Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Ryan Meppelink Wins Bronze Medal and Best of Nation Award at WorldSkills in Russia

Ryan Meppelink with WorldSkills competitors Medalists in the heavy machinery competition, with bronze medalist Ryan Meppelink on the right, celebrate and show their pride by displaying their countries' flags. (Himal Reece)

Ryan Meppelink, a college student and deft diesel mechanic from Zeeland, Mich., won the bronze medal for Heavy Vehicle Technology at the WorldSkills Competition in Kazan, Russia.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 28, 2019
Business, Equipment

Erich Jaeger USA Launches New Product Line

Erich Jaeger USA Inc. introduced its Jaeger Expert line of products for tractor and trailer connections aimed at the North American heavy-duty market, including equipment manufacturers, fleets and owner-operators.

July 19, 2019
Business, Equipment

Rising Class 8 Sales in May Signal Demand Alive and Well

American Central Transport truck American Central Trucking initially planned to replace 95 vehicles in 2019 but may have to increase that by a few more trucks. (HaulACT via YouTube)

U.S. retail sales of heavy-duty trucks kept up momentum in May, pushing into the 20,000-plus territory for the 10th time over the past year, reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 20, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Toyota Acquires Chicago-based Hoist Liftruck

Hoist Hoist Liftruck Manufacturing

Toyota Industries North America has acquired Chicago-based Hoist Liftruck Manufacturing. The company will be renamed Hoist Material Handling.

The Times | Munster, Ind.
February 19, 2019
Business, Equipment

Hino Steps Into US Heavy-Duty Market

Hino's XL series Hino is entering the hard-to-penetrate U.S. market with these Classes 7 and 8 XL models. (Hino Trucks)

INDIANAPOLIS — Hino Trucks is expanding into the heavy-duty sector in the United States with the introduction March 7 of its new Classes 7 and 8 XL model series truck and tractor.

Jim Galligan | Special to Transport Topics
March 8, 2018

US Class 8 Fleet Expands to Largest Size on Record

Steven Damron/Flickr

The U.S. heavy-duty truck fleet grew to its largest size on record during the first quarter, expanding 3.2% from a year earlier, IHS Automotive reported.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 28, 2014

Used-Truck Prices Set Record as Newer Models Hit Market

Used heavy-duty truck values have hit record highs this year as lower-mileage models command high prices, industry analysts said.

March 10, 2014

Nov. Class 8 Sales Decline 15.6%, But 2012 Still Is Outpacing 2011

Retail heavy-duty truck sales in the United States fell 15.6% in November from a year ago, the third straight monthly decline, but continue to outpace 2011, reported.

December 24, 2012

Heavy-Duty Truck Sales Up 19.4% in June

Class 8 truck sales rose 19.4% in June over the year-ago level, extending a growth pattern that dealers and analysts said could be in jeopardy during the rest of 2012 because of growing economic uncertainty.

July 23, 2012