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Manufacturing under way at SAF-Holland plant in  Bessenbach Germany. Photo: SAF-Holland S.A.

News

SAF-Holland to Close Michigan Plants, Consolidate Elsewhere

The change will also move production closer to its truck and trailer customer base, the company announced from its European headquarters.

Photo: Tom Berg

News

Trailer Orders Finish Strong in December

The trailer industry closed 2016 on a high note, with increases in dry van and reefer orders yet was down compared to November, according to ACT Research.

Still from a YouTube video of a Tesla S model owner using the vehicle's autopilot mode.

News

Tesla AutoPilot Crash Investigation Yields Autonomous Tech Insights

The government has closed its investigation into a fatal crash between a Tesla on AutoPilot and a tractor-trailer that raised questions about the safety of autonomous vehicles, and the report offers a number of insights into the advanced driver assist technologies on the path to “self-driving” vehicles.

News

December Heavy Truck Orders Hit 6-Month High

North American Class 8 retail sales rose to a six-month high of 21,281 units and Classes 5-7 had another banner year, according to ACT Research.

J.D. Power publishes the NADA Used Car Guide, which includes commercial trucks.

News

Report: Wholesale Truck Values Dropped More than Retail

Sleeper tractors lost about 30% of value at auction last year, say analysts at J.D. Power Valuation Services.

Rolf Lockwood

Articles

Trucking Engineers up to the Challenge

"Trucking engenders passion, and I see it in the engineers you depend on, who seem able to beat just about any challenge that comes along," writes Rolf Lockwood in January's "Locking it In" column.

Products

Kenworth Adds Wide Base Steer Tire Options For T370

Kenworth is offering wide base tires for applications requiring up to 20,000-pound front axle ratings for the company’s T370 truck model.

Photo of Chevrolet Express cutaway courtesy of GM.

News

GM Growing Lineup of B20 Biodiesel Vehicles

General Motors' lineup of 19 diesel-powered vehicles will reach 20 with the launch of its new Class 4 to 5 straight truck it's co-developing with Navistar – all of them approved for use with B20, a blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% ultra-low sulfur diesel.

Photo: Tom Berg

News

Mack Announces mDrive Features, Software, Donation to CIM

"Rolling start" and "auto-neutral" makes automated transmission more useful; WheresMyConcrete tracks loads; Granite goes to Construction Industry Management's education-support auction.

The Volvo VHD is among the Volvo truck models now available to NJPA members in the U.S. and Canada. Photo: Volvo Trucks

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Volvo Awarded Chassis Contract by Public Cooperative Agency

Volvo Trucks North America has been awarded a contract by the National Joint Powers Alliance to offer Class 8 chassis to over 50,000 NJPA members.

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