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April 5, 2018 - Industry News

Navistar Inks Agreement to Develop Composite Materials for Class 8 Trucks

Navistar's agreement to explore composite materials for Class 8 trucks comes on the heels of the company's SuperTruck II project. Photo: Jack Roberts

Navistar has signed an agreement with TPI Composites to design and develop Class 8 trucks with lighter-weight frame rails and body panels crafted from composite materials.

Tags: Navistar, Class 8, Fiberglass Composites, SuperTruck, Future Trucks, Composites

April 3, 2018 - Industry News

Combined Truck Orders to Exceed 70,000 Units in March

Preliminary data on heavy and medium duty commercial truck orders shows that the industry has surpassed 70,000 units in March, according to ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders

April 3, 2018 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Transitions to Full Production of VNL 760

Volvo Trucks recently completed full transition of production from the legacy VNL 670 model to the new VNL 760. Photo: Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks has completed its transition from production of the outgoing VNL 670 model to the full production of the new VNL 760.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Class 8, Volvo VNL

March 16, 2018 - Product News

Kenworth Offers New Standard Track Front Axle Options

The Paccar front axle comes in wide track configurations rated at 20,000 pounds and 22,800 pounds. Photo: Paccar

Kenworth is offering new standard track options for its Paccar proprietary front axle lineup available for Class 8 vocational models.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Class 8, New Website, Axles, Certified Pre-Owned

March 15, 2018 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Projects 'Very Strong' Class 8 Truck Sales

Volvo Trucks' Magnus Koeck talks truck sales. Photo: Today's Trucking

Volvo Trucks is expecting North American Class 8 truck sales this year to significantly exceed its current official projection of 280,000.

Tags: Class 8, Truck Sales, Volvo Trucks North America

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Hino Enters Heavy-Duty Market with XL Series Truck

Hino debuted the XL Series Class7/8 trucks, which puts it into the heavy-duty segment in the U.S. for the first time. Photo: David Cullen

Hino Trucks announced a new lineup of Class 7/8 trucks called the XL Series at the 2018 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Tags: Hino, Work Truck Show, Class 7, Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, New Vehicles

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Mack Adds More Configurations to the Granite MHD Truck Lineup

Mack Trucks today announced several new enhancements to its Mack Granite Medium Heavy Duty (MHD) model, increasing its versatility. Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks has added new features to its Granite Medium Heavy Duty (MHD) truck, aimed at increasing its versatility and enabling more cost effective choices for customers that need a durable and light work truck.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Class 7, Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, Mack Trucks

February 15, 2018 - Industry News

Peterbilt Sales Soar, Truck Maker Eyes Growth and Autonomous Tech

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

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.

Tags: Peterbilt, Class 8, Market Share, Autonomous Vehicles, ADAS

February 15, 2018 - Industry News

Peterbilt Unveils Model 579 UltraLoft Integrated Sleeper Truck

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

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.

Tags: Peterbilt, Class 8, Model 579, Sleepers

February 5, 2018 - Industry News

Heavy-Duty Truck Orders Hit Highest Level in 14 Years

Class 8 truck orders soared in January to their highest level since 2006, according to early reports from transportation analysts at ACT Research and FTR.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

January 22, 2018 - Product News

Mack Teams up With Lego on Mack Anthem Set

With 2,595 pieces, including a very special replica of the Mack Bulldog hood ornament, it’s the fifth-largest Lego Technic set. Photos: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks and Lego have released a new 2,595-piece Lego Technic building set of the new Mack Anthem flagship truck. The set can also be used to create a fully functional Mack LR front loader refuse model.

Tags: Class 8, Mack Trucks

January 18, 2018 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Orders Hit 3-Year High

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

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

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Sales, ACT Research, Truck Orders, Heavy-Duty Trucks

January 11, 2018 - Industry News

How to Plan for the Surge in Truck Demand

Photo courtesy of Biso via Wikimedia.

A back order of Class 5 to 8 trucks will put pressure on component supply such as tires, engines, and transmissions. Here’s what small fleets can do about it.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, Parts, Supply Chain Management, Safety

January 4, 2018 - Industry News

Truck Orders Hit 3-Month High in December

Heavy- and medium-duty truck orders are expected to total 58,800 units in December, hitting a 3-month high to end the year, according to early numbers from ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders

December 20, 2017 - Industry News

Wabco Invests $10 Million in Nikola Motor Company

Nikola anticipates offering its fully electric Nikola Two day-cab truck (pictured) for sale in the U.S. by 2021. Photo: Nikola

Wabco Holdings has announced a $10 million strategic investment in Nikola Motor Company, manufacturer of the upcoming Nikola One and Nikola Two hydrogen-electric Class 8 trucks.

Tags: Class 8, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Investment, Wabco, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Trucks, Nikola Motor Company, Global

November 30, 2017 - Industry News

ACT to Study Potential of Electric Truck Market

Photo: Nikola Motor Company

ACT Research has announced that it is developing a multi-client study, examining the market potential in the U.S. and Canada for electric medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles through 2035.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Battery-Electric Vehicles

November 27, 2017 - Industry News

Tesla Lists Electric Truck at $150K for Base Model

Photo: Tesla

Tesla has posted the prices for its upcoming electric truck, the Tesla Semi, showing an expected price of $150,000 for the base model. A version with a longer range will start at $180,000.

Tags: Class 8, Tesla, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks, Tesla Semi

November 17, 2017 - Industry News

Tesla Unveils All-Electric Class 8 Semi Truck

Tesla chief Elon Musk talks to a crowd during the Semi unveiling. Photo: Tesla

Tesla says its new, all-electric Class 8 Semi will feature a 500-mile range on a single battery charge, can go from 0 to 60 mph in 20 seconds when bobtail, and is actually cheaper to operate per mile than a comparable diesel truck.

Tags: Class 8, Tesla, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Tesla Semi

November 16, 2017 - Industry News

First Look: Tesla's All-Electric Semi Truck

Screen shot from Tesla's live feed unveiling its electric semi.

Tesla’s new electric truck is a Class 8 daycab that features a highly aggressive aerodynamic design and all-electric drivetrain, and Elon Musk promises a 500-mile range. "You can go out to the middle of nowhere and come back." HDT's Jack Roberts is at the launch and has this report.

Tags: Class 8, Tesla, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Tesla Semi

November 15, 2017 - Global News

Daimler Introduces Pair of Mexico-Specific Cabover Trucks

A jungle-cat motif 2528. Photo: David Cullen

The rollout of two new market-specific cabover trucks in Mexico exemplifies Daimler Trucks overarching strategy of acting globally but thinking locally.

Tags: Freightliner, Mexico, Class 8, Daimler Trucks North America, Cabovers, Global

November 15, 2017 - Industry News

Mack Anthem Makes Mexican Debut

Photo: Jim Park<br />

Mack’s newest on-highway model, the Anthem, was introduced to Mexican truckers and journalists at the 2107 Expo Transporte show here in Guadalajara.

Tags: Mexico, Class 8, Mack Trucks, New Vehicles, Global

November 2, 2017 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Orders Surged in October

Class 8 truck orders in October surged significantly from the previous month as the Fall ordering push began, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

October 18, 2017 - Industry News

Strong Production Reduces Class 8 Backlogs

Strong Class 8 production in the Month of September has impacted the backlog and build rate, according to an ACT Research report.

Tags: Vehicle Production, Class 8, ACT Research, Truck Orders

September 28, 2017 - Industry News

Hino to Move Into North American Heavy-Duty Market

Davey Jung, Executive Vice President, Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. answers questions for the media at a press conference in West Virginia. Photo: Hino Trucks

Hino announced that it plans to produce a new line of Class 7 and 8 trucks at a new truck assembly plant in West Virginia, starting in 2019.

Tags: Hino, Class 8, New Facility, Vehicle Manufacturing

September 11, 2017 - Industry News

International Announces LoneStar Upgrades Ahead of NACV Show

The newly upgraded International LoneStar is now available with the Cummins X15 engine as an option. Photo: International

International said it has upgraded its flagship LoneStar Class 8 tractors to improve driver comfort and safety while boosting fuel economy.

Tags: International Trucks, LoneStar, Class 8, Navistar

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