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May 4, 2016 - Product News

Uniroyal Trailer Tire Receives EPA SmartWay Verification

Photo: Uniroyal Tire

Uniroyal Commercial Truck Tires' LT40 long-haul and regional trailer tire has met the requirements for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Technology program.

Tags: SmartWay, EPA, Tires, Uniroyal, Low-rolling Resistance

May 4, 2016 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Projected to Fall for the 4th Straight Month

Monthly Class 8 truck orders. Source: FTR

Class 8 truck orders are projected to fall for the fourth month in a row, highlighting a weaker freight environment in the trucking industry, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

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

May 3, 2016 - Industry News

European Sprinter Gets 990-Pound GVW Boost

Gross-weight hike is primarily for users of specialized bodies, said Mercedes-Benz Vans in Germany.

Mercedes-Benz Vans has boosted the available gross vehicle weight rating of its European Sprinter by 990 pounds, to 5.5 metric tons or 12,122 pounds. An increase is being considered for North American vans, said a spokesman at the builder's U.S. headquarters.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Euro VI, Sprinter, Global

May 3, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Accuride Losses Widen, Cummins Profit Declines

Lower North American truck sales led to lower financials compared to a year ago for two Indiana-based companies.

Tags: Economy, Cummins, Accuride, Earnings

April 29, 2016 - Industry News

Paccar Parts Opens Larger Distribution Center

PACCAR Parts’ new $32 million distribution center in Renton, Wash., is now fully operational. Photo: Paccar Parts

Paccar Parts has opened its new $32 million distribution center in Renton, Wash., which services dealers in the Northwestern U.S. and Western Canada.

Tags: Parts, Paccar Parts, Distribution Centers

April 28, 2016 - Industry News

Nissan's Gasoline Titan XD Goes On Sale

Endurance gasoline V-8s are made in Tennessee and Titans are assembled in Mississippi.

Nissan's 2016 Titan XD Crew Cab pickups powered by an advanced 5.6L Endurance V-8 gasoline engine went on sale April 15. The Titan XD Gas pickup joins the XD with the Cummins 5.0L Turbo Diesel V-8 released last December.

Tags: Nissan, Nissan Titan, Large Pickups

April 28, 2016 - Industry News

Stemco and Ridge Settle Patent Infringement Dispute

Stemco and Ridge have entered into a settlement and patent license agreement, dismissing Stemco’s patent infringement suit against Ridge’s GreenTail aerodynamic device.

Tags: Lawsuits, Patents, ATDynamics, Stemco, TrailerTail, Ridge Corp.

April 28, 2016 - Industry News

Wabco to Supply Cummins with Air Compressors Globally

A Wabco air compressor for the Cummins’ ISX diesel engine used in heavy-duty trucks. Photo: Wabco

Wabco has entered into a long-term agreement to manufacture and supply air compressor technology for Cummins in global markets.

Tags: Cummins, Partnership, Wabco, Suppliers, Air Compressors

April 27, 2016 - Industry News

Denso Supplies Diesel Aftertreatment Components to Hino

Photo via Denso Heavy Duty

Denso has entered into an agreement with Hino Trucks to supply all-makes diesel aftertreatment products, including DPFs, to Hino dealers.

Tags: Hino Trucks, DPF, Denso, Suppliers

April 27, 2016 - Industry News

Fleet Advantage Launches Quarterly “All-In Costs” Index

Image: Fleet Advantage

Fleet Advantage has released its inaugural quarterly index resource “designed to compare all-in costs of older model year Class 8 trucks and calculate the savings of new model replacements.”

Tags: Fuel Savings, Fleet Advantage, Emissions Reduction, Fleet Costs, Leasing

April 27, 2016 - Industry News

Wabash National Profit Soars Nearly 163% from Year Ago

Photo: Wabash National

Setting new records in a variety of different categories allowed trailer manufacturer Wabash National Corp. to report more than doubled first quarter profit over a year ago.

Tags: Economy, Trailers, Earnings, Wabash National

April 26, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Invests $1.6B to Upgrade Truck Production

Photo of the Livonia Transmission Plant courtesy of Ford.

Ford is investing $1.6 billion to upgrade manufacturing facilities in Michigan and Ohio to support production of a new 10-speed transmission for certain F-150 models and Super Duty chassis cab.

Tags: Ford, Assembly Plants, Transmissions, Ford Super Duty, Chassis Cab Trucks

April 26, 2016 - Industry News

More than 800 Recalled Volvos Still Need Steering Fix

Truck on the line at Volvo's New River Valley plant. File Photo: Deborah Lockridge.

The federal government is reminding owners of certain recalled Volvo trucks that have not yet been in for repair of a serious steering problem that they could suffer a complete loss of steering and are not to be driven.

Tags: Recalls, Volvo Trucks North America

April 26, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Paccar Loss; Allison Profit Falls

A European price-fixing investigation led to a first-quarter loss for truck and engine maker Paccar, while Allison Transmission reported lower numbers.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Allison Transmission, Earnings

April 22, 2016 - Industry News

Mack: New Powertrain Products Save Fuel, Cut Emissions

2017 Mack MP-8 TC uses a second turbo to send extra power to the crankshaft and save fuel. Photos: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks picked Earth Day in Austin, Texas – said to be one of the country’s most “green” cities – to announce its 2017-model powertrain products, designed to save fuel and reduce carbon emissions.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automated Manual Transmissions, Greenhouse Gas, Fuel Efficiency, Vocational Trucks, Diesel Engines

April 22, 2016 - Product News

Webb S-ASA Brake Adjusters Standard on Certain Fontaine Trailers

Photo: Webb Brake Adjusters

Webb Brake Adjusters' self-setting automatic brake adjusters will come standard on all Fontaine platform and heavy-duty trailers equipped with Hendrickson axles and suspensions.

Tags: Marmon Highway Technologies, Fontaine, Hendrickson, Automatic Slack Adjusters

April 22, 2016 - Product News

Allison TC10 Transmission to be Offered in Paccar Trucks

Peterbilt Model 579 day cab Photo: Peterbilt

Paccar has partnered with Allison Transmission to release the automatic Allison TC10 transmission in Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks with Paccar and Cummins engines.

Tags: Paccar, Transmissions, Allison Transmission, Automatic Transmissions

April 22, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Daimler, Volvo Profits Lower Amid Slower Truck Sales

Earnings for two of the world’s largest truck makers moved lower in the first quarter, according to earnings reports issued Friday.

Tags: Volvo, Economy, Freightliner, Western Star, Truck Sales, Mack Trucks, Daimler AG, Earnings, Daimler Trucks North America, Volvo Trucks North America, Global

April 21, 2016 - Product News

Fleet Specs Bendix Air Disc Brakes on Trucks and Trailers

Photo courtesy of Bendix

Boyle Transportation is equipping Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes on all steer and drive axles of its fleet tractors as well as on all of its new refrigerated trailers.

Tags: Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix, Brakes, Air Disc Brakes

April 21, 2016 - Industry News

Wabash’s New Tank Trailer Exec Tasked With Strategic Growth

Wabash National has appointed Dave Hill as the company’s vice president and general manager of Wabash Tank Trailers.

Tags: Leadership, People, Wabash National, Liquid Tank Trailers, Trailers

April 21, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Lower Truck Sales Hit Dana, Rush Enterprises' Profits

A truck component manufacturer and one of the nation’s largest truck dealer networks continue the trend of many businesses reporting lower first quarter earnings as truck sales are down from a year ago.

Tags: Economy, Truck Sales, Aftermarket, Dana Holding Corp., Rush Enterprises, Dana Spicer

April 20, 2016 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Come in Well Below Expectations

U.S. trailer net order numbers in March missed analyst projections, coming in well below expectations, according to FTR report.

Tags: Trailers, Dry Vans, FTR, Trailer Orders, Dump Trailers

April 19, 2016 - Industry News

High Class 8 Supply Reduces Prices in First Quarter

Three- to five-year-old trucks lost about 10% of their retail value and 2.5% of their wholesale value from the fourth quarter of last year to the first quarter of this year.

Tags: Used Vehicles, NADA Used Car Guide, Used-Vehicle Prices, Used Truck Sales, NADA

April 19, 2016 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks North America Opens New HQ

Photo: Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America opened its nine-story headquarters building on its corporate campus in north Portland, Ore.

Tags: Headquarters, City of Portland, Daimler Trucks North America

April 19, 2016 - Industry News

Wabco Acquisition Brings Aerodynamic Devices to North America

Pictured here is a heavy-duty truck equipped with LCL’s trailer nose and side fairings, which improve the vehicle’s aerodynamic performance, thereby, helping to lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Image via Wabco

Wabco has acquired Laydon Composites, a manufacturer of aerodynamic devices for heavy-duty trucks and trailers based in Ontario, Canada.

Tags: Aerodynamics, Wabco, Mergers & Acquisitions


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