Heavy Duty Trucks News
Equipment Finance Industry confidence steady in September

Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 50.3, steady with the August index of 50.4.

Freight markets remain soft amid private fleet expansion

The reduction in capacity within the for-hire sector is starting to create potential for improved market conditions, but this positive outlook could be jeopardized…

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Navistar Financial relaunches retail capabilities

As part of Traton Financial Services, Navistar Financial will leverage global synergies and multi-brand experience to service customers in the United States.

Volvo Trucks SuperTruck 2 surpasses freight efficiency goals

Aerodynamics and advanced engineering made it happen.

Freightliner to offer Cummins X15N natural gas engine for Cascadia

Freightliner announced that the Cummins X15N natural gas engine will be available in its Cascadia trucks. Freightliner will offer the X15N in the Cascadia 126-in. BBC, in both sleeper and day cab configurations. Production is targeted to begin in 2025. The X15N is designed for heavy-duty and on-highway truck applications, with 400 to 500 HP

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Class 8 orders nearly double in September, according to FTR

Total Class 8 orders for the previous 12 months have equaled 270,000 units.

Trailer orders fall slightly in August

This is the seasonally weakest time of the year for forward-looking metrics, ACT noted.

NTEA releases fall 2023 U.S. Commercial Vehicle Market Report

The report is focused on the commercial vehicle life cycle — from chassis sales to truck registration to later stages when used vehicles re-enter the sales market.

FTR’s July Shippers Conditions Index fell reflecting least favorable market conditions for shippers

Fuel costs aside, gradually stronger freight volumes, utilization, and rates likely will soften conditions toward neutral by mid-2024.

The fleet management benefits of fuel cards

Fleet cards can provide both control and freedom to resume on-the-road operations.

ACT Research projects weaker U.S. tractor market in 2024

Those factors include ongoing pent-up vocational truck demand, strong tractor demand in Mexico, and labor hoarding.

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NGVAmerica finalizes Annual Meeting and Industry Summit agenda

The event is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, October 23-24, at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, California