News en NTEA releases commercial van resource <div class="node-body article-body"><p>NTEA&#39;s new report, Commercial Van Overview and Market Data Insights, delivers an update on this popular vehicle segment and its influence on work truck industry dynamics.</p> <p>Topics include:</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:58:00 +0000 65751 at NTEA-backed Vehicle Innovation Act re-introduced in House <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Representative Debbie Dingell (D-MI) reintroduced the Vehicle Innovation Act (HR 4050). This is companion legislation to S.1225 introduced by Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) earlier in the year.</p> <p>This legislation, supported by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), would provide approximately $1.7 billion over the next five years for research into advanced vehicle fuel efficiency technologies.</p> <p>Much of the funding would be directed at vocational trucks.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> News Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:57:00 +0000 65741 at NHTSA issues final rule on electrical safety requirements <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a final rule (FR) to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 305 to adopt various electrical safety requirements found in Global Technical Regulation (GTR) No. 13, &ldquo;Hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles,&rdquo; and other sources.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:56:00 +0000 65731 at Daimler moving to separate Mercedes, trucks in corporate shakeup <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Daimler AG wants to focus and strengthen the Group&rsquo;s corporate structure through the creation of legally independent entities. In addition to the existing legally independent division Financial Services, the divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars &amp; Vans as well as Daimler Trucks &amp; Buses may be transferred into two legally independent entities to take greater <a href="">entrepreneurial</a> responsibility.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:16:00 +0000 65721 at Strong Class 8 production impacts backlog, build rate: ACT <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Despite the previously reported improvement in September&rsquo;s heavy-duty orders, even stronger production during the month weighed on backlogs, which contracted for a fifth consecutive month.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:15:00 +0000 65711 at NTEA unveils truck-mounted equipment training course <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) has produced <a href="">Truck Equipment 101</a>, a training program covering all aspects of work trucks and the industry &mdash; from chassis and powertrains to bodies and cab styles.</p> <p>This introductory course, made up of 15 video-based modules, provides an industry overview, insight into systems that make up a truck, and basic regulatory requirements applicable to U.S. and Canadian markets.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:48:00 +0000 65701 at Diesel I.O. launched by InTu Mobility <div class="node-body article-body"><p>InTu Mobility launched its new <a href="" target="_blank">DIESEL I.O. Intelligent Optimization</a> solution for heavy-duty diesel engines.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:47:00 +0000 65691 at Downturn in Turkey to cause 3% decline in East European trailer market in 2017 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>There will be a 3% fall in East European trailer demand in 2017 entirely caused by weakness in Turkey, followed by slow growth in 2018-19 and then more robust figures in 2020-21, according to the latest forecast from consulting group CLEAR International.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Market Stats News Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:31:00 +0000 65671 at ContiTech touts Air Damping System for trailers <div class="node-body article-body">Whether for trucks or trailers, Continental is a specialist in air springs, known for the high degree of reliability, innovative solutions and sustainability. Because shock absorbers are components that are subject to wear in trailers, the Air Damping System from Continental offers a crucial advantage.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Equipment & Parts News Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:21:00 +0000 65661 at SAF-Holland introduces compact LSZ lift axle <div class="node-body article-body">SAF-Holland unveiled two new offerings at the recent North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV), a new large-capacity 20,000-lbs. Neway LSZ auxiliary steerable lift axle suspension system and a new retrofit kit for its automatic fifth wheel lighting system</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New to the Market Equipment & Parts News Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:12:00 +0000 65651 at