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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.

Photo of 2015 F-650 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls 26,400 F-650/F-750 Trucks

Ford Motor Company announced it is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 26,400 MY-2011-2013 and MY-2015 F-650 and F-750 vehicles in North America for a safety compliance issue with FMVSS 210 regarding seat belt anchorage.

Photo of NPR-XD cabover courtesy of Isuzu.

Medium-Duty Orders Remain in 'Doldrums'

Orders of Classes 5-7 vehicles slipped for the second consecutive month in July with a 1-percent decline from June and a 4-percent decline from a year ago, reports ACT Research.

Workers began training to produce the new series in June, and actual production began several weeks later. Photo: Tom Berg

Symbolic First 2016 F-650/750 Shown at Ohio Plant

Ford and United Auto Workers officials Wednesday morning drove the symbolic first unit of the new F-650/750 series off the line at its Ohio Assembly Plant near Avon Lake amid cheers that followed congratulatory speeches.

Photo courtesy of Ryder.

Texas Convenience Stores Enlist Ryder Box Trucks

The Greater Houston Retailers Cooperative Association has outsourced its fleet operations by signing a full service leasing agreement with Ryder System for 25 medium-duty box trucks, Ryder has announced.

Photo courtesy of TBHC Delivers.

Food Service Fleet's Video Tech Improves Safety

TBHC Delivers, based in Nashville, deploys SmartDrive’s video-based safety program across its fleet and sees dramatic decreases in driver texting and excessive speeding.

Photo of 338 model.

Hino Trucks Expands Preventive Service Plan

Hino Trucks will begin offering its preventive service care program HinoCare on its conventional, non-cabover medium-duty models, including the 238, 258, 268, and 338.

Minn. Company Designs EV Utility Truck

Minnesota-based Universal Tactical Systems has designed a battery-electric medium-duty truck with the capability to be equipped with a bucket and swing arm for use by electric utility workers.

Class 5-7 Orders Fall 3 Percent in June

Net orders of Class 5-7 vehicles fell 3 percent in June due to a "large hiccup" in truck ordering, according to ACT Research's president.

Photo: Peterbilt Motors Company

Peterbilt Showcases Medium-Duty Products at Fleet Event

Peterbilt Motors Company hosted dozens of medium-duty fleet owners and managers at the PACCAR manufacturing facility in Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec.

Photo of 2011 Ram 3500 via Wikimedia.

Large Fleets Driving Strong Used Class 3-8 Sales

Overall, used GVW 3-8 transactions from March 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 accounted for 51.7 percent of total GVW 3-8 transactions in the U.S. market.

Illustration courtesy of Diesel Technology Forum.

Clean Diesel Truck Share Tops 37 Percent

More than 37 percent of all diesel medium and heavy duty commercial trucks registered in the U.S. are now equipped with newer technology clean diesel engines (MY-2007 or newer with near-zero particulate emissions), according to new data compiled by IHS Automotive for the Diesel Technology Forum.

Photo cabover family courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Re-Enters Low-Cab Forward Market

In the 2016-CY, Chevrolet will offer six low-cab forward models in the Class 3-5 GVW segments. The models will be procured from Isuzu and badged as Chevrolets.

Medium-Duty Orders Up 17 Percent in May

Orders of medium-duty vehicles increased 17 percent to about 19,000 in May to rebound from earlier in the year, according to early estimated from ACT Research.

Odyne Systems Wins 2014 Governor's New Product Award

Odyne Systems has been named a 2014 Governor’s New Product Award winner by the Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers (WSPE).

The 500,000th truck was sold to Famers Home Furniture in Dublin, Ga. Photo courtesy of Isuzu

Isuzu Delivers 500,000th Truck In North America

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America announced that it has delivered its 500,000th Isuzu-built truck since the brand entered the North American market 31 years ago.

Photo via Smith EV

Smith EV Returns with Chinese Funding

Smith Electric Vehicles is returning to the U.S market after it announced an agreement to form a joint venture with Hong Kong-based FDG Electric Vehicles.

Photo courtesy of Blossman Gas.

Blossman Adds Propane Autogas Ford F-650s

Blossman Gas has purchased three propane autogas Ford F-650 bobtail trucks for fuel delivery, the propane dealer announced.

Medium-Duty Orders Fell 21 Percent in April

Orders of medium-duty vehicles in classes 5-7 fell 21 percent to 17,300 units in April, reaching their lowest level in almost a year when compared to the same month a year ago, according to ACT Research.

Kenworth now offers the 10-speed Eaton UltraShift Plus VAS transmission for the Kenworth T370, T440 and T470 equipped with the 8.9-liter Paccar PX-9 engine. Image via Kenworth

Kenworth Brings Eaton's 10-Speed UltraShift to Medium-Duty Trucks

Kenworth is offering Eaton's 10-speed UltraShift Plus VAS transmission on selected medium-duty trucks for the first time, including the T370, T440 and T470 equipped with the 8.9-liter Paccar PX-9 engine.

Photo of Kenworth T270 medium-duty truck model courtesy of PACCAR.

Paccar Offers Medium-Duty Leasing Program

Paccar Leasing Company (PacLease) will begin offering a medium-duty leasing program called the PacLease Value Spec, the truck maker has announced.

Photo courtesy of Cummins Westport.

Cummins Westport Introduces 6.7L Natural Gas Engine

Cummins Westport will begin producing the ISB6.7 G, a 6.7-liter dedicated natural gas engine for medium-duty trucks, shuttle buses, and vocational vehicles by the middle of 2016.

Screenshot via Ford.

Ford Launches 2016 F-650/F-750 Configurator

Ford has unveiled a configurator for its F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks that have been redesigned for the 2016 model year.

Photo of Hino 338 courtesy of Hino Motor Sales.

Hino Recalling Multiple Medium-Duty Models

In nearly 2,000 trucks, a front axle U-bolt may have been over-torqued – a problem that can eventually lead to steering control loss.

Daimler's Mt. Holly, N.C. truck manufacturing plant Photo via Daimler

Daimler Ramps Up Plans for N.C. Plant

Daimler Trucks North America announced plans to increase production and employment at its Mt. Holly, N.C., truck manufacturing plant over the next three months.

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