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Photo of 2017 Ford Super Duty F-450 Platinum by Thi Dao.

Ford Shows 2017 Super Duty Trucks in L.A.

Ford gave an early glimpse of its redesigned 2017 Super Duty pickup at the Los Angeles Auto Show, by showing a white F-450 Platinum dual-rear-wheel pickup and F-350 King Ranch.

“Our investment is a tangible example of how we maximize the use of our global platforms optimized for regional markets,” said Wolfgang Bernhard, Daimler AG Board of Management member responsible for trucks and buses. Photo: David Cullen

Daimler Trucks to Bring New Detroit Medium-Duty Engine Line to U.S.

Daimler Trucks Friday announced a $375 million investment to enable production of the new DD5 and DD8 medium-duty engines at Detroit’s Redford, Mich., plant, and officially launched production of the Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission.

FusoFirst Mobile App homescreen, as seen on a typical mobile phone.

Mitsubishi Fuso Launches FusoFirst Support Program

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has launched its FusoFirst product support program, aimed at providing full-service customer support for owners and operators of Mitsubishi Fuso medium-duty trucks.

Photo: Yokohama Tire

Truck Orders 'Unimpressive' in October

Net order activity in October for new Class 8 and Class 5-7 trucks reflects the continuing slowdown in market activity, according to ACT Research Co.

Alkane will use Foton cab-chassis from China with North American components, including a propane-fueled engine. Assembly in South Carolina is set for early 2016.

Alkane COE Trucks Get DOT Approval

A big-block V-8 engine will burn propane and deliver diesel-like performance at lower cost, the company says.

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Isuzu Recalls Older N-Series, GM W-Series Trucks

The recall covers 13,671 Isuzu NPR, Isuzu NPR-HD, Chevrolet W3500, Chevrolet W4500, GMC W3500 and GMC W4500 gasoline trucks in the 2006-2008 model years.

Photo courtesy of ARB.

Electric Trucks Struggling to Gain Acceptance in Calif.

California roads have less than 500 battery electric medium- to heavy-duty trucks, partly due to the higher expense of these vehicles, according to a report on electrification of these vehicles released by the California Air Resources Board (ARB).

Photo of Hino's 258ALP Class 6 (25,500 GVW) model courtesy of Hino.

Class 6 Trucks Oldest on Road

Class 6 GVW trucks now operating in commercial fleets now have an average 21.2-year lifespan due to their reliability, durability, and use in a variety of applications, IHS Automotive's commercial vehicle director told

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Truck Orders Expected to Fall Below Last Year's Levels

Class 5-8 vehicle orders are projected to hit 47,200 orders for the month of October which is up 14% from the previous month but 30% below last year’s numbers, according to ACT Research.

Photo of Jon Pritchett at the ground-breaking ceremony courtesy of Nextran.

Nextran Building NGV Truck Repair Shop in Atlanta

Nextran Corp. held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new regional facility in Atlanta that's set to open in the middle of 2016 with a service area for repairs to natural gas vehicles.

Hino Trucks vocational truck lineup. (Photo: Hino Trucks)

Hino Trucks Offering Standard Telematics in 2017

Hino has expanded its Insight factory telematics platform under a partnership with Telogis, and will offer the telematics, remote diagnostics, and case management as standard equipment on its 2017 model-year medium-duty trucks.

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Wabash Launches Line of Dry and Refrigerated Truck Bodies

Wabash is launching its first line of dry- and refrigerated-truck bodies for Class 6, 7, and 8 chassis, addressing re-urbanization and e-commerce trends.

Photo of Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD chassis cab courtesy of GM.

Class 5-7 Orders Rise 8% in September

Orders of Class 5-7 vehicles rose 8% in September from a year ago and 18% from August at a time that typically sees lower numbers due to seasonal trends, reports ACT Research.

Navistar Readying New Truck Lineup for 2016

As Navistar continues to make progress putting the “dark days” of its failed EPA 2010 emissions strategy behind it, it will re-brand its product lineup as it rolls out new models starting next year.

Courtesy of Efficient Drivetrains Inc.

EDI Offers CNG-PHEV Class 4 Truck

Efficient Drivetrains Inc. has developed a compressed natural gas and plug-in hybrid electric medium-duty truck that can achieve 40 miles of all-electric range or 27 mpg gasoline equivalent when in hybrid mode.


Navistar Selects Continental Tires as Standard Equipment for all Vehicles

Navistar, Inc. and Continental Tire the Americas, LLC have signed a Letter of Intent for a five-year supply agreement where Continental tires will be the standard tire offering on all International brand medium-duty, severe service, and heavy-duty trucks and all IC Bus brand school buses.

Peterbilt Showcases Vocational Truck Lineup

Peterbilt Motors Company hosted a three-day vocational event in Texas, where it showcased the versatility of its product lineup, demonstrated new technologies, and discussed market outlooks and trends.

The jointly engineered Class 4/5 trucks will be built in Navistar's Springfield, OH, assembly plant, starting in 2018. Photo: Dept. of Labor

Navistar Details Medium-Duty Deal with GM

The Class 4/5 trucks that will be jointly developed by Navistar and General Motors will provide opportunities for both OEMs “to gain share in markets that we have not participated in for a number of years,” said Navistar's Bill Kozek.

The Chevrolet Kodiak (and similar GMC TopKick) was produced from 1980 to 2009. Photo by Ildar Sagdejev, licensed under GFDL via Commons

GM, Navistar Collaborate on Class 4/5 Trucks

General Motors is back in the medium-duty commercial truck market with a just-announced long-term agreement with Navistar.

Photo of F-550 courtesy of Ford.

Medium-Duty Orders Rebound in August

Orders of medium-duty vehicles in classes 5-7 bounced back from a weaker July with a 10 percent increase but fell year-over-year, according to ACT Research.

Feds Offer $11M for Alternative-Fuel Trucks

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $11 million in available funding to support development and demonstration of alternative-fuel technologies for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

The steel rectangular fuel tanks are available in both 45 and 70 gallons with single fuel tank fuel systems, and available with hydraulic, air drum, or air disc brakes. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth Adds Fuel Tank Mounting Options for T270/T370

Kenworth has added two new frame packaging options for fuel tank mounting on the T270 and T370 trucks.

OnGuard Collision Mitigation Offered on Medium-Duty Trucks

Meritor Wabco’s OnGuard Collision Mitigation System is now available for medium-duty trucks, the company has announced.

Photo of F-450 Super Duty chassis cab courtesy of Ford.

Commercial Truck Registrations Rise 12 Percent

Commercial and government fleets added 350,837 trucks in classes 3-8 through the first half of 2015 for a 12.1 percent increase from the comparable period a year ago, according to IHS Automotive's second quarter commercial vehicle report.

A Class 5 International TerraStar Dump Truck. (Photo: Navistar)

Class 5-7 Truck Orders on the Rise

For the month of July, Class 5-7 trucks posted 15,900 net orders, vs. the 14,700 units posted in June, with Class 6-7 orders up 7 percent year-over-year.