March 27, 2015 - Industry News
While the NGV medium- and heavy-duty segments increased by 30 percent and 24 percent respectively, the NGV light-duty segment decreased by 34 percent.
Tags: Vehicle Sales, NGVAmerica, Natural Gas Vehicles, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, Light-Duty Trucks
Peterbilt Motors Company introduced two new medium-duty vehicles -- the Model 337 and the Model 348 -- powered by compressed natural gas (CNG). Both vehicles are now in production and can be configured as trucks or tractors.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Peterbilt Motors Company, CNG
March 26, 2015 - Industry News
Dean Foods, one of the nation's largest food and beverage companies, will begin adding 64 medium- and heavy-duty trucks powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) and a fueling station at its Houston plant under a new agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp.
Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Medium-Duty Trucks, CNG Fueling Stations
March 25, 2015 - Product News
Kenworth announced its new Trucktech+ and Nav+ HD technology products designed to improve vehicle diagnostics and productivity at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
Tags: Telematics, Kenworth, Technology, Vehicle Diagnostics, Navigation System, MATS, Medium-Duty Trucks, Mid-America Trucking Show
March 23, 2015 - Industry News
Net orders of class 5-7 vehicles rose to 19,700 in February for a 2 percent gain over the same month a year ago, according to the Start of the Industry report from ACT Research.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Sales, ACT Research
March 16, 2015 - Product News
Crosspoint Kinetics announced that its Kinetics Hybrid system will fit many class 3-7 trucks including the Isuzu Reach platform, Ford E-350, Ram 5500, Chevrolet 4500 and several others.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Hybrid Trucks, Crosspoint
March 6, 2015 - Industry News
Lightning Hybrids will supply Massachusetts-based transportation provider Kiessling Transit with 35 parallel hydraulic-hybrid systems, the company announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Hydraulic Hybrid, Brakes, Lightning Hybrids, Paratransit
March 4, 2015 - Industry News
Production has started on Isuzu Commercial Truck of America's line of 2015 and 2016 N-Series diesel models, the company announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: Work Truck Show, EPA, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Clean Diesel Vehicles, Medium-Duty Trucks, Cabovers, Diesel Engines
International Truck announced a new body control module designed to deliver six times faster processing speeds for truck and body electronics at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: Technology, Work Truck Show, Vehicle Electronics, International Trucks, Diamond Logic, Medium-Duty Trucks
Hino Trucks announced the Class 4 cabover Model 155 at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, broadening its product lineup to Class 4 through Class 7.
Tags: Work Truck Show, Hino Trucks, Cabovers, Class 4, Medium-Duty Trucks, NTEA
February 26, 2015 - Product News
Kenworth is offering an extended warranty program for U.S. buying new Kenworth Class 5-7 trucks financed through Paccar Financial.
Tags: Warranty, Medium-Duty Trucks, Paccar Financial, Kenworth
February 20, 2015 - Industry News
Landi Renzo USA plans to produce a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of Ford's 2016 F-650 truck that will appear at NTEA's The Work Truck Show in early March.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford, Ford F-650, 2016-MY, Landi Renzo, Work Truck Show
February 17, 2015 - Industry News
For the third time in four years, Kenworth named Rihm Kenworth the company’s Medium Duty Dealer of the Year for the U.S. and Canada.
Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, Dealers, Truck Dealers
February 12, 2015 - Industry News
The action affects 305 vehicles that need a replacement platform rotate cylinder.
Tags: Terex, Recalls, 2013-MY, Bucket Trucks, NHTSA, Medium-Duty Trucks
February 9, 2015 - Industry News
Peterbilt Motors Co. named a Pennsylvania dealer its Medium Duty Truck Dealer of the Year during the company's annual dealer meeting.
Tags: Truck Dealers, Peterbilt, Dealers, Awards, Medium-Duty Trucks
New York City will begin adding side guards to 240 of its medium-duty trucks that will prevent a pedestrian or cyclist from being caught under a vehicle during a collision, Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced.
Tags: New York City, Pedestrian Safety, Refuse Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks
February 5, 2015 - Industry News
Top executives of Navistar detailed how the manufacturer will build on the ground it gained in the past two years and gave a five-year plan for the future at the company's analyst day, hosted at Navistar headquarters.
Tags: Navistar, EPA 2010, SCR, Equity Markets, Medium-Duty Trucks, Emissions Reduction
Orders of Class 5-7 trucks, buses and RVs rose 11 percent in January over the same month a year ago, yet came in below expectations, according to ACT Research.
February 4, 2015 - Industry News
Lightning Hybrids, designer and manufacturer of hydraulic brake regeneration systems for medium- and heavy-duty fleet vehicles, announced it has been awarded a full U.S. utility patent for the fourth generation of its parallel hydraulic hybrid system.
Tags: Hydraulic Hybrid, Brakes, Lightning Hybrids, Medium-Duty Trucks
February 2, 2015 - Industry News
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. has begun offering additional configurations of its S2G propane autogas vocational work truck, including a box truck recently provided to a California delivery fleet.
Tags: Class 7, Freightliner, Medium-Duty Trucks, Propane Autogas, Freightliner S2G, Delivery Fleets
January 28, 2015 - Industry News
Commercial buyers can now order one of four new option packages for Freightliner's Class 6/7 M2 106 truck that were introduced at the 2014 Work Truck Show, Freightliner Trucks announced.
Tags: Freightliner, Delivery Truck, Freightliner M2 106, Medium-Duty Trucks, Chassis Cab
January 26, 2015 - Industry News
Declining fuel prices has reduced the attractiveness of hybrid and electric powertrains in commercial vehicles, yet the long-term regulatory and energy outlook shows promise for these systems.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Frost & Sullivan, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, Global
January 21, 2015 - Industry News
Sales of medium-duty trucks in classes 5-7 increased 15 percent in 2014 compared to the prior year, according to ACT Research.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Sales, ACT Research, Step Vans
January 14, 2015 - Industry News
ROUSH CleanTech will begin offering propane autogas versions of Ford medium-duty vehicles equipped with the 6.8-liter V-8, following certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
Tags: Ford F-450, ROUSH CleanTech, Ford, Ford F-650, CARB, Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford E-450
January 13, 2015 - Industry News
Orders for new trucks, buses and RVs in classes 5-7 reached 222,200 units in 2014, an increase of 12 percent from the prior year, according to ACT Research.
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