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  • Tesla's electric Class 8 to offer 500-mile range

    Tesla finally unveiled its long teased electric Class 8 truck on Nov. 16, which CEO Elon Musk said has a 500-mile range and will result in “economic suicide” for fleets that stick with traditional diesels. “It blows my mind – I think it will blow you

  • Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence higher in November

    Confidence in the equipment finance market is 67.0 in November, an increase from 63.7 in October, according to the Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation . When asked abo

  • Trailer orders up 45% over last year: ACT

    ACT’s preliminary estimate for October net trailer orders is 32,000 units, which takes the yearly total to more than 226,000 net orders—a 45% increase over last year at the same time, according to ACT Research. “At October’s build rate, the current o

  • Preliminary net trailer orders up 65% in October: FTR

    FTR reports preliminary October U.S. net trailer orders at 33,600 units, up 40% from August and up substantially y/y with a 65% improvement.  October order activity was vibrant and right in line with expectations.  Although there have been some indic

  • FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index begins expected upward trend in September

    FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for September, at a reading of 3.5, increased more than two points from the previous month. A coming spike in the index will primarily be related to Hurricane recovery efforts. Going forward, the strong demand fo

  • Daimler unveils ‘global platform’ to meet customer needs

    To strengthen its position in Mexico’s truck market, Daimler Trucks is adding two new models to its Freightliner “360 Family” of commercial vehicles – the Class 6 model 1217 and the Class 8 model 2528, which join the company’s Class 4 model 715, laun

  • ACT’s commercial vehicle seminar dates set

    ACT Research will hold its 58th commercial vehicle seminar from February 27 to March 1 in Columbus, Indiana. “Seminar topics will focus on both current markets and the outlook for the future through 2023,” said Ken Vieth, ACT’s Sr. Partner and Genera

  • Great Dane honors top suppliers of 2017

    In honor of its partnerships with suppliers, Great Dane hosted its third annual Supplier Summit in Savannah, Georgia, and presented several supplier partners with awards for excellence. “One of our goals has always been to make Great Dane a company t

  • NTEA becomes accredited provider of IACET continuing education

    The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) the industry-respected Accredited Provider status. IACET Accredited Providers are the only organizations approved

  • Lincoln Electric’s new Welding Technology & Training Center to open in January

    Commemorating the 100th anniversary of its legacy welding school, Lincoln Electric will open its new Welding Technology & Training Center, on its Euclid, Ohio, campus in January. Classes begin in the new facility on Jan. 8. The center’s opening m