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Category: Trucks

Efficient Drivetrains Completes Zero-Emissions Freightliner Utility Truck

Efficient Drivetrains Completes Zero-Emissions Freightliner Utility Truck

| March 14, 2017

Efficient Drivetrains (EDI), a leader in advanced high-efficiency zero emissions hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrain solutions, has completed the integration of its EDI PowerDrive™ technology into a new OEM platform, Freightliner. The newest utility vehicle features the EDI PowerDrive™ 6000 plug-in electric drivetrain, delivering over 25+ miles of all-electric, zero-emissions driving, 300 more miles of […]

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Class 8 Trucks Sales Up in November, Medium Duty Down

Class 8 Trucks Sales Up in November, Medium Duty Down

| December 6, 2016

For the month of November on a preliminary basis, classes 5-8 order data shows the industry booked 36,600 net orders.  “Class 8 net orders rebounded to 19,500 units for the month,” said Kenny Vieth, ACT’s president and senior analyst. “This follows cancellation-impacted October net orders of 13,900 units. But for cancellations, Class 8 net orders […]

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Uber Style App Matches Trucks and Companies With Shipping Needs

Uber Style App Matches Trucks and Companies With Shipping Needs

| November 13, 2015

TruckPad, which is seeking to bring new efficiencies to the trucking industry, pairs drivers and companies. Here’s how it works. Companies enter data about their loads, and when and where they want them picked up and delivered, as well as the type of truck they want to hire. TruckPad then locates drivers that will be […]

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Hino Trucks to Expand Remote Diagnostics and Connectivity

Hino Trucks to Expand Remote Diagnostics and Connectivity

| October 29, 2015

Hino Trucks has expanded its INSIGHT platform to create a connected vehicle for all customers. The expanded Hino INSIGHT platform delivers three key services to owners: INSIGHT Telematics – powered by Telogis, INSIGHT Remote Diagnostics (INSIGHT RD) and INSIGHT Case Management (INSIGHT CM) – powered by Decisiv. This entire platform will be standard fit across […]

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New Ford F-150 Sheds 700 Pounds, Boosts Improved Fuel Efficiency

New Ford F-150 Sheds 700 Pounds, Boosts Improved Fuel Efficiency

| February 4, 2015

As Ford ramps up production of the all-new F-150, the company has announced that the all-new model boasts a military-grade, aluminum-alloy body and high-strength steel frame, shedding up to 700 pounds and delivering a lighter, more efficient truck than any previous F-150. These weight savings lead to customer benefits regardless of model configuration or engine […]

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PACCAR Reports Record Annual Revenues

PACCAR Reports Record Annual Revenues

| January 30, 2015

PACCAR (Nasdaq:PCAR) has reported record annual revenues of $18.99 billion and net income of $1.36 billion for 2014. PACCAR achieved the second best annual net profit in the company’s history and the 76th consecutive year of net income,” said Ron Armstrong, chief executive officer. “PACCAR’s financial results reflect the company’s premium-quality products and services, increased […]

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Heavy Duty Truck Driver Turnover Up Slightly in Third Quarter

Heavy Duty Truck Driver Turnover Up Slightly in Third Quarter

| January 28, 2015

The turnover rate at large truckload carriers rose one percentage point to an annualized rate of 97% in the third quarter of 2014. “Driver turnover, which is a good barometer of the driver market, remains high,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “While it is not approaching its historic highs of the early 2000s, continued […]

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International Truck Launches New Fuel Efficiency Pack for ProStar

International Truck Launches New Fuel Efficiency Pack for ProStar

| January 25, 2015

International® Truck has recently introduced a new fuel efficiency package for the International® ProStar®—the International ProStar ES. The ES, short for efficiency specification, offers industry-leading aerodynamics, a drivetrain with advanced downspeeding and the most efficient rear axles in the industry. In addition, it boasts the spec’ing expertise of International’s Performance Engineering Team and Navistar’s proprietary […]

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Kroger Division Turns to Liquefied Natural Gas Trucks

Kroger Division Turns to Liquefied Natural Gas Trucks

| January 24, 2015

Fred Meyer Stores, a division of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) has taken delivery recently of 11 heavy-duty trucks that run on liquefied natural gas (LNG). In total, Fred Meyer will receive 40 LNG trucks over the next several months, making Fred Meyer the first in Oregon to deploy a fleet of heavy-duty LNG trucks. […]

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