Q&A: Mack's Stephen Roy Talks About Service, Market Share
Stephen Roy, who has been Mack Trucks president, sales and marketing for North America since Jan. 1, spent the last five years in aftermarket parts and service, which he says is key to the company’s continued success. We sat down with Roy for more insight.
Test Drive: Detroit’s Smooth Self-Shifter
Now available with the less powerful DD13 diesel, the proprietary automated
transmission remains a smooth work- and fuel-saver
“Proprietary” is a magic word among truck builders. It describes components of the company’s own manufacture or design that are installed on the company’s own trucks. For truck users, this can be a good thing, because they’re designed to work specifically with a company’s other components.
Wide, Heavy and High, Oh My
Moving the Space Shuttle Endeavour
After traveling more than 124 million miles in space, the Space Shuttle Endeavour had one more 14.2-mile journey to make through the streets of Los Angeles to its final resting space at the California Science Center.
HDT Announces 2014 Top 20 Products
Each year, Heavy Duty Trucking’s editors spend a lot of time going to press conferences and combing through news releases on the latest new products for trucking to determine the very best of the past year’s introductions for our Top 20 Products.
Are Retreaded Tires Gaining Market Share over Replacements?
The last time retread tires outsold replacement truck tires was 2009. Before that, it was 2004. Tire market data from 2013, published by our sister publication, Modern Tire Dealer, shows replacement tires outsold retreads last year, but by a thinning margin. That leads us to the question, is a five-year cycle about to repeat itself?