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Daimler Trucks North America Celebrates Production of 1000th Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) marked the production of its 1,000th hybrid electric vehicle with a celebration at its Mt. Holly, NC plant. The 1,000th vehicle — a Freightliner Business Class M2 ...

Hunter’s New OCL430HD Rotor Lathe

Hunter’s new OCL430HD rotor lathe is said to greatly improves medium- and heavy-duty service by machining the rotor on the vehicle. Hub-mounted service eliminates the need to disassemble the hub to remove ...

Snap-on rolls out Verus wireless information system

Snap-on introduced the Verus Wireless Diagnostic & Information System. The tool allows technicians to scan, scope and run the business from anywhere in the automotive repair shop by retrieving codes, data, functional ...

Cat Dealers Ready To Service and Sales Support for New Cat Vocational Trucks

Caterpillar announces that its North American Cat Dealer network will be fully prepared to offer whole-truck service and sales support for the company’s first ever Cat Vocational Truck, the Cat CT660. Since ...

Volvo Marks Milestone of 50,000 Trucks Made with Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology

Volvo Trucks North America celebrated the success of Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology with the delivery of the 50,000th VEST-equipped truck to Shamrock Foods of Phoenix. VEST is a full electronic stability program that ...

Eaton Introduces New Global Marketing Organization

Eaton Corporation announced John Coll has been named vice president of global marketing for the Vehicle Group reporting to Vehicle Group President Kenneth F. Davis. Coll will be located at Eaton’s Vehicle ...

Newsletter Offers Tips For Proper Cable Measurement

The January issue of Qwik Tech Tips discusses measuring techniques to determine the proper coiled electrical cable length for tractor/trailer combinations. According to Phillips Industrires, length is one of the most important ...

Bendix Opens Acuna III Manufacturing Facility

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC celebrated the grand opening of its new actuator manufacturing facility based in Acuña, Mexico. The new facility marks the opening of the third manufacturing plant, expanding its ...

Monthly tonnage index up 2.2% in December, year-over-year up 4.2%

The American Trucking Associations’ advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.2 percent in December after falling a revised 0.6 percent in November. The latest improvement put the adjusted index at ...

Peterbilt Receives Vedder Transport Order for 50 LNG Trucks

Peterbilt Motors Company announces the purchase of 50 Model 386 liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks by Vedder Transport Ltd. of Abbotsford, British Columbia. “Peterbilt is dedicated to engineering environmentally friendly solutions that meet ...

Maryland Energy Administration, DOE and Daimler Deploy Hybrids

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) with the U.S. Department of Energy (U.S. DOE) and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced the launch of deployment for 143 heavy-duty Freightliner hybrid electric and Freightliner ...

Wabco Wins Top Environmental Conservation Award in Brazil from Ford

Wabco Holding announced that Ford Motor Company Brazil has honored WABCO with Ford’s 2010 Environmental Conservation Award. It recognizes Wabco’s contribution as a supplier for series production of Ford’s medium- and heavy-duty ...

New Research Identifies Safety Compliance Alternatives

In a study released today, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) articulates strategies for improving the trucking industry's safety record through "alternative compliance."   The report proposes innovative safety tools and approaches including onboard ...

Builders Transportation Orders 120 Mack Pinnacles

Flatbed carrier Builders Transportation Company, LLC recently placed an order for 120 Mack Pinnaclemodel sleepers built with EPA 2010-certified Mack MP engines. The new order, along with an order last year for 45 ...

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