December 9, 2015 - Industry News
The work will feature Westport's enhanced spark ignited (ESI) natural gas engine technology and demonstrate "High Frequency Corona Discharge Ignition" on an OEM partner's engine.
Tags: CNG, Westport Innovations, Southern California Gas Co., California Energy Commission, Medium-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, State Grants
December 7, 2015 - Industry News
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has named Bryan C. Allen its new marketing manager, responsible for the company’s dealer and end-user marketing programs.
Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Medium-Duty Trucks, People, Marketing
December 4, 2015 - Industry News
Compared with last year’s record truck order numbers, the early reports for this November show dramatically decreased demand in the Class 8 segment.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
November 30, 2015 - Product News
Hino Trucks will be offering custom color paint options for all of its conventional trucks beginning with the 2017 model year, the company has announced.
Tags: Hino, Medium-Duty Trucks, Paint
November 30, 2015 - Press Release
Harrison Truck Centers has completed the acquisition of Westman Freightliner, a heavy- and medium-duty truck dealership group with operations in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Tags: Freightliner, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heav-Duty Trucks
November 24, 2015 - Industry News
Ford gave an early glimpse of its redesigned 2017 Super Duty pickup at the Los Angeles Auto Show, by showing a white F-450 Platinum dual-rear-wheel pickup and F-350 King Ranch.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford F-450, Ford, L.A. Auto Show, 2017-MY, Ford Super Duty, Large Pickups
November 20, 2015 - Industry News
Daimler Trucks Friday announced a $375 million investment to enable production of the new DD5 and DD8 medium-duty engines at Detroit’s Redford, Mich., plant, and officially launched production of the Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Transmissions, Engines, Detroit, Automated Manual Transmissions, Detroit DT12, Detroit DD5
November 19, 2015 - Product News
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has launched its FusoFirst product support program, aimed at providing full-service customer support for owners and operators of Mitsubishi Fuso medium-duty trucks.
Tags: Roadside Assistance, Medium-Duty Trucks, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Dealers, Mobile Apps
November 18, 2015 - Industry News
Net order activity in October for new Class 8 and Class 5-7 trucks reflects the continuing slowdown in market activity, according to ACT Research Co.
Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Truck Orders, Medium-Duty Trucks
Iveco's new medium-duty Eurocargo has been chosen by European commercial vehicle journalists as International Truck of the Year 2016.
Tags: Iveco, Medium-Duty Trucks, International Truck of the Year, Awards, Global
November 13, 2015 - Industry News
A big-block V-8 engine will burn propane and deliver diesel-like performance at lower cost, the company says.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Propane AutoGas, COE, Alkane Truck Company, Cabovers, Class 7, Alternative Fuels
California roads have less than 500 battery electric medium- to heavy-duty trucks, partly due to the higher expense of these vehicles, according to a report on electrification of these vehicles released by the California Air Resources Board (ARB).
Tags: CARB, Battery-Electric Vehicles, EV Charging Stations, Medium-Duty Trucks
November 11, 2015 - Industry News
Class 6 GVW trucks now operating in commercial fleets now have an average 21.2-year lifespan due to their reliability, durability, and use in a variety of applications, IHS Automotive's commercial vehicle director told WorkTruckOnline.com.
Tags: Class 6, Truck Rental, Box Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, IHS Automotive
November 8, 2015 - Product News
As Navistar continues to make progress putting the “dark days” of its failed EPA 2010 emissions strategy behind it, it will re-brand its product lineup as it rolls out new models starting next year.
Tags: ATA MC&E, Navistar, 2016-MY, Medium-Duty Trucks
November 3, 2015 - Industry News
Class 5-8 vehicle orders are projected to hit 47,200 orders for the month of October which is up 14% from the previous month but 30% below last year’s numbers, according to ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
October 27, 2015 - Industry News
Nextran Corp. held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new regional facility in Atlanta that's set to open in the middle of 2016 with a service area for repairs to natural gas vehicles.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Vehicle Repairs, Medium-Duty Trucks, Repair Shops
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.
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
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