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Q&A with DTNA’s Daum, Renschler

CCJ editors Jeff Crissey and Jack Roberts sat down at the Mid-America Trucking Show with Martin Daum, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, and Andreas Renschler, outgoing chief of Daimler Trucks ...

Volvo introduces new suspension

Volvo Trucks announced the launch of its new Volvo Blade Air Suspension, which will be available on Volvo VNL and VNM models. The suspension has been field-tested by customers for more than three ...

Class 8 order above 20k for 5th straight month

Class 8 orders were above 20,000 units for the fifth consecutive month in February, while a spike in step-van orders pushed new medium-duty demand above the prevailing trend, according to the latest ...

Kenworth introduces factory-installed idle management system

Kenworth has announced a new factory-installed and integrated engine-off heating and cooling idle management system for its long-haul T680 with a 76-inch sleeper. The new Kenworth Idle Management System is a battery-based APU ...

Polar names Denious president, CEO

Polar Corporation has appointed Robert D. Denious president and chief executive officer of the company. Denious is managing director at Questor Management Company LLC, which manages Polar’s majority shareholder, Questor Partners Fund II, L.P. He was Polar’s president and CEO ...

Daimler slashes potential layoff expectations

Daimler Trucks North America has trimmed the number of expected layoffs at its manufacturing plants by more than half. The company said at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. it now plans ...

Kenney named International truck Dealer of the Year

Navistar, Inc. recently honored David Kenney, Dealer Principal of Westrux International Trucks in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., as the International Truck Dealer of the Year. Kenney is the thirteenth recipient of the honor, ...

Palfinger making staffing change

Jason Holt has been named vice president of operations at Palfinger’s facility in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Palfinger says Holt will be primarily responsible for the performance of the company's manufacturing operations that include ...

Power Solutions International, GM reach medium-duty agreement

Power Solutions International, Inc. announces a multi-year supply agreement with General Motors that will extend the company's product line targeted at on-highway applications. PSI says it will use GM’s 4.8-Liter and 6.0-liter engines ...

Mack unveils new engine

At the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. last week, Mack Trucks introduced the newest member of the MACK Econodyne family – the MACK MP8 Econodyne+. The 13-liter MP8 Econodyne+ engine is available ...

Rush-sponsored Stewart limps to 22nd place finish

Rush Truck Centers' first race as primary sponsor on Tony Stewart's Chevrolet SS ended with a 22nd place finish and a post-race pit road melee. Stewart, frustrated with Roger Penske racer Joey Logano ...

East Manufacturing celebrates 50,000 trailers

East Manufacturing is celebrating its 50,000 trailer from the company's manufacturing plant in Randolph, Ohio. Trailer No. 50,000 was the East Genesis smooth-side dump body style.  “This is an important milestone in East’s history, ...

Mack unveils 12L NG Pinnacle

Mack Trucks unveiled its 12-liter natural gas-powered MACK Pinnacle Axle Back model during the 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. this week.  The natural gas-powered Mack Pinnacle, offering a liquefied natural gas ...

MAXXUS brakes now on the highway with Daimler

WABCO Holdings Inc. announced this week at the 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. that series production trucks from Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), are now on the road and fitted ...

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