Chassis http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/taxonomy/term/7355/more en Vocational truck market to stay strong: Kenworth http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/vocational-truck-market-stay-strong-kenworth <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The vocational truck market was a bright spot during the first half of 2017, and is expected to remain strong, according to executives of <a href="http://www.kenworth.com/" target="_blank">Kenworth Truck Co</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/vocational-truck-market-stay-strong-kenworth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/vocational-truck-market-stay-strong-kenworth#comments Chassis News Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:58:00 +0000 63511 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Class 8 production reaches 19-month high in June: ACT http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/class-8-production-reaches-19-month-high-june-act <div class="node-body article-body"><p>North America Class 8 production reached a 19-month high again in June following the stronger orders earlier this year.</p> <p>&ldquo;Annualized, June&rsquo;s per-day production rate equals a full-year production of almost 270,000,&rdquo; said Steve Tam, ACT Research&rsquo;s Vice President.</p> <p>With orders moderating into the &ldquo;soft season&rdquo; and build ramping up, Class 8 backlogs are in decline.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/class-8-production-reaches-19-month-high-june-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/class-8-production-reaches-19-month-high-june-act#comments Chassis News Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:43:00 +0000 63481 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Mack & Mack: Truck maker, NFL star hook up http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/mack-mack-truck-maker-nfl-star-hook <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It&rsquo;s a match that seemed obvious to both of them. Mack Trucks and Khalil Mack&mdash;the 2016 NFL Defensive Player of the Year&mdash;have reached a sponsorship agreement under which the Oakland Raiders defensive end will support the Brooklyn-born truck maker in promoting exciting news to be announced Sept. 13.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/mack-mack-truck-maker-nfl-star-hook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/mack-mack-truck-maker-nfl-star-hook#comments Chassis News Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:06:00 +0000 63421 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com 30% of U.S. fleets now have newest technology clean diesel trucks http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/30-us-fleets-now-have-newest-technology-clean-diesel-trucks <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Introduction of new technology clean diesel truck engines equipped with advanced emissions control systems into the nation&rsquo;s trucking fleet over the last five years is now at a 30&nbsp;percent level and has yielded significant emission reductions and substantial fuel savings, according to new research commissioned by the Diesel Technology Forum.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/30-us-fleets-now-have-newest-technology-clean-diesel-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/30-us-fleets-now-have-newest-technology-clean-diesel-trucks#comments Chassis News Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:08:00 +0000 63341 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Trucks investment growth ‘poised for resurgence’ http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/trucks-investment-growth-poised-resurgence <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Trucks investment growth is &ldquo;poised for a resurgence&rdquo; and construction machinery investment growth is &ldquo;likely to improve somewhat&rdquo; in 2017, according to the Q3 update to the <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__FourLeafPublicRelations.pr-2Doptout.com_Tracking.aspx-3FData-3DHHL-253d-253d170A-2526JDG-253c-253a2-253b-252b60-253b-2526SDG-253c90-253a.-26RE-3DMC-26RI-3D2368012-26Preview-3DFalse-26DistributionActionID-3D10194-26Action-3DFollow-2BLink&amp;d=DwMFaQ&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=unYrMNgTvxn7Vhk_4Xe5UkNe3GMdyDTDUxtjDx_d1cs&amp;m=sEU</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/trucks-investment-growth-poised-resurgence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/trucks-investment-growth-poised-resurgence#comments Chassis News Thu, 13 Jul 2017 18:11:00 +0000 63331 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Navistar’s OnCommand Connection telematics now available http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/navistar-s-oncommand-connection-telematics-now-available <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Navistar&rsquo;s integrated OnCommand Connection Telematics solution, launched in March, is now available for purchase.</p> <p>It offers truck and bus drivers and fleets an easy-to-use, comprehensive, one-price solution that can help drastically cut the cost of vehicle maintenance, while seamlessly handling virtually all federal and state compliance needs.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/navistar-s-oncommand-connection-telematics-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/navistar-s-oncommand-connection-telematics-now-available#comments Chassis News Thu, 13 Jul 2017 18:07:00 +0000 63311 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Volvo opens $38 million customer center http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/volvo-opens-38-million-customer-center <div class="field-byline"> By Kevin Jones </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>DUBLIN, VA. <a href="http://fleetowner.com/volvo-1?intlink=incontent" target="_blank" title="Keyword link list">Volvo</a> Trucks North America on Tuesday celebrated the opening of its Volvo Trucks Customer Center at its New River Valley (NRV) facility here. Built to showcase Volvo products, innovations and the brand in a dynamic way to engage visitors, the Volvo Trucks Customer Center was part of a $38.1 million investment in the facility where all Volvo truck models for North America are assembled.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/volvo-opens-38-million-customer-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/volvo-opens-38-million-customer-center#comments Chassis News Wed, 12 Jul 2017 17:23:00 +0000 63271 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com New Volvo VNL focuses on driver, safety, efficiency http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/new-volvo-vnl-focuses-driver-safety-efficiency <div class="field-byline"> By Kevin Jones </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>DUBLIN, VA. With the first substantial redesign in 20 years, <a href="http://fleetowner.com/volvo-1?intlink=incontent" target="_blank" title="Keyword link list">Volvo</a> Trucks North America on Tuesday revealed the new Volvo VNL series of long-haul tractors. In presentations at the brand new Volvo Trucks Customer Center here, company representatives touted the new VNL&rsquo;s cutting-edge innovations in efficiency, productivity, safety and uptime.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/new-volvo-vnl-focuses-driver-safety-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/new-volvo-vnl-focuses-driver-safety-efficiency#comments Chassis News Wed, 12 Jul 2017 17:20:00 +0000 63261 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Volvo VNL sneak peek: 'radical, exciting' http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/volvo-vnl-sneak-peek-radical-exciting <div class="field-byline"> By Kevin Jones </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>DUBLIN, VA. In a semi-sneak preview (the press was here, yet details were few) <a href="http://fleetowner.com/volvo-1?intlink=incontent" target="_blank" title="Keyword link list">Volvo</a> Trucks North America rolled out the company&#39;s new flagship highway tractor Monday. But the &ldquo;radical&rdquo; new VNL is actually billed as just the &ldquo;next step.&quot;</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/volvo-vnl-sneak-peek-radical-exciting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/volvo-vnl-sneak-peek-radical-exciting#comments Chassis News Tue, 11 Jul 2017 16:55:00 +0000 63241 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Kenworth’s Renton assembly plant honored with environmental award http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/kenworth-s-renton-assembly-plant-honored-environmental-award <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Kenworth Truck Company assembly plant in Renton, Washington, has received a Gold Award presented by the King County Industrial Waste Program.&nbsp;</p> <p>Part of King County&rsquo;s Wastewater Treatment Division, the Industrial Waste Program annually honors local facilities whose business practices contribute to protecting regional water quality.&nbsp;Kenworth&ndash;Renton received the award for wastewater compliance&nbsp;covering discharge, permit, ordinance, reporting, self-monitoring, and King County monitoring.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/kenworth-s-renton-assembly-plant-honored-environmental-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/kenworth-s-renton-assembly-plant-honored-environmental-award#comments Chassis News Mon, 10 Jul 2017 19:04:00 +0000 63221 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com