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Volvo eyes trucking’s future with 2017 product updates

In a year that’s seen the company roll out two updated tractors and a futuristic concept tractor-trailer, Volvo Trucks North America said Monday it's readying itself for the future of ...

Shell Rotella nears completion of Starship concept rig aimed at hyper efficiency

Shell’s futuristic concept tractor-trailer, dubbed the Starship Initiative, is on track to be completed within the coming months and could perform a cross-country efficiency test run as early as the ...

Detroit earns ‘Hardest Working Cities’ designation from Freightliner

The company says its Hardest Working Cities winners are determined by a review of approximately 400 metropolitan census areas across 11 different key economic performance indicators.

Class 8 truck market to jump, stabilize in coming years

Despite their recent 18-month slump, Class 8 truck orders are forecasted by research firm FTR to jump to 247,000 this year and upwards of 300,000 in 2018 -- a healthy ...
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Front axle weight issue prompts recall of certain 2017-18 Western Star 4900 trucks

Daimler Trucks is recalling a few dozen Western Star 4900 trucks in which the weight of the front axle could exceed the spring capacity.

Navistar sees quarterly profits for second time in 5 years, gains $37M in 2017 3Q

Navistar International Corp., the parent company of International Trucks, reported Wednesday a net income of $37 million for the third quarter of the 2017 fiscal year. The gains came in ...

Recalls issued for some 2018 Internationals, Trail King gooseneck trailers

Approximately 224 model year 2018 International HX and LT series trucks with Cummins ISX15 Performance Series engines are being recalled for a fuel pump issue, and nearly 750 Trail King ...

Faulty spotlight fuse prompts recall of nearly 6,000 Kenworth, Peterbilt trucks

Affected trucks include 2013-2017 Kenworth T680 and T880 models manufactured between Jan. 25, 2012, and Nov. 10, 2016, and 2013-2016 Peterbilt 567 and 579 models manufactured between July 13, 2012, ...

Mesilla Valley deploys solar panels on trucks to boost fuel economy, battery life

Mesilla Valley Transportation (CCJ Top 250, No. 75) has purchased 1,000 eNow solar energy systems for its tractors, saying it will help fuel economy and battery life and power auxiliary ...

Tow hook, fuel pump issues prompt recalls of 2,500-plus Freightliner, Western Star trucks

More than 2,500 Freightliner and Western Star trucks, ranging from severe duty to Class 8 long-haul tractors, are included in two separate recalls, according to documents from the National Highway ...

Paccar recalls more than 1,700 new Kenworth, Peterbilt tractors for potential fuel pump issue

Affected trucks are equipped with certain Cummins ISX15 engines.

Volvo launches new VNL long-haul tractor

All new VNL models with the exception of the VNL 760 will be in production in September; the VNL 760 enters production in November.

Marmon-Herrington’s Sisu planetary drive axles

Marmon-Herrington’s Sisu 90,000-pound tandem-axle and 136,000-pound tridem-axle sets are double-reduction planetary drive axles suited for heavy-duty applications such as mining, heavy haul and oil and gas. The tandem axle offers ...

Great Dane moves to new Atlanta facility

The trailer manufacturer says the new location features an expanded parts showroom and a bigger stock yard. It also boasts a new and pre-owned trailer and truck body display lot, ...