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August 18, 2014 - Industry News

Navistar Offers Allison Transmission FuelSense Package

International DuraStar reefer truck. (PHOTO: International)

Navistar, Inc. announced it is offering the Allison Transmission FuelSense fuel-efficiency package on its medium-duty and vocational International truck models.

Tags: Navistar, DuraStar, Medium-Duty Trucks, WorkStar, TerraStar, Allison, PayStar, Allison Transmission FuelSense

August 15, 2014 - Industry News

U.S. DOE Awards $55M for EV Development

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $55 million to projects expected to advance battery-electric vehicle technology and adaption for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Chrysler, Ford, Transmissions, U.S. Department of Energy, Battery-Electric Vehicles

August 6, 2014 - Industry News

Class 5-8 Orders Up Month-Over-Month


July’s preliminary 15,500 Class 5-7 net orders are up 3 percent month-over-month, but down 4 percent compared to year ago levels, making a third consecutive below year-ago reading.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Sales, Truck Orders

July 29, 2014 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks North America Breaks Ground on New HQ

Daimler Trucks North America Chief Financial Officer John O'Leary, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, Daimler Trucks North America Senior Vice President of Engineering Wilfried Achenbach, Daimler Trucks North America President and CEO Martin Daum, City of Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and the new construction project team celebrate ground breaking of new headquarters campus.

The new building will aid in merging DTNA employees located in separate offices in the Portland region. To this end, Daimler is investing $150 million to completion in the year 2016.

Tags: Freightliner, Medium-Duty Trucks, headquarters, Daimler Trucks North America

July 21, 2014 - Industry News

Allison Develops Stop-Start for Medium-Duty Transmission

Cummins’ new Ethos 2.8L E85-powered I-4. Photo courtesy of Cummins.

Allison Transmission has developed stop-start technology with a transmission that could be paired with Cummins' 2.8L ETHOS E-85 medium-duty truck engine, the company announced.

Tags: Cummins, Allison Transmission, Stop-Start, Ethanol, E-85, Medium-Duty Trucks

July 17, 2014 - Industry News

Peterbilt's New Medium-Duty Truck in Full Production

Peterbilt Model 220, the company's new Class 6-7 medium-duty truck. (PHOTO: Peterbilt)

The Class 6 and 7 truck, which was introduced earlier this year during the Mid-America Trucking Show, is now in full production.

Tags: Class 6, Class 7, Peterbilt, Medium-Duty Trucks, Peterbilt Model 220

July 16, 2014 - Industry News

Research: By 2035 Alt-Fuels Will Power 14 Percent of Trucks

Medium and heavy duty vehicles (MHDVs) represent less than 5 percent of the total vehicle market today, and the vast majority of these use conventional internal combustion engines (ICE) powered by either gasoline or diesel.

Tags: Diesel, Gasoline, Medium-Duty Trucks, Propane Autogas, Alternative Fuels, CNG

July 16, 2014 - Industry News

Ram Truck to Adopt SAE Towing Standard

The SAE J2807 towing capacity for a 2015 Ram 3500 with 6.7L Cummins diesel is 30,000 pounds - 2013-MY vehicle pictured. (PHOTO: Chrysler)

Beginning with the 2015 model-year, Ram will adopt the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J2807 standardized tow rating practices across all three full-size pickup truck segments, including the ½-ton Ram 1500, ¾-ton Ram 2500 Heavy Duty, and 1-ton “King of the Hill” Ram 3500 Heavy Duty,

Tags: Ram Truck, Ram 1500, Ram 2500, Ram 3500, Medium-Duty Trucks, Light-Duty Trucks, Towing, SAE, 2015-MY

July 15, 2014 - Industry News

Navistar First Vocational Trucks Ship with 9.0L, 10.L SCR Engines

2014 International WorkStar with dump body. (PHOTO: Navistar)

Navistar, Inc. started customer shipments of its first International DuraStar and International WorkStar vehicles with the company’s 9.0L and 10.0L engines with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emissions technology.

Tags: International, Navistar, International DuraStar, Medium-Duty Trucks, SCR, International WorkStar, Vocational Trucks, Truck Engines

July 15, 2014 - Industry News

Cummins to Develop 2.8L Medium-Duty Truck Engine

Cummins Ethos 2.8L Engine (PHOTO: Cummins)

Cummins Inc. announced the development of an engine and powertrain that reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by as much as 80 percent compared with a baseline gasoline-powered medium-duty truck.

Tags: Cummins, Ethanol, Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Engines, E-85

July 10, 2014 - Industry News

Cummins Expands Leadership Team


Cummins Inc. has announced a number of leadership changes to build upon the Company’s strong performance and better position Cummins for future profitable and sustainable growth.

Tags: Cummins, Medium-Duty Trucks, Engines

July 8, 2014 - Industry News

Orders for Class 5-7 Commercial Vehicles Slow


After “best since early 2006” orders in April, Classes 5-7 have cooled over the past two months. In June, net orders fell 9 percent from May and 1 percent from year-ago levels to 14,700 units.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Commercial Vehicle Orders

July 8, 2014 - Industry News

Gasoline, Diesel Price Gap Narrows

In June 2014, the price gap between the cost of gasoline and diesel narrowed to 21 cents per gallon. (SOURCE: WEX)

Just reported fuel prices show that, for the first time since April 2012, the price gap between gasoline and diesel prices has narrowed to only 21 cents per gallon in June 2014.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Diesel Prices

July 7, 2014 - Industry News

CARB Certifies Westport's WiNG F-250, F-350

Westport WiNG Bi-Fuel Ford F-250 pickup trucks (PHOTO: Westport)

The Ford F-250 and F-350, 6.2L Super Duty trucks are also certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), run on CNG, and are available with a 17, 23, or 27 gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) tank.

Tags: CARB, Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford F-350, Ford F-250, Ford, CNG Conversions

June 17, 2014 - Industry News

Kenworth's Refreshed Cabovers Now Available

Photo of K370 courtesy of Kenworth.

Kenworth has refreshed its K270 Class 6 and K360 Class 7 cabover trucks with an updated exterior, dash and gauge cluster, front air disc brakes, electronic braking module, Allison six-speed transmission, push-button control shifter, and Dana rear axles.

Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, Cabovers, Class 6, Class 7

June 16, 2014 - Industry News

TBC Adds Three Medium Truck Tire Lines

TBC Wholesale Group has expanded its portfolio of medium radial truck tire products. Sumitomo, Sailun, and Dynacargo branded truck tires are available to dealers now.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Tires, TBC Wholesale Group, Sumitomo, Sailun, Dynacargo

June 10, 2014 - Industry News

Medium-Duty Fleets Face Rising Cost Challenges


A recent study by GE Capital has found that, while medium-duty truck fleets have enjoyed strong performance over the past year, they still face a number of challenges including maintaining margins in the face of increased healthcare costs and the rising cost of maintaining fleet assets.

Tags: GE Capital, Medium-Duty Trucks, Healthcare Costs

June 10, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Ends Blue Diamond Venture With Navistar

2016 F-650 (PHOTO: FORD)

Ford Motor Company is ending a joint venture with Navistar early next year to produce an in-house version of its F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks for the 2016 model year.

Tags: Navistar, Medium-Duty Trucks, Blue Diamond Truck LLC, Ford, 2016-MY

June 5, 2014 - Industry News

Class 3-8 Truck Registrations Up 5 Percent

Combined new and used commercial vehicle (Class 3-8) registrations in the first quarter of the 2014 calendar year were 319,045 units, an increase of 5 percent over the same period in the 2013 calendar year

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Used Truck Sales, New Truck Sales

June 3, 2014 - Industry News

City of Santa Ana Adds Propane Autogas Ford F-550 Trucks

Photo courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech.

The new ROUSH CleanTech Ford F-550 trucks will reduce carbon emissions, lower fuel, and maintenance costs, and decrease reliance on imported oil.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford F-550, Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech

June 2, 2014 - Industry News

Odyne Awarded California Grant to Retrofit Trucks

Joe Dalum, president and CEO of Odyne Systems. (PHOTO: Lauren Fletcher)

Odyne Systems, LLC was awarded a $776,000 grant by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to retrofit medium- and heavy-duty work trucks with Odyne plug-in hybrid systems.

Tags: Odyne, Medium-Duty Trucks, Retrofitting

May 27, 2014 - Industry News

Study Shows Diesel Not Leading Particulate Matter Contributor

A new paper issued by the UNECE concluded that diesel road vehicles were the cause of only a small percentage of particulate matter versus other economic sectors.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Diesel Technology Forum, Diesel Fuel

May 27, 2014 - Industry News

Class 3-8 Truck Registrations Up 8.3 Percent

Source: IHS Automotive, Polk 2006-2014 new registration data

While new registrations during the first quarter of the 2014 calendar year exceeded the level achieved during the first quarter of the 2013 calendar year, they actually were down 3 percent from the level achieved during the last quarter of the 2013 calendar yea

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, R.L. Polk, Truck Registrations

May 20, 2014 - Industry News

2016 Ford F-650/F-750 to Offer 3 Diesel Power Ratings

The 2016 Ford F-650 with a dump body configuration.

Ford’s 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel engine in the 2016 Ford F-650 and F-750 can be configured for three engine power ratings to optimize vehicle performance for specific vocational needs.

Tags: Ford F-650, Ford F-750, 2016-MY, Medium-Duty Trucks, Diesel Engines

May 20, 2014 - Industry News

Construction Recovery Spurring Medium-Duty Sales

2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty (PHOTO: FORD)

A recovery in the construction industry is powering increased demand for medium-duty trucks, which has led to increased sales, especially of Ford's F-750 Super Duty truck.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Construction Industry, Ford Super Duty, Class 6, Class 7, Housing Starts

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