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August Medium-Duty Sales Battle Excess Inventory, Drop 16.3%

GM medium-duty truck General Motors Co. Silverado medium duty truck. GM led in Class 4 with 1,158 sales. (Chevrolet)

Medium-duty truck sales in August fell 16.3% to just more than 19,000 compared with a year earlier, reported Sept. 11.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 15, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

US Removes Canada Aluminum Tariffs Amid Retaliation Threat

The U.S. has rolled back its aluminum tariffs on Canada. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. announced the removal of aluminum tariffs it slapped on Canada last month.

September 15, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

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Business, Equipment, Safety

COVID-19 Pandemic Stalls Replacement Cycles

Truck fleet Jacek_Sopotnicki/Getty Images

Motor carriers paused their replacement cycles during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, but most dealers, fleets and analysts said the industry merely delayed making purchases for a few months, and they don’t expect long-term changes.

Steve Brawner | Special to Transport Topics
September 15, 2020
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

August Class 8 Sales Hit Highest Mark of 2020

Class 8 trucks on lot Class 8 Freightliners on a sales lot. Freightliner tallied 7,266 sales, down 3.6% from a year earlier, but that figure still represented a leading 41.1% market share. (Freightliner)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in August hit the high point of the year, clearing 17,000 as Freightliner notched a leading 41.1% market share, WardsAuto .com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 14, 2020
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

Estes Partners With Clean Energy to Expand RNG Vehicle Fleet

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. station A Clean Energy Fuels station in California. Estes, headquartered in Richmond, Va., will use the trucks for the segment of its fleet in California. (Clean Energy Fuels Corp.)

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced Sept. 9 that Estes Express Lines is adding 50 of its renewable natural gas trucks.

September 11, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

VW’s Traton Boosts Bid for Navistar to $3.6 Billion

VW's Traton increased its bid for Navistar. International trucks are parked in a lot outside the Navistar facility in Melrose Park, Ill. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Navistar International Corp. confirmed that Volkswagen AG’s heavy-truck business boosted its bid to buy the rest of the U.S. manufacturer for $3.6 billion.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Navistar Reports Drop in Fiscal Q3 Earnings

Navistar Navistar International Corp.

A near 50% decline in truck sales, caused by the impact of COVID-19 on the economy, resulted in Lisle, Ill.-based Navistar International Corp. reporting sharp losses in its fiscal third quarter.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Fortistar, Paloma Dairy Partner on RNG Production to Fuel Trucks

Paloma An aerial view of Paloma Dairy during a corn silage harvest. (R VH via YouTube)

Private investment firm Fortistar and large family-owned Paloma Dairy announced they are constructing a dairy digester facility to capture methane and produce renewable natural gas to fuel the Class 8 market, as well as for a public utility.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 9, 2020