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2016 trailer orders fall from 2015 levels

The year closed strong with December dry van orders jumping 26 percent year-over-year.

Globe Trailers launching trailer line for mountainous terrain

Designed in conjunction with drivers, end users and dealers, Globe Trailers tailored many components of their lowboy trailers to fit operator's requirements for mountain transport.

Truck sales close 2016 just under 250,000 units

The North American Class 8 retail sales forecast was widely revised as many as three times last year, down from 260,000 units to 250,000 to 240,000. Ultimately, orders fell short, met ...

Wide base 385 steer tires now available on Kenworth T370s spec’d with heavier axles

The tires can now be ordered for the company's heaviest non-drive front axles – rated at 16,000, 18,000 and 20,000 pounds.

Used truck values dropped more than 20% last year

Last year's annual losses translate to an overall monthly loss of about 2.5 percent, beating J.D. Power and Associates' early estimate of 3 to 5 percent.

Mack adding rolling start and auto neutral to mDRIVE transmission

Last year, Mack says mDRIVE and mDRIVE HD penetration reached record levels in Pinnacle Axle Back and Granite models sold in the U.S. and Canada.

Penske making collision avoidance, air disc brakes standard in rental fleet

Penske has ordered more than 2,000 commercial semi-trucks from Freightliner, Volvo and Navistar with the new spec.

ATA’s Spear to serve on autonomous vehicle steering committee

American Trucking Association President and CEO Chris Spear will sit on a newly established U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) committee aimed at the guiding the emergence and deployment of autonomous ...

Trailer efficiency benefits mandated by Phase 2 can be compounded

The credit for TPMS is lower because, unlike ATIS, TPMS doesn’t make the pressure adjustment as it’s needed.

Mercedes-Benz Vans details robotic delivery concept

On the eve of the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Stefan Maurer, head of future transportation for Mercedes-Benz Vans, went into greater detail about its ideas for incorporating ...

December truck orders bode well for early 2017

Growing backlogs signal that "the worst should be behind us for now," according to FTR.

Managing uptime: Selecting an aftermarket partner

A fully staffed service bay is of no benefit if it takes days or weeks to find needed parts.

Canadian OEM bringing trailer lineup to the U.S.

The company also builds a line of specialized and heavy haul trailers for more demanding environments and applications.

Cummins settles patent infringement claim with Rotomaster

In its suit, Cummins claimed Rotomaster's infringed on its turbocharger patents in the U.S. and overseas.

Report: Sales of electrified powertrain trucks set to balloon over the next decade

According to a new report from Navigant Research, global annual electrified powertrain medium and heavy duty truck sales are expected to grow from about 31,000 vehicles in 2016 to nearly ...