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December Heavy Truck Orders Hit 6-Month High

North American Class 8 retail sales rose to a six-month high of 21,281 units and Classes 5-7 had another banner year, according to ACT Research.

J.D. Power publishes the NADA Used Car Guide, which includes commercial trucks.

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Report: Wholesale Truck Values Dropped More than Retail

Sleeper tractors lost about 30% of value at auction last year, say analysts at J.D. Power Valuation Services.

Photo of Chevrolet Express cutaway courtesy of GM.

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GM Growing Lineup of B20 Biodiesel Vehicles

General Motors' lineup of 19 diesel-powered vehicles will reach 20 with the launch of its new Class 4 to 5 straight truck it's co-developing with Navistar – all of them approved for use with B20, a blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% ultra-low sulfur diesel.

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Mack Announces mDrive Features, Software, Donation to CIM

"Rolling start" and "auto-neutral" makes automated transmission more useful; WheresMyConcrete tracks loads; Granite goes to Construction Industry Management's education-support auction.

The Volvo VHD is among the Volvo truck models now available to NJPA members in the U.S. and Canada. Photo: Volvo Trucks

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Volvo Awarded Chassis Contract by Public Cooperative Agency

Volvo Trucks North America has been awarded a contract by the National Joint Powers Alliance to offer Class 8 chassis to over 50,000 NJPA members.

DME-fueled Pinnacle tractor waited at Mack's Allentown customer center last fall for test to begin. Photos: Tom Berg

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New York City's Sanitation Department Begins DME Test

DSNY will run the Mack tractor at the Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island, New York, and evaluate performance and overall drivability of the engine burning Oberon dimethyl ether fuel.

Spicer S140 Series Axle Image: Dana

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Navistar, Dana Agree to Multi-Year Sales Agreement

Navistar and Dana have entered into a multi-year commercial sales agreement for driveline components for on-highway, delivery, bus, and vocational vehicles.

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Ford Reviving Ranger Pickup for 2019

Ford will bring the Ranger mid-size pickup truck back to the North American market for the 2019 model year and the Bronco midsize SUV to global markets for the 2020 model year, the OEM announced at the Detroit auto show.

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J&J Truck Bodies and Trailers Adds to Dealer Network

J&J Truck Bodies and Trailers, a manufacturer of trailers and truck bodies, has appointed Kahn Truck Equipment and Stainless & Repair to its dealer network.

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Could New Administration, Congress Scuttle GHG Phase 2 Rule?

Could the incoming administration or Congress deep-six the Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas rule? ATA's Glen Kedzie says it's entirely possible, but he cautions to "be careful what you ask for."

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