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December 3, 2013

Calif. Rolling Out $200M for Hydrogen Vehicle Infrastructure

The California Energy Commission is seeking proposals to spend $200 million starting in 2015 to build out fueling stations and other infrastructure to support hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.

November 5, 2013

Timken Expands Portfolio of Bearings and Hub Units for Medium-Duty Vehicles

The Timken Co. is expanding its product portfolio of tapered roller bearing sets, hub units and seals for medium-duty vehicles, including commercial vans, delivery trucks, bucket trucks and other fleet vehicles.

October 3, 2013

September Class 8 Orders to Outpace August, Medium-Duty Orders Reach 16,500

Class 8 orders rose compared to August and a year ago. When actual data is available mid-month, Class 8 orders are expected at 20,100 units.

September 19, 2013

Classes 5-8 Orders Good in August; Orders Placed with Short Lead Times

As expected from the preliminary report, August was a good month for Classes 5-8 orders. However, the absence of sustained economic strength remains a limitation for Class 8 demand, and build expectations have been sharply curtailed over the past two months.

September 5, 2013

Kenworth Cabover Body Builder Manual Available for Kenworth K270 and K370

Kenworth now offers its latest Kenworth Cabover Body Builder Manual, which contains useful information and guidelines for truck specification and design during the body planning and installation processes. The manual’s information is specific to Kenworth K270 Class 6 and Kenworth K370 Class 7 cabovers.

September 4, 2013

Navistar to Add Cummins ISB to International Trucks; MaxxForce Diesels Continue

Navistar International Corp. says it will offer the Cummins ISB 6.7-liter diesel in its International DuraStar medium-duty trucks and CE series IC school buses, but that this doesn't mean it's getting out of the engine business.

September 3, 2013

Navistar to Add Cummins ISB to International Trucks; MaxxForce Diesels Continue

Navistar International Corp. says it will offer the Cummins ISB 6.7-liter diesel in its International DuraStar medium-duty trucks and CE series IC school buses, but that this doesn't mean it's getting out of the engine business.

August 27, 2013

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck Now Offers Morgan Maximizer Body on Canter LCOE Work Trucks

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. has partnered with Morgan Corp. to make Morgan’s Maximizer step-in body available on its full line of Canter FE Series cabover work trucks.

August 20, 2013

Fleet Group Questions NTSB Straight Truck Safety Recommendations

The NAFA Fleet Management Association has raised concerns about straight truck safety recommendations issued earlier this summer by the National Transportation Safety Board after a study found they were not as safe as their larger counterparts.

August 19, 2013

Kenworth Medium-Duty Editors Event

Kenworth hosted several medium-duty truck editors and journalists at an event in the Seattle, Wash., area, including a drive on their technical track in Bellevue, Wash.

August 6, 2013

Medium-Duty Update: Winners, Losers and Overall Steady Growth

Depending on who you are in the medium-duty truck business, things are going great, or well, or not so good but looking up. A few builders have picked up market share in Classes 3, 4 and 5 and in Class 6-7. Others have lost some or a lot, but sales continue to climb for most midrange truck makers.

July 29, 2013

Avoiding Common Parking Lot Crashes

Did you hear about the driver who backed into the transformer for a huge regional mall, shutting it down for a Saturday during the Christmas shopping season?

July 9, 2013

MPG for Mediums

When we’re talking about on-highway trucks, there are opportunities in aerodynamics, low-rolling-resistance tires, “downspeeding” and other strategies to save fuel. But when you’re talking delivery trucks, work trucks, vans and the like, the strategies are different. Below are four approaches to improving mpg for mediums.

June 19, 2013

Fleet Safety Conference Revamps Medium-Duty Truck Safety Panel

In light of recent reports from the American Transportation Research Institute and the National Transportation Safety Board that raise questions about the safety of medium-duty trucks, new panelists have been added to a session on medium-duty truck safety at the Fleet Safety Conference next week in Schaumburg, Ill.

June 6, 2013

Alcoa Announces M-Series Wheels for Medium-Duty

Alcoa announced it has bolstered applications for medium-duty truck segments, Classes 3-6, with the introduction of its M-Series line of wheels.

June 5, 2013

NTSB Says Straight-Truck Safety Needs More Attention

The National Transportation Safety Board says the government should consider making medium-duty straight truck drivers get a commercial driver's license, following a five-year study that found these trucks were involved in a disproportionate number of fatalities.

May 21, 2013

April Class 8 Orders Up 36% Year-Over-Year

ACT Research said Class 8 vehicle orders in April stayed above 20,000 units for a seventh consecutive month. This total is the second highest volume of orders in 16 months, ACT stated.

May 2, 2013

GM’s Reuss Says Company Will Bring All-New Mid-size Pickup Trucks to Market in 2014

General Motors plans to bring all-new mid-size pickup trucks to the U.S. market in 2014, according to statements made by GM North America President Mark Reuss at the Dawda Mann Automotive Industry Breakfast at the SAE World Congress in Detroit, as reported by The Detroit News, USA Today, and other media outlets.

April 30, 2013

Rihm Kenworth Pulls 2-in-a-Row Medium-Duty Dealer Award

Rihm Kenworth of Minnesota earns Kenworth Medium Duty Dealer of the Year award for the second year in a row.

April 22, 2013

ACT: Falling Class 8 Cancellations Precursor to Stronger Demand

Class 8 orders rose above 20,000 units for a sixth consecutive month in March, but fell sequentially for the first time since November, says ACT Research. However, cancellations fell to their lowest levels since Q3’10 for the second time in the past three months.

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