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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

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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

June 23, 2017 - Press Release

Piedmont Natural Gas Commits to NGVs

The second-annual event, nationally organized by NGVAmerica, the American Public Gas Association and The American Gas Association, showcases the growing use of natural gas as a transportation fuel.

Tags: Piedmont Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, NGVAmerica, CNG

June 23, 2017 - Press Release

Nissan Titan Named Official Truck of the Circuit of the Americas

The multi-year agreement includes prominent signage on the trucks and the track areas, along with display access at events. (Image: Nissan)

Nissan has been chosen as the Official Truck of the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) and will be supplying a number of Nissan TITAN and TITAN XD full-size pickups and other vehicles for track usage as safety vehicles, track maintenance, and track sweepers.

Tags: Nissan, Nissan Titan, Nissan Titan XD, Events

June 22, 2017 - Industry News

Acela Truck Company Offers Extreme-Duty Trucks

Photo courtesy of Acela Truck Company

The company resets Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTVs) from the U.S. Army to a near-zero-mile condition for use in oil and gas, mining, pipeline construction, and other commercial fleets.

Tags: Extreme Duty Trucks, Acela Truck Company, Military Trucks, Utility Fleets

June 15, 2017 - Industry News

Nissan Prices Titan King Cab Pickups

Photo of 2017 Titan King Cab courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan has begun selling Titan and Titan XD King Cab pickups for at least $33,745 and $34,755 respectively as the extended cab pickups complete a trio of cab configurations.

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

June 15, 2017 - Industry News

2018 Ford F-150 Engines Add Power, Efficiency

Photo of 2018 F-150 XL courtesy of Ford.

Ford is revamping its F-150 engine lineup for 2018 to offer a more efficient V-6 and more powerful V-8 in a lineup that will also include a diesel option for the first time, the company has announced.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Engines, Large Pickups

June 15, 2017 - Industry News

Nissan Offers 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

Photo of Rogue Sport courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan will offer fleet incentives for 16 of its 2018 model-year cars, trucks, and vans, including the new Rogue Sport subcompact SUV, the company has announced.

Tags: Nissan, Procurement, Fleet Incentives, 2018-MY, Nissan Rogue

June 14, 2017 - Industry News

Spartan Motors Opens Flexible Manufacturing Facility

Spartan Motors celebrates it's newest facility opening. (PHOTO: Spartan Motors)

Spartan Specialty Vehicles celebrated the grand opening of its new, flexible manufacturing facility in Charlotte, Mich. The ceremony featured a tour of the facility and the plant’s production of the 2018 Isuzu FTR Class 6 cabover.

Tags: Spartan Motors, Isuzu FTR, Spartan Specialty Vehicles, Vehicle Production

June 14, 2017 - Industry News

FCA Offers 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

Photo of Jeep Compass courtesy of FCA.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced 2018 model-year fleet incentives for its Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, and Ram brands.

Tags: Jeep, Fleet Incentives, Ram Truck, 2018-MY, FCA, Jeep Compass

June 13, 2017 - Industry News

GM Sets 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

Photo of Chevrolet Colorado courtesy of GM.

General Motors has announced fleet incentives for its 2018 model-year vehicles for the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC brands, which includes first-time fleet incentives for the Bolt EV and second-generation Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup.

Tags: Procurement, Fleet Incentives, General Motors, 2018-MY, Chevrolet, GMC

June 12, 2017 - Press Release

CURT Group Acquires UWS

CURT Group, distribution company of towing products and truck accessories, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire United Welding Services (UWS) from Thule, Inc.

Tags: Towing, Mergers & Acquisitions, Work Truck Accessories, CURT Group, Thule, UWS

June 12, 2017 - Industry News

Isuzu Produces 40,000th Gasoline N-Series

The 40,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck has been produced at the Spartan Motors, Inc. facility in Charlotte, Mich., on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America)

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of low-cab-forward trucks, announced that the 40,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck has been produced at the Spartan Motors, Inc. facility in Charlotte, Mich.

Tags: Isuzu N-Series, Milestones, Gasoline Engines, Cabovers, Isuzu

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