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December 1, 2016

Nikola One Fuel Cell Electric Truck Promises High Fuel Economy, Low Maintenance

SALT LAKE CITY -- If enthusiasm ensures success, Nikola One, the fuel cell-electric long-haul tractor unveiled Thursday night in Salt Lake City, is a sure thing. It promises low maintenance and high fuel economy, but production is still a ways away.

November 18, 2016

Class 8 Orders Were Hurt by Cancellations

Net Class 8 orders were weak in October, driven by a high number of cancellations in the month, according to ACT Research.

November 3, 2016

Early Class 8 Order Numbers Flat for the Month

Class 8 truck orders are projected to be essentially flat in October when compared to September, according to preliminary numbers from analysts at ACT Research and FTR.

November 2, 2016

YTD Commercial Truck Registrations Fall 4.2%

The number of commercial vehicles in GVW Classes 4-8 registered this year through August fell 4.2%, mostly due to a steep decline in Class 8 over-the-road trucks, IHS Automotive has reported.

October 21, 2016

Lukewarm Class 8 Orders See Trivial Increase

Net Class 8 truck orders in September increased modestly from the previous month, possibly signaling that a historically weak season for orders was ending.

October 17, 2016

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.

October 7, 2016

Will New GHG Emissions Prompt a Pre-Buy?

A new report says the industry will likely see a pre-emission boom in Class 8 truck sales in 2019 and 2020, before a sharp drop into 2021 — but others say this time around is different.

September 30, 2016

International Launches Flagship LT Series Trucks

International Trucks has launched the International LT Series, a new flagship line of Class 8 over-the-road trucks developed with a driver-centric design that features new technologies and better fuel economy than previous models.

September 21, 2016

Low Cancellations Help Class 8 Truck Orders Hit 3-Month High

Net Class 8 truck orders rose to a three-month high in August, helped by cancellations which fell to a near three-year low, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research.

September 6, 2016

August Class 8 Truck Orders Will Beat Expectations

Orders for Class 8 trucks in the month of August will be slightly above expectations and a 36% improvement over July’s terrible numbers, according to projections from FTR and ACT Research.

September 2, 2016

Learn About Freightliner's Next-Generation Cascadia

We've gathered all our coverage of the new Freightliner next-generation Cascadia in one spot, and will add more as we continue our coverage.

August 30, 2016

Nikola Chooses Hydrogen Fuel Cell to Power Emissions-Free Truck

Nikola Motor Company will be powering its emissions-free Class 8 trucks with hydrogen fuel cells in the U.S. and Canada, the company has announced.

August 25, 2016

Used Truck Sales Fall but Are Trending Upward Overall

Used Class 8 truck same-dealer sales volumes were down in July but still on an upward trend overall, according to an ACT Research report.

August 19, 2016

No Signs of Relief for Class 8 Truck Market

Net Class 8 truck orders fell once again in July, showing no signs of recovery in what is usually the weakest month for demand, according to ACT Research.

August 16, 2016

Orange EV Launches Class 8 Electric Truck

Orange EV, a manufacturer of electrification solutions for industrial fleets, is now accepting orders for its all-new T-Series pure-electric terminal truck.

August 3, 2016

High Cancellations Hurt July Class 8 Truck Orders

It looks like July was another off month for Class 8 truck orders as industry analysts are predicting some of the lowest numbers since 2010.

July 27, 2016

Used Class 8 Truck Sales Jump 15%

Same-dealer sales volumes of Used Class 8 trucks recovered in June, posting a double digit month-over-month increase following a sharp decline in May.

July 22, 2016

Tesla's Master Plan Includes Commercial Trucks

Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk plans to build a battery-electric pickup truck, heavy-duty truck, and a bus that would turn the driver into a "fleet manager," according to his Master Plan, Part Deux.

July 6, 2016

Class 8 Truck Demand Hits 4-Year Low

Class 8 truck order numbers have hit their lowest point in at least four years, with demand remaining depressed so far in 2016.

June 24, 2016

Used Class 8 Sales Take a Steep Downturn

Used Class 8 same-dealer truck sales volumes took a steep downturn in May, declining by 18% compared to April, according to ACT Research.

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