Business, Technology, Equipment

Truck OEMs, Suppliers Look to Online Growth, 3D Printing

A technician works on a part that was made using a 3D printer. A technician works on a part that was made using a 3D printer. (Daimler)

Equipment and component manufacturers in the trucking industry are looking to expand their online presence and also see potential in 3D printing, both of which could help them reach more customers, they said.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
January 25, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Parts Demand Is Surging

Meritor products on a sales floor Meritor products on a sales floor. Strong sales of new trucks is among the factors that have boosted demand for components and parts. (

A growing economy and strong new truck sales have increased demand for aftermarket parts, creating supply chal­lenges. Truck manufacturers and component ­suppliers said they’re working to alleviate pressure on the industry by expanding offerings, ­improving distribution channels and using predictive forecasting tools to get ahead of demand.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
January 25, 2019
Business, Equipment

Accuride’s 1Q Loss Narrows

Accuride Corp., a manufacturer and supplier of commercial vehicle components, reported a net loss in its first quarter of $2.2 million, down from the $31.1 million it lost in the first quarter of 2009.

May 12, 2010