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Eaton rolling out new 10 speed trans

Eaton has announced the launch of its Fuller Advantage Series of heavy-duty 10 speed transmissions, which is scheduled for commercial production this September. Fuller Advantage Series transmissions will be available in both manual ...

Report: Medium, heavy-duty sales will grow globally this year

Frost & Sullivan forecasts the combined GDP of key commercial vehicle markets to grow at 3 to 3.5 percent in 2013, stoking a growth of more than 4 percent in medium-heavy truck ...

IronPlanet acquires Asset Appraisal Services

IronPlanet, an online marketplace for used heavy equipment, announced Wednesday the acquisition of Asset Appraisal Services (AAS), an inspection, appraisal and online auction services company serving customers across the used capital equipment markets, ...

NTDA to hold workshops

The NTDA and KEA Advisors have joined together to offer a trio of educational workshops.   The first workshop, Sales Manager, will be held May 9-10 in Indianapolis and will be taught by KEA’s ...

Monthly Leasing and Finance Index up in January

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $725 billion equipment finance sector, showed ...

ATD Truck Dealer Academy updates schedule

Registration has closed for the March 2013 ATD Academy class but remains open for the fall class, set to begin October, 21, 2013. “The ATD Dealer Academy was one of the, if not ...

Sales of used Class 8 trucks falls 6 percent

Used Class 8 truck sales dipped 6 percent in January, falling 6 percent from December and 3 percent compared to January 2012, according to ACT Research. “While one data point does not make ...

Fontaine Fifth Wheel reorganizes sales staff

Fontaine Fifth Wheel has reorganized its sales and marketing department, which officials say will help the company better serve key customers. Terry Mennen, vice-president of sales and marketing says under the realignment, Aaron ...

Navistar buys refuse body maker

Truck and engine manufacturer Navistar Inc. has completed its acquisition of refuse truck body maker E-Z Pack Manufacturing. Lisle, Ill.-based Navistar is now operating the E-Z Pack business, VP and General Manager Steve ...

Freightliner leads classes 6, 7, 8

Freightliner is emerging as a heavy-duty heavyweight fighting in a medium-duty weight class. Daimler Trucks North America senior vice president of sales and marketing Mark Lampert said last week, for the first time in the nameplate's ...

AMP gets OK to sell medium-duty electric

AMP Electric Vehicles, an electric drive motor vehicle manufacturer, said Tuesday that its all-electric E-100 heavy-duty truck has been approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as a zero-emission vehicle and is ...

Utility Trailer CEO honored as ‘pioneer’

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company CEO and Chairman of the Board Paul Bennett has been honored by the California Trucking Association (CTA). The honor from CTA recognizes Bennett for "...50 plus years in the ...

Diesel prices continue to climb

After two straight weeks of soaring jumps, the price of diesel leaked up 0.2 cents to $4.159 a gallon the Department of Energy said Monday. The price of fuel has climbed for sixth ...

Fontaine issues recall on International trucks

Citing a potential problem with dual steering installed by Fontaine Modification, the company is recalling 811 street sweepers and refuse trucks built by Navistar International Corp. The recall applies to International 4300, 4400, 7300, ...