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Wholesale Pricing and Volume Down for Medium-Duty Trucks at Start of Year

Medium-duty trucks at auction have had a shaky start to 2017, with both volume and pricing down compared to the same time last year, according to NADA Used Car Guide’s March 2017 Commercial Truck Guide Industry Update. However, with a boost in demand expected in the latter half of the year, medium-duty trucks should finish off this year in better shape than in 2016.

Mitsubishi Fuso Adds Telogis Telematics to Cabovers

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. will offer a Telogis-powered telematics system as standard equipment on all FUSO medium-duty, diesel cabover trucks, the manufacturer announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Photo of FTR cabovers courtesy of ICTA.

Isuzu Sets Production, Ordering for Class 6 Cabover

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America will begin production of its 2018 FTR Class 6 cabover in May and start taking orders for the medium-duty truck in April, the company announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt Reduces Weight on Updated Model 220

Peterbilt has updated the Model 220 cabover with new design features and options that result in weight savings, better performance, and improved serviceability, according to the company.

NTEA Releases 2017 Fleet Purchasing Outlook

Two of every five vocational truck fleet managers plan to increase their vehicle count in 2017 and more than half now use telematics, according to the NTEA's 2017 Fleet Purchasing Outlook.

This truck was remanufactured and given away at the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017 trade show. Photo courtesy of Iron Direct

IronDirect Offers Remanufactured Trucks

A new remanufacturing truck service will allow fleet operators to purchase like-new remanufactured vehicles for about half the cost of similarly equipped new trucks.

Photo of 2018 6500XD Low Cab Forward truck courtesy of Chevrolet.

Chevrolet to Offer Class 6 Cabover

Chevrolet is expanding its lineup of cabover trucks for 2018, by adding the 6500XD Class 6 Low Cab Forward truck to a lineup that already includes Class 3, 4, and 5 cabovers, Chevrolet has announced.

Because of the overwhelming interest, Alkane has decided to include the option of a clean diesel fuel engine in its Dominator Class 7-8 series trucks. (Photo: Alkane Truck Company)

Alkane Explores Partnership with Cummins

Alkane Truck Company is exploring a supply agreement with diesel engine manufacturer Cummins Inc., to offer clean diesel engine options for Alkane’s line of heavy-duty trucks and off-road vehicles.

Truck Orders Reflect Rebounding Market

Class 8 truck orders hit a 13-month high in January at 22,188 units, rebounding from poor 2016 numbers for the second and third quarter, according to ACT Research.

Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Used Medium-Duty Truck Values Declining

After the first month of the year, depreciation rates for medium-duty trucks are up and overall orders for the segment are down, according to Black Book’s Feb. 7 Market Insights Report.

Photo: Mobileye

Mitsubishi Fuso Offers Mobileye Safety System on FE and FG Trucks

For model year 2017, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America will offer optional Mobileye collision-avoidance systems on its FE and FG Series trucks.

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Medium Duty Orders Reach 11-Month High

Orders for Classes 5 to 7 vehicles increased 32% in January compared to the same month a year ago, amid an overall increase in truck orders that rebounded from a slower 2016, according to preliminary data from ACT Research.

Greenkraft Prepping New Medium-Duty Trucks

Greenkraft, Inc. plans to expand to a bigger factory in 2017 and introduce a new line of trucks called the G3 and G4, which are larger-sized trucks in weights of 26,000 pounds and 33,000 pounds respectively, the company announced.

Medium-Duty Sales Expected to Stabilize Commercial Market in 2017

The commercial vehicle market in 2016 was a tug of war between gaining medium-duty and declining heavy-duty sales, according to IHS Markit. Next year, medium-duty sales may be high enough to offset those losses.

Photo of Chevrolet Express cutaway courtesy of GM.

GM Growing Lineup of B20 Biodiesel Vehicles

General Motors' lineup of 19 diesel-powered vehicles will reach 20 with the launch of its new Class 4 to 5 straight truck it's co-developing with Navistar – all of them approved for use with B20, a blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% ultra-low sulfur diesel.

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

Time is running out if you have yet to cast your ballot for Work Truck's 2017 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award! Be sure your voice is heard for this prestigious award.

Logo: Armie Bautista

Medium-Duty Orders Fall 1.1% in 2016

Orders of classes 5 to 7 vehicles declined 1.1% in 2016 after a strong December finish and have outpaced heavy-duty truck orders in part due to pent-up demand from government fleet purchasers, according to ACT Research.

Photo of Frito-Lay electric truck charging at Clipper Creek charging station, courtesy of Clipper Creek

Worldwide Annual Electric Truck Sales May Reach 332,000 by 2026

Global annual electrified powertrain medium- and heavy-duty truck sales are expected to grow from about 31,000 vehicles in 2016 to nearly 332,000 by 2026.

Two Weeks Left to Vote for Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Cast your ballot today for Work Truck's 2017 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award, time is running out! There are fewer than two weeks left to be sure your vote is included for this prestigious award.

Class 8 Truck Orders Rebound

Class 8 net orders increased in November following heavy cancellations in the previous month, according to final numbers from ACT Research.

One Month Left: Vote for Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Cast your ballot today for Work Truck's 2017 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award, there is only one month left to be sure your vote is included for this prestigious award.

The Bendix Wingman Advanced system is now available for order as an option for the Kenworth T370 medium duty truck in certain vocational applications such as aggregate hauling. Photo: Kenworth

Bendix Wingman Advanced Available to Order on Kenworth T270, T370

The Bendix Wingman Advanced system is now available for order as an option on Kenworth T270 and T370 medium-duty trucks.

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Medium-Duty Orders Fall 18% in November

Orders of Classes 5 to 7 vehicles fell 18% in November from October and 10% from a year ago, according to ACT Research.

Class 8 Orders Were Hurt by Cancellations

Net Class 8 orders were weak in October, driven by a high number of cancellations in the month, according to ACT Research.

Photo courtesy of Isuzu.

Isuzu Truck Recall Tied to Unintended Acceleration

The recall covers more than 25,000 2014- to 2016-model year Isuzu NPR and NPR HD trucks and 2016-MY Chevrolet Low Cab Forward 3500 HD, 4500HD, and 4500XD trucks.

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