February 9, 2015
New York City will begin adding side guards to 240 of its medium-duty trucks that will prevent a pedestrian or cyclist from being caught under a vehicle during a collision, Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced.
February 5, 2015
Top executives of Navistar detailed how the manufacturer will build on the ground it gained in the past two years and gave a five-year plan for the future at the company's analyst day, hosted at Navistar headquarters.
February 4, 2015
Lightning Hybrids, designer and manufacturer of hydraulic brake regeneration systems for medium- and heavy-duty fleet vehicles, announced it has been awarded a full U.S. utility patent for the fourth generation of its parallel hydraulic hybrid system.
Class 8 truck orders remained strong in January, with preliminary numbers coming in at around 35,000 units – an increase from January 2014 but falling below 40,000 units for the first time in three months.
Hydrogenics' new product, Celerity, a hydrogen fuel cell power system built for the medium- and heavy-duty truck and bus markets, is an all-inclusive system designed to reduce total cost of ownership.
February 2, 2015
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. has begun offering additional configurations of its S2G propane autogas vocational work truck, including a box truck recently provided to a California delivery fleet.
January 28, 2015
Freightliner trucks announced that new option packages were available to order for its Class 6/7 M2 106 truck. The packages were originally revealed at the 2014 Work Truck Show.
January 26, 2015
Declining fuel prices has reduced the attractiveness of hybrid and electric powertrains in commercial vehicles, yet the long-term regulatory and energy outlook shows promise for these systems.
January 22, 2015
Class 8 truck orders in 2014 were up 42% over 2013, with 380,200 net orders being placed last year, according to data from ACT Research. Class 5-7 truck orders also performed well, selling 223,250 units.
January 14, 2015
ROUSH CleanTech will begin offering propane autogas versions of Ford medium-duty vehicles equipped with the 6.8-liter V-8, following certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
January 13, 2015
California fleets who use medium-duty diesel trucks older than 20 years may have to replace these Class 4-6 vehicles under a set of new regulations going into effect this year.
January 7, 2015
Demand for commercial vehicles remained healthy in December, as 65,700 total heavy- and medium-duty trucks were ordered, according to the latest projections from ACT Research.
January 1, 2015
Navistar is recalling 498 2013-2015 model-year International WorkStar trucks for faulty headlights, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports.
December 30, 2014
Hino Motor Sales U.S.A. is recalling 8,140 2005-2015 model-year ND8J, NE8J and NF8J trucks because their parking brakes may not function properly, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.
December 29, 2014
Altec’s action affects 1,857 devices that may have a faulty hydraulic pressure transducer.
December 11, 2014
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
Net orders for Class 5-7 trucks in November fell 4 percent compared to October net orders, according to ACT Research.
December 3, 2014
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
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.
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.
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