September 6, 2016 - Global News
Volkswagen Truck & Bus is taking a 16.6% equity stake in Navistar International Corp. as part of a “wide-ranging strategic alliance” that will initially focus on providing powertrains for Navistar trucks starting in 2019.
Tags: Volkswagen, Navistar, Engines, Mergers & Acquisitions
August 29, 2016 - Industry News
Vancouver-based Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers has acquired online auctioneer IronPlanet of Pleasanton, Calif., for $758.5 million, the company announced.
Tags: Ritchie Bros. Auctions, Mergers & Acquisitions, IronPlanet, Auctions, Heavy Equipment
August 18, 2016 - Industry News
Uber is upping its efforts to expand from the ride-sharing market to commercial freight movement by acquiring Otto, the technology startup that’s developing an aftermarket version of autonomous technology for Class 8 trucks.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Otto
July 20, 2016 - Industry News
Fitzgerald Glider Kits has finalized the purchase of two Peterbilt dealerships in the southwest region of Virginia, formerly known by the name Performance Peterbilt of Bristol.
Tags: Peterbilt, Dealership, Mergers & Acquisitions, Glider Kits
June 22, 2016 - Industry News
Douglas Dynamics has agreed to acquire medium-duty truck upfitter Dejana Truck and Utility equipment for $206 million It is expected to close the deal during the third quarter of 2016.
Tags: Truck Bodies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Dejana Truck Equipment, Upfitters
June 15, 2016 - Industry News
Bendix’s German parent company Knorr-Bremse is making an acquisition to position it for future autonomous vehicle technology.
Tags: Bendix, Global, Mergers & Acquisitions, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Autonomous Vehicles
May 5, 2016 - Industry News
Cargo securement manufacturer and supplier Heico has acquired Wistra GmbH Cargo Control, a German cargo securement products company.
Tags: Cargo Securement, Ancra, Mergers & Acquisitions
April 19, 2016 - Industry News
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
April 7, 2016 - Industry News
Commercial tire dealer and retreader BestDrive has purchased Brahler’s Trucker Supply, significantly expanding its presence in the Midwest.
Tags: Tires, Continental Tire the Americas, Retreads, Mergers & Acquisitions
April 1, 2016 - Product News
LOUISVILLE, KY -- Trail King's purchase of Dakota gained a line of grain trailers, while growth in the hauling of turbine blades demands longer equipment.
Tags: Trailers, Dakota, Trail King, Mergers & Acquisitions, Agricultural Fleets
March 7, 2016 - Industry News
Commercial truck dealer group TranSource has entered into an agreement with Advantage Truck Centers to purchase certain assets from the Rocky Mount and St. Pauls, N.C. locations.
Tags: Hino, Volvo Trucks, Dealers, Mergers & Acquisitions
February 4, 2016 - Industry News
Pure Power Technologies has been acquired from Navistar by an investment group, allowing PPT to become an independent company.
Tags: Navistar, Fuel Injection, Mergers & Acquisitions
November 2, 2015 - Industry News
J.B. Poindexter & Co., parent company of Morgan Olson, is buying Reading Truck Body, which makes service and other bodies
Tags: Reading Truck Body, Mergers & Acquisitions
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
June 5, 2015 - Industry News
Stemco has entered into an agreement to acquire the Veyance North-American air springs business form Continental AG, the company announced.
Tags: Goodyear, Stemco, Suspensions, Mergers & Acquisitions
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 1, 2015 - Industry News
Trail King Industries has acquired aluminum grain trailer maker Dakota Trailer Manufacturing expanding the company’s agricultural product line.
Tags: Trailers, Trail King, Mergers & Acquisitions, Agricultural Fleets
January 9, 2015 - Industry News
Mary Petrovich, a former CEO of AxleTech from 2002-2011, will rejoin the firm as executive chairman. Joe Mejaly, who joined the company in May 2014 as general manager, will serve as AxleTech International’s CEO.
Tags: Leadership, People, Mergers & Acquisitions, AxleTech International, Carlyle Group
January 5, 2015 - Global News
AB Volvo completed the purchase of 45% of Chinese automotive manufacturer Dongfeng Commercial Vehicles, first announced two years ago.
Tags: China, DongFeng Commercial Vehicles, Volvo Group, Mergers & Acquisitions, Global
December 9, 2014 - Industry News
Antares Trailers has been acquired by Direct Trailer, a Texas-based manufacturer of custom flatbeds and drop-deck trailers. The acquisition will expand Direct Trailers production capabilities and increase the business volume.
Tags: Trailers, Flatbeds, Mergers & Acquisitions, Dropdeck Trailers
December 1, 2014 - Industry News
The McCandless Truck Center International dealership group acquired Hanson International of Western Colorado, a commercial truck dealer with two dealerships in Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs, Colo.
Tags: Colorado, International Trucks, Mergers & Acquisitions, Commercial Truck Dealers
November 7, 2014 - Product News
Talbert Manufacturing acquired Ferree Trailers adding the company’s specialty trailer lines that weren't previously in Talbert’s own lineup, along with gaining Ferree’s manufacturing facility.
Tags: Trailers, Heavy Haul, Mergers & Acquisitions, Talbert Trailers
September 15, 2014 - Industry News
ZF Friedrichshafen of Germany is buying Michigan-based TRW Automotive Holdings, creating one of the world's largest companies in the vehicle supplier business.
Tags: TRW Automotive, Mergers & Acquisitions, Suppliers, ZF Friedrichshafen, Global
July 31, 2014 - Industry News
In early July, a top Daimler Trucks official told reporters that fellow German company Volkswagen would make a bid to buy American truck maker Paccar. VW denied it the rumor at the time, and now Paccar has come out with a statement as well.
Tags: PACCAR, Volkswagen, Navistar, Global, Mergers & Acquisitions
July 3, 2014 - Industry News
Rumors have been around for a while that Volkswagen will try to buy a U.S. truck maker. Earlier rumors centered on International, but the latest is Paccar, with Reuters running a story Thursday about takeover plans and VW denying it.
Tags: PACCAR, Volkswagen, Global, Mergers & Acquisitions
We offer e-newsletters that deliver targeted news and information for the entire fleet industry.
The expert, Shawn Whitacre from Chevron Delo, will answer your questions
The expert, Steve Carlson from Xantrex, will answer your questions
The expert, Brian Fletcher from Eaton, will answer your questions
On the Spot: Drive the Future With Volvo's SuperTruck [Video]
Highlights From ATA Management Conference & Exhibition [Video]
Navistar's Las Vegas LT Series Launch Presentation [Video]
Test Drive Preview: Freightliner's 2018 Cascadia [Video]
Power Converter Features Waterproof Design
Tool Caddy Can Store 100 Pounds of Gear
Trailer Slick Plate Requires No Grease
AutoSock Fits Wide Base Single Tires