December 11, 2014 - Industry News
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
October 31, 2014 - Industry News
Global sales of medium and heavy duty vehicles should reach 7.1 million by 2035 from the 4.3 million that should be sold in 2014, according to a new report from Navigant Research.
Tags: Fleet Sales, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Navigant Research, Forecast, Global
October 23, 2014 - Industry News
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. distributor of low-cab-forward trucks, has announced an exclusive collaboration with Telogis to improve the overall ownership experience for Isuzu customers.
Tags: Telogis, Connected Vehicle Technology, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Medium-Duty Trucks, Telematics
October 22, 2014 - Industry News
UPS has reduced the number of preventative maintenance inspections to 120,000 per year from 240,000 in the past five years by implementing a telematics system.
Tags: UPS, Medium-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Tracking, Preventative Maintenance
October 21, 2014 - Industry News
Kenworth also introduced Allison 3000 HS and RDS 5-speed and 6-speed automatic transmissions for its cabovers.
Tags: Kenworth K270, Kenworth, Cabovers, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 6
While Class 5-7 orders are up 15 percent, the truck segment is down 4 percent year-over-year.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
October 14, 2014 - Industry News
Hydrogenics Corporation has introduced "Celerity," a new hydrogen fuel cell system developed for medium- and heavy-duty buses and trucks.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles
October 14, 2014 - Product News
The NGV Easy Bay is a code-compliant fabric barrier system utilizing an industrial curtain that's more affordable than installing a concrete, masonry, or dry wall barrier in a maintenance garage, according to the company.
Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, Medium-Duty Trucks
October 13, 2014 - Product News
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved Amp Electric Vehicle’s Workhorse E-Gen Electric Truck.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, EPA, AMP Electric Vehicles
October 9, 2014 - Industry News
Managers of Class 3-6 truck fleets are increasingly looking at gasoline engines when spec'ing new models for their fleets, according to a recent industry survey by Work Truck magazine.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 6, Engines, Fuel Costs
October 8, 2014 - Industry News
Louisiana-based LEAM Drilling has added several bi-fuel compressed natural gas vehicles to its Pegasus NGV Trucking fleet that delivers oil field equipment to directional and horizontal drilling sites in Oklahoma and Texas.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Energy Fleets, Landi Renzo, Medium-Duty Trucks, Nat G CNG Solutions, Bi-Fuel CNG
October 6, 2014 - Product News
SAN DIEGO -- Daimler Trucks North America announced that it will offer Detroit medium-duty engines beginning in 2016, and that itss entire product line-up, including vehicles equipped with the DD5 and DD8, will meet GHG17 standards early.
Tags: Detroit Diesel, Engines, Daimler Trucks North America, ATA MC&E, Medium-Duty Trucks, Emissions Reduction
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