The midrange-size engine is an alternative to the Cummins L9 and will be offered in the 108SD, such as the one at the show, as well as the 106SD and 114SD. Photo: Freightliner


Freightliner Shows Detroit DD8 Engine in a Heavy Vocational Truck

Freightliner Trucks is displaying the new Detroit DD8 diesel in a vocational model at the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas this week.

Volvo initially sees electrically powered trucks delivering goods in city centers “without disturbing noise and exhaust gases.” Photo: Volvo Trucks


Volvo: Electric Trucks Viable for Hauling Freight Here and Elsewhere

Sweden-based AB Volvo announced on Jan. 23 that it will start selling electric trucks in Europe in 2019, with the first units entering service with select customers sometime this year – and the company's North American operations say they see a future for "electromobility" here as well.

Stu MacKay delivering an  overview of the history of the heavy-duty commercial vehicle aftermarket during HDAD. Photo: Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue


Disruption Accelerating in Commercial Truck Market

While globalization has been around for some time, it’s affecting the commercial truck market more than ever before, according to a session at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas Monday.

Hugh Wallace Phillips, founder of what was then H.W. Phillips. Photo: Phillips Industries


Phillips Industries Celebrates 90 Years

Phillips Industries embarked on a year-long celebration of its 90th year in business with a press conference during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week.

With 2,595 pieces, including a very special replica of the Mack Bulldog hood ornament, it’s the fifth-largest Lego Technic set. Photos: Mack Trucks


Mack Teams up With Lego on Mack Anthem Set

Mack Trucks and Lego have released a new 2,595-piece Lego Technic building set of the new Mack Anthem flagship truck. The set can also be used to create a fully functional Mack LR front loader refuse model.

Class 8 truck orders rose to 37,500 units in December 2017.


Class 8 Truck Orders Hit 3-Year High

North American Class 8 truck orders rose to a 37-month high in December, signaling a healthy market going into 2018.

The expanded use of CNG-powered trucks has helped Pitt Ohio reduce both its carbon footprint and fuel costs. Photo: Mack Trucks


How 3 SmartWay Excellence Honorees Cut Their Carbon Footprint

Three recipients of SmartWay's 2017 Excellence Award detail their best practices for increasing fuel efficiency and reducing carbon footprints, from intermodal to alternative fuels.

Thor Trucks is a new electric truck company initially focused on regional-haul applications. Photo: Thor Trucks


Thor Trucks Takes Different Approach to Electric Trucks

A new electric truck company thinks its modest approach will captivate regional-haul trucking fleets. The Thor Trucks team is focused on providing long-haul electric truck solutions that it says are “reasonable and profitable now.”


Auto Truck Group Acquires Assets of Kargo Master

Auto Truck Group, a work truck upfitter specializing in the design, manufacture, and installation of equipment, announced that it has acquired the assets of Kargo Master.

This two-seal plug is designed to keep moisture and debris out of the plug, guarding against corrosion. Photo courtesy of East Manufacturing


Truck-Lite Wiring Harness Standard on East Flatbed Trailers

Trailer maker East Manufacturing announced that the Truck-Lite 99 Series wiring harness will be standard on all new East BST, BST II, MMX and Narrow Neck flatbed trailers

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