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International ProStar tractors are "edging" closer to average used truck prices, a report by J.D. Power & Associates has found. Photo: Jack Roberts

J.D. Power: Used Truck Prices Drop in February

According to J.D. Power and Associates, higher volumes of both heavy- and medium-duty used trucks caused prices to fall off "substantially" in February.

Combined Truck Orders to Exceed 70,000 Units in March

Preliminary data on heavy and medium duty commercial truck orders shows that the industry has surpassed 70,000 units in March, according to ACT Research.

Photo of Les Schwab Tire Center in Thornton, Col., via Les Schwab.

Les Schwab Recalls Retread Truck Tires

Les Schwab is recalling 41,336 steel-belted radial retread truck tires because the vulcanizing compound used during the process may not have been completely cured, which can lead to incomplete adhesion of the tread to the tire casing.

Morgan Truck Body Details New Connecticut Plant

Morgan Truck Body, LLC, a manufacturer of medium-duty truck bodies, shared additional details of its plans to further expand its manufacturing footprint into New England.

Hino debuted the XL Series Class7/8 trucks, which puts it into the heavy-duty segment in the U.S. for the first time. Photo: David Cullen

Hino Enters Heavy-Duty Market with XL Series Truck

Hino Trucks announced a new lineup of Class 7/8 trucks called the XL Series at the 2018 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Photo of electric plug on NPR courtesy of Isuzu.

Isuzu Testing Battery-Electric Cabover

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America showed a battery-electric N-Series cabover at the Work Truck Show that's now serving as a research vehicle to allow the manufacturer to gauge interest from fleets who would use the truck for certain applications.

Mack Trucks today announced several new enhancements to its Mack Granite Medium Heavy Duty (MHD) model, increasing its versatility. Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Adds More Configurations to the Granite MHD Truck Lineup

Mack Trucks has added new features to its Granite Medium Heavy Duty (MHD) truck, aimed at increasing its versatility and enabling more cost effective choices for customers that need a durable and light work truck.

Photo of FTR family courtesy of ICTA.

Isuzu FTR Named Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Work Truck magazine named Isuzu Commercial Truck of America's (ICTA) Class 6 FTR cabover its 2018 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year and presented the award today at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. This marks the third win for the truckmaker since the award was first presented 11 years ago.

The International MV Series is a new Class 6/7 truck designed to be easily upfitted. Photo: David Cullen

International Launches MV Series Class 6/7 Truck

International Truck has launched a new medium-duty Class 6/7 vehicle called the MV Series at the 2018 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. It has been designed from the ground up for adaptability and comes with many driver-centric features.

The Class 6 Chevy Silverado 6500HD chassis cab is powered by a standard Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel engine (the only engine available on the Silverado) mated to a choice of Allison transmissions. The trucks will put out 350 hp at 700 lb.-ft. of torque. Photo: David Cullen

Chevrolet Debuts Three Medium-Duty Trucks

Chevrolet is squarely back in the medium-duty commercial truck market with the unveiling of three Silverado HD chassis cab trucks — the 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD — that expand its commercial lineup and give Chevrolet a greater weight range of vehicles for fleet purchasers. Chevrolet first showed the vehicles at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Photo of gasoline-powered FE Canter courtesy of Mitsubishi Fuso.

Mitsubishi Fuso's Class 4 Gasoline Cabovers Arrive

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America will begin selling its gasoline-powered 2019 FE cabovers this month, after showing production-ready versions at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Image of T370 Lube Truck from Taylor Pump & Lift courtesy of Kenworth

Kenworth to Showcase 6 Vocational Trucks

Kenworth is bringing four medium-duty trucks in addition to an Altec aerial vehicle and two heavy-duty models for fleet managers to check out at The Work Truck Show 2018.

Photo courtesy of Rainier Truck & Chassis

Rainier Updates Truck with Bolder Look

Rainier Truck & Chassis is switching to new round LED turn & headlamps for 2018 production and a new horizontal chrome grill.

Photo of F-650 courtesy of Ford.

Medium-Duty Orders Break Out in January

Orders of medium-duty vehicles surged in January and reached their highest level since the middle of 2006, according to ACT Research. Class 5 to 7 orders increased 39% during the month compared to January of 2017.

Snider Fleet Solutions Add TruckSeries Diagnostics

Snider Fleet Solutions, a fleet management services provider, has added Mitchell 1 diagnostic and repair capabilities to its more than 80 locations throughout the South and Midwest.

Photo of Peterbilt 567 courtesy of Paccar.

Kenworth, Peterbilt Trucks Recalled for Transmission Gear Display

Paccar Inc. is recalling approximately 1,938 2017-2018 Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks as well as Peterbilt 567 and 579 trucks equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage transmission with a right-hand stalk shifter because the transmission gear display may display incorrectly.

The dual-stage turbocharger-equipped version of Detroit’s new DD8 Diesel engine is ideal for trucks like this Freightliner SD plow/dump, which need more owner for tough vocational work. Photo: Jack Roberts

Detroit's New DD8 Diesel Engine Completes Medium-Duty Power Offerings

The newest Detroit diesel engine from Daimler Trucks North America gives medium-duty fleets a higher-horsepower option for tough vocational applications.

Heavy-Duty Truck Orders Hit Highest Level in 14 Years

Class 8 truck orders soared in January to their highest level since 2006, according to early reports from transportation analysts at ACT Research and FTR.

The HV Series is available in a variety of specifications: Regular Cab, Extended Cab, and Crew Cab. Photo: International Trucks

International Truck Unveils HV Series Mid-Range Diesel Trucks

International Truck rolled out its new International HV Series Mid-Range Diesel HV507 and HV607 truck models at the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas.

PacLease Sees 30% Growth in 2017

PacLease finished 2017 with flying colors, adding 30% percent more medium- and heavy-duty trucks into its lease/rental fleet over 2016, while adding eight new locations to better serve its customers.

Class 8 truck orders rose to 37,500 units in December 2017.

Class 8 Truck Orders Hit 3-Year High

North American Class 8 truck orders rose to a 37-month high in December, signaling a healthy market going into 2018.

Image courtesy of Rainier Truck & Chassis

Rainier Truck Sales Picking Up

Rainier is targeting this summer to ramp-up truck production for its full lineup of Class 4-7 trucks.

Truck Orders Hit 3-Month High in December

Heavy- and medium-duty truck orders are expected to total 58,800 units in December, hitting a 3-month high to end the year, according to early numbers from ACT Research.

Courtesy of Black Book

Pickups Perform Well in Resale Market

While the end of 2017 brought a record decline in weekly depreciation for cars, volume-weighted, overall truck segment (including pickups, SUVs, and vans) values declined by 0.54% the last week of 2017, according to Black Book. This is in line with the average weekly adjustment of 0.57% over the previous four weeks.

Last Chance to Vote for Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Ballots will close soon for the 2018 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year. Now in its 11th year, the award is presented by Work Truck magazine. Vote today!

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