June 30, 2015
Q&A with Fleet Technology Expo's opening keynote speaker Ian Wright. He's one of the founders of Tesla Motors but these days he is setting aside luxury electric cars to tackle a much larger problem: How to make medium-duty trucks more efficient.
June 25, 2015
Peterbilt Motors Company hosted dozens of medium-duty fleet owners and managers at the PACCAR manufacturing facility in Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec.
June 22, 2015
Overall, used GVW 3-8 transactions from March 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 accounted for 51.7 percent of total GVW 3-8 transactions in the U.S. market.
June 19, 2015
More than 37 percent of all diesel medium and heavy duty commercial trucks registered in the U.S. are now equipped with newer technology clean diesel engines (MY-2007 or newer with near-zero particulate emissions), according to new data compiled by IHS Automotive for the Diesel Technology Forum.
June 18, 2015
Class 8 truck orders were down in May with just over 20,500 units moved in the month, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research.
June 15, 2015
In the 2016-CY, Chevrolet will offer six low-cab forward models in the Class 3-5 GVW segments. The models will be procured from Isuzu, badged as Chevrolets, receive a GM gasoline engine option, and sold at Chevrolet dealers.
June 3, 2015
Class 8 truck orders hit their lowest monthly level since late 2013 with around 20,000 units ordered while medium-duty orders rebounded.
May 18, 2015
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America announced that it has delivered its 500,000th Isuzu-built truck since the brand entered the North American market 31 years ago.
May 13, 2015
Smith Electric Vehicles is returning to the U.S market after it announced an agreement to form a joint venture with Hong Kong-based FDG Electric Vehicles.
May 7, 2015
Kenworth is offering Eaton's 10-speed UltraShift Plus VAS transmission on selected medium-duty trucks for the first time, including the T370, T440 and T470 equipped with the 8.9-liter Paccar PX-9 engine.
May 6, 2015
Paccar Leasing Company (PacLease) will begin offering a medium-duty leasing program called the PacLease Value Spec, the truck maker has announced.
May 5, 2015
Cummins Westport will begin producing the ISB6.7 G, a 6.7-liter dedicated natural gas engine for medium-duty trucks, shuttle buses, and vocational vehicles by the middle of 2016.
May 1, 2015
Ford has unveiled a configurator for its F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks that have been redesigned for the 2016 model year.
April 30, 2015
In nearly 2,000 trucks, a front axle U-bolt may have been over-torqued – a problem that can eventually lead to steering control loss.
April 29, 2015
Daimler Trucks North America announced plans to increase production and employment at its Mt. Holly, N.C., truck manufacturing plant over the next three months.
Fleet managers opting for new replacement tires instead of retreads for their medium-duty trucks must tailor the tire to not only the specific gross vehicle weight, but also to the application and specific conditions in which the vehicle will operate.
April 23, 2015
Freightliner will begin offering Yokohama truck tires as part of the ordering process on its medium- and heavy-duty trucks, the tire maker has announced.
April 20, 2015
Class 8 truck orders were weak in March, with just over 24,600 units ordered due to a seven-month backlog of unbuilt orders from last year. Medium-duty orders were up thanks to strong truck and bus segments.
April 9, 2015
AmeriGas Propane has purchased 50 propane autogas-powered Ford F-550 trucks from ROUSH CleanTech, more than doubling its propane autogas medium-duty fleet, the propane supplier announced.
April 3, 2015
Orders for medium-duty vehicles in Classes 5-7 maintained strength with a 14.2 percent increase in March from a year ago, ACT Research has reported.
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