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Jason Cannon

Pricing for used trucks remains narrow

Volumes for used Class 8 trucks slipped slightly in May due to the retail market slowing 4 percent month-over-month, according to ACT Research. Auction and wholesale segments saw month-over-month gains according to ...

Kenworth adding second fuel tank option

Kenworth’s announced Friday it will offer an option of a second 45-gallon fuel tank on its K270 and K370 medium duty cabover trucks, according to a report published by Hard Working Trucks. The company ...

Daimler truck boss: truck sales will surpass passenger cars by 2020

Driving by demand overseas, global truck sales could outpace registration of new passenger cars by the end of the decade according to Daimler Truck chief Wolfgang Bernhard. Bernhard said at a conference last week, truck sales ...

Freightliner beginning full production of Cascadia NG truck next month

Beginning next month, Freightliner Trucks says it will begin full production on its Freightliner Cascadia 113-inch BBC day cab with natural gas technology. The truck will be equipped with the Cummins Westport ISX12 ...

EcoDual names former Tesla, Chrysler exec CEO

 EcoDual, Inc., a provider of dual fuel systems for heavy-duty, Class 8 trucks, has appointed Mike Donoughe company President and Chief Executive Officer. Donoughe has led multiple teams in vehicle engineering, manufacturing, supply chain and ...

ATA summit explores payback strategies

American Trucking Associations Monday announced it will host the first ATA Executive Summit to explore strategies that maximize the payback for fleets that make investments in technological advances and data analysis. The summit ...

Fleets executives talk NG cost of ownership

Jerry Maguire isn’t the only one waiting for someone to show him the money. Fleet managers considering the adaptation of natural gas are on the lookout, too. Information abounds about how much cheaper natural ...

Navistar names new CFO

Navistar International Corporation Thursday announced is has appointed Walter G. Borst executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), succeeding A.J. Cederoth, whose departure was announced earlier this week. “We are pleased to have ...

Peterson wins Cat supplier award

Peterson Manufacturing Company has been awarded Silver Certification for 2012 through Caterpillar’s Supplier Quality Excellence Process. “Silver recognition proves what we've known for some time; Peterson’s people are never content with ‘good enough,’” ...

UPS: All trucks ordered next year will be NG

David Abney, chief operating officer for UPS, went all in on natural gas Wednesday. Speaking at the ACT Expo in Washington D.C., Abney says his company's commitment to natural gas vehicles has come ...

OEs talk natural gas at ACT Expo

The success of natural gas in heavy-duty trucking likely hinges on how willing OEs are to be involved in the education, training and relationship building of fleets and fueling partners. Executives from Cummins ...

TravelCenters’ O’Brien discusses NG at ACT Expo

Expanding natural gas fueling in North America was the focus of TravelCenters of America President and CEO Thomas O’Brien at the ACT Expo in Washington D.C. Tuesday. O'Brien says a natural gas revolution ...

Trailer orders drop 30 percent from April

Trailer orders fell 30 percent month-over-month in May, a side effect of April numbers ACT Research says. “Cancellations continue to be a non-issue for the industry, although they did increase month-over-month in May,” said ...

New diesel tech engines make up 28% of the market

According to data compiled for the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF), more than 28 percent of all trucks registered in the United States are now equipped with EPA'07 compliant advanced technology clean diesel engines, including ...