The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded five of eight of the largest American van-type semitrailer manufacturers top honors in a new ranking recognizing underride guards designed to prevent injury and death caused by rear-end passenger car collisions with long-haul trucks.
Inventory for used commercial trucks dipped in December, but is expected to rise steadily following an uptick in new truck orders in January. Used truck values will also benefit from the increased activity.
Trucking companies that operate large commercial fleets are adding advanced onboard safety technologies to reduce crash costs as the systems become more affordable.
A flurry of trucks, SUVs and crossovers will make their debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next week, a reflection of shifting consumer preferences.
Ford Motor Co. will power a 125-foot-long, 140,000-pound Rose Parade float with a fully customized V10 truck engine.
In response to a spike in online sales, UPS, FedEx and other shippers are pushing the limits of logistical capability to fulfill orders placed for delivery before Christmas.