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Class 8 Orders Rise 121% Y/Y

Class 8 Orders Rise 121% Y/Y

| February 21, 2018

North American Class 8 orders rose to their second-best ever level in January, reaching 49,100-plus units, and tipping the scales with a y/y growth of 121%, according to ACT Research (ACT). Since October 2017, NA Class 8 net orders have been booked at a 399,000-unit SAAR. “The only month in history better than January was […]

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Kubota Sidekick Makes its Debut with Power

Kubota Sidekick Makes its Debut with Power

| February 16, 2018

America’s Best Selling Diesel Utility Vehicle Company Unveils its Fastest Utility Vehicle Yet. At the National Farm Machinery Show, Kubota Tractor Corporation unveiled the new Kubota RTV-XG850 Sidekick. The vehicles is Kubota’s fastest utility vehicle yet, with a 48 horsepower gasoline engine, delivering speeds of up to 40 mph, compared to the top speed of […]

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Thor Trucks Shocks Competition With Electric Semi

Thor Trucks Shocks Competition With Electric Semi

| February 15, 2018

In an attempt to cut greenhouse gas emissions, an upstart company called Thor Trucks has unveiled its prototype Electric Truck. Currently, heavy freight transportation is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas. Since 2015, transportation has been the biggest share of California’s climate emissions, with heavy-duty vehicles accounting for 7.4 percent of total emissions. […]

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High-Performance Truck Market to Grow at 4%

High-Performance Truck Market to Grow at 4%

| February 2, 2018

The high performance truck market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.06% and the market size is projected to reach 2.5 Million units by 2025 from 1.8 Million units in 2017, according to the latest research. The increasing demand for higher power output engines for applications such as refrigeration, dumping, containers, and others […]

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Used Class 8 Truck Sales in December Fell 9%

Used Class 8 Truck Sales in December Fell 9%

| January 29, 2018

With the economy really appearing to heat up, it was a bit of a surprise to see that total Class 8 used truck sales fell 9% year-over-year in December. At the same time, they were down just 1% for full-year 2017 compared to 2016, according to  ACT Research. “Dealers are reporting that used truck sales […]

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Volvo Trucks Introduces New LED Headlights for VHD Series Trucks

Volvo Trucks Introduces New LED Headlights for VHD Series Trucks

| January 25, 2018

Volvo Trucks North America is getting brighter — literally — as the company  debuted new LED headlights for Volvo VHD series vocational trucks at World of Concrete 2018. The new LED headlights will be offered as standard equipment on the VHD 300 daycab and VHD 400 regional sleeper models to help reduce eye strain, increase […]

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