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January 16, 2018 - Industry News

Next-Gen 2019 Ram 1500 Improves Payload and Towing

Photo courtesy of FCA.

The new 2019 Ram 1500 is 225 pounds lighter than the previous model year, features increased payload and towing capabilities, and three new, longer frame lengths.

Tags: Ram 1500, 2019-MY, Detroit Auto Show, FCA

January 16, 2018 - Industry News

2019 Chevrolet Silverado is Lighter, Offers Wider Bed

Photo courtesy of General Motors.

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is 450 pounds lighter than the previous model-year, features a wider bed, and offers a wider range of trims and engine/transmissions combinations, including a new turbo-diesel engine.

Tags: Chevrolet Silverado, General Motors, 2019-MY, Detroit Auto Show, Pickup Trucks

January 14, 2018 - Industry News

2019 Ford Ranger Production to Begin in Late 2018

The Ranger will be available in three trim grades: XL, midlevel XLT, and a high-level Lariat trim series. It will include FX Off-Road packages, and in SuperCab or SuperCrew cab configurations. (Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.)

The Ford Ranger is returning to the North American market with a 2.3L EcoBoost engine, 10-speed automatic transmission, and a suite of Ford’s latest technologies.

Tags: Ford Ranger, Ford, Mid-Size Pickups, 2019-MY, Detroit Auto Show, Pickup Trucks

January 12, 2018 - Press Release

TAG Truck Centers, Lonestar Truck Group Merge

TAG’s new 190,000 square foot Freightliner dealership in Memphis, TN is comprised of a new and used truck sales center, a parts and service center, a parts distribution center, a full body shop, and the TAG Technical Institute. (Image courtesy of DTNA)

TAG Truck Centers and the Lonestar Truck Group have merged into a new company called TNTX. The two companies will align under the TNTX entity in the coming months.

Tags: DTNA, Freightliner, Western Star, Daimler Trucks North America, Mergers & Acquisitions, TAG Truck Centers, Lonestar Truck Group

January 12, 2018 - Press Release

Rainier Truck Sales Picking Up

Image courtesy of Rainier Truck & Chassis

Rainier is targeting this summer to ramp-up truck production for its full lineup of Class 4-7 trucks.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Sales, Cabovers, Rainier Truck

January 11, 2018 - Industry News

Peterbilt Hits Million-Truck Milestone

Photo of the Model 567 lineup courtesy of Peterbilt Motor Company.

Peterbilt announced the production of its 1 millionth vehicle. The Model 567 Heritage rolled off the assembly line at the company’s Denton, Texas, manufacturing facility.

Tags: Peterbilt, Vocational Trucks, Model 567, Milestones

January 11, 2018 - Industry News

Work Truck Show Announces Multiple Vehicle Reveals

Four of North America’s leading truck manufacturers have announced they will unveil new vehicles at The Work Truck Show 2018: Chevrolet, Ford, Hino, and International.

Tags: Chevrolet, Hino, Work Truck Show, Ford, International Trucks, WTS18

January 9, 2018 - Industry News

Truck Technology Takes the Stage at the Consumer Electronics Show

Paccar's Innovation Booth at CES. Photo: Peterbilt

For the first time, truck manufacturers are showing off their latest technological advancements at one of the most influential technology shows on the planet in Las Vegas this week.

Tags: Toyota, Kenworth, Paccar, Information Technology, Peterbilt, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Future Trucks

January 9, 2018 - Industry News

Kenworth Shows Hydrogen Fuel Cell T680 at CES

Kenworth's Hydrogen Fuel Cell T680 day cab at the Port of Seattle. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth showed a zero-emissions T680 day cab equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell as part of its Paccar Innovations booth at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Tags: Kenworth, SCAQMD, Grant Funding, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, T680, Electric Vehicles, Zero-Emission Vehicles, CES, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

January 9, 2018 - Industry News

AEV Technologies Unveils Electric Truck

Image of 411 electric utility vehicle courtesy of AEV Technologies.

AEV Technologies, Inc., designer and manufacturer of compact, emissions-free vehicles for urban commercial markets, unveiled its new assembled in the U.S.A., all-electric vehicle lineup at CES Las Vegas.

Tags: Utility Vehicle, Utility Fleets, Urban Mobility, AEV Technologies, 411, 511

January 8, 2018 - Industry News

Chevrolet to Unveil Class 4/5 Silverado

Photo courtesy of Chevrolet.

Chevrolet will reveal its all-new Silverado Class 4 and 5 chassis cab trucks at The Work Truck Show 2018 in Indianapolis.

Tags: Chevrolet, Work Truck Show, Chevrolet Silverado, Class 5, Class 4, Chassis Cab Trucks

January 8, 2018 - Industry News

XL Hybrids Gets Latest CARB Approval

Image of converted Ford F-150 courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids has received approval for plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) Ford F-150 pickup trucks in the Golden State of California.

Tags: Ford F-150, CARB, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, PHEV, Pickup Trucks, XL Hybrids

January 7, 2018 - Industry News

Ford's Diesel F-150: 30 MPG on the Highway

Photo of diesel-powered 2018 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford's first diesel-powered 2018 F-150 pickup can deliver an EPA-rated 30 mpg in highway driving, which would put it among the most fuel-efficient pickups available when it goes on sale in the spring.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Large Pickups, 2018-MY, Diesel Engines, Fuel Economy

January 5, 2018 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Reports Record Van Sales; Teases Rollout of Next Sprinter

European-model Mercedes-Benz Vito electric van. The Vito is sold on this side of the Atlantic as the Metris. Photo: Mercedes-Benz Vans

Mercedes-Benz Vans has announced it set a new record for unit sales in 2017 and for the first time passed the 40,000-vehicles sold mark. The division also again gave a taste of what its next-generation Sprinter will offer.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Mercedes-Benz Vans

January 4, 2018 - Industry News

Truck Orders Hit 3-Month High in December

Heavy- and medium-duty truck orders are expected to total 58,800 units in December, hitting a 3-month high to end the year, according to early numbers from ACT Research.

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

January 2, 2018 - Industry News

Last Chance to Vote for Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Ballots will close soon for the 2018 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year. Now in its 11th year, the award is presented by Work Truck magazine. Vote today!

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

December 21, 2017 - Industry News

Nissan Prices 2018 Titan, Titan XD Pickups

Photo of the 2018 Titan XD courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan has set pricing for its 2018 pickup truck lineup that now includes five 1/2-ton Titan models, five Titan XD gasoline models, and five Titan XD diesel models.

Tags: Nissan, Pricing, Nissan Titan, Nissan Titan XD, Large Pickups, 2018

December 20, 2017 - Industry News

Dana Spicer Axles Offered on Kenworth T270 and T370

Kenworth T370 fuel tanker Photo: Kenworth

The medium-duty Kenworth T270 and T370 are now available with Dana Spicer S140 series single reduction, single-drive axles and the Bendix Wingman Fusion advanced driver assistance system.

Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, T270, T370, Bendix, Axles, Dana Spicer, ADAS, Vocational Trucks

December 18, 2017 - Industry News

2019 Silverado Airlifted Into Texas Speedway

Photo of 2019 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet revealed its 2019 Silverado by airlifting the large pickup into the Texas Motor Speedway on Dec. 14 for a select group of automotive publications that included Automotive Fleet.

Tags: Chevrolet Silverado, 2019-MY, Large Pickups, Chevrolet

December 14, 2017 - Industry News

Volvo Donates Trucks to Museum

Volvo Trucks has donated two cab cutaways and an operating highway tractor to the museum. (Photo courtesy of Volvo Trucks)

The Virginia Museum of Transportation formally took possession of donated items for its collection from Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley Plant, based in Dublin, Va., as part of the budding relationship between the two organizations.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Donations, Museums, Virginia Museum of Transportation

December 13, 2017 - Industry News

Pam Transport Sends Custom Trucks to Deliver Wreaths

Photo via Pam Transport

Pam Transport has sent four military-themed custom wrapped Peterbilt trucks to deliver wreaths to the Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

Tags: Veterans, Wreaths Across America, PAM Transport, Christmas

December 13, 2017 - Product News

Peterbilt Makes Rear Disc Brakes Standard on Model 579

Peterbilt Motors Company has announced that rear disc brakes are now available on its Model 579, completing the standardization of disc brakes for this truck.

Tags: Peterbilt, Brakes, Model 579, Air Disc Brakes, Class 7, Vocational Trucks

December 11, 2017 - Industry News

GM Moving Toward Carbon Fiber Pickup Beds

Photo of 2018 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

General Motors is considering carbon fiber for the beds of its next-generation Chevrolet and GMC pickup trucks to better compete with Ford's F-Series pickups and meet future fuel-economy standards.

Tags: Chevrolet Silverado, Carbon Fiber, General Motors, Lightweighting, Large Pickups

December 11, 2017 - Industry News

GM Enables Fuel Purchases From the Dashboard

Photo courtesy of GM.

Drivers of General Motors vehicles will be able to purchase Shell fuel and other products or services from their dashboard using a new digital platform known as GM Marketplace, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Connected Car, General Motors, Shell, Fuel Management, Mobility, ExxonMobil

December 5, 2017 - Industry News

Rainier Truck Targets 2018 Launch

Image courtesy of Rainier Truck & Chassis LLC

Rainier Truck & Chassis LLC announced that it is set to reboot sales and products with a target production launch of summer 2018 for its Class 4-5 and Class 6-7 truck models.

Tags: Cabovers, Rainier Truck

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