Truck makers bullish on N. American market

Feb 11, 2014 | 03:06 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  heavy-duty trucks, Volvo, Mack Truck, Daimler, Cummins, American Axle, Dieter Zetsche, Tom Linebarger Richard Freeland

CHICAGO — Truck builders and their suppliers seem to be bullish on North American demand in 2014, based on executives’ recent comments.

Volvo AB, Gothenburg, Sweden, for example, expects North American heavy-duty truck registrations to reach 250,000 vehicles this year, up nearly 5.8 percent from 2013.

Volvo’s latest Mack Trucks model, the Pinnacle, is built with a galvanized steel cab, aluminum or steel fuel tanks, aluminum battery box cover, stainless steel hood latches and cab skirts, steel bumpers, aluminum torque rod, steel brackets on the chassis, steel pistons, aluminum transmission casing and aluminum parts in the engine.....

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