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January 20, 2017 - Press Release

Ford to Auction One-of-a-Kind F-150 Raptor for Charity

Ford Motor Company will auction an all-new one-of-a-kind 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor for charity at the 46th annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event, in Scottsdale, Ariz.(Photo: Ford Motor Co.)

The winning bidder of Lot No. 3004 – selling at no reserve – will become the owner of the last 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor produced and get to choose from a unique one-of-one Raptor color. The all-new Raptor incorporates years of Ford performance and engineering to deliver the ultimate high-performance off-road truck.

Tags: Auction, Charity, Barrett-Jackson, Ford Motor Company, Ford F-150 Raptor

January 12, 2017 - Industry News

Work Truck Show to Feature 100+ Exhibitors

More than 100 exhibiting companies have already announced plans to highlight new products at The Work Truck Show 2017.

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, WTS17, Industry Events

January 12, 2017 - Industry News

EPA Accuses FCA of Excess Diesel Emissions

Photo of Ram 1500 EcoDiesel courtesy of FCA.

The U.S. EPA has accused Fiat Chrysler of failing to disclose engine management software that increased air pollution in 104,000 diesel-powered Ram 1500 trucks and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs in the 2014 to 2016 model years.

Tags: Jeep Grand Cherokee, Diesel Emissions, EPA, FCA, Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

January 10, 2017 - Industry News

Medium-Duty Orders Fall 1.1% in 2016

Logo: Armie Bautista

Orders of classes 5 to 7 vehicles declined 1.1% in 2016 after a strong December finish and have outpaced heavy-duty truck orders in part due to pent-up demand from government fleet purchasers, according to ACT Research.

Tags: ACT Research, Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Orders, Trends

January 10, 2017 - Product News

Navistar, Dana Agree to Multi-Year Sales Agreement

Spicer S140 Series Axle Image: Dana

Navistar and Dana have entered into a multi-year commercial sales agreement for driveline components for on-highway, delivery, bus, and vocational vehicles.

Tags: Navistar, Drivelines, Cooperative Agreement, Dana Incorporated

January 10, 2017 - Press Release

Warranty Extended on Elliott BoomTruck Cranes

All new Elliott Equipment Company BoomTruck cranes will come standard with a two-year parts and labor warranty and lifetime structural warranty. (Photo courtesy of Elliott Equipment)

Elliott Equipment Company announced that all new Elliott Equipment Company BoomTruck cranes will come standard with a two-year parts and labor warranty and lifetime structural warranty.

Tags: Warranty, Cranes, Boom Trucks, Elliott Equipment

January 9, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Reviving Ranger Pickup for 2019

Image: Ford.

Ford will bring the Ranger mid-size pickup truck back to the North American market for the 2019 model year and the Bronco midsize SUV to global markets for the 2020 model year, the OEM announced at the Detroit auto show.

Tags: Ford Ranger, Ford, Mid-Size Pickups, 2019-MY, Detroit Auto Show, Ford Bronco, 2020-MY

January 9, 2017 - Industry News

FCA's Jeep Expansion Includes Pickup Truck

Photo courtesy of FCA.

Fiat-Chrysler will invest $1 billion in a Jeep expansion initiative that will lead to the production of three new vehicles, including a pickup truck and two larger SUVs, FCA announced ahead of the Detroit auto show.

Tags: Jeep, FCA, Assembly Plants, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Jeep Wagoneer, Large SUVs, Pickup Trucks, Detroit Auto Show

January 9, 2017 - Industry News

Bolt, Pacifica, Ridgeline Earn Vehicle of the Year Awards

2017 Honda Ridgeline (photo courtesy of Honda)

The 2017 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year were announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Tags: Honda, North American Car of the Year, North American Truck of the Year, General Motors, Awards, Honda Ridgeline, 2017-MY, Chevrolet Bolt, FCA, Chrysler Pacifica, North American Utility Vehicle of the Year, Detroit Auto Show

January 8, 2017 - Industry News

First-Ever F-150 Diesel Improves MPG for 2018

Photo of the 2018 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

The 2018 F-150 will offer optional diesel power for the first time since the introduction of the model in 1975, as Ford will offer a turbo-diesel V-6 engine and updated versions of the gasoline-powered V-6, turbo V-6, and V-8, Ford announced ahead of the Detroit auto show.

Tags: Ford F-150, Diesel Engines, Ford, Large Pickups, Detroit Auto Show, 2018-MY

January 5, 2017 - Industry News

Ford to Offer 4G LTE Hotspot, In-Vehicle Gas Purchasing

Photo of ExxonMobile's Speedpass+ app on a touchscreen courtesy of Ford.

Ford will offer a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot with 2018 model-year models, offer an app that allows drivers to pay for gas without leaving their car, and roll out an updated SYNC 3 infotainment system that integrates smartphone apps, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Ford SYNC, Mobile Apps, Exxon Mobil, Wi-Fi, Infotainment Systems, Connected Car

January 5, 2017 - Industry News

Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 2.7% in 2016

Sales of pickups, vans, and SUVs to businesses pushed commercial fleet sales 2.7% higher in 2016, which offset a decline in commercial sales of passenger cars, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Tags: Fleet Sales, Ford, General Motors, FCA

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

Spartan Motors Acquires Fire Apparatus Manufacturer

Image of Smeal Fire Apparatus courtesy of Smeal

Spartan Motors, Inc. announced its wholly-owned subsidiary, Spartan Motors USA, Inc., has completed the previously announced acquisition of Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. and its subsidiaries effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Tags: fire apparatus, Fire trucks, Spartan Motors, Smeal Fire Apparatus

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Cancels Plans for Mexico Plant, Invests in Michigan

Ford has canceled plans for a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico and is now investing $700 million in production at its Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan.

Tags: Michigan, Ford, Assembly Plants, Donald Trump, Mexico

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

Lightweight, Advanced Tech Demo Trucks at WTS17

Photo of 2016-MY Isuzu NPR Diesel courtesy of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America

Two vehicles — a Ford F-350 Aluminum cab chassis and an Isuzu NPR with 13,000 pounds GVWR — will be upfitted with the selected components/technology as part of the Lightweight and Advanced Technology Demo Trucks Display at the 2017 Work Truck Show.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Ford F-350, Green Truck Summit, Isuzu NPR, Lightweighting, Advanced Technology

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Looking to Electrify F-150, Transit Custom Van by 2020

Ford has announced that the F-150 will be electrified by 2020. Pictured is a gasoline powered 2017 F-150 XLT courtesy of Ford.

Ford announced seven global electrified vehicles that it plans to introduce in the next five years, which includes hybrid versions of the F-150 pickup and a plug-in hybrid Transit Custom van.

Tags: Ford F-150, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles, Ford Transit Custom

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

Worldwide Annual Electric Truck Sales May Reach 332,000 by 2026

Photo of Frito-Lay electric truck charging at Clipper Creek charging station, courtesy of Clipper Creek

Global annual electrified powertrain medium- and heavy-duty truck sales are expected to grow from about 31,000 vehicles in 2016 to nearly 332,000 by 2026.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Sales, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Navigant Research, Electric Trucks

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

Two Weeks Left to Vote for Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Cast your ballot today for Work Truck's 2017 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award, time is running out! There are fewer than two weeks left to be sure your vote is included for this prestigious award.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Awards, Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award

December 28, 2016 - Industry News

Work Truck's Top 10 Articles in 2016

The 2016 calendar-year brought about more new-vehicle launches, an increased interest in upfitting and truck spec'ing, continued concerns about controlling fuel costs, and new technology and features on trucks than ever before.

Tags: Upfitting, Isuzu, Ram Truck, Ford, Truck Specs

December 22, 2016 - Industry News

Work Truck's Top 10 News Items in 2016

Photos on the top (L-R) are the Chevrolet Low Cab Forward and the Isuzu FTR. Photos on the bottom are the Ram Chassis Cab and GM Cutaway Van (Photos from news items)

In the 2016 calendar-year, the top news was all about vehicles. From new-vehicle launches to changes and enhancements, even autonomous truck deliveries, this year was about innovation.

Tags: Isuzu, Cummins, Ram Truck, Ford, Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award, Autonomous Vehicles, Spartan, General Motors

December 22, 2016 - Industry News

American Natural Gas Acquires Questar Fueling Company

Photo of American Natural Gas station courtesy of ANG.

American Natural Gas (ANG) announced that it has acquired Questar Fueling Company, including its 11 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations in Arizona, Kansas, Texas, Utah, California, and Colorado.

Tags: Frito-Lay, CNG, Questar Fueling, Anheuser-Busch, American Natural Gas

December 20, 2016 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Orders Rebound

Class 8 net orders increased in November following heavy cancellations in the previous month, according to final numbers from ACT Research.

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

December 19, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Super Duty's Tech Boosts Sales

2017 F-250 Super Duty 4X4 Crew Cab Lariat (Photo courtesy of Ford.)

Just three months into its launch, the 2017 Ford Super Duty's "smart technology" features have driven total nameplate sales up 24% for November.

Tags: Truck Sales, Ford Super Duty, Towing, Large Pickups

December 19, 2016 - Industry News

One Month Left: Vote for Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Cast your ballot today for Work Truck's 2017 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award, there is only one month left to be sure your vote is included for this prestigious award.

Tags: NTEA, Medium-Duty Trucks, Awards, Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award, The Work Truck Show

December 16, 2016 - Product News

Bendix Wingman Advanced Available to Order on Kenworth T270, T370

The Bendix Wingman Advanced system is now available for order as an option for the Kenworth T370 medium duty truck in certain vocational applications such as aggregate hauling. Photo: Kenworth

The Bendix Wingman Advanced system is now available for order as an option on Kenworth T270 and T370 medium-duty trucks.

Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, T270, T370, Bendix, Collision Mitigation

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