Frederick Kiel

Business

Kenworth Laying Off 10% of Workers at Ohio Truck Plant

Kenworth Truck Co.

Kenworth Truck Co. said it is laying off 10% of workers at its Class 8 assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, because of a drop in heavy-duty truck orders.

Frederick Kiel | Staff Reporter
April 12, 2012
Business

Volkswagen Expands Trucking Reach With Majority Stake in Rival MAN

Volkswagen AG said Wednesday it has completed purchase of a majority stake of fellow German truck producer MAN SE, opening the way to becoming “a new top player on the global truck market.”

Frederick Kiel | Staff Reporter
November 9, 2011
Business

Volvo, Mack Say 13-Liter Engines Most Popular Choice for Class 8’s

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks said 13-liter engines have become the number one choice of U.S. Class 8 truck customers, and that they sell more 13-liters than any other company.

Frederick Kiel | Staff Reporter
October 14, 2011
Business, Equipment

C. R. England to Lease Kenworth LNG Tractors

Kenworth Truck Co.

Truck and engine manufacturer Paccar Inc. said it has reached agreement to lease new Kenworth T800 day cab tractors with 15-liter liquefied natural gas engines to a division of truckload carrier C.R. England Inc.

Frederick Kiel | Staff Reporter
May 19, 2011
Business

FedEx to Pay $3 Million to Massachusetts in Contractor Case Settlement

The Massachusetts attorney general’s office said FedEx Ground has agreed to pay the state $3 million to settle claims that FedEx allegedly misclassified its drivers as independent contractors.

Frederick Kiel | Staff Reporter
July 22, 2010
Business

VTNA Recalls 64,000 Trucks Over Possible Loss of Steering

Volvo Trucks North America and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the company is recalling nearly 64,000 trucks in the United States for a possible steering linkage problem.

Frederick Kiel | Staff Reporter
July 6, 2010
Business

Rush Completes Lake City Acquisition

Bob Schatz for TT

Rush Enterprises said it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Lake City Cos., owner of 11 International Truck dealerships.

Frederick Kiel | Staff Reporter
June 1, 2010
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

FMCSA Works With Fleets on Electronic Driver Checks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is working with fleets to develop an employee notification system that would allow a fleet to download an applicant’s complete driving record before hiring, an FMCSA researcher said last week.

Frederick Kiel | Staff Reporter
October 1, 2007
Business

Karlsten to Head Volvo’s Global Powertrain Unit

Peter Karlsten, the head of Volvo Trucks North America, has been appointed president of Volvo Powertrain, a unit of the Sweden-based Volvo AB, the company said Thursday.

Frederick Kiel | Staff Reporter
August 31, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

February Truck Sales Fall 19.3%

Sales of new Class 8 trucks fell 19.3% in February, while orders for new vehicles plunged more than 70%, according to companies that track the market.

Frederick Kiel | Staff Reporter
March 19, 2007

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