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Categories: Equipment, Fleet Management, Vehicle Research
Kenworth T370s Helps Bigfoot Increase Footprint in Oregon

Bigfoot Beverages in the Pacific Northwest delivers products to Central Oregon and two-thirds of the Oregon Coast. The fleet depends on Kenworth trucks to...
Categories: Equipment, Green Fleet, Natural Gas, Vehicle Research
Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Sales Slide by 30%

A new report by ACT Research finds that natural gas-powered Class 8 truck sales have fallen off by almost 30% compared to last year's numbers.
Categories: Equipment, Vehicle Research
January Class 8, Medium-Duty Truck Orders Dip

North American Class 8 orders for January are down month over month but up year over year, according to both FTR and ACT Research. Following a consistent...
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
Truck and Auto Manufacturers Strongly Reject Trump’s Latest Tariff Threat

Truck and automobile components and parts manufacturers came out strongly against President Trump’s latest threat to impose a 5% tariff on Mexican imports,...
Categories: Electric, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
Lion Electric, Boivin Évolution Unveil All-Electric Waste Collection Truck

The Lion Electric Co. and Boivin Évolution unveiled the world's first Class 8 truck with a powertrain and automated collection hopper that are 100% electric.
Categories: Equipment, Vehicle Research
Mack Defense to Showcase Heavy-Duty Dump Truck

Mack Defense will display its M917A3 heavy dump truck with an armored cab for the first time in public at the Showcase for Commerce.
Categories: Electric Vehicles, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Vehicle Research
Volvo Trucks Deploys First Pilot All-Electric VNR Truck

Volvo Trucks North America deployed its first pilot VNR Electric truck in Southern California as part of the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport...
Categories: Equipment, Safety, Utility Fleet
Vac-Tron Recalls Vehicles for Crash Protection

Vac-Tron Equipment, LLC. (Vac-Tron) is recalling approximately 50 model-year 2012-2020 MC833SDT, MC835SDT, MC855SDT, and MC873SDT Vacuum Excavator Trailers.
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
Walmart Tests Self-Driving Delivery with Ford Vehicles

Walmart has begun testing self-driving Ford vehicles as part of a third-party delivery experiment with Postmates to deliver tacos, floral arrangements, dry...
Categories: Equipment, Products, Vehicle Research
International Truck Delivers First CV Series Production Unit

International Truck recently delivered the first production unit of its CV Series Class 4/5 truck to Team Fishel, a utility engineering, construction, and...
Categories: Equipment, Utility Fleet
Volvo, Fontaine Modification Offer Reduced-Height Auto Hauler Day Cab

The Volvo Auto Hauler (VAH) 300 is now available for order at a lowered 94.5-inch height, currently the lowest in the industry by 1.5 inches, according to...
Categories: Electric, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
CityFreighter Introduces Compact Class 4 Electric Truck

CityFreighter has introduced its first full electric medium-duty truck, the CF1, which the company says was taken from design to prototype in just 10 months.
Categories: Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Natural Gas, Products, Vehicle Research
Cummins Shows Medium-Duty Lineup, EPA/CARB Natural Gas Certifications

The Cummins Westport B6.7N natural gas engine recently received certifications from both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air...
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
FCCC to Produce Proterra-Powered All-Electric Truck Chassis

FCCC said the MT50e will use a Proterra high-performance battery system. Factory-installed, the fully integrated electric power system provides 226 kWh of...
Categories: Electric, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
Lightning Trucks, Buses Offered on Calif. State Contract

Lightning Systems announced that its all-electric powertrains for Ford and Chevrolet medium-duty trucks and buses are now offered on a California state...
Categories: Electric, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Products, Vehicle Research
Ford Announces New Options for Medium-Duty Lineup

Ford is offering flex-fuel capability and an integrated air compressor for its 7.3L V-8 gasoline engine. The new 2021 F-600 Super Duty chassis cab is now...
Categories: Equipment, Fleet Management, Maintenance, Telematics
Mack's Parameter Package Plus Lets Fleets Adjust Vehicle Parameters More Often

Mack Trucks is offering a new package for Mack Over The Air customers that allows for more frequent remote software updates and the setting of vehicle...
Categories: Electric Vehicles, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Hydrogen, Vehicle Research
Hyundai’s First Fuel Cell Truck Heads to Europe

Hyundai has shipped the first 10 of its Xcient Fuel Cell trucks to Switzerland, which will be available for lease through H2 Energy with no initial...
Categories: Equipment, Products, Vehicle Research
More Details Emerge on New Autocar Conventional Truck

Autocar has announced more details about its first new conventional truck in more than 30 years – including answering HDT's question on whether it will be...
Categories: Equipment, Vehicle Research
Isuzu Adds Two Class 5 Gasoline Cabovers

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. has added two gasoline-powered Class 5 low-cab-forward trucks to its lineup, and will begin offering an advanced...
Categories: Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Maintenance, Products
Spicer Medium-Duty e-Axles Enter Production

Dana has begun production of its Spicer Electrified eS9000r e-Axle for Class 4 and Class 5 trucks. The e-Axle will be available for ordering by vehicle...
Categories: Equipment, Vehicle Research
Oshkosh Continues Commercial, Fire & Emergency, Defense Vehicle Production

Oshkosh Corporation has announced it is continuing the production of its Defense, Fire & Emergency, and Commercial segments while suspending Access...
Categories: Equipment, Vehicle Research
Volkswagen Inches Closer to Offering Cargo Van

Volkswagen is showing a concept cargo van at the LA Auto Show called the I.D. Buzz Cargo, that offers another exhibit of evidence that it may compete in the...
Categories: Equipment, Vehicle Research
Vactor Launches Impact Combination Sewer Cleaner

A more economical choice for smaller-scale applications, Vactor Impact is ideal for cleaning catch basins, sanitary/storm sewers, laterals, and lift stations.
Categories: Equipment, Green Fleet, Vehicle Research
Kenworth, Dana Teaming on Electric Truck Powertrain Development at CES

Kenworth and Dana announced at CES 2020 that the truck maker and the component builder will collaborate on electric powertrain development for medium-duty...
Categories: Equipment, Maintenance, Products
Alcoa Sheds Weight with New Truck Wheel; Launches Podcast

The new Ultra One 22.5 x 8.25-inch wheel weighs in at 39 pounds -- a full pound lighter than the model it will replace, according to Alcoa Wheels..
Categories: Electric, Equipment, Green Fleet
Electric F-150 Prototype Tows 1 Million Pounds

A prototype of Ford Motor Co.'s battery-electric F-150 was able to tow more than 1 million pounds during testing, the company has announced.
Categories: Equipment, Operations
Davco Technology Appoints New President

Davco Technology announced that Laurie Beegle has been appointed company president, replacing Mark Bara in the role.
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
Mack Trucks Names New VP of National Accounts

Maxsle Butler has been named vice president of national accounts for Mack Trucks, responsible for all national accounts activities in North America.
Categories: Equipment, Vehicle Research
Mack Anthem Helps Raise Money in Trucking For a Cure Convoy

A Mack Anthem model participated in the recent Trucking For a Cure annual truck convoy to raise money in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.
Categories: Equipment, Maintenance
Cummins Forms Joint Venture with China's JAC Motors

Cummins and Chinese manufacturer JAC Motors have announced a 50-50 joint-venture partnership after Cummins purchased Navistar’s 50% equity position in the...
Categories: Equipment, Operations
Mecalac Opens Facility to Support Construction Industry

Mecalac, a designer, manufacturer, and distributor of compact construction equipment for urban environments, opened a new 14,000-square foot facility in...
Categories: Equipment, Vehicle Research
Trucking Groups Support Federal Excise Tax Repeal

Groups like ATA, NPTC, MEMA and others signed a letter sent to Congress that argues for repeal of the Federal Excise Tax on the sale of new heavy-duty...
Categories: Equipment, Vehicle Research
Chevrolet Improves 2019 Silverado's Bed

Chevrolet has increased the capabilities of the bed of its 2019 Silverado to expand space for payload and improve durability, Chevrolet has announced.
Categories: Equipment, Vehicle Research
Mack Donates Anthem Truck for ATA’s Veteran Recruiting Outreach

Mack Trucks has donated a Mack Anthem 70-inch Stand Up Sleeper model to American Trucking Associations to assist in the group’s efforts to bring in military...
Categories: Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Vehicle Research
Port Trucking Company Replaces Diesel with Natural Gas Trucks

Total Transportation Services announced that it is replacing its entire diesel trucking fleet with natural gas trucks to reduce emissions and plans to fuel...
Categories: Equipment, Vehicle Research
Isuzu Assembles 50,000th N-Series Gasoline Truck in America

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has announced that the 50,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck rolled off the assembly line in Charlotte, Mich.
Categories: Equipment, Upfitting, Utility Fleet
Utilimaster Showcases Walk-In Van for Electric Company

The 14-foot Utilimaster walk-in van is built on a Ford F-59 commercial chassis with a Kubota gas generator, and designed for Hawaiian Electric Company.
Categories: Equipment, Fuel, Fuel Smarts
New-Gen Diesel-Powered Trucks Vital To Clean Air Goals

Rapidly accelerating the turnover of the existing fleet to the newest generation of diesel technology, as well as expanding the use of low-carbon advanced...
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Products
Battery Powered HVAC Available for New Cascadia Models

A battery powered HVAC system is now available as a factory-installed option for new Freightliner Cascadia truck models.
Categories: Equipment, Operations
Bipartisan Federal Excise Tax Repeal Bill Introduced

Representatives Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and Collin Peterson (D-MN) have introduced a bill, H.R. 2381, that aims to repeal the federal excise tax and was...
Categories: Equipment, Maintenance
Bridgestone Announces 20% Price Hike for Dayton Truck and Bus Tires

Dayton brand truck and bus tires will see a 20% price increase which Bridgestone Americas says is the result of increased business costs and market dynamics.
Categories: Equipment, Vehicle Research
Mack Helps Transport Fleet Stay Cool on Ice Roads

Mack Trucks premiered the third episode of its RoadLife 2.0 series, offering up a cool break from the summer heat by sharing the story of Westcan Bulk...
Categories: Equipment, Vehicle Research
Kenworth Trucks Coming to Chesapeake Truck Center

Chesapeake Truc and Tri-State Kenworth announced a partnership (Aviant-Chesapeake Trucks, LLC), which brings the full line of Kenworth medium- and...
Categories: Equipment, Maintenance, Operations

Eric Higgs has been named president truck, bus, and retread tires in the U.S. and Canada for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, effective Sept. 1.
Categories: Equipment, Green Fleet, Operations
Volvo Construction to Launch Electric Small Machines

In 2020, Volvo Construction Equipment will start the launch of an electric range of Volvo-branded compact wheel loaders and compact excavators.
Categories: Equipment, Products, Utility Fleet, Vehicle Research
International Introduces High-Visibility HV Series

International Truck introduced a new configuration for its all-wheel drive International HV Series at the 2019 International Construction and Utility...
Categories: Equipment, Vehicle Research
Allison Teams up with Daimler for Regional-Haul Transmission

Allison announced the 3414 Regional Haul Series transmission, an upgrade variant of Allison’s 3000 Series aimed at mixed-duty fleets that may have trucks...
Categories: Equipment, Maintenance, Vehicle Research
Navistar's Severe Service Team Launches Engineering Hotline

Navistar’s Severe Service team recently launched an Application Engineering Hotline that gives International dealers direct, rapid access to the product...
Categories: Equipment, Vehicle Research
Allison to Invest $400M in Indiana

Over the next few years, Allison Transmission will invest more than $400 million in its business including investment in a new Vehicle Environmental Test...

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