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
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 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 publicly revealed its new medium-duty MD Series of trucks for the first time on March 4 in Indianapolis at the 2020 Work Truck Show and said it's looking to work trucks for growth this year.
March 4, 2020
Daimler Trucks North America is moving from a traditional brand-centric product strategy for its Freightliner and Western Star operations to a "segment-based" business structure to better serve vocational and on-highway customers.
March 2, 2020
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
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 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
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
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
The California Air Resources Board is suspending enforcement of its greenhouse-gas emission standards for trailer for at least two years.
December 5, 2019
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 revealed two new electric drivetrain offerings and introduced an air-disc brake engineered for linehaul applications.
October 29, 2019
Headlining several new products introduced by Hendrickson at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show was the Haulmaax EX, which the manufacturer calls the next generation in heavy-duty rubber suspensions.
October 29, 2019
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