News en Peterbilt Introduces Allison TC10 Transmission in 567/579 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Peterbilt announced the availability of the Allison TC10 fully automatic transmission on Models 567 and 579 later this year.</p> <p>The Allison TC10 is designed for tractor applications, such as regional and line-haul, and features a twin-countershaft design optimized for engine downspeeding and fuel economy. The patented torque converter offers industry exclusive engine torque multiplication at launch, enabling lower gear ratios while still maintaining performance. The TC10 will be offered for applications requiring up to 1,850 lb-ft of torque, and up to 110,000 GCW.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:52:00 +0000 60541 at Peterbilt Expands Next Generation Chassis Routing <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Peterbilt implemented its engineered routings in all configurations of the Models 579 and 567 as well as in the iconic Model 389, further enhancing serviceability across its product lines.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:49:00 +0000 60531 at EU Commercial Vehicle Market Increases 2% in February <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In February, the EU market for new commercial vehicles grew 2.7%, totaling 164,788 units, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers&#39; Association (ACEA).</p> <p>Demand was mostly driven by the light commercial vehicle and bus segments. Spain (+12.8%) and Italy (+11.4%) posted the highest increases, while registrations declined slightly in the United Kingdom (-2.6%) and Germany (-0.3%).</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis Market Stats News Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:45:00 +0000 60521 at Mountain Tarp Opens Installation and Repair Facility in Cincinnati <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href=";d=DwMFAg&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=WEa523j9oXFddpoygX1PqNHuYsfOddm1HxUDgbotGLs&amp;m=zxoSRPJXmB43eoUDTIlVt0yHB0pXX2dCUBOjEWUf2PM&amp;s=-QkXubvDMUGHf2-59wFSCeIeZ5-avY7mAJuu3gZ53j8&amp;e=">Mountain Tarp</a>, a <a href=";d=DwMFAg&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=WEa523j9oXFddpoygX1PqNHuYsfOddm1HxUDgbotGLs&amp;m=zxoSRPJXmB43eoUDTIlVt0yHB0pXX2dCUBOjEWUf2PM&amp;s=fzaGLGHsPfhROSIkysawFK_i6xfwZocmlnIn_j0fys8&amp;e=">Wastequip</a></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Distributors, Upfitters News Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:37:00 +0000 60511 at Aerodynamic Simulator Developed in England to Assist Truck Efficiency <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A web-based system that simulates aerodynamic efficiency of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) is being developed with funding support from England&rsquo;s Department for Transport (DfT), according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders&rsquo; (SMMT) &nbsp;CV News Brief.</p> <p class="rteindent1"><em>ACT will enable fleet managers to select the most efficient configuration of truck and trailer for an operation. It will assess the shape of vehicles and trailers and their combinations for aerodynamic efficiency under a range of conditions.</em></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:33:00 +0000 60501 at Great Dane makes Microban Antimicrobial Protection Standard in Reefer Liners <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Great Dane&nbsp;and Microban International announced a new partnership that provides Microban antimicrobial product protection exclusively in Great Dane&#39;s Everest reefers. This breakthrough science will be standard in Great Dane&#39;s PunctureGuard and ThermoGuard reefer liners.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers News Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:01:00 +0000 60491 at Parkhurst Manufacturing Bought by Long-Term Employees <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Long-term employees Sam Trelow and Toby Pierce, along with James Trelow, joined together to purchase Parkhurst Mfg. Co., a manufacturer of truck bodies founded in 1946 in Sedalia, MO.</p> <p>In its 71-year history, Parkhurst Mfg. has never been offered for sale prior to this deal.</p> <p>&ldquo;We have great respect for the Parkhurst family and a deep appreciation for its history and the legacy the family has established and nurtured over the past 71 years,&rdquo; says President/CEO Sam Trelow.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Bodies News Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:59:00 +0000 60481 at WABCO Opens New Air Brake Manufacturing Plant in South Carolina <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="">WABCO Holdings Inc.</a> is localizing production of its air disc brakes (ADBs) for commercial vehicles for the very first time in the U.S. at a new facility located in North Charleston, SC.</p> <p>The 145,000 sq.-ft. facility will employ 230 and represents a $20 million investment, according to the company. WABCO said it is &ldquo;relocating&rdquo; current production to this new factory, which represents an increase of its manufacturing footprint by more than 60%.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aftermarket Parts News Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:56:00 +0000 60471 at Nielsen Chosen to Replace Daum at DTNA <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Roger Nielsen will taking the reins at <a href="">Daimler Trucks North America</a> (DTNA) as president and CEO effective April 1 this year, <a href="">replacing Martin Daum</a> who moved up to become a member of the board of management and head of Daimler Trucks and Buses at DTNA&rsquo;s parent company,&nbsp;Germany&rsquo;s Daimler AG, back on March 1.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:54:00 +0000 60461 at ATA Truck Tonnage Index Drops 0.1% in February <div class="node-body article-body"><p>American Trucking Associations&rsquo; advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index slipped 0.1% in February, following a 2.9% increase during January.</p> <p>In February, the index equaled 138.7 (2000=100), down from 138.9 in January. The all-time high was 142.7 in February 2016.</p> <p>Compared with February 2016, the SA index decreased 2.8%. In January, the index rose 2.6% on a year-over-year basis. Year-to-date, compared with the same two months in 2016, the index is off 0.1%. For all of 2016, tonnage was up 2.5%.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:42:00 +0000 60451 at