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Commercial Truck Demand to Slow, Parts Remain Stout

Commercial fleets will register a lower growth percentage of medium- and heavy-duty trucks in 2016, but feed strong demand for aftermarket parts, according to a new forecast from IHS Automotive.

Photo of 2016 Ram Chassis Cab courtesy of FCA US.

Class 5 Powers 4% Medium-Duty Order Increase in 2015

Orders of medium-duty vehicles in Classes 5-7 increased 4% to 226,800 in 2015, and truck manufacturers built 237,100 units, according to ACT Research.

Photo: FCCC

Daimler Invests $22.7M in Freightliner Custom Chassis Facility

Daimler Trucks North America is investing $22.7 million in Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. to expand facilities and improve operations in South Carolina.

Photo of T270 class 6 truck courtesy of Kenworth.

Medium-Duty Orders Remained Strong in December

Orders of medium-duty vehicles in classes 5-7 surpassed the 20,000-unit level in December for the third time in the past four months with 21,600 units, according to preliminary data from ACT Research.

Photo: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America

Isuzu Beats Commercial Truck Sales Record in 2015

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has beaten two long-standing sales records in 2015 – one for sales of Isuzu Commercial Trucks and the other for the highest parts sales.

(Clockwise from top left) GM's new cabover, Ford's 2016 F-650, GM's Navistar partnership, and Peterbilt's Model 567

Top Medium-Duty News and Articles of 2015

General Motors' re-entry into the medium-duty truck market earned top billing at the most popular medium-duty related news item or article of 2015, and readers were also highly engaged with articles about Ford's redesigned vocational trucks and 2017 Super Duty models.

Photo of 2016 Ford F-650 courtesy of Ford.

Medium Duty Positioned for 'Modest Growth' in 2016

Orders of medium-duty vehicles logged another healthy month in November and appear ready for "continued modest growth" in 2016, an ACT Research analyst has predicted.

Photo of 2015 F-450 courtesy of Ford.

Classes 3, 8 Leading Strong Used Truck Market

Heavy and certain light and medium trucks make up the largest share of transactions for first three quarters of 2015, says IHS Automotive.

Photo courtesy J.J. Keller

FMCSA Announces Electronic Logs Mandate

By early December 2017, an estimated 3 million commercial drivers will have thrown out their paper logbooks. A long-anticipated rule requiring electronic logging devices (ELDs) for truck and bus driver hours of service was announced Thursday morning.

Photo courtesy of Westport

Westport to Advance Natural Gas Tech With Grant

The work will feature Westport's enhanced spark ignited (ESI) natural gas engine technology and demonstrate "High Frequency Corona Discharge Ignition" on an OEM partner's engine.

Bryan C. Allen, MFTA Marketing Manager Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso

Mitsubishi Fuso Names New Marketing Manager

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has named Bryan C. Allen its new marketing manager, responsible for the company’s dealer and end-user marketing programs.

November Truck Order Numbers Not Looking Good

Compared with last year’s record truck order numbers, the early reports for this November show dramatically decreased demand in the Class 8 segment.

Hino 238 conventional truck Photo: Hino

Hino to Offer Custom Paint Options for Conventional Trucks

Hino Trucks will be offering custom color paint options for all of its conventional trucks beginning with the 2017 model year, the company has announced.

Peterbilt Model 567 (PHOTO: Peterbilt Motor Company)

Rollover Protection added to Peterbilt Vocational Trucks

Now in production for Peterbilt’s vocational Model 567 and on-highway Model 579 is the RollTek protection system integrated with the premium Atlas II driver seats

Harrison Truck Centers Expand Operations

Harrison Truck Centers has completed the acquisition of Westman Freightliner, a heavy- and medium-duty truck dealership group with operations in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Photo of 2017 Ford Super Duty F-450 Platinum by Thi Dao.

Ford Shows 2017 Super Duty Trucks in L.A.

Ford gave an early glimpse of its redesigned 2017 Super Duty pickup at the Los Angeles Auto Show, by showing a white F-450 Platinum dual-rear-wheel pickup and F-350 King Ranch.

“Our investment is a tangible example of how we maximize the use of our global platforms optimized for regional markets,” said Wolfgang Bernhard, Daimler AG Board of Management member responsible for trucks and buses. Photo: David Cullen

Daimler Trucks to Bring New Detroit Medium-Duty Engine Line to U.S.

Daimler Trucks Friday announced a $375 million investment to enable production of the new DD5 and DD8 medium-duty engines at Detroit’s Redford, Mich., plant, and officially launched production of the Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission.

FusoFirst Mobile App homescreen, as seen on a typical mobile phone.

Mitsubishi Fuso Launches FusoFirst Support Program

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has launched its FusoFirst product support program, aimed at providing full-service customer support for owners and operators of Mitsubishi Fuso medium-duty trucks.

Photo: Yokohama Tire

Truck Orders 'Unimpressive' in October

Net order activity in October for new Class 8 and Class 5-7 trucks reflects the continuing slowdown in market activity, according to ACT Research Co.

Alkane will use Foton cab-chassis from China with North American components, including a propane-fueled engine. Assembly in South Carolina is set for early 2016.

Alkane COE Trucks Get DOT Approval

A big-block V-8 engine will burn propane and deliver diesel-like performance at lower cost, the company says.

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Isuzu Recalls Older N-Series, GM W-Series Trucks

The recall covers 13,671 Isuzu NPR, Isuzu NPR-HD, Chevrolet W3500, Chevrolet W4500, GMC W3500 and GMC W4500 gasoline trucks in the 2006-2008 model years.

Photo courtesy of ARB.

Electric Trucks Struggling to Gain Acceptance in Calif.

California roads have less than 500 battery electric medium- to heavy-duty trucks, partly due to the higher expense of these vehicles, according to a report on electrification of these vehicles released by the California Air Resources Board (ARB).

Photo of Hino's 258ALP Class 6 (25,500 GVW) model courtesy of Hino.

Class 6 Trucks Oldest on Road

Class 6 GVW trucks now operating in commercial fleets now have an average 21.2-year lifespan due to their reliability, durability, and use in a variety of applications, IHS Automotive's commercial vehicle director told WorkTruckOnline.com.

Navistar Readying New Truck Lineup for 2016

As Navistar continues to make progress putting the “dark days” of its failed EPA 2010 emissions strategy behind it, it will re-brand its product lineup as it rolls out new models starting next year.

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