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FTR: preliminary Class 8 orders down in April, up y/y

OEMs continue to fill build slots at a healthy rate, according to FTR, who adds most OEMs saw declining orders, some saw small increases.

July preliminary net trailer orders reach 7,100 units

Preliminary reports show trailer OEMs posted 7,100 net orders in July, roughly two-thirds of June’s volume and 63% less than the same month last year, noted ACT Research. Final July volume will be available later this month. This preliminary market estimate should be within +/- 5% of the final order tally. “Trailer orders remained low

A look at Ford’s refreshed medium-duty lineup

Making their debut at The Work Truck Show were several new vehicles and enhancements to the line of Ford Class 1-7 commercial vehicles. Included were the new medium-duty F-600 Super Duty chassis cab as well as updates to F-650 and F-750 trucks, E-Series and F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis and Transit models. Also introduced was

Peterbilt adds PACCAR steer axles to vocational lineup

Peterbilt adds the new PACCAR 20,000- and 22,000-lb. wide track steer axles to its vocational lineup. The PACCAR steer axle is available with standard front air disc brakes or optional drum brakes as well as suspensions and several wheel end options. Both axle ratings will be available in the Models 567, 520, 389, 367, 365,

Peterbilt adds new cab configurations for Model 520

Peterbilt introduced three new cab configurations for its Model 520, which is now available in Left-Hand Drive, Right-Hand Drive and Right-Hand Stand-Up Drive in addition to the existing Dual Seated Drive configuration. The Left-Hand Drive and Right-Hand Drive configurations, according to Peterbilt, provide a comfortable seated driving position while in transit or performing curbside operations. The

Kenworth to offer Meritor WABCO OnGuardActive as option for T680, T880

Kenworth is making Meritor WABCO OnGuardActive available as an option on Kenworth T680 and T880 models. The advanced radar-based safety system is “always on” and features forward collision warning, collision mitigation and adaptive cruise control. The system measures the truck’s position in relation to other vehicles and objects; detects moving, stopped or stationary vehicles ahead;

Ford announces enhancements to F650, F750

Ford is updating its Class 6 and 7 trucks to improve performance and serviceability, the company announced. Electronic stability control and traction control brakes are now standard on all 2018 F-650 and F-750 tractor models. The system will initially be optional on certain F-750 diesel air-braked straight trucks with high-center-of-gravity-body upfits. For applications with high

Peterbilt makes Bendix collision mitigation technology standard on Model 579 trucks

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced that it is making the Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation system standard on its Model 579 on-highway truck. “We’re excited to keep strengthening the relationship that Bendix technologies and the Peterbilt 579 have had since this trailblazing truck was launched in 2012,” said Scott Burkhart, vice president of sales, marketing and business

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Peterbilt announces Model 389 Canadian 150th anniversary edition

Peterbilt announces the Model 389 Canadian 150th Anniversary Edition with distinctive styling and exclusive Canadian features. “Canadian owner-operators and premium carriers can honor Canada with the addition of Peterbilt’s Model 389 Canadian 150th Anniversary Edition,” says Kyle Quinn, a Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR senior vice president. “It delivers proven productivity, dependability and uptime combined

Volvo introduces new VNR regional haul model

Volvo Trucks North America has announced a new truck, the Volvo VNR model for regional haul applications. According to Volvo, the new Volvo VNR is ideal for urban areas, pickup and delivery, liquid tankers, dry bulk, flatbed and other regional haul applications, and features a new aerodynamic design, reimagined working environment, improved engine and transmission

Medium-duty success: Ford is seeing growth in the Class 6 & 7 markets

If you’re a fleet operating Class 6 and 7 trucks and tractors—and as the well-known commercial slogan suggests, you haven’t driven a Ford lately—the manufacturer says you’re missing out. “We’re seeing growing interest in our Class 6 and 7 truck and tractor models from beverage, hauling and other types of fleets,” said Kevin Koester, Ford’s

Ford F650, F750 Commercial Truck
Daimler Trucks North America names Roger Nielsen President, CEO

Roger Nielsen has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and its affiliated companies Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. and Detroit Diesel Corp., effective as of April 1. He succeeds Martin Daum, who became a member of the board of management of