Truck & Bus

  • US: Commercial trailer orders strengthen

    According to the latest data compiled by ACT Research, November 2009 net orders for commercial trailers declined 27% from a strong October performance, but posted a 73% year-on-year gain over November 2008. In the latest release of ACT’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers, the company indicates that a large…

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  • US: Toyo hikes truck tyre prices twice in 30 days

    Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corporation will increase prices on its commercial truck tyres by up to 7% effective 1 February 2010. The increases, which will include in-line adjustments, are necessary because of rising raw material costs, according to the company. Modern Tire Dealer reports it will be the company’s second price…

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    Volvo’s each-way bet on NG-diesel bi-fuelling

    Volvo Trucks has in recent months, rather surprisingly, reached agreement with two different North American proprietary engine converters, enabling its diesels to run on natural gas. Clean Air Power (CAP) of San Diego, California and Westport Innovations of Vancouver, Canada have established separate links with Volvo. The two converters use

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  • India: Mahindra Navistar launches first two HCVs

    Mahindra Navistar Automotives (MNAL) has unveiled two trucks, a 25-tonne unit and a 31-tonne truck, for the Indian market. These are first two vehicles of the company’s heavy CV line-up, and have been developed, especially for the Indian market, with an investment of Rs6.5bn (US$141m). MNAL is a commercial vehicle…

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  • India: Ashok Leyland unveils new U-Truck platform

    Ashok Leyland has unveiled a new truck platform, U-Truck, and has launched a tipper and a tractor on the platform. The Indian CV manufacturer’s intention is to shift its entire product range to the U-Truck platform by 2013. “Starting April this year, we will roll out 25 products in the…

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  • Czech Republic: Avia Ashok Leyland sales/output fall

    Czech OEM Avia Ashok Leyland both made and sold around 300 of its light trucks in 2009, financial director Tomás Juricka informed local business daily Hospodárské noviny. This was a year-on-year fall of approximately 33% and 55%, respectively. The company’s 2008 production reached 474 units, with sales of 583. This…

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    India: Ashok Leyland, Nissan to go with own brands

    Indian commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland has clarified that it will not share joint branding for LCVs produced at its new joint venture with Nissan. “There will be no joint badging. Some products in the value segment will bear Ashok Leyland name, while those in the niche segment will have…

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    US: Ford Super Duty trucks spark DEF launch

    Ford has alerted its dealerships to prepare for the launch of Motorcraft Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) that will be required for 2011MY F-Super Duty pick-ups fitted with the new Scorpion 6.7-litre V8 diesel engine. DEF is a non-hazardous fluid (67% deionised water/33% chemically pure urea) injected into the diesel exhaust

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