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November 4, 2014

Near Record Month for Class 8 Orders

October was the second best month on record for orders of Class 8 trucks, increasing 87% over September to nearly 46,000 units, according to FTR.

August 21, 2014

Heavy Duty Truck Manufacturing Value Up More Than 50%

The total value of shipments in the heavy-duty truck manufacturing business have increased the most of three vehicle classes over the past five-years, according to new 2012 Economic Census statistics released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

May 23, 2014

Federal-Mogul Vehicle Components Division Renamed Federal-Mogul Motorparts

Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation has announced that its the Vehicle Components division will be renamed Federal-Mogul Motorparts.

May 19, 2014

UAW Members Approve New Daimler Trucks Contract

United Auto Workers employees at Daimler Trucks North America’s facilities located in Cleveland, Mt. Holly and Gastonia, North Carolina, have ratified a new four-year collective bargaining agreement.

May 13, 2014

Volkswagen to Take Control of Scania, Stepping up Commercial Vehicle Efforts

Its $9.2 billion offer to buy out the truck-making arm of the Swedish vehicle manufacturer Scania has been accepted, according to published reports.

April 30, 2014

Wabash, Cummins, Eaton, Allison Report First Quarter Numbers

Trailer maker Wabash National had net income for the first quarter of 2014 of $7.3 million, or 10 cents per diluted share, compared to first quarter 2013 net income of $5.7 million, or 8 cents per diluted share.

April 30, 2014

Daimler Trucks Profit Doubles, Volvo Swings Back to Profitability

Profit for truck, engine and carmaker Daimler AG soared in the first quarter of the year, while competitor Volvo has reported a profit following a loss a year ago

April 29, 2014

Paccar Profit Increases 16%

The parent to truck makers Peterbilt and Kenworth, Paccar, has increased first quarter revenue along with net income and is predicting higher sales for the industry overall this year.

March 5, 2014

Navistar Quarterly Loss Grows to $248 Million

Truck and engine maker Navistar International reported a wider first quarter loss than expected on Wednesday amid slower sales.

February 22, 2014

Mack’s Poised to Win More Sales with Products and Support, New President Says

Dealers are “fired up” to sell trucks, with new emphasis on highway applications. And executives will "relaunch the Mack brand" at the ConExpo-ConAgg show in March.

February 21, 2014

Former Daimler Truck Head Renschler Headed to Volkswagen

The former head of Daimler Trucks, who left the company last month after less than a year of overseeing Mercedes Benz cars and vans at parent company Daimler AG, will be taking over responsibility for commercial vehicles at Volkswagen AG.

February 20, 2014

Dana Profit Dips Still Strong

The parent of truck and auto component maker Dana saw a slight decline in both sales and profits last year, but still reported healthy numbers, according to just release figures.

February 13, 2014

Study: Advanced Powertrains to Drive Remanufactured Replacement Component Market

The entry of advanced class 6-8 powertrain systems that comply with new emission regulations will drive revenue for the North American remanufactured replacement components market over the next five to seven years.

February 10, 2014

Daimler and Volvo Report Fourth Quarter Earnings

The parent to Freightliner, Western Star and Detroit Diesel saw a big jump in its fourth quarter earnings while profit fell.

January 31, 2014

Paccar Reports Record Revenue for Last Year

Paccar, the parent to truck makers Peterbilt and Kenworth, reported record revenue of $17.12 billion in 2013 compared to revenue of $17.05 billion the year before.

January 29, 2014

Meritor Goes from Quarterly Loss to Profit

Truck component maker Meritor recorded a profit for the final quarter of last year, compared to a loss the same time a year ago, according to a newly released earnings report.

January 22, 2014

Mark Lampert to Retire as DTNA’s Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing; Richard Howard Named Successor

Daimler Trucks North America announced that Mark Lampert, senior vice president of sales and marketing, will retire March 31. Richard Howard will assume the position of Daimler Trucks North America sales and marketing senior vice president on April 1.

January 21, 2014

Chrysler Purchase by Fiat Finalized

Italy’s Fiat, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Fiat North America, has completed its previously announced acquisition of all of the United Auto Workers' employee medical benefit retirement trust interests in the Chrysler Group and is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fiat.

March 1, 2007

Has Predictive Maintenance Become a Dinosaur?

Vertical integration, underhood heat and cheaper parts have replaced experience and data bases in anticipating component failures.

November 1, 2006

European Way Gains Momentum

Vertical integration flourishes as truck builders advance their component manufacturing plans or strike new supplier agreements.

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