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Category: Vehicles

March New-Vehicle Sales to Rise 2.6 Percent Y/Y; 2018 Fleet Sales Down

March New-Vehicle Sales to Rise 2.6 Percent Y/Y; 2018 Fleet Sales Down

| March 28, 2018

New-vehicle sales are expected to rise year-over-year to 1.59 million units in March, resulting in an estimated 16.7 million seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), according to a forecast released by Cox Automotive.  At the same time, 2018 fleet sales are anticipated to drop. “March is the year’s first month that traditionally delivers high volumes and […]

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Tropos to Manufacturer Fire Response and EMS Bed Packages for EVs

Tropos to Manufacturer Fire Response and EMS Bed Packages for EVs

| March 27, 2018

Tropos is all about change, transitioning to a manufacturer and debuting fire response and EMS bed packages for electric vehicles (EVs). It is also re-branding as Tropos Motors™ and  will continue to distribute its METRO product throughout the U.S. under the new ABLE™ product line, as well as develop additional vehicle offerings. The first of these […]

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Used Class 8 Truck Prices Up Y/Y in February

Used Class 8 Truck Prices Up Y/Y in February

| March 27, 2018

Total Class 8 used truck prices rose 3% year-over-year in February, but dipped 2% month-over-month, while average mileage was flat compared to last February and the average age was lower on a year-over-year basis, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. “Dealers […]

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Used Commercial Truck Market Stays the Course

Used Commercial Truck Market Stays the Course

| March 14, 2018

In its most recent monthly used commercial truck report, analysts from J.D. Power Valuation Services found the used commercial truck market operated as expected during the month of February. According to Chris Visser, commercial truck executive analyst at J.D. Power’s Valuation Services, “February data showed a used truck market operating as expected. Supply continues to […]

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Hino Trucks Unveils New XL Truck Series

Hino Trucks Unveils New XL Truck Series

| March 13, 2018

Hino Trucks unveiled its new line of trucks in a ‘big’ way at the 2018 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, IN.  Carrying the name Hino XL Series, this all-new lineup rounds out Hino Trucks Class 7 product offering and launches them into the Class 8 market for the first time in the U.S. The Hino […]

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Shell and AirFlow Truck Company Debut Energy-Efficient Class 8 Truck

Shell and AirFlow Truck Company Debut Energy-Efficient Class 8 Truck

| March 6, 2018

Shell and AirFlow Truck Company have designed and built a hyper-fuel-efficient Class 8 truck capable, they claim, of reducing the energy usage associated with the transportation of goods. This next-generation concept truck, called the Starship Project, uses technologies that are currently available today to minimize the amount of energy it takes to transport a load […]

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