Truck News


  • Allison produces its 500,000th 4000 Series transmission

    November 10, 2017 12:38PM by Truck West

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Allison Transmission today (Nov. 10) announced the production of its 500,000th fully-automatic 4000 Series transmission. Production of the 4000 Series transmission began in 1993 at the company’s headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind., and added a facility in Hungary

  • News Equipment

    Trailer production rises in June

    July 25, 2017 11:14AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer production surpassed 27,000 units in June, marking a 6% increase over May and a 5% gain year-over-year. ACT Research says the strong production volumes were in part to one of the longer work schedules of the

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 truck production hits 18-month high: ACT

    June 21, 2017 6:17AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – North American Class 8 truck production hit an 18-month high in May, thanks to strong orders through the first quarter. A rising build rate resulting from those orders drove up Class 8 orders. “Annualized, May’s production rate

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 order backlog rising: ACT

    May 23, 2017 6:40AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 production backlogs have reached their best level since last March, after strong orders surpassed build levels in April, according to ACT Research. The order strength for 2017 has been led by the tractor day cab

  • Feature Equipment


    November 24, 2015 8:16PM by James Menzies

    Engines, axles, and now automated transmissions – all built for the North American market under one roof. That’s the Detroit brand’s definition of a hat trick, and that was one of many hockey analogies made when Daimler Trucks North America