October 27, 2015 - Industry News
Hino has expanded its Insight factory telematics platform under a partnership with Telogis, and will offer the telematics, remote diagnostics, and case management as standard equipment on its 2017 model-year medium-duty trucks.
Tags: Telogis, Hino Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, Telematics
October 26, 2015 - Product News
Wabash is launching its first line of dry- and refrigerated-truck bodies for Class 6, 7, and 8 chassis, addressing re-urbanization and e-commerce trends.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Refrigerated Truck, Truck Bodies, Wabash National, Dry Van Body
October 21, 2015 - Industry News
There were 19,400 Class 8 truck orders booked in September, slightly down from August but coming closer to a “more sustainable pace," according to ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
October 6, 2015 - Industry News
Efficient Drivetrains Inc. has developed a compressed natural gas and plug-in hybrid electric medium-duty truck that can achieve 40 miles of all-electric range or 27 mpg gasoline equivalent when in hybrid mode.
Tags: PHEV, CALSTART, Medium-Duty Trucks, California Energy Commission, Greenkraft, CNG, Class 4, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles
September 30, 2015 - Industry News
The Class 4/5 trucks that will be jointly developed by Navistar and General Motors will provide opportunities for both OEMs “to gain share in markets that we have not participated in for a number of years,” said Navistar's Bill Kozek.
Tags: Chevrolet, Navistar, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 5, General Motors, Class 4
General Motors is back in the medium-duty commercial truck market with a just-announced long-term agreement with Navistar.
Tags: Chevrolet, Navistar, Medium-Duty Trucks, General Motors, Class 5
September 18, 2015 - Industry News
There were 20,200 Class 8 truck orders in August, beating projections from earlier in the month but well below last year’s numbers, according to ACT Research.
September 11, 2015 - Industry News
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
September 10, 2015 - Product News
Kenworth has added two new frame packaging options for fuel tank mounting on the T270 and T370 trucks.
Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, Kenworth T270, Kenworth T370, Vehicle Spec'ing, Fuel Tanks
September 4, 2015 - Industry News
Meritor Wabco’s OnGuard Collision Mitigation System is now available for medium-duty trucks, the company has announced.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Meritor Wabco, Collision Mitigation
September 3, 2015 - Industry News
Preliminary numbers for Class 8 truck orders show near two-year lows in August, per the latest projections from ACT Research and FTR.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
Commercial and government fleets added 350,837 trucks in classes 3-8 through the first half of 2015 for a 12.1 percent increase from the comparable period a year ago, according to IHS Automotive's second quarter commercial vehicle report.
Tags: Ford, Class 6, IHS Automotive, Medium-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Registration
August 19, 2015 - Industry News
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
August 18, 2015 - Industry News
Ford Motor Company announced it is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 26,400 MY-2011-2013 and MY-2015 F-650 and F-750 vehicles in North America for a safety compliance issue with FMVSS 210 regarding seat belt anchorage.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, Vehicle Recalls
August 12, 2015 - Industry News
Ford and United Auto Workers officials Wednesday morning drove the symbolic first unit of the new F-650/750 series off the line at its Ohio Assembly Plant near Avon Lake amid cheers that followed congratulatory speeches.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, Assembly Plants
August 5, 2015 - Industry News
Class 8 truck orders increased by a good amount in July, indicating a growing confidence in the market, according to analysis from FTR and ACT Research.
August 4, 2015 - Industry News
The Greater Houston Retailers Cooperative Association has outsourced its fleet operations by signing a full service leasing agreement with Ryder System for 25 medium-duty box trucks, Ryder has announced.
Tags: Ryder, Medium-Duty Trucks, Convenience Stores, Box Trucks, Outsourcing, Full-Service Leasing
August 3, 2015 - Industry News
TBHC Delivers, based in Nashville, deploys SmartDrive’s video-based safety program across its fleet and sees dramatic decreases in driver texting and excessive speeding.
Tags: Driving Safety, SmartDrive, In-Vehicle Video, TBHC Delivers, Medium-Duty Trucks
July 30, 2015 - Industry News
Hino Trucks will begin offering its preventive service care program HinoCare on its conventional, non-cabover medium-duty models, including the 238, 258, 268, and 338.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Hino Trucks, Preventive Maintenance
July 20, 2015 - Industry News
Orders for heavy-duty vehicles in June were slightly off May's pace, while a factory move helped drive medium-duty truck orders down during the month.
July 3, 2015 - Industry News
Net orders of Class 5-7 vehicles fell 3 percent in June due to a "large hiccup" in truck ordering, according to ACT Research's president.
Tags: Vehicle Purchasing, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Trends, Truck Orders
June 22, 2015 - Industry News
Overall, used GVW 3-8 transactions from March 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 accounted for 51.7 percent of total GVW 3-8 transactions in the U.S. market.
Tags: Used-Truck Sales, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 3, IHS Automotive, Used Trucks
June 19, 2015 - Industry News
More than 37 percent of all diesel medium and heavy duty commercial trucks registered in the U.S. are now equipped with newer technology clean diesel engines (MY-2007 or newer with near-zero particulate emissions), according to new data compiled by IHS Automotive for the Diesel Technology Forum.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Diesel Emissions, Diesel Technology Forum, Greenhouse Gas Emissions
June 18, 2015 - Industry News
Class 8 truck orders were down in May with just over 20,500 units moved in the month, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, May
June 15, 2015 - Industry News
In the 2016-CY, Chevrolet will offer six low-cab forward models in the Class 3-5 GVW segments. The models will be procured from Isuzu and badged as Chevrolets.
Tags: Chevrolet, Isuzu, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 5, Class 3, Class 4, Cabovers, Isuzu N Series, General Motors
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