Medium-Duty Trucks

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October 18, 2017

What's Hot in Medium-Duty for 2018

Big rigs are grabbing all the technology headlines today. But medium-duty truck and van models continue to see improved safety and productivity. Check out HDT's annual round-up of what's new in medium-duty.

October 11, 2017

VW to Electrify Commercial Trucks in Europe

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.

October 6, 2017

Allison Expands Fuel-Efficient Medium-Duty Transmission Tech

Allison Transmission has begun offering its xFE fuel-saving technology on two more of its medium-duty transmissions, including the 1000 Series and 2000 Series, the company has announced.

October 6, 2017

GM to Show Hydrogen-Powered Truck Chassis to Military Buyers

General Motors has developed a medium-duty chassis cab truck powered by a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain for commercial buyers that the company is also pitching to the U.S. military, the company announced.

October 5, 2017

Old Trucks At Old Car City, USA

HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts recently stopped in at Old Car City, USA, while on a test drive. The site has been an automotive graveyard since 1931 and is the final resting place for a wide array of old cars, trucks and vans from the Golden Age of the Automobile. Photos highlight some of the old working trucks and vans slowly melting away in the woods near White, Georgia.

September 26, 2017

Freightliner Expands Severe-Duty Vocational Options

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.

September 6, 2017

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.

September 5, 2017

Wholesale Medium-Duty Truck Values Continue to Fall

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

August 22, 2017

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

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.

August 21, 2017

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

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.

August 20, 2017

Class 8 Truck Production Increased in July

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.

August 9, 2017

Hino Celebrates 10 Years in West Virginia

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.

August 8, 2017

Medium-Duty Truck Values Stumble This Summer

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.

August 3, 2017

Navistar to End 9/10L Engine Production by 2018

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.

August 3, 2017

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.

July 28, 2017

Telematics in Vocational Truck Fleets: Local Delivery

Route planning and optimization, scheduling, and complete visibility into a local delivery fleet are just some of the industry-specific benefits of a telematics solution.

July 7, 2017

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.

June 13, 2017

ROUSH CleanTech Offers Propane Autogas Medium-Duty Engine

ROUSH CleanTech will begin offering a medium-duty engine powered by a propane autogas that's 75% cleaner than the current emissions standard and has been approved for use by regulators, according to the company.

June 9, 2017

Solving Medium-Duty Upfitting Challenges

The number of available options, combined with getting exactly what is needed for your fleet, can be daunting at best. But, with some homework and research doing the upfitting job right can be easier than it appears.

June 5, 2017

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.

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