Our annual look at heavy-duty model introductions, updates and component advances coincides with strong fleet investment activity across ready mixed and manufactured concrete. Truck manufacturers and their suppliers remain mindful of driver safety and comfort, vehicle uptime and fuel efficiency. Concrete Products examines some of the top innovations from this year’s World of Concrete and Mid-America Trucking Show.Read More
True Lube Landing Gear Grease is formulated specifically for Holland equipment to maintain the optimized performance through: wide operating temperature range, 40°F to 150°F, ensuring crank operation; high formula stability, providing consistently smooth operation; corrosion and oxidation protection; oil bleed control, reducing oil leaks and preventing grease hardening; salt water resistance enabling lasting service in harsh coastal environments; anti-wear and load carrying properties to curtail gear and screw damage under heavy loads; and, high-tech formula for optimal efficiency.Read More
SAF-Holland previewed late last year two of 16 planned 2017 rollouts across its trailer suspension and axle system, truck suspension, fifth wheel, landing gear, and coupling product lines.Read More
Original equipment manufacturers anticipate 2016 heavy-duty truck shipments down against near-record 2015 delivery levels, especially due to a drop in demand among mainline freight customers. In the vocational segment, including mixer- and dump-grade models, OEM and body builders report more stable market conditions this year.
Daimler Trucks North America has named Kelley Platt as chief diversity officer and Western Star Trucks president, and appointed her to the DTNA Operating Committee. The primary purpose of the former position is to ensure alignment of diversity and inclusion strategies with organizational goals. DTNA reports that employees come from all walks of life, bringing a wealth of skills and experience to their roles; diversity and inclusion have flourished in 2015 through the advocacy and support of Employee Resource Groups, which now include 1,000-plus individuals. The Western Star role has been expanded to include executive oversight of the company’s Portland, Ore., manufacturing plant.Read More
Wally Hernandez has joined Besser Co. as sales and technical support representative, based in Florida and responsible for the entire product line. A Dominican Republic native, he moved to Florida at the age of 11 and, after graduating from high school, completed a tour of duty with the Marines, working in helicopter hydraulics maintenance.