Equipment

Hartt Transportation runs tri-axle vans, among other things, in Maine, where such rigs may gross 100,000 pounds. Photo: Hartt Transportation

News

TCA Implores Congress Not to Raise Truck Weights

The Truckload Carriers Association reiterated its support of the current five-axle, 80,000-pound federal gross vehicle weight limit for trucks.

UD Trucks Quon (Japan) Photo: Volvo Group

News

UD Trucks Rolls Out Flagship Cabover for Japan

UD Trucks has launched the all-new Quon in the Japanese market as “a full model change” for its heavy-duty flagship.

Products

Crew Cab ProMaster Van Conversion

The FR Conversions ProMaster van upfit streamlines the work of two vehicles into one, with seating for up to six crew members and a cargo platform with heavy equipment roll-on and roll-off capability.

David Diaz Photo: Phillips Industries

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Phillips Industries Names New Chiefs for Marketing and Trailer Sales

Phillips Industries has hired David Diaz as director of marketing and Jeffrey McKeown as OEM trailer and technical sales manager.

The new automated manual transmission joint venture between Cummins and Eaton will include both existing and new products for global distribution. Photo: Eaton

News

Eaton, Cummins Announce Global Automated Manual Transmission Partnership

A new joint venture, Eaton Cummins Automated Manual Transmission Technologies, includes current Eaton AMTs as well as a new, heavy-duty AMT slated for introduction later this year, plus future AMT products designed for commercial vehicle markets worldwide.

The styling of Kenworth’s new vocational T880S has sparked interest from non-vocational users.

Articles

KW’s New T880S Has Traditional Looks, Surprising Turnability

A forward-set steer axle is usually a way to stretch truck’s wheelbase to meet weight-distribution laws in so-called bridge states, but the styling of Kenworth’s new vocational T880S has sparked interest from non-vocational users.

Owners of legacy Volvo trucks can purchase Geotab telematics devices and sign up for Remote Diagnostics subscriptions through the Volvo Trucks dealer network beginning May 1. Photo: Jack Roberts

News

Volvo Enhances Connectivity Support For Older Truck Models

A new partnership with telematics supplier Geotab will allow owners of Volvo vehicles with EPA 2010 or newer Volvo engines to access the same suite of uptime services available for newer Volvo trucks.

News

FTR, ACT Report Steady Growth for Class 5-8 Sales in March

Class 8 truck orders for March have beat expectations for the third month in a row, according to FTR. While relatively flat compared to last month, they're up over last year.

Image: Dana Inc.

News

Dana Breaks Ground on Gear Plant in Hungary

Dana Inc. broke ground April 5 on a new gear manufacturing facility in Győr, Hungary, intended to support new vehicle programs in Europe.

Photo from iStockphoto.com

Articles

Improving Truck Ergonomics for Driver Safety

OSHA regs require an employer to provide a workplace (which includes upfitted work vehicles) free from recognized hazards. The best way to make a work truck fleet more ergonomic is to proactively identify and rectify potential issues.

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