July 28, 2015 - Industry News
UPDATED -- What's next for Caterpillar and Navistar vocational trucks, now that Caterpillar's ending its Cat Truck assembly agreement with Navistar? Spokesmen from both companies talk to Truckinginfo.com.
Tags: Navistar, Caterpillar, Vocational Trucks, Cat Truck, Dump Trucks
The Eaton Procision line of dual-clutch, automated-manual transmissions will be available on International DuraStar medium-duty trucks in late 2015.
Tags: Dual-Clutch, International, Navistar, International DuraStar, Automated Manual Transmissions
July 27, 2015 - Industry News
The number of used Class 8 trucks sold rose by 6% to 2,643 units in June, according to a report from ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales
Truck component manufacturer Accuride achieved record profitability in the second quarter of the year and a big improvement from the first quarter.
Tags: Economy, Accuride, Earnings, Wheels
July 24, 2015 - Industry News
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems signed an agreement to purchase a 60-acre site in Avon, Ohio, to build its new headquarters. It says it's outgrowing its current facility.
Tags: Headquarters, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems
July 23, 2015 - Press Release
Kelley Platt, president of Western Star Trucks, has been assigned the additional responsibility to serve as Daimler Trucks North America's chief diversity officer.
Tags: People, Daimler Trucks North America
Kenworth's assembly plant in Renton, Wash., recently earned a 2015 Best Workplace for Waste Prevention and Recycling Award from the King County (Wash.) Solid Waste Division for exceptional efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Tags: Recycling, Kenworth, Top Workplace, Awards, Assembly Plants
July 22, 2015 - Industry News
International Truck has announced securing an order for 1,050 Class 8 trucks from an unnamed provider of fleet and owner-operator leasing services.
Tags: LoneStar, International Trucks, ProStar, Truck Orders
UPS is making collision mitigation technology standard equipment on every new Class 8 tractor the company orders.
Tags: UPS, Collision Avoidance, Bendix
July 21, 2015 - Industry News
A Michigan-based SAF-Holland manufacturing facility has received the Paccar 2014 50PPM Quality Award.
Tags: Paccar, Awards, SAF-Holland, Suppliers
July 20, 2015 - Industry News
The FS tractor, complete with red, white and blue interior to match the stuntman’s Americana theme, has a custom-built dressing room that sits like a long sleeper on the truck’s frame rails.
Tags: History, Mack Trucks, Restoration
Navistar is the latest truck maker to get involved in autonomous vehicles, with its involvement in a project that aims to implement a connected and automated mobility system on the streets of southeastern Michigan by 2021.
Tags: Navistar, Connected Vehicle Technology, Automated Driving, University of Michigan, Autonomous Vehicles
Orders for heavy-duty vehicles in June were slightly off May's pace, while a factory move helped drive medium-duty truck orders down during the month.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
July 19, 2015 - Industry News
The parent to Volvo Trucks North America, Sweden’s Volvo Group, saw its second quarter net income double from a year ago, due in part to increased North American sales.
Tags: Economy, Volvo Trucks, Earnings, Volvo Group
July 17, 2015 - Industry News
Contracts worth C$725 million include more than 1,500 heavy 8x8 trucks, 300 trailers and 150 Armour Protection Systems.
Tags: Canada, Military, Mack Trucks
Because 7,750 engines were not fully assembled in 2009 but in 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency says Navistar should have obtained an exemption in the form of a certificate of compliance, but didn’t.
Tags: Navistar, Diesel Emissions, EPA, Engines, EPA 2010, Litigation
July 17, 2015 - Product News
Peterbilt's new SmartLinq remote diagnostics technology is in production, a factory-installed system on all trucks equipped with Paccar MX-13 engines.
Tags: Peterbilt, Paccar MX Engine, Remote Diagnostics, Paccar
July 16, 2015 - Industry News
Time Warner Cable has begun replacing aging gasoline-fueled vans with diesel-powered Ford Transit vans that should improve fuel economy by nearly 50 percent, according to the company.
Tags: Telecommunications Fleet, Fuel Costs, Ford Transit, Time Warner Cable, Service Fleets
Meritor announced that it is extending emergency and unit-down ordering hours at the Florence, Ky., and Brampton, Ontario, Canada distribution centers.
Tags: Parts, Meritor, Distribution Centers
The amendment's underlying bill was pulled from further consideration when it became snarled in an unrelated controversy over the Confederate flag.
Tags: EPA, Fuel Economy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, U.S. Congress
July 15, 2015 - Product News
The new units use R-452A, but TK will continue to offer and support its current line of transport refrigeration products with R-404A until customers are ready to transition.
Tags: Thermo King, GHG, Reefers, Trailers
July 15, 2015 - Industry News
BorgWarner has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Remy International, a global producer of rotating electrical components.
Tags: Remy, Mergers & Acquisitions, BorgWarner
July 14, 2015 - Industry News
Dana Holdings Corp. named James K. Kamsickas president and chief executive officer, succeeding the retiring Roger J. Wood.
Tags: Leadership, Dana Holding Corp., People
C.R. England is adding nearly 200 Western Star 5700 XE tractors to its fleet over the next few months, with tenured solo and team drivers and million miler drivers receiving the trucks first.
Tags: Western Star, C.R. England, Automated Manual Transmissions, Detroit DT12, Driver Retention
July 13, 2015 - Industry News
A metals industry group is exploring lightweight ferrous products as an alternative to more expensive materials in the quest for cutting weight from trucks and other transport vehicles, says Grede Holdings, an iron castings supplier that’s involved in the project.
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