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July 28, 2016 - Product News

Daimler Enters Medium-Duty Engine Market with DD5

The DD5 installed in a Freightliner M102 box truck. Photo by Deborah Lockridge

Daimler Trucks North America says it plans to play a major role in the medium-duty engine market, and is taking the first steps with the new Detroit DD5 engine, which will begin production in October. The four-cylinder engine offers several benefits over competitive engines, say company officials, including maintenance intervals, fuel economy and durability.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Detroit Diesel, Medium-Duty Trucks, Engines, Daimler Trucks North America

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 21, 2016 - Industry News

Medium-Duty Orders May Be Slowing

2017 F-650 dump truck Photo: Ford

A decline in orders of Class 5-7 trucks in May points to "some moderate slowing" in a truck market that has shown strength since late 2013, according to ACT Research.

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

June 21, 2016 - Industry News

Las Vegas Rush Truck Center to Offer Medium-Duty Ford Trucks

Photo: Rush Truck Centers

Rush Enterprises has acquired the Ford franchise rights and related assets from Transwest Truck Center Las Vegas, allowing it to sell medium-duty Ford commercial vehicles at the Las Vegas dealership location.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Rush Truck Centers, Rush Enterprises, Truck Dealers, Ford Super Duty

June 3, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Orders Muted in Heavy and Medium Segments

Both heavy- and medium-duty truck orders are projected to have a subdued May, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

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

May 20, 2016 - Industry News

Daimler Sees NAFTA Class 6-8 Market Dropping 15%

Wolfgang Bernhard, speaking at a Daimler Trucks media event held earlier this year in Germany,

The parent company of Freightliner and Western Star said it now forecasts that the overall North American market for Class 6 to 8 trucks will “contract by approximately 15% in 2016.”

Tags: Truck Sales, Daimler Trucks, Daimler Trucks North America, Medium-Duty Trucks

May 19, 2016 - Industry News

More of the Same as Class 8 Orders Decline

Photo: Kenworth

ACT Research characterized truck orders in April as "more of the same," as Class 8 orders fell 16% from the previous month and 39% compared to last year.

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

May 4, 2016 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Projected to Fall for the 4th Straight Month

Monthly Class 8 truck orders. Source: FTR

Class 8 truck orders are projected to fall for the fourth month in a row, highlighting a weaker freight environment in the trucking industry, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

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

April 29, 2016 - Industry News

Chevrolet Low-Cab Forward Pricing Starting at $40K

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet 4500 Low-Cab Forward truck courtesy of General Motors.

The new trucks are offered in regular- and crew-cab body styles, with either a 6.0L V-8 gas engine, 3.0L turbo-diesel engine, or 5.2L turbo-diesel engine, all with 6-speed automatic transmissions.

Tags: Chevrolet, Medium-Duty Trucks, Pricing, General Motors, Cabovers

April 8, 2016 - Product News

Borla to Offer Exhausts for Commercial Vehicle Industry

Photo: Borla Performance

Exhaust system manufacturer Borla Performance has announced that they will offer Borla aftermarket exhaust system components and complete exhaust systems to the commercial vehicle market.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Aftermarket Parts, Exhaust

April 5, 2016 - Industry News

Class 8 Demand Weak in March, Medium-Duty On the Rise

Class 8 truck orders are projected to fall once again in March, down as much as 12% compared to February, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

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

March 29, 2016 - Industry News

Isuzu Elevates Skinner to President

Photo courtesy of Isuzu.

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., has promoted Shaun Skinner to president from his role of executive vice president and general manager, the company has announced.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Promotions

March 28, 2016 - Industry News

Spartan Motors to Build Isuzu's F-Series Cabover

Photo: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America

Isuzu North America has selected Spartan Motors, producer of Isuzu’s N-Series trucks, to manufacture the company’s new line of F-Series medium-duty trucks.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Manufacturing, Spartan Motors, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Cabovers

March 22, 2016 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Market Flat, Medium-Duty Poised for Steady Growth

Class 8 truck orders in February were down 42% year-over-year while medium–duty orders were at the highest level in over a year.

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

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

March 11, 2016 - Industry News

Used Medium-Duty Truck Values Inch Lower

Used medium-duty trucks, such as the diesel N-Series, are experiencing overall resale declines. (PHOTO: Isuzu.)

Used medium-duty truck models (model-years 2005-2012) experienced a 1% resale value decline in February, and resale values for trucks model-year 2013-2014 dropped 0.9%.

Tags: Resale Value, Black Book, Medium-Duty Trucks, Depreciation

March 3, 2016 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Demand Still Slow for February

Class 8 truck orders were down as demand fell slightly compared to January, according to the early February numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

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

March 2, 2016 - Industry News

Alcoa Expands Lightweight Medium-Duty Wheel Lineup

Aluminum wheel for Ford Transit vans. Image: Alcoa.

Alcoa announced new additions to its M-Series aluminum wheel lineup for medium-duty Sprinter and Ford Transit vans and for GM 3500/4500 chassis at the NTEA Work Truck Show.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Alcoa

March 2, 2016 - Industry News

Isuzu Adds Class 6 Truck with 4-Cylinder Diesel

Photo: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America unveiled the 2018 Isuzu FTR, the company’s all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment featuring a 4-cylinder diesel engine.

Tags: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Delivery Fleet, Cabovers, Class 6, Medium-Duty Trucks

March 2, 2016 - Industry News

Collision Mitigation Added to International DuraStar

Photo: International

International announced that the collision mitigation technology, Bendix Wingman Fusion would now be offered on its medium-duty DuraStar models. It has also added the Cummins ISL9 engine as an option for the WorkStar and DuraStar.

Tags: International, Navistar, DuraStar, Medium-Duty Trucks, Bendix, Collision Mitigation

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

Cummins Powers Up Medium-Duty Engines

Photo by Chris Brown.

Cummins has updated its B and L series medium-duty engines for 2017, increasing power output options and fuel efficiency.

Tags: Cummins, Work Truck Show, Diesel Engines, Medium-Duty Trucks

February 3, 2016 - Industry News

January Sees Lackluster Class 8 Truck Orders

January was a tough month for truck manufacturers as Class 8 truck orders were down 35% compared to the previous month, according to a preliminary report from ACT Research.

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

January 28, 2016 - Industry News

Commercial Truck Demand to Slow, Parts Remain Stout

Commercial fleets will register a lower growth percentage of medium- and heavy-duty trucks in 2016, but feed strong demand for aftermarket parts, according to a new forecast from IHS Automotive.

Tags: Parts, Vehicle Registration, IHS Automotive, Forecast, Medium-Duty Trucks

January 20, 2016 - Industry News

Class 8 Sleeper Orders Soared in 2015

The Class 8 sleeper segment saw its best sales and production numbers in history in 2015, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research.

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

January 20, 2016 - Industry News

Daimler Invests $22.7M in Freightliner Custom Chassis Facility

Photo: FCCC

Daimler Trucks North America is investing $22.7 million in Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. to expand facilities and improve operations in South Carolina.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Investment, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation, Daimler Trucks North America

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