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Work Truck Magazine HDT
March 21, 2018
<p><strong>The average sleeper tractor sold at auction in February 2018, J.D. Power found, was 74 months old with 458,697 miles. </strong><em>Photo: Jordon Truck Sales</em></p> Used Truck Prices Holding Steady

Used truck prices are holding steady, with supply still dictating pricing. That’s the word from J.D. Power’s Commercial Truck Guidelines for March, which notes that February is the first month in any new year with a high enough volume of used truck auctions to allow analysts to identify market trends.

<p><strong>Cummins highlighted the new name at its booth at the Technology &amp; Maintenance Council annual meeting.</strong> <em>Photo: Deborah Lockridge</em></p> Cummins Rebrands as Cummins Integrated Power

Cummins is repositioning itself as Cummins Integrated Power. The new name denotes both the company’s expertise in technology integration and its reach into different alternative fuel segments, including diesel, natural gas, hybrid and battery-electric.

Video: Chevrolet's Silverado 6500HD

General Motors launched its re-entry into the medium-duty Class 6 market at The Work Truck Show 2018 with the unveiling of the Silverado 6500HD.Ed Peper, president of General Motors Fleet discusses the all-new truck. Read the full story here

<p><em>Photo of dealer technician installing FordPass SmartLink OBD-II device courtesy of Ford.</em></p> Ford Offers Wi-Fi, Connected Services on Older Vehicles

Ford is enabling owners of 2010 to 2017 model-year vehicles to add a Wi-Fi hotspot and telematics features through FordPass SmartLink, an OBD-II dongle available from dealers.

2018 Fleet Forward Conference Dates, Location Announced

The 2018 Fleet Forward Conference — dedicated to mobility solutions for fleets — will take place Oct. 8-10 at The Pearl in San Francisco.

Video: Chevrolet's Silverado 4500HD

Chevrolet unveiled three Silverado HD chassis cab trucks — the 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD — at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. John Schwegman, director of commercial product and medium duty for GM Fleet, shows the features of the 2019 Chevy Silverado 4500HD. Read more here.

<p><strong>The Kenworth T680 on-highway flagship is now available for order for the first time with the combination of the Paccar MX-11 engine and the Paccar Automated Transmission.&nbsp;</strong> <em>Photo: Kenworth</em></p> Kenworth T680 Available with MX-11 and Paccar Automated Transmission

Kenworth has made the T680 available for order with a combination of the Paccar MX-11 engine and the new Paccar Automated Transmission, designed for linehaul and regional haul applications up to 110,000 pounds GVWR.

Mike Antich
Editor and Associate Publisher
Market Trends
Upward Pressure on Fleet Costs Threatens to Increase TCO

Recently, I conducted a survey of several hundred fleet managers to identify emerging industry trends. One recurrent theme expressed by fleet managers was the concern that fleet costs are starting to experience upward pricing pressures. Here's what they told me.


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