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Truck order numbers inch upward, 30% below last year

The past three months of heavy truck order activity annualizes to 175,000 units with the annualized rate for the past 12 months falling to 231,000 units.

New Volvo concept truck slashes fuel consumption more than 30 percent

The Volvo Concept Truck is the result of a five year research project aimed at creating more energy-efficient vehicles and cuts fuel consumption by more than 30 percent.

Volvo says more layoffs coming at Va. truck plant due to diminishing truck order forecast

Details on the layoffs are still scant, says a Volvo spokesman, who said it's too early to know exactly how many workers will be cut or when the layoffs will ...

Pennsylvania establishes Autonomous Vehicles Testing Policy Task Force

PennDOT will chair the task force, which is comprised of state, federal and private-industry officials.

ESC take rates climbing, will skyrocket with mandate

Both ESC and roll-only systems work in conjunction with the truck’s antilock braking system (ABS) system, but full-stability systems use more sensors.

Test drive: Kenworth T880 40-inch sleeper

New options for the T880 include a clear back-of-cab DEF tank, which opens up the rails for various component mounts.

Mack, Volvo salute military with Ride for Freedom trucks

Employees of each company will once again participate in the 29th Annual Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom rally this weekend in Washington, D.C., with customized trucks that salute the U.S. ...

Kenworth: Security a top concern with over-the-air updates

In March, Spanish researcher Jose Norte claimed he was able to hack thousands of trucks’ telematics systems in Europe through the Internet and was able to obtain location, gas mileage ...

Peterbilt adds to refuse truck lineup with Model 520

The new truck features a dual-seated/dual-drive configuration that allows customers to operate the vehicle from both sides of the cab, the availability of the Paccar MX-11 engine and 9- and ...

New trailer orders now coming with 2017 delivery dates

Fleet investment plans continue to be relatively stable and current orderboards indicate that orders placed today for dry vans or reefers will likely come with 2017 calendar year delivery dates.

Senate bill opposes increase to federal excise tax on trucks

At 12 percent, the Federal Excise Tax on trucks is already highest tax by percentage levied by Congress on any product.

Meritor releases updated aftermarket front axle catalogs

The completely revamped catalogs cover the full line of Meritor and Euclid front axle parts and related components.

Up close with Western Star’s ‘badass’ 5700XE

Kelley Platt, Western Star's president, calls the truck "badass." She winces as the words come out of her mouth but she's right. Everything about this truck is unique, Western Star ...

Freightliner Data Code now available for Hadley’s electronic control system on new 6×4 trucks

Installed on the drive axle suspension, the SmartValve allows for convenient raising of the tractor frame to assist in raising a trailer whose landing gear are too low or lowering ...

Mack testing zero-emission capable drayage trucks

Mack’s efforts will build upon its experiences in designing and demonstrating a plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) drayage truck based on a Mack Pinnacle daycab model.