Class 8

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March 16, 2018

Kenworth Offers New Standard Track Front Axle Options

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

March 15, 2018

Volvo Trucks Projects 'Very Strong' Class 8 Truck Sales

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

March 8, 2018

Electric Tesla Semi Spotted on California Highways

A recent YouTube video showed footage of a Tesla Semi driving in broad daylight on a highway near Sacramento, Calif., and Tesla founder Elon Musk later confirmed that it had started testing the electric truck.

March 7, 2018

The Story Behind Hino's XL Series Class 7/8 Truck [Video]

Hino Trucks has entered the heavy duty market with the launch of its new XL Series truck. Executive Editor David Cullen spoke with Hino Vice President of Owner Experience Glenn Ellis at the 2018 Work Truck Show to get the details on the latest Hino models. 

March 7, 2018

Hino Enters Heavy-Duty Market with XL Series Truck

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

March 7, 2018

Mack Adds More Configurations to the Granite MHD Truck Lineup

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.

February 20, 2018

The Case for On-Board Electrification in Class 8 Trucks

On-board electrification can take some of the load off the main diesel engine, allowing for greater operational flexibility and efficiency.

February 15, 2018

Photos: Peterbilt's Model 579 UltraLoft

Peterbilt's new Model 579 UltraLoft is 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. 

February 15, 2018

Peterbilt Sales Soar, Truck Maker Eyes Growth and Autonomous Tech

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.

February 15, 2018

Peterbilt Unveils Model 579 UltraLoft Integrated Sleeper Truck

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.

February 5, 2018

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.

January 22, 2018

Mack Teams up With Lego on Mack Anthem Set

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.

January 18, 2018

Class 8 Truck Orders Hit 3-Year High

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

January 16, 2018

The Future of Electrical Systems on Heavy Duty Trucks

Within a decade’s time we will probably have very different electrical systems on trucks than those in use today. The trucking industry is on the cusp of major changes to electrical systems for heavy duty trucks. Do we go to 24-volt or 48-volt systems — and what will it take to get there?

January 11, 2018

How to Plan for the Surge in Truck Demand

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.

January 4, 2018

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.

December 20, 2017

Wabco Invests $10 Million in Nikola Motor Company

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.

December 11, 2017

Focus On...Driving the New Volvo VNL [Video]

Senior Editor Jack Roberts and Equipment Editor Jim Park hit the road in a VNL 760 and a VNL 740 to talk about what it's like to drive different versions of Volvo's new flagship truck.

November 30, 2017

ACT to Study Potential of Electric Truck Market

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.

November 27, 2017

Test Drive: Bold New Look for an Old Dog

There will be no mistaking an Anthem when you see one coming down the road. Mack has dumped the conservative Pinnacle set-back axle model in favor of this show-stopper, writes Jim Park in this Test Drive.


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