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Trailer orders up 45% in 2014

Trucks orders aren't the only thing enjoying a robust first half of 2014.   Trailer net orders (156,000 year-to-date) are up 45 percent through the first six months of the year. June net orders ...

DuraClass debuts heavy-duty dump truck body

DuraClass introduces its newly improved HPT “Tub” Body Line., which has been redesigned to meet all heavy-duty dump body needs. The HPT-B1 features a closed fender design, and comes in 14- to 18-ft. ...

June Class 8 orders a pleasant surprise

Class 8 orders in June came in surprisingly high following a solid May. According to the latest State of the Industry report, recently released by ACT Research Co. (ACT), total net orders were ...

Another MaxxForce lawsuit filed

Another class-action lawsuit against Navistar International and its MaxxForce engine line has been made public, and like the others, it accuses the truck and engine maker of knowingly selling engines with defects and ...

Fontaine Fifth Wheel adds new coupling division

The Fontaine Fifth Wheel Group announced Wednesday that it has expanded to include Fontaine Coupling Solutions, a new company dedicated to the terminal tractor (yard truck) market. Terry Mennen, who has served as ...

New COE OEM entering market, building dealer network

New components, parts and pieces enter the market practically every week, but it's not often a new OEM jumps into the fray. Enter Gary Jones and his start-up, Rainier Truck & Chassis. Jones, a 30-plus year ...

Daimler truck revenue flat, profits jump

Daimler reported Wednesday that second quarter revenue in its truck segment were mostly flat to the same period last year at $10.74 billion, while profits jumped 5 percent to $612 million. “We are ...

Inland Kenworth moves to new site in Albuquerque

Inland Kenworth recently moved into a new 40,000-square-foot facility in Albuquerque, N.M. The company previously operated from a leased location. “Our new facility offers state of the art amenities for all of our ...

Allstate Peterbilt South Dakota dealership lost in fire

Thirteen regional fire and rescue crews descended on Allstate Peterbilt's Blackhawk, S.D. location last month and battled a major blaze that ultimately destroyed the facility. Around midnight June 24, a fire broke out ...

Volvo’s Nyberg to speak at TMC

Göran Nyberg, president, North America sales and marketing at Volvo Trucks, has been announced as a keynote speaker for ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) fall meeting in September. Nyberg has held various ...

Registration now open for CVOC

The 5th annual Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference (CVOC) takes place Aug. 20-21 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, and registration for fleets, distributors, suppliers and OEMs is open. Registration fee ...

Rush Enterprises quarterly income soars

Rush Enterprises, Inc. announced Tuesday that for the quarter ending last month, the company's net income was $19.8 million, compared with net income of $5.6 million in the quarter ended June 30, 2013. In the second ...

M&K Truck Centers breaks ground on new location

M&K Truck Centers announces it’s new, 23,000 sq. ft. building is under construction in Kalamazoo, Mich. The company says it plans to relocate from its Meredith Dr. site to this new site and ...

Heil Trailer spotlighted in Fox Business broadcast

Heil Trailer was recently spotlighted on a national broadcast of Manufacturing Marvels on The Fox Business Network. Filmed on location at its Athens, Tenn. manufacturing facility, the two-minute production highlighted the Heil Trailer ...
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