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December 11, 2014

New, Used Truck Registrations Post Strong Third-Quarter Gains

New commercial vehicle registrations for Class 3 through Class 8 trucks increased nearly 14% for the first nine months of 2014 compared to the same time a year ago, according to a new report by the vehicle industry research firm IHS Automotive.

December 5, 2014

November Class 5-7 Orders Fall Sharply

Net orders for Class 5-7 trucks in November fell 4 percent compared to October net orders, according to ACT Research.

December 3, 2014

Truck Orders Remain Strong in November

Commercial truck orders remained strong in North America in November, according to reports from two leading industry research firms, with Class 8 orders racking up the fifth-best month of all time.

November 26, 2014

Kenworth Introduces World’s Best Trucks 2015 Calendar

The 2015 Kenworth Calendar featuring The World’s Best Trucks is now available on the shop Kenworth website. The calendar features photos of Kenworth’s aerodynamic, vocational, traditional and medium duty trucks with scenic backgrounds.

November 26, 2014

Used Class 6-7 Sales Slide After Mileage Spike

An increase in average odometer mileage has pushed used classes 6-7 truck prices lower this year compared to last year to date as prices and volume have fallen from 2013 levels that marked a post-recession high-water mark.

November 24, 2014

Kenworth Cabover Options Expand Applications

Kenworth has three new options that extend the applications range for its medium-duty cabovers. More back-of-cab space and right-hand steering allow body-mounting flexibility and specialty work.

November 12, 2014

Class 4 to Grow 3 Percent In 2014

The Class 4 truck market now dominated by low-cab forward trucks used primarily for urban delivery and landscaping jobs should grow 3 percent in 2014 and reach about 12,000 new vehicles registered for commercial use, ACT Research told Work Truck magazine.

November 10, 2014

Goodyear Opens Service Center in Greensboro, N.C.

Goodyear Tire and Rubber added a new Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Center in the Greensboro area of North Carolina.

November 6, 2014

Nestle Deploys Propane Autogas Delivery Trucks in L.A.

Nestle Waters North America has deployed five propane autogas powered delivery trucks in Los Angeles to deliver Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water.

November 5, 2014

Commercial Vehicle Demand in U.S., Canada Continues to Strengthen

Demand for commercial vehicles in the U.S. and Canada continues to strengthen, though used commercial vehicle registrations still outnumber new registrations.

October 31, 2014

Global Medium, Heavy Vehicle Sales to Nearly Double by 2035

Global sales of medium and heavy duty vehicles should reach 7.1 million by 2035 from the 4.3 million that should be sold in 2014, according to a new report from Navigant Research.

October 31, 2014

The State of the Market for Class 3-4 Trucks, Vans

The forecast is for Class 3-4 truck sales in CY-2015 to remain strong. Many fleets are increasing order volumes, moving away from past slow replacement schedules. The debut of 2015 products promises to further stimulate growth.

October 23, 2014

Rush Enterprises Reports Record Profit, Revenue

Commercial truck dealership chain Rush Enterprises had net income totaling $23.5 million in the third quarter, compared with $15.2 million a year ago, as Class 8 truck sales outpaced national numbers.

October 23, 2014

Isuzu, Telogis Agree on Connected Vehicle Pact

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. distributor of low-cab-forward trucks, has announced an exclusive collaboration with Telogis to improve the overall ownership experience for Isuzu customers.

October 21, 2014

Kenworth Adds New Features to Medium-Duty Cabovers

Kenworth also introduced Allison 3000 HS and RDS 5-speed and 6-speed automatic transmissions for its cabovers.

October 20, 2014

Optional Package Adds Frame Rail Space to Peterbilt 220

The Peterbilt Model 220 has a new optional clear frame rail package that provides up to 10 inches of additional frame rail space over the previous clear frame rail package.

October 17, 2014

2015 Medium-Duty Truck Trends

We take a look at the latest medium-duty offerings and highlight the 2015 models while manufacturers weigh in on industry trends and issues.

October 17, 2014

Kenworth Anti-Theft Available on T680 and T880

Kenworth is offering its passcode protected anti-theft system for the T680 and T880 trucks.

October 16, 2014

This Volvo Video's No Bull

Running with the bulls -- in a Volvo medium-duty truck? Deborah Lockridge has more in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

October 14, 2014

Clean Energy Offers Lower Cost NGV Barrier for Garages

The NGV Easy Bay is a code-compliant fabric barrier system utilizing an industrial curtain that's more affordable than installing a concrete, masonry, or dry wall barrier in a maintenance garage, according to the company.

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