Government, Business, Equipment

Paccar, DTNA Curtail Production Into April

Freightliner assembly plant workers Equipment is set into a truck chassis at Freightliner's Cleveland, N.C., plant. Freightliner is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America. (Freightliner via YouTube)

Paccar Inc. and Daimler Trucks North America, which together represent 70% of Class 8 U.S. retail sales, announced concerns over supply disruptions, weaker customer demand and economic uncertainty amid the coronavirus pandemic have led them to limit or suspend production into April.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Connected Vehicle Experts Discuss OEM Role, Safety

Chris Lee, vice president of engineering at Great Dane Trailers Chris Lee, vice president of engineering at Great Dane Trailers by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Original equipment manufacturers have an important role to play in the adoption of connected vehicle technology, according to Chris Lee, vice president of engineering at Great Dane Trailers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 27, 2020
Business, Equipment

Tenneco Names Brian Kesseler Sole CEO

Commercial vehicle supplier Tenneco Inc. announced co-CEO Brian Kesseler will assume the newly consolidated role of CEO.

January 10, 2020

OEM Engines Grow Share

Class 8 engines from Daimler Trucks North America became the most installed in trucks leaving North American factories for the first half of 2016, surpassing those from longtime industry leader Cummins Inc.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 15, 2016

OEMs, Suppliers Tested by Falling Sales, Generate Mixed Second-Quarter Results

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Truck and trailer makers are usually profitable during the second quarter, but original equipment manufacturers and their largest suppliers reported they had to cope with falling sales year-over-year.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 8, 2016

VW Diesel Settlement Possible Boon for Heavy-Duty Truck, Engine Manufacturers

Justin Ide/Bloomberg News

Volkswagen AG’s recent legal settlement with states, territories and tribes for cheating on pollution tests requires it to pay $2.7 billion into an “environmental remediation fund" aimed at cleaning up the damage its cars have done, which could mean grants for new school buses, upgraded port facilities and cleaner tractor-trailers.

Bradley Joseph Saacks | Bloomberg News
July 6, 2016

May Truck Orders Plunge 30%; OEMs Plan Additional Cutbacks

Daimler Trucks North America via YouTube

Class 8 truck orders in May plunged 30% year-over-year, two research firms said, underscoring two truck manufacturers’ recently announced plans to trim production for the second time this year.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 13, 2016

Vertical Integration Among OEMs Could Limit Emissions Technologies, Experts Say

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Industry executives suggested vertical integration among truck makers will extend into emissions- and fuel-saving technologies in the future and ultimately limit the number of innovations.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 4, 2016

OEMs Report Strong 1Q Results

Truck maker Paccar Inc. and the truck divisions of Daimler AG and Volvo AB reported improved first-quarter results as economic growth and replacement demand continued to drive purchases in North America.

May 5, 2014

More Foreign Competition Seen Hurting North American OEMs

Low-cost commercial vehicle producers in Russia, India and China are poised to push North American OEMs out of truck markets in emerging nations within four years, according to a study by AlixPartners LLP.

September 27, 2010