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January 18, 2018 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Orders Hit 3-Year High

Class 8 truck orders rose to 37,500 units in December 2017.

North American Class 8 truck orders rose to a 37-month high in December, signaling a healthy market going into 2018.

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

December 27, 2017 - Global News

Westport Supplying Natural Gas Tech to China

Photo of a CNG-powered Ford F-150 courtesy of Westport.

Westport Fuel Systems will provide its high pressure direct injection technology, designed to enable heavy-duty trucks to operate on natural gas, to the Chinese market.

Tags: China, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Global, Westport

December 5, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Upgrades Super Duty for 2018

The 2018 Super Duty F-450 4x2 dual-rear-wheel pickup will be available this winter in XL, XLT, Lariat, and Platinum series offerings. (Photo courtesy of Ford.)

Ford has made upgrades across the board for its 2018 Super Duty, and now claims best-in-class horsepower, torque, towing, and payload.

Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, Ford F-450, Ford, Ford Super Duty

December 3, 2017 - Industry News

Mack Eyes Bigger Bite of the West

A Mack Anthem on a western highway. Photo:Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks has thrown down a gauntlet, declaring it is now “well positioned” with products and services to command a bigger slice of the Class 8 pie in the Western United States.

Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, Mack Trucks

November 23, 2017 - Press Release

Houston Truck Driver Wins International ProStar

Houston area driver Jim McCauley receives the keys to an International ProStar from Danny Thomas of Navistar as the winner of the OnCommand Connection Sweepstakes. (Photo courtesy of Navistar)

The sweepstakes, which was open to qualified truck drivers holding a CDL, celebrated the availability of OnCommand Connection Telematics.

Tags: Navistar, Truck Drivers, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Sweepstakes, International ProStar, Navistar OnCommand

October 25, 2017 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Launches Electric Truck Brand E-Fuso

Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi Fuso

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation launched E-Fuso, a product brand exclusively dedicated to electric trucks and buses, and unveiled its all-electric heavy-duty truck concept.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Battery-Electric Vehicles, E-Fuso

September 21, 2017 - Industry News

California Passes Clean Air Bill with $895M in Vehicle Incentives

$140 million will go toward incentivizing cleaner vehicles at California’s ports. Photo: Jim Park.

The Clean Air Initiative provides $895 million for incentive programs that cut emissions from diesel and other greenhouse gas producing pollutants.

Tags: Greenhouse Gases, Port of Los Angeles, California, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Emissions Reduction, State Legislation, Ports

August 25, 2017 - Industry News

Product Standards for Heavy-Duty Aftermarket in Development

This project was initiated to help independent HD distributors and their supplier community to communicate product and system attributes more effectively to provide a faster, more accurate experience for the end customer. Preliminary development is underway.

Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, Aftermarket, Industry Standards, Auto Care Association, HDDA

May 1, 2017 - Industry News

Demo Begins of BYD Electric Yard Truck

Photo courtesy of BYD Trucks.

BYD, a manufacturer of electric vehicles, announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees the vast regional transportation infrastructure in the New York City area, will demo a battery-electric BYD Class 8 yard truck for the next several weeks.

Tags: Class 8, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Port of New York and New Jersey, Electric Trucks, BYD Company Limited, Yard Trucks

April 25, 2017 - Industry News

Productivity Gains Linked to In-House Maintenance

During a recent survey with trucking fleets, there was a strong indication that fleets with current maintenance capabilities can improve productivity by bringing additional work in house.

Tags: Maintenance, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Maintenance Facilities

April 6, 2017 - Industry News

Grants Help Los Angeles County Pay for CNG Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Los Angeles County Public Works

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works recently purchased nine heavy-duty compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks as part of its ongoing effort to reduce pollution and improve air quality.

Tags: Grant Funding, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Los Angeles County, CNG

March 30, 2017 - Industry News

Rail Management Services Goes Electric

Orange EV's terminal truck. (Photo courtesy of Orange EV).

Rail Management Services placed a follow-on order for nine additional Orange EV T-Series pure electric terminal trucks. The trucks are being worked into onsite fleets to supplement and replace RMS's diesel trucks.

Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, Orange EV, Electric Terminal Trucks, Rail Yards, Yard Trucks, Terminal Tractors

March 8, 2017 - Industry News

Alkane Explores Partnership with Cummins

Because of the overwhelming interest, Alkane has decided to include the option of a clean diesel fuel engine in its Dominator Class 7-8 series trucks. (Photo: Alkane Truck Company)

Alkane Truck Company is exploring a supply agreement with diesel engine manufacturer Cummins Inc., to offer clean diesel engine options for Alkane’s line of heavy-duty trucks and off-road vehicles.

Tags: Cummins, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Alkane Truck Company, Alkane Dominator, Alternative-Fuel Trucks

January 27, 2017 - Industry News

Auto Care Association Releases Heavy Duty Product Study

The three-phase HDDA study, conducted by Pricedex Software Inc., investigated current industry data exchange practices, reviewed reference data tables used in each sector, and determined industry practices for product attributes and product category hierarchies

Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, Industry Research, Auto Care Association, Heavy Duty Industry Feasability Study

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 3, 2017 - Industry News

Worldwide Annual Electric Truck Sales May Reach 332,000 by 2026

Photo of Frito-Lay electric truck charging at Clipper Creek charging station, courtesy of Clipper Creek

Global annual electrified powertrain medium- and heavy-duty truck sales are expected to grow from about 31,000 vehicles in 2016 to nearly 332,000 by 2026.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Sales, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Navigant Research, Electric Trucks

September 20, 2016 - Industry News

California, Cummins to Develop Natural Gas Heavy-Duty Engine

The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved a $1 million grant to develop a 12-liter natural gas engine for heavy-duty vehicles that produces near-zero nitrogen oxide tailpipe emissions.

Tags: Grant Funding, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Engines, California Energy Commission, State Grants

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

June 8, 2016 - Industry News

ATRI Seeks Fleet Input on Heavy-Duty Truck MPG

The American Transportation Research Institute, in conjunction with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and ExxonMobil, has launched an online survey seeking the input of heavy-duty truck fleet managers on fuel economy and fuel usage.

Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, Fuel Economy, ATRI

March 16, 2016 - Industry News

DOE's $12.5M to Improve Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will award $12.5 million in grants and form a consortium to improve the operating efficiency of medium and heavy trucks, the agency has announced.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, U.S. Department of Energy, Fuel Efficiency

October 2, 2015 - Press Release

Waste Management Opens CNG Facility in Louisiana

Photo courtesy of Waste Management.

Waste Management has opened its new compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet facility in Walker, La., the company announced. The new CNG facility will fuel trucks servicing the greater Baton Rouge, La., area.

Tags: Waste Management, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Louisiana, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

September 24, 2015 - Press Release

Waste Management Launches Public CNG Station in N.J.

Photo courtesy of New Jersey Natural Gas.

Waste Management and New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) have opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at Waste Management's facility in Toms River, N.J., the companies announced.

Tags: Waste Management, New Jersey, Heavy-Duty Trucks, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

September 11, 2015 - Industry News

Feds Offer $11M for Alternative-Fuel Trucks

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $11 million in available funding to support development and demonstration of alternative-fuel technologies for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Grant Funding, Heavy-Duty Trucks, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Grants

August 20, 2015 - Industry News

Port of Virginia Relaunches Clean-Diesel Incentive Program

The Port of Virginia has relaunched its Green Operator Program, which provides up to $20,000 toward the purchase of clean-diesel trucks that service the port and up to $6,000 toward the purchase and installation of retrofit devices, announced Virginia Clean Cities (VCC).

Tags: Clean Cities, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Virginia, Incentives, Clean Diesel

August 19, 2015 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Beat Expectations, Class 6-7 Up, ACT Says

Even without a press-release-worthy, 9,000-unit multi-year order, heavy truck sales were still higher than analysts anticipated.

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

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