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Volvo Trucks Expands VHD Model Capabilities With New I-Shift Transmission Enhancements

March 12, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News

Volvo Trucks North America introduced new safety and performance features for the Volvo I-Shift, I-Shift for Severe Duty, and I-Shift with Crawler Gears automated manual transmissions. Auto neutral provides a key jobsite safety feature, while Paver Assist bolsters the Volvo VHD’s performance in paving applications. “Auto neutral and Paver Assist [...]

ATA Pleased by Release of DOT Hours-of-Service Restart Report

March 10, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear said the trucking industry was pleased by the release of a U.S. Department of Transportation report that found no benefit to the onerous and unjustified restrictions placed on the use of the 34-hour restart by professional drivers. “The release of this report [...]

Mack Introduces Body Builder Portal For Streamlined Upfit Process

March 10, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, News
Mack Introduces Body Builder Portal For Streamlined Upfit Process

Mack Trucks introduced the Mack Body Builder Portal, which brings all of Mack’s body builder resources together in one convenient and accessible online location. As a one-stop shop for all body builder needs, the new Mack Body Builder Portal gives customers, body builders and dealers the tools they need to [...]

FTR Reports Class 8 Orders Strong Again In February At 22,900 Units

March 9, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News

FTR released preliminary Class 8 net orders for February at 22,900 units, exceeding expectations for the second month in a row. The steady order trend has now pushed backlogs to over 100,000 units for the first time since June 2016. February’s solid order activity continued the trend that began in [...]

Driver Rest Break Fix Would Ensure Uniform Safety Rules Nationwide

March 2, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News

American Trucking Associations leaders called on Congress to reject efforts by organized labor and trial attorneys that would impose a patchwork of state scheduling rules on the nation’s foremost movers of goods. “A single set of consistent and fair regulations is essential to the trucking industry,” said ATA President and [...]

Ridewell Suspensions Pairs Axles With Bendix Trailer Air Disc Brakes

February 1, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, News
Bendix ADB22X LT Air Disc Brake

Ridewell Suspensions has approved the Bendix ADB22X LT air disc brake engineered specifically for trailers for use with its 5-inch and 5.75-inch trailer axles. “Ridewell is committed to delivering the best to their valued vocational trailer customers, and we appreciate their vote of confidence by offering the Bendix ADB22X-LT air [...]

U.S. Commercial Vehicle Market Saw Small Decline Last Year

February 1, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
2017 sales expected to be neutral to slightly up

Based on the latest analysis by business information provider IHS Markit, new registrations of Class 8 commercial vehicles in the U.S. declined 19.7 percent through November 2016 .  The decline among Class 8 vehicles contributed significantly to an overall drop of 3.5 percent for the full commercial vehicle market, despite [...]

Trailer Orders For December Up 35% Year Over Year

January 24, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

Trailer orders were strong for the second straight month and exceeded expectations.  December trailer orders were led by good dry van and very good refrigerated van numbers.  Most vocational trailer segments showed a healthy increase as well.  Trailer orders totaled 219,000 units in 2016.  Backlogs rose significantly again and are [...]

Diesel Prices Dip Slightly

January 24, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the average price for a gallon of diesel fuel decreased to $2.569 last week. Prices dropped in all regions across the U.S. except in New England. Shown below are diesel prices by region for the week ending Monday, January 23: East Coast: [...]

Top Five Information Technology (IT) Priorities For Dealers in 2017

January 23, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

Helion Automotive Technologies, a leading provider of information technology (IT) solutions for dealers, announced the top technology priorities for dealerships in 2017. As dealerships plan to improve operational efficiencies, allocating budgets to these five areas will result in strong, fast and secure IT backbones that will support new business and [...]