Equipment

Strong freight demand and tight capacity have continued to fuel trailer orders through the first quarter of 2018. Photo: Stoughton

News

Fleets Continue to Invest in Trailers; March Orders Top 30K

Trailer orders topped 30,000 in March, besting an earlier estimate of 29,500 orders, showing that fleets are still investing in new equipment, according to ACT Research.

Bridgestone showcased the M870 and FS860 all-position tires at this year's Waste Expo in Las Vegas. Photo: Bridgestone Americas

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Bridgestone Launches New Tires Aimed at Waste Industry

Bridgestone Americas showcased two new all-position radial tires under the Bridgestone and Firestone brands that are designed exclusively for the waste industry and will enter the market later this year.

Mack Trucks is making several enhancements to the LR refuse truck, including improved driver comfort features, tires, and pre-wiring for Lytx video telematics. Photo: Mack Trucks

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Mack Details Improvements to LR Model Refuse Trucks

Mack Trucks has detailed new features on its Mack LR refuse truck lineup that offer enhanced safety, improved driver productivity, and expanded options.

Mack has plans to deploy an electric LR model in New York City by 2019. Photo: Mack Trucks

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Mack Plans for Electric Refuse Truck in NYC by 2019

Mack Trucks has announced plans to deploy a Mack LR refuse model equipped with an integrated electric drivetrain in the New York City Department of Sanitation fleet by 2019.

Dennis Eagle has launched the ProView refuse hauler for North American markets, based on the company's Elite European model. Photos: Jack Roberts

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Dennis Eagle Launches ProView Refuse Truck in U.S.

Dennis Eagle, a United Kingdom-based refuse and recycling collection vehicle manufacturer, has announced the launch of its ProView refuse truck for the U.S. and Canadian markets.

Freightliner has launched a dedicated refuse truck called the EconicSD in North America, based on a European design. Photo: Jack Roberts

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Freightliner Brings Next-Level Refuse Hauler to North America

The new purpose-built EconicSD refuse hauler features an impressive suite of standard safety features that includes autonomous braking and remote diagnostic capabilities.

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.

News

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

News

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

News

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.

Big data, telematics, and the "internet of trucks" were discussed by a panel at the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit. Photo via Today's Trucking.

Articles

Pathways to Better Truck Data for Fleets

The future of connected trucks lies in integration and reducing the number of entry points into a truck, according to a panel of industry experts speaking on data and “the internet of trucks” at the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit in Mississauga, Ontario.

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