March 4, 2016 - Product News
Reyco Granning introduced its new LiftMaster family of auxiliary lift-axle suspensions at the NTEA Work Truck Show— the ALAP-13 (PS) steerable and ALAP-13 (NS) non-steerable-- for heavy-duty Class 7/8 trucks.
Tags: Reyco Granning, Lift Axles, NTEA
March 4, 2016 - Industry News
Proposed national entry-level driver training requirements focus on a minimum amount of behind-the-wheel training.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Driver Training
Bimbo Bakeries USA has added 84 propane autogas-fueled trucks to deliver its bread and baked goods in Chicago, Denver, and Washington, D.C., vehicle modifier ROUSH CleanTech announced at the Work Truck Show.
Tags: Work Truck Show, Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Bimbo Bakeries, Delivery Fleets, Ford F-59
Gains in total U.S. employment remain strong, with a new report showing non-farm payrolls increased in February from the month before. A renowned economist said this week the U.S. economic picture is one of the brightest on the world’s economic stage.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment
March 3, 2016 - Industry News
Ryder System announced three new pre-owned vehicle categories to help customers find vehicles that fit their needs and budgets.
Tags: Ryder System, Used Trucks, Pre-Owned
March 3, 2016 - Product News
The Mack ClearTech One is a single-package exhaust aftertreatment system that combines the diesel particulate filter, selective catalytic reduction and diesel exhaust fluid dosing system into one unit.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Exhaust, Diesel Particulate Filter, Vocational Trucks, SCR, DEF, Diesel Emissions
Nestlé Waters North America has expanded its propane autogas fleet by adding 155 Ford F-650 beverage delivery trucks powered by the alternative fuel.
Tags: Nestle, EPA, ROUSH CleanTech, Ford F-650
Class 8 truck orders were down as demand fell slightly compared to January, according to the early February numbers from ACT Research and FTR.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
The less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has reported increases in freight for the first two months of 2016, including tons per day growing 2% and 3.2% for January and February, respectively, compared to the same time in 2015.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, LTL, Tonnage
New factory orders and shipments rebounded at least somewhat in January, while measures of business investment and inventories also improved, according to new Commerce Department figures.
Tags: Economy, Factory Orders, Non-Manufacturing, Federal Reserve, Factory Shipments
March 2, 2016 - Industry News
Alcoa announced new additions to its M-Series aluminum wheel lineup for medium-duty Sprinter and Ford Transit vans and for GM 3500/4500 chassis at the NTEA Work Truck Show.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Alcoa
Daimler Truck North America said its new Detroit DD5 medium-duty engine will be available for ordering later this year in Freightliner Class 5/6 M2106 trucks...
Tags: Freightliner, Detroit, Daimler Trucks North America
March 2, 2016 - Product News
Telogis has introduced its Telogis Navigation Global Edition mobile app for the iPhone and iPad, the company announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show.
Tags: Telogis, Navigation, Mobile Apps
Kenworth is offering new collision mitigation, severe-duty suspension, and DEF configuration options on its T680 and T880 truck models.
Tags: Kenworth, DEF, T880, T680, Collision Mitigation
Ram Commercial has announced a new power take-off option for the Ram Chassis Cab — a left side PTO rated at 60 horsepower of output available in gas and diesel 4x4 models.
Tags: Upfitting, PTO, Chassis Cab, Ram Commercial Truck
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America unveiled the 2018 Isuzu FTR, the company’s all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment featuring a 4-cylinder diesel engine.
Tags: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Delivery Fleet, Cabovers, Class 6, Medium-Duty Trucks
International announced that the collision mitigation technology, Bendix Wingman Fusion would now be offered on its medium-duty DuraStar models. It has also added the Cummins ISL9 engine as an option for the WorkStar and DuraStar.
Tags: International, Navistar, DuraStar, Medium-Duty Trucks, Bendix, Collision Mitigation
Mack Trucks released 13- and 14-speed versions of its Mack mDrive HD automated manual transmission to better suit certain vocational and on-highway applications.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Transmissions, Automated Manual Transmissions, mDrive, Vocational Trucks
Mitsubishi Fuso showed off a prototype battery-electric Canter FE-Series medium-duty cabover that has been in testing in Europe for a year.
Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Cabovers, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Canter FE
Employment in the private sector jumped again in February, mainly led by the service industry, while recent weakness in manufacturing translated into a loss of jobs.
General Motors will offer a 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel engine with its 2017 model-year Chevrolet Express cargo and passenger vans, the company announced at the Work Truck Show.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Chevrolet Express, General Motors, Full-Size Vans, 2017-MY, 4G LTE
Despite greater demand for truckload services, national average van, reefer, and flatbed freight spot rates all slipped for the week ending February 27 compared to the previous week, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
March 1, 2016 - Industry News
Ford has increased towing and payload capability for its 2017 Super Duty F-350, F-450, and F-550 chassis cabs with new frames and a next-generation 6.7L V-8 PowerStroke diesel with more horsepower and torque, Ford has announced at the Work Truck Show.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Ford, Ford Super Duty, Chassis Cab Trucks
The Ford F-650/750 has been named Work Truck magazine’s annual Medium-Duty Truck of the Year. The award was presented at a ceremony during the NTEA Work Truck Show.
Tags: Ford, Awards, Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award, Work Truck Show, Ford F-650, Ford F-750
Ford has updated its 2017 model-year van lineup to include ergonomic updates for the Transit, new technology for the Transit Connect, and a new engine offering for the E-Series stripped chassis and cutaway.
Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Ford E-Series, 2017-MY, Ford Transit Connect
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