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Business, Equipment

Cummins Posts Record Annual Revenue on Engine Gains

Cummins Cummins engines. (Cummins Inc.)

Independent engine maker Cummins Inc. reported higher net income and set a record for annual revenue, led by gains in North America.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 6, 2019
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Daimler Posts Lower Earnings Despite Record Truck Sales

Freightliner's Cascadia Freightliner

Daimler AG, citing regulatory and trade headwinds, reported a decline in net income for the fourth quarter and full 2018 while revenue inched up in both periods amid an all-time record for global truck sales.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Goodyear Researches Soybean Oil as Component of Truck Tires

Hands holding soybeans Soybeans produce oil that is being used in tires. (Charlie Neibergall/AP)

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Within the next few years, the truck tire you buy may be manufactured in part with soybean oil instead of petroleum. At its annual Customer Care Conference, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. showed off some of the research that is taking place with alternative methods of tire manufacturing.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 6, 2019
Business, Equipment

Volvo Group Announces Oklahoma City Facility for Recycled, Renovated Parts

The Volvo Group is opening a Dex Heavy Duty Parts site in Oklahoma City, according to a Feb. 4 press release. Dex, a subsidiary of Volvo and a supplier of recycled, renovated and surplus medium- and heavy-duty truck parts, also operates a site in Advance, N.C.

February 5, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

DHL Express Launches New Fleet of Electric Delivery Vans in San Francisco

DHL Express DHL Express

DHL Express is rolling out a new fleet of 63 electric delivery vans in the United States as part of the German company’s goal to reduce logistics-related emissions to zero by 2050.

February 5, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Suppliers Use HDAW 2019 to Unveil Latest Efforts

Eaton Corp. building Eaton Corp.

LAS VEGAS — Suppliers of a variety of products and services for the aftermarket announced developments here during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 4, 2019
Business, Equipment, Top 100

Wabco to Roll Out North American Service Network

Wabco Customer Care Center Wabco’s first dedicated Customer Care Center for North America. (Wabco Holdings Inc.)

LAS VEGAS — Wabco North America plans to roll out, beginning in the third quarter, a network of certified independent service centers to support trucks and trailers using its parts.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 4, 2019
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Stevens Transport Orders 1,600 Tractors, Trailers for Delivery in 2019

A Stevens Transport truck on Interstate 65 in Shepherdsville, Ky. John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Refrigerated truckload carrier Stevens Transport is buying 1,600 new tractors and trailers for 2019 at a cost of $165 million, according to a statement released by the Dallas-based company Jan. 29.

February 4, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

EPA's Andrew Wheeler Says New Glider Truck Rule Would Consider Impact on Manufacturers

Glider Kit Truck Rule A Fitzgerald glider kit installed in a Peterbilt 389. (Fitzgerald Glider Kits via YouTube)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to tailor its new glider truck emissions standard to help protect the glider industry from “going out of business or substantially reducing its economic growth potential,” agency chief Andrew Wheeler said in a document sent to Congress.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 1, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Mack Trucks Looks to Maintain Momentum in 2019

mack Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

For Mack Trucks, 2018 was a good year. While the company’s market share declined slightly, Mack had its best year of production since 2015 and orders flew in at a double-digit clip, keeping the manufacturer’s Lower Macungie Township plant busy as it tried to keep up with demand.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
February 1, 2019