Truck makers are not waiting for the general economy to pick up steam or truck freight to come roaring back to roll out new commercial truck models for the North American market. Far from it. Even after last year's bumper crop of new model introductions, most OEMs are bringing out either all-new or heavily updated models for 2011.
The biggest flurry of activity extends across Class 1-7 vehicles. Along with all-new models and new powertrain options, the big news here runs from a light/medium-duty all-electric truck introduced by International to the arrival of a brand-new commercial van line from Nissan. And every OEM up in Class 8 save two has either rolled out a new truck or has extensively updated one model or another.
No matter if your fleet runs light, medium or heavy trucks and whether they haul freight or perform one service or another, start here on your way to kicking some tires and taking a spin or two because trucking is slowly but surely already on the road back.