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August 22, 2017 - Industry News

Hyundai to Offer U.S. Pickup Truck

Photo of Santa Cruz concept courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai Motor will sell a small pickup called the Santa Cruz to U.S. buyers, after senior executives with the company approved the plan, a senior executive told Reuters.

Tags: Hyundai, Pickup Trucks, Hyundai Santa Cruz

August 18, 2017 - Press Release

Kenworth Dealerships Open in Kentucky and W.Va.

Worldwide Equipment has relocated and opened four Kenworth dealerships to enhance parts and service support for customers operating in the coal-producing region of Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia.

Tags: Kenworth, Truck Dealers

August 18, 2017 - Industry News

Electric Refuse Trucks Headed to Los Angeles

Image courtsy of Motiv

Motiv Power Systems announced an order for two battery-electric refuse trucks by the City of Los Angeles' Sanitation Department.

Tags: Motiv Power Systems, Refuse Fleets, Electric Trucks, Battery-Electric Vehicles

August 11, 2017 - Industry News

Ram Boosts 3500's Tow Rating with Fifth-Wheel Option

Photo of 2018 Ram 3500 courtesy of FCA.

Ram has increased the towing capability of its 3500 Heavy Duty pickup for the 2018 model year by offering a fifth-wheel option that would boost the maximum trailer weight rating to 30,000 pounds, Fiat Chrysler has announced.

Tags: Towing, Ram 3500, Large Pickups, Cummins, 2018-MY, Ram Truck

August 9, 2017 - Industry News

2018 F-150 Adds Power, Payload Capability

Photo of 2018 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford has boosted the power and efficiency of its F-150 engines for the 2018 model year with improvements that increase payload, towing capability, and fuel economy, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Large Pickups, 2018-MY

August 9, 2017 - Industry News

Hino Celebrates 10 Years in West Virginia

Hino Motors Manufacturing in Williamstown, W. Va., celebrated 10 years of manufacturing. (Photo: Hino)

Hino Motors Manufacturing facility in Williamstown, W. Va., celebrated 10 years of medium-duty truck production. This 245,000 square-foot location produces Hino’s Class 6 & 7 conventional body style trucks.

Tags: Class 6, Class 7, Medium-Duty Trucks, 10th Anniversary, Hino Trucks

August 7, 2017 - Industry News

Chevrolet Adds Fleet Options for 2018-MY

Photo of Chevrolet's Low Cab Forward trucks courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet is rolling out an array of new vehicle options for its fleet customers for the 2018 model year on a trio of utility vehicles, cars, and its low cab forward trucks, the company told Automotive Fleet.com.

Tags: General Motors, Chevrolet, 2018-MY, Optional Equipment, Cabovers, Chevrolet Equinox

August 3, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Produces its First 3D-Printed Metal Part

The view into the interior of the 3D printer shows the first printed thermostat covers, which are still connected to the work platform. After removal of the platform and support structure, the aluminium/silicon metallic powder is removed by suction, sieved, cleaned and ecologically fed back into the recycling system. Photo: Daimler

In Europe, Mercedes-Benz Trucks has printed its first spare part made of metal that has passed all stages of the company’s quality assurance process.

Tags: Europe, Daimler, Parts and Service, 3D Printing

August 3, 2017 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Orders Rebound in July

Class 8 truck orders are expected to increase in July compared to the previous month and previous year, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

July 28, 2017 - Industry News

Bollinger Motors Unveils Electric Utility Truck

Photo of B1 courtesy of Bollinger.

Hobart, New York-based Bollinger Motors has unveiled its battery-electric B1 utility truck that the company says would be a fit for tradespeople, construction companies, and government fleets.

Tags: Bollinger Motors, Off-Road Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles

July 28, 2017 - Industry News

FCA to Restart Sales of Diesel Ram 1500

Photo of Ram 1500 EcoDiesel by Vince Taroc.

Fiat Chrysler can begin selling diesel-powered versions of its 2017 Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles, after receiving approval from state and federal environmental regulators.

Tags: CARB, Diesel Engines, EPA, 2017-MY, FCA, FCA Diesel Scandal

July 28, 2017 - Industry News

Black Book Analyzes Classic Truck Values

Image of 1957 Dodge D100 Sweptside Pickup truck courtesy of Mecum Auctions. The auction estimate for this truck is between $50,000-$75,000.

Black Book looked at some popular trucks over the years and analyzed their valuations at recent collectible auctions:

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Black Book, Auctions, Classic Car Auction, Automotive History

July 27, 2017 - Press Release

Freightliner Updates Team Run Smart Website

Screenshot via TeamRunSmart.com

Freightliner Trucks has launched a new version of its Team Run Smart website, an online community that truck drivers can use to find information on a variety of topics.

Tags: Website, Freightliner, Online Tool, Daimler Trucks North America, Truck Drivers

July 27, 2017 - Press Release

Work Truck Solutions Adds to Board of Directors

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The Board of Directors of Work Truck Solutions, Inc., announced the appointment of David Thawley as an independent director of the firm, effective immediately.

Tags: Board of Directors, Work Truck Solutions, Derive

July 26, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Celebrates 100 Years of Work Trucks

Timeline courtesy of Ford.

Ford is celebrating the centennial of its first purpose-built truck, the 1917 Model TT, which eventually led to the company producing many iconic work trucks, including the F-Series that has been the best-selling truck lineup for 35 years.

Tags: Company Anniversaries, Ford, Large Pickups, Automotive History, Ford Super Duty, Ford F-Series

July 25, 2017 - Industry News

Paccar Reports ‘Strong’ Q2 Revenues and Profits

Paccar, parent of Kenworth and Peterbilt, has announced that for the second quarter of 2017, it achieved net sales and financial services revenues of $4.70 billion-- compared to $4.41 billion in the same period a year ago.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Earnings, Global, DAF

July 25, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Offers More 2018-MY Incentives

Photo of E-450 cutaway courtesy of Ford.

Ford has added fleet incentives for 11 additional 2018 model-year vehicles, including its E-450 cutaway and stripped chassis van, as well as its police lineup.

Tags: Fleet Incentives, Ford, 2018-MY

July 24, 2017 - Industry News

Honda Ridgeline Returns for 2018 with Few Tweaks

Photo of 2018 Ridgeline Sport courtesy of Honda.

Honda's 2018 Ridgeline adds $155 to its base price and will offer a few minor tweaks including a streamlined trim walk from 12 to nine and new exterior colors, Honda has announced.

Tags: Honda, Honda Ridgeline, 2018-MY, Mid-Size Pickups

July 24, 2017 - Industry News

Kenworth: Vocational Truck Market to Stay Strong Through End of 2017

Photo:Jim Park.

The first half of 2017 has been good to the trucking industry, and to the vocational market in particular, according to Kenworth. And going into the second half of the year, the OEM sees the underlying economic fundamentals as equally promising.

Tags: Kenworth, Truck Sales, Truck Orders, Vocational Trucks

July 13, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Accused of Tampering with Diesel Emissions

Mercedes-Benz Sales Germany building, Berlin. Photo: Daimler.

Germany’s federal minister of transport is investigating whether Daimler's exhaust-gas treatment systems of certain diesel-powered cars and vans have been manipulated by illegal software that eliminates emission measurements taken during testing and on the road.

Tags: Emissions, Daimler, Global

July 10, 2017 - Industry News

Fiat Chrysler Building Ram 1500 Diesels Again

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Fiat Chrysler has started assembling Ram 1500 pickups equipped with a diesel engine, even though the company must still resolve a dispute with regulators before it can sell the trucks, reports Automotive News.

Tags: FCA, Assembly Plants, Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, FCA Diesel Scandal

July 7, 2017 - Industry News

Truck Orders Fall for the Quarter, Up Big from Last Year

Truck orders in the heavy- and medium-duty segments fell in the second quarter of 2017, but are still much higher than they were a year ago, according to a report from ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders

July 6, 2017 - Industry News

Commercial Fleet Sales Surge in June

File photo

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufacturers bounced back in June after several months of declining sales, by increasing 14.6% from a year ago to 68,443 units, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Tags: Ford, General Motors, FCA, Fleet Sales

June 28, 2017 - Industry News

Navistar Names Truck and Parts President

Navistar veteran Michael Cancelliere is moving up to President, Truck and Parts. Photo: Navistar

As Bill Kozek turns his attention to disruptive technologies and vehicle electrification, Navistar veteran Michael Cancelliere steps up to fill the position of president, Truck and Parts.

Tags: Navistar, Leadership, People, Electric Vehicles, Disruptive Technology, Parts and Service

June 27, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Announces 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

Photo of 2018 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford will offer fleet incentives for most of its 2018 model-year vehicles, including the new EcoSport subcompact SUV and next-generation Expedition, the company announced.

Tags: Fleet Incentives, Ford, 2018-MY

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