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January 28, 2015 - Industry News

Freightliner's New M2 106 Options Now Available

Photo of Freightliner M2 106 courtesy of Daimler.

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

Frost & Sullivan Offers Sunny Outlook for Electric, Hybrid Truck Market

Will overhead catenary lines fuel electric/hybrid truck growth in some specialized applications?

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

New Medium-Duty Truck Sales Rise 15 Percent

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 to Offer Propane Autogas Ford Medium-Duty Models

Photo: Ford

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

Class 5-7 Orders Rise 12 Percent in 2014

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.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Sales, ACT Research

January 13, 2015 - Industry News

Older Medium-Duty Diesels Face New Calif. Regs

California fleets who use medium-duty diesel trucks older than 20 years may have to replace these Class 4-6 vehicles under a set of new regulations going into effect this year.

Tags: CARB, Regulations, Diesel Engines, Medium-Duty Trucks

January 12, 2015 - Press Release

FLD Launches OnceOVR Pro Remarketing App

FLD, Inc. has launched the OnceOVR Pro mobile app, an extension of OnceOVR that was released earlier this year on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon for download at no charge.

Tags: FLD, Mobile Apps, Medium-Duty Trucks

January 1, 2015 - Industry News

Navistar Recalls International WorkStar for Headlights

Photo of International WorkStar courtesy of Navistar.

Navistar is recalling 498 2013-2015 model-year International WorkStar trucks for faulty headlights, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports.

Tags: Navistar, Medium-Duty Trucks, Recalls, 2013-MY, Utility Fleets, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, International WorkStar, NHTSA

January 1, 2015 - Industry News

Top 10 Articles of 2014 on WorkTruckOnline.com

(Clockwise from l. to r.) Mercedes Benz's 2014 Sprinter; Ford's 2015 F-150; Xantrex inverter/charger installed on a utility/work truck; and a  Ferrellgas driver

As 2014 comes to a close, take a look back at the 10 most-read articles on the Work Truck website.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Work Truck Magazine, General Motors, CNG

December 30, 2014 - Industry News

Hino Recalls Class 6 Trucks for Parking Brakes

Photo of the Hino 268 truck courtesy of Hino.

Hino Motor Sales U.S.A. is recalling 8,140 2005-2015 model-year ND8J, NE8J and NF8J trucks because their parking brakes may not function properly, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.

Tags: Recalls, 2005-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Hino Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 6

December 29, 2014 - Industry News

Altec Recalls Aerial Devices for Boom Movement

Altec is a leading provider of aerial devices. Photo courtesy of Altec.

Altec’s action affects 1,857 devices that may have a faulty hydraulic pressure transducer.

Tags: Recalls, Altec Industries, Aerial Devices, NHTSA, Medium-Duty Trucks

December 11, 2014 - Industry News

New, Used Truck Registrations Post Strong Third-Quarter Gains

New commercial vehicle registrations for Class 3 through Class 8 trucks increased nearly 14% for the first nine months of 2014 compared to the same time a year ago, according to a new report by the vehicle industry research firm IHS Automotive.

Tags: Research, Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, Trailers, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Registrations, IHS Automotive

December 8, 2014 - Industry News

Vote for 2015 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Fleet managers: Cast your ballot today for Work Truck's Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award. Chose from one of 12 nominated models.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award

December 5, 2014 - Industry News

November Class 5-7 Orders Fall Sharply

Photo courtesy of Navistar.

Net orders for Class 5-7 trucks in November fell 4 percent compared to October net orders, according to ACT Research.

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

December 3, 2014 - Industry News

Calif. Grower Gives New Trucks to Safest Drivers

Altman's Leo Napoles, distribution and customer service manager, and Jim Hessler (right) stand in front of the new T270s. Photo courtesy of Kenworth.

After bolstering its medium-duty fleet with a dozen Kenworth T270 medium-duty straight trucks, Southern California grower Altman Plants' general manager fielded plenty of inquiries from drivers about who would get behind the wheel of the new Class 6 trucks.

Tags: Kenworth, Driver Behavior, Medium-Duty Trucks, Vocational Trucks, Class 6, Delivery Fleets

November 26, 2014 - Industry News

Used Class 6-7 Sales Slide After Mileage Spike

Photo of Coors Light beverage truck using a Freightliner M2 chassis.

An increase in average odometer mileage has pushed used classes 6-7 truck prices lower this year compared to last year to date as prices and volume have fallen from 2013 levels that marked a post-recession high-water mark.

Tags: Class 6, Medium-Duty Trucks, Used Truck Sales, ACT Research

November 25, 2014 - Industry News

Measured Growth for New Class 5-7 Sales in Oct.

Sales of Class 5-7 trucks in October recorded "measured growth" and still lag behind the Class 8 growth trajectory for the year, according to ACT Research.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Sales, ACT Research, Class 5

November 24, 2014 - Industry News

Kenworth Adds Cabover Options

New options for the Kenworth K270 and K370 cabovers include a compact back-of-cab exhaust system to allow more space for custom bodies; right-side steer for street sweeping, refuse and road maintenance applications; and expanded PACCAR PX-7 engine ratings.(PHOTO: Kenworth)

The new options for the Kenworth K270 and K370 cabovers include a compact back-of-cab exhaust system to allow more space for custom bodies; right-side steer for street sweeping, refuse and road maintenance applications; and expanded PACCAR PX-7 engine ratings.

Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, K370, K270, Cabovers

November 18, 2014 - Industry News

Class 5 Youngest, Fastest Growing Truck Segment

Photo of the Class 5 Hino 195 cabover with a stake body courtesy of Hino.

The average age of commercial truck fleets is shifting, and Class 5 trucks now make up the youngest commercial trucks on the road in a segment that's one of the fastest growing, sources told Work Truck magazine.

Tags: Class 5, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, IHS Automotive, Lightweighting

November 12, 2014 - Industry News

Class 4 to Grow 3 Percent In 2014

Photo of NPR-XD courtesy of Isuzu.

The Class 4 truck market now dominated by low-cab forward trucks used primarily for urban delivery and landscaping jobs should grow 3 percent in 2014 and reach about 12,000 new vehicles registered for commercial use, ACT Research told Work Truck magazine.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Forecast, Cabovers, Class 4, Truck Registrations

November 10, 2014 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Demand in U.S. and Canada Increasing

The recovery in the commercial vehicle market in the U.S. and Canada has been largely driven by the business community, according to IHS Automotive.

Tags: Canada, IHS Automotive, Vehicle Registrations, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 4

November 6, 2014 - Industry News

Nestle Deploys Propane Autogas Delivery Trucks in L.A.

Nestlé Waters North America unveiled five medium-duty beverage trucks equipped with ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel systems: Photo via Roush.

Nestle Waters North America has deployed five propane autogas powered delivery trucks in Los Angeles to deliver Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Nestle, Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech

November 6, 2014 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks North America Sets Record Order Intake

On of the truckmakers most popular medium-duty trucks, the Freightliner M2106. (PHOTO: Freightliner)

The order figure represents the single largest order month on record for DTNA, as well as sets the new industry benchmark in terms of order intake in a one-month period.

Tags: Class 6, Class 7, Medium-Duty Trucks, NAFTA, Daimler Trucks North America

November 5, 2014 - Industry News

Class 5-7 Orders Up 14 Percent

Preliminary orders of Class 5-7 trucks rose 14 percent in October. Through 10 months of 2014, Class 5-7 net orders are on pace to reach 218,300 units for the year.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 5, Truck Sales, ACT Research

November 4, 2014 - Industry News

Half of Ford's Class 3-5 Chassis Cab Buyers Choose Gasoline

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Commercial buyers of Ford Super Duty trucks now opt for a gasoline-powered Class 3-5 truck as often as they choose a diesel-powered model to avoid higher up-front costs and increased maintenance work, Ford told WorkTruckOnline.com.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Engines, Ford Super Duty, Chassis Cab Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks

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