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April 18, 2018 - Industry News

J.D. Power: Used Truck Prices Drop in February

International ProStar tractors are "edging" closer to average used truck prices, a report by J.D. Power & Associates has found. Photo: Jack Roberts

According to J.D. Power and Associates, higher volumes of both heavy- and medium-duty used trucks caused prices to fall off "substantially" in February.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales

April 3, 2018 - Industry News

Combined Truck Orders to Exceed 70,000 Units in March

Preliminary data on heavy and medium duty commercial truck orders shows that the industry has surpassed 70,000 units in March, according to ACT Research.

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

March 29, 2018 - Industry News

Les Schwab Recalls Retread Truck Tires

Photo of Les Schwab Tire Center in Thornton, Col., via Les Schwab.

Les Schwab is recalling 41,336 steel-belted radial retread truck tires because the vulcanizing compound used during the process may not have been completely cured, which can lead to incomplete adhesion of the tread to the tire casing.

Tags: Replacement Tires, Medium-Duty Trucks, Recalls, Tires, Retreads, Safety

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Hino Enters Heavy-Duty Market with XL Series Truck

Hino debuted the XL Series Class7/8 trucks, which puts it into the heavy-duty segment in the U.S. for the first time. Photo: David Cullen

Hino Trucks announced a new lineup of Class 7/8 trucks called the XL Series at the 2018 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Tags: Hino, Work Truck Show, Class 7, Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, New Vehicles

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Isuzu Testing Battery-Electric Cabover

Photo of electric plug on NPR courtesy of Isuzu.

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America showed a battery-electric N-Series cabover at the Work Truck Show that's now serving as a research vehicle to allow the manufacturer to gauge interest from fleets who would use the truck for certain applications.

Tags: Class 5, Isuzu N-Series, Cabovers, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks, Isuzu, Work Truck Show, Medium-Duty Trucks

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Mack Adds More Configurations to the Granite MHD Truck Lineup

Mack Trucks today announced several new enhancements to its Mack Granite Medium Heavy Duty (MHD) model, increasing its versatility. Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks has added new features to its Granite Medium Heavy Duty (MHD) truck, aimed at increasing its versatility and enabling more cost effective choices for customers that need a durable and light work truck.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Class 7, Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, Mack Trucks

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Isuzu FTR Named Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Photo of FTR family courtesy of ICTA.

Work Truck magazine named Isuzu Commercial Truck of America's (ICTA) Class 6 FTR cabover its 2018 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year and presented the award today at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. This marks the third win for the truckmaker since the award was first presented 11 years ago.

Tags: Isuzu, Isuzu FTR, Cabovers, Medium-Duty Truck of the Year, Medium-Duty Trucks, Work Truck Show

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

International Launches MV Series Class 6/7 Truck

The International MV Series is a new Class 6/7 truck designed to be easily upfitted. Photo: David Cullen

International Truck has launched a new medium-duty Class 6/7 vehicle called the MV Series at the 2018 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. It has been designed from the ground up for adaptability and comes with many driver-centric features.

Tags: Upfitting, Work Truck Show, Class 6, Class 7, Medium-Duty Trucks, International Trucks, Vocational Trucks

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Chevrolet Debuts Three Medium-Duty Trucks

The Class 6 Chevy Silverado 6500HD chassis cab is powered by a standard Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel engine (the only engine available on the Silverado) mated to a choice of Allison transmissions. The trucks will put out 350 hp at 700 lb.-ft. of torque. Photo: David Cullen

Chevrolet is squarely back in the medium-duty commercial truck market with the unveiling of three Silverado HD chassis cab trucks — the 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD — that expand its commercial lineup and give Chevrolet a greater weight range of vehicles for fleet purchasers. Chevrolet first showed the vehicles at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Chevrolet Silverado 6500, 2019-MY, Medium-Duty Trucks, Work Truck Show, Chevrolet

March 6, 2018 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso's Class 4 Gasoline Cabovers Arrive

Photo of gasoline-powered FE Canter courtesy of Mitsubishi Fuso.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America will begin selling its gasoline-powered 2019 FE cabovers this month, after showing production-ready versions at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Cabovers, Work Truck Show, 2019-MY, Class 4, Medium-Duty Trucks

February 23, 2018 - Industry News

Medium-Duty Orders Break Out in January

Photo of F-650 courtesy of Ford.

Orders of medium-duty vehicles surged in January and reached their highest level since the middle of 2006, according to ACT Research. Class 5 to 7 orders increased 39% during the month compared to January of 2017.

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

February 22, 2018 - Press Release

Snider Fleet Solutions Add TruckSeries Diagnostics

Snider Fleet Solutions, a fleet management services provider, has added Mitchell 1 diagnostic and repair capabilities to its more than 80 locations throughout the South and Midwest.

Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, Medium-Duty Trucks, Mitchell 1, Snider Fleet Solutions

February 20, 2018 - Industry News

Kenworth, Peterbilt Trucks Recalled for Transmission Gear Display

Photo of Peterbilt 567 courtesy of Paccar.

Paccar Inc. is recalling approximately 1,938 2017-2018 Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks as well as Peterbilt 567 and 579 trucks equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage transmission with a right-hand stalk shifter because the transmission gear display may display incorrectly.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Medium-Duty Trucks, Recalls, Transmissions

February 6, 2018 - Industry News

Detroit's New DD8 Diesel Engine Completes Medium-Duty Power Offerings

The dual-stage turbocharger-equipped version of Detroit’s new DD8 Diesel engine is ideal for trucks like this Freightliner SD plow/dump, which need more owner for tough vocational work. Photo: Jack Roberts

The newest Detroit diesel engine from Daimler Trucks North America gives medium-duty fleets a higher-horsepower option for tough vocational applications.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Medium-Duty Trucks, Daimler Trucks North America, Vocational Trucks, DD8, Test Drive, Engines

February 5, 2018 - Industry News

Heavy-Duty Truck Orders Hit Highest Level in 14 Years

Class 8 truck orders soared in January to their highest level since 2006, according to early reports from transportation analysts at ACT Research and FTR.

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

January 23, 2018 - Industry News

International Truck Unveils HV Series Mid-Range Diesel Trucks

The HV Series is available in a variety of specifications: Regular Cab, Extended Cab, and Crew Cab. Photo: International Trucks

International Truck rolled out its new International HV Series Mid-Range Diesel HV507 and HV607 truck models at the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas.

Tags: International Trucks, Concrete Mixer Trucks, Dump Trucks, Vocational Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks

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

January 11, 2018 - Industry News

How to Plan for the Surge in Truck Demand

Photo courtesy of Biso via Wikimedia.

A back order of Class 5 to 8 trucks will put pressure on component supply such as tires, engines, and transmissions. Here’s what small fleets can do about it.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, Parts, Supply Chain Management, Safety

January 4, 2018 - Industry News

Truck Orders Hit 3-Month High in December

Heavy- and medium-duty truck orders are expected to total 58,800 units in December, hitting a 3-month high to end the year, according to early numbers from ACT Research.

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

January 2, 2018 - Industry News

Isuzu FTR Scores Strongly in Independent Testing

Photo: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America

The new four-cylinder Isuzu FTR truck achieved a strong all-around showing in independent testing, according to results announced by Isuzu commercial Truck of America.

Tags: Isuzu, Class 6, Medium-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Testing, FTR

December 20, 2017 - Industry News

Dana Spicer Axles Offered on Kenworth T270 and T370

Kenworth T370 fuel tanker Photo: Kenworth

The medium-duty Kenworth T270 and T370 are now available with Dana Spicer S140 series single reduction, single-drive axles and the Bendix Wingman Fusion advanced driver assistance system.

Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, T270, T370, Bendix, Axles, Dana Spicer, ADAS, Vocational Trucks

November 30, 2017 - Industry News

ACT to Study Potential of Electric Truck Market

Photo: Nikola Motor Company

ACT Research has announced that it is developing a multi-client study, examining the market potential in the U.S. and Canada for electric medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles through 2035.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Battery-Electric Vehicles

November 3, 2017 - Industry News

Medium-Duty Orders Cool in October

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Orders of classes 5-7 vehicles fell 1.5% to 19,500 units in October compared to a year ago, as the medium-duty truck market has remained steady since the fourth quarter of 2015 with about 20,000 units per month, according to ACT Research.

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

November 2, 2017 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Orders Surged in October

Class 8 truck orders in October surged significantly from the previous month as the Fall ordering push began, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

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

October 26, 2017 - Industry News

USPS Awards Spartan Motors $214M for Delivery Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Spartan Motors.

The U.S. Postal Service has ordered 2,000 fleet vehicles from Spartan Motors on a $214 million contract for two types of delivery trucks with Utilimaster bodies, the vehicle manufacturer announced.

Tags: USPS, Spartan Motors, Cabovers, Utilimaster, Medium-Duty Trucks

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