2006: The New Models

Rollouts of all-new truck models are scarce this year but changes to existing models are plentiful, including lots of variants that fall just shy of being termed new models in their own right. As OEMs keep up production to meet still feverish demand for commercial vehicles, it is very clear truck buyers should have little trouble finding all the standard and optional features they require to spec

Rollouts of all-new truck models are scarce this year but changes to existing models are plentiful, including lots of variants that fall just shy of being termed new models in their own right.

As OEMs keep up production to meet still feverish demand for commercial vehicles, it is very clear truck buyers should have little trouble finding all the standard and optional features they require to spec a truck for virtually any job at hand.

Thanks to strong demand for replacement vehicles, as well as at least some pre-buying to avoid '07 engines for as long as possible, another record year for both Class 8 and medium-duty truck sales is unfolding.

But whatever the rationale for buying, every truck buyer will have plenty of innovative, technically advanced features and options from which to select.

At the upper end of the GVW classes, fleets will find more ways than ever to tailor work trucks to the job. And in the lower ranges, they will discover trucks carrying more commercially oriented, and thus heavier-duty, features than ever before.

Just turn the page to pull back the curtain….

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