May 22, 2015 - Industry News
Net orders for Class 8 trucks fell to just over 22,400 units in April, the lowest amount since November 2013, according to ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Truck Orders
May 21, 2015 - Industry News
The total reported volume of Class 8 truck sales in April remained nearly unchanged month to month but were up 1% to 2,806 units, according the latest report by ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales
Continental Tire the Americas has been named the tire sponsor of the ChampTruck truck racing series in 2015.
Tags: Tires, Continental Tire the Americas, ChampTruck, Racing
May 20, 2015 - Industry News
Some commercial trucks may be among the vehicles in a massive recall of dangerously defective airbags, expected to be the largest recall in U.S. history.
Tags: Recalls, Daimler Trucks North America, NHTSA
May 19, 2015 - Industry News
East Manufacturing appointed Douglas Kenney as its National Platform Sales Manager, responsible for fleet sales in North America.
Tags: Trailers, People, East Manufacturing
The former Bosch, Bendix and Studebaker proving grounds near New Carlisle in northern Indiana is open for business under new ownership: Navistar Inc., which took it over as of April 1.
Tags: Navistar, Vehicle Testing, Studebaker, Bendix, Bosch
As fleets begin embracing a new wave of Euro-style full-size vans, high-roof vans appear to be gaining favor over their standard-roof siblings, according to the NTEA.
Tags: Cargo Vans, NTEA, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans
May 18, 2015 - Industry News
Kenworth gained market share in 2014 and has made additional gains in the first quarter of 2015. Kenworth expects 2015 to be a banner year for truck makers with numbers not seen since the pre-buy year of 2006.
Tags: Kenworth, Kenworth T680, Kenworth T880, Paccar MX Engine
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America announced that it has delivered its 500,000th Isuzu-built truck since the brand entered the North American market 31 years ago.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Isuzu N-Series
May 15, 2015 - Industry News
ZF Friedrichshafen has completed its acquisition of TRW Automotive, the company announced. TRW and ZF will operate under the name ZF Friedrichshafen AG.
Tags: TRW Automotive, Global, Mergers & Acquisitions, ZF Friedrichshafen
May 14, 2015 - Industry News
The University of Memphis has established an award named in honor of alumnus Mike Pennington, a well-known figure in the trucking industry who recently passed away at the age of 64.
Tags: HDMA, Awards, Memphis, People
May 14, 2015 - Product News
Caterpillar this week unveiled its CT680 on/off-road truck and tractor, the third model in a line of Cat Trucks first introduced about four years ago.
Tags: Caterpillar, Vocational Trucks
May 13, 2015 - Industry News
Smith Electric Vehicles is returning to the U.S market after it announced an agreement to form a joint venture with Hong Kong-based FDG Electric Vehicles.
Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, China, Joint Venture, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Medium-Duty Trucks, Global
The Workhorse Group — with its electric truck and a drone delivery system — is among the 15 companies qualified by the U.S. Postal Service as potential suppliers of its next-generation delivery vehicle.
Tags: Workhorse, USPS, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks, Commercial Drones
The organizers of the Mid-America Trucking Show say Daimler Trucks North America will "definitely be missed in 2016" but that the show is stronger than it has ever been and there aren't any plans to go to an every-other-year format.
Tags: Events, Mid-America Trucking Show, Daimler Trucks North America, Navistar
Exclusive — Diamond Specialty Vehicles LLC hopes to begin producing Class 6, 7 and 8 trucks, tractors and glider kits, mostly for vocational use, later this year, promising quality and simplicity.
Tags: Cummins, OEM, Diamond T, Diamond Reo, T-Line Truck, Glider Kits
May 12, 2015 - Industry News
Daimler Trucks North America will not be exhibiting at the Mid-America Trucking Show in 2016, saying it is moving to an every-other-year format similar to the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Germany.
Tags: Events, Mid-America Trucking Show, Daimler Trucks North America
Natural gas engine provider Westport Innovations Inc. said last week it thinned financial losses in the second quarter of the year despite a 30% drop in revenue.
Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Earnings, Cummins Westport, Westport Innovations, Engines
May 11, 2015 - Industry News
Cummins has pledged both to reduce carbon emissions from its products in-use and to streamline the logistics of the company’s managed freight as part of a global sustainability effort.
Tags: Sustainability, Cummins, Carbon Footprint
HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park gets a right-hand-seat view of Daimler Truck's Inspiration Truck and the Highway Pilot autonomous control system in action.
Tags: DTNA, Freightliner Cascadia, Autonomous Drive, Freightliner, Daimler Trucks North America
May 7, 2015 - Industry News
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has appointed Berend Bracht as president and CEO and a member of its executive board, effective July 1, 2015.
Tags: Leadership, Bosch, People, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems
May 7, 2015 - Product News
Kenworth is offering Eaton's 10-speed UltraShift Plus VAS transmission on selected medium-duty trucks for the first time, including the T370, T440 and T470 equipped with the 8.9-liter Paccar PX-9 engine.
Tags: Kenworth, Eaton, Medium-Duty Trucks, UltraShift Plus
Jim McGeehan, Consulting Scientist for Delo engine oils, has elected to retire from Chevron effective June 30, 2015, according to Chevron Products Co.
Tags: Chevron Lubricants, Chevron Delo, PC-11
May 5, 2015 - Industry News
Daimler Trucks North America introduced its new autonomous Freightliner Inspiration Truck Tuesday night at Hoover Dam, using the historic dam as the world's largest projection screen in its dramatic premier.
Tags: Freightliner, Nevada, Daimler Trucks North America, Autonomous Drive
Cummins Westport will begin producing the ISB6.7 G, a 6.7-liter dedicated natural gas engine for medium-duty trucks, shuttle buses, and vocational vehicles by the middle of 2016.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Engines, Cummins Westport, CNG, LNG
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