Kary Schaefer Photo: Daimler Trucks North America


Q&A: Daimler Trucks North America's Kary Schaefer

Find out what DTNA's new general manager of marketing and strategy, a career engineer, has to say about everything from the latest Freightliner and Detroit roll-outs to the challenges of keeping up with fast-moving technology developments inside and outside the industry.

Photo: Ford


Vans Update: Surging Sales, Growing Choices

Sales of commercial vans may set a record this year and helping drive that traffic is a wider array of offerings in three distinct size categories.

Photo of International TerraStar courtesy of Navistar.


Medium-Duty Orders Rise 19% in September

Customers ordered 20,400 medium-duty vehicles in Classes 5 to 7 in September, which represents a 19% increase from August, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research.

Rolf Lockwood


Commentary: VW Does More Than You Think

Now that the initial brouhaha has died down after the news broke of the Volkswagen Truck & Bus investment in Navistar last month, there is probably one big question that still needs an answer in a lot of North American minds: Like, who the heck is Volkswagen?


Medium-Duty Update: Growing Sales, Diesel Developments, Vertical Integration

The Class 3-7 medium-duty truck market has been stable and healthy so far in 2016 and it is expected that all segments will show consistent growth going forward.


Cooper Offers Wide-Base Steer Tire for Mixed Service

Cooper Tire & Rubber’s Roadmaster RM332 WB is a commercial tire line available in a wide-base steer tire for mixed service applications.

Photo: Great Dane


Great Dane Brings New Safety Features to Everest Reefer Trailers

Great Dane is introducing several new features designed to improve the safety of drivers, pedestrians, and the food transported in its Everest refrigerated trailers.

Production cutbacks should reduce heavy truck inventories, but are fleets waiting for new, more fuel-efficient models to appear?


Class 8 Update: Downturn, But Far From Bad Times

Production cutbacks should reduce heavy truck inventories, but are fleets waiting for new, more fuel-efficient models to appear? From our October issue.

Photo courtesy of Paccar


Kenworth, Peterbilt Return to MATS for 2017

After a year in which none of the major Class 8 OEMs exhibited at the Mid-America Trucking Show, Kenworth and Peterbilt announced that they will return to the show for 2017.


Monthly Trailer Orders Projected at One-Third of Last Year’s Levels

ACT Research released its preliminary U.S. net trailer orders for September 2016, showing a decline from the previous month and weaker than anticipated order pace.

Lift Axles: What, When, Where and How
The maze of requirements and proliferation of lift axles on the market can be perplexing. Hendrickson presents this comprehensive guide to determine lift axle requirements and how to choose the right equipment.


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