Peterbilt SuperFan Rick McClerkin with his fianceé Kathy Cantaloube. Photo: Jim Park


Peterbilt Gives 1 Millionth Truck to SuperFan

Peterbilt gave away a Model 567 Heritage truck at the Mid-America Trucking Show to Rick McClerkin of San Jose, California, for winning the company’s SuperFan search in celebration of a major truck production milestone.

ATD chairman Steve Parker urged dealers to work with Congress to repeal the Federal Excise Tax on trucks and trailers. Photo: ATD


Outgoing ATD Chairman Wants Tax on Trucks and Trailers Repealed

At the ATD Show in Las Vegas, Steve Parker, chairman of the American Truck Dealers organization, urged dealers to work with congress to repeal the federal excise tax on the sale of heavy duty trucks and trailers.

Richard Reynolds, president of Peach State Truck Centers, receives the 2018 Truck Dealer of the Year award from Barbara Robinson, senior director of ATD. Photo: Stephane Babcock


Peach State Truck Centers President Named Truck Dealer of the Year

Richard Reynolds, president of Peach State Truck Centers in Norcross, Georgia, has been named the 2018 Truck Dealer of the Year by American Truck Dealers, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, and Procede Software.

The BF Goodrich Cross Control S and Cross Control D are two all-terrain tires for use in construction, logging and energy applications.


BF Goodrich Launches Two All-Terrain Tires

BF Goodrich launched the Cross Control S and Cross Control D commercial truck tires, two all-terrain tires for use in construction, logging and energy applications, at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Cummins highlighted the new name at its booth at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting. Photo: Deborah Lockridge


Cummins Rebrands as Cummins Integrated Power

Cummins is repositioning itself as Cummins Integrated Power. The new name denotes both the company’s expertise in technology integration and its reach into different alternative fuel segments, including diesel, natural gas, hybrid and battery-electric.

The average sleeper tractor sold at auction in February 2018, J.D. Power found, was 74 months old with 458,697 miles. Photo: Jordon Truck Sales


Used Truck Prices Holding Steady

Used truck prices are holding steady, with supply still dictating pricing. That’s the word from J.D. Power’s Commercial Truck Guidelines for March, which notes that February is the first month in any new year with a high enough volume of used truck auctions to allow analysts to identify market trends.

The Paccar front axle comes in wide track configurations rated at 20,000 pounds and 22,800 pounds. Photo: Paccar


Kenworth Offers New Standard Track Front Axle Options

Kenworth is offering new standard track options for its Paccar proprietary front axle lineup available for Class 8 vocational models.

February was the fifth consecutive month that trailer orders broke the 30,000 unit mark. Photo: Stoughton


Trailer Orders Fall but Remain Historically High

Trailer orders are expected to hit 32,000 units in February, a number that, if it holds true, would be a record for that month, according to preliminary reports from FTR.

Volvo Trucks' Magnus Koeck talks truck sales. Photo: Today's Trucking


Volvo Trucks Projects 'Very Strong' Class 8 Truck Sales

Volvo Trucks is expecting North American Class 8 truck sales this year to significantly exceed its current official projection of 280,000.

The Kenworth T680 on-highway flagship is now available for order for the first time with the combination of the Paccar MX-11 engine and the Paccar Automated Transmission.  Photo: Kenworth


Kenworth T680 Available with MX-11 and Paccar Automated Transmission

Kenworth has made the T680 available for order with a combination of the Paccar MX-11 engine and the new Paccar Automated Transmission, designed for linehaul and regional haul applications up to 110,000 pounds GVWR.

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