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  • Order surge in October raises backlog: ACT

    Orders for Class 8 vehicles surged in October, rising to a 35-month high of  36,033 units, according to ACT Research. “Following a high-side breakout in September, Class 8 orders exploded in October as large fleets returned to the U.S. market, and th

  • Tesla's electric event a victory for entire industry

    By Neil Abt Senior Editor, Fleet Owner Last week’s unveiling of the Tesla electric truck left many unanswered questions. What’s the price tag? How much does it weigh? Tesla CEO Elon Musk did not address those questions at his splashy party, so the fi

  • Mahindra Automotive North America opens new facility in Detroit

    Mahindra Automotive North America (MANA) opened a new North American HQ and manufacturing operation, the first such new OEM facility in southeast Michigan in over 25 years. The expansion is part of a $230 million investment in southeast Michigan that

  • Monthly Leasing and Finance Index up 2% in October

    The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new b

  • Dexter to acquire Henderson Wheel & Trailer Supply

    DexKo Global Inc., which provides highly engineered trailer running gear, chassis assemblies and related components, reports that its subsidiary, Dexter, has agreed to acquire Henderson Wheel & Trailer Supply Inc., based out of Salt Lake City, UT

  • NTEA seeks support for FET repeal bill

    As Congress begins looking at overall tax reform, the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) is ramping up its efforts to educate members of Congress on the Federal Excise Tax (FET) and opportunities for repeal. NTEA is meeting with individual c

  • ACT updates Global Trailer Market Forecast

    ACT Research Co., LLC, had made a 2017 update to its Global Trailer Market Analysis & Forecast white paper. The 40-page paper and a supporting user-friendly index and graph package provides analyses, data, insights and forecasts for the major tra

  • Truck sales improve again in October; Class 8 up 30% from year before

    Review truck sales figures from the month of October 2017 for trucks with GVWR over 10,000 lbs.

  • Bull Moose Tube, XL Specialized Trailers join forces on bottom dump design

    St. Louis-based Bull Moose Tube and Manchester, Iowa-based XL Specialized Trailers recently announced the successful test of an XL-designed bottom dump trailer that incorporated Bull Moose’s Stratusteel hollow structural steel tubing in place of trad

  • 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