SAN DIEGO, CA. Having recently added a heavy-duty transmission to its existing Detroit Powertrain lineup of heavy-duty axles and engines, Daimler Trucks North America will add medium-duty engines, according to Martin Daum, DTNA president and CEO. Base. . .
FTR has released preliminary data showing September 2014 North American Class 8 truck net orders at 24,477 units, the best September since 2005 and 27% above a year ago. September is just the latest month to show year-over-year improvement, now at 20 . . .
Nissan will debut its diesel-powered Titan pickup at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show in January. The company confirmed the debut to Equipment World sister site Hard Working Trucks. Last summer Nissan announced its plans to drop a Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Dies. . .
We may be entering a diesel renaissance in the U.S., however. Sales of diesel-powered cars increased 25% percent during the first six months of 2014, according to HybridCars.com. That’s in some measure because American car makers are increasing the number. . .
In comments filed yesterday, the National Biodiesel Board called on the European Commission to let the duties expire at the end of the year. The duties, first imposed by Europe in 2009, were slated to expire this year, but the commission is reviewing whet. . .