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January 19, 2017 - Industry News

December Heavy Truck Orders Hit 6-Month High

North American Class 8 retail sales rose to a six-month high of 21,281 units and Classes 5-7 had another banner year, according to ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Orders

January 17, 2017 - Industry News

Penske Adds Standard Tech, Safety System to Rental Fleet

Penske has ordered more than 2,000 commercial semi-trucks from Freightliner, Volvo, and Navistar with the new spec. (Photo courtesy of Penske)

Penske Truck Rental is making collision avoidance systems and air disc brakes its standard spec on commercial tractors within its rental fleet.

Tags: Class 8, Penske, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Truck Rental, Collision Avoidance Technology

January 5, 2017 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Orders to See Expected Increase

Photo: Tom Berg

Class 8 truck net orders are projected to realize a solid increase in December, according to preliminary numbers from FTR and ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

December 21, 2016 - Industry News

Used Class 8 Sales Rise Slightly

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Used Class 8 truck same dealer sales saw an unexpected bump in November, recording a 1% increase compared to the previous month, according to ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales

December 20, 2016 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Orders Rebound

Class 8 net orders increased in November following heavy cancellations in the previous month, according to final numbers from ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders

December 5, 2016 - Industry News

November Class 8 Truck Orders Indicate Stabilized Market

There was a significant and expected increase in Class 8 truck order activity during the month of November, according to preliminary numbers from FTR.

Tags: Class 8, Truck Orders, FTR

December 1, 2016 - Industry News

Nikola One Fuel Cell Electric Truck Promises High Fuel Economy, Low Maintenance

A wrap was removed and the Nikola One prototype revolved before the enthusiastic audience at the Dec. 1 unveiling. Liquified hydrogen is stored in bottles behind the long sleeper-cab. Photos: Tom Berg

If enthusiasm ensures success, Nikola One, the fuel cell-electric long-haul tractor unveiled Thursday night in Salt Lake City, is a sure thing. It promises low maintenance and high fuel economy, but production is still a ways away.

Tags: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Nikola Motor Company, Class 8

November 18, 2016 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Were Hurt by Cancellations

Net Class 8 orders were weak in October, driven by a high number of cancellations in the month, according to ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders

November 3, 2016 - Industry News

Early Class 8 Order Numbers Flat for the Month

Class 8 truck orders are projected to be essentially flat in October when compared to September, according to preliminary numbers from analysts at ACT Research and FTR.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

November 2, 2016 - Industry News

YTD Commercial Truck Registrations Fall 4.2%

The number of commercial vehicles in GVW Classes 4-8 registered this year through August fell 4.2%, mostly due to a steep decline in Class 8 over-the-road trucks, IHS Automotive has reported.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Registration, IHS Automotive, Diesel Engines, Class 7, Class 1

October 21, 2016 - Industry News

Lukewarm Class 8 Orders See Trivial Increase

Net Class 8 truck orders in September increased modestly from the previous month, possibly signaling that a historically weak season for orders was ending.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Truck Orders

October 7, 2016 - Industry News

Will New GHG Emissions Prompt a Pre-Buy?

Unlike previous emissions regulations that actually cut fuel economy, new GHG regs are making trucks more fuel efficient than ever. Photo: Daimler Trucks North America

A new report says the industry will likely see a pre-emission boom in Class 8 truck sales in 2019 and 2020, before a sharp drop into 2021 — but others say this time around is different.

Tags: Class 8, Truck Sales, GHG Phase 2

September 30, 2016 - Industry News

International Launches Flagship LT Series Trucks

The International LT Series Long Haul. Photo: International Trucks

International Trucks has launched the International LT Series, a new flagship line of Class 8 over-the-road trucks developed with a driver-centric design that features new technologies and better fuel economy than previous models.

Tags: Class 8, International Trucks, LT Series

September 21, 2016 - Industry News

Low Cancellations Help Class 8 Truck Orders Hit 3-Month High

Net Class 8 truck orders rose to a three-month high in August, helped by cancellations which fell to a near three-year low, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders

September 6, 2016 - Industry News

August Class 8 Truck Orders Will Beat Expectations

Orders for Class 8 trucks in the month of August will be slightly above expectations and a 36% improvement over July’s terrible numbers, according to projections from FTR and ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

August 30, 2016 - Industry News

Nikola Chooses Hydrogen Fuel Cell to Power Emissions-Free Truck

Photo: Nikola Motor Company

Nikola Motor Company will be powering its emissions-free Class 8 trucks with hydrogen fuel cells in the U.S. and Canada, the company has announced.

Tags: Class 8, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Trucks, Nikola Motor Company

August 25, 2016 - Industry News

Used Truck Sales Fall but Are Trending Upward Overall

Used Class 8 truck same-dealer sales volumes were down in July but still on an upward trend overall, according to an ACT Research report.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales

August 19, 2016 - Industry News

No Signs of Relief for Class 8 Truck Market

Net Class 8 truck orders fell once again in July, showing no signs of recovery in what is usually the weakest month for demand, according to ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Truck Orders

August 16, 2016 - Industry News

Orange EV Launches Class 8 Electric Truck

Orange EV's all-new Class 8 pure-electric terminal truck. (Photo courtesy of Orange EV.)

Orange EV, a manufacturer of electrification solutions for industrial fleets, is now accepting orders for its all-new T-Series pure-electric terminal truck.

Tags: Class 8, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Electric Trucks, Orange EV, Electric Terminal Trucks, Terminal Trucks

August 3, 2016 - Industry News

High Cancellations Hurt July Class 8 Truck Orders

Photo: Tom Berg

It looks like July was another off month for Class 8 truck orders as industry analysts are predicting some of the lowest numbers since 2010.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

July 27, 2016 - Industry News

Used Class 8 Truck Sales Jump 15%

Same-dealer sales volumes of Used Class 8 trucks recovered in June, posting a double digit month-over-month increase following a sharp decline in May.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales

July 22, 2016 - Industry News

Tesla's Master Plan Includes Commercial Trucks

Photo of Elon Musk in 2013 via Dan Taylor/Flickr.

Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk plans to build a battery-electric pickup truck, heavy-duty truck, and a bus that would turn the driver into a "fleet manager," according to his Master Plan, Part Deux.

Tags: Tesla Motors, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Class 8, Electric Trucks

July 6, 2016 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Demand Hits 4-Year Low

Class 8 truck order numbers have hit their lowest point in at least four years, with demand remaining depressed so far in 2016.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

June 24, 2016 - Industry News

Used Class 8 Sales Take a Steep Downturn

Used Class 8 same-dealer truck sales volumes took a steep downturn in May, declining by 18% compared to April, according to ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales

June 20, 2016 - Industry News

California Awards Fleets $9M for Zero-Emission Trucks

One of the 16 Class 5 medium-duty service trucks. (PHOTO: BYD)

The State of California is awarding $9 million to the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) for 27 zero-emission trucks to replace diesel-powered heavy-duty tractors used in rail yards and large-scale freight distribution centers.

Tags: BYD, Class 8, Class 5, Electric Trucks, State of California

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