May 3, 2016 - Industry News
Mercedes-Benz Vans has boosted the available gross vehicle weight rating of its European Sprinter by 990 pounds, to 5.5 metric tons or 12,122 pounds. An increase is being considered for North American vans, said a spokesman at the builder's U.S. headquarters.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Euro VI, Sprinter, Global
April 22, 2016 - Industry News
Earnings for two of the world’s largest truck makers moved lower in the first quarter, according to earnings reports issued Friday.
Tags: Volvo, Economy, Freightliner, Western Star, Truck Sales, Mack Trucks, Daimler AG, Earnings, Daimler Trucks North America, Volvo Trucks North America, Global
April 7, 2016 - Industry News
Volvo, Daimler Trucks, DAF Trucks, Iveco, MAN Truck & Bus and Scania all participated in the challenge, driving platooned convoys thousands of miles across multiple borders in countries that included Sweden, Germany and Belgium.
Tags: European Union, Global, Truck Platooning, Autonomous Vehicles
March 21, 2016 - Industry News
Daimler Trucks Monday unveiled the Highway Pilot Connect, a truck platooning system that has already been approved for use in a limited area in Germany, while its Highway Pilot autonomous driving system has been approved for use throughout the country.
Tags: Daimler Trucks, Global, Truck Platooning, Autonomous Vehicles
March 18, 2016 - Industry News
Six European truck makers are participating in next month's European Truck Platooning Challenge, a project initiated by the Dutch government to promote platooning by bringing truck convoys to public roads.
Tags: European Union, Volvo Group, Truck Platooning, Global
February 23, 2016 - Global News
Mercedes-Benz Trucks has approved an alternative biodiesel fuel known as hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) for its trucks with heavy-duty (OM 470 or OM 471) engines as well as medium-duty (OM 936 or OM 934) variants.
Tags: Biodiesel, Mercedes-Benz, Alternative Fuels, Daimler, Global
February 9, 2016 - Industry News
In an interview with Bloomberg, the head of Volkswagen’s truck business said the U.S. and China are among key regions for possible expansion.
Tags: Volkswagen, Global
February 5, 2016 - Industry News
The parent company to Volvo, Mack and other truck brands is back in the black, according to earnings reports released Friday, but it plans to cut U.S. production as it nears the end of a four-year cost cutting plan.
Tags: Economy, Volvo Trucks, Quarterly Earnings, Global
The International Trade Commission is looking into whether it should impose anti-dumping and countervailing duties, or tariffs, on truck and bus tires made in China.
Tags: China, Tires, Global
February 4, 2016 - Industry News
Profit for engine maker Cummins fell sharply in the final quarter of last year due to lower global demand, leading it to scale down plans for its new light-duty engines in North America, while Daimler AG saw record profits for 2015,
Tags: Economy, Cummins, Daimler AG, Earnings, Daimler Trucks North America, Global
January 27, 2016 - Industry News
The Volvo Group is reorganizing based on truck brand, a move the Sweden-based global truck and engine maker says “offers clearer commercial accountability” for the group’s various truck brands.
Tags: Mack Trucks, People, Global, Volvo Group
November 18, 2015 - Industry News
Iveco's new medium-duty Eurocargo has been chosen by European commercial vehicle journalists as International Truck of the Year 2016.
Tags: Iveco, Medium-Duty Trucks, International Truck of the Year, Awards, Global
November 16, 2015 - Industry News
Accuride announced Monday that it has realigned its organization and upgraded its leadership team to support the company’s plans to grow as a supplier of wheel-end products to the global commercial vehicle industry.
Tags: Leadership, Gunite, Wheels, Accuride, People, Global
November 3, 2015 - Global News
MAN Truck & Bus is teaming up with Volkswagen to add a new light commercial van to its product lineup, making the German-based company a full-range supplier offering commercial vehicles between 3 and 44 tons.
Tags: MAN Trucks, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, MAN TGE, Global
October 29, 2015 - Industry News
The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its neighbors Canada and Mexico fell in August, totaling $92.4 billion, thanks largely to the drop in fuel and oil prices moved by pipeline and vessel.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Railroads, Freight, Global
October 27, 2015 - Industry News
Martin Lundstedt, Volvo Group’s new president and CEO, held his first press meeting on his first morning on the new job Oct. 22 – and chose to do it outside of the usual corporate setting.
Tags: Leadership, Global, Volvo Group
June 30, 2015 - Global News
Andreas Renschler, the former head of commercial trucks for Daimler who went to work heading up Volkswagen's commercial truck operations earlier this year, has been appointed as the new chairman of the board of Scania.
Tags: Volkswagen, MAN, People, Scania, Global
June 29, 2015 - Industry News
Memphis, Tenn.-based third party logistics provider ReTrans Inc. is being purchased by the Kuehne Nagel Group, the latest in a series of moves by companies extending their reach into trans-Atlantic freight.
Tags: Intermodal, Mergers & Acquisitions, Fleets, 3PL, Global
June 25, 2015 - Industry News
Vision 2020 is a blueprint for building SmartWay's reputation and outreach to increase fuel efficiency and cut “black carbon” emissions worldwide.
Tags: Carbon Footprint, EPA SmartWay, Fuel Efficiency, EPA, Global, Emissions
June 11, 2015 - Industry News
Next year, Sweden-based truck and bus maker Scania will start testing electric trucks on an electric road.
Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Scania, Global
May 15, 2015 - Industry News
ZF Friedrichshafen has completed its acquisition of TRW Automotive, the company announced. TRW and ZF will operate under the name ZF Friedrichshafen AG.
Tags: TRW Automotive, Global, Mergers & Acquisitions, ZF Friedrichshafen
May 13, 2015 - Industry News
Smith Electric Vehicles is returning to the U.S market after it announced an agreement to form a joint venture with Hong Kong-based FDG Electric Vehicles.
Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, China, Joint Venture, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Medium-Duty Trucks, Global
April 21, 2015 - Industry News
Paccar Inc. reported first quarter earnings of $378.4 million, a 38% gain from the same time a year ago, while net sales and financial services revenue increased 10% to $4.83 billion.
Tags: Paccar, Earnings, Global, DAF, Peterbilt, Kenworth
April 9, 2015 - Industry News
Burgaflex North America has acquired Burgaflex GmbH, a Germany-based supplier of tube and hose assemblies. Both companies were originally part of the Burgaflex Group, which was disbanded in 2010.
Tags: Europe, Mergers & Acquisitions, Suppliers, Global
April 7, 2015 - Global News
FedEx Corp. Tuesday announced it will buy European package company TNT Express for $4.8 billion, creating a strong third competitor in the European market.
Tags: Global, TNT Express, Mergers & Acquisitions, FedEx
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