medium duty

Business, Equipment

Medium-Duty Sales in April Fall, but Some Positives Seen in Lighter Segments

Isuzu An Isuzu FTR work truck at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

U.S. retail sales of medium-duty trucks were supported in an otherwise abysmal April by a modest gain in the lighter segments. Overall sales fell 29% compared with a year earlier, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 13, 2020
Business, Equipment

Navistar Extends Stoppage at Springfield, Ohio, Truck Plant

Navistar plant in Springfield, Ohio A cab on the assembly line at the Navistar plant in Springfield, Ohio. (Navistar)

Navistar International Corp. extended the stoppage at its medium-duty truck assembly plant in Springfield, Ohio, through early May due to component supplier constraints.

April 20, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Medium-Duty Sales Lose Ground in March

Medium-duty A Kenworth T-370. (Kenworth Truck Co.)

U.S. retail sales of medium-duty trucks overall dropped nearly 20% in March as only Class 7 posted a gain compared with a year earlier, WardsAuto .com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 14, 2020
Business, Equipment

Medium-Duty December Sales Post Slight Gain to End Near-Record Year

Peterbilt Peterbilt recently introduced its all-electric Model 220EV medium-duty truck. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

Medium-duty truck sales in December rose nearly 5% overall compared with a year earlier and annual volume for 2019 was the highest since 2006, WardsAuto .com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 15, 2020
Business, Equipment

Medium-Duty Sales Skid in Typical November Fashion

Navistar A Navistar medium-duty International MV series truck. (Navistar)

U.S. sales of medium-duty trucks in November made the typical slide toward the end of the year, falling 7.4% from the 2018 period, WardsAuto .com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 18, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Medium-Duty Gains in September Led by Class 7

Medium-duty gains A Kenworth T370 medium-duty truck. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

U.S. retail sales of Class 4 through Class 7 trucks rose 5.8% in September compared with a year earlier, and included large gains in Freightliner sales of Class 7 vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 16, 2019
Business, Equipment

Morgan Truck Body Makes Larger Version of Proscape Door-Ramp

Morgan Truck Body, a manufacturer of light- and medium-duty truck bodies, announced the launch of a larger version of its Proscape Van door-ramp, according to an Oct. 2 news release.

October 3, 2019
Business, Equipment

Medium-Duty US Retail Sales in June Fall Flat

Ford Class 6-7 Conventional Chassis Cabs On July 3, Ford Motor Co. released its second-quarter sales report and noted its F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks achieved their highest combined sales since 1997. (Ford Motor Co.)

U.S. retail sales of medium-duty trucks in June dipped ever so slightly overall as they posted a gain only in the Class 6 segment, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 15, 2019
Business, Equipment

Medium-Duty Sales in December Continue Upward Trend

Medium-Duty Sales A Freightliner medium-duty truck. (Daimler Trucks North America)

Single-digit increases defined U.S. retail sales of medium-duty trucks in December and for the full year compared with year-ago periods, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 16, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Medium-Duty Trucks Ready for Battery-Electric Urban Deliveries, NACFE Report Says

Daimler medium- and light-duty trucks Among the Daimler lineup of medium- and light-duty trucks at this year's IAA Truck Show were battery-electric models. (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

Medium-duty commercial battery-electric vehicles are a viable alternative to diesel and gasoline-powered Classes 3-6 trucks in urban settings where the freight haul is less than 100 miles, according to a new guidance report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 15, 2018

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