heavy duty trucks

Kenworth opens Pa. dealership

Kenworth opened a new full-service dealership in Shartlesville, Pa., the truck maker announced.

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Report: Class 8 production projected to increase 26%

ACT projects full-year production of Class 8 vehicles will be up 26 percent compared to 2009.

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California awards $200M to cut diesel emissions

The Los Angeles/Inland Empire, Central Valley, Bay Area and San Diego/Border regions received the Proposition 1B funds.

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Agency to analyze impact of heavy truck emissions

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced plans to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for more fuel-efficient trucks.

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ACT report: Class 8 truck orders surge in April

Net orders for heavy-duty Class 8 commercial vehicles increased 91 percent in April compared with the same month last year, according to ACT Research Co.   In the latest release of the State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Vehicles, ACT wrote that net orders for heavy-duty vehicles continued to strengthen month-to-month. New orders are spread over the next three quarters, suggesting companies are beginning to place orders for new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2010 emissions compliant equipment. April ...

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Obama orders heavy-truck fuel economy standards

The nation’s first fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards on new medium- and heavy-duty trucks will begin with model year 2014.

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Firm forecasts growing truck demand in 2011

A growing economy and tight capacity in the truckload sector could produce significant demand for new equipment, said ACT Research.

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Trucking groups oppose fuel economy rules action

In an April 9 letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a truck dealers group and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association voiced opposition to a Senate bill that would nullify fuel economy rules established by Congress under the Energy Independence and Security Act in 2007. Senate Bill 1733, “Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act,” would transfer the authority from the U.S. Department of Transportation to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency when determining fuel economy rules ...

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Trucking groups oppose fuel economy rules action

A Senate bill would transfer authority from DOT to EPA when determining fuel economy rules for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

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Transportation bill adds heavy trucks provision

Bill includes 1-year program granting heavier trucks greater use of Interstate highways in Maine and Vermont.

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