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Daimler’s Martin Daum provides truck industry forecast, expectations

According to Martin Daum, president and chief executive officer of Daimler Trucks of North America, (DTNA) today’s strong U.S. economy has been good for the industry; DTNA, especially, has been experiencing strong truck sales and increased market share. “Our current market share in the U.S. is 42%, but then we are usually off to a

General Tire rolls out a trio of highway tires

General Tire launched three new highway truck tires. The General HS is a new long haul steer tire featuring an enhanced tread design, fuel-efficient compounding and an upgraded casing platform. The five rib tread pattern, including a straight groove bottom design, promotes even wear and high removal mileage. Additionally, the grooves feature pyramidal shaped stone

Alcoa rolls out its most durable aluminum wheel

Alcoa rolled out its most durable, easy-to-maintain commercial truck wheel, Dura-Bright EVO, to the North American market. Alcoa’s Dura-Bright EVO wheel maintains all the benefits of its predecessor, the Dura-Bright wheel with XBR technology, while taking the wheel’s performance to a new level. The Dura-Bright EVO wheel is 10 times more resistant to corrosion primarily

International Truck focuses on uptime with OnCommand Connection offerings

At the Mid-America Trucking Show, International Truck announced a number of advancements to its OnCommand Connection open architecture remote diagnostics system. OnCommand Connection works with a customers existing telematics provider, pulling diagnostic-related data to create easy-to-understand vehicle health reports. Visibility into the operational health of the vehicle empowers customers to understand the severity of vehicle

Cummins debuts EcoFit emission solutions

Cummins Emission Solutions, a subsidiary of Cummins Inc., introduced the first of its next generation of ultra-high efficiency aftertreatment systems, the EcoFit Single Module, at MATS. The EcoFit Single Module is designed to be up to 60% smaller and 40% lighter compared to the EPA 2013 solution it supersedes, all while improving emissions reduction performance,

VIS launches portable, on-truck wheel polishing system

Mark Keegans, vice president of Vehicle Inspection Systems (VIS) introduced VIS-Shine at MATS, a portable on-truck aluminum wheel polishing system designed to polish truck and bus wheels that remain on the truck. Built from rugged powder-coated steel, the American-made VIS-Shine machine is portable, easily transported, and requires only a small power source to start the

Donaldson Blue fuel filters available for Cummins ISX engines

Donaldson Co., manufacturer of filtration systems and parts, announced the company’s ground-breaking fuel filtration technology is available for Cummins ISX engines. There are two Donaldson Blue fuel filters available: The DBF5811 for 15.0-liter ISX engines and DBF6776 for 11.9-liter ISX engines. On-engine fuel filters offer the last chance to remove damaging contaminants from diesel fuel,

Detroit experience displayed at MATS

The Detroit experience at MATS showcased the company’s state-of-the-art solutions through videos, hands-on displays and interactive exhibits. The integrated Detroit Powertrain was the centerpiece of the booth, where attendees saw how the Detroit DD15 engine, Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission, Detroit axles and Detroit Assurance suite of safety systems interface to provide an efficient and

Thermo King announces drop yard referral system

Quickly find dealers and their contact information, website and hours of operation on both mobile and web with Thermo King’s Drop Yard Referral System, which provides a safe and secure location for drop off and pick up, said Thermo King. The new dealer locator has a simplified, easy-to-read display and enhanced functionalities that allow trucks

Western Star features all-new 5700XE at MATS

Western Star Truck Sales Inc. featured its all-new 5700XE Class 8 highway tractor at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show. Customers that wanted to experience the 5700XE first hand could participate in a ride and drive at MATS. The 5700XE features all-new aerodynamic innovations, powerful and efficient powertrain with the premium style, comfort and toughness expected

Mack lowers maintenance costs with extended service intervals

With a focus on reducing the total cost of ownership for customers, Mack Trucks announced that it is extending service intervals for diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and diesel engine oil and filter changes on all model year 2011 and newer Mack models powered by Mack MP7, MP8 or MP10 engines. Over the life of a

Volvo unveils Adaptive Loading suspension

Volvo Trucks introduced Adaptive Loading at MATS, a new 6×2 liftable forward axle that automatically adjusts to load weight changes and offers 4×2 operation under certain conditions. Key benefits of Adaptive Loading include greater fuel efficiency, improved traction, lower maintenance costs and increased driver productivity, according to Volvo. Adaptive Loading is ideal for bulk haul