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January heavy-duty truck sales up 18 percent to 98,000 units, but tractor orders slide

There is good news and bad news for the heavy-duty truck market in January 2018. The good news is, heavy-duty truck sales topped 98,000 units, up 18 percent year-on-year and 48 percent from December 2017, according to manufacturer reported data obtained by cvworld.cn. The bad news is, orders for tractors

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China heavy-duty truck sales surge 52.38 percent in 2017

China produced and sold 1,149,700 and 1,116,900 heavy-duty trucks in 2017, a surge of 55.07 and 52.38 percent from the previous year, according to statistics released by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) on January 11. Although heavy-duty truck market experienced a decline in the last two months of 2017

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Anticipating negative growth, heavy-duty truck makers still “bullish” about 2018

China’s heavy-duty truck sales in 2017 will top a record 1.1 million units. But they will definitely retreat to below 1 million units in 2018. These are the industry consensus. But how far below 1 million units? Well, that is up to debate. The recent slew of 2018 business conferences

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November heavy-duty truck sales down 9 percent, but YTD sales top one million units

After a year of explosive growth, the heavy-duty truck market had its first year-on-year sales drop in November but sales through to November nevertheless topped one million units as expected, according to the latest data reported by truck manufacturers. Sales of heavy-duty trucks shrank 9 percent in the month from

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Dongfeng throws down the gauntlet at CCVS as it tries to take back leadership position

Dongfeng Motor Corp., China’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturing and parent company of Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle Co., Ltd. (DFCV), China’s second largest medium and heavy-duty truck manufacturer, had a major product and brand offensive at the annual China Commercial Vehicles Show (CCVS) held in early November in Wuhan. There was no

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Natural gas heavy-duty truck production growth “slows” to 372 percent in October

China produced 7,671 natural gas heavy-duty trucks in October 2017, up 372 percent from a year earlier, according to the latest factory production certification data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). While the market is still surging, the production volume was 34 percent off from that of

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FAW Jiefang and Shell jointly builds first service station in Changsha

CHANGSHA, Hunan – The first service station jointly built by FAW Jiefang and Shell opened in Changsha on November 11, which aims to create a new aftersales service image and bring excellent maintenance experience, professional and convenient oil change service and comfortable resting space for truck owners. This service station

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Growth tapers off: October heavy-duty truck sales up 32 percent to 92,000 units

October heavy-duty truck sales were up 32 percent from the previous year to 92,000 units, but shrank 9 percent from September, according to the latest data provided by manufacturers, showing signs of growth tapering off after a strong fourth quarter 2016. October numbers reflect two key trends. First, monthly sales

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Secrets behind FAWDE’s 1 million Aowei diesel engines

On September 26, FAW Jiefang Automobile Co., Ltd. Wuxi Diesel Engine Works (FAWDE) celebrated the production of its 1 millionth Aowei diesel engine and 10,000th CA6DM3 (13L) diesel engine at its production facilities in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province. The milestone comes nearly 14 years after FAWDE produced its first Aowei CA6DL

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