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Class 8 Trucks

June Truck Orders Moderate As Expected

With 2021 truck order backlogs filled, and 2022 orderbooks not fully opened, orders continue to align with expectations driven by the supply of open build slots.

Class 8 Truck Orders Backlogged Until 2022

As OEMs race to keep up with new truck demand and full order books, it’s possible the trucking industry could again log record order volumes when the OEMs open orders for 2022.

Class 8 Truck Orders Remain Strong in April

The supply of new trucks remains restrained due to supply chain delays, therefore carriers continue to order at healthy rates to secure new equipment by year’s end, FTR officials said.

Kenworth Unveils Next Generation T680

Kenworth launched its new T680 Next Generation on-highway flagship truck during a virtual unveiling Feb. 11, showcasing improved aerodynamics, driver-focused improvements, and technology advances such as a 15-inch digital screen dash display.

Peterbilt's New Model 579 in Photos

Peterbilt has unveiled its first major upgrade to the Model 579 highway tractor since its launch in 2012. Senior Editor Jack Roberts visited Peterbilt's Denton, Texas, manufacturing plant, took a New Model 579 test drive and attended the virtual launch of the new truck. Here's what he saw.

Trends in Class 8

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t stopped heavy-duty truck makers from setting their sights on driver assistance, electrification, and autonomy.

Navistar Takes Aim at Construction With New International HX Series

Navistar has given its International HX Series, first introduced in 2016, a major overhaul, bringing in modern technology and driver-focused features while keeping a classic look. It believes the new severe-service truck will help it expand its presence in the construction market.

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