Volvo Trucks North America executives pose with a VNL tractor at the truck's launch earlier this year. Photo: Jack Roberts


China's Geely to Buy Stake in Volvo Trucks

A $3.3 billion deal will give China's Geely Holding, which already owns the Volvo Automobile Group, an 8.2% stake in Volvo Trucks.


Retread Instead Launches Letter Campaign to Combat Cheap Foreign Tires

Marangoni Tread North America’s Retread Instead campaign to promote the use of retreads over cheaper foreign tires has launched what it calls an "aggressive" Senate letter-writing campaign to reach legislators.


Used Class 8 Sales Decline in November

Following a surge in October, same-dealer used Class 8 truck sales dropped 17% in November and prices fell by 3%.



Daimler Trucks Names Asia Head

Daimler has named Hartmut Schick as the new head of Daimler Trucks Asia where he will oversee operations for Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks and Bus Corporation and the Daimler India Commercial Vehicles.


Summit Truck Group Partners with Fontaine Fifth Wheel

Summit Truck Group has entered into a strategic partnership with Fontaine Fifth Wheel that would position Fontaine as the preferred vendor for fifth wheels for all new, stock units ordered by Summit.

Photo: Prestolite Electric


IdlePro Heavy-Duty Alternator Now Standard on International HX

Prestolite Electric has been awarded standard position by Navistar on its International HX severe-duty vehicles.

Kenworth T370 fuel tanker Photo: Kenworth


Dana Spicer Axles Offered on Kenworth T270 and T370

The medium-duty Kenworth T270 and T370 are now available with Dana Spicer S140 series single reduction, single-drive axles and the Bendix Wingman Fusion advanced driver assistance system.

Nikola anticipates offering its fully electric Nikola Two day-cab truck (pictured) for sale in the U.S. by 2021. Photo: Nikola


Wabco Invests $10 Million in Nikola Motor Company

Wabco Holdings has announced a $10 million strategic investment in Nikola Motor Company, manufacturer of the upcoming Nikola One and Nikola Two hydrogen-electric Class 8 trucks.

Paccar's 12-speed automated transmission. Image: Paccar


Paccar Automated Transmission Now Standard on Kenworth T680

Kenworth has announced that the 12-speed Paccar Automated Transmission and right-hand column-mounted shifter will be standard equipment on linehaul and regional haul applications of Kenworth’s on-highway flagship T680.

Scott Clark Photo: Michelin


Michelin Taps Clark to Head North America Unit

Michelin Group has named Scott Clark as the new chairman and president of Michelin North America, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

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