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January 23, 2018 - Product News

Bendix Expands Heavy-Duty Aftermarket Brake Shoe Line

Bendix expanded its aftermarket brake shoe line to include a new steel/coreless shoe through its Bendix Basic Friction or Bendix Advanced Friction lines. Photo: Bendix

Bendix expanded its aftermarket brake shoe line to include a new steel/coreless shoe through its Bendix Basic Friction or Bendix Advanced Friction lines.

Tags: Bendix, Brakes, HDAW, Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, Aftermarket Parts, Corrosion

January 23, 2018 - Industry News

CVSN, GenNext Join Up to Improve Heavy-Duty Aftermarket

The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network and GenNext have signed a memorandum of understanding with the intent to align the strengths and core competencies.

Tags: Partnership, Aftermarket, HDAW, GenNext

January 23, 2018 - Industry News

Fed Economist: 'All Sectors Have Room to Grow'

Photo: U.S. Department of Transportation

In the years following the recession, U.S. economic growth has been "so modest that no sector has been overheated,” said William Strauss, senior economist and economic adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Tags: HDAW, Forecast, Economic Conditions

January 23, 2018 - Industry News

Phillips Industries Celebrates 90 Years

Hugh Wallace Phillips, founder of what was then H.W. Phillips. Photo: Phillips Industries

Phillips Industries embarked on a year-long celebration of its 90th year in business with a press conference during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week.

Tags: Phillips Industries, Anniversaries, HDAW, History

January 22, 2018 - Industry News

Leaked Infrastructure Plan: No Fuel Tax Hike, but Tolling Interstates OK

Photo: U.S. Department of Transportation

UPDATED A draft of the Trump Administration’s long-promised infrastructure plan, obtained and published on Jan. 22, is arguably most compelling for what it leaves out: Any talk of boosting federal fuel taxes.

Tags: NATSO, Infrastructure Funding, Donald Trump

January 22, 2018 - Industry News

Intelligent Intersection Tech Coming to Columbus

Image courtesy of Continental.

Continental will install its vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications technology to help prevent intersection crashes.  

Tags: Continental, City of Columbus, Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications, Connected Vehicle Technology, U.S. DOT, Safety, Vehicle-to-Infrastructure

January 22, 2018 - Industry News

Wabco Launches New Budget Spare Parts Brand

Wabco launched its budget spare parts brand ProVia at HDAW 2018 to better serve distributors, shops and fleet operators in North America. ProVia parts are specifically engineered to provide a powerful balance between safety, reliability and cost. Photo: Wabco

Wabco has announced the launch of a new budget spare parts brand, ProVia, aimed at bridging the gap between low quality, cheap parts and the company's more premium offerings.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, HDAW, Wabco

January 22, 2018 - Industry News

Eaton Expands Authorized Rebuilder Program

Eaton has added Houston, Texas-based Chalk’s Truck Parts to its Authorized Rebuilder Program. Photo courtesy of Eaton.

Eaton has expanded its North American Authorized Rebuilder Program by adding Houston, Texas-based Chalk’s Truck Parts.

Tags: Eaton, Aftermarket Parts, Remanufacturing, HDAW

January 22, 2018 - Product News

Mack Teams up With Lego on Mack Anthem Set

With 2,595 pieces, including a very special replica of the Mack Bulldog hood ornament, it’s the fifth-largest Lego Technic set. Photos: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks and Lego have released a new 2,595-piece Lego Technic building set of the new Mack Anthem flagship truck. The set can also be used to create a fully functional Mack LR front loader refuse model.

Tags: Class 8, Mack Trucks

January 22, 2018 - Industry News

Truckload Linehual, Intermodal Rates Continue Increasing

A measure of truckload linehaul rates has hit a new record high while a separate gauge of intermodal shipping rates showed it posted its 15th straight increase.

Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates

January 19, 2018 - Industry News

Kenworth Continues Government Sales Program

Image of T880S Dump Truck courtesy of Kenworth

Kenworth Truck Company is offering a program with the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) that expands sales opportunities for new Kenworth Class 6-8 chassis to more than 50,000 NJPA members throughout the United States and Canada.

Tags: Kenworth, NJPA, Kenworth T880, Dump Trucks, Government Contracts

January 19, 2018 - Industry News

FMCSA Publishes ELD Waiver for Rental Trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published in the Federal Register the waiver the Truck Renting and Leasing Association requested for short-term rental trucks.

Tags: FMCSA, TRALA, Truck Rental, ELD, ELD Mandate, Hours of Service

January 19, 2018 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Consumer Sentiment Hits 6-Month Low, Housing Starts Fall

Consumers are feeling less upbeat, due to uncertainty about economic conditions following the tax overhaul recently signed into law, according to a new report. Meanwhile the level of new home construction last year was the best in a decade despite a December decline.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Home Starts, Consumer Sentiment, Home Building

January 18, 2018 - Industry News

Busy Truck Stop Finds Success with Biofuels

Fontana Truck Stop Center has found that offering renewable fuels is one way to stand out, so they sell biodiesel blends and a blend of biodiesel and renewable hydrocarbon diesel (RHD) at its diesel islands.

Tags: Biodiesel, Biofuels, CNG, Truck Stops, Fontana Truck Center

January 18, 2018 - Industry News

Survey: Regional Small Fleets Slower to Comply With ELD Mandate

Graph courtesy CarrierLists

Regional small fleets appear to be lagging behind national fleets when it comes to adoption of mandatory electronic logging devices, according to the latest weekly survey numbers from CarrierLists.

Tags: ELDs, ELD Mandate

January 18, 2018 - Product News

Federal-Mogul Launching Heavy-Duty Tech-Training Program

Screenshot via Federal Mogul

Federal-Mogul Motorparts is launching Garage Gurus HD, a heavy-duty training program for technicians who perform heavy-duty vehicle repairs.

Tags: Technician Training, Online Training, HDAW, Technicians, Federal Mogul

January 18, 2018 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Orders Hit 3-Year High

Class 8 truck orders rose to 37,500 units in December 2017.

North American Class 8 truck orders rose to a 37-month high in December, signaling a healthy market going into 2018.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Sales, ACT Research, Truck Orders, Heavy-Duty Trucks

January 18, 2018 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: J.B. Hunt Profit More Than Triples

Trucking, intermodal and logistics services provider J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. kicked off the fourth quarter 2017 and full-year earnings season in the trucking industry on Thursday when it reported big gains in profits for both periods, due in large part to the recent tax law changes approved by Congress late last year.

Tags: Intermodal, J.B. Hunt, Fleet Earnings

January 18, 2018 - Industry News

How 3 SmartWay Excellence Honorees Cut Their Carbon Footprint

The expanded use of CNG-powered trucks has helped Pitt Ohio reduce both its carbon footprint and fuel costs. Photo: Mack Trucks

Three recipients of SmartWay's 2017 Excellence Award detail their best practices for increasing fuel efficiency and reducing carbon footprints, from intermodal to alternative fuels.

Tags: Carbon Footprint, SmartWay, EPA SmartWay, Fuel Economy, CNG, Kimberly-Clark, Intermodal, Pitt Ohio, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

January 18, 2018 - Industry News

Thor Trucks Takes Different Approach to Electric Trucks

Thor Trucks is a new electric truck company initially focused on regional-haul applications. Photo: Thor Trucks

A new electric truck company thinks its modest approach will captivate regional-haul trucking fleets. The Thor Trucks team is focused on providing long-haul electric truck solutions that it says are “reasonable and profitable now.”

Tags: Electric Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Future Trucks, Regional Haul

January 17, 2018 - Industry News

APC Launches Replacement Parts Program for Trucks

Image via APC Automotive Technologies

APC Automotive Technologies has launched a replacement parts category program for light-, medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Replacement Parts, HDAW, Parts and Service

January 17, 2018 - Product News

Help Inc. Adds Seven PrePass Sites in North Carolina

Photo: Help Inc.

Help Inc. announced seven new operational weigh station bypass locations in North Carolina, increasing the number of stations available to PrePass users traveling in the state.

Tags: Weigh Stations, Help Inc., PrePass, Weigh-Station Bypass, North Carolina

January 17, 2018 - Industry News

SiriusXM to Launch Women In Trucking Show

Image of Ellen Voie courtesy of Getty Images

With women making up 7% of the trucking industry workforce, SiriusXM’s Women In Trucking will help promote the employment of more women by identifying and removing the obstacles that keep them from entering the field.

Tags: Women in Fleet, SiriusXM, Women in Trucking

January 17, 2018 - Press Release

LeasePlan USA Names Truck Sales VP


LeasePlan USA has today announced the appointment of Naeem Morris to its Truck and Equipment Division. In his role of truck sales vice president, Morris will be responsible for overseeing the growth and development of the LeasePlan truck division in the Midwest.

Tags: LeasePlan, New Hire

January 17, 2018 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Industrial Production Posts Biggest Annual Gain in 7 Years

A surge in industrial production for December exceeded expectations, but the strength was largely a function of a weather-related utilities spike. A separate report showed a lot of optimism remains when it comes to the market for newly built homes.

Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Housing, Manufacturing


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