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February 6, 2018 - Industry News

Detroit's New DD8 Diesel Engine Completes Medium-Duty Power Offerings

The dual-stage turbocharger-equipped version of Detroit’s new DD8 Diesel engine is ideal for trucks like this Freightliner SD plow/dump, which need more owner for tough vocational work. Photo: Jack Roberts

The newest Detroit diesel engine from Daimler Trucks North America gives medium-duty fleets a higher-horsepower option for tough vocational applications.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Medium-Duty Trucks, Daimler Trucks North America, Vocational Trucks, DD8, Test Drive, Engines

February 5, 2018 - Industry News

Heavy-Duty Truck Orders Hit Highest Level Since 2006

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 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, auto parts supply, 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

January 2, 2018 - Industry News

Isuzu FTR Scores Strongly in Independent Testing

Photo: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America

The new four-cylinder Isuzu FTR truck achieved a strong all-around showing in independent testing, according to results announced by Isuzu commercial Truck of America.

Tags: Isuzu, Class 6, Medium-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Testing, FTR

December 20, 2017 - Industry News

Dana Spicer Axles Offered on Kenworth T270 and T370

Kenworth T370 fuel tanker Photo: Kenworth

The medium-duty Kenworth T270 and T370 are now available with Dana Spicer S140 series single reduction, single-drive axles and the Bendix Wingman Fusion advanced driver assistance system.

Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, T270, T370, Bendix, Axles, Dana Spicer, ADAS, Vocational Trucks

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, Electric Vehicles

November 3, 2017 - Industry News

Medium-Duty Orders Cool in October

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Orders of classes 5-7 vehicles fell 1.5% to 19,500 units in October compared to a year ago, as the medium-duty truck market has remained steady since the fourth quarter of 2015 with about 20,000 units per month, according to ACT Research.

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

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 26, 2017 - Industry News

USPS Awards Spartan Motors $214M for Delivery Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Spartan Motors.

The U.S. Postal Service has ordered 2,000 fleet vehicles from Spartan Motors on a $214 million contract for two types of delivery trucks with Utilimaster bodies, the vehicle manufacturer announced.

Tags: USPS, Spartan Motors, Cabovers, Utilimaster, Medium-Duty Trucks

October 11, 2017 - Global News

VW to Electrify Commercial Trucks in Europe

Volkswagen Truck & Bus revealed the e-Delivery truck and announced additional green initiatives at Innovation Day in Hamburg, Germany. Photo courtesy of Volkswagen.

Volkswagen has developed a battery-electric powered distribution truck and is working on additional electric solutions for medium- and heavy-duty distribution transport for the European market.

Tags: Volkswagen, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles, Medium-Duty Trucks, Germany, Navistar, Alternative Fuels

September 26, 2017 - Industry News

Freightliner Expands Severe-Duty Vocational Options

Freightliner launched its severe-duty product line in 2011, and has since expanded the line with product enhancements and additional options. Photo: Daimler

New product options include the Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series (RDS) automatic transmission, LifeGuard RollTek seats, improved routing and clipping, LED headlights in the M2 106 and M2 112, Bendix Tire Pressure Monitoring, and the 122SD auto hauler package.

Tags: Freightliner, Daimler, Vocational Trucks, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, NACV Show, LED Lighting, Medium-Duty Trucks

September 6, 2017 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Orders Maintain Momentum

Class 8 truck orders continued to climb steadily in August, while medium-duty truck orders have stagnated a little, according to preliminary numbers from transportation analysts FTR and ACT Research.

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

September 5, 2017 - Industry News

Wholesale Medium-Duty Truck Values Continue to Fall

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Depreciation among wholesale medium-duty trucks continued to rise through July and August, according to Black Book’s September Specialty Markets report.

Tags: Remarketing, Black Book, Medium-Duty Trucks, Used Vehicle Values

August 22, 2017 - Product News

Paccar Unveils Automated Transmission for Medium-, Heavy-Duty Models

The new Paccar Automated Transmission was designed from the ground up as an automated transmission. Photo: Paccar

Paccar introduced the new Paccar Automated Transmission, giving it a complete proprietary and integrated powertrain. Developed with Eaton, it's the lightest heavy-duty transmission on the market for several of its medium-duty and heavy-duty models, according to the company.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Transmissions, Medium-Duty Trucks

August 21, 2017 - Industry News

New Lease, Purchase Terms Offered for Fuso Cabover with Morgan Body

Image: Mitsubishi Fuso

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. is partnering with body builder Morgan Corp. and Daimler Truck Financial to offer special lease and purchase programs on certain 2017 Fuso FE160 Class 4 trucks.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Medium-Duty Trucks, Morgan Corporation, Daimler Financial, Cabovers, Leasing

August 20, 2017 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Production Increased in July

Photo: Mack

North American Class 8 and medium-duty vehicle production increased in the month of July, boosted by strong order numbers, according to a report from ACT Research.

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

August 9, 2017 - Industry News

Hino Celebrates 10 Years in West Virginia

Hino Motors Manufacturing in Williamstown, W. Va., celebrated 10 years of manufacturing. (Photo: Hino)

Hino Motors Manufacturing facility in Williamstown, W. Va., celebrated 10 years of medium-duty truck production. This 245,000 square-foot location produces Hino’s Class 6 & 7 conventional body style trucks.

Tags: Class 6, Class 7, Medium-Duty Trucks, Anniversaries, Hino Trucks

August 8, 2017 - Industry News

Medium-Duty Truck Values Stumble This Summer

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As the summer season continues, one trend is emerging for medium-duty trucks — declining auction prices, according to Black Book’s August Specialty Markets report.

Tags: Black Book, Medium-Duty Trucks, Remkarketing, Used Vehicle Values, Used Truck Sales

August 3, 2017 - Industry News

Navistar to End 9/10L Engine Production by 2018

Navistar's N9 Engine Photo: Navistar

Navistar has announced that it will cease production of its medium-duty 9- and 10L engines at the company’s Melrose Park, Illinois, facility by the second quarter of 2018.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Navistar, Medium-Duty Trucks, International Trucks, Engines

August 3, 2017 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Orders Rebound in July

Class 8 truck orders are expected to increase in July compared to the previous month and previous year, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

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

July 7, 2017 - Industry News

Truck Orders Fall for the Quarter, Up Big from Last Year

Truck orders in the heavy- and medium-duty segments fell in the second quarter of 2017, but are still much higher than they were a year ago, according to a report from ACT Research.

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

June 5, 2017 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Hit 7-Month Low

Heavy- and medium-duty truck orders are projected at 38,100 units combined in May, dropping 11% from the previous month, according to ACT Research.

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

May 24, 2017 - Industry News

Medium-Duty Truck Resale Holding Up

Average wholesale selling prices for four to seven year old Class 4 and Class 6 trucks (Source: JD Power)

Generally, medium-duty segments are holding up well, with cabovers and lighter GVW conventional trucks performing the best.

Tags: J.D. Power, Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Resale

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