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FTR announces upcoming events

As the first quarter of 2015 comes to a close, FTR offers several events designed to explore current market data and provide insights on the economy and trucking environments. The first event, a ...

NATDA developing trailer-centric buyer’s guide

The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) is re-launching its annual buyer’s guide. The 2015 NATDA Trailer Manufacturers Buyer’s Guide is designed specifically so readers can see “at a glance” what is being ...

Anti-FET legislation introduced in the House

Reps. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) and Tim Walz (D-Minn.) have reintroduced  legislation that reaffirms congressional opposition to any increase of the excise tax on new heavy-duty trucks. The concurrent resolution, H. Con. Res. 33, ...

Rush Truck Center gets large LNG truck order

Rush Truck Center – Jacksonville, Fla. recently sold 115 Peterbilt Model 579s, equipped with sleepers and powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Raven Transport. Clean Energy Fuels Corp. says it will support the fleet by ...

Shell working on hyper-fuel efficient Class 8 rig  

Shell Lubricants and AirFlow Truck Company owner and designer, Bob Sliwa are developing a new hyper-fuel mileage Class 8 tractor trailer. This next-generation concept truck, nicknamed the StarShip, will feature a completely new ...

Volvo CEO reappointed to Board, gets vote of confidence

Volvo's CEO Olof Persson was reappointed to the company's board of directors Wednesday, only a few days after reports from Sweden said he was unlikely to retain his job through April. Reuters reported ...

Valley Freightliner holding vendor fair

Valley Freightliner's Olympia Branch will host its 3rd Annual Vendor Fair and Buyers Night on May 19 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Little Creek Casino and Resort.  The Vendor Fair is ...

Velocity Vehicle Group acquires Arizona Freightliner dealerships

Velocity Vehicle Group (VVG) has acquired Freightliner, Western Star of Arizona, Ltd. With the addition of the four Freightliner of Arizona locations in Tolleson, Tucson, Chandler and Flagstaff, VVG becomes one of the ...

Axalta, Peterbilt announce legacy custom color lines

Axalta Coating Systems has announced the development of a collection of custom colors exclusively for Peterbilt using special-effect pigments. The line’s signature color, Legendary Red, was featured on Peterbilt Truck Models 579 and ...

Cummins to hold North American tour this summer

Cue the music; Cummins is “heading out on the highway.” The company announced last week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville that it will hold a Redefining Tour this summer to showcase ...

Yokohama launches new website

Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) has launched a new website www.yokohamatruck.com. “YokohamaTruck.com has a lot more than just our full line of commercial tires on it,” says Rick Phillips, YTC vice president of sales. ...

Volvo partners with Link Manufacturing for axle development

Link Manufacturing, Ltd., has announced it has agreed to a multi-year manufacturing agreement for the new Volvo Trucks 6x2 axle program. The selection of Link came after a year-long process in which Link ...

Freightliner unveils futuristic SuperTruck

Freightliner unveiled its impressively futuristic SuperTruck prototype vehicle at the Mid-America Trucking Show last week, capping a five-year development process in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy and other leading industry manufacturers ...

Congressman Paul Ryan visits JX Peterbilt

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, toured JX Peterbilt in Oak Creek, Wis., earlier this month. The tour was hosted by ATD Chairman Eric Jorgensen, president ...
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