPilot Crash Investigation Yields Autonomous Tech Insights

Still from a YouTube video of a Tesla S model owner using the vehicle's autopilot mode.

The government has closed its investigation into a fatal crash between a Tesla on AutoPilot and a tractor-trailer that raised questions about the safety of autonomous vehicles, and the report offers a number of insights into the advanced driver assist technologies on the path to “self-driving” vehicles.

Tags: Tesla, NHTSA, Autonomous Vehicles, Tesla Model S

January 19, 2017 - Industry News

December Heavy Truck Orders Hit 6-Month High

North American Class 8 retail sales rose to a six-month high of 21,281 units and Classes 5-7 had another banner year, according to ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Orders

January 19, 2017 - Industry News

Report: Wholesale Truck Values Dropped More than Retail

J.D. Power publishes the NADA Used Car Guide, which includes commercial trucks.

Sleeper tractors lost about 30% of value at auction last year, say analysts at J.D. Power Valuation Services.

Tags: J.D. Power, Retail Sales, Used Trucks, Auctions

January 17, 2017 - Industry News

GM Growing Lineup of B20 Biodiesel Vehicles

Photo of Chevrolet Express cutaway courtesy of GM.

General Motors' lineup of 19 diesel-powered vehicles will reach 20 with the launch of its new Class 4 to 5 straight truck it's co-developing with Navistar – all of them approved for use with B20, a blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% ultra-low sulfur diesel.

Tags: Biodiesel, B-20, General Motors, National Biodiesel Conference, Warranty, B20, Navistar, Medium-Duty Trucks

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