May 20, 2016 - Industry News
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
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 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
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
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 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.
March 29, 2016 - Industry News
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
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 orders in February were down 42% year-over-year while medium–duty orders were at the highest level in over a year.
March 16, 2016 - Industry News
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 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 orders were down as demand fell slightly compared to January, according to the early February numbers from ACT Research and FTR.
March 2, 2016 - Industry News
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
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: Class 6, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Delivery Fleet, Cabovers, Medium-Duty Trucks
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 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 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.
January 28, 2016 - Industry News
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
The Class 8 sleeper segment saw its best sales and production numbers in history in 2015, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research.
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
January 12, 2016 - Industry News
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has beaten two long-standing sales records in 2015 – one for sales of Isuzu Commercial Trucks and the other for the highest parts sales.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Sales, Parts, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America
January 6, 2016 - Industry News
Class 8 truck orders rebounded while Class 5-7 orders remained strong in December, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.
December 21, 2015 - Industry News
Orders of medium-duty vehicles logged another healthy month in November and appear ready for "continued modest growth" in 2016, an ACT Research analyst has predicted.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
December 11, 2015 - Industry News
Heavy and certain light and medium trucks make up the largest share of transactions for first three quarters of 2015, says IHS Automotive.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, Used Trucks, IHS Automotive, Class 3, Used Truck Sales
December 10, 2015 - Industry News
By early December 2017, an estimated 3 million commercial drivers will have thrown out their paper logbooks. A long-anticipated rule requiring electronic logging devices (ELDs) for truck and bus driver hours of service was announced Thursday morning.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Hours of Service, ELDs, Medium-Duty Trucks
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