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  • News Equipment

    Class 8 orders remained subdued in February

    March 5, 2019 3:29PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Preliminary Class 8 truck orders totaled 16,700 units in February, marking the second consecutive month of subdued orders. Orders were up 5% compared to January but down 58% year-over-year, FTR reported. January and February were the lowest

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 production to continue growth trend: Report

    February 28, 2019 7:31AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 production is expected to continue its growth trend into 2019, and diesel will remain the dominant power source, according to a new report from ACT Research and Rhein Associates. The N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine

  • News Equipment

    Record-setting year for trailer orders, production, comes to end

    January 28, 2019 12:09PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The U.S. trailer industry set new records for net orders and production in 2018, but orders slid sequentially for the third month in a row in December. December saw 28,000 orders, according to ACT Research’s State of

  • News Equipment

    Truck orders dip in April

    May 2, 2018 8:34PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Classes 5-8 net orders slowed in April, but were still up 40% year-over-year, according to preliminary data from ACT Research. ACT reported Classes 5-8 net orders of 59,600 units in April, but added the lower order intake

  • News Equipment

    Volvo completes transition to new VNL

    April 3, 2018 8:24AM by Truck News

    DUBLIN, Va. – Volvo Trucks has announced it has completed its transition to full production of the new VNL 760 model for long-haul applications, ending production of the legacy VNL 670. The new VNL, introduced last year, features an all-new

  • Allison produces its 500,000th 4000 Series transmission

    November 10, 2017 12:38PM by Truck West

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Allison Transmission today (Nov. 10) announced the production of its 500,000th fully-automatic 4000 Series transmission. Production of the 4000 Series transmission began in 1993 at the company’s headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind., and added a facility in Hungary

  • News Equipment

    Trailer production rises in June

    July 25, 2017 11:14AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer production surpassed 27,000 units in June, marking a 6% increase over May and a 5% gain year-over-year. ACT Research says the strong production volumes were in part to one of the longer work schedules of the

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 truck production hits 18-month high: ACT

    June 21, 2017 6:17AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – North American Class 8 truck production hit an 18-month high in May, thanks to strong orders through the first quarter. A rising build rate resulting from those orders drove up Class 8 orders. “Annualized, May’s production rate

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 order backlog rising: ACT

    May 23, 2017 6:40AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 production backlogs have reached their best level since last March, after strong orders surpassed build levels in April, according to ACT Research. The order strength for 2017 has been led by the tractor day cab

  • Feature Equipment

    DETROIT’S HAT TRICK

    November 24, 2015 8:16PM by James Menzies

    Engines, axles, and now automated transmissions – all built for the North American market under one roof. That’s the Detroit brand’s definition of a hat trick, and that was one of many hockey analogies made when Daimler Trucks North America