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Class 8 truck orders rose to 37,500 units in December 2017.

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Class 8 Truck Orders Hit 3-Year High

North American Class 8 truck orders rose to a 37-month high in December, signaling a healthy market going into 2018.

The expanded use of CNG-powered trucks has helped Pitt Ohio reduce both its carbon footprint and fuel costs. Photo: Mack Trucks

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How 3 SmartWay Excellence Honorees Cut Their Carbon Footprint

Three recipients of SmartWay's 2017 Excellence Award detail their best practices for increasing fuel efficiency and reducing carbon footprints, from intermodal to alternative fuels.

Thor Trucks is a new electric truck company initially focused on regional-haul applications. Photo: Thor Trucks

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Thor Trucks Takes Different Approach to Electric Trucks

A new electric truck company thinks its modest approach will captivate regional-haul trucking fleets. The Thor Trucks team is focused on providing long-haul electric truck solutions that it says are “reasonable and profitable now.”

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Auto Truck Group Acquires Assets of Kargo Master

Auto Truck Group, a work truck upfitter specializing in the design, manufacture, and installation of equipment, announced that it has acquired the assets of Kargo Master.

This two-seal plug is designed to keep moisture and debris out of the plug, guarding against corrosion. Photo courtesy of East Manufacturing

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Truck-Lite Wiring Harness Standard on East Flatbed Trailers

Trailer maker East Manufacturing announced that the Truck-Lite 99 Series wiring harness will be standard on all new East BST, BST II, MMX and Narrow Neck flatbed trailers

Photo courtesy of FCA.

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All-New Ram 1500 Improves Payload and Towing for 2019-MY

The new 2019 Ram 1500 is 225 pounds lighter than the previous model year, features increased payload and towing capabilities, and three new, longer frame lengths.

Photo courtesy of General Motors.

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All-New 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is Lighter, Offers Wider Bed

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is 450 pounds lighter than the previous model-year, features a wider bed, and offers a wider range of trims and engine/transmissions combinations, including a new turbo-diesel engine.

The Ranger will be available in three trim grades: XL, midlevel XLT, and a high-level Lariat trim series. It will include FX Off-Road packages, and in SuperCab or SuperCrew cab configurations. (Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.)

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2019 Ford Ranger Production to Begin in Late 2018

The Ford Ranger is returning to the North American market with a 2.3L EcoBoost engine, 10-speed automatic transmission, and a suite of Ford’s latest technologies.

TNTX will represent over $700 million in annual sales and employees around 1,000 employees in 23 locations. Image via Daimler

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Merger Creates One of Largest Freightliner, Western Star Truck Dealers

Tag Truck Centers and the Lonestar Truck Group have merged into a new company called TNTX, creating one of the largest Freightliner and Western Star dealers in the country, according to Daimler.

Tightening capacity, partially attributed to effects from the ELD Mandate, December 2017 was the best month for trailer orders ever, according to FTR. Photo: Stoughton

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ELD Mandate Pushes Fleets to Order Record Number of Trailers

Trailer orders in the U.S. are expected to hit an all-time high of 47,000 units for December 2017, pushed by tightening capacity that FTR attributes to the ELD mandate.

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