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In 2018 through March, truck orders have hit the second highest level ever, beaten only by the pre- EPA 07 regulation ordering boom in 2006.

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First Quarter 2018 Truck Orders Hit 12-Year High

Truck orders in the first quarter of 2018 hit the second highest mark in history and mark the best period for orders since 2006, according to ACT Research.

The 1983 introduction of the Integral Sleeper inspired a design revolution for conventional model trucks. It was also colloquially known as the conventional-cabover. Photo: Volvo Trucks

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Volvo Celebrates 35 Years of Innovative Truck Design in North America

This year marks the 35th anniversary of Volvo’s introduction of the Integral Sleeper, the first North American conventional truck model to offer a modern, streamlined design and a fully integrated sleeper compartment.

Stemco's new TrailerTail Automatic opens and closes automatically to improve driver convenience while eliminating damage risk and ensuring fuel efficiency. Photo: Stemco

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Stemco Strips the Risk from TrailerTail Ownership

Stemco's new TrailerTail Automatic opens and closes automatically to improve driver convenience while eliminating damage risk and ensuring fuel efficiency.

Rainier offers a number of cab-over-engine (COE) models, including the RT2600 Class 6 model. (Photo courtest of Rainier)

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Rainier Truck & Chassis Offers Online Ordering

Rainier dealers and customers can now use the company's factory website to order trucks anytime and anywhere.

Employment was up at truck dealers across the U.S. and so were truck sales, according to data compiled by American Truck Dealers. Photo: ATD

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Truck Dealerships Employed 12% More People Last Year

Employment at the nation’s medium- and heavy-duty truck dealership was up 12.3% last year, according to a report released by the American Truck Dealers.

International ProStar tractors are "edging" closer to average used truck prices, a report by J.D. Power & Associates has found. Photo: Jack Roberts

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J.D. Power: Used Truck Prices Drop in February

According to J.D. Power and Associates, higher volumes of both heavy- and medium-duty used trucks caused prices to fall off "substantially" in February.

A new memo issued by the FHWA clarifies current weight allowances for natural gas powered trucks nationwide. Photo: Freightliner

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FHWA Clarifies Weight Allowance for Natural Gas Trucks

The Federal Highway Administration has issued a new memorandum to help clarify weight allowances for natural gas powered trucks.

The Cummins X12 diesel engine will be offered in ACX refuse trucks beginning in October. Photo: Autocar

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Autocar Trucks to Receive First Cummins X12 Engines

Autocar Trucks is the first North American OEM to introduce Cummins' new X12 engine to the refuse market. Autocar claims the engine will enable customers to haul more than 700 pounds additional payload while delivering almost $11,000 in fuel savings over the life of a truck.

Wabco's new Americas headquarters is located in Auburn Hills, Mich. Image: Wabco

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Wabco Building New American Headquarters in Michigan

Wabco Holdings announced that it will locate its new Americas headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and is currently building the facility to house it.

Trailer orders fell in March but remained at the highest levels recorded since 2014. Photo: Stoughton Trailers

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March Maintains Trailer Order Momentum

Early reports from FTR on trailer order activity for March show that while orders declined by 16% from the month before, they remain historically strong.

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