medium duty

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, reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff 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 | Staff Reporter
October 15, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Strong Economy Boosts Medium-Duty Sector

Medium-Duty Trucks With the growth of e-commerce, medium-duty trucks accomplish final-mile distribution better than Class 8 trucks, experts say. (Isuzu Commercial Truck of America)

Despite some potential clouds on the horizon from higher tariffs, optimism about the overall economy founded on strong numbers in housing, construction and growth in e-commerce are boosting sales of medium-duty trucks and pushing the sector out of decadelong doldrums.

Jim Galligan | Special to Transport Topics
July 25, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Ryder Signs Exclusive Deal With Electric-Truck Maker Chanje

Ryder Truck John Sommers II for TT

Ryder is moving into the electric-truck business, an early sign that a market for commercial electric vehicles is beginning to take shape.

Russ Mitchell | Los Angeles Times
August 14, 2017

Morgan Corp. to Add Additional Plant in New England

Morgan Corp.

Medium-duty truck body manufacturer Morgan Corp. will expand its manufacturing footprint into New England, it said, and a site search is under way to select a location capable of supporting the production of up to 3,000 truck bodies annually.

Transport Topics
December 29, 2016

Advanced Electronics Improve Fuel Economy, Allow for Better Control, More Driver Features

Medium-duty engines over the past decade have gotten a lot smarter, thanks to the advanced electronics developed first in heavy-duty engines.

June 21, 2010