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The most significant trucking products for 2018 as chosen by Heavy Duty Trucking magazine's editors.

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HDT's Top 20 Products of 2018

The most significant trucking products for 2018 as chosen by Heavy Duty Trucking magazine's editors.

January continued a three-month stretch of elevated trailer orders. Reefer orders were particularly strong.  Photo: Carrier Transicold

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Trailer Orders Extend Hot Streak Into 2018

Trailer orders in January will likely breach 39,000 units once the final numbers are tallied, indicating a strong start to 2018.

HDT has announced its list of the Top 20 Products for 2018.

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HDT Announces Top 20 Products for 2018

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine has announced its 2018 Top 20 Products, highlighting the most innovative, significant, and useful new product announcements from last year.

General Manager Kyle Quinn talks about Peterbilt's 2017 accomplishments. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

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Peterbilt Sales Soar, Truck Maker Eyes Growth and Autonomous Tech

After reaching new market-share highs in Class 8 and vocational truck sales for 2017, Peterbilt has kicked off 2018 with an addition to its on-highway truck family and plans to continue to grow its market share as it also works on developing the next generation of advanced driver assistance systems.

2018 Excellence in Bendix Leadership Award honorees are joined by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems executive leadership. From left: Carlos Hungria, Barbara Gould, Juan Carlos “JC” Mellado, Sonia Meade, Berend Bracht and Joe McAleese. Photo: Bendix

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Bendix Honors Gould with Leadership Excellence Award

Bendix has awarded its communications director Barbara Gould with its 2018 Excellence in Bendix Leadership award.

A fold-down ladder offers easy access to the Model 579 UltraLoft's upper sleeper bunk. Photo: Peterbilt

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Peterbilt Unveils Model 579 UltraLoft Integrated Sleeper Truck

Peterbilt has introduced its new Model 579 UltraLoft, an integrated high-loft sleeper truck designed to give driver teams and solo truck drivers extra space and amenities, with a fuel efficiency boost as well.

Tread of a ULP Ultra Drive Retread Tire courtesy of Michelin North America.

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Truck Tire Shipments Set 2017 Records

The domestic tire industry reached two milestones in 2017. Replacement truck tire shipments totaled 19.2 million units, a record high.

Rolf Lockwood

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Commentary: Is there an Electric Truck In Your Near Future?

With all the talk about trucking's electric future, it's important to remember that trucks will be drinking diesel for a long time to come, says Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood.

You need to understand your application and how it affects liftgate specs for your truck or trailer. Photo: Anthony Liftgates

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4 Keys to Spec'ing the Right Liftgate for your Truck or Trailer

While the right liftgate can reduce operator fatigue and injuries, shorten delivery times and improve productivity, the wrong liftgate can open the door to a host of new problems.

Rob Neitzke was selected to head the Cummins On-Highway North American OEM business. Photo: Cummins

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Neitzke to Lead Cummins On-Highway North American OEM Business

Rob Neitzke, formerly chief of Cummins Westport, has been named executive director of Cummins' on-highway North American original equipment manufacturer business.

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