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Truck Writers of North American announce Technical Achievement Award finalists

The Truck Writers of North America has listed the top five finalists for its 2016 Technical Achievement Award. The finalists are: Accuride EverSteel wheels with a special anti-corrosion treatment;...[...]

Wix Filters reflects on 2016 growth, development of new parts

Wix Filters introduced 589 new parts in 2016, a number that the company points out is triple the industry average of new part introductions. More than half of the new... The post Wix Filters reflects...[...]

Heavy-duty, medium-duty orders jump in January

According to data from ACT Research Co., Class 8 net orders jumped to a thirteen-month high in January at 22,188 units. Vocational equipment orders also rose, to 8,500 units, a... The post...[...]

January trailer orders up substantially over last year

According to trucking data aggregators, January trailer orders, while down slightly compared to December, experienced a significant year-over-year jump. ACT Research Co. had the numbers...[...]

SambaSafety acquires Vigillo

SambaSafety, providers of driver risk management solutions, has acquired Vigillo, providers of real-time data for analyzing commercial driver and motor carrier safety performance. “We are...[...]

PacLease strengthens PacCentral emergency roadside assistance program

PacLease, the full-service truck rental and leasing division for Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks, has strengthened its emergency roadside assistance program, PacCentral. The program is evolving into a...[...]

Peterbilt names dealers of the year

During its recent Dealer Meeting, Peterbilt Motors Co. announced the winners of its 2016 dealer of the year awards. The award winners were as follows: The Peterbilt Store (pictured above)... The post...[...]

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The Commercial and Specialty Vehicle Industry Today

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In 2015, just under 10 million commercial vehicles were sold here in the US, up from approximately 6.1 million units in 2010.  
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Class 8 trucks account for about 60% of US industry revenue
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The US industry is highly concentrated: the top 20 companies account for about 95% of revenue.
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