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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, badged as Chevrolets, receive a GM gasoline engine option, and sold at Chevrolet dealers.

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.

Photo of 20,000th gasoline NPR cabover courtesy of Isuzu.

Isuzu Reaches N-Series Cabover Sales Milestone

Isuzu Commercial Truck has reached a sales milestone for its gasoline-powered NPR cabovers, by producing number 20,000 earlier this week.

Freightliner Adds Yokohama Tires to Truck Ordering

Freightliner will begin offering Yokohama truck tires as part of the ordering process on its medium- and heavy-duty trucks, the tire maker has announced.

Photo by AmeriGas.

AmeriGas Adds 50 Propane Autogas F-550 Trucks

AmeriGas Propane has purchased 50 propane autogas-powered Ford F-550 trucks from ROUSH CleanTech, more than doubling its propane autogas medium-duty fleet, the propane supplier announced.

Medium-Duty Truck Orders Up 14.5 Percent

Orders for medium-duty vehicles in Classes 5-7 maintained strength with a 14.2 percent increase in March from a year ago, ACT Research has reported.

Peterbilt, Paccar Offer New Truck Warranties

Customers who purchase a new Peterbilt truck and finance through Paccar Financial will receive updated warranty coverage going forward, the company announced.

Photo via Wikimedia.

Natural Gas Vehicle Sales Fall 6.5 Percent

While the NGV medium- and heavy-duty segments increased by 30 percent and 24 percent respectively, the NGV light-duty segment decreased by 34 percent.

Photo: Peterbilt Motors Company

Peterbilt Introduces Medium-Duty CNG Platform

Peterbilt has introduced two new medium-duty vehicles -- the Model 337 and the Model 348 -- powered by compressed natural gas (CNG). Both vehicles are in production and can be configured as trucks or tractors.

Photo courtesy of Clean Energy Fuels.

Dean Foods Rolling Out 64 CNG Trucks, Fueling

Dean Foods, one of the nation's largest food and beverage companies, will begin adding 64 medium- and heavy-duty trucks powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) and a fueling station at its Houston plant under a new agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

The Nav+ HD system. Photo via Kenworth

Kenworth Launches Diagnostics and Productivity Tools

Kenworth will begin offering Trucktech+ and Nav+ HD technology products designed to improve vehicle diagnostics and productivity.

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