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    Fontaine moves closer to new Hino plant

    August 26, 2019 10:47AM by Truck News

    MINERAL WELLS, WV – Fontaine Modification has announced it’s moving its West Virginia modification center from Williamstown to Mineral Wells, WV, to be closer to Hino’s new truck manufacturing plant. The new facility offers double the production space, and will

  • News Equipment

    Western Star updates 4700, looks to grow vocational presence

    August 26, 2019 8:21AM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – Western Star wants a bigger bite of the vocational truck pie, and has enhanced its 4700 model to improve the driver and body builder experience. The vocational truck market represents about 30% of the overall NAFTA Class

  • News Equipment

    Truck market returning to “normal” levels: DTNA

    August 21, 2019 2:57PM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – A cooling Class 8 truck market is marking a healthy return to more normal levels. That’s the assessment of Richard Howard, senior vice-president of sales and marketing for Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), who gave a market

  • News Equipment

    Daimler’s aftermarket initiatives resulting in faster repair times

    August 21, 2019 2:11PM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – A renewed focus on aftermarket support is reaping rewards for Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) as it continues to pursue its goals of completing all truck repairs within 24 hours. Stefan Kurschner, senior vice-president of aftermarket with

  • Trailer orders continue to slide, while production remains robust

    August 21, 2019 1:00PM by Truck News-East

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer orders continue to drop, declining for seven consecutive months, according to ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report. The year-over-year slide began at the end of 2018, and preliminary July data shows the trend will continue. “Through June,

  • News Equipment

    Breadner Trailers holds Mississauga open house

    August 16, 2019 3:40PM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Breadner Trailers held an open house at its Mississauga location Aug. 15, where it served up lunch and an up-close look at the Hyundai Translead trailer line it now represents. The company has been operating out of

  • Getting by with a little support from their friends

    August 15, 2019 4:46PM by Derek Clouthier

    Mack and Putzmeister marry well in demanding concrete pump truck market

  • Owner-operator blues

    August 15, 2019 11:00AM by Abdul Latheef

    How good drivers become bad owner-operators

  • Mack and Schwing team up to offer top quality concrete pump trucks

    August 13, 2019 4:08PM by Truck News-West

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – Mack Trucks is predicting another strong year in the construction segment, including the concrete industry, where its Granite and TerraPro models have been top sellers for the company. “Getting to number one in these types of

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders remain weak in July: FTR

    August 13, 2019 1:47PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – FTR has reported preliminary trailer orders for July totaled 9,000 units, showing continued weakness but up 61% from a “dismal” June. Orders were down 68% compared to July 2018. FTR reports van fleets have already placed their

  • News Equipment

    First eCascadias set to be delivered to customers

    August 13, 2019 7:44AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has built its first two battery electric eCascadias for customers in its Electric Innovation Fleet. They were built at its research and development center in Portland, Ore., and will be deployed in

  • News Equipment

    Navistar’s Vision 2025 to fuel growth, customer and dealer satisfaction

    August 7, 2019 11:47AM by James Menzies

    BOULDER, Col. – Navistar International says it has left survival mode, and is now in growth mode. And it has an ambitious plan to return to its glory years as a leader in the commercial vehicle space, dubbed Vision 2025.

  • News Equipment

    Navistar lays out plan to grow parts business

    August 6, 2019 5:53PM by James Menzies

    BOULDER, Col. – Navistar International plans to grow its parts business, by expanding product lines within its private label brands and quickly adapting to a rapidly evolving market. Josef Kory, senior vice-president of parts with Navistar, outlined the company’s objectives

  • News Equipment

    July Class 8 orders lowest since 2010

    August 6, 2019 3:46PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Preliminary orders for Class 8 trucks in North America fell below 10,000 units in July, for the first time since 2010. FTR reported orders of 9,800 units, noting carriers appear to be in no rush to grab

  • NACV Show offers Dealership Incentive Program

    August 6, 2019 12:55PM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. — The North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show) has launched a Dealership Incentive Program to encourage dealers to invite their fleet customers and prospects to attend the event in Atlanta in October. Under the program, after a