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Peterbilt Delivers its First Model 579 UltraLoft

Peterbilt has delivered the keys to the first owner of a new Model 579 UltraLoft after announcing the model earlier this year.

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Medium Duty Orders Rise in June, Class 8 Above 40K

Preliminary orders of Class 4-8 trucks increased in June, with Class 8 trucks crossing the 40,000-unit level for the fourth time in six months and medium-duty orders increasing to 26,400 units in a month that's typically weak for Class 5-7 vehicles, according to ACT Research.

May Truck Orders Boom but Production is Constrained

Class 8 truck orders saw another bump in May but bottlenecks in the supply chain have kept production numbers constrained.

Navistar Adds Allison Transmission Options for International LT and RH trucks

Navistar has announced that Allison TC10 and Allison 3000 Highway Series transmissions are now available on International LT Series and RH Series trucks.

Class 8 Truck Demand Stays Strong Through May

May was another strong month for new Class 8 truck orders as fleets work to keep up with increased demand in a tight capacity environment.

Pitt Ohio to Test Natural Gas Mack Anthems

Pitt Ohio will test two Mack Anthem daycabs equipped with Cummins Westport natural gas engines as part of a state-funded program to reduce NOx emissions.

Thor COO: Electric Trucks a 'Fantastic' Fit for Regional, Local Class 8 Applications

Thor Trucks COO Giordano Sordoni says electric trucks are a surprisingly good fit for the majority of Class 8 operations today.

BYD Delivers Battery-Electric Truck to California Port

BYD (Build Your Dreams) has delivered a battery-electric 8TT truck to the Port of Oakland. The Class 8 truck was grant-funded by CARB and will be part of a three-year feasibility study to determine whether zero-emission trucks could replace diesel trucks in port operations.

Heavy-Duty Truck Orders Still Red Hot Despite 12,000-Unit Drop

Early reports are showing that heavy-duty truck orders likely dropped as much as 12,000 units from March to April, but despite that being the largest single-month decline since 2011, analysts are still calling the market for Class 8 equipment hot.

Building a 2,600-Lego Mack Anthem [Photos]

Earlier this year Mack teamed up with Lego to create a 2,595-piece model of the company's flagship Anthem truck. This Lego set isn't just for kids, as HDT's Midwest/ Northeast regional sales manager Justin Miller found out while piecing the Mack Anthem together. Photos: Justin Miller