VIDEO: Commercial Products Overview, Presented by Evercoat
BodyShop Business Editor Jason Stahl and Tim McKinney, senior application engineer from Evercoat, discuss the research and development behind some of Evercoat’s commercial products for fire engines, trains and other similar-type vehicles.
Volvo Trucks uses 3D printing technology at New River Valley plant
Volvo Trucks North America is using 3D printing technology to produce tools and fixtures used in the manufacturing process at its New River Valley (NRV) plant in Dublin, Virginia, where all of its trucks for the North American market are built.
Daimler Trucks North America produces 750,000th vehicle at Cleveland, N.C. facility
Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) recently commemorated the production of the 750,000th vehicle built at its Cleveland, N.C. truck manufacturing plant.
Decker Truck Line celebrates delivery of 2,500th Peterbilt
Peterbilt Motors Company, along with Decker Truck Line, Inc., celebrated a relationship spanning six decades with the delivery of the transportation company’s 2,500th Peterbilt truck purchased from JX Truck Center.
Kenworth T880S with set-forward front axle adds mid-roof sleeper options
The Kenworth T880S with a set-forward front axle is now available for order with Kenworth’s 52-inch and 76-inch mid-roof sleepers.
CIMC Intermodal Equipment chassis production increased in 2018
CIMC Intermodal Equipment increased its chassis production 53% in 2018 versus 2017, producing 45,441 chassis in 2018, the company says.
Using the latest cab and sleeper enhancements to support truck driver retention
As the driver shortage and turnover rates remain significant challenges, the investment in premium equipment and comfort and convenience amenities can be offset by lower costs for recruiting, hiring and training. This has led many fleets focus on specifying equipment that can help attract and retain drivers. While it is hard to pinpoint a specific
There’s no place like home: Cab features for long-haul truck drivers
Over the past few years, many trucking companies have announced driver pay increases, improved benefits and other financial incentives to help recruit and retain drivers. “The ROI is typically fairly easy to calculate because carriers know their driver recruiting and replacement costs,” says Lance Platt, chief executive officer of in-cab satellite TV provider EpicVue. “That’s
Lippert Components introduces mattress for ‘big and tall’ sleepers
Lippert Components Inc. (LCI), a designer and manufacturer of mattresses, has introduced their latest somnum Sleeper Series mattresses for the heavy truck market. The new somnum Odyssey heavy duty innerspring mattress is designed and built to maximize comfort for “big and tall” sleepers, the company said. To provide a better night’s rest for the heavier
Motiv Power Systems introduces EPIC all-electric chassis for trucks and buses
Motiv Power Systems has introduced the EPIC (Electric Powered Intelligent Chassis) all-electric family of chassis. According to Motiv, the EPIC all-electric chassis are production line-ready, drop-in replacements for the equivalent ICE chassis and are available for a wide range of medium-duty body applications including walk-in vans, box trucks, school buses, shuttle buses, work trucks and
Maintaining good air quality in your truck’s cab
A long-haul truck driver can spend up to 24 hours in his or her cab and/or sleeper. The air quality in that small space is important to the driver’s health. Almost all trucks, today, come with a cabin air filter designed to clean all air entering the truck. The device using a filter media much
Freightliner unveils raised roof configuration for New Cascadia
Freightliner’s new Cascadia will now be offered in a 60-in. raised roof sleeper model in both 116- and 126-in. BBC platforms, adding to the number of configurations available for the groundbreaking truck model. “Driver experience is a key part of our ‘Real Cost of Ownership’ proposition, and this is another solution the new Cascadia offers