20 Aug

Class 8 truck orders remained hot in July

COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 net orders totaled 52,629 units in July, marking the fifth month in the last seven that orders have exceeded 40,000 units. “Making July’s order intake more impressive is the fact that the month is typically…

20 Aug

Trailer orders mark strongest July ever

COLUMBUS, Ind. – The trailer industry posted its strongest July for orders in history, with more than 29,000 net orders booked in the month. That’s more than twice the level of last July, according to ACT Research’s State of the…

20 Aug

Trucking conditions to remain strong for next year: FTR

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking capacity remains extremely tight, according to the latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index, which remained unchanged from May in June. Conditions for truckers are at their most favorable, the index suggests, with the capacity crunch at its…

17 Aug

Ambrose among speakers at CTEA

WINDSOR, Ont. – Rona Ambrose, a one-time Conservative Party leader and an advisor on NAFTA negotiations, will be among speakers at this year’s annual meeting of the Canadian Transportation Equipment Association. The 55th annual conference will be hosted at Toronto’s…

16 Aug

ATA National Truck Driving Championships kick-off in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio – More than 400 drivers from across the U.S. kicked off the 81st annual National Truck Driving Championships and Step Van Driving Championships held by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and their safety management council. The drivers had…

16 Aug

eBay aims for an easier parts-buying experience

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Whether you’re a mechanic looking for a hard-to-find part or you’re fixing your own rig, eBay is looking to make the parts-buying experience easier. The international online retailer’s automotive section – eBay Motors – has added…

16 Aug

Bridgestone Americas names new president of truck, bus, retread tires

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bridgestone Americas today announced Eric Higgs, current vice-president of marketing, commercial group, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO), has been named president, truck, bus and retread tires, U.S. and Canada, BATO, effective September 1, 2018. Eric succeeds Joseph…

16 Aug

First Volvo built at New River Valley returned

DUBLIN, Va. – Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley truck plant was recently reunited with the first truck ever built there. The truck was donated by the Wilson family, founders of the former Wilson Trucking Corporation. It’s a 1982 Volvo F7…

15 Aug

2011 and newer diesel engines in 1/3 of U.S. trucks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Model Year 2011 and newer diesel engines powered more than 1/3 of the trucks on American roads last year, and as many as 2/3 of the vehicles in selected states, the Diesel Technology Forum reports. Engines of…

15 Aug

Schulz appointed to Navistar Board of Directors

LISLE, Ill. — Navistar International announced recently Christian Schulz has been named to its board of directors. Schulz replaces Matthias Gründler, who previously resigned from the Navistar board after serving more than a year as a director. Schulz has been…