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Truck and Trailer Markets: Red Tags Holding Sway

Truck and Trailer Markets: Red Tags Holding Sway

Given the ongoing kinks in the global supply chain and the rise in domestic freight demand, OEMs won’t catch up with demand until 2023, according to FTR's Don Ake. That’s why FTR’s equipment outlook calls for pent-up demand to continue into 2022 — and possibly into 2023.

September 28, 2021

Leasing to the Rescue

Leasing to the Rescue

Lessors say they are applying technological and management savvy to bring down the cost and risk of operating trucks and trailers for more customers than ever.

March 11, 2020

Morgan Olson Reveals Class 2 Gasoline or Electric Step-Van Prototype

Morgan Olson Reveals Class 2 Gasoline or Electric Step-Van Prototype

Morgan Olson revealed step-van prototypes at the Work Truck Show. One is gasoline-powered, while the other makes use of a BMWi EV electric powertrain, which Morgan Olson said powers over 65,000 vehicles in Europe and is being readied for the North American market.

March 4, 2020

Mack Shows Off New Medium-Duty Line at Work Truck Show
Daimler Trucks North America Switching from Brand-Centric to ‘Segment Strategy’
Volvo Trucks Rolls Out New Global Truck Lineup

Volvo Trucks Rolls Out New Global Truck Lineup

Sweden’s Volvo Trucks announced on Feb. 27 the launch of four new heavy-duty cabover truck models, aimed at different segments of European and other global markets, albeit not including North America.

February 27, 2020

First Look: Mack is Back in Medium-Duty [Photos]

First Look: Mack is Back in Medium-Duty [Photos]

HDT Executive Editor David Cullen gives you a the first look at Mack Trucks' new Class 6 MD6 and Class 7 MD7 truck models. The rollout of the new series marked Mack's return to the medium-duty market after departing it over 15 years ago.

February 4, 2020

Mack Attack: Truck Maker Is Back in Medium-Duty Market

Mack Attack: Truck Maker Is Back in Medium-Duty Market

Mack is back – in the medium-duty truck market, that is. With typically modest fanfare, the OEM rolled out its new MD Series of Class 6 and 7 trucks during a brief Jan. 30 ceremony at its new Roanoke Valley Operations plant.

January 30, 2020

EPA Truck NOx Pre-Rule Faces Bumpy Ride

EPA Truck NOx Pre-Rule Faces Bumpy Ride

The EPA is looking to establish more stringent heavy-duty diesel truck emission standards for oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and other pollutants. The exact rule may well hinge on public comments— and the agency may be deluged by them, both pro and con, given the early reaction.

January 6, 2020

Volvo Selling UD Trucks Business to Isuzu

Volvo Selling UD Trucks Business to Isuzu

Another consolidation among global truck makers is in the works: Sweden’s Volvo Group is selling its Japan-based UD Trucks business to Isuzu Motors.

December 18, 2019

California Won't Enforce Trailer GHG Rules for at Least Two Years
Freightliner Cascadia Heads Down Under

Freightliner Cascadia Heads Down Under

A right-hand drive version of that quintessentially American longhauler, the Freightliner Cascadia, is now available for order in Australia and New Zealand.

November 25, 2019

Meritor Expands Electric-Drive Lineup, Launches Air Disc Brake
Hendrickson Unveils Next-Generation Heavy-Duty Rubber Suspension
Volvo Grows Regional Class 8 Truck Lineup

Volvo Grows Regional Class 8 Truck Lineup

The OEM said its new VNR 660 is aimed at truck operations seeking to increase payload capacity while remaining within certain federal or state length and weight restrictions.

October 28, 2019

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