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FTR hires industry vet, enhances Truck & Trailer Outlook

Transportation intelligence firm FTR has hired Don Ake as Vice President of Commercial Vehicles. In his new role with the company, Ake is directing the enhancement of FTR’s Truck & Trailer Outlook product. FTR says, ...

Biodiesel plant commits to CNG trucks

High Plains Bioenergy has made a significant commitment to alternative fuels. The company delivers biodiesel made from pork fat at its biodiesel plant, using compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Kenworth trucks. A wholly-owned subsidiary of ...

Ryder opens two natural gas stations in California

Ryder said Thursday it has opened its first natural gas fueling stations in the company's North American network. Each site is open to the general public and Ryder lease and rental customers. The Liquefied to ...

First Cummins-powered ProStar+ rolls off the assembly line

Navistar International Corporation announced today that the first International ProStar+ Class 8 on-highway tractor equipped with the Cummins ISX15 and SCR-based Cummins Emission Solutions aftertreatment system rolled off the production line this ...

University of the Aftermarket concludes finance seminar

The University of the Aftermarket has completed its two-day aftermarket-focused finance and accounting seminar. The event was held Nov. 13-14, 2012 at the Sloan Family Building for Aftermarket Studies on Northwood University’s ...

Meritor Improves Reman Operation

To meet its North American customers’ growing need for remanufactured components, especially brake shoes, Meritor has invested more than $2.7 million in improving its remanufacturing facility in Plainfield, Ind. Doug Wolma, general ...

Meritor MXL driveline now available to aftermarket

ArvinMeritor announced at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas that it will offer its Meritor MXL (Meritor Extended Lube) driveline to the North American aftermarket. The MXL driveline was designed ...

International strategies, new products support Hendrickson growth

When a company captures the lion’s share of its domestic market, further growth often requires new markets and new products. Hendrickson announced it is pursuing both strategies strongly during a press conference ...

Sobic: Quality, cooperation key to economic rebound

Kicking off the inaugural Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference in Dallas on Wednesday, Aug. 25, Dan Sobic, executive vice president of Paccar Inc., set the stage for a recovering truck market that will ...

ATA Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.5% in July

The American Trucking Associations’ advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.5 percent in July, although June’s reduction was revised from 1.4 percent to 1.6 percent. The latest improvement raised ...

Analyst predicts driver shortage, but no double-dip recession

“Why do you buy a truck?” FTR Associates President Eric Starks asked a gathering of several hundred fleet, truck maker and supplier executives and others on hand Wednesday, Aug. 25, for the ...

Diesel dips 1.2 cents

The national retail price of on-highway diesel slipped 1.2 cents to $2.979 per gallon during the week ending Monday, Aug. 16. The price of diesel, which dropped after three consecutive weekly increases, ...

Outlook Conference examines relationship between fleets, OEMs, suppliers and dealers

How fleets spec, buy, use and service equipment will change dramatically in the coming decades, driven by increasing environmental and safety regulations, expanded use of telematics and more robust communication needs. During ...

ISM: Manufacturing sector still growing

The rebound in manufacturing is now a year old, but growth continues to slow, according to a leading index released today by the Institute of Supply Management. ISM’s composite PMI, which incorporates ...
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