As truck OEMs use more advanced materials for body surfaces, education and training has become vital for body and paint technicians. Photo: 3M


Keeping Truck Bodies Repaired is Good for the Bottom Line

Keeping truck cabs in good repair has always been good for a fleet’s image. And today, it’s good for the bottom line as well.

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.

A wide range of engine options that allow fleets to spec for tough applications is one of the top trends in vocational trucking today. Photo: International


3 Ways Vocational Truck Specs are Changing

Vocational fleets are increasingly spec’ing new technologies, options and features to get their work done.

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.

Volvo’s new VNX heavy-haul tractor blends the company's cutting edge tech with tough equipment. Photo: Jack Roberts


Volvo Blends Tech and Tough in New VNX Tractor

Volvo’s new VNX heavy-haul tractor is a perfect example of the trend to blend cutting edge tech with tough. It’s a truck that leverages all of Volvo’s latest technologies with a robust frame, high-horsepower engines, and 125,000 GCWR. Jack Roberts has first impressions.

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.

Available in 6x4 tandem, 8x4 tandem, and 8x6 tridem configurations, the Volvo VNX offers a wide range of heavy-haul components to ensure it’s properly spec’d for the job. Photo: Volvo Trucks


Volvo Trucks Unveils VNX Series for Heavy-Haul Trucking Applications

Volvo has debuted its new VNX series, built specifically for the needs of heavy-haul trucking operations such as logging, heavy equipment transport, and long combination vehicles.

Some fleets use glider kits to get the benefits of the latest aerodynamic trucks with less-troublesome pre-emissions-regs engines. Photo: Deborah Lockridge


Senators, Former EPA Chiefs Urge Agency to Drop Glider Reg Repeal

Two Democratic senators who oversee environmental issues sent a letter on March 12 to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, urging him to reverse his November 2017 proposal to repeal air emission standards for glider kits.


FTR: 'Capacity Crisis' Boosting Truck and Trailer Order Forecasts

FTR has increased its Class 8 and trailer order forecasts as a result of increased demand for equipment caused by what the research firm calls a "capacity crisis."

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