06 Sep

John Bean releases balancer

The John Bean 9800 heavy-duty wheel balancing system will bring a sense of balance to truck, bus, RV and automobile wheel and tire assemblies. Capable of handling wheels from 12-24.5 inches in size, including super-single tires, the model comes with…

06 Sep

Betts Truck Parts names new procurement manager

FRESNO, Calif. – Betts Truck Parts & Service has named Sara Cox its new procurement and logistics manager. Cox has nearly 20 years of experience in a variety of industries, including truck and trailer, freight, and supply management, the company…

06 Sep

Navistar’s Q3 results reflect strong truck market

LISLE, Ill. – Navistar has announced a US$170-million profit for the third quarter, on revenues of $2.6 billion. This despite acknowledging an impact of supplier constraints that delayed deliveries and impacted volumes. Revenues were up 18% year-over-year, mostly due to…

06 Sep

August another record-setting month for Class 8 orders

COLUMBUS, Ind. – North American Class 8 truck orders once again reached an all-time high in August, at 53,100 units, according to preliminary data from ACT Research. August bettered July numbers, which had set the previous all-time high. This over…

05 Sep

Amazon makes big commitment during grand opening of U.S. Sprinter plant

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Today’s grand opening of the new Sprinter plant in North Charleston was met with some added good news for Mercedes-Benz Vans, with Amazon announcing it will require 20,000 units over the course of the coming year. Pricing…

05 Sep

New rotating electrics

LoadHandler Power Products has expanded its lineup of rotating electrical products to include the L39 gear-reduction and L42 direct-drive heavy-duty models. Each is promised to offer an OE-like fit. The L39 12- and 24-volt gear reduction starters fit engines up…