Heavy Duty Trucks News
Mack Trucks names a new president of North America

Mack Trucks announced that effective as of Dec. 1, 2022, Jonathan Randall has been named president of Mack Trucks North America, reporting to Martin Weissburg, global president of Mack Trucks and chairman of Volvo Group North America. Randall joined Mack in 2016 as senior vice president, North American sales, and served most recently as senior

Stater Bros. Markets receives its first Autocar all-electric terminal tractor

Autocar, manufacturer of specialized severe-duty vocational trucks, announced the delivery of its battery-electric terminal tractor, the E-ACTT, to supermarket chain Stater Bros. Markets. The California-based grocer has implemented its first all-electric terminal tractor into its distribution fleet to meet corporate environmental goals. Autocar delivered the E-ACTT to the Stater Bros. distribution center in San Bernardino, Calif., and

Five truck trend takeaways from November

With the hauliday season fast approaching, the industry is seeing an increase in orders and deliveries (per the usual)! The pressure is on to deliver in the busiest month of the year. Keeping your fleet on the move is imperative to staying on schedule and on a roll, so when it comes to maintenance, updates

Inland Kenworth’s Don Blake receives Truckers Against Trafficking Champion Award

Don Blake, Inland Kenworth–Phoenix new truck sales manager recently received the Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) Champion Award at the ATA Management Conference and Exhibition held in San Diego. The TAT Champion Award annually recognizes and honors individuals who have found innovative ways to support TAT’s mission to fight human trafficking.  “Truckers Against Trafficking is a

Volvo Group spins out new company Fyrqom AB

Volvo Group, Qamcom Group and the inventor Roman Iustin form a new start-up company, Fyrqom AB. The new company will offer an automated system for calibration of the tire pressure monitoring system on heavy-duty vehicles. With a tire pressure monitoring system, the driver is informed if one of the tires loses the pressure. Today rather

Penske Truck Leasing, Daimler Truck commemorate delivery of Freightliner eCascadias

Penske Truck Leasing and Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) commemorated the delivery of two battery electric production model Freightliner eCascadia semi-trucks. The delivery of these heavy-duty electric vehicles is a significant milestone for both companies and marks the culmination of a period of co-creation, refinement and field-testing that kicked off nearly five years ago. Penske has been an

Orange EV delivers 500th fully electric, heavy-duty truck

Orange EV announced the delivery of its 500th electric yard truck. The 500th Orange EV truck was purchased by United Natural Foods, the largest publicly traded wholesale distributor of health and specialty food in the United States and Canada. Orange EV noted that this milestone demonstrates the trucking industry’s focus on eliminating diesel fuel and emissions and

October Class 8 orders continue at robust levels

Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in October were 42,500 units, while NA Classes 5-7 net orders were 23,400 units. Complete industry data for October, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-November. “The strength in orders reflects, one, OEMs having opened their orderboards for 2023 more broadly, and, two, ongoing

ATRI: Fuel costs top the list of trucking industry issues

The American Transportation Research Institute recently released its 18th annual Top Industry Issues report, identifying the leading industry concerns including fuel prices, the driver shortage, truck parking, driver compensation, the economy and for the first time, speed limiters. In a year that saw record-high fuel costs, fuel prices were ranked as the top industry concern,

ACT Expo opens registration

Organizers of the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo announced the opening of registration. Now in its 12th year, ACT Expo is the official annual meeting place for fleet transportation executives focused on achieving both economic and environmental sustainability. More than 8,500 attendees are anticipated to participate as the event moves to the Anaheim Convention Center in

Slightly lowered forecasts, impact on freight economy deepens

In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported slightly lowered forecasts due to the Fed’s continued action toward inflation, disproportionally impacting the freight economy. According to Kenny Vieth, president and senior analyst, ACT, “ACT’s forecasts into the medium term move incrementally lower this month on the continued deterioration of economic expectations: Inflation

Transfer Flow introduces gasoline replacement fuel tank system for Ford Super Duty

Transfer Flow recently introduced its gasoline high-capacity replacement fuel tank for 2020-22 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty short bed, crew cab pickups with 6.2L and 7.3L engines. The 58-gallon fuel tank system passed extensive emissions testing and has been granted an Executive Order from the California Air Resources Board. The larger fuel tank increases