Tires, inflation levels, and roadside inspections

With the annual 72-hour Roadcheck inspection blitz overseen by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) set to kick off June 6 through 8 this year – just a scant few days away – now’s the time to make sure one last time that you’ve got all the components of your big rig in tip-top shape, […]

Mid Year Lull Occurring For Big Rig Orders

Six consecutive months of strong Class 8 order volume ended abruptly in May, according to data tracked by research firm Stifel Capital Markets. Class 8 orders in May topped 16,800 units and while that’s up 18% compared to the same month in 2016, it’s down 30% sequentially from April and below expectations, noted Michael Baudendistel, […]

Is A Regional Spec In Your Trucking Future?

With lengths of hauls declining and demand for urban deliveries rising, trucks spec’d for more close-in work might be a better bet. Chris Stadler, product marketing manager for regional haul at Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA) will tell you that the reason the OEM embarked on an over two-year effort to develop a new regional […]

Navistar Sees Better Days Ahead

Though Navistar posted a loss for the second quarter this year, largely due to charges to cover losses on its “legacy” used trucks equipped with its old MaxxForce 13-liter exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) only engines, the OEM remains confident its fortunes will improve during the second half of 2017. “We are on track to deliver […]

Commercial Truck Financing Figures Show Steady Growth

According to the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s August stats, new commercial equipment financed in the United States totaled $9.2-billion. That figure is up 3% from the same time frame a year ago. The Monthly Leasing and Finance Index also indicated that volume was down 2% from the previous month. In July 2019 the commercial […]

Looking For New Trucks For Your Fleet?

If you’re thinking about adding some new trucks to your fleet, there is no better time than now to start shopping around. New models for 2020 are now in production, and we’ve got the lowdown on what you can expect in medium to heavy-duty models. Even though there are some lingering doubts about which way […]