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Trucking Conditions Index jumps

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for January as reported in the March 2013 Trucking Update climbed 2.2 points from the previous month to a new reading of 10.6. The upward trend in the ...

Volvo partnering with fleet management service firms

Volvo Trucks in North America has entered into memorandums of agreement with both Telogis and Trimble to develop future fleet management services. As the first OEM to enter a collaborative business relationship with ...

Navistar beats Q1 expectations amid slumping sales

Revenues from Navistar's truck segment declined nearly 21 percent to $1.7 billion in the first quarter of 2013, posting a loss of $58 million compared to a loss of $27 million in the ...

Kenworth adds air ride on K270, K370

Kenworth announced that two Hendrickson rear air ride suspensions are now available as options on its medium duty cabovers. Kenworth K270 and K370 cabovers come standard with soft riding Reyco mechanical spring suspensions, ...

MeritorWABCO releases new collision mitigation system

Meritor WABCO announces the immediate availability of its next generation OnGuard collision mitigation system. The new system is already in production at two major OEM nameplates, and two more OEMs begin production ...

VIDEO SHOWROOM: Hino 338

Want an up close look at Hino's 338 model truck? Well, here you go.

You sank my Navistar

Imagine turning a battleship around. The thing is as long as 10 football fields. It weights how many thousand tons? The momentum alone makes the simple task of turning 180 degrees more than jerking ...

Daum: 10 mpg trucks ‘definitely’ a possibility

Trucks that achieve 10 mpg fuel economy “will definitely come during our professional lifetimes,” Martin Daum, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, told attendees Monday at Heavy Duty Dialogue 2013, produced ...

Daimler layoffs to be fewer than expected

Daimler Trucks North America President Martin Daum said Monday the number of employees affected by the company’s previously announced layoffs at its production facilities will be “significantly lower” than the 1,300 it had ...

MeritorWABCO upgrades roll stability system

Meritor WABCO has combined comprehensive features that include auto lift axle control and tire inflation data management into its newly released Rollover Stability Support (RSS) 1M trailer stability control system. These features ...

Volvo makes Remote Diagnostics standard

Volvo Trucks is expanding Remote Diagnostics to include Volvo-powered Volvo VHD and VAH vocational models, making it a standard feature across Volvo’s entire North American product line. The remote communication platform has been ...

TMC charges task force with tech development

To combat a rising technician shortage in the trucking market, TMC created a technician career path development task force. The group's goals are to help retain, recruit and promote quality technicians. The new ...

City may rebate Valley Freightliner payroll taxes

Citing rate increases during a recent move, Valley Freightliner could receive a tax abatement from the City of Parama, Ohio – the dealership's new home. The dealership, also known as Cleveland Freightliner, was ...

Spartan Motors names Wade interim CFO

Spartan Motors announces Lori L. Wade has been named interim chief financial officer and treasurer, effective March 22. Wade replaces Joseph M. Nowicki, who has left the company. “Nowicki was instrumental in building ...

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