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Medium duty sales up in January

Sales of medium-duty trucks in January offset losses in their heavy-duty counterparts according to a WardsAuto report.  While Class 8 sales fell 10.5 percent last month, medium-duty sales climbed 9.1 percent over prior-year, ...

Volvo truck deliveries down globally

Volvo Trucks decreased deliveries by 8 percent for the year 2012, the company said this week. The Swedish truck maker delivered 105,888 units for the full year, compared to 115,346 in 2011. December deliveries ...

Volvo to launch new smartphone app and website

Ice Road Trucker and celebrity truck driver Lisa Kelly will reveal a new smartphone app and website in the Volvo Trucks booth next month at the 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. An active ...

Navistar could shed its RV business

Navistar is continuing on its quest to reevaluate all non-core assets of its business. Steve Schrier, spokesman for Illinois-based Navistar, told The Elkhart Truth the company has received and entertained offers for its Monoco, R-Vison and Holiday ...

Kenworth Chicago opens new location

CIT Kenworth Chicago has opened a full-service dealership in a new facility in Mokena.  CIT Kenworth of Chicago-Mokena is located on 8 acres facing Interstate 80 between LaGrange Exit 145 and the Harlem ...

Denison reappointed to Allison Transmission BOD

Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. announced Friday David Denison has been reappointed to the company's Board of Directors. Denison’s initial term will expire at the 2013 annual meeting and he will be included as a ...

Partnership gives dealers access to truck history reports

Commercial Truck Trader and The Wholesale Industrial Network (WIN) have entered into a partnership with RigDig Truck History Reports, allowing truck dealers direct access to RigDig reports. "This partnership makes us a safer, ...

Kenworth celebrating 90 years

Kenworth Truck Company is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. The truck's story began in 1923 when Harry W. Kent and Edgar K. Worthington incorporated the Gersix Motor Company as "Kenworth" – a ...

JOST couplings now standard on Volvo trucks

Volvo Trucks announced the company will now equip fifth wheel coupling devices from JOST International as standard equipment on all of its North American tractors.  “Introduction of this new standard fifth wheel represents ...

QR codes have heavy-duty applications

Huey Lewis and the News made it “Hip to be Square” in 1986. Now, 27 years later, manufacturers of heavy-duty trucks are catching on. QR Codes — a square barcode-like decal affixed to goods ...

Daimler layoffs hitting Oregon plant

Daimler Trucks North America will lay off 250 union production workers at its Swan Island truck plant next month as part of a 1,300-worker downsizing throughout North America, nwlaborpress.org reported. Last month, the ...

Class 8 sales start new year poorly

Sales of Class 8 trucks in the U.S. certainly aren't ringing in the new year.  A report from Ward’s Automotive this week revealed sales of heavy-duty trucks totaled 13,158 – a drop of ...

Commercial Vehicle Group 4Q revenues sink

Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. reported revenues of $173.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2012 Thursday, down 23.2 percent compared to $225.8 million for the prior-year period.  “Our fourth quarter revenues declined compared to both the prior-year ...

Great Lakes Truck Expo set for September

The 2013 Great Lakes Truck Expo (GLTE) will be held at Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center (CMMCC) in downtown Cleveland Sept. 18-19, Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center (CMMCC) and Positively Cleveland ...

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