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Category: Equipment

MVT to Equip Trailers with Michelin Energy Guard

MVT to Equip Trailers with Michelin Energy Guard

| September 6, 2019

Saving 10 gallons of fuel every 1000 miles is strategically important when you have a fleet of 1500 trucks and 5000 trailers Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT) − one of the largest dry freight carriers specializing in time-sensitive service between manufacturing centers in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada – announced that it has started factory-installing its trailers […]

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Volvo Trucks Improves Quality with 3D Printing Technology

Volvo Trucks Improves Quality with 3D Printing Technology

| September 6, 2019

The implementation of 3D–printed manufacturing tools enables quicker production and continuous quality improvements “Volvo Trucks began exploring the use of 3D technology with a prototype approach, identifying opportunities to improve quality in the manufacturing process,” said Franky Marchand, vice president and general manager of NRV. “Several years later, we can now say that 3D printing […]

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North American Class 8 Orders Up Modestly in August

North American Class 8 Orders Up Modestly in August

| September 5, 2019

The economy has slowed and there are enough trucks to handle the available freight growth FTR reports preliminary North American Class 8 orders for August at 10,400 units, up a modest 4% m/m but down 80% y/y.  Class 8 orders have fallen into a narrow range since May, averaging 11,000 units a month during that period.  […]

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Commercial Vehicle Group Awarded Design and Production of Cabin Structure of Autocar’s Severe-Duty Vocational Truck

Commercial Vehicle Group Awarded Design and Production of Cabin Structure of Autocar’s Severe-Duty Vocational Truck

| August 30, 2019

Production is expected to begin in the second half of 2019 with full production expected by mid-2020 Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. was awarded the design and production of the cabin structure and other components of Autocar’s severe-duty vocational truck. At full volume, annual revenues from the program are expected to approximate $5 million.   Patrick Miller, President […]

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Hankook Tire Wins the IDEA 2019 for its Innovative Concept Tires

Hankook Tire Wins the IDEA 2019 for its Innovative Concept Tires

| August 30, 2019

Selected as the finalist for the automotive and transportation category for its concept tires ‘Hexonic’ and ‘HLS‘ Global leading premium tire maker, Hankook Tire has been selected as the “Finalist” in the automotive and transportation category at the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2019, a world-class design competition, for its concept tires “Hexonic” and “‘HLS-23.” Hankook Tire has […]

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Class 8 Truck Engine Demand Trending to Smaller Displacements

Class 8 Truck Engine Demand Trending to Smaller Displacements

| August 30, 2019

Trending to smaller displacement engines in the over 10L market segment for Class 8 trucks and tractors According to the recently released N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK, published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates, engines over 10L are projected to account for more than 85% of the Class 8 production between 2020 and 2024, […]

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