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Archive for May, 2015

US Fleet Size Grows with Increased Class 8 Registrations

Friday, May 29th, 2015

The latest statistics on Class 8 registrations in the trucking industry are as encouraging as ever. So far this year, we’ve heard about changing capacities for truck sales, increased number of Class 8 trucks on the road, and the overall high success rate of commercial truck sales, and the good news continues with this latest bit of news coming from a recent article in Transport Topics. Latest numbers show a 13 percent increase in Class 8 registrations in the US, bringing the total US fleet size to a whopping 3.82 million trucks. Read on to find out more!

 Need For New Commercial Trucks Shows in Industry Statisticsclass 8 registrations

 The main driving force behind the increase in Class 8 truck registrations seems to be the increased demand for larger fleets. Trucking companies are looking to invest in the new and improved technologies that have made the latest trucking models such hot commodities. Newer equipment is being made with safety and energy-efficiency in mind; newer equipment is also important to companies looking for a reliable alternative to their trucks that have simple run their course of time on the road.

 What Other Factors Could Lead to Class 8 Registration Increases?

 As trucking continues to evolve, the introduction of autonomous trucks, enhanced safety measures, eco-friendly designs, and more efficient engines will increase the demand for commercial trucks. In the coming months, we will all be keeping a close eye on the status of Class 8 registrations throughout the industry and seeing what is next in the ever-evolving world of trucking.

 Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star

If you’re in the trucking business or are looking to discover more about Class 8 Registrations call on Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star. You can call toll-free at 800-832-7278 or locally at 410-685-4474 or email us your questions and concerns at info@baltimorefreightliner.com.

Since 1986, Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star has provided top quality service for the trucking industry. Whether you need to purchase specialized truck parts from our expansive inventory, expand your fleet with our selection of top-tier trucks, or have your company’s trucks serviced or repaired, Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star is the best choice in trucking. Become one of our many satisfied customers today!

Be sure to follow us on Google+ and find us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all the latest from Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star. Follow us on Twitter too: @bmorefreight.

 

Source: http://www.ttnews.com/articles/petemplate.aspx?storyid=38341&page=1

Daimler Pushes for Autonomous Truck Support

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, we discussed the debut of the Freightliner Inspiration, Daimler Trucks’ amazing autonomous truck that was introduced to the world as it crossed the Hoover Dam entirely without aid of a driver. The future of autonomous trucks in the industry is looking bright, and Daimler Trucks is working to secure that future by making a push for official government approval. Read on to find out more!

 Daimler Reps Want to Fast-Track Approval of Autonomous Trucksautonomous-trucks

The head of Daimler’s global truck and bus unit, Wolfgang Bernhard, has spoken recently about the importance of having their autonomous truck technology approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Because the realm of autonomous vehicles is a relatively new one, there are no current rules and regulations in place that can truly speak to the specific needs of these types of trucks. The increased prevalence of self-driving trucks in the future will have profound implications on the trucking industry when it comes to technology, truck design, vehicle maintenance, and the nature of professional truck driving as well.

Autonomous trucks are projected to improve efficiency within a fleet by not only reducing the stresses and strains truck drivers can sometimes experience, but also by implementing new safety technology that can prevent accidents and mishaps on the road. Once self-driving vehicles gain the official stamp of approval that they need, the trucking industry can expect a revolution in the way it does business.

To find out more about the latest products and innovations from Daimler Trucks, check back in with our blog! (more…)

Class 8 Truck Sales Lead to Capacity Changes

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Because of the increase in Class 8 truck sales, the trucking industry is about to face a series of capacity changes.

While many sectors face declining sales, the trucking industry continues to provide jobs and push the U.S. economy. Daimler Trucks North America realizes the demand for its vehicles, and CEO Martin Daum will help fill needs as the demand for Class 8 trucks grows.

Class 8 Truck Salesclass 8 truck sales

According to Daum, sales for medium and heavy-duty trucks were projected to grow by 10 percent, and sales could actually be even higher than projected. That is great news for the trucking industry, as Baum believes Class 6-8 sales could range between 4,11000 to 453,000 trucks. Again, this shows the demand for transporting goods in North America, and it is a great sign that companies and consumers are spending more.

Trucking Industry Stats

For just medium-duty trucks, sales in the United States are expected to remain some-what flat, and 100,000-103,000 medium-duty trucks are expected to sell. With that being said, Class 8 trucks may surpass 229,000 sales alone. This is positive momentum for the trucking industry, which helps to increase jobs and productivity. When you see more trucks on the road, it is a great sign for the economy of the United States!

Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America, or DTNA, is prepared for the increase sales and demand of Class 8 trucks. The company added capacity that could build an additional 27,000 trucks in 2015, and Daum thinks that may not even be enough to meet demand. The CEO stated that, “I have no fear those production slots will go empty, and in fact they may not be enough.” Daum also wanted customers to know that he acknowledges that relying on feasible technologies is important to meet customer expectations in terms of 18 to 24 month paybacks.

If you’re in the trucking business or are looking to discover more about Class 8 truck sales, call on Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star. You can call toll-free at 800-832-7278 or locally at 410-685-4474 or email us your questions and concerns at info@baltimorefreightliner.com.

 

Since 1986, Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star has provided top quality service for the trucking industry. Whether you need to purchase specialized truck parts from our expansive inventory, expand your fleet with our selection of top-tier trucks, or have your company’s trucks serviced or repaired, Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star is the best choice in trucking.

Become one of our many satisfied customers today!

Be sure to follow us on Google+ and find us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all the latest from Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star. Follow us on Twitter too: @bmorefreight.

 

Sources

 

http://fleetowner.com/equipment/dtna-adding-capacity-class-8-sales-keep-growing

Autonomous Trucks: Transportation of the Future?

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

At over 726 feet high and a whopping 1,244 feet long, the Hoover Dam has long served as an inspiration for innovation in this country. Fittingly, the Hoover Dam was the introduction site of Daimler Trucks North America’s most impressive creation to date: the Freightliner Inspiration. This autonomous truck made its debut at the Dam this week, sparking major excitement throughout the trucking industry. Read on to find out more!

 Freightliner Inspiration Crosses Hoover Dam- With No Driver!hoover-dam-freightliner-inspiration

 Daimler Trucks North America chose to debut its Freightliner Inspiration autonomous truck at the Hoover Dam to show the full scope of its achievement and to set this historic accomplishment against an equally historic backdrop. The Freightliner Inspiration was able to maneuver the roadways and bridge without a driver present, displaying a level of technology unprecedented in the trucking industry. The Inspiration’s Highway Pilot system is responsible for its amazing autonomy: this includes camera technology, radar systems, collision avoidance tech, breaking and steering systems, speed control, lane stability, and more. The Highway Pilot system constitutes a breakthrough in trucking technology that will one day carry over to other truck models and increase the availability of autonomous trucks.

 Are Autonomous Trucks Here to Stay?

 The Freightliner Inspiration is, as of now, a truly unique creation in the field of autonomous truck design. Its impressive introduction, however, will no doubt encourage others to pursue new endeavors in this field. By building new autonomous trucks that have the advanced safety features and driving capacity of the Freightliner Inspiration, the industry will open new doors and create opportunities that mere decades ago we never would have dreamed of.

 Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star

If you’re in the trucking business or are looking to discover more about autonomous trucks and Freightliner products, call on Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star. You can call toll-free at 800-832-7278 or locally at 410-685-4474 or email us your questions and concerns at info@baltimorefreightliner.com.

Since 1986, Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star has provided top quality service for the trucking industry. Whether you need to purchase specialized truck parts from our expansive inventory, expand your fleet with our selection of top-tier trucks, or have your company’s trucks serviced or repaired, Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star is the best choice in trucking. Become one of our many satisfied customers today!

Be sure to follow us on Google+ and find us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all the latest from Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star. Follow us on Twitter too: @bmorefreight.

 

Source: http://fleetowner.com/technology/new-autonomous-freightliner-rolls-across-hoover-dam-really?eid=forward

March Stats Show Positive Signs for Class 8 Retail Sales

Friday, May 1st, 2015

We here at Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star never grow tired of the seemingly endless stream of good news about the trucking industry. And lucky for us- yet again, commercial truck sales have shown themselves to be not only holding strong but increasing, according to a recent article published in Transport Topics. Read on to find out more about what’s happened now and what it means for commercial truck dealers nationwide!

  Class 8 Truck Sales Continue to Climb in Beginning of 2015Class 8 March Sales

 The latest report of Class 8 truck sales shows that in the month of March, total truck sales increased by 25 percent compared to March of last year. An incredible 20,625 Class 8 trucks were sold during this time period. The high demand bodes well for commercial truck dealers; it shows that the industry is leaving behind years of economic recession and coming back better and stronger than ever.

Top brand such as Daimler Trucks North America’s Freightliner were a part of the Class 8 truck sales surge in March. Over 6,700 Freightliners were sold, constituting a jump of 28 percent from the previous year. Western Star, another DTNA subsidiary, saw their total commercial truck sales double compared to last year’s figures.

 Growth Sectors in the Commercial Truck Industry

  Growth across the board has been impressive for the trucking industry: sectors such as bulk commodities and vocational operations have all been beneficial. This has been attributing to the vast improvements made to truck fuel efficiency and design innovations.

If you want to take part in a period of success for the trucking industry, get in touch with your Baltimore commercial truck dealer today!

 Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star

If you’re in the trucking business or are looking to discover more about commercial truck sales and commercial truck dealers, call on Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star. You can call toll-free at 800-832-7278 or locally at 410-685-4474 or email us your questions and concerns at info@baltimorefreightliner.com.

Since 1986, Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star has provided top quality service for the trucking industry. Whether you need to purchase specialized truck parts from our expansive inventory, expand your fleet with our selection of top-tier trucks, or have your company’s trucks serviced or repaired, Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star is the best choice in trucking. Become one of our many satisfied customers today!

Be sure to follow us on Google+ and find us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all the latest from Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star. Follow us on Twitter too: @bmorefreight.

 

Source:

http://www.ttnews.com/articles/petemplate.aspx?storyid=37998&page=3

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