The Number 1 Resource for Vocational Truck Fleets

Vehicle Research

1  -  25  of  2335

October 19, 2017 - Industry News

Texas Auto Writers Award F-150 Truck of Texas

Photo of the 2018 F-150 with TAWA trophy courtesy of Ford.

The 2018 Ford F-150 and Toyota Tacoma have earned top awards at the Texas Auto Writers Association's (TAWA) Truck Rodeo as trucks of Texas, where manufacturers sell one of five pickups.

Tags: Ford F-150, Pickup Trucks, Texas, Toyota Tacoma, 2018-MY

October 16, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler AG Aiming to Get More Nimble at Selling Trucks and Cars

Photo: David Cullen

Germany’s Daimler AG has announced that it is considering a new corporate structure that it expects would make the company more responsive to rapidly changing marketplace developments.

Tags: Daimler, Global, Germany, Vehicle Production

October 16, 2017 - Industry News

Smithfield Foods Reduces Accidents with SmartDrive

Photo courtesy of Smithfield and SmartDrive

SmartDrive Systems announced that Smithfield Foods, Inc. has deployed the SmartDrive video-based safety program across its entire fleet of nearly 600 Armour and Eckrich branded refrigerated box trucks following a competitive review and pilot program.

Tags: Accident Management, SmartDrive Systems, Food and Beverage Fleets, Smithfield Foods

October 12, 2017 - Industry News

eNow Powers Zero-Emissions Refrigerated Truck

Photo of solar panels courtesy of eNow.

eNow, producers of solar products for the transportation industry, demonstrated the effectiveness of its solar energy-producing systems for transportation by powering the first zero-emissions commercial-use Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) on a truck making deliveries in an urban environment.

Tags: Refrigerated Truck, Solar Power, Reefer, eNow, Transport Refrigeration

October 12, 2017 - Industry News

Navistar Executives Look to the Future

Navistar included all its latest models for test drives at an event at its proving grounds outside of New Carlisle, IN, earlier this week.<br />Photo: Jack Roberts

After a tough run earlier this decade, Navistar told trucking reporters it is "back in business," touting its new and improved product line, a booming vocational market and a strong economy.

Tags: Navistar, SCR, EGR, International Trucks, Vocational Trucks

October 9, 2017 - Product News

Isuzu Launches Spanish Version of Commercial Website

Screenshot via Isuzucv.com

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has announced that www.isuzucv.com is now available in Spanish as well as English.

Tags: Isuzu, Website, Cabovers, Spanish, Online Tool

October 6, 2017 - Industry News

Allison Expands Fuel-Efficient Medium-Duty Transmission Tech

Photo of 1000/2000 Series transmission courtesy of Allison.

Allison Transmission has begun offering its xFE fuel-saving technology on two more of its medium-duty transmissions, including the 1000 Series and 2000 Series, the company has announced.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Transmissions, Allison Transmission

October 5, 2017 - Industry News

September Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 25%

Photos courtesy of manufacturers.

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufactures increased 25.7% to 51,112 in September units with strong sales in the truck category, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Tags: Fleet Sales, Procurement, Trends

October 4, 2017 - Product News

Peterbilt, Kenworth Offer Eaton’s 12-Speed Endurant Transmission

Eaton&#39;s Endurant 12-speed automated transmission. Photo: Eaton

Eaton’s recently released 12-Speed Endurant automated transmission, developed in a joint venture with Cummins, will be offered on major truck models from both Peterbilt and Kenworth.

Tags: Kenworth, Cummins, Eaton, Peterbilt, Transmissions, Model 579, T680, Model 567

October 4, 2017 - Industry News

Chevrolet Express Van Adds Fleet-Oriented Options for 2018

Photo of 2018 Chevrolet Express 2500 courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet will offer four new option packages with its 2018 Express full-size van based on feedback from fleet and other commercial purchasers, the company has announced.

Tags: Chevrolet, Cargo Vans, Chevrolet Express, Full-Size Vans, 2018-MY

October 3, 2017 - Global News

Ford to Focus on Trucks, EVs, Connectivity

Photo of CEO Jim Hackett courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Co.'s new leader wants to shift investment into trucks and electrified vehicles and reduce costs and investment in sedans and internal combustion engines, Chief Executive Officer Jim Hackett said Tuesday.

Tags: Ford, Automotive Executives, C-Suite, Battery-Electric Vehicles

October 3, 2017 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Increase in Healthy, Growing Market

Early numbers indicate a positive month for September’s North American Class 8 truck orders as the market continues to gain momentum heading into the fall order season, according to preliminary reports from FTR and ACT Research.

Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

October 3, 2017 - Industry News

Possible Photo of Tesla’s Electric Truck Leaks on Reddit

Photo via Reddit

A post on the Tesla "subreddit" of Reddit.com shows a concept vehicle that appears to be Tesla’s unannounced electric road tractor.

Tags: Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks

October 3, 2017 - Industry News

Nissan's 2018 Frontier Starts at $19,965

Photo of 2018 Frontier Midnight Edition courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan has added a backup camera and an upgraded base Frontier, along with a $600 price increase for the 2018 model year, Nissan announced.

Tags: Nissan, Pricing, Nissan Frontier, 2018-MY, Mid-Size Pickups

October 2, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Sets Up Electrification Team

Ford has begun coordinating the development of its electrified vehicle initiative by setting up an internal team known as "Team Edison" as it begins rolling out 13 electrified vehicles in the next five years, according to a company spokesperson.

Tags: Ford, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Research and Development

October 2, 2017 - Press Release

Bollinger Hits Reservation Milestone

Image of B1 courtesy of Bollinger Motors

Bollinger Motors announced that it has surpassed 10,000 reservations for its B1 all-electric sport/utility truck.

Tags: SUV, Truck Orders, Electric Vehicles, Bollinger Motors

October 2, 2017 - Industry News

GM to Launch 20 EVs by 2023

Photo courtesy of GM.

General Motors will add two battery-electric vehicles to its lineup in the next 18 months as part of its plan to roll out 20 such vehicles by 2023, the company has announced.

Tags: General Motors, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 28, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Offers Flagship Trim to Super Duty

Photo of the F-450 Limited trim courtesy of Ford.

Ford will now offer a Limited trim to the Super Duty truck lineup, available this winter, which is tailored for high-end heavy-duty truck customers.

Tags: Ford F-450, Ford F-350, Ford F-250, Ford, Ford Super Duty, Texas Auto Show

September 28, 2017 - Industry News

Chevrolet to Offer Class 4/5 Silverados

Photo by Paul Clinton

Chevrolet will offer Class 4 and 5 versions of its Silverado for commercial users in fields such as construction, utility services, and first responders, the company announced at the Texas Auto Show.

Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Class 5, General Motors, Class 4, Chassis Cab Trucks, Texas Auto Show

September 28, 2017 - Industry News

Hino to Move Into North American Heavy-Duty Market

Davey Jung, Executive Vice President, Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. answers questions for the media at a press conference in West Virginia. Photo: Hino Trucks

Hino announced that it plans to produce a new line of Class 7 and 8 trucks at a new truck assembly plant in West Virginia, starting in 2019.

Tags: Class 8, New Facility, Vehicle Manufacturing, Hino Trucks

September 28, 2017 - Industry News

Chevrolet Celebrates Truck Centennial with Special Editions

Photo of the 2018 Silverado 1500 Centennial Edition courtesy of Chevrolet.

Chevrolet is celebrating 100 years of producing pickup trucks by offering special editions of its Silverado and Colorado pickups that have been inspired by earlier trucks in its history, including the 1918 One-Ton.

Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Colorado, Large Pickups, 2018-MY, Texas Auto Show, Special Edition

September 27, 2017 - Industry News

Ram Introduces Two New Pickup Models

Photo of Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Southfork.

Fiat Chrysler's Ram Truck brand introduced a pair of new 2018 pickup models ahead of the Texas State Fair.

Tags: Ram Truck, Large Pickups, 2018-MY, Texas Auto Show, Ram 1500, Ram 2500

September 26, 2017 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Gives Glimpse of Next Sprinter Van

Sketch of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter courtesy of Daimler.

Mercedes-Benz Vans showed an early look at its next-generation Sprinter full-size van that it will launch in Europe by July 1 and roll out to the U.S. and other markets later in 2018.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, NACV Show

September 26, 2017 - Industry News

Freightliner Expands Severe-Duty Vocational Options

Freightliner launched its severe-duty product line in 2011, and has since expanded the line with product enhancements and additional options. Photo: Daimler

New product options include the Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series (RDS) automatic transmission, LifeGuard RollTek seats, improved routing and clipping, LED headlights in the M2 106 and M2 112, Bendix Tire Pressure Monitoring, and the 122SD auto hauler package.

Tags: Freightliner, Daimler, Vocational Trucks, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, NACV Show, LED Lighting, Medium-Duty Trucks

September 25, 2017 - Product News

International HV Series Debuts for Severe Service Market at NACV

The hood and grille may be the same, but the HV was redesigned from the inside out. Photo: Evan Lockridge

International Truck Monday increased its offerings for the vocational market, launching the International HV Series and announcing enhancements to its HX Series, at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

Tags: International Trucks, Vocational Trucks, NACV Show

Previous||12345678910...9394||

FleetFAQ

Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Fleet Management And Leasing

Merchants Experts will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.

Lifecycle Costs Analyzer

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.

Sponsored by

In general, a lease, usually, but not always, with a fixed term, where the lessor assumes many of the risks of ownership, including depreciation, funding and defined levels of administration.

Read more