Medium-Duty Trucks

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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.

April 18, 2013

New Platform Improves Deliveries in Confined Spaces

Bustin has introduced a sturdy, compact platform and step system that can be mounted on existing equipment. The 28-inch-deep Slide & Go Space Saver Platform fits most truck bodies, including flatbed trailers and vocational trucks.

April 15, 2013

Bi-Fuel CNG System Introduced for Isuzu and GM Delivery Vehicles

Nat G CNG Solutions based in Houston, Texas, announced that it is introducing its new DuraDrive bi-fuel CNG System from AGA Systems into Texas and Louisiana.

April 4, 2013

March Class 8 Orders Not as Weak as First Glance May Appear

Preliminary numbers for March show Class 8 truck orders dropped slightly from February, but analysts are not concerned by when they see as a temporary dip.

April 3, 2013

10 Strategies to Curb Medium-Duty Truck Operating Costs

There is ongoing upward pressure on operating costs for medium-duty truck fleets. Most medium-duty trucks are used in regional and local applications.

March 7, 2013

Kenworth K270 and K370 Medium Cabovers Now Ride on Air

Kenworth announced that two Hendrickson rear air ride suspensions are now available as options on Kenworth medium-duty cabovers.

March 6, 2013

‘Frameworks’ Program Aims to Put Freightliner Closer to Upfitters

Freightliner Trucks on Wednesday introduced a “Frameworks” program for truck equipment manufacturers, with the aim of making upfitting easier and quicker.

March 6, 2013

Isuzu N-Series Named Work Truck’s 2013 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

The N-Series from Isuzu Commercial Truck of America (ICTA) was named Work Truck Magazine’s 2013 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year at the 2013 NTEA Work Truck Show, held in Indianapolis March 6-8. Twelve vehicles were included in an online ballot and voted on by professional fleet managers.

March 4, 2013

Study Indicates Global Medium-Heavy Truck Sales to Grow Moderately in 2013

Frost & Sullivan forecast the combined GDP of key commercial vehicle markets to grow at 3% to 3.5% in 2013. This will stoke medium-heavy truck sales growth at the rate of 4.3% in 2013.

February 21, 2013

Daimler Trucks North America Achieves Market Share, Fuel Efficiency Milestones

Daimler Trucks North America outlined a number of milestones and achievements it accomplished over the past year, including being the market leader in Class 6 and 7 for the first time ever, completing Phase One of the SuperTruck program, and announcing a new international export goal. This announcement was made during an event for North American trade press this week in Cabos San Lucas, Mexico.

February 15, 2013

And the Envelope Please

How do you compare a luxurious Ford F-650 with an Isuzu Reach cargo van? Two completely different trucks with different purposes in life. Such was the challenge of five trucking media judges at the 2012 American Truck Dealers Association's Commercial Truck of the Year competition.

February 13, 2013

Hino Continues Expansion of U.S. Dealer Network

Hino Trucks announced it has reached a new milestone by signing its 200th dealer point in the U.S.

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