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November 29, 2016 - Industry News

AmeriPride Adds Hybrid-Electric Ford F-59 Trucks

Photo of AmeriPride fleet pf Ford F-59 hybrid-electric vehicles courtesy of XL Hybrids.

AmeriPride Services is taking delivery of 21 Ford F-59 trucks featuring XL Hybrids’ XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System by the end of this year.

Tags: XL Hybrids, Ford F-59, AmeriPride, Hybrid-Electric Truck, A-1 Alternative Fuel

November 23, 2016 - Industry News

Western Star to Add New Graphics Packages

Photo courtesy of Western Star.

The Western Star factory-installed Phantom 2 Graphics package features new, modular components for more customization options.

Tags: Western Star, Vehicle Graphics, Truck Graphics

November 18, 2016 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Were Hurt by Cancellations

Net Class 8 orders were weak in October, driven by a high number of cancellations in the month, according to ACT Research.

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

November 16, 2016 - Industry News

Chevrolet's Colorado ZR2 Ups Off-Road Ante

Photo of 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 by Paul Clinton.

Chevrolet will offer an off-road-oriented variant of its Colorado mid-size pickup called the Colorado ZR2 in the 2017 model year that includes suspension technology used in Formula One racing.

Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Colorado, L.A. Auto Show, 2017-MY, Off-Road Vehicles, Mid-Size Pickups

November 16, 2016 - Industry News

Limited-Edition, Limited-Run Ram 1500 Models Launched

The Ram 1500 Ignition Orange Sport package is limited to Crew Cab V-8 models with a starting MSRP of $43,740 plus $1,320 destination. (Photo courtesy of Ram Truck)

Ram Truck announced both a new and a returning option package that will have truck enthusiasts knocking at their dealers’ doors: A new 2017 limited-edition Ram 1500 Rebel Mojave Sand package and a limited run of Ram 1500 Ignition Orange Sport models.

Tags: Ram Truck, Ram 1500 Sport, Ram 1500 Rebel

November 15, 2016 - Industry News

North American Car, Truck of the Year Finalists Named

Photo of 2017 F-350 King Ranch courtesy of Ford.

Ford's redesigned F-Series Super Duty and Chevrolet's new battery-electric Bolt EV will compete as finalists for North American car and truck of the year, according to a group of automotive journalists who judge the annual awards.

Tags: North American Car of the Year, North American Truck of the Year, Awards

November 11, 2016 - Industry News

Nissan's Single Cab Titan Trucks Priced

Photo of 2017 Nissan Titan Single Cab by Paul Clinton.

Nissan has begun selling Single Cab versions of its Titan XD and Titan pickups for a starting price of $30,775, Nissan has announced.

Tags: Nissan, Pricing, Nissan Titan, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, Nissan Titan XD

November 10, 2016 - Industry News

2017 Ram Power Wagon Priced

Photo of 2017 Ram Power Wagon courtesy of FCA.

The 2017 Ram Power Wagon will retail for at least $53,015 and arrive with a updated look, Ram has announced. Ram will also offer a Power Wagon package on one of its 2500 models.

Tags: Pricing, Ram Truck, Ram Power Wagon, Large Pickups, 2017-MY

November 9, 2016 - Industry News

Cast Your Vote: Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Cast your ballot today for Work Truck's 2017 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award. Professional fleet managers are encouraged to vote for the best-of-the-best medium-duty work truck now.

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

November 4, 2016 - Industry News

Chevrolet Tests Colorado ZH2 Fuel Cell Truck

The ZH2 shares several components with the production Colorado, including the cab, doors, and roof. The standard Colorado production cab was moved back 125mm to accommodate 37-inch off-road tires. (Photo courtesy of General Motors)

The ZH2, powered by GM’s Hydrotec fuel cell technology, was unveiled to the auto industry at the 2016 SEMA show. In addition, Chevrolet recently developed new off-road test areas at General Motors’ Yuma, Ariz., Proving Ground.

Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Colorado, General Motors, Military Trucks, Hydrotec, Fuel Cell Trucks

November 3, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Developing Evasive Steering, Wrong-Way Alert

Photo of wrong-way alert courtesy of Ford.

Ford is developing several next-generation driver-assisting technologies, including evasive steering that can steer the vehicle away from a collision if the driver doesn't respond and an alert that recognizes when a driver is heading the wrong direction on a road.

Tags: Active Safety Systems, Ford, Steering

November 2, 2016 - Industry News

YTD Commercial Truck Registrations Fall 4.2%

The number of commercial vehicles in GVW Classes 4-8 registered this year through August fell 4.2%, mostly due to a steep decline in Class 8 over-the-road trucks, IHS Automotive has reported.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Registration, IHS Automotive, Diesel Engines, Class 7, Class 1

October 28, 2016 - Industry News

Nissan Offers 2017 Frontier With Work Truck Package

Photo of 2017 Frontier courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan is offering a "work truck package" with its 2017 Frontier mid-size pickup, which will retails for at least $19,330 and is on sale now, Nissan has announced.

Tags: Nissan, Nissan Frontier, 2017-MY, Mid-Size Pickups

October 27, 2016 - Industry News

GM's Duramax 6.6L Boosts Capability, Resale Value

Photo by Chris Wolski.

GM’s redesigned Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel offers a number of advantages to fleets including increased horsepower and torque, and fleets are showing interest in the new engine, which will be available in the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD.

Tags: General Motors, Chevrolet SIlverado HD, Diesel Engines, Duramax

October 27, 2016 - Industry News

Vintage Work Trucks Shown at Car Museum

Photo courtesy of America's Car Museum.

Americans have relied on work trucks to get their jobs done for more than 100 years, which is why America’s Car Museum (ACM) is paying homage to them with 15 vintage vehicles that helped shape the U.S.

Tags: Automotive History, Museums, Delivery Trucks

October 26, 2016 - Industry News

Ford, Reebok Team Up on Tough Road Trip

Ford and Reebok #FitTruck (photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.)

FitTruck, powered by Ford and Reebok, is hitting the road on one of the most pumped-up fitness tours, spanning more than 2,000 miles during seven weeks this fall.

Tags: Ford, Reebok, Fitness

October 25, 2016 - Industry News

Budweiser Delivers First Shipment Using Autonomous Truck

The driver monitored the 120-mile trip on I-25 from the sleeper. Photo courtesy Otto.

Otto and Budweiser announced Tuesday that they have reached a major milestone on the road to autonomous trucking with the completion of the world’s first shipment using a self-driving truck.

Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Otto

October 24, 2016 - Industry News

Voting Opens for Fleet Car, Truck of the Year

Voting is open for the 13th annual Fleet Car and Truck of the Year award, sponsored by Automotive Fleet.

Tags: Fleet Car of the Year, Fleet Truck of the Year, Awards

October 20, 2016 - Industry News

Have Pickup Sales Peaked?

Photo of 2017 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford's decision to idle production of its F-150 pickup this week has followed several months of slowing demand in retail and fleet channels and may point to a larger trend in pickup sales.

Tags: Ford, General Motors, Ram Truck, Large Pickups, Vehicle Production

October 19, 2016 - Industry News

Fuso to Show All-Electric E-Cell Medium-Duty Truck

Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) will display its FUSO eCanter all-electric truck in its booth at GIE+Expo 2016, October 20-21 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Electric Trucks, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Cabovers

October 18, 2016 - Industry News

Medium-Duty Orders Rise 19% in September

Photo of International TerraStar courtesy of Navistar.

Customers ordered 20,400 medium-duty vehicles in Classes 5 to 7 in September, which represents a 19% increase from August, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research.

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

October 18, 2016 - Industry News

'Parts Issues' Slow Super Duty Rollout

Photo of F-350 King Ranch Crew Cab 4x4 courtesy of Ford.

Unspecified "parts issues" slowed shipments of Ford's 2017 Super Duty pickups in late summer, but Ford is ironing out these issues at its Louisville, Ky., assembly plant, according to a union official.

Tags: Vehicle Production, Ford, 2017-MY, Ford Super Duty, Assembly Plants

October 12, 2016 - Industry News

Texas Auto Writers Name Ford Super Duty 'Truck of Texas'

Photo of 2017 Super Duty truck courtesy of Ford.

The Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) named the 2017 Ford Super Duty the 2017 “Truck of Texas” at the 26th annual Texas Truck Rodeo.

Tags: Jeep Grand Cherokee, Toyota Tacoma, TAWA, Ford Super Duty, Nissan Titan XD

October 12, 2016 - Industry News

Registration Open for 2017 Work Truck Show

Registration is now open for the Work Truck Show 2017 and Green Truck Summit, to be held March 14-17 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Green Truck Summit, Events, Medium-Duty Trucks, Work Trucks

October 12, 2016 - Industry News

Isuzu Details All-New Class 6 FTR

Isuzu's new Class 6 entry to the medium-duty truck market, the FTR. (Photo courtesy of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America).

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. announced key specifications of its all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment, the 2018 Isuzu FTR

Tags: Class 6, Isuzu, Isuzu FTR, Cabovers

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